LIGHT vs DARK mode and What You Should Know for Social Media

You may or may not have heard of a recent trend called “dark mode,” where the colors of your phone are inverted. So, the background that is normally white is now black and the text that was originally black is now white.

Dark mode can be achieved in various ways – phone settings, app settings or installations. Dark mode is the it-thing right now, growing increasingly popular on several platforms, apps and devices, including Twitter, Instagram, Facebook Messenger, Samsung Galaxy smartphones, Google’s Chrome browser, Windows 10 and Apple’s iOS and MacOS software. Other platforms, like Facebook, are currently testing an update, but haven’t launched it yet.

A lot of users are switching to dark mode for various reasons. Not only does it reportedly ease the strain on your eyes, but it’s visually appealing as well. It’s also said to help prolong your battery life since less power is needed to support a brighter screen. So, what does this mean for you?

Since social media platforms, like Instagram, can be viewed in both dark mode and light mode, it’s important to start thinking about the content you are putting on your profile. For example, where an all-black graphic stands out really well in light mode, it doesn’t look so great when being viewed in dark mode.

Going forward, you should think about how your pictures and messaging will appear on both versions and adjust when necessary. It can be as simple as changing the background color or adding a colored border around a dark graphic so that it creates a barrier between your graphic and the dark platform background. If you are using emojis in tweets or Instagram captions, try to pick bright, colorful emojis and not darker ones to ensure that all of your followers will be able to see them.

Although Dark mode is increasing in popularity, that doesn’t mean that light mode is going anywhere. The classic look is still favored amongst a variety of users so it’s all about finding the balance between what will stand out on both versions.

If you have any questions about dark mode or how to adjust your marketing strategy to fit this new trend, email socialmedia@homesale.com.

5 Areas of Focus for Your Social Media Presence

Today’s world is all about social media and your business depends on results. If you’re not getting the views and action you want on your profile, here are five ways to generate that response.

1. Create a community.

Your followers will engage the most when they feel connected to you and other like-minded individuals. Utilize your social media to create a community and get to know your group, rather than just promote your business, by asking questions, responding to posts, creating polls and sending personal messages to keep conversations going.

2. Real + Raw = Results.

The best results come from you being you. Be a part of the community you are trying to create and let your followers get to know the you outside of your business. Your followers want to see your authenticity and relatable personality and to know that you have good days and bad days, just like them.

3. Have a hook.

According to the original article from RIS Media, on average, you only have 6 seconds in a video and 2 seconds with text/image to catch your audience’s attention. Provide the “hook” or important information right at the beginning so it results in them clicking or watching for more information.

4. What’s in it for them?

Marketing through social media is not about you, it’s about your followers. You will attract the most clients not by talking about how great you are, but by telling them how they can benefit from your services and how you will solve their problems. Make sure they know you are listening to them and their needs and work to foster a trusting relationship.

5. Tell them what to do next.

Creating a community is great, but there is an important step between them viewing your profile and contacting you for their real estate needs: calling them to action. Your followers won’t know what you want them to do next if you don’t tell them. Ask them to subscribe, share, like or comment on your posts to help further build your community and create more engagement.

 

Read the full article here: https://rismedia.com/2019/05/02/top-takeaways-2019-social-media-marketing/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=eNews

 

Hootsuite is pretty sweet…

hootsuite_1106910254They tell you that you should be present on all social media platforms, but there aren’t enough hours in the day to be constantly updating each site. Do you wish there was a way that you could post to all of them at once? Well, you’re in luck!

I would like to introduce you to Hootsuite, an online tool that links all of your social media accounts together, making your life easier. With Hootsuite, you can post one message that will automatically be filtered to all of your social media pages. You can even save yourself a lot of time by scheduling posts to be distributed days, or even weeks, in advance.

Hootsuite takes it a step further and collects analytics on your posts and provides a report on your ROI. This helps you make sure that you are reaching your target audience and can help you determine which social media platform is getting the most results.

They offer three different plans, which allows you to choose what you need for your brand. If you’re not sure about Hootsuite, why not give their 30-day free trial a try? Social media is all about trial and error in order to figure out what works for you and your brand. Don’t be discouraged if it doesn’t work at first because gathering a following takes time.

If you would like to learn more about social media, you can attend the ACCELERATESM classes offered by our very own Homesale Career Development course. There are three elective classes, that anyone can attend, which deal with the topic of social media: Your Online Presence, Facebook Business and Embracing Video. For more information about these classes and a training schedule, visit http://www.homesalecareers.com/Accelerate.

Halloween Happenings in Central PA

Looking for Content to Share on Your Social Media?

1.  Go to www.PrudentialHomesaleBlog.com for a list of Halloween events and activities in your area

2.  Click on “Halloween Happenings in Central PA”

3.  Scroll to the bottom of the post and next to “Share This”, click on the social media icon of your choice and a new window will open.

4.  To post on your Facebook Fan Page, click the drop down arrow next to “On your own wall” and select “On your Page”

5.  Click “Share Link”