“Cute pitbull playing with 2 cats” These are scheduled times that people meet and have a conversation about a topic (marketing, education, finance) using a specific hashtag. Reddit users might be the highest IQ users of any social network, and thus have THAT kind of attitude. LinkedIN seems like it could be really useful, although I’ve only seen a select few people I know exploit it really well. Encourage people to leave a comment: (Ex: “Do you want to be successful one day? I think the key to posting follow up comments is to be honest, yourself etc – whilst reading this post, i actually thought of a comment i could make to a comment that someone else left. Instagram – Beach pictures with an inspirational quote about how travel broadens the mind, use all 30 hashtags thanks! I am officially not that intimidated by Facebook and Insta anymore. Sometimes you expand on a previous message and other times it is something new for me to think about. 2. Reddit – Complain about Susan G. Komen or other high profile charity. Mine is Peter Pan Chunky…what’s yours??”). Here was the copy I used to get this result: Text: For 2015 I’ve been focusing on growing my site (www.kopywritingkourse.com), and a happy side effect is a 20,000+ strong email list. Garner more comments by ASKING more questions in your comments. I never knew that getting lots of likes and comments on Facebook usually give the posts more exposure. These are awesome tips for Facebook Live Phil! /// You have no idea what Reddit is?? I hadn’t given much thought to how post rankings worked on Facebook. This comment was Meh. Why the Queen is moving out of Windsor Castle, Billie posted a selfie with super overlined lips, Florence Pugh hits out at Bella Thorne troll, Anne Hathaway doesn't want to be called Anne now, 11 women on what their bodies mean to them, This content is created and maintained by a third party, and imported onto this page to help users provide their email addresses. Of all the tests I’ve seen (and seen close friends do), having a bunch of social followers means almost zero in a lot of cases. 3.) So as a random experiment a few months ago, with ZERO promotion from my email list or social followings, I posted this AMA (Ask Me Anything) in /r/copywriting: At the time of the posting, it got around 45 upvotes just naturally (I admit, it was a pretty good title): That simple post leaped to the top of the “All Time Best Posts” on r/copywriting in one day!! Shoutout and tag the members of your Twitter list, thanking them for following, for mentions. (duh) It was really informative. But it looks interesting. Be active at least once every two days. They are just bots and make the person feel unimportant. At the end of the post request an action such as liking, sharing, or commenting below with something. Check it out >>> https://www.facebook.com/rajakamil.biz/photos/a.10150100488555087.304288.295771930086/10155345202745087/?type=3, (308 point, love it when you give scoring to post .. genius). What I get? Revenue? Search for common topics in your niche, and answer people’s questions, possibly by pointing them to other accounts or links/resources. My fiance is not an admin looked on the group page and confirmed that he also was not able to see all of my posts either just as other members had told me. Gaming Reddit is like the holy grail for most marketers, and (fortunately) the HARSHEST environment to do it! Click 'download a copy of your Facebook data'. Make sure to share all of your answers on Facebook/Twitter or any Facebook Groups you’re part of. . Quora gets a good answer to a question. Click on the Account Settings icon in the upper right corner of your Facebook home page. I came for the Nev box, I stayed for the post. ONE MORE THING: people can get a reminder 3 minutes before you go live AND they can share your scheduled FB live post as well. They noticed if you live-stream a video, your friends come to Facebook to watch and stay glued to Facebook, it keeps them on the site, and you bring other friends back to Facebook, you keep people commenting and interacting. It’s a simple ‘Lucky Draw’, using FB post, either using personal profile or a fanpage. Bahahaha, that stupid post was everywhere before it got pulled! Cat is Cosmopolitan UK's features editor covering women's issues, health and current affairs. It’s exciting. 5. All the 'Facebook rapes', how you'd refer to yourself in the third person ("Catriona Harvey-Jenner is feeling happy because she just sat her last exam"❌) and the god-awful tagged photos which display an array of outfits that should never have seen the light of day. One line guide to dominating the following social networks 8. Co-promote other accounts to increase activity. https://docs.google.com/drawings/create. Participate in the hashtag games, and #FollowFriday mentions. TV and radio have both worked the same way for decades too. –In the description include links to relevant products. Post stuff on your business page. Bahahhaha, wow, I guess someone thinks this is a NevBox-worthy comment! Share the hell out of your article to bring in more people to Medium. The more time you spend on Facebook, the more “advertising inventory” they have. Click the Search field. If you're anything like me, then you'll shudder at the thought of how you used to use social media so criminally. I think I have completed 1 and 2 in this comment, and I’m sure someone as intelligent and funny as Neville will appreciate number 3! 3. So that my friend is how you game a social network. Follow more people so Instagram can show you more content. https://www.instagram.com/neville_medhora/. The good part is that you can game these social networks a bit, the bad part is that it doesn’t always equate directly to sales. Therefore this post was ranked highly in multiple Newsfeeds, and dinged lots of people’s Notification Centers with updates bringing them back to the post. Keep you scrolling and participating on Instagram long as possible. The Bad: If you ARE trying to promote your stuff on Reddit, you have to do it gently or creatively. To keep you on Facebook long as possible. As for your YouTube videos, a lot of videos that are informational (Maybe like “How to take a screenshot on your Mac” or something generic) will often get lots of views but very little interaction. They can also DOWNVOTE your post which is where it’s really different from other sites. They noticed early on people pay attention to pictures, so they prefer posts with images. It might take a little effort in the form of time, but it’s otherwise free of monetary charge. Who wants the replay, comment ‘Me’ and I’ll send you the link.” Alternatively you can say something like “If I get 20 people that are interested I’ll share the link”. Without meaning to brag (because it was a complete fluke), I wrote an article in January 2017 which took off (by LinkedIn’s standards) garnering 785k views, 3300 comments and 60,000 likes. ——————————————– I second this! You’re a genius in your craft. Great tips Arnaud! They want you to keep reading, clicking, tagging, “hearting”, and commenting. Understand you don’t have to implement ALL social media outlets to succeed. Thanks for the great tips :). #legend. This is why they reward “higher engagement” posts with better placement in the Newsfeed. HOWEVER, these two examples show you CAN dominate big Sub-Reddits like r/Entrepreneur if you have a little marketing fire-power like an email list of fans…….and you can very easily dominate smaller Sub-Reddits with pretty much nothing. >You can schedule your Facebook lives (you can do this via your Facebook page via API: https://media.fb.com/2016/10/18/scheduling-a-live-broadcast-via-the-live-api/) or using software like Belive.tv or Just Broadcaster which lets you do this from a group, your timeline or any page. >Right click on your FB live video and click on “show video URL” and share that with your list showing them the replay. Great tips Rita! Only RT content that is valuable to your readership/brand. Reddit is certainly on my list to explore. –In the description give the name of your website or contact information where they can find out more. Behind the scenes, the Facebook servers were tallying up how many “points” this stupid post had, and it was through the roof! Thanks for sharing your knowledge. So, if you post a new idea for your Group’s project or publish something to your family's Facebook Group, the read receipts let you see who has viewed it. The next time, I posted a link to an article that looked like a very low key, mini sales letter explaining a problem I had and the solution I found – then once I decided the reddit post provided enough value I added a ts;wr (Too short, wanna read!) I’ll demonstrate two examples of gaming Reddit (by bowing to the Reddit audience’s desires): There are many different sub-reddits. P.S. But Redditors are NOT down with blatant promotion, and that’s awesome because Reddit is more fun that way :). But Neither video is a how to, and I didn’t ask for anything on both. Retweet the tweets of popular accounts in your niche WITH A COMMENT. Find the Twitter chats that are in your industry. The platform I think is the most powerful is YouTube. Here one of the lucky draw I did (it was in Bahasa Malaysia though), Who dude, great tips!! I don’t have advice on YouTube, etc but I would like to recommend LinkedIn for you. Rather than attempt to individually explain to each person, I just decided to come on here and tell you whatever you want to know about it. That was sorta the gist of this post Mike! Thank you for sharing! It literally means that we can actually get more eyes on our FB posts without spending $$$ on ads. Thanks Sam! Someone shares your post = +1 point. Good tip JC…..especially if you’re a Smurf :-P. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. It garnered 300+ comments before it got removed, and in total got more “activity” and views than any other post I’d seen on that Facebook group. Really useful info, thanks Neville for sharing. 1.) I think they are great for certain things, but I don’t know how much time to dedicate towards them. Most people trying to market on Reddit are SO lazy and just blast a link in everyone’s face. (Still couldn’t bring myself to answer a follow up question though….. ), Soooooo you’re just being lazy by not participating in the discussion?? How can I give this permission to my application? This will increase your video indexing on google. As an admin I can see them. Try using Google Drawings also, it’s free, super easy, and you can export the images in any format: This means more free exposure. This means if you heart a lot, comment a lot, tag a lot, post a lot….you are rewarded with more exposure. I can definitely see that working super well! Get an initial “push” to the top by sending friends/family/fans to your post in hopes they upvote it. http://i.imgur.com/M8yVon7.jpg If you use facebook too much, yuou just see the same damn posts over and over. I’ve never written a post on Medium, but I believe I know Medium’s true motivation, so we’ll see if this experiment works as I’m writing this post. Awesome thread/comments here, thanks all! Would love a chance to win a Nev Box :). Simple. Follow back. Makes sense! Hey Charlie, I never thought of WikiPedia as a “social” service, but I guess it is. Things that are beautiful, sexy, awesome, expensive, flashy tend to work best. For posts that have been seen: Seen by [Number] will appear next to each post to indicate how many group members have … What a great read Neville, I’ll be sharing with my husband. First line of tweet…. It helps YouTube pickup more keywords describing your video. Possibly NevBox-worthy! 9. You first understand it’s motivations, and then play according to those rules. Neville, You’re doing same on Youtube. It’s not a place for deep thoughts, long reads, or heavy discussion. It works to collect emails if you do an AMA that genuinely is helpful, provides a ton of great answers, and you have a mechanism to “boost” your upvotes when you post (like a big email list). 4. What does Facebook get out of it? What it is? But for all the time answering questions and emailing my list about the AMA’s, it ends up being for a relatively small return. 4. Thanks for the great tips :). For example, if smurfs are really hot in searches, mention smurfs somehow in the example (“if I were a smurf and wanted to fix this lawn mower I would…”). Click 'settings' on the top right hand corner of the screen, 2. I personally think it’s a very fair trade. Appreciate the kind words. 3. Topic: how to game social media.) Bottom line: Facebook has made several major changes that limit the way your posts can be shared and viewed by other members of the Facebook community. 6. Just realized I used your instead of you’re…3 TIMES. In reality, most HATE those DM’s. What Quora gets out of it: – Short titles so they get chosen by LinkedIn to be featured on Pulse (their blogging platform). Click on the "Comment" hyperlink beneath a status or image posting to tag a Facebook user in the post's comments sections. They are pretty basic, but as you said, a lot of people don’t even know these basic rules of uploading YouTube videos. It will be reciprocated, and soon you will have loyal followers who give you free promotion to the Twitterverse every Friday. Good idea though! Among all the hacks you shared here, I’ll try the Quora hack immediately as I’ve been planning to test it out. The people on Reddit love to pride themselves on being logical and reasonable while sniffing out the bullshit but usually end up swallowing the bullshit. Some are small, some are huge. Try to include a catchy image on the post. Delete Comments and Posts. Look how my own Instagram was built up: ; If no one shared your post, you won't see the word "share" (or "shares") below the Like button. The result? Here’s an example of a filthy, stupid, horrible, dumbly-written, spiteful post that creeped it’s way to the top before it was removed (seen in a FB group): Even though this post was absolute garbage, it showed up in my newsfeed over-and-over-and-over again for days. >Use the Google Chrome extension “Awesome Facebook Video Downloader” (or something comparable) to download your live videos and then you can use them on YouTube, Vimeo, or even create a digital product out of them if you wish. Gently drop a link or two back to your own articles or products….but ONLY if it helps the answer. FB images don’t have to be fancy and you can make basic images with a shape and a few words of text in Paint. Acknowledge the person and thank them for their comment. It stands to reason that every time you post content to that page, all 1,000 people will see it. Nev, Access the transcript for download from the the “More ” link with three dots in front of it at the bottom left in the “tray”under the video once it’s up and going. Respond to every single comment, preferably with ANOTHER question for the commenter to make them comment again. Most social media sites will boost you to the top if you just create retention and engagement. I think the best strategy is to: Another video has 72,000 views but 1000+ upvotes and only 30 downvotes. However a lot of those don’t convert to worthwhile customers. Come and check us out on Snapchat Discover. –You can keep it in your files for future reference– Invite every possible friend you can from Facebook and Twitter and other social accounts to follow you. How you can game Quora: Keep up the great work man, love your stuff! –Make at least a two sentence description of what’s going on in the video. November 2020 and there does not appear to be a “most recent” option at all anymore. That means with even this half-assed-20-minute-effort experiment I was able to work my way into the results by bowing to Medium’s true desires. Each group board has its own rules, make sure you follow them! At the end of several months see which post was bringing you in the most clicks or signups (or whatever metric you are aiming for). And here’s the secret to gaming the system….. That’s right my young friend, if you dig deep and find the true metrics Facebook lives on, you can exploit that to your advantage. It turns out a lot of their following isn’t THAT dedicated or interested in them. Do your likes. Become a answering machine on Quora. Cosmopolitan, Part of the Hearst UK Fashion & Beauty Network. That’s super true Charlie. Top of the subreddit in an hour, 8000 visits to a website where I got 100 on a lucky day. :). This means Facebook is more likely to show your other content. What you can do to get the most attention on Instagram posts: Instagram is like a virtual popularity contest. I shared this new post with all my Facebook friends: Results: In a few hours this post got enough traction to start showing up in the top results for becoming a copywriter in Medium. Rankings. It’s not hard to get over that initial 1000 followers cap. I need as many pinterest tips as I can get. Hit ↵ Enter on your keyboard. H/T Gary Vee for saying this first. https://www.reddit.com/r/Entrepreneur/comments/3ebij7/as_of_today_ive_built_an_email_list_of_20836/. Did you write that bit about beautiful women (yes, a fashion blog will have models but…) to get higher rankings on FB because women will obviously disagree or be offended, and leave comments? Like this? There has been quite a few horrible people in Reddit’s history who have done exactly the same. If you hate Twitter, don’t use it. Reddit is notoriously difficult for marketers, and it should be. I always do it. 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