If you're on social media and you aren't a photographer (either by profession or by hobby), chances are you've wondered where everyone gets the images they post. You know: the beautiful sunset, the super crisp flower close-up, the bright desktop flatlay. Below I've linked to a whole bunch of websites where you can get great photos. In addition, I've also provided some explanations on copyright and why you shouldn't use Google image search to get your photos.
I've written about this before. I've posted about it on social media repeatedly. I even gave up a couple times and let y'all do whatever you wanted to do. I thought this was a good time to rephrase and reframe, because Facebook is still the thing that most of my students ask about, and I can't in good conscience not provide this information to you. This article is not meant to freak you out or to make you feel guilty - it is meant to educate.
This is a bit of a follow-up to this post I wrote explaining why you should always be wary of articles or studies claiming to know the best times to post on social media. The feedback I got was "Great points - but I still don't know when the best time is for *me* to post." So I thought I'd do a quick tutorial on how you can figure this out for yourself.
As small business owners and solopreneurs we are always on the lookout for free resources we can use to improve our business processes or to save us time. These are some of the latest and greatest tools I've come across, ranging from legal documentation to social analytics, event marketing to blogging.
Since we all know how much Facebook likes to tweak and update its platform, it's possible that you'd like to change some settings on your Facebook Page but those settings are not where you remember them being! On top of that, there are plenty of times when you try to make the changes and get an error or the buttons are greyed out. This post also outlines the issues you may run into and potential solutions.
The Facebook algorithm does it's best to give us the content IT THINKS we want (it is partly based on the posts we've interacted with in the past, so it's at least partially accurate).
However, there are times when I've sat at my computer and wondered if a certain business left Facebook or became inactive or went out of business - then I go to their page and BAM they have been posting great stuff every day - but Facebook's algorithm filtered those posts out for whatever reason.
Luckily, there is a way to get around this if there are pages out there that you REALLY love and never want to miss an update from. These instructions work the same on desktop and mobile, so it doesn't matter what device you're using.
Follow these simple instructions to see updates from your favourite pages:
- Search or go to the page you want to see
- Click 'Like' if you haven't already done so
- Beside the Like button is a 'Following' button - tap or hover your mouse over it
- Select 'See First'
Voila! When this page has a new post, you will see it at the very top of your newsfeed.