Instagram Social Strategy by Brands: LALAL.AI

Combin Blog is starting a new column dedicated to the brands whose Instagram accounts we like. Once a month, we’ll talk about a brand’s Instagram social media strategy and walk through its Instagram page’s strong and weak points. This time, we’re starting it rolling with our friends – LALAL.AI, an AI-powered music source separation service […]

How to Use Instagram Live (No Sweating or Crying)

Listen up: You’re going to get on Instagram Live, and you’re going to like it. In fact, we’re going to make it so easy to go live on Instagram that you might enjoy yourself. We’ll walk you through how to go live, three tips and tricks for planning a successful livestream, and seven examples to […]

How To Get More Likes on Facebook: 8 Easy Tips

“Like us on Facebook” has become such a common phrase that it’s hard to imagine the platform any other way. If the Facebook Like was a person, it would have been bar or bat mitzvahed by now. But we haven’t always wondered how to get more likes on Facebook. In 2007, the social networking platform […]

26 Instagram Story Ideas To Help Spark Creativity

When you use social media for business or personal, you might be wondering what sort of Instagram story ideas you can or should use. Instagram offers so many different kinds of content that it can feel a little overwhelming at times. Should you post on your feed? To your stories? Do a live? Create a […]

How to Spot Fake Instagram Followers and Check If Your Audience Is Legit

Just like all that glitters is not gold, not every Instagram follower is legit and actually brings value to your account. There are multiple reasons why your Instagram account has these ghost followers: sometimes, competitors buy bots to follow you and thus ruin your account; on occasions, this might be done by yourself (un)consciously with […]

Instagram Reels Algorithm: Everything You Need to Know

If you’re a social media nerd (a term of endearment here at Hootsuite HQ), you’ve probably already studied our guide to the Instagram algorithm in your quest to achieve better engagement for your business Instagram account. But if you really want your Instagram Reels in particular to make a splash, it’s important to know that […]

111 Time-Saving Keyboard Shortcuts for Social Media Managers (PC and Mac)

Did you know using keyboard shortcuts can save you hours of time? Holy shift! As a social media marketer, think what you could achieve with all that extra TikTok dancing practice? But seriously: Shortcuts can help you schedule social media posts, reply to DMs, insert hashtags (without copy/pasting), switch between tabs and accounts, and so […]

How to Create a Social Media Calendar [TEMPLATE FOR 2022]

A social media calendar is a lifesaver for busy social marketers. When you create and post content on the fly, you’re prone to typos, tone problems, and other mistakes. It’s much safer—and more efficient—to dedicate a specific time in your workday to create, tweak, proofread, and schedule posts. In addition to making your workday less […]