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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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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.

Snapchat Opens Up to the Web with its Latest Feature, Paperclip

Tuesday, July 11th, 2017

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Since its launch, popular messaging service Snapchat has been closed off to the web, only accessible through its iOS and Android apps. This stands in contrast to its biggest competitor, Instagram, which has since upgraded its mobile web app to allow users to post content.

 

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Monthly Link Roundup – 06-30-17

Friday, June 30th, 2017

Facebook Adds ‘Family Targeting’ to Ad Products, Enabling New Focus Options (SocialMediaToday.com)

With focus on the upcoming shopping season, Facebook announced the new family targeting option as part of a range of new tools that will enable businesses to target whole household at once.

4 LinkedIn Mini Case Studies (SocialMediaExaminer.com)

Oren Greenberg examines how four different companies have sustained a successful LinkedIn presence to enable businesses to discover how to effectively build a presence to engage their target audience.

Google Updates ‘Test My Site’ to Show How Many Visitors You’re Losing (SearchEngineJournal.com)

With statistics that indicate most sites lose half their visitors while waiting for a page to load, Google has just updated its Test My Site tool to reflect how many visitors website owners may be losing due to their page speed.

How To Improve Search Engine Ranking With Social Media Marketing? (SocialBarrel.com)
Business owners would want their website to be visible to potential customers. One way to do that would be to rank better on Google. Jane Danes discusses the different ways to improve your search engine ranking using social media marketing.

Marketers Are Searching for Instagram Services 12X More Than Snapchat’s [INFOGRAPHIC] (Entrepreneur.com)

Social media giant, Facebook, through its subsidiary Instagram and its Stories feature, showed its dominance by slowing Snapchat’s user base and revenue to a much slower pace.

Carthago delenda est: The Logic Behind Facebook’s Snapchat Dupes

Monday, March 13th, 2017

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Yes, Facebook is ripping off Snapchat. While it’s not innovative of Facebook to copy another platform’s ideas and products, the logic behind the method is solid. It reflects a clear focus that’s not driven by ego or innovation, but by Facebook’s ongoing need to solidify its position in the current business landscape.
 

 

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Monthly Link Roundup – 02-28-17

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

10 Things You Should Be Doing With Snapchat Snapcodes (Forbes.com)

Back in 2015, Snapchat introduced Snapcodes and now the company has given the world the power to direct people to any URL (even using URL shorteners), thanks to new in-app tools and one via the web who snap a Snapcode using the Snapchat app. How can users and business owners take advantage of this new feature?

Hashtags in Super Bowl ads slip to 30% in 2017, overtaken by URL use in 39% (MarketingLand.com)

Hashtags were in 30 percent of Super Bowl 51 ads, down significantly from 45 percent last year. More ads used URLs than hashtags for the first time since the data has been measured, 39 percent in all. Twitter barely beat Facebook and Instagram as the most-mentioned social network, though neither was explicitly mentioned often.

Facebook Lite Hits 200m Users As Low-Bandwidth World Revenue Skyrockets (TechCrunch.com)

Facebook Lite launched in June 2015, it rocketed to 100 million monthly users by March 2016, and now it’s doubled in size to 200 million users, according to Mark Zuckerberg. These results are reflective of only a limited set of countries, which today expands to include Israel, Italy, United Arab Emirates, and South Korea.

Instagram Rolls Out Ability to Add Multiple Photos and Videos to One Post (SocialMediaExaminer.com)

Last February 25, Instagram rolled out a new feature that allows users to share multiple photos and videos in one post. With this update, users no longer have to choose the single best photo or video from an experience they want to remember. Now, they can combine up to 10 photos and videos in one post and swipe through to see them all.

LinkedIn Reinstates Saved Searches After Desktop Re-Design (SocialMediaToday.com)

LinkedIn has confirmed that LinkedIn saved searches are back for paying and non-paying users. Saved searches are a handy tool and can be a valuable reference; they allow users to set up alerts for new employees in your field of interest, at certain companies, those moving into new positions, and more.

Monthly Link Roundup – 01-31-17

Tuesday, January 31st, 2017

Snapchat Versus Instagram Stories: What’s the Difference? (SearchEngineJournal.com)

People now live in a time where they have nothing but choices on where to publish their content. Both Instagram and Snapchat now offer the ability to post 10-second videos and photos that disappear in 24 hours. These features are meant to share what’s going on “in the moment.” Five months later, and both platforms continue competing—adding new options to each of their respective features, one after the other. So is Instagram Stories really just an imitation of Snapchat? And, if not, which should you use?

Programmatic Delivery: The Future of Content Marketing and Promotion? (moz.com)

Programmatic is a term used to describe the buying of advertising using software and algorithms. Although still in its infancy from a content perspective, the technology and methodology behind programmatic content offers massive potential for the world of content marketing, and even SEO.

YouTube Gains Access To Google Account Data For Ad Targeting, Teases New Measurement Solution (MarketingLand.com)

Google-owned YouTube made several announcements last January 20, 2017. The most immediate update is that Google account data can now be used for ad targeting and measurement across search and YouTube. The changes come as over 50 percent of YouTube views now happen on mobile. The search engine also announced that it will be working on a cloud-based measurement solution over the next year in collaboration with third-party vendors including comScore, DoubleVerify, IAS, MOAT and Nielsen.

Facebook Revamps Privacy Basics (AdWeek.com)

Last January 28, 2017, Facebook issued an update to its Privacy Basics portal in advance of Data Privacy Day. The social network introduced Privacy Basics in November 2014, saying at the time that it offered interactive guides to answer the most frequently asked questions by users about how they could control their information on Facebook. In a Newsroom post earlier that week, the social network announced that Privacy Basics now features 32 such guides, in 44 languages.

Social Listening in 2017: The Next Frontier in Social Media (MarketingProfs.com)

As social media becomes increasingly important to both ensuring a memorable customer experience and mapping the customer journey, marketers are now using social listening to help formulate their strategy, gathering this type of data for three key reasons: market research and consumer insights, customer engagement, and customer experience and crisis management.

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