Hack Using Instagram Gallery

Hack Using Instagram Gallery

I N S T A G R A M H A C K !! This is something I’ve been seeing a lot lately, so I know it works. If you see a carousel (also known as a “gallery”) in your feed, then later, you open up your feed again, the Instagram algorithm will show that same...
Instagram’s @Creators Account Shares More Info

Instagram’s @Creators Account Shares More Info

Welcome to the 2nd part of the Instagram Myth Shattering, based on posts from the @creators account from @instagram. In case you missed it, go back and check out yesterday’s post for some solid Q&A from the Instagram team. Here’s some more. Q: We hear...
Instagram AMA

Instagram AMA

For the past two Fridays, Adam Mosseri (@mosseri), Head of Instagram, has been doing AMAs on his Stories – and he’s been dropping knowledge all over the place. I’ve been covering this on my show, but in case you missed it, here are the highlights. Q:...
Speaking at Project Voice

Speaking at Project Voice

#TBT to a year ago when Jen Lehner and I held an impromptu photoshoot at the Alexa Conference while the Amazon team went to the bathroom and left their sign unguarded. Since then, I’ve added nearly 25,000 subscribers and now have approximately 24,000 downloads...
Vacation Photo Concept

Vacation Photo Concept

Everyone takes vacation photos.  But how can you make your vacation photos special? I’ve seen other accounts use an effect like this, and I wanted to make my own version. Instructions: 1. Get a good location and a tripod. 2. Put the tripod down. Do not move...
IGTV – Basic and Technical Info

IGTV – Basic and Technical Info

Today let’s talk things you didn’t know about uploading to IGTV.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ 1. Videos must be in MP4 file format.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ 2. Videos must be at least one minute long. The maximum length your video can be is:⁣⁣ – 15 minutes when uploading from a mobile...
Review: Amazon Echo Buds with Alexa

Review: Amazon Echo Buds with Alexa

On September 25, Amazon announced over 30 products at once. Since I’ve been using the Samsung Galaxy Buds for nearly 6 months with the Amazon Alexa app, the announcement that I saw the most immediate value in was the Amazon Echo Buds ($139.99).  I love the...
Instagram Starts Testing Hiding Likes in the US

Instagram Starts Testing Hiding Likes in the US

Hiding likes is going to start being tested this week in the US! Currently it’s being tested in 7 other countries, and on Friday at #Wired25, the CEO of Instagram, @mosseri (Adam Mosseri), announced that about 1% or 2% of United States users would start seeing...
Are You Getting Less Likes?

Are You Getting Less Likes?

Are you getting less likes than in the past? Everyone is getting less likes (for the most part). Even celebrities. Even influencers. (Side note – a lot of those people you see with millions of likes are buying them or getting them from bots.) So why are we all...
5 Editing Techniques To Get The Look You Want

5 Editing Techniques To Get The Look You Want

Today we continue our series about photos and videos that captivate your audience with 5 editing techniques to get the look you want. Use these tips to make the most of the pictures you share. 1. Crop to get the best image possible. Remember that people are viewing...
How to Improve Your Instagram Photos

How to Improve Your Instagram Photos

Yesterday, I covered what to post about on Instagram. Today, we’re going to get into how to improve your photos, even if you’re not a pro photographer. Ready? 1. Make your shots more interesting by using the the rule of thirds. If you’re not familiar...
7 Ways To Get Content for your Instagram

7 Ways To Get Content for your Instagram

Do you struggle with what to post on Instagram? Recently I asked “what’s your biggest challenge with Instagram?” and a lot of you responded with the same answer: “What should I post????” Here’s a list of 7 things you can use as...
Instagram Launches New Threads App and Restrict Mode

Instagram Launches New Threads App and Restrict Mode

So much Instagram news today, it’s crazy. First, if you use the Close Friends features within Instagram Stories a lot, you’ll love this. Instagram has launched a new app called “Threads” that I talked about a while ago. Threads is a dedicated...
7 Ways To Get Content for your Instagram

Creating an Amazon Alexa Flash Briefing in 5 Steps

Creating an Amazon Alexa Flash Briefing Skill can be confusing. Here are the 5 steps to getting started quickly! 5 Technical Steps to Creating, Recording, and Posting Your First Flash Briefing 1.  Register for a developer account at https://developer.amazon.com, and...

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg on Instagram vs. TikTok

Yesterday, the audio of an internal Facebook meeting held by Mark Zuckerberg was leaked. It’s long, but I’m going to focus on the relevant part that applies to the future of Instagram vs. TikTok. If you’re not familiar with it, TikTok (formerly...
5 reasons to create an Amazon Alexa Flash Briefing

5 reasons to create an Amazon Alexa Flash Briefing

Amazon Alexa Flash Briefings are short audio programs between 1 and 10 minutes that anyone can create. Here are 5 reasons to create an Amazon Alexa Flash Briefing. 1. You have a topic you could talk about for hours. You don’t have to be a leading expert on a...
Head of Instagram on Hiding Like Counts

Head of Instagram on Hiding Like Counts

Instagram has been testing hiding the “like count” photos get in the feed. This week, the Head of Instagram, Adam @mosseri gave some insights into why they’re doing this, what the response has been, and how he feels about it. “Ultimately, if we...
Head of Instagram, Adam Mosseri, on Bullying

Head of Instagram, Adam Mosseri, on Bullying

Have you ever been harassed on Instagram? Bullying on Instagram is a real problem. The Head of Instagram, Adam @mosseri gave a great interview about the depth of the problem and the solutions they’re putting in place to address it, in the form of new features....
Explaining Instagram Analytics Terms

Explaining Instagram Analytics Terms

Save this post!! This is the DEFINITIVE post to explain the confusing terms in the Instagram Analytics. Save this post because you’ll be coming back to it often to figure out what these terms mean. Background info: If you’re not using an Instagram Business...
5 Things You Didn’t Know about Hashtags

5 Things You Didn’t Know about Hashtags

1.What is a hashtag? Hashtags (# sign) are for grouping posts together so people can find your post. Searching a hashtag lets you see all the posts with that tag. You can even follow hashtags you want to keep close tabs on, and the best posts from that hashtag will...

New Features for Story Camera Uncovered

https://secureservercdn.net/192.169.221.188/b6a.b40.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/VID_115010114_213222_927.mp4 There’s SO much Instagram news right now it’s literally C R A Z Y. Boomerangs are getting revamped. Layouts are being brought to Stories. The Story Camera is changing. So...
Free Information To Get As Many Likes As Possible

Free Information To Get As Many Likes As Possible

Today’s topic: FREE information to get as many likes as possible. It’s called Instagram Insights. Here’s the background info – the Instagram algorithm rewards posts that get a lot of likes and comments very quickly after being posted. If your...
Instagram Creator Accounts Add Scheduling of Posts!

Instagram Creator Accounts Add Scheduling of Posts!

HUGE  INSTAGRAM  NEWS! If you have a Creator Account, @instagram has added the ability to schedule Feed posts and IGTV posts using Facebook Creator Studio! If you’re the kind of person who plans out their content in advance, or if you’re...
Instagram Creator Accounts – Should You Switch?

Instagram Creator Accounts – Should You Switch?

Yesterday @tailwindapp had a great blog post – “Instagram Creator Accounts – Should I Switch?”, which I featured on my show today. I’ve had the Creator account for nearly 2 weeks now (and I finally got the Music sticker! Are these things...