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From TikTok, to Facebook, to Instagram, to Pinterest and much more. The world of social media is a complicated one, and each platform has its own nuances and demographics. Our collection of social media blog posts gives marketers the ability to navigate this complex world; and not only to navigate it, but to thrive in it. From Facebook advertising, to TikTok tips, to knowing the best time to post on Instagram: the WordStream blog is your home for social media marketing.


6 Facebook Ad Strategies Working for Us Right Now (Post iOS Update)

Are the glory days of Facebook advertising over? No! These six strategies dramatically improve Facebook ad performance in a post-iOS14 world.

Gavin Bell
November 11, 2021 | Social Media

The 8 Best (Free!) Facebook Ads Courses for Every Learning Level

Use this list of eight free Facebook ads training courses, and tutorials—from beginner to advanced—to find the best Facebook ads course for you.

Kristen McCormick
November 3, 2021 | Social Media

The Top 10 New Instagram Features (& How to Use Them!)

Make sure you didn't miss any of the top new Instagram features and updates of 2021, including Remix Reels, better insights, Stories caption stickeres, black-owned business labels, algo intel, and more!

Lindsay Paramore
October 27, 2021 | Social Media

7 Ways to Combat Rising Facebook CPMs Due to iOS 14

Find why Facebook CPMs are rising post iOS 14 plus six tips on how to reduce your Facebook ad CPM and lower costs elsewhere.

Brett McHale
October 11, 2021 | Social Media

7 Reasons to Start Using Facebook Conversions API (NOW) + How To Do It

Find out what the Facebook Conversions API is, how it works with the Facebook Pixel for conversion tracking, and why it's essential in the face of iOS 14 and the deprecation of third-party cookies.

Kristen McCormick
October 6, 2021 | Social Media

9 Free Social Media Marketing Courses That Won’t Put You to Sleep

Eight *engaging* and free social media marketing courses related to SEO, content, strategy, monitoring, ads, influencers, and inclusivity—in two hours or less.

Kristen McCormick
September 14, 2021 | Social Media

Facebook Ad Targeting in 2022: The Complete Guide + 10 Tips

Find out which Facebook targeting options are impacted by privacy changes and how to adjust your strategy to continue getting the most out of the platform.

Michelle Morgan
September 13, 2021 | Social Media

157 Authentic Fall Hashtags to Harvest More Customers (+Tips!)

Use this list of authentic fall hashtags to build your brand and following. Includes September, October, and November hashtags; Labor Day, back to school, and Halloween hashtags, and fall hashtag tips.

Kristen McCormick
August 23, 2021 | Social Media

10 LinkedIn Company Page Features You Need to Be Using Yesterday

Want to create a LinkedIn company page that attracts customers, followers, and top talent? We've got you covered with 10 free features you MUST be using, plus great LinkedIn company page examples to give you some inspiration.

Ron Stefanski
August 19, 2021 | Social Media

Social Media Optimization: 60+ Tips & Tools for Every Platform

Get all of the tools, tips, and best practices you need to carry out effective social media optimization for Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, TikTok, Snapchat, and Pinterest.

2 Smart Strategies to Generate Leads on Facebook in iOS 14

Configuring your eight events for Aggregated Event Measurement can be a headache. Here are two smart but simple strategies to generate leads with Facebook ads in iOS 14.

Brett McHale
July 26, 2021 | Social Media

3 Tips to Deal with Facebook Ads Aggregated Event Measurement

Thanks to iOS 14, Facebook's new Aggregated Event Measurement allows only eight conversion events per domain. Follow these three tips to keep your conversion and targeting performance on par with the previous event setup.

Joe Martinez
July 20, 2021 | Social Media

7 Free Tools to Design Facebook Ads Like a Pro

No designer? No equipment? No money? No problem. Learn seven free and budget-friendly methods to design Facebook ad creative that gets users to stop, read, and click!

Akvile DeFazio
June 24, 2021 | Social Media

6 Steps to Keep Your Facebook Conversion Campaigns Working Post-iOS 14

Learn how to run Facebook conversion campaigns in iOS 14 as successfully as you did before the update. We'll clear up Facebook domain verification, Aggregated Event Measurement, the seven-day attribution, and much more!

Brett McHale
June 3, 2021 | Social Media

How to Save Money With Facebook A/B Testing-No Matter Your Budget

Facebook A/B testing can lower your costs, but what if you have a low budget to begin with? Learn four cost-effective ways you can test and optimize your Facebook ads to make the most of your budget.

7 Budget-Wasting Facebook Ad Mistakes (+ How to Avoid Them)

Facebook offers so many features and options for paid ads that it can be easy to miss important details. Learn the 7 of the most common mistakes Facebook advertisers make, and what to do instead.

How to Build Your Brand with LinkedIn Stories: 7 Ideas & Tips

LinkedIn Stories are bringing that personable feel to the professional network! Learn what LinkedIn Stories are, how to create a LinkedIn Story, LinkedIn Stry best practices, ad get some ideas for creating your own.

Mary Lister
April 27, 2021 | Social Media

How to Drive More Conversions (In Less Time) with Facebook Dynamic Ads

Facebook dynamic ads are great for businesses that have 10 or more products in their catalog and save you the time spent on manual testing. Learn everything you need to know about Facebook dynamic ads: what they are, when to use them, how to use them, and their best practices.

Akvile DeFazio
April 20, 2021 | Social Media

How to Become a Successful Social Media Influencer (In 9 Easy Steps)

This post walks you through how to become a social media influencer in nine steps—including choosing your niche, writing engaging content, collaborating with other influencers, forming partnerships, and more.

Ron Stefanski
March 23, 2021 | Social Media

How to Generate B2B Leads on LinkedIn as a Solopreneur or Small Business

LinkedIn can be a goldmine for B2B lead gen, especially as a solopreneur or small business. in this post, we'll cover how to optimize your profile, create attractive content, and build a network on the platform to bring in more qualified leads to your business.

Guest Author
March 17, 2021 | Social Media

6 Ways to Customize Your Facebook Dynamic Product Ads for Maximum Performance

In this post, learn about what and how to customize various elements in your Facebook Dynamic Product Ads, including ad text, prices, frames, image presentation, ad formats, intro cards, and more.

Michelle Morgan
March 10, 2021 | Social Media

Facebook Traffic Ads: 5 Ways to Get More Visitors at Lower Costs

This post covers how you can use the Facebook ad traffic objective to build your brand and monetize traffic. We’ll provide background information on Facebook traffic ads and then share five best practices to get the most out of this campaign type.

Guest Author
March 4, 2021 | Social Media

How Much Do Instagram Ads Cost? (+How to Make the Most of Your Budget)

Find out average Instagram cost per click, cost per engagement, and CPM, plus tips to save money!

Akvile DeFazio
February 8, 2021 | Instagram

The 5 Biggest Reasons to Advertise on Social Media (+ Pro Tips)

From expanding your reach and visibility to driving the bottom line, here are five reasons why brands invest in social media advertising to reach their goals and scale their business.

Akvile DeFazio
February 2, 2021 | Social Media

3 Key Paid Social Trends for 2021 (+ How to Take Advantage)

The way people shop has changed dramatically in 2020 and will continue to evolve next year. Here are three major trends that will affect marketers and advertisers engaging in paid social strategies (plus tips on how to align with these trends)...

Akvile DeFazio
November 19, 2020 | Social Media

How to Use Paid Social for Holiday Ecommerce Success (+Why It’s Crucial)

Social media has been deemed the most important platform for engaging with holiday shoppers in 2020. Here are eight tips to help you maximize your holiday ecommerce advertising this year—with a particular focus on Facebook Shops and Instagram Checkout.

Akvile DeFazio
October 14, 2020 | Social Media