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Mar
2017

I hear the question all the time, “How can you be the ‘Instagram expert’ when you don’t have a lot of likes on your photos?” I get it – as business owners, we often measure our Instagram success largely on the number of likes and fol...

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Feb
2017
Posted in: Instagram

It’s happened to everyone. You share a photo to your business account and suddenly you notice a swell of new followers. But, wait. Are those followers actually your ideal customer, or, even more concerning, are they even real people?   Ch...

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Jan
2017

The Instagram Stories feature is a favorite among businesses both large and small. Since its launch, these 24-hour videos/and or photos have allowed brands to reach an entire new audience. Even global brands like Nike are realizing that Instagra...

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Dec
2016

It’s that time again, folks! Each December I call out my favorite Instagram accounts of the year. These Instagram accounts aren’t crushing it because they have the most followers or likes. But in their own unique ways, each of these Instagra...

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Nov
2016
Posted in: Instagram

The number one question I hear from both my coaching clients and followers is always, “How can I get more Instagram followers?” While there’s no easy answer, there are several new strategies you should implement in 2017 to consistently gro...

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Oct
2016

If there’s one person that I can rely on to solve all my toughest tech questions, it’s Morgan. As the Director of Operations for the SBZ team, Morgan owns all of our business operations and online automation systems. She is our resident tec...

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Sep
2016

We’ve all been there. You’re at an event or on vacation, and it hits you out of nowhere – you forgot to post on Instagram. While this might not seem like a big deal to the average Instagram user, as a business owner you rely on a consisten...

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Jun
2016

Creating a picture-perfect Instagram account requires more than sharing #InstaAwesome photos. As you can see from popular accounts with thousands of followers, curating a theme allows you to share high-quality content that consistently shows you...

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Jun
2016

Our mobile devices have quickly become a key part of our business. Whether you’re on a plane, in line at the grocery store, or just away from your computer, your phone allows you to stay seamlessly connected. But time is money, and you want to...

12

May
2016
Posted in: Instagram

If you’re an iPhone user, then you’re really going to love Instagram’s latest update – 3D touch. With this new feature, IOS users can now enjoy a few additional extras that are sure to add to your #InstaAwesome experience. Here are three...

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Feb
2016
Posted in: Instagram

You probably know the basics of sending a direct message on Instagram. But I bet you don’t know that there are a #ShitTon of other ways to use the direct message feature. Sending a direct message is an awesome way to foster a more authentic re...

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Dec
2015

It wouldn’t be the end of the year if I didn’t share my favorite Instagram accounts. I’m going to introduce you to six #InstaAwesome accounts because I believe that the more you shine the light on others the more it shines on you. While th...

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Nov
2015

Letting your one-of-a-kind style shine is one of the best parts about promoting your business on Instagram. But have you found yourself in a creativity rut? Phonto, one of my favorite apps, is the perfect solution for adding a splash of fun to y...

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Oct
2015
Posted in: Instagram

Step outside the square by posting your Instagram photos in different sizes. As of summer 2015 Instagram now supports uploading any photo size. That’s right, you’re no longer limited to a square images on Instagram! Resizing your photos ...

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Oct
2015

Hashtags…we all hear about them. Some of us use them. Most of us are confused about which ones to use. The key to hashtags is that they’re not one size fits all. You really have to play around with them to figure out which ones actually ...

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Sep
2015

Do you know that you can identify, manage, and organize your Instagram followers? Social Rank is a free online tool, which makes it easy for you to conduct research for your business on Instagram. With seven different categories, each containing...

31

Jul
2015
Posted in: Instagram

As of June 2015 Instagram has made it even easier to utilize your location as part of an effective marketing strategy. Whether you have a physical store or run an online business, this new feature makes it even easier to find business success on...

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Aug
2014
Posted in: Instagram

First of all, you might be wondering—what is an emoji (AKA emoticon)? Emojis are colorful and fun faces, characters, and symbols that many people incorporate into text messages, emails, social media posts, and other forms of communication. And...

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Jun
2014

Instagram is an awesome tool for Restaurants to utilize. Not only can you post your own photos to your feed, but the possibility for UGC (user generated content) makes it even more exciting and effective! We all know how people love to take and ...

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Dec
2013

This is getting your hashtag on, and you all need to do that. We’re going to talk about specifically using hashtags on Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram. So what is a hashtag? A hashtag is the pound sign that is put in front of a word or a phr...

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