Social Media

Actionable, straightforward and no-nonsense social media tips and information. ​Learn how you can ​increase brand awareness and traffic to your website via social media.​

5 Reasons to Block Images from Being Pinned with the NoPin Code

One of the most powerful social media platforms to generate traffic from is Pinterest. In fact, Pinterest is the number one traffic source for a lot of bloggers out there.

The best way to get the most out of Pinterest is by creating visually appealing images that your readers would like to pin.

But while it may sound counter-intuitive, there are situations where you don’t want your readers to pin certain images from your site.

The good news is that this can be easily achieved by using the so-called Pinterest nopin tag for images.

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9 Annoying Instagram Habits You Should Break

I have a love/hate relationship with Instagram. It’s a fun social media platform that can work really well in so many ways. But it’s how some people use Instagram that can make it a bit of an annoying place to hang out.

The point of Instagram is, or was, to share creative snapshots with your followers and the rest of the world. But some users take certain Instagram habits and trends to the extreme to a point where it becomes annoying.

While I understand it’s becoming increasingly difficult to be truly original and unique in the digital world we’re living in, we should at least give it a try.

So here we go, 9 annoying Instagram habits that you should break. Yesterday, if possible.

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How to Grow Your Instagram Followers Organically

Many bloggers skip Instagram in favor of Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter. But with the right strategy and mindset, Instagram can do wonders for your blog’s brand awareness and also traffic.

For many bloggers though, Instagram is still a bit of a mysterious beast. It works fundamentally different from other social media channels and figuring out how to get the most out of Instagram can be quite time consuming and overwhelming.

Growing your Instagram followers is perhaps not as easy as it is with Twitter for example. Which is why so many Instagram users resort to dodgy tactics, such as the follow unfollow method, to increase their followers.

But growing Instagram followers organically is much more rewarding, in the short term as well as in the long term. It really does pay off to keep things real and to not try and game the system.

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The Uncool Instagram Follow Unfollow Trick Explained (And Why I Dislike Social Media)

If you’re on Instagram, then most likely you are familiar with the follow unfollow Instagram trick. It’s a simple method to not only increase your followers count, but to also lower the amount of people you follow. The bigger this gap, the better.

The Instagram follow/unfollow strategy encapsulates everything I dislike about social media. But don’t get me wrong. I don’t see social media as something evil.

Social media has its place, it’s just that it has evolved in a way that not many would have anticipated 15 years ago.

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How to Hide a Pinterest Image in a WordPress Blog Post (The Right Way)

Pinterest is one of the most powerful traffic generating sources for bloggers and Internet marketers. While organic traffic from the search engines is still the best kind of traffic, one can’t ignore the potential of Pinterest as a traffic source.

The main prerequisite to be successful on Pinterest is using purpose-built images. You know, those big vertical images with catchy taglines. To encourage your website visitors to share your blog posts on Pinterest, having a Pinterest-ready image available to share is crucial.

But to share these images, they don’t actually need to be visible. Read on to learn how to hide a Pinterest image in a WordPress blog post in two different ways.

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How to Get Facebook to Share the Right Thumbnail Image of Your WordPress Blog Post

I recently ran into an issue where I wanted to share an old WordPress blog post on Facebook, but Facebook refused to pick up the thumbnail cover image that I had configured for that particular post. It literally drove me mad as I had no clue why Facebook was being so stubborn.

I tried to share it several times, in different browsers, after clearing all my Internet history, but no luck. After spending some time digging I was finally able to resolve the problem and get Facebook to recognize and share the right thumbnail for that WordPress post.

Are you having a similar issue? Read on and find out how you can fix this Facebook share problem once and for all.

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