How to keep your social media savvy, while getting noticed online
A lot of people are still looking for ways to make their online presence more impactful than ever before.
And there are plenty of new ways to do so, from creating your own social media profiles and influencers to creating a “follow me” section in your newsfeed.
But some experts say it can be tough to find the right tool.
“If you’re looking for a simple tool that’s easy to use, it’s not a good tool to start with,” said John Gazzaniga, author of “The Next Big Thing: How Social Media Can Change Your World.”
“The best tools will give you more power, but if you don’t have the skills and know-how to create the tools that are right for you, then you can end up losing money.”
One tool that could help you find success with your new-found social media reach is a simple email list.
“It can be as simple as sending an email to yourself, or creating a list of people you think you should follow,” said Paul Capps, CEO of Pivotal Social.
“But there’s a whole host of options.”
Start with a simple message and add some people to it to make it more appealing to people who are more active.
And be sure to include at least a few people in your list, so people who aren’t active enough on the list to make a difference will not get in your way.
“A great list will have a lot of contact information for those who have been a part of your list,” Capps said.
“And you can even add them to your contact list by emailing them.”
For some people, creating a new list can be a challenge.
“When you’re building a list for yourself, you may be asking yourself, ‘What’s the point?’,” said Capps.
“People have different ways of doing things and I think the best thing is to try and make the most of the people you’re trying to reach.”
But if you are starting a new company and don’t know what to look for, you might consider building a social media strategy.
“I’m not sure there’s any simple strategy that can be 100 percent successful,” Cabbas said.
“[A list of influencers] is one option you can look at, but it’s hard to get a lot done with a list with 100 people.”
Here are five social media tips that can help you get noticed online, regardless of whether you are new to it or have already established yourself in the industry.
Follow someone You can follow anyone in your network, but you can’t be a follower for everyone.
If you don�t like the people in the same industry, make a conscious effort to avoid them.
That includes keeping an eye out for other influencers, such as bloggers and photographers. “You don�ts get the most exposure if you follow the people who you feel are going to be your next-door neighbors,” said Jody Wilson, a marketing expert and author of the blog “Your Marketing Revolution.”
“You also can�t be someone who follows people who have more of a similar experience to yours.”
You can try and follow influencers who are doing something unique, like launching a brand or sharing an interesting story, but remember that you don �t need to be someone they have to follow,” she said.
Create your own list of followers The best way to keep up with the people that are most relevant to you is to create a list.
It can be simple, like an email you sent to yourself that has at least 10 people in it.
If your list is really short, or it’s just a few pages long, you can create a new email and then add more people to that list. “
This is the most effective way to get your followers to respond,” Wilson said.
If your list is really short, or it’s just a few pages long, you can create a new email and then add more people to that list.
You can then follow those people and send out a follow-up email that is a little shorter, so that they don�re all following you.
“By making a list, you give them a little bit more control over what you do and when you do it,” Wilson added.
“That way you don��t have to put in the time and effort to get people to follow you.”
Create a personal Facebook page You can create your own Facebook page to showcase your work and your social networking abilities, but creating a personal page is not the easiest thing to do.
It�s not hard to find influencers and bloggers who are looking for new ways of getting in front of your audience.
“The more you use your profile, the more you get people talking about you,” said B.K. Chopra, founder of Chopra Social, which has a personal following of more than 30,000 people.
“To get more exposure, you need to get more likes on your profile.”
So, while it is nice to