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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 on Instagram experienced a 278% growth in followers in 2014, only 23% of the 2,000 brands it analyzed are actually …

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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 platforms and found that only 23% are on Instagram. “Restaurants lead the Instagram-adoption rate, beating CPG, retail and hotel brands. …

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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 be on the way. Do you see the buy button as a game changer? Share your thoughts in the comments. …

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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. Would you, as a business, like to get ahold of this data? As a user, are you okay with Facebook …

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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 new to users, the company introduced Promoted Video for advertisers back in August after months of testing a Twitter video …

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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. Will you be glad to see these likes go? Let us know in the comments. According to Facebook, this will …

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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 happy to know that this is one area of focus for the company. Do you expect Pinterest’s ads to become …

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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 Twitter’s iOS and Android apps as well as its Twitter Amplify partners, which include Viacom, BBC Global News, Fox TV, …

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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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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, and a base library. “We created this plugin to serve the common needs of most modern publishers while allowing for …

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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 more than 30 million businesses around the world actively use Facebook Pages because they’re free, easy to use, and they …

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