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Social Checklist 2015 – Your social networking upgrade

Don’t you want to start afresh every year? Get over with previous years’ poor decisions and start everything on a blank page? So why not start everything on the social media from new leaf too?  If you are thinking what I am thinking, then here is my checklist to a new start of 2015 which might come in handy!

Friend list clean incentive

Clean India is so all over my country right now, so I thought why not reconsider my friend list and get rid of those who I barely know? In cases like mine, there are many whom I just add up for the sake of a request and by the time I realized my friend list was overflowing with people like these, I had no idea why I added them in the first place! By getting rid of them you will not only have a clean home feed but also you will keep in touch with those who are actually close to you.

Email unsubscription day

Wow my inbox is so full of mails I don’t even remember why I subscribed to in the first place! It’s just spamming my inbox & I can barely find the important mails from the past! Make time to get rid of those subscriptions this year by unsubscribing them. Also delete the old mails with help of email filtering tools, there are many tools which can help you clean out your old useless mails easily.

Let’s socialize for real

Even though I am a big social media enthusiast, it that does not stop me from living my social life for real, as everyone should enjoy people’s company for real. But I see many of my friends who have good jobs or are studying right now indulge too much in social media which I feel is bad part of social media. When I go out with my friends and they are more interested in tagging themselves or uploading pictures or just chatting online. Lets make an effort to minimize the social life online and enjoy the offline life more this year!

I feel social media is all about getting close to people and if we miss out on that part for real, social media is really not working the way it should be!

Do share your social checklist for 2015 & your thoughts too….

3 step Pinterest Marketing made easy

There are many tricks in order to increase the traffic via Pinterest but in case you are are looking for more repins of your content, you need to make it easy for visitors to take action. Here are my 3 step Pinterest marketing guide which can help you optimize your goals!

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Providing relevant pin description

Users like me are lazy to write the description, hence it just happens that potential for others who are keen to know about the product is left out because of the bad or incomplete description.  By providing a proper description you can increase the chances of repins and there by your engagement.  Use hashtags which are relevant to the pin too.

Customized boards for products

A customized board will allow you to showcase your product, it’s features and the story behind it via the pin description, further making people interested in the product or services more. You can also showcase your videos with specialty pinterest boards which can further help the users to get organized sorted results. If you are location specific company, you can create and promote a location based board to promote on going events and activities.

Keep an eye on the pinners

Many pinners add their personality to the pins and thus when you keep an eye on how they are using the content like the keywords, the product, etc will sure help you in your market research. These keywords can further be used in product description, on website, etc.

Were these tips useful? Did I miss out on something really important? Do share your thought

3 Points to ponder for social media strategy 2015

It’s that time of the year when you start restructuring your game strategy all over again! The end of an year and beginning of another. Social media has too much to offer this year with things likely to turn towards mobile. 2015 for social media will be defiantly the beginning of tailor made strategy for mobile devices. Here’s my pick of social 2015 forecast :

Mobile video advertisement

Close to 80% of users on  social media are getting connected via mobile device. Hence brands cannot ignore mobile advertisements at all. Video is defiantly going to be a big growth area with people using it more and more over traditional media like print and TV. Hence mobile advertisements have big growth potential in 2015. Defiantly sometime you should keep a budget for while creating your social media plan.

Youtube a key in Social Strategy Mix

Even though Facebook video is getting close to Market leader Youtube, Youtube has a huge potential in 2015. It has evolved as a platform to place TV commercials. The main potentials of youtube are defiantly long structure content , performance targeting and the custom features keeps a very high potential for youtube in year 2015.

Niche Social Growth

There will be chances of more niche growth due to growth of custom native which will defiantly result in more outlays and resource generation time. Social is defiantly going niche in 2015.

There are many more things which can be part of this list but I think the above list will be my top 3. Which other point do you think is left out from the above? How do you think that will effect in 2015?

5 Bad signs for Social Media Strategy fail

Social media strategy can fall out for any brand if it does not follow few social media regimes in particular. Signs showing when a social media strategy is not into place if triggered in time can save a lot of efforts and money.

Any of the below signs if missed out can lead to bad social media strategy

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1. No regular update

Regular updates are necessary for any social media page. Like real life as the saying goes out of sight out of mind, it also works in social media. You need to constantly talk and broadcast with your audience otherwise they will start forgetting about the brand. If the followers are not provided with what they are supposed to timely, they might just lose the interest and your brand might lose a potential brand advocate.

2. Broadcasting only

Even though social media is one of the medium to publish or promote businesses, it is also the human side of all businesses. Hence when brands just broadcast without purpose and does not talk or listen to the audience, the audience feel left out and the brand fails to connect with them. Advertising too much should be avoided. Broadcasting should be limited according to situation, think of yourself and a brand in this situation, do you like their constant update about the same product again and again? Likewise your audience also doesn’t want over dose of updates.

3. Too many auto posts

Auto posting the same content on all social media platforms might just skip on the chance of connecting to real followers. When you are auto posting, don’t post the same content on all the platforms as content on each platform needs to be tailor fitted according to the content.

4. Not responding to customers fast

Just like you like to be heard when you are making a point to someone in the same way customers too want to be heard and heard well when they are making an effort to comment. Make a point to reply to post as soon as possible as people take notice of the professionalism and urgency the brand portrays while replying to their questions.

5. Not Monitoring

No matter what the social media objective is, keep a track of your activities, quantify them as they are essential to plan your needs further and further expansion.

There are many other signs to detect a bad social media strategy as it does not restrict itself to 5 signs only. Which sign do you think is more essential? What more signs do you think can add on to this list? Share them

Online Indian gifts & flower shops review

It’s delicious December, a month of get together, parties, food and sending some sweet wishes across so many loved ones! So I’ll just cut down the hassle for you and make a list of my top follower shops online for you to consider before you make some orders!

Fernsnpetals

It’s little bit on the expensive side but the flowers are awesome and fresh, like they are hand picked from the garden. The image on the website and the followers which are delivered look exactly the same. The deliver can be made on the day itself (but you need to pay extra costs sometimes), there is an option for midnight delivery too (this too can be heavy on the pocket) and the website has option of sending cakes, gifts, sweets and personalized stuff (which you must have guessed by now adds more while checking out). I have taken their service many times and sometimes when I forget they give me a reminder call for my last years’ purchase! They last keep on sending me vouchers which I can avail within a stipulated time which I find absolutely amazing as my mother loves fresh flowers & I love surprising her every once in a while! Do check coupons available while checking out to save more!

Flaberry

It’s too like fnp, it sends same quality followers, cakes, chocolates and gifts at little bit lesser price. The awesome product which I seriously adore in the flaberry flowershop is flowers in vase! They send you a amazing glass vase along the bouquet! They even have this awesome video message service on their app which you can send along with your product to add a wow factor to your message, I haven’t used it but kinda sounds fun! But the quality sometimes diverts from what is shown on the website while sending it across few places. Overall it’s not that great and established like fnp but I did love the bouquet I received in Mumbai! Do check coupons while making your orders to save more!

Bookmyflowers

Even though how ironical the name sounds, the moment you see the website all your ironies will wash away! The website is almost replica of fnp website, even the categories!  No recommending it but yes you can have a look!

Floweraura

I did buy a gift for my friend once. The packaging was very neat with floweraura boxes wrapping but they did not delivery it on time. she received the gift after the birthday. Maybe not a best option as their prices are similar to the niche market but they lack time management in my case. I also ordered flowers & they were worth Rs 450 but street vendor sells better with their packaging & price. I complained about it but they did nothing, I even saw many negative tweets about it on social media, so on the whole this website has a bad service & products, avoid buying from this website.

Along with these sites we also have sites like Indiangiftsportal, Indiaflowers, etc which you can check out too! I haven’t purchased anything from them yet but I sure will soon! Do let me know if you have other sites which you recommend!