Instagram, the photo-sharing app that debuted in 2010, which Facebook acquired in 2012, currently boasts more than 500 million users. Its popularity has caught the attention of more than 200,000 businesses, which are successfully using the social media app as part of their marketing strategy. Here are seven ways you can optimize Instagram to gain new followers and market your business on this ever-growing, image-sharing network.
Abuse and harassment on social media is a very real, and very challenging issue. The problem was highlighted once again recently when actor Leslie Jones announced that she was quitting Twitter in response to repeated personal attacks – the surrounding discussion of which lead to the permanent banning of Brietbart blogger Milo Yiannopoulos from the platform. Twitter, for their part, have made tackling anti-social behavior a key element of their re-invigoration strategy, but as has been underlined by this and many similar cases, it’s difficult to host an open, social network, where you’re giving everyone a platform to share their voice, and ensure that everyone plays nice.
Although there isn’t much talk about Pinterest these days, it doesn’t mean you should ignore it. It’s actually one of the highest converting social sites on the web… especially for e-commerce related products. But how do you get started on Pinterest? Well, to get you off and running, Neal Patel from QuickSprout created this infographic that breaks down how to get your first 1,000 followers on Pinterest.