Facebook is adding Facebook Stories in a way to do their own social media marketing. What do you think of this idea? Did you ever think that Facebook would need to do their own social media marketing?
The Difference Between White Hat and Black Hat
A lot of people ask us how we came up with the name for White Hat Social Media and we end up trying to explain the difference between White Hat and Black Hat tactics for SEO, Social Media, Comments, and so on.
After explaining it so many times we kind of smacked ourselves upside the head and thought, “Why don’t we just explain it on our website?!” As obvious as this would seem to us if we were working with a client, these things seem a lot less obvious when it’s your own company because you’re already the expert and you have surrounded yourself with even more experts that compliment your interests and goals. I suppose this is a good example of why hiring consultants from outside your business to assess your brand and online communication is a good idea. We have had some very successful and amazing people offer suggestions and help us along the way and we couldn’t be any more grateful!
To learn the difference between White Hat and Black Hat tactics visit our website: Why White Hat? To learn more about Andrew and I, visit our Contact Us page. We always welcome constructive feedback! - Micah Tutay
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Knowing which social media site is best for you or your business can be difficult. How much time do you invest in each one? How many do you use? How do you get people engaged? What do you think?
1. Ask a Question
Opening your post with a question is a rhetorical device (hence, the “rhetorical question”) that creates curiosity and gets the reader thinking. Thinking equals active engagement with your writing, and that’s a very good thing.
2. Share an Anecdote or Quote
Anecdotes are quick stories that can make people laugh or immediately establish the main point of your post. A nice quote from a recognizable authority or famous person can also work wonders when holding attention in those crucial opening seconds.
3. Invoke the Mind’s Eye
Producing a mental image in a reader’s mind is one of the most powerful things you can ever do as a writer, so expressly engaging the imagination is a powerful opening technique. Activate the mind’s eye of the reader by using words like “imagine,” “picture this,” “do you remember when,” etc.
4. Use an Analogy, Metaphor or Simile
Analogies, metaphors and similes are some of the most powerful devices available when it comes to telling a story in a single sentence. This is a great way to capture a reader’s attention and also acts to provoke mental imagery that allows readers to tell a story to themselves.
5. Cite a Shocking Statistic
Starting off with an interesting factoid is also a great technique. People love being provided with interesting data, but only if it is unique, startling, or even shocking. The statistic should also be directly relevant to the point of your post as well.
Bonus Tip: The third most important part of your blog post is the closing. A great way to close is to tie back into your opening.