We gone on all the time about using #hashtags on every Instagram post. There isn't a lot of point in posting if you don't put hashtags on.
What happens when people use a hashtag in the wrong way in order to get their posts seen in an inappropriate way?
Instagram bans the hashtag. It open doesn't actually disappear but the recent posts vanish.
If you try to use a banned hashtag, often Instagram will stop the text on your post from showing.
If that happens, remove some of the hashtags and post again. Keep removing them until it works.
Banned hashtags in 2020
The list is huge so here are some banned hashtags that you might be surprised to see:
Have you found any more funny or odd banned hashtags? Let us know!
Facebook has just launched a new element on business pages called Shops, to tie in with Shopping on Instagram. Perfect for small businesses selling products but also useful for selling services, even when you sell to other businesses.
Facebook Shops are accessable from your Facebook page and from your Instagram account. Perfect, so we don't need to create them twice and maintain two areas.
You can now add products and services that people can browse through and even purchase (at the moment, just in the US...) within the Facebook Shop.
Read more about it below and click here for Facebook's information.
If you offer services and/or sell to businesses, keep reading...
The Shop area of your business page can be used to showcase anything you offer that is productised. This includes workshops, courses, reports and even fixed-price services, although there is space elsewhere for them too
Here is how we have displayed two of our own online courses in the Shop on our Facebook Page.
There is also a tab for Services. If you can't see either tab, look in the settings. You may need to change the template of your Facebook page to get them. It is a very simple thing to do.
Here is how we display two types of services:
1. Individual coaching appointments - one-off video calls with us
2. Coaching packages - to help business owners get their marketing on track and bringing in customers/clients.
Now you need to promote it
While Facebook wants to help small businesses grow, especially at the moment, there are millions of us. Just putting items and services on the page won't get you any extra sales.
Now you need to promote both the Shop and the individual items. Facebook will help you if you put the effort in.
If you would like some help with this, book a coaching call with us or perhaps even sign yourself up for our six-week social media and content marketing programme (online or IRL!). We'll get you up and running!
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