Free Tools for Startups to Boost Social Media Presence

Webbiquity SMM

While it’s almost unheard of for businesses to completely ignore social media these days, startups have to be especially mindful of its advantages and uses. Here are some unique tools to help boost the social media presence of your startup. Guest post by Nick Rojas.

10 Reasons to Work for a Startup [#whyworkforstartup]

The Marketing Blog

The channel was ‘Twitter’ and to participate you had to answer the reasons for working in a startup. The hashtag was rightly so #whyworkforstartup. Check out the entire twitter stream on search.twitter.com and do share your reasons for working in a startup.

5 Social Media Marketing Tips for Scaling Startups

Buzzlogix

While large operations have the luxury of being able to dedicate entire teams to their social media marketing campaigns, startups simply do not have that option. Building and maintaining a social media presence is vital for businesses of all sizes, but for startups looking to draw attention, it can be a game changer. Among the most common time drains for most startups trying to build a social media presence is sourcing enough content.

Social Media News Ticker: Instagram Launches Bolt, Foursquare Debuts New Logo, Facebook Drops Gifts

The Realtime Report

Twitter testing easier-to-use hashtags – Twitter is testing a feature that will better organize hashtags; it adds an expanded label to some hashtag searches, giving the hashtags “ a sense of legitimacy and order as related to a certain event or subject” (The Wall Street Journal).

Herding Comments In The Digital Wind

Twist Image

Hashtagging the content won''t do it, so what will? I smell the start of a wonderful startup idea here. hashtag. startup. blogcommentspam blogcomments brand broadcasting chrisbrogan commenting comments community content contentcreator digitalconnections disqus engagement facebook google googleplus hashtag klout onlinepublishing onlinesocialnetwork podcast publishing socialmedia spam startup technology twitter youtube

Effectively Recruiting Top Performing Employees through Social Media

SocMed Sean

Today’s guest post comes from Eric Czerwonka , an entrepreneur and co-founder of Buddy Punch , a software company founded in 2013 that provides time tracking solutions for startups, companies with employees, as well as anyone with a remote team to manage. Homing in on Hashtags.

5 Simple Ways Small Businesses Can Ace Social Listening in 2019

Waxing UnLyrical

You want to hear in real time every time your brand, tracked keywords or hashtags are mentioned or used. Google Alerts is free and easy to set up as shown below: You should also listen for competitors and top performing keywords or hashtags in your industry. Guest Post by Amos Onwukwe.

The 32 Best Twitter Marketing Tools

Webbiquity SMM

A powerful multi-purpose Twitter tool that enables you to monitor your personal/brand mentions, retweets, relevant keywords, and hashtags; track competitor mentions and compare performance; switch between multiple Twitter accounts; and report on results. It’s not nonsense hashtags.

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When It Comes To Social Media, We’re Linking About You

Firebelly

The Beginner’s Guide to the Hashtag. The hashtag is no longer a social media phenomenon used just in the Twitterverse. Using GIFs, memes,and text, Buzzfeed explains how venture capitalist firms court startups they believe are the next big thing in social media.

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How to Leverage Social Media to Maximize Your CSR Efforts

SocialFish

Whole companies grow from bootstrap startups to multi-million dollars companies using an almost entire social media strategy. Using a Twitter hashtag campaign, they managed to generate millions of impressions, and raise thousands of dollars in the process.

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How the LinkedIn Algorithm Works And How to Make it Work for You

Hootsuite

For this reason, the LinkedIn algorithm measures a post’s affinity to someone’s interests based on the groups they’re in, and the hashtags, people, and pages they follow. Tag relevant companies and members, use keywords strategically, and include relevant hashtags.

9 Ways to Increase Instagram Engagement in 2019

Later

Instagram engagement is no longer just likes and comments, it also includes engagement from your stories, people following your brand hashtag, IGTV views, and more. You can also use Later’s Saved Captions feature to keep track of your frequently used hashtags and captions!

Essential viral marketing tools

Socialmedia.biz

Also see: 10 rules of branding for your startup or small biz. hot will help you find the day’s most widely used hashtags (yes, hashtags go viral, too). Hillary Clinton’s “Between 2 Ferns” interview got 9.2

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Holiday Social: The Gap Gives Away 1 Million Holiday Postcards to Facebook Fans

The Realtime Report

The Gap is the first brand to use startup Sincerely’s new “brand-centric service” Postagram Direct, which launched last week.

How to Get (Real!) Followers on Social Media in 2019

Buffer Social

Always use hashtags whenever possible on social posts. To make the most of this tip, pick and choose from high-volume hashtags. Tools like Keyhole and Hashtagify will reveal the popularity of certain hashtags across platforms like Instagram and Twitter.

How to be Twitterific – 39 Expert Twitter Guides and Tips

Webbiquity SMM

A to Z of Bite-Size Twitter Tips For Business Startups by Social Success. ** 5 STARS. She walks through choosing your subject matter, using hashtags, finding industry experts, and growing a following (for example, by attending relevant tweet chats).

How to Leverage Social Media to Maximize Your CSR Efforts

SocialFish

Whole companies grow from bootstrap startups to multi-million dollars companies using an almost entire social media strategy. Using a Twitter hashtag campaign, they managed to generate millions of impressions, and raise thousands of dollars in the process.

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9 Free Ways to Market Your Business on Instagram

Later

As a small business or startup, we know you’re super proud of your products and services. Let them know about your struggles as a startup and some of your proudest moments to date. #2: Free Instagram Marketing Tip #3: Use Branded Community Hashtags to Stand Out.

gazeMetrix: Monitor Your Visual Brand Mentions Based on Image Recognition

Mindjumpers

Startup company gazeMetrix opens up for an entirely new way of monitoring online conversations. Yet, this has been impossible for brands to track unless the photo is accompanied by a @mention or a #hashtag. Monitoring brand mentions, share of voice, sentiment etc.

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How to Leverage Social Media to Maximize Your CSR Efforts

SocialFish

Whole companies grow from bootstrap startups to multi-million dollars companies using an almost entire social media strategy. Using a Twitter hashtag campaign, they managed to generate millions of impressions, and raise thousands of dollars in the process.

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Why Tech Companies Must Be Careful About Change

Convince & Convert

Technology: Twitter’s Lucky Charms. It is the end of an era over on Twitter, as starring your favorite tweets is no longer a thing. Joining the ranks of both Instagram and Facebook, ❤️s have taken the place of ⭐️s, and tapping a heart now indicates a “Like.”

Twitter for Business – How to Develop Your Strategy, Plan, and Persona That Delivers Results

Pam Moore

This is the first of a series of episodes of the Social Zoom Factor podcast that I will be digging into the details of how business leaders in organizations of all sizes, from startups to large corporations can achieve a positive ROI and zoom both life and business utilizing Twitter for business.

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8 New Ways to Get More Instagram Followers in 2019

Later

In fact, businesses of every size, from startups to super-brands, are curating their feeds to appeal to new followers. Tip #2: Get More Instagram Followers by Using Hashtags and Location Tags in Your Instagram Stories.

23 Outstanding Social Media Marketing Guides

Webbiquity SMM

To help, J-P De Clerck looks at several strategic content marketing frameworks, including the seven “building blocks” framework from Joe Pulizzi and Robert Rose and the 4-step content marketing framework for startups from Lee Odden.

9 Powerful Time-Saving Tips to Help Grow Your Brand on Instagram

Buffer Social

A study by marketing startup, Crowdtap, and the global research company, Ipsos, found that user-generated content is 35 percent more memorable and 50 percent more trusted than traditional and non-user-generated media. Prepare commonly used hashtags in an Evernote note.

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How to Boost eCommerce Sales with Instagram

Convince & Convert

Whether you are a startup or an established brand looking to penetrate deeper into the market, attract more people to buy your products or services, and build a strong brand value, Instagram is the solution to convert passive shoppers into active customers. Hashtag Selling.

How We Grew Our Instagram Followers by 60% with User Generated Content

Buffer Social

According to research from marketing startup Crowdtap and the global research company Ipsos , Millennials and other generations trust UGC 50% more than other types of media. Hashtags and Contests with Giveaways. Share using the hashtag #birchbox.

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Online & mobile disaster relief efforts for Japan

SocialFish

I scoured my Reader and fired off a few links (including some about social networks and tech companies and startups); and it seemed like a good idea to repost them here with a couple of additional ones I’ve seen since.

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Content Marketing Isn’t Always About Content Creation

SocialFish

A few years ago, we conceived a similar approach to developing content for early cause marketing campaigns, independent film releases, and startup social media programs. This post is by Rich Becker and originally appeared on Words. Concepts. Strategies. It is reposted here with permission.

Business Wisdom from Airbnb to Zappos = Humanize #Lessons2013

SocialFish

Eric Ries, Author, The Lean Startup. As startup founders, we often wait for things to stop changing. Use the #lessons2013 hashtag to join this conversation.

How to use big data to find sponsors for your podcast and blog

Convince & Convert

Other interesting facts I learned about my audience on Twitter: They are a relatively happy bunch, as this analysis of their emoji usage shows: According to their hashtag usage, their interests are mostly homogenous, and inline with what I talk about on this blog, on my podcasts, and on Twitter.

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How to Improve Your Social Media Marketing Plan With 13 Growth Hacks

Convince & Convert

Startups are notorious for maximizing everything they have to grow their businesses. That means the founders are also the marketers, the SaaS developers are also building the startup’s website and blog, and an office manager basically becomes the vice president of miscellaneous things.

3 Simple Tactics for Using Twitter as a Traction Channel

Convince & Convert

Do I know who my ideal customer is (especially what hashtags they might use to identify themselves)? I only send this blog post (called “Startup Advice”) to people that have “#Startup” in their bio. I also follow a lot of people with “#Startup” in their bio.

22 Expert Guides and Reviews of 200+ Social Media Tools

Webbiquity SMM

6 Free Social Media Tools for Startups to Build a Strong Social Media Presence by Duct Tape Marketing. You can also search for specified hashtags on several social networking systems, including Google+ and Vine.”

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Introducing Instagram Reposting by Buffer: Never Run Out of Amazing Content

Buffer Social

According to research from marketing startup Crowdtap and the global research company Ipsos , millennials and other generations trust UGC 50% more than other types of media. Monitor brand mentions, tags, and hashtags. At Buffer, we also use a few branded hashtags on Instagram.

Do Twitter Ads Really Work? A Surprising Experiment: 17.2 Million Views From a Single Twitter Thread

Buffer Social

His first post — How NOT following my dreams enabled me to build a startup with 3.2 million users — was published in a popular Medium Publication, The Startup, and reached over +50K pageviews almost overnight. As the New Year approaches, many of us find ourselves in a reflective mood.

The 21 Best Content Curation Tools

Webbiquity SMM

You can use Tint on a TV monitor to display the event’s official Facebook feed, the speaker’s Twitter feed, a sponsor’s Instagram photos, or even tweets/photos your attendees are sharing via hashtags that you specify.” — Inspire to Thrive. Marketing Insider Group (Startup).

8 Professional Speaker Tips to Ignite Trifecta Success for Audience, Event Hosts and YOU!

Pam Moore

Prior to starting my own training and consulting agency, I spent 15+ years in corporate America working in startups to enterprise brands and focused mostly on enterprise technology, software, hardware and services. What hashtags are the attendees, sponsors and event organizers using?

Professional Keynote Speaker Tips for the Magic Trifecta Success with Your Audience, the Event and YOU!

Pam Moore

Prior to starting my own training and consulting agency, I spent 15+ years in corporate America working in startups to enterprise brands and focused mostly on enterprise technology, software, hardware and services. What hashtags are the attendees, sponsors and event organizers using?

How to Use Social Media to Future-Proof Your Business

Rebekah Radice

Start using those hashtags in your posts, and give people a chance to find and connect with you. As a startup or small business, ensuring that the wave of online change doesn’t pull you under is more important than ever. The online world is changing at a rapid pace.