Introducing Instagram Reposting by Buffer: Never Run Out of Amazing Content

One of the best aspects of social media is being able to share something with your followers.

On Twitter, you can retweet. On Facebook, there’s the option to share a post. And on Instagram, you can repost, which is essentially a way to share a picture from another Instagram user with your followers.

Though reposting isn’t an official feature of Instagram’s apps or website, it’s something that many brands and users have been doing for a while now. And it’s a tactic that has delivered great success, too. Here at Buffer, reposting was a key factor in our growing our Instagram audience by over 60 percent.

Today, we’re excited to announce a new way to make Instagram reposting easy for you, with Buffer!

Learning how to repost on Instagram is the key to taking your marketing strategy on the photo-sharing platform to the next level. We’d love to help get you started! Keep reading for advice and tips on the best ways to add reposting to your social strategy and the ideal workflows for doing it quickly and efficiently.

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How to Repost on Instagram, using Buffer

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To repost on Instagram, find the picture you’d like to repost within the Instagram app, then tap on the three dots ‘…’ icon next to the image and then tap ‘Copy Share URL’. Now, open up Buffer for Android or iOS on your phone and tap the ‘Tap here to repost your image from Instagram’ notification.

Here’s that process broken out into 4 quick steps:

1. Find the photo you’d like to repost

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The first step is to open up Instagram and find the photo you’d like to repost. Once you’ve located the photo, on iOS tap on the ‘…’ icon and tap the ‘Share’ option and then tap ‘Copy Link’:

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On Android, tap ‘Copy Share URL’:

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2. Open Buffer’s iOS or Android app

Next, you’ll need to open up Buffer for iOS or Android on your phone. Once the app is open, it’ll recognize the Instagram link saved to your clipboard and ask if you’d like to repost that content to your own Instagram account:

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3. Edit the caption and schedule a reminder

Once you’ve tapped on the option to repost the Instagram post, Buffer will automatically pre-fill the caption field based on the caption from the original post and give credit to the image creator by adding their @username (you can add in your own comment just like with any other post.) Now, select which profiles you want it to go to and schedule your reminder.

4. Post the photo

When it’s time to post your image to Instagram, Buffer will send you a handy reminder and help you get the post published.

(Since Instagram’s API doesn’t yet allow full scheduling and auto-posting, Buffer for Instagram works using reminders and notifications on your phone. Set your desired time, and the Buffer app will send you a notification when it’s time to post.)

How to Repost on Instagram (manually)

Reposting has been around as a strategy on Instagram for quite some time, long before tools like Buffer for Instagram came around. Certain third-party apps allowed for particular repost functions, often including watermarks or @-mention credits on the reposted photo. The absolute simplest way, though, was with a screengrab — a process that can still be replicated today.

Here’s how to manually repost photos in 4 easy steps:

1. Screenshot a photo

Find the photo you’d like to repost with your audience and take a screenshot of it.

2. Select the camera button on Instagram and upload your screenshot

Once you have your image saved to your camera roll, tap on the camera icon within Instagram and select your screenshot as you would any other image you wanted to share on Instagram.

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3. Resize the image

Next, you’ll want to resize your post so that only the image remains. You can do this using the resize functionality within Instagram, or if you’d like to crop before you upload the photo, this can also be done using your phone’s camera roll editing functionality.

4. Add a caption

Be sure to credit the original sharer of the image within your caption and tag their account using their Instagram handle (@buffer, for example).

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Why reposting can be important for brands

Instagram is used by nearly half of all brands and generates engagement rates that are 10 times higher than Facebook. 

Instagram has become an incredibly important network for brands. In fact, 48.8% of brands are on Instagram. And by 2017, this figure is predicted to rise to 70.7%.

What’s more, those brands already using Instagram are seeing great engagement. A recent Forrester study showed that engagement with brands on Instagram is 10 times higher than Facebook, 54 times higher than Pinterest, and 84 times higher than Twitter.

But how does reposting come into play here?

According to research from marketing startup Crowdtap and the global research company Ipsos, millennials and other generations trust UGC 50% more than other types of media. Furthermore, 84% of millennials report that user-generated content on company websites has at least some influence on what they buy and where.

How we use reposting at Buffer
Here at Buffer, we’ve also made reposting a key part of our Instagram strategy and this tactic has helped us to significantly grow our account. In under 3 months after implementing a user generated content campaign on Instagram, our account grew by 60%  – 5,850 to 9,400 followers and counting.

How reposting can fit into your Instagram strategy

Here are 4 ways to make reposting a part of your strategy.

1. Share user generated content from events

Live events, meetups and talks are great times to create and curate content. If you’re running your own event, or maybe a member of your team is giving a talk at an event, this is a golden opportunity to repost some content on Instagram.

Eventbrite use a branded hashtag, #EBevents, to share and follow content from events that use Eventbrite to sell tickets and they also repost content from some Instagram users who attened Eventbrite events.

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2. Monitor brand mentions, tags, and hashtags

Your Instagram notifications can also be a great source of user generated content. Keep an eye out for any new mentions and tags as these can be great sources of content for your own Instagram feed.

At Buffer, we also use a few branded hashtags on Instagram. One of the hashtags we use is #bufferlove and we frequently reach out to others who use the hashtag and repost their content with our own feed.

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3. Acknowledge and share content from community members

People enjoy being acknowledged for their content and efforts on social media. And sometimes, reaching out and asking about sharing some of their content on your brand’s profile can be a great way to acknowledge their work and also discover new brand ambasasdors.

Destination British Columbia is the Official tourism organization for British Columbia, Canada, and they often feature guest Instagrammers within their feed.

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4. Celebrate milestones and events to inspire user generated content

Addressing big milestones or celebrating key events and moments, can be a great strategy to inspire your followers to share some user generated content.

A great example of this is the National Park Service, who recently celebrated their 100th birthday using the hashtag #nps100. On Instagram alone, this hashtag has been used in over 175,000 posts, giving theNational Park Service an amazing choice of beautiful, engaging photos to repost.

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Discover more about how we use reposting and UGC as part of our Instagram strategy here at Buffer: How We Grew Our Instagram Followers by 60% with User Generated Content

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How to decide what you should repost on Instagram

Cool, so you’re ready to repost some content on Instagram, but which photos should you share?

It’s important to ensure you have a strategy in place when it comes to reposting and also an idea on how the content you repost fits into your wider Instagram strategy. A few factors it’s important to think about include:

Composition

Composition refers to the placement or arrangement of visual elements or ingredients in a work of art, as distinct from the subject of a work.

When it comes to sharing images from other Instagram accounts, think about your brand’s style of composition and whether each image fits in here. For example, if all of your images feature a solid background, it might not fit in with your visual style to repost an image with a textured background.

Color palette 

Many brands use a set color palette on Instagram and moving away from your brand style may make your reposted content feel a little out of place. For example, Everlane tends to use soft palette and grey/black/white colors:

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If Everlane were to repost an image with a bright, vibrant color scheme it wouldn’t feel aligned with Everlane’s brand.

Content

This is probably the most important factor of any reposting strategy. Before sharing a photo, think about whether the content is aligned with your brand. For example, at Buffer our Instagram content focuses on three main themes:

  1. User generated content
  2. Digital nomad lifestyle
  3. Productivity and motivation

Before reposting anything, we’ll ensure that the photo aligns with one of these three themes and helps us to execute on our strategy.

3 reposting best practices

1. Ask for permission

Once you’ve discovered a photo you’d like to share, it’s a best practice to ask the original creator before you go ahead and publish. Usually, the easiest way to do this is through using Instagram’s messaging feature and sending the creator a DM. If this approach doesn’t work, some Instagram accounts will include an email address in their bio, too.

We’ve also found that it’s best to include a thoughtful message in your outreach about why you’d like to share the photo.

2. Avoid edits

If you’ve picked out a photo you’d love to repost, it’s best practice to share it untouched and unedited. 99% of the time you’ll be able to go ahead and publish without any changes, but for those rare occasions where a slight edit may be needed, be sure to reach out original creator and ask before publishing an edited image.

3. Credit your source

This one is super important. If you choose to repost someone’s photo, ensure you give credit in your post. The best way to credit someone is to include their username within your caption.

Instagram captions become truncated with an ellipsis after three lines of text so, where possible, try to include the credit within those first three lines so it’s visible.

Here are a few ways you can give credit within your photo caption:

  • Credit: @username
  • Photo credit: @username
  • Moment captured by @username
  • 📸 by @username
  • Thanks to @username for sharing this image with us

7 Inspiring examples of reposting done right

Which brands are utilizing user generated content?

1. GoPro

GoPro is a brand built on user generated content. Their Instagram feed regularly features content from members of their community and showcases the amazing images you can capture using a GoPro camera.

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2. Momondo

Travel search site, Momondo, use their bio to encourage users to tag them in photos and use hashtag  #staycurious for the chance to have your content featured on their profile:

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The brand regularly features vibrant, colorful images that share the adventure of travel. Here’s an example of a photo they reposted:

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3. Belkin

Belkin use reposting to showcase examples of their products out in the wild. For example, here’s a photo of their Clip-Fit band originally shared by one of their customers:

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4. Poler Outdoor Stuff

Poler Outdoor Stuff produce outdoor adventure and camping accessories and clothing. On Instagram, they use user generated content to showcase their products being used by customers.

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5. The Design Tip

The Design Tip is a must-follow account for anyone in the design space or anyone with a desire to learn a little about design. Every day the account features work submitted by its community of followers, such as this piece by Manuel Bortoletti:

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6. Mailchimp

Mailchimp’s brand is incredibly fun and their brand personality carries over into the content they repost on Instagram. The email company has produced a number of cute accessories for office pets and repost photos of the accessories in action:

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Side note: for more Mailchimp-inspired cuteness, check out #meowchimp on Instagram.

7. WeWork

WeWork use Instagram to showcase their co-working spaces and the amazing people and companies who are part of their community. WeWork often shares photos of their spaces that are shared by community members. For example, this post was originally shared by one of their members from a WeWork spot in Los Angles:

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Over to You

Is reposting a part of your Instagram strategy?

Thanks for reading! I’d love to hear whether you’ve had any success with reposting and user generated content on Instagram. If so, I’d love to learn from you!

What do you look for in a photo to repost? How do you reach out to the creator of the photo? What’s your engagement been like for repost? Feel free to share your thoughts and experiences in the comments below.

We recently launched Buffer for Instagram, to help you repost, plan, track and amplify your Instagram marketing. Get started now for free!

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Instagram vs. Snapchat, Facebook Notes, Buffer Hacks & Personal Emojis – Bonus Episode [002]

We are super excited to share our second, very special bonus podcast episode with you!

Our bonus episodes offer a fun change of pace from our traditional “interview-style” episodes on The Science of Social Media. Get to know the hosts Hailley, Kevan, & Brian a bit better as they share some of the things they’re working on this week in social media – complete with actionable takeaways and useful insights.

This week we’re chatting all about Snapchat vs. Instagram Stories and how brands and people are using the platforms in very unique ways. We also discuss our Facebook Notes experiment, if it’s possible to brand your own emoji, and how to build your own content hub within Buffer!

A huge thank you to all of you for joining us every week for brand new episodes of The Science of Social Media. We appreciate you taking the time to listen and for your amazing support over the last few weeks. We’d love to hear from you on iTunes or using the hashtag #bufferpodcast on Twitter.

How to listen: iTunes | Google Play | SoundCloud | Stitcher | RSS

This episode is available on:

Here’s what we chat about in this episode:

  • Snapchat vs. Instagram Stories and how brands and individuals are using the platform in very different ways
  • Our recent experiment with Facebook Notes and how they performed in comparison to normal links
  • If it’s possible to brand your own emoji and what effect that may have on your social media
  • We play a fun game called “Top 10” – We’d love for you to tune in to play along with us!

4 Key Takeaways from the Show from Hailley, Brian, and Kevan

Quotes pulled from the show!

1. Facebook Notes experiment & learnings

Within the Facebook composer there’s a great feature called Facebook Notes which essentially looks like a Medium post directly within Facebook. There’s a cover photo, you can format the post, and it posts natively within Facebook. The hypothesis going in was that Facebook would reward a native blog post with more reach and engagement. To our surprise, it did not perform as well as we thought it would.

Although the post didn’t work, it sparked people’s curiosity. I’d highly recommend that you all give Facebook Notes a try and see how it works for you. I would love to hear how it goes in the comments below!

2. How brands and people are using Snapchat vs. Instagram Stories

“The biggest thing for me, and I’ve been experimenting with this a lot, is testing and learning about Snapchat Stories vs. Instagram Stories. I’m coming at this from a personal user perspective and what I’ve been doing is using Snapchat as a 1-to-1 communication tool. Then I take the content that I used to put on Snapchat and post that to Instagram Stories because I have a much bigger audience there. Instagram is more of that one-to-many strategy. But for many marketers and brands it is quite the opposite. It’s interesting to see how it is playing out in the social media world.”

3. Creating a hub of great content in Buffer and “can I brand an emoji?”

“I love to have some go-to Tweets and go-to Facebook posts when I’m out of content. So I’ve built myself a content repository within Buffer. What I’ve done is created a fake Twitter account for myself and connected it to Buffer. Every so often I will run through the Tweets from my main Twitter account, find the ones that are best performing, and then drag them over into the fake account. I also have a IFTTT recipe that connects my favorite Pocket reads into my fake Twitter account. From there, I can drag them from the fake account into my real account whenever I’m dry on content.”

4. Branding your own emoji

“I would like to brand my own emoji – the French Fry emoji 🍟. My plan to do this is three-fold. First, I’ve added it to my Twitter bio. So I tell people who I am… french fry emoji. Then the second way is that I will add it, when in doubt, to most replies on Twitter. And the third was is that I’m using it as a star rating system for a piece of content that I’ve read and like a lot. Five fries out of five!”

Show Notes and Other Memorable Moments

Thanks a million for checking out this episode! Below are the websites and other tidbits that were mentioned in today’s podcast about personal branding on social media. If you have any questions for us, feel free to drop us a line in the comments and we’ll respond right away!

Awesome Mentions in the Show

Great Quotes

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  • “There is nothing more interesting than taking the public transportation system and watching people use social media in the wild. It’s a great learning experience.”
  • “The reason that Facebook Notes is an interesting feature and why we tried it is because it’s a hidden feature. But most of all, Mark Zuckerberg still uses this feature to this day to write posts. I think secretly they want it to do well.”
  • “There is still this pressure on Instagram of having the ‘perfect’ Instagram photo and the perfect Instagram grid. And that pressure has seeped into Instagram Stories. A lot of brands and celebrities’ Instagram Stories are very well put together.”
  • Adding emojis to your profile name is now possible within Twitter. This is a feature that was just released from them.”

How to Say Hello to Us

We would all love to say hello to you on social media – especially Twitter!

Thanks for listening! We’d love to connect with you at @buffer on Twitter or with the hashtag #bufferpodcast.

Enjoy the show? It’d mean the world to us if you’d be up for giving us a rating and review on iTunes!

About the Show

The Science of Social Media is a podcast for marketers and social media managers looking for inspiration, ideas, and results for their social media strategies. Each week, we interview one of the very best in social media marketing from brands in every industry. You will learn the latest tactics on social media, the best tools to use, the smartest workflows, and the best goal-setting advice. It is our hope that each episode you’ll find one or two gems to use with your social media marketing!

The Science of Social Media is proudly made by the Buffer team. Feel free to get in touch with us for any thoughts, ideas, or feedback.

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Blisk.io – Web Browser for Web Developers

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Web Browser to View Website Across Multiple Devices. No Coding Skills Required.

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One of the challenges web developers face when building a responsive website is making sure it looks great on all devices. I recently came across a web browser that is specifically built for web developers and allows you to see your website across multiple devices. The web browser is called Blisk and it can be found at https://blisk.io. In the video above I give a quick overview of the web browser and where to download it.

When building a fixed-width or fluid-width website in Adobe Muse this browser can be very useful. You can quickly test and see how your website will look across multiple devices as you are developing within Adobe Muse.

With the Blisk web browser you can see how your website will look on the following devices:

Phones:

  • Iphone 4
  • Iphone 5
  • Iphone 6
  • Iphone 6 Plus
  • Iphone 7
  • Iphone 7 Plus
  • Nokia N9
  • Samsung Galaxy S3
  • Samsung Galaxy S4
  • Samsung Galaxy S5
  • Samsung Galaxy S6
  • Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 5
  • LG G3
  • Google Nexus 4
  • Google Nexus 6

Tablets:

  • Ipad Mini
  • Ipad Air Retina
  • Google Nexus 7
  • Google Nexus 10

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The browser allows you to view the mobile/tablet version and the browser version of the site at the same time. This will allow you to test the site and see how it looks visually across different devices. Also clicking with the mouse is the same as touching the device on the mobile and tablet versions of the site. Along with showing the website on these phones it also gives you the dimensions of the phones within the selection panel. This can be useful when deciding where you would like to place breakpoints within Adobe Muse.

For more video tutorials and widgets for Adobe Muse visit http://museforyoushop.com.

Happy Musing :).

Read More at Blisk.io – Web Browser for Web Developers

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Intense or Not Intense: It Is Hardly a Question [Multipurpose Website Template]

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The concept of a multipurpose website template from TemplateMonster has won the world rather quickly. The popularity of web templates can be explained by many factors that are connected both with programmers and non-programmers. For a programmer, a multipurpose website template means less sleepless nights, less dirty job (meaning hand coding), and surprisingly more clients (we all know that clients do not like waiting). For a non-programmer, a web template from TemplateMonster is basically the only way to become an integral part of the web world. In addition, due to the 24/7 Support Team and affordable prices everyone can get a blog, a portfolio, or an online-shop that is fully customizable, speed- and SEO-optimized.

You would ask – what else can you ask for if everything is already this perfect? You would be surprised to know that there is the web template from TemplateMonster that is literally a programming wonder. And this wonder is called Intense. Designed as the first multipurpose website template, it got so popular that TemplateMonster has decided to create 10 more Intense-based templates. By the way, there is a rumor that TemplateMonster is not going to stop at number 10.

What is So Special About The Intense Multipurpose Website Template?

The answer is simple – everything. It could be said that the main unique feature of the Intense multipurpose website templates is their flexibility. It means that every Intense template can be easily transformed into 30 personal blogs, 20 different portfolios, or 10 authentic online-shops. Feel free to correct us, but as far as we know, this is the only template that can boast such flexibility.

What is also fantastic about the Intense multipurpose website template is the unbelievable amount of customizable elements that you can adjust to your needs. Numbers speak for themselves – 250+ HTML pages, 13 header and 4 footer styles, 60+ reusable elements, 2000+ Font Icons, 190+ PSD files and lots of other cool things. All this in one template. Outstanding, right?

One more breathtaking detail is that buying an Intense template means that you automatically sign up for the lifetime free updates from TemplateMonster. Knowing how productive the TemplateMonster programmers could be, there is a high chance that you would not need to wait for a long time before you see a better version of your Intense template. Yes, it is almost impossible to imagine that Intense could be better than it is now. But as people say, there is no end to perfection.

As one can see, the Intense templates is a profitable investment no matter what type of a website you are planning to launch. Or how well you know the latest trends in web development, or how big your expectations are. Also, Intense fits into any budget (see for yourself the prices for an individual Intense template or for the whole pack), into any company image and size. Enjoy the Intense multipurpose website template and choose the new look for your web project!

Chief Intense Template

This template has quickly become a bestseller due to its practical potential and amazing design. With Chief Intense your future website is equipped with all necessary tools not only to survive but also to thrive in the Internet world. While the valid semantic code, the parallax scrolling and the extended Bootstrap toolkit help this template to maintain its leading role in the Intense template family.

Intense - Multipurpose Website Template

Details | Demo

Look and Love Multipurpose Website Template

The main goal of this template for photographers is to concentrate all your visitors’ attention on your content. This is achieved thanks to the clever choice of colors and easy-to-use navigation. Also, the valid semantic code ensures that your portfolio loads quickly so your customers could be more than satisfied when visiting your site. Let Look and Love do all the job while you are taking breathtaking photos!

Photographer Site Template

Details | Demo

A Better Place Website Template

This template is designed the way your customers would want it to be designed. The white background that adds emphasis on your goods, different types of galleries with the photos that can stir anyone’s imagination. And social media buttons that help you to enlarge your clientele daily – this is what A Better Place offers. Finally selling property has never been easier!

Real Estate Agency Website Template

Details | Demo

Tasty Intense Template

All your visitors will be absolutely stunned when using your website for the first time. First of all designed as a restaurant template, Tasty Intense represents the whole new approach to food industry. Being ultra responsive and cross-browser compatible, this template offers limitless possibilities for creativity. Moreover, this templates can guarantee that your restaurant is as busy as it could ever possibly be.

European Restaurant Web Template

Details | Demo

Hard-working Multipurpose Website Template

If you need a job portal with the modern design and practical layout, then Hard-working is waiting for you. Equipped with the powerful search engine, this template allows your clients to find the jobs or employees of their dreams in no time. Due to the smart combination of black and white in the background accompanied by green highlights, your site looks positive and approachable.

Employment Responsive Web Template

Details | Demo

Intense Blogger Template

This template effectively uses the white color as a means to attract all the attention of your visitors to your thoughts and experience. Cute social icons help your blog get more popular on the web. The minimalist design is combined with the best functionality ever and extraordinary technical features.

Personal Blog Responsive Website Template

Details | Demo

Energy Inside Multipurpose Website Template

Looking powerful and ambitious, this template possesses all the qualities that the Intense family can be so proud of. The fully responsive slider, the speed optimisation and social feed widgets create the unforgettable image of your sports center. The drop-down menu helps your website look well-organized and clean.

Gym Equipment Website Template

Details | Demo

Hand in Hand Template

This template is aimed at small businesses that deal with handicraft. Warm colors and the user-friendly layout of this template evoke an interest of your clients from all over the world. Also, sliced PSD and the drop-down menu look smart and welcoming.

Hobby Supplies Website Template

Details | Demo

Play Intense Multipurpose Website Template

This particular template is created to suit the need for fresh and cute websites for kids’ goods. The absolutely charming color scheme harmonizes with cute Google Fonts. In addition being SEO-optimized, this template can quickly turn your web project into a profitable business.

Child Care Center Website Template

Details | Demo

Heal Multipurpose Website Template

You can definitely rely on this template if you are planning to launch a successful medical business. Because of easy-to-navigate and cross-browser compatible, Heal can boast great practical potential. Furthermore, your clients know where to find you if needed thanks to the smart use of Google Maps and the fresh-looking Contact form. The sticky navigation bar and the back-to-top button help your visitors to find the information they need in no time.

Dentist Site Template

Details | Demo

Money Talks Multipurpose Website Template

This template is designed for consulting companies of different budgets, types, and sizes. The combination of the green background and yellow spots create the image of stability and prosperity. Moreover, being speed-optimized, Money Talks makes sure that your clients enjoy visiting your site.

Financial Consultant Website Template

Details | Demo

In addition, you can find out more about Intense and other newest creations of TemplateMonster on the TemplateMonster Youtube Channel.

Read More at Intense or Not Intense: It Is Hardly a Question [Multipurpose Website Template]

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Intense or Not Intense: It Is Hardly a Question [Multipurpose Website Template]

intense multipurpose website template

The concept of a multipurpose website template from TemplateMonster has won the world rather quickly. The popularity of web templates can be explained by many factors that are connected both with programmers and non-programmers. For a programmer, a multipurpose website template means less sleepless nights, less dirty job (meaning hand coding), and surprisingly more clients (we all know that clients do not like waiting). For a non-programmer, a web template from TemplateMonster is basically the only way to become an integral part of the web world. In addition, due to the 24/7 Support Team and affordable prices everyone can get a blog, a portfolio, or an online-shop that is fully customizable, speed- and SEO-optimized.

You would ask – what else can you ask for if everything is already this perfect? You would be surprised to know that there is the web template from TemplateMonster that is literally a programming wonder. And this wonder is called Intense. Designed as the first multipurpose website template, it got so popular that TemplateMonster has decided to create 10 more Intense-based templates. By the way, there is a rumor that TemplateMonster is not going to stop at number 10.

What is So Special About The Intense Multipurpose Website Template?

The answer is simple – everything. It could be said that the main unique feature of the Intense multipurpose website templates is their flexibility. It means that every Intense template can be easily transformed into 30 personal blogs, 20 different portfolios, or 10 authentic online-shops. Feel free to correct us, but as far as we know, this is the only template that can boast such flexibility.

What is also fantastic about the Intense multipurpose website template is the unbelievable amount of customizable elements that you can adjust to your needs. Numbers speak for themselves – 250+ HTML pages, 13 header and 4 footer styles, 60+ reusable elements, 2000+ Font Icons, 190+ PSD files and lots of other cool things. All this in one template. Outstanding, right?

One more breathtaking detail is that buying an Intense template means that you automatically sign up for the lifetime free updates from TemplateMonster. Knowing how productive the TemplateMonster programmers could be, there is a high chance that you would not need to wait for a long time before you see a better version of your Intense template. Yes, it is almost impossible to imagine that Intense could be better than it is now. But as people say, there is no end to perfection.

As one can see, the Intense templates is a profitable investment no matter what type of a website you are planning to launch. Or how well you know the latest trends in web development, or how big your expectations are. Also, Intense fits into any budget (see for yourself the prices for an individual Intense template or for the whole pack), into any company image and size. Enjoy the Intense multipurpose website template and choose the new look for your web project!

Chief Intense Template

This template has quickly become a bestseller due to its practical potential and amazing design. With Chief Intense your future website is equipped with all necessary tools not only to survive but also to thrive in the Internet world. While the valid semantic code, the parallax scrolling and the extended Bootstrap toolkit help this template to maintain its leading role in the Intense template family.

Intense - Multipurpose Website Template

Details | Demo

Look and Love Multipurpose Website Template

The main goal of this template for photographers is to concentrate all your visitors’ attention on your content. This is achieved thanks to the clever choice of colors and easy-to-use navigation. Also, the valid semantic code ensures that your portfolio loads quickly so your customers could be more than satisfied when visiting your site. Let Look and Love do all the job while you are taking breathtaking photos!

Photographer Site Template

Details | Demo

A Better Place Website Template

This template is designed the way your customers would want it to be designed. The white background that adds emphasis on your goods, different types of galleries with the photos that can stir anyone’s imagination. And social media buttons that help you to enlarge your clientele daily – this is what A Better Place offers. Finally selling property has never been easier!

Real Estate Agency Website Template

Details | Demo

Tasty Intense Template

All your visitors will be absolutely stunned when using your website for the first time. First of all designed as a restaurant template, Tasty Intense represents the whole new approach to food industry. Being ultra responsive and cross-browser compatible, this template offers limitless possibilities for creativity. Moreover, this templates can guarantee that your restaurant is as busy as it could ever possibly be.

European Restaurant Web Template

Details | Demo

Hard-working Multipurpose Website Template

If you need a job portal with the modern design and practical layout, then Hard-working is waiting for you. Equipped with the powerful search engine, this template allows your clients to find the jobs or employees of their dreams in no time. Due to the smart combination of black and white in the background accompanied by green highlights, your site looks positive and approachable.

Employment Responsive Web Template

Details | Demo

Intense Blogger Template

This template effectively uses the white color as a means to attract all the attention of your visitors to your thoughts and experience. Cute social icons help your blog get more popular on the web. The minimalist design is combined with the best functionality ever and extraordinary technical features.

Personal Blog Responsive Website Template

Details | Demo

Energy Inside Multipurpose Website Template

Looking powerful and ambitious, this template possesses all the qualities that the Intense family can be so proud of. The fully responsive slider, the speed optimisation and social feed widgets create the unforgettable image of your sports center. The drop-down menu helps your website look well-organized and clean.

Gym Equipment Website Template

Details | Demo

Hand in Hand Template

This template is aimed at small businesses that deal with handicraft. Warm colors and the user-friendly layout of this template evoke an interest of your clients from all over the world. Also, sliced PSD and the drop-down menu look smart and welcoming.

Hobby Supplies Website Template

Details | Demo

Play Intense Multipurpose Website Template

This particular template is created to suit the need for fresh and cute websites for kids’ goods. The absolutely charming color scheme harmonizes with cute Google Fonts. In addition being SEO-optimized, this template can quickly turn your web project into a profitable business.

Child Care Center Website Template

Details | Demo

Heal Multipurpose Website Template

You can definitely rely on this template if you are planning to launch a successful medical business. Because of easy-to-navigate and cross-browser compatible, Heal can boast great practical potential. Furthermore, your clients know where to find you if needed thanks to the smart use of Google Maps and the fresh-looking Contact form. The sticky navigation bar and the back-to-top button help your visitors to find the information they need in no time.

Dentist Site Template

Details | Demo

Money Talks Multipurpose Website Template

This template is designed for consulting companies of different budgets, types, and sizes. The combination of the green background and yellow spots create the image of stability and prosperity. Moreover, being speed-optimized, Money Talks makes sure that your clients enjoy visiting your site.

Financial Consultant Website Template

Details | Demo

In addition, you can find out more about Intense and other newest creations of TemplateMonster on the TemplateMonster Youtube Channel.

Read More at Intense or Not Intense: It Is Hardly a Question [Multipurpose Website Template]

from Web Design Ledger https://webdesignledger.com/intense-not-intense-hardly-question-multipurpose-website-template/

Intense or Not Intense: It Is Hardly a Question [Multipurpose Website Template]

intense multipurpose website template

The concept of a multipurpose website template from TemplateMonster has won the world rather quickly. The popularity of web templates can be explained by many factors that are connected both with programmers and non-programmers. For a programmer, a multipurpose website template means less sleepless nights, less dirty job (meaning hand coding), and surprisingly more clients (we all know that clients do not like waiting). For a non-programmer, a web template from TemplateMonster is basically the only way to become an integral part of the web world. In addition, due to the 24/7 Support Team and affordable prices everyone can get a blog, a portfolio, or an online-shop that is fully customizable, speed- and SEO-optimized.

You would ask – what else can you ask for if everything is already this perfect? You would be surprised to know that there is the web template from TemplateMonster that is literally a programming wonder. And this wonder is called Intense. Designed as the first multipurpose website template, it got so popular that TemplateMonster has decided to create 10 more Intense-based templates. By the way, there is a rumor that TemplateMonster is not going to stop at number 10.

What is So Special About The Intense Multipurpose Website Template?

The answer is simple – everything. It could be said that the main unique feature of the Intense multipurpose website templates is their flexibility. It means that every Intense template can be easily transformed into 30 personal blogs, 20 different portfolios, or 10 authentic online-shops. Feel free to correct us, but as far as we know, this is the only template that can boast such flexibility.

What is also fantastic about the Intense multipurpose website template is the unbelievable amount of customizable elements that you can adjust to your needs. Numbers speak for themselves – 250+ HTML pages, 13 header and 4 footer styles, 60+ reusable elements, 2000+ Font Icons, 190+ PSD files and lots of other cool things. All this in one template. Outstanding, right?

One more breathtaking detail is that buying an Intense template means that you automatically sign up for the lifetime free updates from TemplateMonster. Knowing how productive the TemplateMonster programmers could be, there is a high chance that you would not need to wait for a long time before you see a better version of your Intense template. Yes, it is almost impossible to imagine that Intense could be better than it is now. But as people say, there is no end to perfection.

As one can see, the Intense templates is a profitable investment no matter what type of a website you are planning to launch. Or how well you know the latest trends in web development, or how big your expectations are. Also, Intense fits into any budget (see for yourself the prices for an individual Intense template or for the whole pack), into any company image and size. Enjoy the Intense multipurpose website template and choose the new look for your web project!

Chief Intense Template

This template has quickly become a bestseller due to its practical potential and amazing design. With Chief Intense your future website is equipped with all necessary tools not only to survive but also to thrive in the Internet world. While the valid semantic code, the parallax scrolling and the extended Bootstrap toolkit help this template to maintain its leading role in the Intense template family.

Intense - Multipurpose Website Template

Details | Demo

Look and Love Multipurpose Website Template

The main goal of this template for photographers is to concentrate all your visitors’ attention on your content. This is achieved thanks to the clever choice of colors and easy-to-use navigation. Also, the valid semantic code ensures that your portfolio loads quickly so your customers could be more than satisfied when visiting your site. Let Look and Love do all the job while you are taking breathtaking photos!

Photographer Site Template

Details | Demo

A Better Place Website Template

This template is designed the way your customers would want it to be designed. The white background that adds emphasis on your goods, different types of galleries with the photos that can stir anyone’s imagination. And social media buttons that help you to enlarge your clientele daily – this is what A Better Place offers. Finally selling property has never been easier!

Real Estate Agency Website Template

Details | Demo

Tasty Intense Template

All your visitors will be absolutely stunned when using your website for the first time. First of all designed as a restaurant template, Tasty Intense represents the whole new approach to food industry. Being ultra responsive and cross-browser compatible, this template offers limitless possibilities for creativity. Moreover, this templates can guarantee that your restaurant is as busy as it could ever possibly be.

European Restaurant Web Template

Details | Demo

Hard-working Multipurpose Website Template

If you need a job portal with the modern design and practical layout, then Hard-working is waiting for you. Equipped with the powerful search engine, this template allows your clients to find the jobs or employees of their dreams in no time. Due to the smart combination of black and white in the background accompanied by green highlights, your site looks positive and approachable.

Employment Responsive Web Template

Details | Demo

Intense Blogger Template

This template effectively uses the white color as a means to attract all the attention of your visitors to your thoughts and experience. Cute social icons help your blog get more popular on the web. The minimalist design is combined with the best functionality ever and extraordinary technical features.

Personal Blog Responsive Website Template

Details | Demo

Energy Inside Multipurpose Website Template

Looking powerful and ambitious, this template possesses all the qualities that the Intense family can be so proud of. The fully responsive slider, the speed optimisation and social feed widgets create the unforgettable image of your sports center. The drop-down menu helps your website look well-organized and clean.

Gym Equipment Website Template

Details | Demo

Hand in Hand Template

This template is aimed at small businesses that deal with handicraft. Warm colors and the user-friendly layout of this template evoke an interest of your clients from all over the world. Also, sliced PSD and the drop-down menu look smart and welcoming.

Hobby Supplies Website Template

Details | Demo

Play Intense Multipurpose Website Template

This particular template is created to suit the need for fresh and cute websites for kids’ goods. The absolutely charming color scheme harmonizes with cute Google Fonts. In addition being SEO-optimized, this template can quickly turn your web project into a profitable business.

Child Care Center Website Template

Details | Demo

Heal Multipurpose Website Template

You can definitely rely on this template if you are planning to launch a successful medical business. Because of easy-to-navigate and cross-browser compatible, Heal can boast great practical potential. Furthermore, your clients know where to find you if needed thanks to the smart use of Google Maps and the fresh-looking Contact form. The sticky navigation bar and the back-to-top button help your visitors to find the information they need in no time.

Dentist Site Template

Details | Demo

Money Talks Multipurpose Website Template

This template is designed for consulting companies of different budgets, types, and sizes. The combination of the green background and yellow spots create the image of stability and prosperity. Moreover, being speed-optimized, Money Talks makes sure that your clients enjoy visiting your site.

Financial Consultant Website Template

Details | Demo

In addition, you can find out more about Intense and other newest creations of TemplateMonster on the TemplateMonster Youtube Channel.

Read More at Intense or Not Intense: It Is Hardly a Question [Multipurpose Website Template]

from Web Design Ledger https://webdesignledger.com/intense-not-intense-hardly-question-multipurpose-website-template/

I Left Google to Build Tech Ladies: How Social Media Made It Possible – Allison Esposito [SSM012]

It’s not everyday that you hear of someone leaving the tech giant Google to pursue their own fast-growing business.

For Allison Esposito, that’s exactly what she did. What first started as a fun side-project and a way to get to know other women in tech, Tech Ladies now connects more than 5,000 women around the world to a network of jobs and opportunities.

We had the pleasure of speaking with Allison about her incredible journey from Google to full-time entrepreneur. Allison shares the story of how a combination of her personal network and social media allowed her to build Tech Ladies full-time.

A huge thank you to Allison for packing this episode with great insights and actionable takeaways for social media managers and marketers looking to discover the power of personal networks on social media and how you can leverage them to start a side-project of your own.

How to listen: iTunes | Google Play | SoundCloud | Stitcher | RSS

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In this episode, here’s what you’ll learn:

Allison Esposito shares why building a personal network on social media over the years has allowed her to take her side-project (side-hustle) and turn it into a full-time business. Some other great things you’ll learn as well:

  • How personal connections on Twitter led to the start of Tech Ladies
  • Why Allison’s personal network allowed her to quickly connect with influential people
  • Channels that are driving growth for Tech Ladies on a large scale
  • Why Facebook Groups are such a successful and vibrant channel for Tech Ladies
  • Where Tech Ladies plans to take social media in the future

3 Tips for Leveraging Social Media to Grow Your Side Project or Business

In Allison’s Words…

1. Choose your platforms carefully

Use platforms that are uniquely suited to what your company or brand or community does and needs. So for example, it’s just as important what Tech Ladies doesn’t have as what we do. We don’t have an Instagram right now. We don’t have a Twitter. To start from scratch and get to the point where it would be useful and worth our time it would take years. Given our resources, you have to ask: what platforms can we be on and do really well?

2. Really be there

Whatever platform you choose to be on, actually be there. Be active, be helpful, respond to people. One thing that I think is totally underrates is that it doesn’t cost you anything to “Heart” something on Twitter or “Like” something on Facebook. It costs you absolutely nothing to do that. Give those out like candy and be extremely generous with them. Often people will pay that back to you.

3. Be positive on social media

This can be really hard sometimes. Most of the time, if you have something to promote, studies show that being positive and upbeat will always outperform a negative or downtrodden Tweet or Facebook message. As long as you’re not being overly cheese or fake, I think people really do respond to positivity on social media.

Mentionable Quotes and Shareable Snippets

In Allison’s Words…

“To me the whole point of networking or building a network is so that you can meet with all different kinds of people. If you’re just inviting your friends you’re only ever going to invite their friends. At some point it began growing way beyond friends of friends of friends. It happened immediately, but on a large scale it took a long time.”

Show Notes and Other Memorable Moments

Thanks a million for checking out this episode! Below are the websites and other tidbits that were mentioned in today’s podcast about personal branding on social media. If you have any questions for us, feel free to drop us a line in the comments and we’ll respond right away!

Awesome Stuff Mentioned by Allison

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Great Quotes

Allison Esposito Interview Quote

  • “When you don’t have too many people you follow on Twitter, you can actually follow what they’re doing with their lives and learn from them. And so I just started scheduling coffee meetings with interesting people on Twitter. That was really the beginning of what is now Tech Ladies.”
  • “I would reach out one by one to people on Twitter to keep in touch and then I made an Excel spreadsheet with contact information. From there I would send out emails which eventually became our newsletter. Really simple stuff.”
  • In making a big decision and how you know it’s time is when things are growing faster than you can keep up with. I was working on Tech Ladies from 6 p.m. to midnight five days a week and then usually on Saturdays and Sundays. I was also saying no to great opportunities coming through… I realized that if I couldn’t handle it part-time anymore than it was maybe time to go full-time. The demand was there.”
  • “Having a personal network is so important in feeling like there’s hundreds of people who support you and giving you a digital high-five when you go to pursue your own side-project. Those are also the people that are going to support you along the way.”
  • “Every growth strategy along the way was ‘let’s put it out on social and let’s put it out in the community and feel it out.’ Then only build what’s needed and what’s wanted from there.”
  • “To me the whole point of networking and building a network is so that you can meet all different types of people. If you’re just inviting your friends it won’t grow.”

How to Say Hello to Allison (and us)

Allison Esposito has a great Twitter account at @allisonveronica and you can read more about Allison on the Tech Ladies About Page.

Thanks for listening! We’d love to connect with you at @buffer on Twitter or with the hashtag #bufferpodcast.

Enjoy the show? It’d mean the world to us if you’d be up for giving us a rating and review on iTunes!

About the Show

The Science of Social Media is a podcast for marketers and social media managers looking for inspiration, ideas, and results for their social media strategies. Each week, we interview one of the very best in social media marketing from brands in every industry. You will learn the latest tactics on social media, the best tools to use, the smartest workflows, and the best goal-setting advice. It is our hope that each episode you’ll find one or two gems to use with your social media marketing!

The Science of Social Media is proudly made by the Buffer team. Feel free to get in touch with us for any thoughts, ideas, or feedback.

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