2018 is shocking the social media world. The strategies that were working in the past few years all of the sudden stopped working.
The "easy" strategies that were working to grow on social media are getting low growth and not encouraging engagement on your page.
This is killing pages and causing people to quit.
BUT, there is one strategy that is working and many people are not using it!
Time to start going back to how social media was meant to be used, time to start creating a community and getting involved in the community.
Let's get YOU started on this strategy right NOW!
What Isn't Working On Social Media in 2018
Pretty much most strategies that were working on social media, specifically Instagram, are not working as well this year as they have in the past.
The new Instagram algorithm is cracking down on "engagement groups" and this is not getting the results that it used to. The groups may help a little but the algorithm Instagram has now is recognizing who is in these groups and not pushing the posts in them with "fake engagement" to the top of news feeds.
Hashtags are also still working but just not as well as they used to. This is for one simple reason, the large number of people using this strategy. Posts are just getting drown out by all of the other posts in those hashtags. You can be relying only on hashtags to be found now, you have to go get your name known.
The final strategy I am going to touch on that isn't working as well is just simply posting content. This goes along with the hashtag strategy because you used to be able to just post 3 times a day with solid hashtags and get found.
Now it is not enough to just post content, you have to go out and be part of the community, that is what is working on social media in 2018.
What Does Work On Social Media?
Going back to its roots and using social media how it was meant to be used, that is what is working.
Not trying to "hack" the algorithm on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter, not trying to find little strategies or tips. Now, what is working is putting the work to go out and get noticed.
Social media was created to be a community of people who have the same interests engaging, liking, commenting, retweeting, sharing ,etc on each others content!
The strategy that works is simply just engaging with people in the community, large and small accounts and popular ad recent posts.
Leaving your thoughts, questions, insights, etc on other people's posts and simply just getting your name out there.
You have to start actively getting your name out there and not just expecting people to come to you.
Make your name so known out, be all over on social media posting and engaging, that they can't ignore you and are forced to go and check out your profile.
This will work better than any "hacks" on social media at the moment, trust me just try it out and see for yourself!
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Why Does This Social Media Strategy Work?
This works. Hands down.
Because you aren't trying to trick the social media algorithm on the platform or hack your way to more followers and likes.
You are just using the platforms the way that they are supposed to be used and leveraging that.
You are also not using those "fake comment bots" and trying to hack the system that way leaving comments like "nice post" or "love it." You are leaving thoughtful comments that inform, entertain or educate and getting people to notice you.
The only way this strategy will work though is if YOU out in the work. A few hours a day engaging and connecting with people, cut back on the XBox or Netflix and start focusing on this.
If you are trying to find a way to work less, you just aren't going to see results in anything in life. You can't try ad find the shortcut for everything in life because success takes work.
Don't work and don't see results, pretty simple. Everyone is out there looking for the quick way to grow on these platforms when the "quick" way to gain real followers in as few months as possible take the most amount of time.
People want real followers, real engagement, a lot of followers and with little work. That just isn't how it works.
Put in the work and you will see the growth!
How To Start Acting on This Strategy
Sold on the strategy now? How about I show you how to start taking action on this strategy because you could have the best strategy but if you don't act on it you won't get anywhere in life.
Time to start taking action and not spending time "planning" and thinking that you are taking action. People get stuck planning for years and then never taking real action to materialize those plans.
The first thing I want to say about taking action on this strategy is that you have to leave comments that entertain, educate or provide your insights. You can just leave basic comments, that is the best way to make this strategy NOT work. So, whenever I say "leave comments" this is what I'm talking about, not just any kind of comments.
So, here is where you can start...
Go to large accounts in both your niche and a few from your passions/ interests and find recent posts that you can relate to or leave a solid comment on and start commenting. Don't just do this once, try to comment on a good number of their most recent posts for each account.
Next, go to the top hashtags in your niche and start doing the same thing. comment on say the top 10-20 posts in the top 20 hashtags in your niche.
You can also comment on the most recent posts in that niche to get your name out there a little more.
I don't usually share this tip but another great tip is to go to your followers and start commenting and engaging on their posts. This is both a way to get their attention and have them pay more attention to your page as well as say "thank you" for following you.
Thanks again for the support on the blog! I would love to see you guys try this strategy out and show off your results in the comment section below!
Comment below and let everyone see your results! I can't wait to see how good this strategy will work out for you as well!
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