Tag Friends on Facebook Page Photos

If you reading this, then you are probably like me, and thousands of other people, and you have found yourself frustrated because you can’t tag your friends or page followers in photos that you post on your Facebook Page. Feels good to not feel alone huh? Anyway… Please note, this is not your personal Facebook profile that we are talking about here. I’m talking about the Facebook Page that you have for your business or brand.

Ok, so you’re posting a new update, and you’ve uploaded the image. Now, you have written something witty to go long with the image and you want to tag your friend, or a follower of your Facebook Page. You click Tag Photo, and you don’t get a single person that you know in the list! What the ?!? How frustrating!??!?!?

Well, it’s actually pretty simple. Go ahead and create the post. Don’t panic. Once it is up, click on the image itself. This will bring up the lightbox or “theater” view of the photo:

Tag Facebook Photo on Facebook Page

Now, look at the URL in your browser window. It will look something like this:
https://www.facebook.com/YourFacebookPage/photos/a.194423493934447.42456.109839319059532/887643727945750/?type=1&theater
Delete everything after the “?”.
So, it would now look like:
https://www.facebook.com/YourFacebookPage/photos/a.194423493934447.42456.109839319059532/887643727945750/
Hit enter, and you will see the old Facebook image page. Click Tag Photo and BAM! There you are! There are actual people that you! Yep. It’s that easy!
Tag Your Friends on Facebook Page Photo

 

I hope you found this helpful. If you did, please share it with some friends, because chances are they’re having the same problem that you’re having. And friends help other friends, right?

Social Media Marketing

How To: Simple Social Media Posting

This is going to be a quick and painless posting about the simplest things to do when you are posting on social media for your business.

Here are some quick how-to pointers:

  1. Don’t post as your personal account.
  2. – If you are posting for your business, then you should be using your business’ social media account. You can always share your business posting via your personal account once you put it up on Facebook, Twitter, etc.

  3. Use an image in your post.
  4. – People are more likely to see and engage with your posting if it includes an image. Embed the image right in the post, or make sure that your website is set up to display the images from the page when a page is shared on social media. If you don’t know how to do that, let us know.

  5. Include a link to the content that you want to promote.
  6. – If you’re promoting a product, piece of content or something else that you talk about on your website, link to the actual page of content. You ultimately want to drive people to your website, right?

  7. Use no more than three #hashtags in your post.
  8. – Don’t clutter things up. Use up to 3 appropriate and meaningful hashtags in your posts, should you have the character limit space to do so.

  9. Don’t tag yourself in the post.
  10. – You are already posting the social media update, so people will already see that it’s from you. You don’t need to tag yourself in the post.


    Like I said, these are just some simple tips to get you started posting the right way. If you want more help with your social media marketing, let us know.

    Do you have more simple suggestions for people? If so, post them below!

Transforming content from good to great

Transforming content from good to great

There’s a big difference between good content and great content.

You know great content when you see it; you’re immediately interested in consuming it and are inspired to share it.

However, creating great content isn’t so simple. It takes practice.

And while there are a lot of tools and best practices to follow to creating great content, below are 3 tips that I’ve found extremely useful in helping turn your content from good to great:

  • Placement: This first step to making your content shine is placement. Are you putting your content in the right place? Are you sharing it on social media? Is it on your website? In order for your content to be great, it has to be visible. You have to be strategic to place your content in the areas that your target audience spends the most time, be it your social media profile, website or blog. If your content isn’t placed where your audience looks, it will never perform well because the people most interested in it won’t end up finding it.
  • Relevancy: Once your content is found, the next factor that influences its performance is relevancy. Is your content relevant and interesting to your target audience? Does it align with their goals? In order for your content to be great, it has to resonate with the audience and make them feel something (inspired, curious, excited) that gets them to take action to share your post online, or talk about it with a friend. Posts that elicit feelings in your audience are much more likely to be shared.
  • Quality: Placement and relevancy alone won’t get your content to go viral. In order for your content to perform fantastically, it has to be quality. Does it have links? Rich media? High-res images? Did you double-check your work? In order for your content to be shared repeatedly, it has to be of high quality. No one wants to share a blog post with spelling errors or a photo that’s blurry. Taking the time to ensure that your content meets high quality standards is critical to helping it perform well.

Creating great content isn’t easy.

However, if you place it in the right channels, make it relevant to the target audience and fill it with high quality images and media, you’ll be on the path to transforming your content from good to great.

Pittsburgh Photographer - Steven Dray Images

Photographer Website – Steven Dray Images

Artists are fun people to work with. They know what they want something to look like, and they always want it to look great. Well, we’re happy to partner with people and businesses like that. We like to show off some good work over here. Steven Dray needed to take his photography business’ website to the next level to match the quality of work that he was doing for his clients. We think that we helped him accomplish that goal.

Here is what Steven has to say about it:

theBREWROOM was a dream to work with! I absolutely love my website. As an artist/photographer I was looking for something really creative to display my work and theBREWROOM knocked it out of the park. I have been getting tons of new business through my website since its launch. I am constantly complimented by other photographers and people in my industry on how beautiful my website is. I highly recommend choosing the theBREWROOM to take your website, SEO and business to the next level.
-Steve of Steven Dray Images

What do you think?

Pittsburgh Wedding Blog

Pittsburgh Wedding Blog – Burgh Brides

Burgh BridesBurgh Brides has grown from a dream into a reality for a girl in Pittsburgh who just loves weddings. We really enjoy helping people, especially when it comes to taking a dream or a passion and helping it come to life. That is why we loved working with Victoria of Burgh Brides. She has the excitement that makes this kind of website work fun for us. And it shows in the results.

In Victoria’s own words:

Just like books are judged by their covers, businesses are judged by their websites.  In order to remain competitive, be taken seriously, and make a great (and lasting) impression, a business needs a professional-looking, easy-to-use website.  I hired Sam because I knew this is exactly what he could provide.  My website is modern, user-friendly, and reflects my and my business’s personalities.  I receive so many compliments on my site but all of the credit really goes to Sam.  He was easy to work with and provided guidance and expertise, making the whole process stress-free and actually fun.  Invest in your business and hire theBREWROOM!

Website Project Included:

  • Logo design
  • Website design & development
  • Search engine optimization
  • Website training – the client manages the website themselves now
  • Ongoing SEO and internet marketing consulting

Social Media Image Size Cheat Sheet

Social Media Image SizesDo you often find yourself Googling what the recommended images sizes are for each of your top social networks? Well, we went ahead and made a cheat sheet for you to download and print out. Post this guy on your desk so that you can have it in front of you the next time that you need to change your profile photo on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter or Google Plus.

No strings attached. Nothing to sign up for, or information to hand over.

Print The Social Media Image Size Cheat Sheet

We can come up with some more cheat sheets like these. What other networks would you like to see included?

Perhaps: Instagram? Pinterest? YouTube? Let us know what you think would be the most helpful to you by leaving a comment below.

Need help editing and creating your profile and header images?
 You can use this Free and Easy online image editing tool:
 https://pixlr.com/
AM-GARD, Inc.

Website Design & Development: AM-GARD.com

We were excited when we first learned that AM-GARD, Inc. was interested in having us work on their new website design project. We knew that they were a family owned company, with a long history of serving their community, and that they had a strong business that reached all the way across the country. What we didn’t know is that they really do some good things for people, and they work with some very large government agencies as well as important American landmarks. Check them out when you get a chance. We are proud of the way the new website turned out, and so are they.

Project Includes:

  • Refinement of brand color scheme
  • new website design
  • logo revision
  • website development
  • search engine optimization

Shuffle Off to Buffalo

Well, it’s been some time since I have posted anything here on the blog. I am always telling my clients that they really need to be creating good, quality content that people will want to read, on a consistent basis. This sometimes means multiple times a week. I have not been listening to my own advice.

My Excuses:

  1. We have a 7 month old baby in our house now. It’s amazing how fast time flies and how much time is consumed by this amazing little girl. If you follow me on social media, you’ve probably seen the pictures. It’s been an amazing 7 months so far. I love every second of it.
  2. Another excuse, and the reason why I am writing this post to is announce the fact that I have moved, and as a result, theBREWROOM has moved. I am now a resident of Lake View (Hamburg), New York. theBREWROOM now has its base of operations in the Buffalo, New York region. I am excited about this move, and think that it will ultimately been a great thing for my family, and for my business. I hope that we get to start working with some local businesses that are looking for some help. If you’re in the Buffalo area, and need some help with your business, or know someone that does, please call or email me. I’d love a chance to sit down with you and talk about your projects and goals.

Why the Buffalo, New York area?

buffalo ny web designA lot of people have asked why we moved from Pittsburgh to Buffalo. While the main reason is to be closer to family now that we have the little one, there is also the fact that we feel like Buffalo is coming back. It has always been an affordable and family-oriented place to live, but it also seems like Buffalo is on the verge of something good, and we want to be a part of it.

What About Pittsburgh?

Glad you asked. We work with companies anywhere. We have clients all over the country, not just in Buffalo and Pittsburgh. The great thing about doing what we do, is that we can do it from just about anywhere. So, I chose to do it in a place that allows me to keep my costs down, which helps me keep my prices fair and reasonable for my clients. We will still work with clients in Pittsburgh. As a matter of fact, we want MORE clients in Pittsburgh, so that I have more excuses to go and visit. We love Pittsburgh!

In closing

Well, that just about wraps this post up. I just want to end by thanking the people and business of Pittsburgh for all that you have done to help me create my business. I hope that I was able to return the favor by helping you grow your ideas and businesses as well. If you feel like I have, will you please let people know by posting a review? Like I already mentioned, I want to work with the people and businesses of Pittsburgh for the forseable future. We love and will miss being in Pittsburgh, but we will be back.

Thanks for reading,

Sam Insalaco – founder of theBREWROOM

It’s About the Content

Content Marketing comes down to the ContentWe have a process here at theBREWROOM. Whether we are redesigning an existing website, designing a new website, or reviewing a website and coming up with SEO recommendations, it always, Always, ALWAYS comes down to the content. No matter what your website is about, or what you are selling, or who you are selling it to, the one thing that needs to be done right is the content. It needs to be clear what you do, who you do it for, and why someone should hire you. If this is not clear, you have failed. We were recently asked if we had one specific piece of advice to offer to other developers that are looking to incorporate Search Engine Optimization into their website development process. We answered with:  “Always include SEO at the beginning of the process.” This means that it is not something that you do when you’re done designing a site. It’s not something that you do when you have already built your site, and you’re reviewing it with a client, or your team. It’s something that you do right from the start. After all, you are not just optimizing your site for search engines. You are optimizing your site for your customers, and to do that, you need to do the work at the beginning of your process.

Basic content marketing pointers:

  • Keep content short and to the point. Nobody wants to read a book on your site.
  • Make the content have a purpose – why do you want someone to read this?
  • Include clear calls to action – what do you want the user to do next?
  • Support your copy and content with an interesting or meaningful image. It has been proven that people like visuals.
  • Check your spelling! If you’re spelling things wrong and using poor grammar, then you won’t look professional.

Thanks for listening. Please share if you agree with the points mentioned above.

Let’s Keep Talking About Search Marketing

Search Engine Marketing Pittsburgh

Last night, we had the pleasure in taking part in the SEMPO Pittsburgh Meetup at LunaMetrics. It was a great turnout, with Search Marketing Pros from several agencies as well as in-house marketers in attendance. Let’s try to keep the conversation going, and work on learning from each other and making Pittsburgh a leader in Search Engine Marketing across the region, and country!  If you are a Search Engine Marketing professional, or enthusiast, please join the Meetup Group today so that you can take part in the next event, and keep the conversation going.

We are looking forward to the next event, and to meeting more members of SEMPO Pittsburgh!