Best Practices

This post has been updated to reflect changes in Facebook/Instagram's policies, as announced on December 11, 2018 Instagram changed the way hashtag contests are run in December 2018. Now, Instagram hashtag contest entries must include both the contest hashtag(s) and an @mention of the Instagram Business Account running the contest. Learn more by reading Hashtag Contests &...

We’re on a mission to save our users time and money. You’re already using ShortStack to build lead-capturing campaigns, including contests and quizzes. And we know you’re using our marketing automation features -- like autoresponders and scheduled emails -- to stay in touch with your customers. Now you can do even more, all within ShortStack. We’ve added a...

Over the past few years, apps like Snapchat have tried to take the image- and video-sharing crown from Instagram, but "The ‘Gram" has found ways to remain comfortably seated on the throne. Not only has Instagram stayed in the lead, they have seen remarkable growth. Since Stories was released, Instagram has seen daily-active-user growth of more than...

Love is in the air! Are you looking for the perfect way to show your customers how much you appreciate them (a way that perhaps doesn’t include sending a dozen roses!)? [icons size='' custom_size='40' icon='fa-quote-left' type='normal' position='' border='no' border_color='' icon_color='' background_color='' margin='0 0 10px' icon_animation='' icon_animation_delay='' link='' target='_self'] Why not show them some love by giving them a...

After Instagram’s algorithm revision in March 2016, Instagram feeds went from showing posts in chronological order to to delivering content in the order Instagram calculated would be most engaging to the individual user. Instagram took into account the number of likes, comments, likes on comments, post saves, direct message replies, and posts to someone else by...

This post has been updated to reflect changes in Facebook/Instagram's policies, as announced on December 11, 2018 Instagram changed the way hashtag contests are run in December 2018. Now, Instagram hashtag contest entries must include both the contest hashtag(s) and an @mention of the Instagram Business Account running the contest. Learn more by reading Hashtag Contests &...

Visibility through Facebook’s organic reach just dropped even more, making other points of contact with followers even more important. Stepping up your Instagram game is a strong antidote to this declining Facebook reach. While Instagram’s algorithm still shows content out of order, it does prioritize strong, engaging content, so building up your followers there can help...

Super Bowl commercials ran advertisers about $5-million a pop last year. If you’re reaching for your checkbook now this post probably isn’t for you. We’re going to look at a different marketing strategy today and it’s bound to cost you approximately $5-million less. No, you won’t appear on television’s most-watched broadcast or achieve 150-million views with these tactics....