Social media help

These articles will help you get the most out of your social media channels.

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144 articles in this collection
Written by Erin Barrett, Emerson Osmond, Polly and 8 others
Get started with social media

How to create winning social media strategies using Maybe*

This Guide takes you through, step by step, on how to use Maybe* to create a winning social media strategy
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Written by Polly
Updated over a week ago

Choosing the best platform for your business

Choose the right social media platform that suits your business.
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Written by Hannah McKernon
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How to get started with Google My Business for your business

Step by step guide to get your business set up on Google
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Written by Steff Parker
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How frequently should you post on social media?

Knowing what good looks like and learning from others who get it right can help you get off to a flying start on social media.
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Written by Hannah McKernon
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Show off your independence

People deal with people, so love independent retailers - showcase the great things you offer to your shoppers via social
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Written by Hannah McKernon
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Can you post too much?

Do you ever worry that posting too much would be spamming your followers? Or are you worried you’re not posting enough.
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Written by Polly
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Here’s how to stay relevant

Post a mix of content to keep your channels fresh.
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Written by Hannah McKernon
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Social Media for the Time Starved Business Owner

Here we will talk about key actions you can make to help your social media channels thrive, even if you have limited time.
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Written by Hannah McKernon
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Testing your social media content

Testing is important because people will react differently to a post depending on the messaging, so you can learn what works best.
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Written by Hannah McKernon
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Share your knowledge

You know your business better than anyone
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Written by Kate Whittington
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Sometimes less is more

Here's how you can get the length of your posts right on social, so they have maximum impact.
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Written by Hannah McKernon
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Should you be using emojis in your posts?

Learn when it's best to break out the emojis in your social media posts
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Written by Francesca Williams
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Five benefits of using social media

If you're unclear on the benefits of using social media, here's a break down of why it's so important.
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Written by Hannah McKernon
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Does it matter WHEN you post to Twitter?

Timing plays a big factor in people being able to see your Tweets
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Written by Francesca Williams
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Here's why social media is important to your customers

How to offer a fully rounded customer service experience using social media
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Written by Francesca Williams
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Why are photos are essential on social?

Make your posts more eye-catching and shareable by including photos
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Written by Francesca Williams
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How to use Buffer

A breakdown of what a Buffer queue is and how to use it
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Written by Hannah McKernon
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Get involved locally

Small businesses can work well together to help promote each other
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Written by Kate Whittington
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How do I create a Buffer account?

A step by step guide to creating your own Buffer account.
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Written by Francesca Williams
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Share what you know

Share your valued business expertise using your social media channels
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Written by Francesca Williams
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What’s old is new again

Keep your Twitter feed going by utilising repeatable, evergreen content
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Written by Francesca Williams
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Responding to your customers on social

It's best practice to respond to all comments and queries on your social channels
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Written by Kate Whittington
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Using questions to start a conversation

Did you know that asking questions lead to better engagement?
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Written by Kate Whittington
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How to get your business on Google Maps

Make it easy for people to find you online and offline
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Written by Francesca Williams
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A guide to taking photos for Instagram and Facebook

Are you wondering how to take the perfect photo for your social channels? Here's our 4-step guide to social media photography
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Written by Francesca Williams
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Get better on social media

Choosing the right social media KPIs

How to choose the right social media KPIs to measure for your business.
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Written by Hannah McKernon
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Running a competition on social

How to run a competition on social media.
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Written by Stephanie Ramsdale
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How to target posts organically

Tips about targeting posts organically on social media without paid ads.
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Written by Hannah McKernon
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How to turn Brand Awareness into Acquisition

Why would your followers want to buy from your business?
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Written by Hannah McKernon
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Keeping your personal profile and business page separate on Facebook

How do I make sure I am commenting as my business and not as my personal page on Facebook?
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Written by Kate Whittington
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Ever heard of ‘FOMO’?

Have you heard of 'Fear of missing out'?
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Written by Stephanie Ramsdale
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Who’s your tribe?

Who are your people? What are your customers interested in?
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Written by Stephanie Ramsdale
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It’s about relationships, not followers

Focusing on building relationships online helps to build an effective, loyal social media community for your brand
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Written by Hannah McKernon
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Invite your audience for an exclusive peek behind the scenes

Give your customers a more personal experience.
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Written by Hannah McKernon
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What’s your story?

People would rather learn about a business through an article than an ad.
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Written by Hannah McKernon
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How to make the most of UGC

User-generated content is the most organic content you can have
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Written by Stephanie Ramsdale
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How to build an active community on social media

A few simple tips to help build an active community online
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Written by Hannah McKernon
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The power of testimonials

Testimonials are an authentic, effective way to convert followers to paying customers
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Written by Hannah McKernon
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The top ten ways to grow your followers

It's important to keep building your follower base
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Written by Hannah McKernon
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Are you in a social media rut?

Read this is you're in need of some inspiration for your social media posts.
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Written by Hannah McKernon
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Building a successful online community for your brand

Don’t mistake digital for e-commerce. Digital influence is about conversation and engaging with customers online.
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Written by Hannah McKernon
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How to build relationships with other businesses online

Getting started with engagement
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Written by Kate Whittington
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Let your customers share in your success

Bring your customers closer to your business with a personal touch.
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Written by Francesca Williams
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Review where you’re at on social

Why is it so important to review your social media accounts?
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Written by Hannah McKernon
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Lights, camera, action!

Use engaging videos to grab attention.
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Written by Francesca Williams
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Here’s a simple and effective social media campaign

Our 5 step guide to running a social media campaign
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Written by Kate Whittington
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How to leverage your team

Utilise your network as brand ambassadors.
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Written by Francesca Williams
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Increase your engagement using A, E, I, O, U

Find out how this system can increase your social media engagement
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Written by Hannah McKernon
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Ask people to come to your store

Reach out to your online shoppers
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Written by Kate Whittington
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Remember the company you keep

Think of your posts in context on your customers' feed
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Written by Kate Whittington
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Who do you admire on social?

How to build relationships with influencers to boost your business
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Written by Francesca Williams
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How to make your business more ‘human’

Building trust for your brand
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Written by Hannah McKernon
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Asking your customers to share their purchases

Widen your audience by asking your customers to share their latest purchases on their own channels
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Written by Francesca Williams
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Psst here’s your exclusive…

Offer incentives to keep your followers hooked.
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Written by Francesca Williams
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How to increase engagement on your social media posts

Here's how to increase your engagement.
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Written by Hannah McKernon
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Working with influencers

How to build relationships with social media influencers
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Written by Hannah McKernon
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How to make your social media posts more shareable

Here's how to encourage people to share your social media posts.
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Written by Jess
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So, what’s new?

Social media is great for showcasing what’s new in your store.
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Written by Francesca Williams
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Using key dates of the year in your content

How to leverage a key time of year for retailers, using social media
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Written by Francesca Williams
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Get started with Facebook

How to set up a Facebook Business Page

Getting your Facebook business page set up!
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Written by Fiona Beckett
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How to set your Facebook business username

Having a vanity URL or business username on Facebook makes it easier for people to find you and your content.
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Written by Fiona Beckett
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How to create your first post on Facebook

We take you through how to do your first post on Facebook.
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Written by Francesca Williams
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Spark a conversation

How to spark a conversation on Facebook and drive engagement
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Written by Hannah McKernon
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How to maintain a presence on Facebook and engage with your followers

Keeping your company visible on Facebook
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Written by Hannah McKernon
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How to share a post on Facebook

Share posts by others on Facebook to improve visibility and support fellow businesses
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Written by Francesca Williams
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How to create some action on Facebook

Customise the 'call to action' button on your Facebook page to maximise engagement
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Written by Francesca Williams
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Five ways to increase your Facebook engagement

Engagement on Facebook is key to your organic reach - here's 5 ideas for you
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Written by Hannah McKernon
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Do you have a vanity URL?

A Facebook vanity URL is an easy way to help your customers find you and your content.
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Written by Hannah McKernon
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How to give or remove admin rights in Facebook

Adding or removing admin rights to your Facebook account is simple.
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Written by Fiona Beckett
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How to schedule your posts on Facebook

Did you know you don’t have to post your content immediately to your Facebook Page? Use Creator Studio to schedule ahead of time.
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Written by Hannah McKernon
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How do I connect my Instagram and Facebook accounts to each other?

How to connect your Instagram profile to your Maybe* account
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Written by Fiona Beckett
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What is Facebook Messenger?

A definition of Facebook Messenger: what it is, how it works, and why it's important
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Written by Erin Barrett
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Get started with Twitter

How to engage on Twitter

Everything you need to know about liking, sharing and commenting on Twitter.
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Written by Tash James
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How to set up a business Twitter account

Setting up a Twitter account is easy and will take less than two minutes. So, let’s get started.
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Written by Kate Whittington
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Why your Twitter bio matters

Make the most of your bio to attract new followers.
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Written by Hannah McKernon
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Twitter best practices

The easiest do’s and don'ts for Twitter
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Written by Kate Whittington
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Is Twitter the right channel for my business?

You need to choose which social media platforms to use but how do you decide if Twitter is right for your business?
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Written by Hannah McKernon
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How and what to post on Twitter

How to post on Twitter and a three-step guide to posting the right kind of content to earn you new followers and great engagement.
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Written by Hannah McKernon
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How to provide customer service using Twitter

Use your Twitter profile to meet your customer service needs.
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Written by Hannah McKernon
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How to reach your local customers

Leverage the power of Twitter to reach locals.
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Written by Hannah McKernon
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Get your ratio right

One way that people judge a Twitter account as being worth following is by their ratio, do you know if yours is right?
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Written by Francesca Williams
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Use obvious hashtags on Twitter

Adding a hashtag to your tweet can get it seen by hundreds more people
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Written by Kate Whittington
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What is a hashtag (#) and why is it important?

What hashtags are used for and how you can use them in your tweets and posts.
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Written by Hannah McKernon
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How to 'pin' a tweet

Pinning a tweet lets you showcase your best content on Twitter.
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Written by Stephanie Ramsdale
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Thank your followers with likes on Twitter

Spread the love like wildfire and boost your engagement.
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Written by Hannah McKernon
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Get better on Twitter

Dust off your Twitter account

How to update and refresh your Twitter account
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Written by Hannah McKernon
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How to be create your own 'newsroom' on social media

Create a newsroom and be a thought leader in your sector, by building a list of organisations to find content to share and boost engagement
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Written by Hannah McKernon
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Get more engagement by using images on Twitter

Using images in your tweets helps make your posts more eye-catching and boosts your engagement.
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Written by Francesca Williams
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Turn a negative tweet into a positive

Don't despair if you receive a negative tweet.
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Written by Hannah McKernon
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Show off your lighter side with GIFs

Did you know that funny tweets are among the most retweeted? Here's how to add a bit of fun to a tweet, with GIFs.
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Written by Kate Whittington
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Get more out of every tweet

How to ensure that you get the most mileage out of your Twitter efforts by tagging relevant people
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Written by Francesca Williams
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“But I don’t know what to tweet!”

Hit a creative block? Not sure what to post on Twitter? The answer is here.
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Written by Kate Whittington
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Here are the changes you need to know about Twitter

Keeping up to date on social media rules
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Written by Hannah McKernon
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Join the chat

Use Twitter chats to grow your following
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Written by Hannah McKernon
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Are you following Twitter etiquette?

Here’s the lowdown on basic Twitter etiquette.
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Written by Kate Whittington
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How to increase your Twitter following

A step-by-step guide for increasing the size of your Twitter audience.
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Written by Hannah McKernon
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How to build relationships on Twitter

Social media is all about building relationships
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Written by Hannah McKernon
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Get started with Instagram

How to engage on Instagram

See how you can quickly and easily engage on Instagram to improve your results.
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Written by Tash James
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Quick Instagram tips

Get the most out of Instagram with these quick and easy tips
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Written by Stephanie Ramsdale
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How to set up a business Instagram account

A simple guide to setting up your business Instagram account
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Written by Stephanie Ramsdale
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How to create the best Instagram bio

Make the most of your bio with these easy tips.
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Written by Stephanie Ramsdale
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How to create your first post on Instagram

Have you set up a business Instagram account, and don’t know where to start? Here’s a step by step guide to posting on your grid...
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Written by Francesca Williams
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How to create an Instagram story

How to create engaging Instagram stories that your followers will love.
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Written by Hannah McKernon
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How to share a post on Instagram

Learn how to share posts on Instagram, and in turn boost your visibility on the platform
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Written by Francesca Williams
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Instagram Stories - Create mode

Instagram Stories is regularly releasing new features. Here we take you through 'Create' mode
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Written by Kate Whittington
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How often should you post to Instagram?

Wondering how often you should be posting to Instagram? Here's a quick rundown on planning your posts
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Written by Francesca Williams
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What is the difference between a personal and a business Instagram account?

The benefits of a business Instagram account explained.
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Written by Stephanie Ramsdale
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How to write a great Instagram caption

Unsure what to post next to a photo on Instagram? Here are a few tips to help you out.
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What does your Instagram bio say about your business?

It’s time for your brand personality to shine through
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Written by Kate Whittington
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Here’s how to make the most of Instagram

How to get your posts seen more consistently on Instagram
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Written by Hannah McKernon
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Inspire on Instagram

How to quickly reshare great content on Instagram, and encourage your followers to do the same.
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Written by Hannah McKernon
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Making your Instagram shoppable

How to make your Instagram posts shoppable
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Written by Hannah McKernon
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How to get your posts seen on Instagram

Get your Instagram posts the attention they deserve
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Written by Francesca Williams
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How to use hashtags on Instagram

Here’s a quick guide to making the most out of hashtags.
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Written by Jess
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Show your products in context on Instagram

Instagram is an opportunity to showcase your products in real-world ways
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Written by Kate Whittington
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Get better on Instagram

How to increase your Instagram following

A how-to guide for growing your audience on Instagram.
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Written by Hannah McKernon
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How to boost a post on Instagram

How to promote a post on Instagram to reach your local audience
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Written by Kate Whittington
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Spruce up your Instagram

How to spruce up your Instagram profile
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Written by Hannah McKernon
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Using Instagram Live to boost your business

How to use Instagram Live and why it can have a huge impact on your business' visibility
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Written by Francesca Williams
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What is IGTV?

Working out how IGTV could work for your brand
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Written by Hannah McKernon
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Time to show off your products on Instagram

Leverage Instagram as your shop window
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Written by Hannah McKernon
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How to get more Instagram engagement

Get more engagement by posting quality content and being responsive on Instagram - start conversations and keep them going.
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Written by Hannah McKernon
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Here’s how to get your products discovered on Instagram

How do you use Instagram to get your products discovered?
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Written by Hannah McKernon
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How to master Instagram Stories

Reach thousands of new customers with the power of Instagram Stories.
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Written by Francesca Williams
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How to get your posts seen on Instagram

Here's how to ensure your great photos are being seen by as many people as possible.
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Written by Hannah McKernon
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