After 9 years of teaching entrepreneurs to use social media to grow their businesses, I can honestly say the thing I am asked most is "What is a hashtag?" People who are new to Twitter or Instagram look at the seemingly complex combination of characters, abbreviations and words and [...]
Have you rushed out to buy your first bag of #stormchips yet? No, I mean the real #stormchips from Covered Bridge Potato Company. Yes, #stormchips are a real product now. Amazing things come from listening to people on social media. Get inspired by this one example.
Hashtags on Twitter and Instagram are similar, but different. While they are generally used in the same way, Instagram has its own genre of hashtags that won't work on Twitter. Read on to see the similarities and differences.
When I returned from the conference I shared a lot of my new Instagram knowledge with my sister, Shari Tucker, who is a travelling photographer and travel agent. Just hearing what she does you know she is the perfect candidate for a rockin' Instagram account, don't you? I told [...]
While I watched the game, and flipped through the US commercials online, I was also following the #SB48 discussions on Twitter, through a real-time stream in my Hootsuite dashboard--this is one of the reasons I love Hootsuite. Every once in a while, a brand tweet would break the monotony [...]
We understand that starting out on a new social network can be daunting, especially Twitter. Over the past few years we've written a few posts to help you learn the ropes; Like how to choose your Twitter handle and who you should follow, talking to people, hashtags and more! [...]
It’s commonplace now for conferences and awards shows to be “live tweeted” by attendees and for that activity to be encouraged by the organizers. Sure it’s fun for those of us stuck at home to follow along as friends and colleagues win awards or heckle a speaker, or maybe [...]
If you've had the chance to attend any of my social media workshops, or hear me speak, or probably any other social media expert, you'll likely have heard me say you cannot be successful on Twitter by following a handful of people. To use Twitter for business purposes, you'll [...]
Last week I provided some tips on how to organize your social media dashboard, in my case, Hootsuite. This week I explain how to use the search function to find content relevant to your business.