Separating Personal and Business on Instagram

I just listened to a very insightful Amy Porterfield podcast interview with Chalene Johnson. This is the second interview I’ve heard with Chalene Johnson where she explains the importance of separating our personal photos from our business photos on Instagram but, for whatever reason, it just clicked for me on Amy’s interview. [Read more…]

Repurposing An Old Twitter Account For A Nice Start On Your New Brand

Me in my sexy voice:

Did you know you could change the name and URL of a Twitter account? I’ll show you how to repurpose an old Twitter account you no longer use or need and put it to better use for your new brand. Changing your old Twitter username gives a great start as opposed to starting from scratch. [Read more…]

How To Find Social Accounts When Your Brand Is Already Taken

Let me tell you all about it:

I’ve been talking a lot about domains and branding lately and in this post I’ll help you discover new social media possibilities when the brand you are setting up is already taken. Once you have secured your domain you’ll probably want to find matching Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Pinterest, etc. profiles to support your new brand. We often find the perfect Social Names are already taken and we’ll need to get a little creative and find another solution. That’s what we’ll get into with this post – Your Brand on Social Media. [Read more…]

How To Increase Google Plus Views

In a world full of useless numbers, rankings and egos, how many of you have noticed the Google Plus Views on profiles and pages? The Hot Blog Tips G+ page used to have a very impressive (in my mind) 8.something thousand +1s. What that meant, or even how we got them… I haven’t a clue. I suspect it meant very little and I’m certain it meant even less to me.

Now there are new numbers being boasted by the masses, Google has views! A little over a month ago Google Plus switched to “views” rather the +1, neither of which should be mistaken for interaction or any type of relationship measurement. You can turn the visibility of those views off to others, if you so choose, but many plussers are feeling pretty good showing their impressive counts. [Read more…]

What is Hashtag Hijacking? Using Trending Hashtags For More Exposure

Don’t use trending #Hashtags to get in front of an irrelevant audience.
That is spam and never recommended.

Simply put, we see trending Hashtags across the various social media websites and that means those trending topics are hot as far as search and interaction for that moment. For example, last week we seen #Oscars trending on Twitter. This weekend #DaylightSavings and #SpringForward dominated Google Plus search topics. Next week, #StPatricksDay will undoubtedly top the hashtag trends, at least for late Sunday and hopefully Monday. [Read more…]