If you take TikTok seriously as part of your business, you will want to grow your followers regularly over time. Here in this post, we will explore ways to gain TikTok followers. This is particularly so, if you use TikTok for marketing, or you aim to become a TikTok influencer. However, like all social and video apps, some followers are of more value to you than others. Some people may follow you after watching one of your videos, and then never view another one. Worse, some followers may not even be human. They may be bots trying to game the TikTok algorithm.

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With more than 2.4 billion users around the world, Facebook is one of the most used social network. People don’t just use it for socializing, it has a huge impact on people’s purchasing decisions. An average Facebook user clicks 11 ads in a month. More than 90 million small businesses use Facebook to connect and engage with their target audience. It is impossible for businesses, brands and marketers to ignore Facebook’s massive reach.

As the number of businesses using Facebook for marketing is going up, the competition has skyrocketed. Organic reach is extremely challenging. You can’t expect your posts and content to organically reach your target audience. Your competitors are already using Facebook ads and in case you don’t, you’ll be left far behind.

One of the most popular Facebook advertising types is Boost Post. It’s a simple yet effective way to increase the engagement of your post. The boosted post is showed to users on Facebook in their News Feed. You can choose the targeting options to show your post to the right people. There are several techniques and tips to increase the effectiveness and reach of your Boost Post on Facebook. Here are 7 Facebook boost post tips for your brand.

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Hashtags may have made their first appearance on Twitter, but they are now prevalent on most social media networks. They are particularly useful for organizing content and keeping similar posts on like-minded content together. Brands also create customized hashtags to represent their brand, and sometimes even encourage separate hashtags for each marketing campaign.

However, there is little point in using hashtags for the sake of it. Indeed a sea of hashtags in the comments can even put people off your post. Instagram has even reportedly been known to shadowban people who use the same set of hashtags in every post they make, regardless of the content of individual posts. You need to use hashtags strategically to help you reach your posting goals. You do have goals for your Instagram account, don’t you?

This means that you need to keep an eye on Instagram hashtag analytics, both relating to the hashtags you use, and potential hashtags you could use in the future.

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What is an 808 in music? The 808 is one of the top iconic sounds in modern music. It’s incredible that a drum sound that was created in the 80s is still so consistently used and sought after today.

You’ll hear 808s in almost trap track in existence. It’s used extensively in pop music and most other forms of electronic music too.

So what makes an 808 so essential to producers and the way you can get pro sounding 808s in your tracks?

In this article, we’ll look at why the 808 is such an appealing sound, where it came from and how to make tracks with perfect 808s.

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In this article we’ll go over everything about LUFS.

LUFS are the latest way to measure loudness in your audio.

This new measurement scale is an important development for many issues in music production.

However, understanding LUFS can be pretty difficult at first. They’re different from the ways you’re probably used to measuring your signals.

Even so, these new units are being used all over the audio world. It’s important to know how they work to understand the role of loudness in audio production.

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Here are more apps to help you level up your Instagram Stories. Let’s jump into!

8. CutStory

CutStory app

Price: Free, with some paid features
Download: iOS only

What to use it for: The 15-second maximum is one of the best and worst things about Instagram. Sure, short content is fun and engaging. But it’s also super limiting.

For Stories you can’t express in under 15 seconds, there’s CutStory. This app lets you divide long videos into a series of shorter clips. You’ll end up with a continuous stream of videos that you can post as Instagram Stories.

Key features:

  • Cut long videos into Instagram-length clips
  • Export videos without compressing them
  • Post videos filmed more than 24 hours ago
  • Works for all video formats

9. Lifelapse

LifeLapse Instagram Story app

Price: Free, with some paid features
Download: iOS or Android

What to use it for: Want to make your Story stand out? Try stop motion animation. Lifelapse lets you create professional-looking animations right from your phone. It also includes a range of editing tools. You can add stock music and filters, adjust the play speed, and more.

Key features:

  • High-production value
  • Explore stop motion animation without any editing skills
  • Helpful tutorials to help you master the basics
  • Includes an interval timer to help you time your video just right

Want to learn more? Lifelapse’s demo video gives you a taste of what’s possible.

10. A Design Kit

A Design Kit Instagram Story app

Price: Free, with some paid features
Download: iOS only

What to use it for: This Instagram Story app helps you bring colour to your content. Add vibrant stickers, backgrounds, and text. Get creative with one of A Design Kit’s many brushes. You might be more of an artist than you expected.

Key features:

  • Realistic brushes for drawing colour or textures
  • Tons of stickers and backgrounds
  • 30+ font options
  • 120+ designs and templates

To see what A Design Kit can do, browse their free tutorials. Follow the #adesignkit community on Instagram to spark more ideas.

11. PhotoGrid

Photo Grid app

Price: Free, with some paid features
Download: iOS or Android

What to use it for: PhotoGrid’s versatility may be its greatest strength. Use it to create GIFs, slideshows, and memes. Add AR face filters and stickers to your Stories. Plus, beautify your profile photos by smoothing out imperfections.

Key features:

  • 300+ templates for photo collage
  • 60+ filters
  • 90+ backgrounds
  • Compatible with different aspect ratios
  • Includes a meme and GIF generator, scrapbook feature, smart face filter, and more

12. 8mm

8mm app

Price: $4.49 US
Download: iOS only

What to use it for: #ThrowbackThursday, anyone? 8mm is one of the top Instagram Story apps for creating vintage-looking content. It lets you experiment with old-style grains, lenses, and video effects. And because you can use its filters live, you can edit as you record.

Fun fact: Malik Bendjelloul used 8mm in his Oscar-winning film Searching for Sugar Man.

Key features:

  • Supports up to 4K HD recording
  • 8 unique lenses
  • 13 retro film styles
  • Live edit or apply effects to existing footage

Check out this sample video to get a sense of what 8mm can offer.

13. Microsoft Hyperlapse

Hyperlapse app Level Up Your Instagram Stories

Price: Free
Download: Android or Desktop

What to use it for: Want to create a timelapse from an old video? Hyperlapse has got you covered. This app lets you adjust video speeds up to 32x.

You can import existing videos or record new ones. Choose a speed that will work well for your Story. Then, download and save for easy sharing.

Key features:

  • Choose from 1x to 32x the normal speed
  • Save in HD: 720 and 1080 px are both supported
  • Create a hyperlapse of any video you’ve ever shot

Want to see how it works? Check out Hyperlapse’s brief intro video.

14. Jumprope

Level Up Your Instagram Stories

Price: Free
Download: iOS only

What to use it for: Jumprope is our favourite Instagram Story app for creating “how to” style content. This app lets you share fitness routines, beauty tutorials, recipes, and more.

Play with text overlays, animations, and colours. Export your content to any social platform, including Instagram.

Key features:

  • Step-by-step, personalizable templates
  • Easy editing tools like filters, voiceover, and time-lapse
  • Add music, animations, colors, and patterns
  • Highlight any products you use in a shoppable format

15. VSCO

VSCO app Level Up Your Instagram Stories

Price: Free, but video editing is only included with paid membership
Download: iOS or Android

What to use it for: VSCO is a crowd favourite when it comes to photo editing. But did you know that it’s also available for video?

VSCO’s video tools come at an added cost, but they’re worth it. The paid plan lets you adjust brightness, contrast, temperature, and more. Plus, it lets you apply your favourite photo filters to your videos. That means you can build a more cohesive brand aesthetic across all content.

Key features:

  • 10 free editing presets
  • 170+ paid presets
  • Advanced editing tools, including video
  • Film X feature for creating Polaroid-style vintage content
  • Plenty of helpful tips and tutorials to explore