2020 has been a really tough year for all of us. We have all been affected somehow, but thanks to our social media we survived the year.Now, it’s time we welcome 2021 with a bash on our social media. It has been a challenging year for creators, influencers, and businesses (both small and big) to thrive for excellence. Hence, in this segment, I will be sharing the top 10 hacks to fire up your social media.
It has been some time since you have got the number of followers or likes or attention that you think you deserve. We are back with our top 10 social media hacks that will fuel up your social life.
With the ever-increasing population, the competition in the social media environment is only increasing. Under such conditions, we need some really good hacks (now more than ever) that would still work this year and maybe more years to come. The list has some exceptionally underrated hacks that would boost your account on various levels. These are the top ten social media hacks that we vouch will still work in 2021.
• Availing the Follow Feature on Facebook Profiles
• Video Content to Reign Supreme everywhere
• Allow Direct Messages (DMs) on Twitter
• Following Hashtags on Instagram
• Converse more
• Share and Post Instagram Story Link
• Meme Culture is to Still Work (maybe beyond 2021!)
• Social Shopping to rule the Social Media
• Conversations on Corporate Responsibility to still work on LinkedIn
• YouTube Commenters’ Profiles are always helpful
Availing the Follow Feature on Facebook Profiles
Though Facebook is an old friend these days whom we seldom care about, we still have an extremely warm spot for it. Let us see what the ‘follow’ feature is and what good it does to your Facebook account. In short, it improves and enhances your Facebook account. When we focus most on social media marketing especially Facebook marketing, the first thing that comes in our mind is getting more followers.
The following feature on Facebook will allow new contacts to connect to you without sending a friend request. Enabling this feature will also increase your Facebook following. Since many people might not know you IRL, it will be more convenient for them to directly follow you on Facebook. Increasing the number of followers will have a positive impact on your profile. People who go through your profile will be impressed with your popularity and this is a bonus for you!
Increasing the number of followers depends on how engaging and relevant your content is for your audience. For example, if you have 200 followers and a sure 20 among them interact with you on a daily basis, the strategy is working. But if you have 1000 followers among which only 20 interact with you, it is a bad sign and your content needs to be improved.
Video Content to Reign Supreme everywhere.
Yes, you read that right! Video content on any and every platform will rule the entire 2021. It started from mid to late 2020 and has a big way to go! Be it all sorts of Instagram Reels or funny Facebook videos or Twitter videos that mostly spread social awareness, video content is the key to an engaging 2021 social media platform profile.
From hilarious TikTok videos to YouTube short series, there are several ways to grow your audience and increase those likes and followers on your profile.The key to making excellent and most viewed videos is to think of creative ways, ideas, and foundations on which you could build your video content. Gen Z rules social media on every platform. So the only way to engage and attract that base of the audience is to create short, witty, and crisp videos.
Did you know that for the famous ‘Hula Hoop Girl’ aka Eshna, her reels made her an overnight star? But, her content was talented and offbeat. She paired her saree with sneakers and danced her way through with hula hoops. Another very famous person for whom Reels did the trick is ‘themermaidscales’ aka Krutika. Her sense and theme of makeup are unusual and perfect. Her reels have the fun elements that got her more attention. Start by making a short Instagram reel. Reels are what the majority of the audience live for on Instagram. One reel leads to another and if some of your reels are hit in a row, your profile will reach new and unlimited heights, trust us when we say so!What are you waiting for?! Oh, we know. Creative ideas for the video content.
Allow Direct Messages (DMs) on Twitter
Twitter with its little blue bird is taking over the social media network with a huge amount of monthly active users. Therefore, you should definitely try out this social media hack that will work this year. You should pay heavy attention to the Twitter Direct Messaging feature. We know what you are thinking. What good can come from DMs? Like we don’t already know DMs?Now, you surely know what DM means but you might not have the idea of its massive impact on boosting your Twitter profile through massive engagement.
Take your Twitter to the next level with this strategy. It allows various users regardless of your relationship with them to send you direct messages. These users necessarily don’t have to be your followers or related to you in some way. Suppose, for a small or large business that you own, you might come across people you DM you about your products or natural queries on Twitter. What you should do is solve their problem via DM and make your business grow and stand out in the process.
Plus, it is always good to gain followers from DMs. However, we strongly recommend you to be aware of hackers and creepy stalkers.
Following Hashtags on Instagram
Hashtags have become the Goddess of Instagram. We are all familiar with the wonders few hashtags can do to your Instagram Profile. Well, it’s time to worship this Goddess even more now. It is not new that giving a few hashtags to your posts can increase the number of likes to your post as well as increasing the number of followers. Following Instagram hashtags are one of the best strategies.
A statistic says that at least one Instagram hashtag on your post makes it 12.6% more engaging than one without hashtags. But what are the following hashtags? Well, when you follow a hashtag, say ‘#love, #fashion, or #photoofthday’, they appear under your following list. Instagram carefully follows and observes your posts and hashtags relevant to it (just like any other social media platform) and thus would start recommending you even more relevant hashtags that will help you get more likes and followers. We know how you feel now.
You have to search less because Instagram will do the work for you and you will be benefited from fuelled up the Instagram profile. This works for every niche and you will love this easy hack.
The conversation is the key to everything. Be it on social media platforms or IRL, you cannot gain mass popularity if you don’t converse. Especially on social media platforms, you don’t necessarily have to be perfect or relevant to gain a mass audience. You have to be prompt. For example, a few days back a Twitter trend set by an Indian user, Tiwari, went viral and set hashtags and Twitter on fire. Few minutes after the swearing-in ceremony in the USA, Joe Biden had tweeted, “It’s a new day in America.” Replying to the tweet Tiwari wrote, “Joe Biden is not my President.” After being asked if he was a Trump supporter, he said he was an Indian. This trend set Twitter on fire and in no time, Tiwari earned huge fame, his comment being searched most on Twitter. So now, you know how these easy social media hack works and we bet, you will be more enthusiastic from now on.
Share and Post Instagram Story Link
For those of you who are newbies to Instagram, Instagram stories are mostly like WhatsApp statuses, just a bit more fun and creative to view and post. With all the new additions of song albums with the pre-existing Giffy, cute stickers, places and so more!
So, if you are trying to level up your Instagram game or become the new attraction of the group, this social media hack will surely make the magic happen. Sharing Instagram story links from other pages, mostly less-renowned or underrated pages will help you gain more audience. Instagram with its over 1 billion active monthly users will soon climb up the charts of most used social media platforms with some of its awesome features (the one you have seen earlier).
One can use Instagram as a connection establishing tool through sharing Instagram links to your story from various other accounts. The underrated ones will gain more fame and you will grab the attention of a larger audience base. You do this now and thank us later!
Meme Culture is to Still Work (maybe beyond 2021!)
We love memes! We practically live on and for memes. By ‘we’ I mean, all of us since with the passing days the age range for enjoying memes is widening. Our fun social media hack to boost your profiles is to share as many memes as possible (not the dumb ones, remember most of the audience like the witty ones). Who doesn’t use memes for the growth of their social media platforms?
Huge brands and renowned influencers engage a huge mass audience and gain mass followers by posting funny memes relevant to their work or themselves. Some famous actors too post memes of themselves to gain more popularity and be in the limelight.
Let’s take the example of Vikas Jayaram Pathak. He is rather popular as the ‘Hindustani Bhau’. His usage of abusive words and catchy one-liners made him a favourite meme content. Almost everybody started posting various memes of him and continued the trend for a long time. Muhammad Sarim Akhtar is another example how meme made him an overnight Internet sensation. His classic way of standing as a Pakistani cricket fan during World Cup 2019 made him a meme model. His fandom reached peaks when there were t-shirts with his meme being printed on. Though you share the funniest and most relatable memes with your friends, we recommend trying this hack by posting memes on your stories to engage a greater mass of viewers and gain more followers.
Social Shopping to rule the Social Media
In the Gen Z market, every social media platform welcomes you to their wide range of social shopping. Mind you, dear viewers, it is NOT the same as online shopping. Social shopping is trending everywhere, be it Instagram or Facebook. Let us look at the stats. It says that around 36% of the customers search online and get product information before purchasing it.
Over the past few years, businesses that communicate and use social media platforms for selling their products have had a growth 73.2%. Here you can follow some commercial pages, view the items, communicate with the owner(s), and get your product delivered to your doorstep. It works wonders for you.
Most underrated or budding social shopping pages give a good quality product at a cheaper stake. This strategy is to get more buyers. So, you can get good products at lower costs and earn more followers or likes or hype in general over Instagram or Facebook. How? When you buy something online, you tag them. Then they feature you on their pages and you gain the attention of a wider range of audience. This works for almost all influencers these days.
On social media platforms like Instagram, 60% of total active users discover new products on the shopping pages and among them 75% of them take an action viewing one of the posts from the pages. The shopping brand, Sugarbox, is a social shopping page that has grown to become a large successful business. It sells funky jewellery sets, elegant bags and trendy dresses. The famous fashion designer, Anita Dongre’s ‘House of Anita Dongre’ has benefitted in her business with a monthly growth of 10% through social shopping. Liked this social media hack? Happy shopping y’all!
Conversations on Corporate Responsibility to still work on LinkedIn
Before all this, we did not have the time to sit and think. Now that we have developed our activist voices to spread positivity over social media, we are not backing down. Just like us individuals, several well-known and established brands took some time off to analyze and critically reflect on their current situation to improve their work. This included a huge deal of improvisation on several levels of the corporate business. These businesses took to LinkedIn to share responsibility and instill some major statistics of honesty and transparency.
LinkedIn is the best platform to discuss business models and improve some features with the help of a skilled desk of people. In 2021, transparency will be the key to better growth in business, and no better place to discuss ideas for it other than LinkedIn. YouTube Commenters’ Profiles are always helpful.
Want to build more and better connections with the subscribers on your YouTube channel? You could do that now with our amazing old social media hack that is guaranteed to work throughout 2021. YouTube being the second largest search engine with 1.3billion monthly active users.
Your video content should do the work for you without any extra costs. YouTube with its constant updates on various levels has been introducing some great features lately. With all these great features come some great profiles who are improving themselves with all the features and upgrades. It is never too late for motivational views and talks. Now, for every content you post, you can view your commenters’ profiles without much disturbance. You just have to click on their names and you will get all the information you need like the year they joined and the number of subscribers on YouTube.
Though this information can only be accessed through the YouTube App. Getting to know your commenters will give you an upper hand over rest as you will now know what content they prefer and everything else you need to know to level up your YouTube profile. Prajakta Koli who is also known as ‘MostlySane’ started off her YouTube career by making videos based on her daily observations in society. She interacted with her subscribers, got to know what they were more engaged in, she studied peoples’ behaviour and came up with appropriate content. Now she is a famous celebrity who has featured in movies and short series.
Lily Singh has won several hearts worldwide with her funny, creative and relatable content. The Superwoman expresses some social conditions in a comic way with her Canadian and Punjabi accents. This was our list. Let us know which ones you liked best.