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How to Tell if You're Shadow Banned on Instagram

Over the past month or so, the internet has been flooded by reports of Instagram ‘shadow banning’ accounts.The term “shadow ban”—also called “stealth” or “ghost” banning—refers to banning an account without the admin knowing it. From their perspective, everything seems normal, but no one can see the photos, comments, or videos they’re posting. This practice, ostensibly limited to business accounts, is destroying engagement on these profiles.

The B's of Social Content

Where do you start when it comes to creating great and amazing social content? It's easy to run off and start creating but it might be best to stop and think about what you're about to do. By reflecting on the six B's of creating social content, you will have a better chance at producing strong and successful content that really engaged your audience. the six B's are:

Spammy Instagram Comments Getting to be Too Much?

Want more followers?! Follow me! Look at my page!!! Sound familiar? It seems like you can even open Instagram lately without an onslaught of spam comments and bot followers. And if you're like me then there's nothing worse than those icky spam comments associated with your posts. Thankfully Instagram feels your pain and has made it easier than ever to keep those spam comments far, far away!

How To Upload Photos into Instagram Stories

When first playing with Instagram Stories, I couldn’t figure out how to upload picture or videos that I had already taken. Instead, it seemed I was forced to first shoot using the Instagram app, and upload from there -- exactly like with Snapchat Stories. A couple days later I stumbled upon a way to access my Camera Roll and upload an already captured image into my Instagram Story. It's not overly obvious so I figured I'd share this tid bit of information! 

The Trick to More LinkedIn Profile Views is Easier Than You Think

If you ask any recruiter, they'll tell you that your application/resume has to "sell them" within the first minute. And, surprise surprise, their attention spans don't increase when they're sourcing candidates on LinkedIn either. In fact, most recruiters will only spend about 10 seconds on each profile. Crazy! So how can you grab their attention and hold it long enough to really make a positive impression?

It's OK to Say No

In 2014 I was awarded One Person Wonder by the Michigan Business and Professionals Association—for my work for my work/life balance between my full-time career in public relations, part-time freelance gigs, owning and designing jewelry for Urban Solstice, and my volunteer and community work including a Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan Troop Leader—and from that time on, I have consistently had to answer the question "How do you get everything done?!" And my answer had always been, "I have no idea! I just do!" But the reality of the situation is that I was (and still am) struggling to say "No."

Social Media Marketing: Back to Basics

So many people, DIYers and Social Media Pros alike, are running off to start social media marketing campaigns with little or no thought behind them. In most cases, these social media people run right out, get a Facebook Page and start generating tons of content or, worse yet pushing their product and services without taking the time to build out value with their ideal audience. Here are some basic reminders on how to develop a great social media marketing plan...