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Why Aren’t More Brands Taking Advantage Of Instagram? Why Aren’t More Brands Taking Advantage Of Instagram?

We recently looked at a study from Yesmail, which found a shockingly low percentage of brands are using Instagram despite the visual social service providing excellent engagement for most brands that are taking advantage. The study found that while brands …

Report Finds Shockingly Low Percentage Of Brands On Instagram Report Finds Shockingly Low Percentage Of Brands On Instagram

Yesmail has a new study out, which finds that while brands on Instagram experienced a 278% growth in followers in 2014, the number of brands adopting the platform is still quite low. The firm analyzed over 2,000 brands on social …

Will Pinterest’s Buy Button Change The Face Of Ecommerce? Will Pinterest’s Buy Button Change The Face Of Ecommerce?

Last month, reports emerged that Pinterest is readying a “buy” button, which is expected to launch in the coming months. Pinterest has yet to confirm the button officially, but the industry seems pretty sold on it. It’s widely expected to …

Facebook Tells Marketers About What Users Are Saying Facebook Tells Marketers About What Users Are Saying

Facebook announced that it is going to begin offering topic data to marketers in an effort to let businesses get a better idea of what people are saying about their products on Facebook, so they can better optimize their strategies. …

Can Twitter Have Facebook-Like Success With Video? Can Twitter Have Facebook-Like Success With Video?

Video has become huge for Facebook, and Twitter is hoping it can follow a similar path. Autoplay has certainly lent itself well to Facebook’s success, and it sounds like Twitter is about to follow suit. While Twitter video is still …

Your Facebook Page May Soon Lose Some Likes Your Facebook Page May Soon Lose Some Likes

Facebook announced that it is making changes to the way Page likes are counted, as it removes memorialized and voluntarily deactivated accounts from Pages’ like counts. In other words, you may soon see your Page’s like count drop a bit. …

Pinterest Ads Are Getting Better Pinterest Ads Are Getting Better

With its Promoted Pins now available to advertisers, Pinterest is working on improving what its ads can do, as you’d expect. The most important thing an online ad can do is target the right people, so those advertisers will be …

Twitter Digits Can Now Help You Personalize Your App, Make It More Secure Twitter Digits Can Now Help You Personalize Your App, Make It More Secure

Twitter announced friend-finding and two-step verification for Digits, its sign-in tool for developers. Twitter launched its new mobile app development platform called Fabric in October. It’s made up of three modular kits, including a Twitter kit, which includes Digits. Digits …

Twitter Gives Websites Video Embeds Twitter Gives Websites Video Embeds

Twitter announced the launch of a new embedded video widget, which enables people to embed Twitter-hosted videos on their websites, utilizing the same JavaScript used by tweet buttons and embedded tweets. The widget works with videos captured and uploaded via …

Should Photos Still Be Part of Your Facebook Strategy? 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 …

Twitter Now Has An Official WordPress Plugin Twitter Now Has An Official WordPress Plugin

Twitter announced the release of its official WordPress plugin, which brings various Twitter features and functionality together into one package for WordPress sites. Included are Twitter Cards, Analytics, Embedded tweets and video, the tweet button, the follow button, Twitter advertising, …

Improvements Facebook Has Made On Its Way To 2 Million Active Advertisers Improvements Facebook Has Made On Its Way To 2 Million Active Advertisers

Facebook announced that it has reached over two million active advertisers, up from 1.5 million about half a year ago and 1 million a year-and-a-half ago. “Roughly 35% of US small businesses don’t have a web presence at all, but …

Will Promoted Tweet Syndication ‘Torpedo’ Ad Creativity? Will Promoted Tweet Syndication ‘Torpedo’ Ad Creativity?

Earlier this month, Twitter announced Promoted Tweet syndication, which sees the company showing its ads outside of Twitter. Promoted Tweets appear on third-party services beginning with Flipboard (which now has a desktop experience in addition to its mobile apps) and …

You’re Going To Have A Hard Time Spamming Pinterest You’re Going To Have A Hard Time Spamming Pinterest

Spam has historically been a problem on Pinterest, but it’s becoming less of one, according to the company. That’s a good thing considering that it’s now getting into monetization, and offering advertising options. Have you noticed a significant decrease in …

Instagram For Business: Where To Start Instagram For Business: Where To Start

Instagram is about four and a half years old now, and has over 300 million users, but a lot of businesses are still just trying to get started with a presence on the visual social network. Some have been nailing …

Pinterest For Business: What Works Best Pinterest For Business: What Works Best

We’ve been talking a lot lately about optimizing for Pinterest search. Pinterest is, after all, the second leading driver of social media traffic referrals according to Shareaholic, and it has been significantly improving its search experience. Pinterest is now giving …

Facebook Releases New Product Ads Facebook Releases New Product Ads

Facebook announced new product ads designed to help businesses promote multiple products or their whole product catalogs. The ads are shown across devices. “Product ads offer businesses a number of ways to highlight different products on Facebook,” the company says. …

Facebook Organic Reach Compared By Post Type Facebook Organic Reach Compared By Post Type

On Monday we heard about data from SocialBakers finding that photos, which used to be the most engaging type of Facebook post and perform the best, are now the kind of post that is seeing the least amount of organic …

What Not To Do To Increase Facebook Organic Reach 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. …

Pinterest Kills Affiliate Links, Upsets Users Pinterest Kills Affiliate Links, Upsets Users

Pinterest is killing affiliate links on its service, keeping existing pins in tact, but stripping the tracking from the URLs. Naturally, this is not sitting well with people getting income from them. As reported earlier by VentureBeat, affected Pinterest users …

Are You Grabbing Traffic From Flipboard? Are You Grabbing Traffic From Flipboard?

This week, Flipboard launched a new web version. It’s available for the desktop for the first time after being mobile-only since 2010. While it already has millions of users from phones and tablets, this opens it up to more people, …