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09/30/15

How to Encourage Fan Engagement on Instagram

In September, Instagram passed 400 million active users. While this may not compare to Facebook’s 1.5 billion active users, it should be heartening to brands considering that Instagram is the clear leader in consumer engagement. Part of that is due to the fact that, unlike Facebook, there is no algorithm that controls what posts get seen.

In fact, a social analytics company named Shareablee found that consumer actions for US brand pages on Instagram rose by 108% in one year; in comparison, they jumped 32% on Twitter and 27% on Facebook.

If you’re not seeing significant growth in likes, comments, and follows, however, we have some tips to get your Instagram off the ground!

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09/29/15

Soldsie Digest – TechCrunch Joins Have2Have.It, Soldsie Facebook Ads Office Hours, Facebook Launches New Ad Units

From Soldsie

Facebook Ads Office Hours. Are you a Soldsie comment seller on Facebook?  If so, join us for Office Hours this week on Thursday October 1, 2015 at 1PM PST.  This is an opportunity to ask our team about Facebook Ads and what strategies work best to increase revenue on your comment sales.   Come prepared with questions about your Facebook Ads and plan to share your screen so we can take a look at your Ads Manager.  Also, please note that participating in Office Hours automatically opts you in to be potentially featured on our blog!  Register now here.

From the Networks

Facebook launched a new version of Facebook Notes on Friday. Facebook Blog.

Facebook released new ad units and the platform now has 2.5 million advertisers. Facebook For Business.

From Everyone Else

Social Media Demographics. Ever wonder what the demographic make-up of each social network is like? Well, RealityMine dug in and has some interesting data to share. For example, the typical social media user falls into the $50,000 to $74,999 income bracket.  Social Times.

Drive Instagram Traffic. Here is a great blog post by Kate Talbot on how to drive traffic from Instagram to your website. Here she references how Have2Have.It client, the New York Times, leverages Have2Have.It to drive traffic to nytimes.com. Social Media Examiner.

Featured Business

Today we want to introduce you to TechCrunch’s Have2Have.It page!

We are  excited to have TechCrunch onboard with Have2Have.It. If you aren’t familiar with TechCrunch, they are arguably the leading and most recognizable tech blog today.  They use Have2Have.It to make it easy for their 138,000 followers on Instagram to find the blog content they enjoy on TechCrunch.  As we mentioned, there is a growing trend of blogs starting to use Have2Have.It and we continue to hear great things about the results the pages are seeing.

This issue was curated by Chris Bennett and the team at Soldsie. Learn more about our social commerce tools on Soldsie.

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09/25/15

Soldsie Digest – Welcome LeSpecs, Instagram Has 400M Users!, Facebook’s New Ad Unit

The iPhone 6S launched today!

From Soldsie

Instagram Posting. If you aren’t posting enough on Instagram then you should read our latest blog post – “Stop Posting To Instagram And Hire Someone To Do It For You” – where we point out 5 awesome Instagram consultants who have been vetted by yours truly. They can post 3 photos a day on your behalf for under $500 a month!

Soldsie / Twenty20 Webinar. Here is a video recap of the webinar on Wednesday hosted by Soldsie and Twenty20 which covered the topics on How to Monetize Instagram with Have2Have.It and How to Use Authentic, Engaging, Stock Photos.

From the Networks

Facebook just launched Click To Message A Business Ads. TechCrunch.

Instagram now has 400 million users, up from 300 million just 9 months ago. Instagram Blog.

Facebook launched 360 Video. Facebook Blog.

From Everyone Else

Periscope. Here is a great guide on how to build a following on Periscope. Social Media Examiner.

Google is launching a Block Button so make sure to be careful with your email campaigns. USA TODAY.

New Facebook Layout Tests. Facebook is testing tweaks to the page layout.  People are reporting seeing smaller profile photos (from 180 x 180 pixels to 90 x 90), moved page tab links, moved like and share buttons, and more noticeable call to action buttons. Social Times.

Twitter is taking a page out of the playbook of Asian messaging apps and testing the idea of sponsored emojis. Business 2 Community.

Twitter is also experimenting with polls in tweets. Social Media Today.

Featured Company

We are thrilled to welcome world renowned brand, Le Specs, to the Soldsie family. Founded in 1979, Le Specs fast became synonymous with everything Euro Chic. You can find Le Spec glasses in retailers like ASOS, Oak, Wasteland, H30 Fashion Bureau, and on their website.

Le Specs is an avid user of Have2Have.It and they use it to send their 60,400 followers from Instagram to their website.

LIVE.LOVE.LE SPECS

This issue was curated by Chris Bennett and the team at Soldsie. Learn more about our social commerce tools on Soldsie.

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If you have anything to submit or would like to be featured please email us at [email protected]

09/25/15

Stop Posting To Instagram And Hire Someone To Do It For You

Instagram has proven to be the fastest growing platform for our sellers using Soldsie, but there’s no way to automate posting to the platform. This means you have to physically create and post to Instagram via the native app on mobile which can be very time consuming. Recently we did a study on the correlation between increased posting and revenue growth from Instagram which means your business should be posting consistently 3 to 9 times a day on the platform.

We recognize you may not have the time or resources to post or hire someone to do it for you. So to make it easier for you, we’ve gone ahead and done the research for you. Introducing your new virtual employee from CloudPeeps! We put out a job posting and received over 30 applications and these are the 5 best peeps we found. To hire them, you simply have to click on their profiles below or email [email protected] for help. Also, receive a one time $50 credit towards your first hire if you use code: Soldsie-communityfun via email to their billing department. All of the prices quoted are for 3 posts a day.

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09/23/15

7 Habits of Highly Effective Instagram Sellers

Growing rapidly from its inception in 2010, Instagram has become an indispensable part of our online lives. The platform has helped friends keep in touch internationally, regular users find celebrity, and photojournalism thrive. Business owners and brands, too, have used the power of visual storytelling to reach customers–and now, they can sell directly to them as well.

Standing out on Instagram can be a challenge, however. Below, we showcase some of the companies who are selling on Instagram using Soldsie’s Have2Have.it, and what strategies they use to turn Instagram into a robust source of revenue.

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