Removing Instagram Captions in Your Mailings

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Your FeedBlitz template is capable of pulling the three most recent Instagram photos for your subscribers to see. This is a great way to cross promote your brand, while broadening the views of your photos, without the hassle or worry about algorithm changes within the Instagram app.

With your three most recent photos, the template also pulls the captions of these photos. If you tend to post longer captions or use multiple hashtags in your captions, this can take up an increased amount of space in your template.

To easily remove Instagram photo captions in your email template, you will need to remove the <$BlogItemTitle$> element located in the Instagram section of the template. To do this your template will need to be in the Advanced Template Editor.

In the ATE, scroll down in the template to your Instagram box. This is where you will remove the tag  <$BlogItemTitle$> to remove the captions of your photos:

This will remove the captions while leaving the photos visible and still linked to your Instagram account. You can easily apply this to captions on your other social channels as well, should you wish to remove captions for your Pinterest, YouTube, Etsy, or Shopify feeds.

If you have any questions, simply send our team an email at support@feedblitz.com, or you can chat or give us a call 1.877.692.5489 Monday – Friday, 9 am to 5 pm EST. We also have plenty of great support available 24/7 in our online Help Forum and YouTube channel!

Autoposting to More Than One Twitter Account

FeedBlitz allows you to easily autopost your blog updates to a Twitter account of your choice, right from your publisher’s dashboard. While only one account is able to be linked in this way, there is another route to have additional Twitter accounts posting your updates automatically.

Bonus Note: This is great if you have multiple contributors, or owners, who would all like to autopost your content.

Follow the steps below add a second Twitter account for autoposting:

1.  Log out of your current Twitter account.
2.  Select the Mailing List you would like to work with.
3.  Choose    I want to….Grow This List….Subscription Forms and Links
4.  Select Classic Form.
5.  Change the answer on #2 to Any FeedBlitz Option.
6.  Click the link of your subscription form.

7.  When the form appears, select Twitter

A popup will appear, prompting you to enter your login information for Twitter in order to authorize the FeedBlitz App. Once completed, you will have successfully added an additional Twitter account to your site and updates will be sent starting with your next post.

If you have any questions, simply send our Support Team an email at support@feedblitz.com, or you can chat or give us a call 1.877.692.5489 Monday – Friday, 9 am to 5 pm EST. We also have plenty of great support available 24/7 in our online Help Forum and YouTube channel!

 

The Dating Game of Online Content

The Dating Game of Online ContentBy Karen Wilson

Do you remember what it’s like to be mutually “in like” for the first time? You click with the person so well that you want to see and talk to each other all the time. The connection is so strong that you feel like you’ve found THE ONE!

Fast forward a few months and things are still somewhat rosy, but you’re starting to see the not-so-perfect side of this human being, but it’s okay because they have so many positives you can overlook it. Besides, humans are imperfect.

Time moves on and things change. The tarnish really starts to show. Maybe they change. Maybe you change. Maybe you just get to know them better. Either way, you hit that stage where staying together becomes a conscious decision you have to make. [Read more...]

Do You Hear What I Hear? Four Styles of Listening

listeningIn all relationships, business or pleasure, communicating is not so much about what you are saying, but what those listening to you are hearing.

And since social media use and digital marketing in general is a never ending circle of talking and listening, it helps if you know what listening really is.

Listening: I Hear You!

I hear you is a common phrase. But listening isn’t hearing. [Read more...]

Are You Making These Social Media Mistakes?

social mediaThere isn’t a definitive guide on how to use social media for a business.

Actually, I take that back. I’m sure if you Google it you might find something

But let me just say this: There isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution! Each brand is unique and has a different audience so what works for one company may not work for yours.

It’s also easy to make mistakes using social.

Here are a few mistakes I’ve made along the way, plus some tips to help you avoid them. [Read more...]

Social Media 101: How to Optimize Your Content for Social

social mediaMany bloggers have been using social media for a long time.

Because of that, it can be all to easy to take for granted what it’s like to just start dabbling in each social media platform.

On top of that, social media requirements and processes change so it’s possible to get behind if you don’t keep up.

Whether you’re a blogger wanting to extend your reach through social media or an organization that is just starting out, below are tips to get you off to a solid start. [Read more...]

Five Tactics for Building Strong Brands

building strong brandsThe word brand is tossed around the marketing world like a bottle opener at a tailgate party – everyone uses it, but no one really thinks about it.

While that works fine for popping a top, it’s problematic when it comes to building strong brands.

After all, how can you improve your brand if everyone on your team is talking about something slightly different?

So the first step to brand building is defining our terms.

We define brand as: reputation x visibility. Activities for building strong brands, then, should be tactics that work to increase both your reputation and your visibility among your audience.

Here are five tactics to help get you there: [Read more...]

How to Make the Most of Your Time on Social Media

Social MediaSocial media can be a time suck.

You set out to share some great content with your community, and before you know it three hours have gone by!

What the heck happened to the time?

You can easily spend hours on social sites, whether you’re engaging with your community, keeping up with all of the changes and new platforms, or discovering what algorithm Google has updated, it can be exhausting.

According to a new infographic from Dashburst, people spend an average of 170 minutes per month on Twitter alone! Another study released this summer from Experian found Americans spend, on average, 16 minutes of every hour on social networking sites.

I’ve been managing communities for a few years now, sometimes multiple communities, so I thought I’d share some of my best practices for being more efficient with the time you spend on social media. [Read more...]

Social Media Strategy: Layer by Layer

Social Media StrategyHave you ever peeled an onion?

Onions are intricate creations, and peeling the onion is often used as an analogy for problem solving.

But, stinging eyes aside, let’s look at them in a another way.

Don’t view those layers of onion as things to discard to get to the core of your problem – look at the layers as what they actually are. Stages of growth.

Your social media strategy will have many layers, and grow a bit like the onion.

Bringing social into your organization can feel overwhelming at first, and of course you will eventually expand and improve upon your strategy and your goals.

But for now, let’s have a look at a few early stages of social media growth. [Read more...]

Social Media Voice: Get to Know Yours

Consider these statistics:

  • There were 175 million tweets sent from Twitter every day in 2012.
  • There are 488 million users regularly using Facebook mobile.
  • Fifty-six percent of customer tweets to companies are being ignored.
  • Eighty percent of social media users prefer to connect with brands through Facebook.
  • More than 5 million photos are uploaded to Instagram every day.
  • Sixty-nine percent of online consumers who visit Pinterest have found an item they’ve bought or wanted to buy, compared with 40 percent of Facebook users.
  • The Google +1 button is used 5 billion times per day.

In case you’re still wondering if social media is right for your company, stop here, and re-read again from the top. [Read more...]