CoPromote Community Guidelines

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CoPromote was built for creators by creators. Before you share via CoPromote ask yourself if your content is: informative, inspiring, entertaining, visually appealing, or compelling, and well-presented. The more original content you have on your page, the better you’ll do on CoPromote.

We are all on social media to promote our creations – a song, a blogpost, a book. Just as you wouldn’t ask someone to follow you without giving them a reason, don’t simply tell people to listen to your song, or read your blogpost – show them why and give them a reason to share it.
Remember: you are asking for space on someone’s timeline, where they engage with their friends and followers, manage their reputations, and grow their brands or businesses. Make your request worth their generosity and you will succeed – not just on CoPromote but in social media as well. Not sure if your content is a good fit? Check out our Dos and Don’ts for additional details or our Featured CoPromoters to see how they’re doing it right. Or just reach out and we’ll gladly check for you.

Content You Can Share on CoPromote

  • Music – songs, mixes, demos
  • Podcasts: talk shows, spoken word
  • Photos, Videos, and Animation – art, humor/pranks, How-To, DIY, beauty, fashion, Vines, GIFs, graphic design, illustrations
  • Books: Novels, Short stories, self-published fiction, comics and graphic novels, essays, blog posts, critical reviews, think pieces
  • Causes: information about charities, non-profits, NGOs, crowd-funding, social awareness
  • Health & Well-being: training tips, lifestyle coaching, diet/cooking tips, psychological services
  • Entertainment or educational websites
  • Apps and Games
  • News, Finance, and Politics
  • Contests that require skill and submission of original content for judging

Content You Should Not Share on CoPromote:

  • Spam, phishing, pyramid schemes, Ponzi schemes, get rich quick/make money at home offers
  • Direct or affiliate sales, sales landing pages, SEO pages, multi-level marketing
  • Selling guaranteed/fake followers/views, music or video plays
  • Diet pills, male enhancement, miracle cures and other questionable health products
  • Content that promotes hate, violence, or discrimination
  • Black hat content that is loaded with SEO keywords and aimed at search engines and not human readers
  • SEO of any kind
  • Content from bots, or accounts with excessive fake followers or low engagement
  • Adult/NSWF/XXX content
  • Illegal activity
  • Content deemed inappropriate by the CoPromote staff or community
  • Sweepstakes that do not require skill or submission of content to be judged

Questions? Get in touch with Jorge, Moha, Sonya & the team: community@copromote.com

 

3 Free Sites To Create Infographics

3 free sites to create infographics

We’ve been stressing how important it is to utilize visuals and images for social media posts in order to gain the most traction. What we’ve failed to do is show you where to look to create them. Shame on us.

If you cannot afford a graphic designer in your budget, these three sites will help you design the images yourself…for free!

 

1) Canva

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Perks:

  • Free
  • Numerous Social Media & Layout Templates for Design Projects (Infographics, Banners, Ads, Presentations, etc.)
  • Vast Number of Images to Use
  • Easy to Navigate

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Cons:

  • Pay for Better Stock Images
  • Pay for Better Templates
  • No Charts Available (Must Upload Your Own)

 

2) Easel.ly

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Perks:

  • Free
  • Design is Primarily Focused on Infographics
  • Basic Layouts (Easier to Utilize)
  • Charts

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Cons:

  • Limited Themes
  • Limited Image Options

 

3) Visme

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Perks:

  • Free
  • Discounts For Students & Teachers
  • Numerous Social Media & Layout Templates for Design Projects (Infographics, Banners, Ads, Presentations, etc.)
  • Charting/Charts
  • Vast Number of Images/Icons to Use
  • Upload YouTube Videos Into Layouts

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Cons:

  • Limited to 3 Projects with Free Version
  • Limited Chart Access

 

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Featured CoPromoter: The Sensual Foodie

When you first come across The Sensual Foodie, you are immediately drawn to the vivid and detailed images of food that are on the blog. While primarily a food blogger, Stephanie from The Sensual Foodie also has a penchant for photography and combines her talents to create the perfect documentation of #foodporn. CoPromote got in touch with Stephanie to learn more about her sensual food experience, and her tips on starting your own food blog. Check out the interview below!

1. What type of creator are you? 
I’m a food blogger and photographer

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The Sensual Foodie

2. How important are photos in food blogging? 

Photography is essential to a food blog. If you can’t take good quality photos, consider having someone help you. Use natural daylight, appealing backgrounds, and focus upon the edible details— all very important. Browse through the major food magazines and notice how they style their food imagery. What colors enhance the food best? Which angles make the food more appealing? And please, never ever use flash. It makes the best dish look like an awful mess. Make sure the colors are crisp.

Learn from my beginner’s mistake when I first started: using too much saturation in your photo editing makes the food look fake. Don’t do that. Keep everything simple, natural and appetizing. You’ll do great!

3. What advice would you give to a beginner food blogger just starting out? 

Think about how you want to write— recipes, reviews or essays about food. Invest in a good camera. Organize your photos and create a post schedule. Read some of the most popular food blogs to get an idea of how you want to create your own. Pay attention to how the top bloggers engage their audience. Guest blog on other sites to connect with bigger audiences and make sure you put your social media and email icons on your home page. That way people can find out about your blog and follow you on other social media platforms. I’m still learning myself.

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The Sensual Foodie

4. How have you used CoPromote? 

I recently started using CoPromote for my Twitter account because I wanted to grow my audience and connect with others. I’ve been using Twitter since 2011, but I hadn’t figured out how to grow my following. I did everything correctly, such as engage others, enhance my blog post link tweets with appetizing photos, make comments, answer replies, retweet and hashtag, but my numbers weren’t budging. Then I discovered CoPromote.

5. What is your favorite dish that you have made? 

Oh gosh, I love so many dishes. I’ve  discovered that I have a gift for making tamales. That was fun… and delicious!

To join Stephanie and other amazing creators like her, join CoPromote today! You can also find her on Instagram and Twitter

CoPromote Community Positive Vibes!

We love positive vibes from our community members!

Tweets like this are the best proof that your social campaigns are working. Take the initiative and jumpstart a conversation with someone who has supported you. You never know where it might take you! Check out Earth Approved’s Kickstarter for an app that alerts you to toxins in your food.

And the good energy doesn’t stop there. Be sure to login or join CoPromote to be part of the good energy!

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3 Twitter Follower Management Tools

When Twitter first burst onto the social media scene, your profile was judged on the number of followers you had. This demand for quantity produced many services that sold twitter followers, and essentially bumped the number on your profile using a bit of computer code.

Today, marketers are more focused on the number of reach and engagements your account has. “Bot” followers or “eggs” do not give you an increase in impressions, favorite your tweets, or read them. Your rating on Twitter Audit or Status People is a strong indicator to potential partners on the quality of your twitter account.

Luckily, there are several tools out there to help you clean up your account and make sure it is followed by real people. Not only do you increase your overall reach by blocking and managing your followers, you also make the social web a better place to share.

1. Tweepi
A free-mium service that helps organize your twitter account, and make sure it is up to date. You can unfollow people who are not active, people who do not follow you, and also make people unfollow you through their “Force to Unfollow You” feature. It is visually pleasing, and has a very simple and easy to use UI.

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2. ManageFlitter
Similar to Tweepi, ManageFlitter analyzes your twitter account for all the fakes, in-actives, and bad accounts. It allows you to unfollow people you follow who have fake profiles, as well as block those accounts that are following you with bad profiles. They divide their dashboard into several helpful categories, including profiles with no picture, non-english profiles, inactive users and several more.

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3. StatusPeople
StatusPeople is a great tool to help you see how many fake followers your twitter account has, as well as how many followers are inactive. It also has an automatic block feature which allows you to block these spam accounts in one go. You can connect multiple twitter accounts, and get follower analytics.

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Have you used any of these tools before? Are there any other tools you have found to help you manage your twitter account?

HubSpot The Anatomy of a Perfect Blog Post

How To Create The Perfect Blog Post

According to HubSpot, there are 14 things you need to know to create the perfect blog post. We have over 800,000 members in our system, and many of you are bloggers!

We have highlighted a couple of HubSpot’s pointers that can help you excel with CoPromoteTheir pointers begin with a strong, attention-grabbing headline, a captivating image, and social media sharing buttons.  Then, they get to the good stuff: the content.  Here is an excerpt of the infographic they used to highlight 6 important tips of the 14 provided for the perfect blog post.

 

To read all 14 tips for the perfect blog post via HubSpot, written by Carly Stec, go to: The Anatomy of a Perfect Blog Post [Infographic]