Social Media Round Up June 2023

by Melanie Boylan
Social Media How To’s and Top Tips
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Are you finding Social Media hard to keep up with? Just as well I do this round up then! Come back each month!

Welcome to July!

Well that was a traumatic month! Last month one of my kids finished her Junior Cert and the other has finished Primary school. On top of that, we had my birthday and some other rather large and good moments too. It's been nice to have wonderful moments together and this month we get to go away on holiday for a few days as well. I'm looking forward to what my relatives think of Westmeath while they stay with our cats as well.

Let's get started shall we?



In this latest update from Meta they announced they had developed "Voicebox", an AI that can perform speech generation tasks, that can perform tasks like editing, sampling and stylizing. I particularly liked that they can also edit pre-recorded audio and claim they can remove car horns or a dog barking.

Learn more about this here.

Get Discovered and Earn Money

Meta have made creating Reels even easier apparently! Now you can tap a new resource called the Inspiration Hub and with brand new editing tools all in the one place, it should be faster as well.

They have also made it easier to edit pre recorded and previously Live videos and add these to your Reels as well, called Clips to Reels.

There is also a Pro mode that you might want to use for Creators. These are Reels insights that were previously only available on Meta Business Suite. These include Page and profile-level reels insights on reach and interactions; and individual reels insights such as new followers attributed to a Reel, distribution and more.

Learn more about it here.

Promote Button for Facebook Groups now available

Sadly only in other countries like Canada and Australia, not even in the US yet!  However, it was noted by Mari Smith - so keep an eye out on your groups and eventually you might see a promote button!


How Instagram ranks Content

Does the Instagram algorithm baffle you? Honestly, I think it baffles many people. So here is a blog that explains how some of it works that I personally feel is actually quite easy to understand. Knowledge is power, so please read to take full advantage of what this can mean for your business on Instagram.

Read the blog from Search Engine Land by Danny Goodwin here.

LinkedIn Updates

Create Carousel Posts

I thought I would share this very useful video from Louise Brogan on how to create these carousels. She's seen an uptick and in reach and engagement using these.


Google Photos

Magic Editor

A new toy has descended on us!  Now you can reimagine images using AI (I'm sure you're shocked about this). It's really quite cool so if you're into editing then this free tool is for you! Learn more here.

Google Business Profile

Improving SEO

Google Business Profile has always been good for SEO but now they are looking to refine services on each profile and aid it's searchability (is that even a word?). In fairness business owners aren't updating this platform either at all or enough, so by drawing attention to this now, I think you'll find you're getting found faster than ever if you do start to post in GBP. Learn more about this update here.

Google Analytics

Welcome to Google Analytics 4 (GA4)

Yep, its' all happening today! Who knows what we'll see when we head into Google Analytics this morning but we have known about this for at least a year. Now I hope to find an article that will explain this in English at some stage, but for now, this will have to do! It's time to learn this platform all over again...

Universal Analytics HAS GONE Away, Start completely fresh with GA4 Today!

Last year Google announced that Universal Analytics (UA) was being sunsetted on the 1st of July 2023. This means you should have moved over to Google Analytics 4 (GA4) over the last year, so as to allow data to be collected in the interim months. Hopefully you did and they worked in tandem in the intervening period, while you get more familiar with the new process. It does look quite different and needs to be navigated in a whole new way. Learn more about the changes in this blog from Hubspot.

Blogs to Check Out

5 Things I Wish I'd Known Earlier by Suzanne Frear

1:1 Marketing Strategy Course Designed for You

Supported Digital Marketing Strategy Training - Your Social Media DIY Trainer

If you're looking for a more one on one style of training to create a strategy for your social media and overall digital marketing and would like to know how to do this by yourself for your own business or for the company you work for, then you maybe interested in doing this training that I offer.

I help you create it at a pace you set, filling in the gaps in your knowledge along the way. You'll be given work to do between the sessions that you can manage and that won't be overly disruptive to your everyday workload.

This will give you accountability and you can contact me anytime during the training if you have any questions that crop up between sessions.

Are you on track for your goals and targets so far? If not, then maybe you should contact me. I have set aside some regular time slots to offer this training and it can run either in 1 month, 6 weeks or even 12 weeks if you prefer! I can give you the dates to fit around both our schedules from day one so you know this in advance. If you would like to learn more about what this covers, then visit this page.

This course has been currently accepted by 5 Local Enterprise Office Areas as suitable for the Trading Online Voucher but you can also get this training directly. Check out all the lovely testimonials I have received regarding this course.

Do you want to be a part of the (No) BS Pod and Get Stuff Done?

From January 2023 I started running a monthly subscription of 30 minute per week Business Strategy Pods. These pods are one on one and are strategy and accountability weekly sessions that are pre booked by you at times that work around your own schedule.

You will first complete a pre qualifying form so I know where you're starting from and we shall then speak weekly and have a private 1:1 Facebook Group that keeps you pushing forward and getting stuff done.

How they work:

What do you need help with? Creating Goals, starting or finishing a project, creating an event, writing a book, marketing?

Book weekly dates for the next month that we can talk straight into my calendar.

Pay the monthly fee - visit the webpage

You will then receive an email from me with a link to the Facebook group and we shall meet either in person at my office if you're local or via zoom, the choice is yours.

June Episodes for The Monday Morning Marketing Podcast

Podcast 179 - Taking the Meh our of Marketing

Podcast 180 - The Love / Hate Relationship Marketers Have with GDPR with Eileen Ireland

Podcast 181 - Plan Your Summer Marketing

Podcast 182 - Creating Automations for Your Marketing Strategies

Visit our Etsy Store - Now Open!

Esther and I are delighted to announce that we have now opened a Etsy Store and you can pick up merchandise and useful downloads that will help you learn and better understand your marketing!

Visit the shop today and every month for new downloads!


I hope you find this months round up useful and look forward to bringing you more updates in a few weeks time. If you need anything in the meantime, don't hesitate to contact me.

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