Social Media FUEL
To share content to social media we do so in one of the following methods:
A. Manual Posting getting all the info you need manually
B. Shared Posting (internal via social media or external via a website)
A. To do a Manual Posting your need to find the status bar (1) of your desired social media platform and start to create your posting. To upload your flyer click on the photo box (2), select your photo (3), wait for it to load (4), say something (5) and POST.
The photo posting above however does not do anything for you in terms of SEO. So to be able to get SEO you need to not only generate content but also drive traffic. The Combination Post explains it better by adding #tag and @tag leads (6), using bitly.com to create a neat link (7), adding the link to your posting (8) and then to POST.
So if you do not have a flyer to post to social media then I can show you how to create using Google Drive. Google Drive has many free tools similar to Microsoft Office products but all for FREE! Go to Drive.Google.com and log in with your gmail. If you do not have a gmail email for your Google Account you might not have access to all the tools.
Press NEW and create a Google Drawing. You have many ways to create this image and Google Drawings really makes it easy. I find the hardest part is figuring the different types of images files. So I am going to try and explain it.
A. When you create something using say Microsoft word you can copy and paste. When you copy and paste something it puts it on an invisible clipboard. You have a clipboard on Google Drive but you first need to get the images in a format to work with the clipboard. Because of this I usually create my own Clip Board Resource in advance.
B. The resource clipboard is created by dragging and dropping images from my computes files to a drawing. I also back up these images in a folder in their original jpg, png etc file formats for later use.
C. The NEW images that I create using Google Drawings I also add to a separate folder.
Lastly I have a few Design Templates that you can use to help make your life easier. Follow the instructions on the slide to copy them to your own drive.
When you have created your images you need to add them to your website. I use Weebly as my example as it is the easiest builder with the least learning curve for normal people.
When you are inside your builder look at your Building Blocks. There are 3 related to visual elements called Image, Gallery and Slideshow. The Image block is the only one you can add via an HTML Link. That means it can be hosted elsewhere. The Gallery and Slideshow has to be uploaded manually to Weebly. You do have some space with Weebly but I would not get into the habit of doing it this way all the time.
So you can either upload the image you created or you can add you image URL via the social media platform you uploaded it to.