The mysterious “403 forbidden” error on Mastodon is keeping some people from joining the social media platform. But there’s a simple explanation and three solutions to fix it.
How Ham Made Me Learn More About Instagram Shadowbanning
A sudden, consistent drop in reach and engagement on Instagram usually means one of two things. Either Instagram’s algorithm changed recently or you’ve been shadowbanned. Since I spent last two weeks trying to figure out which one had happened to me after a funny incident involving ham (hamcident?), I wanted to share what I’ve learned.
Pros and Cons of Unfold, Squarespace’s Bio Site Tool
Squarespace has Unfold. In addition to creating a bio site, you can also create different feed and story posts with their templates. There’s also a tool for planning and organizing your Instagram feed. Unfortunately, I couldn’t test this feature yet due to account connection errors. For now, I’m just going to focus on the bio site feature.
Why Do I Hate Annoying Follow for Follow Requests?
The point is to invite people to be part of your community. A good invitation uses good manners. A bad invitation comes in the form of the people at kiosks in the mall who chase after you with their questions and free samples.
Using Social Media to Boost Your Blog Performance
Social media can give your blog’s performance a significant boost. But you have to use it effectively if you want it to benefit you.
Master Your Next New Social Media Platform
When it comes to branding and online advertising, there’s no denying the power of social media. However, the best social media platform for your business might not be the one you know best. Before you start experimenting with Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, etc., take a few minutes to get to know your platforms.
Facebook: Is it good for your business?
The thing about Facebook is that it’s not for every business. There are a lot of pros and cons to consider before building a page or group to support your marketing efforts.
What You Should Know Before Becoming an Influencer
While being an influencer looks fun and glamorous, it’s real work. And it can be a very rewarding career. But before you start building your brand, start thinking about it as a business.
PR Nightmare: How To Handle A Bad Response on Social Media
Businesses are often heralded as masters of social media. Some companies are able to make advertisements feel like valuable content for their customers. As a small company, this can make it seem like social media …
How to Advertise Your Brand in a World Gone Mad
Knowing where to position your brand in an environment of changing technological and philosophical trends is a massive challenge. Almost no sector or industry remains untouched by modern controversies, large or small. Who should you side with? Should you pick a side at all? Maybe it’s an easy choice — until you think about your brand. How does choosing a side affect you and your advertising choices when you have a business to run?
How to Keep Readers Engaging with Your Blog
You won’t increase engagement with your blog, brand, or business through blog posts alone. You improve interaction with your blog by offering incentives and creating communities.
6 Ways to Take Advantage of Social Media for Business
Social media is essential for businesses because it can do so much and reach so many. For businesses to drive traffic to their website, improve leads, and invite potential customers to buy a product or service, a social media platform can be a great opportunity to stand out.
Getting Personal with Your Personal Brand
When you start building your personal brand, one of the many things to consider is how personal you get on your branded channels. How do you balance promoting your work and your brand with glimpses into what you do off the clock? What kind of personal content should I share? Why should I share any at all?
How to Get Readers Returning to Your Blog
A successful blog is one that hooks in readers and keeps them coming back. But just how do you build a loyal readership?
Social Media for Business: Bios on the Big 3 Platforms
Note: This post was originally published on 08/30/2018 and contained links to third-party websites I referenced or personally recommended, but received no compensation for whatsoever. It has since been updated to include links I received …