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Facebook Cracks Down on Engagement Bait in News Feeds

Tuesday, December 19th, 2017

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Facebook continues to penalize people and Pages that try to outsmart its News Feed algorithm. Engagement bait is the latest type of spam that the social network wants to eliminate from its users’ News Feeds.

 

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Monthly Link Roundup – 11-30-17

Thursday, November 30th, 2017

Facebook Prototypes Messenger Broadcast For Businesses (Techcrunch.com)

Facebook has internally developed “Messenger Broadcast,” a self-serve mass-messaging interface that lets businesses send marketing messages to users. This week, the company confirmed that it’s testing the feature internally, but hadn’t trialed it to the public or with businesses as of late last month.

Cyber Monday Was The Largest Online Shopping Day In U.S. History (ChicagoTribune.com)

As online spending hits record highs, fewer Americans are heading to the store. In-store visits on Thanksgiving and Black Friday dropped 1.6 percent from a year ago. Consequently, more online shopping purchases means that retailers are facing a huge challenge now in shipping orders to customers in a timely fashion.

Twitter Officially Enables 280-Character Limit For All Accounts, Including Brands (MarketingLand.com)

Twitter is officially doubling its character count. Less than two months after testing extending tweets’ maximum length to 280 characters, Twitter is enabling the new length for all users this month. Advertisers won’t yet be able to take advantage of the new length for ads created through Twitter’s self-serve platform, but they will be able to post 280-character-long organic tweets and run those as Promoted Tweets

Instagram Extends Its Branded Content Tool To Influencers With High Engagement (BusinessToday.in)

Instagram, Facebook’s photo and video sharing site, has extended its branded content tool, which allows a publisher to tag a business or brand in its post, to creators which have high engagement or influencers..

Marketers Say Snapchat Is Blowing Past Facebook, Google And Others When It Comes To Augmented Reality Ads (BusinessInsider.com)

If Snapchat could cement its reputation as the pace-setting pioneer for a new form of augmented reality advertising, it may have found a much-needed competitive differentiator as it struggles to prove its mettle as a newly public company.

Facebook’s New Explore Feed Can Improve Your Posts’ Organic Reach

Tuesday, October 24th, 2017

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Over the past several years, many users have complained about Facebook stifling the organic reach of the content published on their pages. Now, the social media platform has rolled out a possible solution for improving the organic reach of posts published on Facebook Pages on the desktop site.

 

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Monthly Link Roundup – 09-29-17

Friday, September 29th, 2017

Twitter’s Testing an Expanded 280 Character Limit with Some Users (SocialMediaToday.com)

Early this year, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey addressed questions about the possibility of extending the length of tweets. Now, Twitter is testing a change that will double its character limit for selected accounts, but it’s still not clear when the change will roll out to all users.

Facebook Spins Off ‘Messages’ As Standalone Ad Objective To Boost Messenger Bots (MarketingLand.com)

With an aim to make businesses be better informed of ways they can promote their Messenger accounts to their target markets, Facebook is making its options for businesses to buy ads more apparent. Advertisers using the company’s Ads Manager can now set “messages” as their campaign objective.

Small Businesses Can Now Schedule Videos from a Smartphone with the YouTube Studio App (SmallBizTrends.com)

The YouTube Creator Studio for mobile will soon be getting an upgrade and a new name. YouTube Studio is a tighter, more streamlined app with more features, including a ton of useful analytics, as well as the ability to schedule posts right from your smartphone.

Pinterest’s new Sections feature begins beta testing, public launch in ‘weeks’ (Techcrunch.com)

Speaking at TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco, Pinterest CEO and co-founder Ben Silbermann announced the launch of a new feature inspired by the site’s power users. The new addition, dubbed Sections, will allow Pinterest users to divide their board into various sub-groups related to a board’s main topic.

INFOGRAPHIC: Customer Service Goes Social (MarketingProfs.com)

Customers can be very demanding—an infographic by Conversocial reveals that over half of all online shoppers expect real-time customer-care responses. But businesses must adapt, and that means finding ways to better manage customer requests and complaints on social media.

Google Prepares to Launch Stamp as Copycat to Snapchat’s Discover

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

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Social media giant Facebook has had a well-deserved reputation for successfully copying features from Snapchat, and now Google seems to be adopting a similar approach with Stamp. Built to mimic Snapchat’s Discover feature, Stamp is a visual publication format that will allow news publishers to build swipeable stories with text, photos, and video, which will likely surface in Google’s search results, giving advertisers a massive leg up in terms of traffic and the ability to monetize should the feature succeed.

 

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Smart Ways Your Brand Can Use the New Facebook Cover Video Feature

Tuesday, August 8th, 2017

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Brands can now upload a video that’s between 20 to 90 seconds long to the cover image area of their Facebook business pages. This new feature gives brands the opportunity to pack even more interest and information on their pages.

 

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Monthly Link Roundup – 07-28-17

Friday, July 28th, 2017

For Brands, Twitter Is a Marathon, Not a Sprint (AdWeek.com)

Arguably, Twitter offers some of the best opportunities for brands, as users come to the platform to learn about what’s happening in the world, in real-time. It long ago stopped being a 140-character-only microblogging platform, and its new, more engaging features offer big possibilities for brands looking to stand out.

Connect Social Media, Chat, Loyalty & CRM for Valuable Customer Insights (CustomerThink.com)

“Know your audience.” It’s a simple and obvious mantra for any successful business. What’s not so simple and obvious is exactly how to go about getting to know customers, especially when more and more of them spend their time in social media and messaging apps where they are essentially anonymous.

Facebook ‘Groups For Pages’ Unlocks Fan Clubs (TechCrunch.com)

This month, Facebook globally launched Groups for Pages, allowing the 70 million Pages on Facebook to create their own distinct communities and feeds. With this new feature, a musician could run an on-site fan club, a brand could organize its ambassadors, and a newspaper could discuss articles with just its top readers.

Snapchat Hopes To Stop Copycats By Acquiring The Strong.Codes Team (DigitalTrends.com)

Snap, which is Snapchat’s parent company, recently acquired the team that created Strong.Codes, a firm known for obscuring software code, thereby making Snapchat’s features more difficult to rip off.

INFOGRAPHIC: A Guide to Social Media Platforms for Brick-and-Mortar Stores (SmallBizTrends.com)
Brick and mortar retailers often struggle to leverage social media platforms for their business. SMS Store Traffic, a retail services provider, reveals there are some important things to consider when retailers develop their social media strategy.

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