I hope you enjoy this edition of the Strictly Social Media Update. There’s a super post by Mike Stelzner on how to build trust online. This is such an important issue and his advice is always stellar. Also check out the post on Instagram captions. I think you’ll find it surprising. Finally, enjoy the post on Facebook groups. If you haven’t yet started a group, do so soon!
Strictly Social Media
3 Evolving Social Media Trends to Embrace in 2020 from Social Media Today: Stories will be increasingly important in the coming months. Also, personalize your updates as much as you can and incorporate aspects of alternative reality. That’s the future, folks!
How to Earn the Trust of Others: 2 Principles by Michael Stelzner: Michael Stelzner is a genius. He’s the founder of Social Media Examiner and his videos are short, insightful, and to the point. This is an excellent example.
Strictly Social Media – Instagram
What is the Best Instagram Caption Length in 2020? by Later: This post surprised me. Apparently, long captions are a hit on Instagram. According to Later, “… by 2020, our feeds will be filled with an average caption length of 405 characters — which averages out to be 65-70 words!” Read the post to learn more.
How to Get More Instagram Likes on Your Posts from SproutSocial: These tips will get you more likes. The author’s first suggestion is to find inspiration in the Instagram accounts of influencers and others who garner a lot of attention. Study their images, captions, and hashtags. Then try to replicate what you learn and apply it to your niche.
Facebook Group marketing: how to build your community by Brent Barnhart: The trend now on Facebook conveying your messages through private messaging and groups. Groups are super important. So read this post by Bren Barnhart to learn how to make your group successful.
How To Keep Your Blog Looking Fresh: Follow These Simple Graphic Design Trends from Blogging Wizard’s blog and by Alice Corner: Having a well-designed blog with great content are necessary to attract readers and keep your blog readers coming back. This post has some good tips.
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