Use Giphy Live to Interact with Fans

Facebook users love sharing gifs, which is why we highly recommend incorporating them into your content regularly. Giphy is perhaps the largest source of gifs on the internet. You can browse through thousands of gifs in their library and find one for almost any reaction you’re going for. Giphy Capture even allows you to create your own.

Giphy recently launched a new product to make sharing gifs even easier and more fun – Giphy Live.

Use giphy Live to interact with Facebook Page fans

With Giphy Live, you can incorporate gifs into your Facebook Live broadcasts. Keep reading to learn more about Giphy Live and how you can use it to interact with fans of your Facebook Page.

Giphy for Facebook Live

Brands are using gifs to spice up images of products that aren’t especially exciting. Gifs are also being used as a medium to educate people about a brand or niche. They’re becoming more widely used across social media, and when used effectively, gifs can definitely boost your Page’s engagement.

The Giphy Live feature takes everything up a notch.

Giphy Lives creates a virtual newsroom atmosphere for your Facebook Live broadcast. Trending hashtags for your favorite gifs float around the screen, which you can tap and “report on.” Viewers can also comment with gif hashtags, and you can choose to add them to your live video. The real-time experience makes for an all new level of personal interaction with your Page’s fans.

Facebook Live videos have been ranking higher on users’ news feed and are an effective tool for your Facebook Page. Adding gifs to your live video and having viewers do the same is a great way to increase engagement, which can help your live videos rank even higher.

Giphy Live

How to Use Giphy Live

If you’re familiar with going Live on Facebook, incorporating the Giphy Live feature is simple.

  1. From your Facebook Page, click the Live button.
  2. In the top right corner, click the magic wand icon.
  3. Select the Giphy Live logo and open the effects drawer before beginning your live video. You can tap the Giphy Live ticker at the top of the screen to select a topic and find an appropriate gif. The image you select will appear over your shoulder, and you can insert more GIFs into your broadcast.
  4. Tap Go Live.
    • If the camera is facing you, you can tap the hashtags to change the gif.
    • If you’re using the back camera to record someone else, a microphone gif will appear in front of the person you’re interviewing.

With Facebook Live ranking so high in the News Feed, it makes sense to implement this feature into your Facebook Page content strategy. While you’re at it, interact with your viewers using Giphy Live. As you share more gifs and your viewers become more engaged, your live video may rank even higher, boosting your overall reach.

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The Complete Guide to FPTraffic Content Sources

Posting consistently to your Facebook Page is critical to engaging your fans, but how do you come up with new content every day? Our content sources allow you to find and schedule images directly to your Page. The variety of sources we offer allows you to switch up your posts with fresh, unique content related to your niche.

Memes, quotes, gifs – tons of great content can be found all from your FPTraffic account. Some sources even allow you to earn affiliate income!

Amazon

The FPTrFPTraffic Amazon Toolaffic Amazon tool lets you easily find products related to your niche and post them to your Page. Sign up for an Amazon Associates account, then use the FPTraffic Amazon source to schedule products in your queue. When people buy your products, Amazon cuts you a percentage of the sales.

Several FPTraffic members are generating good revenue with Amazon Associates. Page engagement and income? Yes, please!

Bing

With thousands of images in a wide variety of niches, Bing is one of our top content sources most frequently used by FPTraffic members. Use this web search engine to find images related to your niche. Simply type in a keyword or phrase and you’ll have plenty of photos to choose from. Once you find a photo you would like to post, simply click that photo and it will be added to your Page schedule.

eBay

This source gives you another opportunity to monetize your Facebook Page. FPTraffic is completely integrated with the 22 different regions eBay covers within the eBay Partner Network. Search through millions of listings in just a few seconds from any of these regions and earn commission on any sales generated through your social media accounts.

Post eBay listings using FPTraffic

Flickr

Flickr may not be the most popular content source at the moment, but it’s still loaded with billions of images. Use our new Flickr tool to find awesome images your audience will love.

Flickr on FPTraffic

Giphy

Giphy is possibly the largest source of gifs on the internet. We have integrated with them directly so that FPTraffic members can easily find and schedule gifs to post to their social media accounts. Give our Giphy tool a try and see how your audience responds to gifs. It’s always good to mix up your content to help keep your audience engaged.

Giphy Capture

Reddit

Mix up your content even more by searching through images and gifs from over 850,000 Subreddits. Reddit has unique and interesting content that can help you mix up your current posts and stand out to your audience. It’s also great for more specialized niches. If you’re struggling to find enough content on your niche, try browsing through Reddit. No topic is too narrow for Subreddits.

Reddit Content

Tumblr

This micro-blogging platform is another top content source for FPTraffic members. You can find everything from images, quotes and short posts of text related to your niche with this source.

Edit posts and add emojis

YouTube

Digital video is booming, and YouTube is one of the most popular video sites on the Web today. Videos have become more and more popular on Facebook. Break up your photo content with videos and your fans will keep coming back for more!

FPTraffic Chrome Extension, Bulk Upload and More!

In addition to a variety of content sources, FPTraffic includes options to easily snag photos from Pinterest, upload your own photos or publish posts from a WordPress site.

Schedule Content from Pinterest and Instagram

Sources like Pinterest and Instagram are overflowing with images to share with your target audience. The FPTraffic Chrome Extension allows you to grab images from Pinterest and Instagram, as well as many other websites, and schedule them to post to your Facebook Pages.

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Upload Images, Links and Blog Posts with Bulk Import

Do you have your own images you’d like to schedule to post on your Facebook Page? The Bulk Import tool allows you to upload images from your own computer and schedule them right to your Page.

You can also use this tool to schedule blog posts from a WordPress site to your Page. Sharing blog posts on your Facebook Page is one of the best ways to promote your website. This feature takes out the step of manually pasting your blog post link to your Page at just the right time. Instead, you can schedule your posts to publish when your fans are most likely to see them.

Our content sources give you endless possibilities for finding great content in your niche. Posting a variety of gifs, images, memes and videos is the best way to keep your fans engaged with your content.

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Create Gifs Using Giphy Capture

A key strategy to keeping your Facebook Page fans engaged is to post different types of content. Posting gifs is a fun way to mix up your content and express an emotion. Fans love sharing gifs, so take advantage of this opportunity to boost your engagement.

Giphy is perhaps the largest source of gifs on the internet. You can browse through thousands of gifs in their library and find one for almost any reaction you’re going for.

With their latest app – Giphy Capture – you can get creative and make your own gifs. Read on to learn more about Giphy Capture and for a few tips on using gifs effectively.

Giphy Capture Features

Mac users can use Giphy Capture to capture anything on their desktop in HD. Save your favorite clips of videos, piece together multiple pictures, and use YouTube links to create animated images that relate to your Facebook Page’s niche.

The app comes with stickers and text functions, allowing you to easily overlay images with quotes, emojis and icons. You can edit and customize the gif to change direction, include a caption, adjust the file size and finally share it on your Facebook Page.

Giphy Capture

Giphy Capture is a free, straightforward and easy-to-use tool that allows you to quickly create content from the stuff you love. Many niche Facebook Pages can easily benefit from this tool. For examples, sports Pages can use Giphy Capture to quickly create a gif of a key moment in a game and sharing it immediately.

Brands are using gifs to spice up images of products that aren’t especially exciting. Gifs are also being used as a medium to educate people about a brand or niche. They’re becoming more widely used across social media, and when used effectively, gifs can definitely boost your Page’s engagement.

Tips for Using Gifs

Facebook users are quick to like and share gifs, but before you go on a gif-posting binge, keep the following tips in mind:

  • Keep it relevant. Only post gifs that relate and are appropriate to your niche.
  • Use variety. Just as you want a variety of content types, you also want to mix up the types of gifs you post. If you post the same type of message using different images, it is likely to lose its novelty quickly.
  • Post gifs in moderation. Gifs are great for engaging Facebook Page fans, but you don’t want to overload your page with animations. Too many gifs will be overwhelming to your fans.
  • Test your results. Experiment with posting gifs, and after some time, check to see if they were among your Page’s popular posts. Gifs work better for some niches than others. Whether they’ll work well for your Page depends on your audience.

Schedule Content from Giphy Using FPTraffic

While Giphy Capture makes it easy to create and share gifs, you may want to use some of the awesome gifs that are already out there. We have integrated with Giphy directly so FPTraffic members can easily find and schedule gifs to post directly to their Facebook Page.

From the Content dropdown in your dashboard, click Giphy. Enter the keywords for your niche, select the appropriate Facebook Page, and click Search Gifs. Then, simply click on the gifs you’d like to post and enter descriptions if you like.

FPTraffic Giphy

Gifs are a great way to engage your audience and mix up your content. Be careful not to overload your Page with animation, and keep your gifs relevant to your niche. Get creative by making your own gifs with Giphy Capture, or find and schedule the perfect gifs using FPTraffic!

Want to start scheduling gifs to post to your Facebook Page? Sign up with FPTraffic today and start managing your Pages effectively!

New Content Sources! Giphy, Flickr, and eBay

Over the past few weeks, we have added three new content sources that FPTraffic members can use to easily find and schedule content to post to their Facebook Pages. Here is a breakdown of those sources and how you can use them to increase engagement on your social media posts!

Giphy

Giphy is possibly the largest source of gifs on the internet. We have integrated with them directly so that FPTraffic members can easily find and schedule gifs to post to their social media accounts with a few keystrokes and a click of their mouse.

FPTraffic Giphy

Facebook Page reach on gifs usually is not as good as it is with normal images, but it’s always good to mix up your content to help keep your audience engaged. If you have a Twitter account connected to your Page on FPTraffic, we will post your gifs to Twitter as well, which typically does increase overall engagement.

Give our new Giphy tool a try and see how your audience responds to gifs.

Flickr

Remember Flickr? Flickr was once one of the top image sites on the internet. It’s popularity has waned over the years, but it’s still a great source of content and there are billions of images sitting on Flickr waiting for you!

Flickr on FPTraffic

Use our new Flickr tool to find awesome images your audience will love.

eBay

One of our goals at FPTraffic is to help you not only build and grow Facebook Pages, but also to help you monetize your Pages. In order to be able to maintain the growth of your Page for your audience, you will need to make some money from it.

We are excited to announce integration with eBay on FPTraffic! You can now find and schedule items from eBay to post to your Facebook Pages with, you guessed it, a click of your mouse 🙂

Post eBay listings using FPTraffic

FPTraffic is completely integrated with the 22 different regions eBay covers within the eBay Partner Network. Search through millions of listings in just a few seconds from any of these regions and earn commission on any sales generated through your social media accounts.

We are excited to release these new content sources and are working hard to be able to add more soon. If you have any recommendations, please feel free to post them in the comments below. Of course, if you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact our support.