Social shorts: Instagram tests new Stories trimming tool, WhatsApp hits 2B users, Pinterest to verify merchants

The social media marketing week in review: A round up of news and announcements you may have missed. Please visit Marketing Land for the full article. Marketing Land – Internet Marketing News, Strategies & Tips

7 mistakes to avoid when optimizing your Instagram account for SEO

Search engine optimization is a powerful tool for increasing your website traffic. But your Instagram account is also crying out for attention and wants to appear at the top of search results. Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article. Search Engine Land: News & Info About SEO, PPC, SEM, Search Engines & Search […]

Bloomberg memes push Instagram to require sponsorship disclosure

Instagram is changing its advertising rules to require political campaigns’ sponsored posts from influencers to use its Branded Content Ads tool that adds a disclosure label of “Paid Partnership With”. The change comes after the Bloomberg presidential campaign paid meme makers to post screenshots that showed him asking them to make him look cool. Instagram […]

Instagram prototypes “Latest Posts” feature

Instagram users who miss the reverse chronological feed might get a new way to see the most recent pics and videos from who they follow. Instagram has been spotted internally prototyping a “Latest Posts” feature. It appears as a pop-up over the main feed and brings users to a special area showing the newest content […]

How to Boost Engagement with User-Generated Content on Instagram

Searching for new social media content to share on Facebook and Instagram? Hoping for more engagement? You can accomplish both of those goals with an Instagram campaign of user-generated content, or UGC. UGC is content created by users which can come in a variety of mediums, such as text, images, videos, and audio. On Instagram, […]

Instagram gives unfollow suggestions in new ‘following categories’

Instagram will now show you who you interact with least frequently in case you want to unfollow them. In an effort to help you keep your feed clean and relevant, today Instagram is launching “following categories” that divides the list of who you follow into batches, including “most seen in feed” and “least interacted with.” […]

Instagram prototypes letting IGTV creators monetize with ads

Instagram may finally let IGTV video makers earn money 18 months after launching the longer-form content hub. Instagram confirms to TechCrunch that it has internally prototyped an Instagram Partner Program that would let creators earn money by showing advertisements along with their videos. By giving creators a sustainable and hands-off way to generate earnings from […]

Social Shorts: Facebook introduces a new Messenger API for businesses, Instagram passwords exposed by social startup

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How to Use Instagram Customer Reviews for Maximum Impact

Are you taking full advantage of glowing reviews from your best customers? Looking for actionable ways to increase your social proof on Instagram? In this article, you’ll learn how to leverage customer testimonials in your Instagram feed, in Stories, and on IGTV. Why Promote Customer Reviews and Testimonials on Instagram? With more than 1 billion […]

Social media boosting service exposed thousands of Instagram passwords

A social media boosting startup, which bills itself as a service to increase a user’s Instagram followers, has exposed thousands of Instagram account passwords. The company, Social Captain, says it helps thousands of users to grow their Instagram follower counts by connecting their accounts to its platform. Users are asked to enter their Instagram username […]