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. [continue reading…]
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! [continue reading…]
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. [continue reading…]
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! [continue reading…]
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. [continue reading…]
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. [continue reading…]
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. [continue reading…]
There are only a few months left in 2017 and we’re moving closer to that time of year again. The season where we give up on 2017 and start to look at the year ahead of us see what we can do to make the new year… “our year.”
Graphic design has always been a skill that I look to improve annually and it doesn’t help that designs trends are always changing. That’s why this year, I’ve prepared a list of design trends to look out for in 2018. This way we can enter the new year with a much needed head start.
Whether you’re a dedicated graphic designer or not (like myself) – we should all understand the fundamentals of design. Having strong visuals in your content calendar is essential and incorporating basic design elements will take your visuals from good to hopefully better…
Here are 5 graphic design trends you need to know for the 2018 calendar year. [continue reading…]
Twitter Header Dimensions
Optimize your Twitter header photo with these dimensions: 1500 pixels wide by 500 pixels tall. You’ll also need to account for your profile picture and the invisible area.
If you’ve ever struggled with Twitter header dimensions you’re not alone…
Even though Twitter has provided guidelines for their header photo size, it’s still ridiculously difficult to get the sizing just right. That’s because Twitter does this funny thing where they chop off part of your cover photo even if you follow the recommended guidelines.
In addition, you also need to worry about how your header photo scales across different screen resolutions.
The good news is we’ve solved this problem and I’m here to help you do the same.
In this article, we’ll cover in detail what Twitter header size you should be using along with some guidelines to ensure that it displays properly. [continue reading…]
I’m pretty sure I rolled my eyes the first time I saw a Twitter hashtag show up on my TV. That’ll never catch on, I thought. Fast forward about seven years, and people are actually ending sentences with phrases like “hashtag-I-told-you-so” and “hashtag-sorry-not-sorry.” Despite my initial resentment for them, hashtags have become part of social conversation. They are now essential on platforms like Twitter and Instagram.
Hashtags are an essential part of Instagram marketing. Since Instagram is one of the most popular and high-engaging social sites, that means that understanding Instagram hashtags and how to use them is crucial.
In this complete marketer’s guide to Instagram hashtags, we’re going to look at why they matter, how to create a hashtag campaign, tools to help with hashtag research, best practices, and actual examples of small businesses using Instagram hashtags well. This guide is perfect for social media experts, businesses who haven’t even set up their Instagram profile yet, and everyone in between. [continue reading…]