Turn Your Favorite Web Page into a Button

If you’re like me you have a few websites that you find yourself constantly looking up on your iPhone throughout the day. I mean these are important websites because obviously you can’t wait for a computer and that’s what 4G is for anyways…am I right?!

So here’s a trick that will help you bypass about 3 steps and take you straight to the page you’re looking for online.

1. Open Safari on your iPhone and go to the web page of your choosing.

Searching for website

 

2. Once you arrive at the web page, tap the arrow as if you want to send the page and this menu will pop up. When it does select “Add to Home Screen”.

Select Add to Home Screen3. Now you’ll have the opportunity to name your button what ever you desire. I chose to label it “ListaLand” because that is the blog I want to open to with ease. When you’re done select “Add” in the upper right-hand corner.

Label your web page

4. The button will now appear on your home screen and you can place it anywhere you like.

Place the button where you want

Now you’ll be able to open your most visited webpages super quick. I made buttons for ListaLand and the schedule for my gym!

What web pages would you like to be able to open easily?

Let us know in the comments below!

 

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Optimize for the Prize with Instagram

A few weeks ago I mentioned “optimizing” your profiles in our lesson in hashtagging here at ListaLand. This week we are about to have a lesson in optimizing… Here we go!

 Definition of "Optimizing"

Did you see the part where it says “rearrange or rewrite to improve efficiency of retrieval or processing”…? This is the key to having any significant online presence at all. So if you’re going to do something, do it right! Here is how.

1. Your Username

If your brand’s name is available as a username try to snag it. If it is not available, don’t cry, just try using another extension of your brand (such as your tagline and/or favorite phrase used within your company). Being an individual on Instagram might feel a little more liberating because you have room to experiment with unique usernames. Just avoid numbers, underscores, and make sure it’s easy to spell!

2. Your Profile Picture

The format for the photo in the corner is small and round. Make sure whatever you put in it stands out, is brand appropriate and recognizable for your followers! Since the display picture size on your Instagram web profile is 180 x 180 pixels try uploading the photo you’re going to use as that size to ensure high resolution.

3. Your Name and URL

While most people put their actual name here, that is not entirely necessary. If your username already contains your brand name it could be fun to experiment by putting your tagline here. For example:

Get creative with your "name" on Instagram

As for your URL…including a link to your website is crucial! You see Instagram is giving you a gift here. It is offering a means of bringing traffic to your personal webpage through them. Accept the gift and do it!

We’re ALL Instagram junkies here… what elements attract you certain profiles? 

Think about it and share below!

 

 

Facebook, Twitter, Instagram… There’s a Difference.

Are you frustrated with how your content sharing is going? Do you feel like you’re sharing your content for nothing? Let me guess, it’s not going as viral as you had hoped…? Perhaps the problem isn’t your actual content, but instead how you’re sharing your content.

This week at ListaLand we’re giving you a new social media rule to live by: what you’re posting depends on where you’re posting it!” 

Facebook      Twitter Instagram

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People want different things from different social platforms. It’s important to be able to share the same content across Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram in ways that are “tailored to each channel“… Let’s take a look!


1. Facebook: Posting content on Facebook requires a better understanding of your audience. They’ve already liked your page, you have their attention so now it is your job to keep it! People come to Facebook for more than just a quick status… they want a story. The best way to win over your fans is engage them in a story-driven way! Tell them about what you an/or your company is up to, ask questions, opinions, etc.

2. Twitter: Every “tweet” you see is a headline. People scan their Twitter feed to see what’s going on in the world at the moment. Therefore you might want to gear your tweets in a personality-filled, 140-character, headline-driven way. Tweets with photos and links are proven to have more interaction. Try to incorporate them to promote your brand!

3. Instagram: It’s human nature to want to know what’s going on and Instagram is the platform that grants your followers the satisfaction with a properly filtered photo. Show them what’s going on behind the scenes and who you are so they can better understand and see what goes into the making of your own brand. Allow them to be a part of the story with a double-tap!

What is your favorite social media channel? Tweet us @ListaLand and tell us!