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Facebook Makes More News Feed Adjustments For Bad Connections

Facebook Makes More News Feed Adjustments For Bad Connections

Facebook announced some changes it has made to the News Feed to make it more efficient for showing relevant stories when you’re on a slow connection. For one, they’re testing an update in which they look at all previously downloaded stories on your phone that you haven’t viewed, and then rank those based on relevance when you’re on a poor …

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Next Facebook Hoax Might Not Spread As Far With New Facebook Ranking Update

Next Facebook Hoax Might Not Spread As Far With New Facebook Ranking Update

Facebook announced a new update to how it shows content in the News Feed that re-evaluates how it shows posts that are going viral. The idea behind the update appears to be to stop the spread of content that while it is going viral, a large number of people indicate that they don’t want to see it. Facebook software engineer …

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Facebook Tweaks How It Shows News Feed Stories On Slower Connections

Facebook Tweaks How It Shows News Feed Stories On Slower Connections

Facebook announced some changes it has made to how it decides to show users content in the News Feed. These changes are specifically for users on slow connections. In a nutshell, News Feed will now take connection speed into account, prioritize which stories to load based on that, and show previously loaded stories instead of nothing at all on really …

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Infographic Illustrates A Year’s Worth of Facebook News Feed Updates

Infographic Illustrates A Year’s Worth of Facebook News Feed Updates

Every time Facebook makes an update to its News Feed, businesses get nervous because there’s always the chance the algorithm will start showing their posts to less people organically. This, as I’m sure you know, has been an ongoing issue for Facebook Pages in general over the past couple of years. Not all updates hurt all Pages. You’ve probably found …

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Facebook Pages See Decreased Engagement [Report]

Facebook Pages See Decreased Engagement [Report]

Facebook Pages saw slight growth in organic likes in July, according to a report from Locowise, which studied 5,000 pages. Growth was 0.21% in July, which was up from 0.2% growth in May. “This number was at 0.1% for the largest pages, those with over 1 million page likes,” says Locowise’s Marko Saric. “Even the smallest pages, those with less …

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Facebook Pages May Start Seeing More Hides In Their Insights

Facebook announced a new tweak to its News Feed algorithm, which deals specifically with how people hide stories. Essentially, there are some people that hide a lot of stories. Most don’t hide many, but a small, unspecified amount of Facebook users hide a lot more than others. The update reflects this specific small group of users. Facebook explains in an …

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People Are Interacting With Links More On Facebook

It looks like links are getting better for interactions on Facebook as interactions on other post types are on the decline. Have you seen better reach and/or interactions with your links than you were seeing in the past? Let us know in the comments. Adobe’s Social Intelligence Report looks at social media patterns throughout Q2. It finds that “recent algorithm …

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Facebook Just Gave Pages a Path to Better Visibility

For all intents and purposes, Facebook just gave users more control over what they see in the news feed than ever before. And with it, a pathway (albeit a tough one) for pages to reclaim some post visibility. For weeks now, Facebook’s been testing a feature that lets users pick and choose which friends and pages they most definitely want …

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This Feature Should Get People Watching A Lot More Video On Facebook

Facebook is testing a new video feature, which would should help increase views on the desktop. It lets you pop a video out of your News Feed (or out of a Facebook Page) and continue watching while you scroll. Remember how awesome it was when YouTube finally started letting you continue watching videos on your mobile device while browsing the …

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Facebook Pages Are Seeing Increased Organic Reach

I realize this isn’t the type of headline you’ve become accustomed to over he past year or two. Facebook Pages have by and large seen the organic reach of most of their posts fall considerably as competition for News Feed space has increased and Facebook itself has repeatedly adjusted its algorithm. How have your organic reach numbers been in the …

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Facebook News Feed Ranking Now Takes These Video Actions Into Account

Facebook announced a new change to how it shows content in News Feed on Monday. It will now start taking into account the actions users take on videos when determining when to show a video to people. Specifically, it will look at when users choose to turn on sound, make a video full screen, or enable high definition. The thinking …

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Facebook Might Give Users More Control over News Feed

Facebook is still testing ways to let users prioritize particular friends and pages in their news feed – something that could be good news for all the pages out there that continue to suffer from reach issues. TechCrunch spotted a new test feature called ‘See First’ which allows users to designate certain people and pages to “see first” on top …

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Facebook Is Rolling Out Another News Feed Algorithm Change

Facebook announced that it’s rolling out another change to its News Feed algorithm that takes into account the time users spend on stories. Long story short, if users spend more time looking at a post, Facebook is going to assume that such a post is of interest. In other words, it’s not just about the liking, commenting, and sharing of …

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Facebook Users Celebrate Animated GIF Support

In case you haven’t heard, Facebook is at long last supporting animated gifs, at least partially. Users can post them, but the feature is still not supported by Pages for some reason. Either way, users are thrilled: Welcome to Facebook, Gifs. Posted by Mike Jacobson on Friday, May 29, 2015 Facebook supports GIFs?! Posted by Andrew Gifford on Friday, May …

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Facebook Is Making Events More Prominent

One of the most useful features of Facebook has always been Events. Even if you’re not the type of person to spend hours scrolling through the News Feed, commenting on posts, and liking baby photos – you probably use Facebook to keep track of upcoming events. Well, if you’re a fan of managing events on Facebook, good news. Apparently, Events …

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Facebook Instant Articles And What They Mean For Referral Traffic

And so it begins. After months of rumor and a little bit of chatter from the company itself, Facebook finally announced Instant Articles, its initiative to get publishers to let Facebook host content. The company bills it as “a fast and interactive experience for reading articles in News Feed” and “a tool for publishers to create fast, interactive articles on …

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Facebook News Feed Change Leads To Increased Sharing?

Breaking news: Facebook is the most dominant social network for people sharing content. Seriously though, the social beast only manages to keep growing and extending its lead. ShareThis has a new report looking at Q1 consumer sharing trends, finding that Facebook strengthened its leadership position, and giving some credit to a January update Facebook made to its News Feed algorithm. …

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Facebook May Give Users More Control over What They See in News Feed, Which Could Be Good for Pages

Facebook, forever maligned for what it shows and doesn’t show people in their news feeds, might be moving to give users a bit more control. AdWeek’s SocialTimes spotted a new feature on mobile – a prompt that’s showing up atop users’ news feeds asking them to “pick friend and pages and see their posts at the top of News Feed.” …

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How Publishers Are Using Facebook Interest Targeting

Chances are you aren’t seeing the same kind of organic reach for your Facebook Page posts that you once were. This is a widespread phenomenon that has been taking place for roughly the past year and a half, and has become a huge bane to marketers and publishers. I’m sure I’m not telling you anything you don’t already know. Still, …

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Here’s What Mark Zuckerberg Just Said About The Latest News Feed Update And Hosting Publisher Content

This week, Facebook announced its latest round of changes to the News Feed algorithm. Once again, it doesn’t exactly sound like great news for people running Facebook pages. While there were three different changes, the one that has people and businesses worried sees Facebook showing people more content from their friends and less from Pages, at least for those who …

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Facebook News Feed Update Will Likely Hurt Pages

Facebook is tinkering around with its News Feed algorithm, and rarely is that a good sign for Facebook Pages and organic reach. I’m afraid this announcement doesn’t sound particularly great for them either. Has your business been hurt by Facebook’s algorithm changes in the past? Let us know in the comments. There are three updates. We’ll get right to the …

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Bug Leads To False Facebook Organic Reach Reporting

A report from News Whip came out on Tuesday indicating that publishers experienced a significant drop-off in organic reach. This wouldn’t come as a huge shock to most people considering that Facebook has already significantly hurt organic reach for many Pages over the past year and a half or so. The report said: A staff member at one major UK …

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360-Degree Videos: Coming Soon to Your Facebook News Feed

Facebook’s annual f8 developers conference just kicked off, and in the keynote CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that spherical (360 degree) videos are coming to your Facebook News Feed. We already know that video is becoming a more widely used media on Facebook. Recently, Facebook revealed that the number of video posts per person had increased 75 percent globally and a …

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Should Photos Still Be Part of Your Facebook Strategy?

Last month, SocialBakers shared some interesting findings about how different types of Facebook Page posts have been performing in terms of organic reach. Many were surprised to find that photos have become the least effective type of post in that regard, especially considering that a year before that, they were getting the most engagement. Have you found photos to be …

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What Not To Do To Increase Facebook Organic Reach

Want to know what not to do to increase your organic reach on Facebook? Don’t post a bunch of photos thinking that’s what the News Feed algorithm likes best. That may have been true in the past, but not anymore. Less than a year ago, research showed that photos were your best bet for getting engagement on Facebook. Nowadays, photos …

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Facebook Forces Marketers To Get More Creative

Businesses using Facebook for marketing have been dealt a pretty bad hand over the past year. Facebook has drastically cut down the amount of organic reach Page posts typically receive, meaning fewer of any given Page’s fans are likely to see an any given update from that Page, which they went out of their way to “like”. Have you found …

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Wouldn’t A Dislike Button Help Facebook Deal With This Issue?

Late last week, Backchannel put out a very interesting report on Facebook using a group of human testers to help them figure out the type of content to show in the News Feed. Sometimes algorithms just aren’t enough. If your’e interested in how Facebook determines what to show you, you should give it a read. Within it, Facebook execs made …

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How SMBs Can Deal With Facebook’s News Feed Changes

In November, Facebook warned businesses that more change was coming to its News Feed algorithm in January. This followed about a year of steady organic Page post reach decline for many of them. The new changes demote posts Facebook deems too promotional. A lot of businesses feel a bit screwed by this as people often like their pages because they’re …

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Facebook Is Finally Trying to Stop Those Dumb Hoaxes from Spreading

If the grand experiment that is social media has taught us one thing, it’s that people have no shame. If it’s taught us anything else, it’s that people will fall for anything. Because you can’t be trusted to recognize a hoax when you see one, Facebook has announced that it is taking steps to minimize the effectiveness of such hoaxes. …

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AMBER Alerts Coming to Your Facebook News Feed

In nearly two decades of the AMBER alert system, more than 725 missing children have been recovered. Sometimes, all it takes to help solve a missing child case is for the right person to see the alert – and where can you possibly inform a bigger audience than on Facebook? It’s with that in mind that Facebook has partnered with …

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