Author: Dana Kilroy

Not a photoshop pro? No problem! In this week's Pinterest-themed Small Biz Social Friday post, we share six awesome free tools that allow you to create eye-catching images for Pinterest (and your other social sites, too). Okay, here we go! PicMonkey   PicMonkey is one of the most popular free online photo editors. We've actually recommended it a few times...

You've built your app, but something's just not right. It's the text! Maybe you applied a Theme and you don't like the font style or color. Or maybe you simply want to know how to style your text. I'll show you where to find the CSS to change this and give you some quick tips. Let's roll! Even...

Now that contests and promotions are allowed on Facebook Page Timelines, there are a handful of best practices businesses should keep in mind before they decide to host one of their own. In today’s post, we’re going to cover everything you need to know about how to run a successful (and beneficial-to-your-business) Timeline contest or promotion. Let’s...

Earlier this week Facebook announced changes to their promotion guidelines. The change is especially exciting for small business owners who want to run basic Timeline contests. Yesterday we wrote about how ShortStack users can use the valuable data they’ll collect from these contests by using our new Comment/Like Importer! In today’s post, we’re going to share 5 awesome...

Note: This post has been updated to reflect Instagram's changes as of May 11, 2016. An Instagram contest is an easy way to capitalize on the user-generated content (UGC) trend. Instagram contests require minimal effort from participants, which is one reason they’re so popular. To host an Instagram contest using this template, just ask people to post...

Instagram is super hot right now, so why not give your fans an easy way to follow you from your app? In case you didn't know, we now have two shiny new Templates that integrate with Instagram, plus an Instagram Widget. Now, onto my tip for the week. How to Link to your Instagram Profile Linking to your profile is as...

We're super excited to introduce our latest feature, the Instagram Widget. The Instagram Widget is used to display photos and videos in your app from a single Instagram account, or that match a hashtag search. You can also set the widget to periodically refresh the content from Instagram. Here is what the Widget looks like in the Designer: Here...

Recently we've received a ton of questions about best practices for finding photos for Facebook posts and blog articles. One of the reasons is that there has been a lot of coverage about the fact that photos in the News Feed receive better engagement than a general status update. Facebook's redesigned News Feed which emphasizes larger...