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How To Set Up a Pinterest Account?

If you love the visual side of Social Media, Pinterest could be just for you. Offering the perfect platform to discover new ideas and find inspiration to do the things they love, Pinterest has never been more popular and is showing no signs of slowing down.

If you would like Footprint Web Design to create a Pinterest account for you today, give us a call on Tel. No. 01883 372 488.

How Does Pinterest Work?

Pins are ideas that help you get creative or try something new, whether you’re planning a new holiday or collecting home improvement tips.

Pins are saved to boards, keeping your ideas organised and easy to find. Follow other people or boards that are saving ideas you’re interested in, so you can do even more of what you love.

Easy Organisation

  • Boards – Save Pins to boards to easily organise your ideas. The Pins you save live in the boards you create. Name your boards whatever you want and arrange them in any order you like. Oh! Did we mention that you can add other people to your boards? Friends who save Pins together, stay together!
  • Board Sections – Sections are boards within boards and they make your ideas even easier to find and organise. If you have a furniture board imagine creating sections that organise your ideas to different colour, size, or occasion—there are no rules, so get inspired to create!
  • Secret Boards – We won’t tell if you won’t! Secret boards are perfect for planning surprises or collecting gift ideas. Only you (and anyone you add to the secret board) can see the Pins saved.

How To Set Up a Personal Profile

To start, go to Pinterest.co.uk.

You have three choices to sign up — with your Facebook account information, your Twitter account information, or by providing an email address and creating a new Pinterest account.

However you sign up, you’ll want a username. Your Pinterest username must be unique but you can change it later.  If you create a new account rather than using Twitter or Facebook, Pinterest will ask you to confirm your email address.

Next, go to your email inbox and look for the confirmation message that Pinterest will have sent you. It should contain a confirmation link that you must click on to go back to Pinterest.com and finish signing up.

How To Set Up A Business Profile

Whether you’re an established brand, a non-profit organization, or a blogger, you can join Pinterest for free as a business. You can make a new business profile or convert your current one.

We have two sets of terms—one for people and one for businesses. If you’re using Pinterest for business purposes or as part of how you make a living, you should sign up for a business profile and agree to their Business Terms of Service.

Right now, business and personal profiles have similar features, but business profiles have access to Pinterest Analytics. If you sign up as a business, you will get updates on future products and services we build for businesses as well.

  1. If you have a personal profile, log out of it
  2. Go to Pinterest for Business and click Join as a Business
  3. Fill out details about your business and the person who’ll manage the profile
  4. Read and accept our Business Terms of Service and click Create Account

Contact Us

If you would like any further information regarding Pinterest and how it can be perfect to help support your business, Footprint Web Design have been at the forefront of web design and Social Media development for nearly 20 years. If you are looking for a website that truly represents your business, or advice on how to make your site stand out, then contact us today on 01883 372 488, or via email at info@footprint.co.uk.

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How To Set Up a LinkedIn Account

LinkedIn is one of the world’s most powerful professional networks. With hundreds of millions of members currently, and growing rapidly, they have adopted the mission to provide an easy method of connecting with like-minded professional people.

LinkedIn can help you:

  • Establish your professional profile and control one of the top search results for your name.
  • Build and maintain your professional network.
  • Find and reconnect with colleagues and classmates.
  • Learn about other companies, and gain industry insights.
  • Find other professionals in the same industry using groups.
  • Share your thoughts and insights through LinkedIn’s long-form publishing platform.
  • Tap into the knowledge of your network.
  • Discover new career opportunities by searching for jobs.

How To Set Up a LinkedIn Profile

The good news is that if this platform sounds of some interest to you, the signing up process could not be much easier. Simply follow the

  1. Navigate to the LinkedIn sign up page.
  2. Type your first and last name, email address, and a password you’ll use.
  3. Click Join now.

Please Note – You must use your true name when creating a profile. Company names and pseudonyms are not allowed, as explained in LinkedIn’s User Agreement.

Creating a LinkedIn Company Page

LinkedIn Company Page helps others learn more about your business, brand, products and services, and job opportunities.

Note: You must first create a LinkedIn profile with your real first and last name before you can complete the below steps to create a Company Page.

To create a Company Page:

  1. Click the  Work icon in the top right corner of your LinkedIn homepage.
  2. Click  ‘Create a Company Page’.
  3. Enter your Company Name and choose a URL. All Company Page URLs will structured as linkedin.com/company/[YOUR COMPANY NAME].
    • While the name of your Company Page doesn’t need to be unique, the public URL for your page cannot be the same as one that exists on LinkedIn. LinkedIn members and search engines will use this unique URL to find your page.
    • Please review the Company Page URL requirements below.
  4. Check the verification box to confirm you have the right to act on behalf of that company in the creation of the page.
  5. Click the Create page button.
    • If you don’t have a confirmed email address associated with your LinkedIn account, you’ll be prompted to add and verify your email address.
  6. Click Get started on the welcome screen to begin editing your Company Page.

Your Company Page URL:

  • Must contain at least one non-numeric character.
  • Can be a lowercase alphabet, numeric, hyphen, or Chinese, Japanese, or Korean (CJK) Unicode.
  • Must not include more than one consecutive hyphen (i.e. company–name) and can’t have a hyphen at the beginning or end (i.e. -company-name or company-name-).

Any improper characters will be automatically replaced with a hyphen.

To publish your Company Page you must include a company description (250-2000 characters including spaces) and company website URL. Keep in mind that a preview of your Company Page is not available. When you publish the page, it is live on our website.

Contact Us

If you would like any further information regarding LinkedIn and how it can be perfect to help support your business, Footprint Web Design have been at the forefront of web design and Social Media development for nearly 20 years. If you are looking for a website that truly represents your business, or advice on how to make your site stand out, then contact us today on 01883 372 488, or via email at info@footprint.co.uk.

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Vero? What Is Vero??

By now, even if you haven’t already signed up, there’s a great chance that you have at least heard of Vero. A new social networking app which has promised to be “less media, more social”, it really has come out of nowhere.

What Actually Is Vero?

Vero has actually been around for approximately 3 years but thanks to a huge push last weekend, has doubled its number of users to nearly 1 million in just a few days.

Vero is a phone based app which is essentially trying to provide a cross between Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Spotify but with one major difference. Vero states that it does not manipulate or curate the feed of its users. Instead posts are sorted chronologically, instead of via algorithms.

This has proven to be a major attraction for many people who have become increasingly frustrated by recent changes to Instagram and Facebook’s recent algorithm changes.

Whilst the jury is out on the potential for business use, a social network for anyone who loves anything enough to share it – and would like control over who they share it with, definitely sounds appealing.

How To Sign Up?

Available as a downloadable app from both the Apple & Google stores, installing Vero to your phone is a simple process. Simply search for ‘Vero’, download the app and follow the instructions. You will need to link the app to either your phone or e-mail address in order to receive a verification code but the process only takes a couple of minutes.

Please Note – At the time of writing the app is currently free to download on the App Stores but the plan is to introduce an annual subscription fee at some point.

Contact Us

If you would like any further information regarding Vero or any of the other current Social Media channels, Footprint Web Design have been at the forefront of web design and Social Media development for nearly 20 years and are ideally positioned to help. If you are looking for a website that truly represents your business, or advice on how to make your site stand out, then contact us today on 01883 372 488, or via email at info@footprint.co.uk.

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How To Become a Google Local Guide

The creation of a the ‘Google Local Guides’ programme offers a great way of being able to review local businesses on a regular basis whilst also developing a level of trust with Google. In order to become a ‘Local Guide’, you will need to sign up at maps.google.com and then take a take a proactive approach in regards to uploading images, reviewing local businesses, updating business details which you know to be incorrect and many more.

Earning Perks As a Local Guide

Google Local Guides unlock Google perks like access to new features as they earn points.

As a Local Guide, you earn points for sharing reviews, photos and knowledge on Google Maps. Those points lead to higher levels of the programme as well as benefits such as early access to Google features and special perks from partners. At Level 4, you also unlock your first Local Guides badge, which helps your contributions to places get noticed.

Make sure you’ve signed up for updates by reviewing your email preferences on your Local Guides settings page.

Points, Levels and Badges

Earn points by contributing content to Google Maps. Score a place with ratings, describe your experience with reviews, share photographs and videos, provide insights with answers, respond to questions about a place, update information with place edits, add missing places or verify information by checking facts.

Maps contributionPoints earned
Review5 points per review
Review with more than 200 characters5 bonus points per review
Rating1 point per rating
Photo5 points per photo
In-stream video7 points per video
Answer1 point per answer
Respond to Q&As3 points per response
Edit5 points per edit
Place added15 points per place added
Fact checked1 point per fact checked

Local Guides levels

Reach higher levels as you earn points for your contributions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please Note – Points and levels can take up to 24 hours to be updated. Points do not expire, though they may decrease if content is removed for violating Google’s policies. Remain an active contributor on Google Maps to be eligible for perks and early access to new features.

Contact Us

If you would like any further information regarding becoming a Google Local Guide, Footprint Web Design have been at the forefront of web design and Social Media development for nearly 20 years. If you are looking for a website that truly represents your business, or advice on how to make your site stand out, then contact us today on 01883 372 488, or via email at info@footprint.co.uk.

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By | March 1st, 2018|Google Maps|Comments Off on How To Become a Google Local Guide

How To Set Up Your Own Instagram Account

The next instalment of our series of articles helping our followers to set up new Social Media accounts with the minimum of fuss relates to Instagram.

A hugely popular Social Media channel, Instagram is primarily used as a visual aid and allows users to post photos and images which can be displayed as taken or have filters applied (via the app) to help enhance the image.

As opposed to other Social Media channels such as Facebook and Twitter which can easily be updated via laptop and desktop devices as well, Instagram can only be updated via mobile and smart devices.

Setting Up Your Account

To create an Instagram account from the app:

  1. Download the Instagram app for iOS from the App Store, Android from Google Play Store or Windows Phone from the Windows Phone Store.
  2. Once the app is installed, tap  to open it.
  3. Tap Sign Up With Email or Phone Number, then enter your email address or phone number (which will require a confirmation code) and tap Next. You can also tap Log in with Facebook to sign up with your Facebook account.
  4. If you register with your email or phone number, create a username and password, fill out your profile info and then tap Done. If you register with Facebook, you’ll be prompted to log into your Facebook account if you’re currently logged out.

Although you do not have the option to upload images to your new account via your computer, you can actually create your account via your computer.

To create an Instagram account from a computer:

  1. Go to Instagram.com.
  2. Enter your email address, create a username and password or click Log in with Facebook to sign up with your Facebook account.
  3. If you register with an email, click Sign up. If you register with Facebook, you’ll be prompted to log into your Facebook account if you’re currently logged out.

If you sign up with email, make sure you enter your email address correctly and choose an email address that only you can access. If you log out and forget your password, you’ll need to be able to access your email to get back into your Instagram account.

If you need a little extra help setting up your new account, please check out the helpful video below:

Contact Us

If you would like any further information regarding Instagram and how it can be perfect to help support your business, Footprint Web Design have been at the forefront of web design and Social Media development for nearly 20 years. If you are looking for a website that truly represents your business, or advice on how to make your site stand out, then contact us today on 01883 372 488, or via email at info@footprint.co.uk.

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