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07/28/15

Soldsie Weekly Digest: Snapchat, Instagram, and Facebook Tips

Lots of updates from the social networks this week!

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Social Networks

Google+ is unbundling from YouTube, no longer requiring users to log into Google+ to access YouTube. With this, everyone who uses YouTube rejoices! Googleplusforus Blog.

Snapchat is going to include more publishers in their Discover feature including Buzzfeed and Vox.com. re/code.

Instagram. The latest build of Instagram for Android sports a new screen that condenses the Edit, Location Tag, User Tag and Caption tools all within one screen. This should roll out to other platforms shortly. The Next Web.

Facebook is going to roll out two new video tools for Page managers – improved video-upload tools and a new video library. Facebook Blog.

Social Commerce Related Reads

Facebook Ads Tool. AdEspresso put together an awesome tool that you can use for inspiration for your ads by searching for certain keywords, placements (such as mobile/desktop News Feed and right-side rail), verticals and objectives. AdEspresso.

Big updates at eBay.  eBay announced that it’s closing down a number of standalone mobile applications, including eBay Valet, eBay Fashion and eBay Motors, and is retiring its on-demand delivery service eBay Now. TechCrunch.

Instagram Game.  The team at Adult Swim created a game within Instagram! You can explore up to 11 different planets featured in Rick and Morty — an animated show following the misadventures of an demented scientist and his naive grandson — through a web of 80 linked Instagram accounts. Instagram.

Facebook Tips. Are you starting a Facebook page or looking for tips to improve it? Well we’ve got you covered – here are 8 tips! Social Media Today

Future Product Updates @ Twitter? Kim Kardashian offers some tips to the folks at Twitter and Jack Dorsey is all ears! Social Song Bird.

Featured Soldsie Company

This week want to feature our Italian friends, FOBRICE-SHOP.They sell hip men’s and women’s clothing with an urban edge. Check out their website here, their Instagram here, and their Have2Have.It page here. Not only doesHave2Have.It make Instagram shoppable, but it makes it possible to sell worldwide. It works for any language (simply change the text) and it works for any e-commerce platform (simply add links).

Sign up for Soldsie here and get a 14 day free trial of Have2Have.it here!

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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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07/24/15

📖 Soldsie Weekly Digest: 🐯 Tumblr, Twitter, Influencers, Oh-my!

Happy Friday everyone!

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Social Networks

Twitter just removed your homepage wallpaper! Mashable.

Social Commerce Related Reads

Tumblr. 6 brands who are doing really well on Tumblr. Take a look and get some tips from them! Soldsie Blog.

Influencers. We are big proponents of Influencer marketing here at Soldsie. Learn some exciting tips on how to partner with Influencers effectively. Soldsie Blog.

#Hashtags. Forever21 recently ran a really cool social hashtag campaign on Instagram that’s worth checking out! Youtube.

Instagram Marketing. Everyone is flocking to Instagram. Find out how to use Instagram in your brand’s marketing strategy. Social Media Examiner.

Facebook Reach. Are you looking for some tips to increase reach? Incorporate humor into your Facebook posts!  Post Planner Blog.

Periscope. Here are some valuable ways to get the most out of the new social network – Periscope! Kim Garst Blog.

Featured Soldsie Company

Today we want to spotlight designer, and mother of three, Emily Ley! It’s been incredible to see her run her Sunday Sales with Soldsie on Instagram. Emily highlights three products every Sunday at 9pm EST on Instagram. Make sure to visit her next sale!

Commerce isn’t only about selling products, it’s about creating content that your following loves and can identify with. When you take a look at Emily’s Instagram photos, you will see that she has incredible engagement because of the bond she’s generated with her followers. For example, take a look at her blog. It’s engaging and includes content outside of commerce, like recipes. After reading Emily’s blog, you feel like you really get to know her! This is an exciting trend that we know will help you connect with your followers!

Sign up for Soldsie here and get a 14 day free trial of Have2Have.it here!

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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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07/23/15

6 Brands That Are Leading on Tumblr

For some marketers, Tumblr can be an unfamiliar–and daunting–scene. To those new to the microblogging site, Tumblr can also be hard to define: it’s Pinterest without multiple boards, it’s Twitter without the word limit, it’s Wordpress with a reblogging tool.

Whatever you want to call it, the fact is that Tumblr has seen explosive growth. The site is currently serving 16 billion page views per month (this time last year, that number was less than 2 billion). Demographically, Tumblr is unique, with 23.3% of users between 18-24 and 27% between 25-34 years old.

Without a doubt, Tumblr is worth taking a look at. Below, we present six brands who have taken the charge and break down why they’re doing so well. (more…)

07/22/15

5 Ways to Advertise Through Influencers Without Coming Off as Spammy

Aside from paid ads, working with relevant influencers is one of the best ways to showcase your product, service, or promotion on social media. The reach from just a few high-performing influencers can do wonders for your brand recognition and bottom line.

The problem that you’ll inevitably run into, though, is the followers of your influencer(s) ignoring your paid posts because they’re seen as too promotional. You see, users on social media are casual browsers – tossing an ad right in their faces without the proper setup will make them ignore it.

You have to be more subtle. A person follows an influencer because he or she likes what the influencer posts. It’s all about blending into that persona… but also pushing what you need to push.

Here are five ideas to get you started. Follow these guidelines when creating your posts and watch as your interaction goes up.

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07/21/15

Soldsie Weekly Digest – July 21st, 2015

We hope everyone had a great weekend! Here is the latest in social commerce.

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Social Networks

Instagram now allows you to search their site through desktop. Finally! Techcrunch.

Social Commerce Related Reads

Hashtags on Instagram.  Instagram recently banned the hashtag #curvy in its search feature. Get some insight into how Instagram goes about banning hashtags. re/code.

Facebook / Mobile. Facebook releases research confirming that we are indeed obsessed with our phones. Social Media Today.

Pinterest Marketing. Here are 8 helpful tips on how to get the most out of your Pinterest marketing efforts. Business2Community.

Social Publishing. Here is some research on the best times to post to each social network. The results of the research surprised us! Social Media Today.

Youtube. Youtube is now bigger than cable television. Whaaaa?!?! Techcrunch.

Holiday E-Commerce Tips. The time to start planning your holiday sales is now! Here are 5 tips to help out! Marketing Land.

The #Velfie. Is the Velfie next? Signs point to yes! Social Song Bird.

Featured Soldsie Company

Today we want to spotlight Lime Lush Boutique!  Lime Lush Boutique is a stylish women’s clothing and accessories boutique that sells maxi dresses, tops, bottoms, cardigans, jewelry and layering apparel. They use Have2Have.It to send their 51,000 Instagram followers from their Instagram page to their Bigcommerce website!

Take a look at their Instagram Page and their Have2Have.It page!

Get a 14 day free trial of Have2Have.it here!

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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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