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In this original study compiled by Tailwind for Instagram we analyzed over 60,000 Instagram posts and discovered all kinds of new statistics that will help you to hold successful Instagram contests that get more likes and comments than your regular posts and get you additional followers. What we discovered may shock you.
I’ve made my fair share of hiring mistakes over the years. In past jobs I’ve hired (and eventually had to fire) incompetents, slackers, and one seething gentleman whose eye twitched whenever he got angry. I’ve gotten better at hiring though, especially since I joined Tailwind. Of all of the places I’ve worked, Tailwind has the strongest hiring ethos, and the best results to show for it.
Some small businesses explode on Instagram, packing on followers by the thousand. In this blog post we look at some of the fastest growing accounts from Tailwind’s 100,000 members on the hunt for tips to help you grow too your following. If you own or market a small business you’re probably familiar with the struggle to grow your Instagram follower count.
More Engagement on Instagram With Less Effort Posting to Instagram consistently can be a real headache. As we researched how bloggers and marketers are going about managing their Instagram accounts today we discovered some startling inefficiencies and major headaches. Tailwind for Instagram sets out to help solve the three biggest issues that Instagram marketers face.
Social media marketing is only getting more important for modern marketers and bloggers. But how do you wrangle it into something manageable, cut through all the chaos and create a little order? Enter Tailwind’s 2017 Pinterest and Instagram content calendars. These free printable Instagram and Pinterest calendars help you to get your content ready for every seasonal trend a ...
Jillian Leslie loves her job, she comes alive when she talks about it. In one sense her job is one long party: every day her website CatchMyParty.com is the destination for thousands of people sharing and planning parties, and she gets to help them do it. Her big marketing secret, although she doesn’t make much of a secret of it, is Pinterest.
Professional Instagram marketers will tell you that they can usually tell in the first five minutes whether an Instagram post will perform well or not – whether that post will fly, or die. The Instagram algorithm favors posts that get a lot of likes and comments quickly, and it shows those post to more of the account’s followers, and potentially in the “top posts” section of hashtag feeds.
Yesterday I was talking to a friend who is considering applying for a job here at Tailwind. He asked me why I took the job of Director of Marketing and Growth back in July, and among the many things I told him was this…. Nearly every day somebody from Tailwind’s product development team talks at considerable length with one of our members, all of these conversations get writte ...
In this post we look at the Pinterest Pins that performed best last December to help you understand what you should be Pinning for Christmas and the New Year. We analyzed all of the Pins from Tailwind members from December of last year and Pinned the ones that received the most Repins to our 11 “trends” boards – one board for each of the 11 most popular Pinterest categories.
When it comes to getting traffic from a social network to your website, Pinterest is the best option for many businesses and blogs. It can send a truckload of referral traffic. In fact, it’s one of the highest sources of referring traffic on the internet! Pinterest users also have deep pockets. According to Shopify, buyers coming from Pinterest spend an average of $50 per order.
Wouldn’t it be great to see your Instagram posts light up with comments after you post them? Commenting on Instagram is powerful. It’s the only two-way interaction you can have on a post. It can be a great way to talk with your followers, but it’s also an often underused way to harness them to promote your content for you! Over the past three months I’ve been keeping an eye ...
Instagram post descriptions can’t contain links to websites With more than 500 million active monthly users and counting, every blogger and business owner wants to get traffic from Instagram to their website. But despite posting regularly and growing our like counts, actually getting people to click away from Instagram is hard. But it is possible to drive website traffic from Instagram.
With Fall well under way, Thanksgiving imminent and Christmas just around the corner, we help guide your Pinning for the month ahead by showing you what Pins performed best last November We analyzed all of the Pins from Tailwind members from November of last year and Pinned the ones that received the most Repins to our 11 “trends” boards – one board for each of the 11 most popular Pinterest categ.
For many Tailwind members Pinterest is their largest, or second largest, source of traffic. Did you know that clicks from Pinterest often generate more dollars than clicks from Google organic search? We all know someone who could benefit by learning how to market through Pinterest, and if we’re honest with ourselves that someone maybe us.
How far in advance should I Pin my fall content to Pinterest? In the springtime we Repin easter eggs, in the summertime we Repin swimsuits, and in the fall we Repin everything orange-colored and pumpkin-flavored. You’d think it would be pretty simple to answer the question of when to publish your seasonal Pins to Pinterest, unfortunately it can be a lot harder than you’d initially think.
Today, we are announcing the acquisition of two early thought leaders in the Pinterest marketing space. These sites grew to serve tens of thousands of monthly visitors seeking to improve their marketing efforts on Pinterest. We’re honored that they’ve entrusted Tailwind as the new home for their communities.
We just welcomed our 100,000th member to the Tailwind family! Thank you Seat Hoody (makers of sweat-resistant seat covers) for being the 100,00th, and to every one of our members who made this insanely wonderful milestone possible. Get paid to help Tailwind keep growing! To celebrate this milestone, we’re doubling our referral bonus for the next 2 weeks Gift $30 of Tailwin ...
What better excuse for a startup to celebrate than hitting 100,000 members? Yup – you heard that right, Tailwind just reached 100,000 members! If you’re one of those members, thank you, sincerely. We’re running a special double referral bonus for the next two weeks to show our appreciation. Now here’s what you came for – 100 of the Tailwind team’s favorite party-time gifs.
We analyzed every post to Instagram from Tailwind members in the past month and uncovered the five posts with the highest engagement rates. We discussed these five posts with special guest Avery Oden from Staplegun agency to discover why audiences were so engaged with them and what lessons other Instagram marketers can learn from them.
We love to see our members grow and succeed on social media, in fact Tailwind’s mission is to make world-class marketing easy for everyone. That’s why we created the Takeoff Awards: annual awards that honor those who have achieved massive growth on Pinterest (next year we’ll include Instagram – did you know we’re about to launch Tailwind for Instagram?) To find our winners w ...