There is no good way to coyly contact businesses on Instagram. If you write a comment in a post, everybody can see it. And do you really want to be known as the woman who ordered a bunny potty cake? Moreover, since the business doesn’t follow you, it doesn’t get alerts if you send a direct message—and so your attempt will likely end up in the dreaded “pending” folder.
Time to update your bio, Instagram users.
The Facebook-owned social network just announced that you can now add working links to hashtags and other accounts in your bio. To try it out, hit the Edit Profile button, go to the Bio section, and start typing what want to link, starting with the # symbol for a hashtag or @ for a profile.
Procrastination has been around since the start of modern civilization.
Historical figures like Herodotus, Leonardo Da Vinci, Pablo Picasso, Benjamin Franklin, Eleanor Roosevelt, and hundreds of others have talked about how procrastination is the enemy of results.
Instagram’s feed will now show users recommended posts – a change that earlier this month was spotted while in testing, and has since quietly gone live. The feature, described here in the company’s Help documentation, will suggest posts for you based on those that have been liked by other accounts you follow.
A lot of crap gets shared on Facebook, but coming soon the volume may be a little less after Facebook made a move to penalize content that shamelessly begs people for engagement. The social network giant said today that it will penalize Page owners and people who resort to “engagement bait,” which means posts that encourage users to like, comment or tag people in the comments section in order to gain wider visibility of their content.
Social media is a fantastic tool for small businesses– it provides reach, scale, and immediate engagement. But as Adam Zuchetti explains in this MyBusiness article, it’s important to have control of your online presence. Social media is just one component of a digital strategy. Are you relying too heavily on third party social networks? Confused about digital marketing? That’s where Rewardle can help. Get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.
Imagine a world where a consumer has an ongoing daily engagement with their insurance brand. Where insurance is a value add service that offers more than just protection against an unwelcome event. Where the insurance brand is discussed openly, positively and frequently in the office, at the pub, in the coffee shop (sic!).
WhatsApp is gearing up to finally monetize its messaging app by charging large enterprise businesses for tools to better communicate with customers. WhatsApp will also offer a free app to small-to-medium sized businesses, though it hasn’t outlined the specific functionality of the app. The enterprise solution will allow global companies “to provide customers with useful notifications like flight times, delivery confirmations, and other updates”.