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11 Things I Wish I Knew When I Started Instagram

“I wish I knew that when I started!” 

Who hasn’t said those words at least once before? Today, we’re taking that statement to Instagram.  Whether you’re just starting your account or looking for new ways to improve, we’ve got you covered!   

We dug through our own experiences with Instagram and came up with what we wish we would’ve known when we started our own accounts. Tag along for a few...

Posted on September 11, 2017

8 Instagram Theme Ideas to Make You Insta Awesome

Instagram themes are a great way to stand out from the rest of the feeds on Instagram. They give all your posts a cohesive look and feel, helping you to create a cohesive personal brand aesthetic. While a theme isn’t always noticeable in your followers’ feeds, once they click on your awesome photo, they’ll get to your profile and go, “Whoa.”

Of course you still want strong content to post, but...

Posted on August 24, 2017

All The Instagram Fitness Hashtags You Need to Know

#hashtag

We had to. #sorrynotsorry Okay, that’s out of our system, now onto the good stuff. Everyone is familiar with hashtags and using them on their Instagram posts. But they go beyond throwbacks and calling out inside jokes, they’re also a great way to connect with new followers. 

In the fitness industry, using hashtags is a phenomenal way to find brand influencers, ambassadors, and...

Posted on August 21, 2017

7 Ways to Use the Instagram Algorithm in Your Favor

Remember the good ol’ days of Facebook? When you could post something on your business page and people would actually see it? Well, as you probably know, those days are long gone. When Facebook introduced its newsfeed algorithm, it severely limited the reach you could get with an organic Facebook post. Now, Instagram has an algorithm of its own.

Posted on August 10, 2017

How To Make Health & Wellness Ads Pass Facebook Ad Guidelines

Advertising on Facebook is more than just boosting a post. Just boosting posts is like getting a brand new iPhone but only using it to make phone calls. What we’ll focus on is taking your social media ads to the next level with these Facebook ad recommendations. 

Facebook isn’t free-game anymore. To be successful on Facebook today, ads have to be a part of your strategy. And, if you aren’t...

Posted on August 03, 2017

8 Health & Fitness Facebook Ad Examples That Actually Worked

Getting the most out of your advertising budget is more than just clicking boost on your Facebook posts. Optimizing the text (copy), images, and audiences is the key to success. 

Posted on July 28, 2017

A Beginner's Guide to Making a Facebook Chatbot with No Coding or Cash

How many times have you heard someone complain about not being able to talk to a person when they call their cell phone company or how long they waited to hear back from a customer service email? We all know that consumers today are looking for open, fast, and personalized communication with the companies they do business with.

In a perfect world, we’d all be able to get ahold of any company...

Posted on July 25, 2017

Tagged Social Media

25+ Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat Story Ideas for Your Business

 “Do it for the ‘gram!” While some social media Story posts may not have started as the best idea, there are some that really catch on. It’s not always easy coming up with unique AND engaging content, especially when there’s multiple ways to share it.

We’ve put together a quick review of the differences between the social media platforms + a few ideas you can use for your next Story!

Let’s get...

Posted on July 20, 2017

A Trick to Get More Facebook Page Likes without Spending More Money

Facebook page likes are often referred to as a “vanity metric.” Something that looks nice on paper but doesn’t actually affect the bottom line. We disagree.

Page likes can portray credibility, be useful when creating target audiences for Facebook ads, and help your organic posts get more reach. 

With that said, page likes are weak indicators of buying intent. In other words, just because...

Posted on July 18, 2017

Tagged Social Media

A Step-by-Step Guide to Getting More Instagram Story Views

Instagram has finally leveled up their story game. What has been a fun and different way to show off your day to your followers has just become an awesome tool for reaching new people and growing your audience.

How? With the relatively new ability to add locations and hashtags to your Story posts, it's now much easier to get more Instagram Story views from people who don't already follow you.

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Posted on July 11, 2017

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