Having the right Soundcloud banner size and the right visuals that represent you as an artist can make or break your profile. You want to leave a good impression on listeners visiting your Soundcloud page. Before users even click the play button, the first thing they will see is your Soundcloud banner and profile photo.
Soundcloud has taken artists from their bedrooms to tours across the world. It’s crazy to think that a simple SoundCloud profile like yours can be seen by thousands or even millions of people.
I’ve looked through some of the biggest and bests SoundCloud profiles across the platform to give you the ideal SoundCloud banner size and best practices so that you can attract more listeners to your profile. [click to continue…]
There’s no question that Twitch TV is a dominant force in the online live streaming industry. With over 100+ million monthly unique users and over 25 000 Twitch partner channels, Twitch has become the go-to platform for e-sports streaming.
Twitch has made live streaming way more accessible than it was years ago and gamers of all ages are creating Twitch channels worldwide to showcase their gameplay. To really stand out from the other Twitch channels, it is important to have the right Twitch banner size, profile picture, but more importantly professional looking visuals that will help your channel stand out from the rest.
We have compiled all the right Twitch TV sizes and channel best practices that will take your Twitch channel to the next level! [click to continue…]
Photography has always been an integral part of design. Unfortunately, we’ve grown accustomed to seeing cheesy stock images of people in suits shaking hands. Not only are a lot of these stock photos tacky, but they cost a lot of money.
Thankfully, there’s been a growing number of websites with beautiful stock photography popping up all over the web. Best of all, they’re free!
In this post, we’ve curated a list of awesome websites for free stock photos. [click to continue…]
I firmly believe that both content and copy should be written with the intention of being read by people first, and Google second. It won’t matter if you show up first in the search engines if you can’t connect with your target audience.
That being said, it also doesn’t matter much if you produce great content and your target audience can’t find you.
There’s no question that search engine optimization (SEO) is a necessity for every business who wants to build an online presence (which should be all businesses). There are some aspects of SEO that can be complicated, like creating site maps, but there are other tactics that are easily used even by those without in-depth technological knowledge.
In this post, you’ll learn how to improve your SEO through visual content with these easy-to-implement strategies that are accessible to all businesses, no coding required. [click to continue…]
Instagram is arguably the most popular social media app in the world and it deserves this title for many reasons. According to SmartInsights, Instagram has over 800 million monthly active users, while Instagram stories have over 250 million daily active users. The biggest brands are all using Instagram and they are seeing many benefits for their business.
With over 70% of US businesses on Instagram (Sprout Social, 2017), it is hard to stand out in front of your followers. You need to be producing authentic content and you have to be consistent. Engaging with your fan base and being an active member of the community is essential. This can be time consuming, but if you do it right, you will see positive results from Instagram.
Rather than telling you what to do or what not to do, we’ve analyzed some of the best brands on Instagram to share with you some insights on what they are doing well. You can then apply these insights to your business and find positive results yourself! [click to continue…]
Content marketing and social media marketing are two very different worlds, with different best practices and strategies. Despite this, there is some overlap, particularly when it comes to audience interest. This allows you to integrate your content and social media marketing in several different ways. One of them is turning blog posts into social media content.
In this post, you’ll learn why you should turn your blog posts into social media content, and how exactly you can do so. We’ll look at best practices along with several specific strategies to help you get more results across all marketing mediums. [click to continue…]
Events can be a a lot of fun and it can bring many benefits to your brand. Events are a great place to network and meet new people, all while bringing more awareness and credibility to your business.
The one downside. Event promotion can take a lot of work and resources. But, not anymore.
Promoting events used to be a costly and time-consuming task for your brand. But, thanks to social media and online marketing – you can share an event across a massive audience for essentially no money. Brands and individuals are actively on social media and the emergence of Facebook events has changed the landscape of event promotion for your business.
With Facebook events, you can do more than just invite your friends and fans – you have the ability to:
- Create discussion
- Encourage sharing
- Automate reminders
- Build anticipation
The opportunities for Facebook events are endless and brands who aren’t using Facebook to spread their word are missing out! It’s incredibly simple for you to use and I’ve outlined the best practices and everything you need to know to get started. Here are some steps on how you can create a professional event on Facebook for your brand! [click to continue…]
Whether you believe it or not, the majority of the real estate market has moved online. What used to be an industry that depended on cold calling and traditional marketing, has now moved to an industry that relies heavily on social media marketing.
If you’re a realtor, you understand how big of an impact social media has on building trust in your former and future client base. Social media is a major lead generator for real estate businesses, yet most real estate brands fail to maximize their efficiency online.
By tweaking your content strategy and optimizing your current and future social media posts. You can achieve great results for your real estate brand. Here are 5 tips that will help you step-up your real estate social media marketing in 2018. [click to continue…]
YouTube Thumbnail Dimensions
Optimize your YouTube thumbnails with these dimensions: 1280 pixels wide by 720 pixels tall, with a minimum width of 640 pixels. A ratio of 16:9 is ideal as it’s used most often in YouTube players and previews.
If you want to get more views on your YouTube videos, there’s one tactic you can use to get them instantly: use better thumbnail images.
Thumbnail images are just as important as the video’s title if you actually want to get clicks. The images themselves are what can jump out at users and help you stand out in a long line of search results. Since these image thumbnails also show up on Google’s search engines, they’re essential to maximize your impressions.
In this post, we’re going to discuss everything you need to know about YouTube thumbnails, including the ideal size, how to create them, and the only best practices list you’ll ever need. [click to continue…]