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From TikTok, to Facebook, to Instagram, to Pinterest and much more. The world of social media is a complicated one, and each platform has its own nuances and demographics. Our collection of social media blog posts gives marketers the ability to navigate this complex world; and not only to navigate it, but to thrive in it. From Facebook advertising, to TikTok tips, to knowing the best time to post on Instagram: the WordStream blog is your home for social media marketing.

How to Use Instagram Giveaways to Grow Your Following

Learn how to use Instagram giveaways to drive traffic to your site and grow your Instagram audience by up to double -- for just cents per follower!

Dan Shewan
May 10, 2017 | Instagram

3 Reasons You Need to Try Pinterest Ads

With an $11 billion valuation and $300 million in revenue in 2016, Pinterest is a social network that means business: learn how you can use its new ad platform to reach and engage with your future customers.

How to Compete in Facebook Ads

Want to know how to compete with the heavyweights in Facebook Ads? We've got you covered with cost-saving tips and a full explanation of how the Facebook ad auction works.

Brett McHale
April 27, 2017 | Social Media

9 Ways Facebook Creative Hub Will Energize Your Social Ads

By our count there are 9 ways Facebook Creative Hub can help you create better Facebook and Instagram ads: Here's how to use it to take your paid social game to the next level!

Allen Finn
April 24, 2017 | Social Media

10 Powerful Tips for Better Travel Marketing This Year

Competition in the travel industry will be higher than ever this year. How to beat the competition? Here are 10 ideas to improve your travel marketing strategy.

The 10 Best Facebook Advertising Features Right Now

Facebook makes it simple to find your ideal audiences and drive conversions with great ads. Use our favorite Facebook advertising features to reach your future customers today.

Allen Finn
April 18, 2017 | Instagram

The Real Effect of Running a Facebook Ad Campaign in 5 Charts

We looked at the data and found that the Facebook pages of advertisers have dramatically better engagement metrics across the board than those who invest nothing in paid social.

Allen Finn
March 28, 2017 | Social Media

5 Nifty Hacks to Attract Prospects to Your Twitter Page

Want to attract more prospective customers to your Twitter page? These five hacks will help you find and target potential customers on Twitter.

Guest Author
March 9, 2017 | Social Media

GIFs Will Revolutionize Your Facebook Ads – Here’s How to Use Them

Everybody loves GIFs, including your current and future customers! Here's your complete guide to everything you need to know about using GIFs in Facebook ads, from why they matter to how to create your very own GIF ads.

Allen Finn
March 7, 2017 | Social Media

4 Facebook Ad Fails (And How To Fix Them)

Facebook ads deliver awesome results at a very low cost. But the Facebook platform can be frustrating and confusing sometimes. Here are four of my worst Facebook ad fails with the workarounds to fix them.

Erin Costello
March 2, 2017 | Social Media

Facebook Ad Benchmarks for YOUR Industry [Data]

Facebook ad performance can vary widely for different business types and industries. What numbers should you be looking to beat in Facebook advertising? We dug into the data to find out.

Mark Irvine
February 28, 2017 | Reporting & Analysis

How to Cultivate Brand Advocacy with Paid Social

Want more brand advocates? When building your strategy for paid social media, look to the quality of traffic over quantity to build brand awareness and nurture fan relationships.

Guest Author
February 24, 2017 | Social Media

7 Power Words & Phrases to Test in Your Facebook Ads

When you're competing for attention on Facebook, your ads need to grab people's attention FAST. That's where these seven powerful words and phrases come in.

Brad Smith
February 7, 2017 | Copywriting

8 Facebook Ad Tools to Help You Increase Leads and Sales

Which of the dozens of Facebook ad tools out there should you consider using? Read on to learn about our eight favorite Facebook ad tools right now.

Dan Shewan
February 1, 2017 | Social Media

7 Ways to Make Your Social Media Resume Look Awesome

When you find yourself needing to polish your social media resume, you should include these skills and keep it creative—read up so you can land your dream social media job!

Mary Lister
January 30, 2017 | Social Media

40 Essential Social Media Marketing Statistics in One Cool Infographic

As we start a new year, here is a look back at the world of social media. Social media marketing is one of the single most important things you can do to generate leads and increase brand awareness, so keep these statistics in mind as you create your social media plan for 2018!

Mary Lister
January 5, 2017 | Social Media

#KnowNearby: Every Emoji You Can Tweet at Google for Instant Local Links [Infographic]

Google now responds to emoji on Twitter with quips, GIFS, and super-helpful local links: check out WordStream's infographic detailing all 187 emoji Google will respond to on Twitter!

Allen Finn
January 2, 2017 | Marketing Ideas

18 Marketers, Influencers, & Thought Leaders You HAVE to Read on Medium

Check out our list of the 18 best marketers, influencers, and thought leaders on Medium and explain why you NEED to be reading them, including Larry Kim, Rand Fishkin and more.

Dan Shewan
December 14, 2016 | Content Marketing

5 Really Good Reasons to Use Twitter Ads

I love Google AdWords and Facebook Ads, but there are a few ways that Twitter Ads beats them both. Check out these five awesome reasons to start using Twitter Ads.

Larry Kim
December 12, 2016 | Social Media

Facebook "Bug" Reveals Organic Reach Is Even Worse Than We Thought

Facebook announced that the organic reach of your posts has been overrepresented by 50% in the Page Insights dashboard. What can you do about these dismal numbers?

Jess Armstrong
November 18, 2016 | Social Media

Building a Successful Paid Twitter Campaign From the Ground Up

Here's everything you need to know to launch a successful Twitter advertising campaign, from audience targeting to hashtags to crafting the perfect promoted tweet.

Guest Author
November 18, 2016 | Social Media

11 Ways to Hack the LinkedIn Pulse Algorithm

Linkedin Pulse is a killer way to get your best content in front of a larger audience. Follow Larry Kim's best tips to hack the LinkedIn Pulse algorithm.

Larry Kim
November 7, 2016 | Social Media

3 Important Facebook Ad Copy Tests To Highlight Your Value Proposition

These three A/B tests from WordStream’s Facebook Ads account showcase how important testing your ad copy is. Learn how to showcase your value prop to maximize clicks and conversions!

Mary Lister
October 25, 2016 | Conversion Rates

5 Reasons Your Facebook Ads Aren’t Working

Facebook ads not working? Don't give up yet! Here are five common reasons your Facebook ads aren't driving ROI, plus tips on how to fix the problems.

Brad Smith
October 24, 2016 | Social Media

4 Big Local Marketing Trends (+8 Ways to Adapt)

Some big new trends in social media, video marketing, mobile advertising and search are changing the game for local businesses. Find out how to stay ahead of the curve!

Guest Author
October 17, 2016 | Local Marketing

How to Use the Facebook Pixel to Track Conversions on Facebook

In this comprehensive guide, Brett McHale shows you everything you need to know about tracking - and driving - conversions in Facebook.

Brett McHale
October 7, 2016 | Social Media

6 Crazy Social Media Ad Ideas to Make You Look Like A Big Deal

Want to look like a big deal on social media? Here are six creative and cost-effective ways to impress your followers and get noticed with social media ads!

Larry Kim
October 3, 2016 | Social Media