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Monthly Link Roundup – 05-30-17

Tuesday, May 30th, 2017

Quora’s Ads Platform Is Out Of Beta And Available Globally (MarketingLand.com)

Quora, the platform that lets users get answers to questions on just about anything they can dream of, has now opened its native advertising platform to publishers globally. The site currently has a monthly user base of 200 million unique visitors, up from 100 million as of early 2016.

Facebook, Messenger And Instagram May Soon Support Cross-App Notifications (TheTechPortal.com)

Facebook’s family of apps—Facebook, Messenger, and Instagram—are moving in together and testing new cross-app notifications. The feature is slated to not only help users to switch more easily between the apps, but also improve the way people discover and connect with other users and brands.

Need-To-Know Metrics, Right On Your Pins (Business.Pinterest.com)

As part of Pinterest’s ongoing effort to improve its ad options and business value, the company has added Pin-specific statistics, which makes it easier for Pinterest for Business users to access and analyze their sponsored Pins data.

How to Use BuzzFeed-Style Quizzes for Social Media Marketing (SocialMediaToday.com)

Even traditional media outlets such as The New York Times, CNN, and The Economist are now using quizzes to drive engagement on social media. Quizzes can offer an engaging, interactive, and creative way to generate engagement in a wide range of niches.

Twitter Users Can Now Search for Emoji in Usernames, Tweets (AdWeek.com)
Twitter’s latest update included emoji capabilities to search, allowing power users to make emoji-specific searches more precise. This feature can also help users discover more tweets and improve searches for specific accounts that use emojis in their usernames.

Monthly Link Roundup – 04-28-17

Friday, April 28th, 2017

Schema.org Just Released New Restaurant Menu Markup — Here’s How to Get Started (MOZ.com)

With Schema.org’s latest release, the site now offers several new properties and types so that restaurants and businesses that serve food or drinks can create marked-up menus for their websites and help search engines better rank and understand their content.

Twitter Has Had A Dislike Button For Months And You Didn’t Notice (Mashable.com)

Twitter added a dislike button, or an ‘I don’t like this Tweet’ to help the platform’s tweet rank algorithm to better understand the types of content that users would like to see less of in their feed. The site then uses this information to optimize and tailor users’ experience with the platform in the future.

Google Analytics Is Adding A New Home Page (MarketingLand.com)

Google Analytics users can expect more changes coming to the platform’s interface. This month, Google announced plans to give users a new homepage that features curated, real-time data, traffic sources, user location, and devices used to visit their websites. The new and improved Google Analytics homepage will show up right after login.

Facebook Is Becoming A Social Operating System For Human Beings And Robots (BrianSolis.com)

Drawing an estimated 4,000 attendees from all around the world, an announcement made during Facebook’s F8 conference blurred the line between reality and virtual reality and human and robot engagement for users in their personal and professional lives.

How Facebook’s News Feed Algorithm Works (and What’s Coming Next) (SocialMediaToday.com)

Facebook held its annual F8 Developer conference this month, where they announced a heap of new products and tools, many of which hold truly mind-boggling potential. Soon, users can expect Facebook to be looking to boost discovery – which should benefit publishers and Pages by exposing more potentially interested users to their content.

Monthly Link Roundup – 11-30-16

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

Now You Can Create Twitter Moments via Mobile Devices (SocialMediaToday.com)

Twitter has officially announced that users can now create and share their own Moments via mobile device. Although the microblogging platform faces an uphill battle in getting users to see the benefits and potential of creating their own Moments, a simple, mobile user-friendly process is an essential first step.

Facebook Testing New Multiproduct News Feed Ads (Adweek.com)

Facebook is testing a new type of multi-product News Feed ad with several advertisers. The new ad units will incorporate a featured main image or video with related products images underneath. When users click on an ad, they will be directed to a second page with more products. Another click brings users to the retailers websites, where they can buy products shown on the ads.

Snapchat Spectacles: Here’s Everything You Need to Know (SocialMediaExplorer.com)

Last November 10, Snapchat released Spectacles, which are sunglasses fitted with a video camera that allow users to film snaps from their own perspective. As the first consumer electronics product from the company, Spectacles are designed to work exclusively with the Snapchat app.

Automating Your Customer Interactions: Get Ready for Chatbots (ContentMarketingInstitute.com)

Chatbots are software that automate the task of talking with people online. They enable marketers to personalize their content delivery strategy and have meaningful conversations with customers at scale. As chatbots change the conversation between brands and customers, they present various opportunities (and risks) to marketers and consumers alike.

Instagram Tests Shoppable Photo Tags (Techcrunch.com)

Instagram wants its users to shop without having to interrupt their scrolling with a browser window, which is why it started showing shoppable tags on photos from several brands to iOS users in the US. Eventually Instagram wants to add a Save feature so users can bookmark posts as they browse and come back to them when they’re ready to shop.

The Twitter Acquisition Conundrum and What It Means for Marketing

Tuesday, October 11th, 2016

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Over the past few weeks, rumors have been circling that Twitter is a likely buy-out target. However, the likelihood of a bidding war fizzled out last week, after Disney, Apple, and Google were ruled out as potential buyers—causing Twitter’s share price to drop by 20 percent.

 

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Why You Should Start Using Twitter’s New Embeddable DM Button

Thursday, September 1st, 2016

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Twitter added a Direct Message button to its embed library of tweets, grids, and timeline buttons last week. While this update might not be a major change, allowing users to send you direct messages from your website surely has its benefits. Here are some of them:
 

 

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Monthly Link Roundup – 07-29-16

Friday, July 29th, 2016

Facebook Messenger Platform Gets Updated: Here’s What You Need To Know (MarketingLand.com)

Facebook is attracting brands and businesses across the globe, thanks to over 11,000 bots and more than 23,000 developers showing interest for Wit.ai’s bot engine. But this is only the beginning. Due to ongoing feedback from these developers, the social network has launched an update to its Messenger Platform, as well as a new blog for platform developers.

How Marketers Can Use New Tech To Deliver Meaningful Brand Experiences (EConsultancy.com)

According to the Future of Experience report by Adobe, instead of concentrating on the traditional path to purchase, brands need to consider the customer’s experience as a whole. Nikki Gilliland shares five ways on how brands can create more meaningful experiences for their customers.

Which Channels Do Customers Trust for Branded Content? (Blog.Kissmetrics.com)

With branded content, you’re essentially borrowing the customer’s time and thanking them by making them feel something – laughter, insight, or amazement. Which channels does your brand use to increase trust, brand recognition, and awareness among your target audience?

Periscope, Facebook Live, and YouTube Mobile Live Streaming, Oh My! (ReelSEO.com)

Periscope, Facebook Live, and Youtube Mobile represent the biggest names in the live streaming app category these days. This article will discuss what features video marketers need to know about these platforms.

Why Creating a Personal Online Experience for Your Visitors Is Critical [Infographic] (MarketingProfs.com)

Marketers are increasingly turning to Web personalization to engage audiences on their websites. Are you? If not, view this infographic to learn more about why you should consider Web personalization for your brand.

Monthly Link Roundup – 06-28-16

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016

Facebook Is Disabling Messaging In Its Mobile Web App To Push People To Messenger (Techcrunch.com)

In a notice that was delivered to Facebook users, the social network reported that its messaging capability will be removed from its mobile web application. This will force users into downloading and using Facebook’s Messenger app if they wish to continue real-time messaging and chatting with their friends on the network.

Snapchat Will Start Showing Ads Between Your Friends’ Stories (TheVerge.com)

Four years after Snapchat’s launch and with users watching 10 billion videos every day, the company is focusing harder than ever on revenue, launching a number of new products for advertisers. As reported throughout the web this month, the main change for Snapchat users will be that ads will start to appear between friends’ stories.

Microsoft’s Acquisition Of LinkedIn Confirms Work Is Social, But What About Marketing? (Business2Community.com)

Microsoft’s $26.2B acquisition of LinkedIn this month reinforces that work is social. Work is not just about completing tasks using applications. Rather, it revolves around the people who are working, communicating, and collaborating together.

New ‘Dashboard’ Tool From Twitter Gives Businesses A Simple, All-In-One Management Suite (MarketingLand.com)

To better help businesses understand and navigate Twitter, the site launched a new web and mobile app called Twitter Dashboard, which it describes as “a powerful tool to connect businesses with their fans, customers, and community.”

Instagram Just Made Video Discovery More Personalized (Refinery29.com)

Back in April, Instagram added video channels to the Explore tab to help users find new, more interesting clips to watch and interesting people to follow. Today, the app makes those suggestions even more customized by organizing videos into specific categories, and recommending these to its users based on their Instagram activity.

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