All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Social Media’

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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Soon You’ll Be Able To Easily Search For And Buy Things On Facebook

A new feature Facebook is testing could turn the social network into more of an e-commerce market place or digital swap meet. You’ll soon be able to search across Facebook for items to buy from other users. Do you use Facebook to sell items currently? Is this something you may do in the future? Let us know in the comments. …

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Facebook Instant Articles: More Details Emerge

There have been reports for months that Facebook has been looking to get publishers to let the social network host their content so it can show it to users in a quicker, more user-friendly manner, particularly on mobile devices. In March, The New York Times reported that itself, as well as BuzzFeed, National Geographic, and others were joining Facebook in …

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Pinterest Gets A Developer Platform

Pinterest just announced the launch of the Developers Platform, a suite of APIs for building apps and integrations that “bring pins to life,” as the company puts it. “This is the first time we’re opening up API access for the development of consumer apps,” a spokesperson for Pinterest told WebProNews in an email. “We’re starting with a beta program where …

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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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Is Facebook More Small Business-Friendly Than You Thought?

Facebook is dedicating more resources to trying to stay in the good graces of small businesses, even after it has continually made changes to its News Feed algorithm over the past year and a half, which have largely been detrimental to them. Do you think Facebook can still be a valuable asset to small businesses despite the organic reach issue? …

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[Infographic] Here’s Your Guide To Unfriending The Internet

Commissioned News Story (Source: Imprima) In light of the success of the movie Unfriended, Imprima put out an interesting infographic offering a guide to “unfriending” the internet and deactivating your social media accounts. If you haven’t heard, the teen horror movie is taking the nation by storm, showing that there is plenty of room for horror from a computer screen …

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Pinterest Board Picker Change Leads To Uptick In Pinning

Pinterest is sharing some new information on how it uses predictive technology to suggest boards for users to pin content to. It’s using smarter technology for this, and says early results have shown an increase in pinning and a reduction in the number of abandons on repin flows. “As we make improvements to the repin flow, we’ve cut down on …

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Sheryl Sandberg On What Facebook Is Doing For Small Businesses

In recent months there have been a lot of articles written about how Facebook is hurting or “failing” small businesses. In November, Tech Times wrote that “Facebook is killing small business entrepreneurs”. Last month, Fast Company published an article called “How Facebook is Failing Local Businesses“. Are these stories exaggerated? It really depends on the business, but in general, probably. …

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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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Should Your Business Use Meerkat or Periscope?

Much has been made about the battle between new social live-streaming services Meerkat and Periscope, the latter of which is owned by Twitter. Meerkat gained a lot of early buzz at SXSW before Periscope launched, but Twitter quickly launched Periscope, which it had acquired earlier, once that buzz started to gain ground. Have you tried either Meerkat or Periscope? Do …

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