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Facebook Debuts Several Ad Products, New Features at Cannes Lions

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Facebook used the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity  in France this week to take the wraps off several new advertising-related products and features. The social network announced the beta-test of its new Audience Insights API; updates to its Canvas  full-screen immersive ad product; updates to its Slideshow  ad product; and the launch of the Facebook Creative Hub.

Get Ready for the Bots – on Facebook Messenger

Mindjumpers

Facebook Messenger was released 5 years ago and now has over 900 million users. Originally receiving a flood of negativity towards a standalone messaging app , compared to one simple Facebook app, users seem to be warming to it. Facebook is now venturing into their next Messenger-based project: bots. Facebook Reactions – Three Months On. Open for Business.

Strength of Community Supersedes Influence

Geoff Livingston

After the influencer “graces&# everyone with their presence, the organization’s community remains. After a sales or advocacy campaign winds up, the community remains. When those initiatives are needed again, they require a strong community in place, openly receptive of such overtures. That’s why the most important metric should always be Strength of Community.

Google+ Communities Yay or Wait and See?

Janet Fouts

I don’t know about you but I’ve gotten more than a dozen invitations to Google+ communities in the last couple of days. In case you’re not aware of what that means, Google+ launched a new feature, Google+ Communities on Dec 6. Here’s a video from Google on what these new communities are all about: What Do Google+ Communities Offer My Business?

How to Make Your Facebook Ads Convert

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Getting proper return on investment for Facebook advertising can be tricky. When the wrong people click, your conversion goes down and you have to pay Facebook for nothing. There If your Facebook-advertising results are around break even, they may very well make your advertising efforts profitable. This is a guest post from Craig Robinson. Test your ads for conversion.

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Create a World-Class Online Community for Your Business

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Mashable | The Social Media Guide Viral Topics Twitter YouTube Facebook iPhone Google Video About Mashable Company About Us Advertise Submit News Contact Us Announcements Resources Guidebooks Lists How To Trending Twitter List Directory Mashable Awards Subscriptions Partners W3 EDGE Rackspace Concentric Sky DynDNS Intridea Welcome to Mashable! link] Your Business’ Online Community [.]

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What to Look For When Hiring a Community Manager

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Mashable | The Social Media Guide Viral Topics Twitter YouTube Facebook iPhone Google Video About Mashable Company About Us Advertise Submit News Contact Us Announcements Resources Guidebooks Lists How To Trending Twitter List Directory Mashable Awards Subscriptions Partners W3 EDGE Rackspace Concentric Sky DynDNS Intridea Welcome to Mashable! Do You Need A Community Manager?

How badges help news websites build community, make money | Poynter.

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The badge recipient gains a feeling of accomplishment, superiority over peers who have achieved less, and a new sense of community with others who earned the badge. Community building. We talk a lot about the importance of building communities online. In a community, the members know things about each other — their interests and experience. Better crowdsourcing.

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How To Create the Perfect Facebook Fan Page

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Social Media Consultant and Tech Geek at Heart Home About Press Consulting Contact Sitemap Home > Marketing , Search Engine Optimization , Social Media > How To Create the Perfect Facebook Fan Page How To Create the Perfect Facebook Fan Page by Tamar Weinberg on December 1, 2009 Share This is a guest post by Jesse Stay , founder and CEO of SocialToo.com and all around great Facebook Fan Page coder.

Facebook Unveils the Most Powerful Social Ads of All Time

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If you’ve been thinking Facebook’s Ad Exchange (FBX) as just a source of display, prepare to have your conceptions flipped on their head. Facebook has just integrated Page Post link ads into the News Feed, and the result is the most precisely targeted social advertising the marketing world has ever seen. Users, in turn, can like, share and comment on them. Bing and Google.

How to Contact Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Other Social Networks

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The following are links to the contact information for Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Google+, Instagram, Pinterest, StumbleUpon, and Reddit. How to Contact Facebook Support. Report an Issue with Confirming Your Facebook Account. Removing Information from Facebook’s Database. Report an Issue with Webcam Videos on Facebook. Problems with iOS 6 and Facebook.

Spy on Your Facebook Competitors with HyperAlerts

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The great thing about companies widely publishing APIs in this age of collaboration is that crafty third-parties can develop tools and features that the developers of the “mother ship&# forgot. But now that Twitter is clamping down on API access and trying to have their cake and eat it too, the next frontier for API-driven frosting is on Facebook. Get a HyperAlert.

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Digital Sharecropping – Why Most Facebook Customization is Wasted Effort

Convince & Convert

The time, money, and overall exertion being spent on customizing Facebook fan pages is largely misspent. Just because you CAN replicate much of your corporate website functionality on Facebook, doesn’t mean you SHOULD. Your Facebook fan page is not a collectible automobile. After that, all touch points between the brand and the fan are conducted in the Facebook News Feed.

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Cost-Efficient Facebook Marketing for Small Business

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One important channel for spreading the word about your business is Facebook, but how can you use Facebook in an efficient way? This Facebook campaign tool is one of very few companies world-wide that has access to Facebook’s API directly. This means that is always up-to-date with changes within the community. Experiment with Facebook Ads.

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An Early Look at Facebook Open Graph Protocol Integration on News.

Adam Sherk

Home About Contact PR Publishing SEO Social Media Subscribe Adam Sherk An Early Look at Facebook Open Graph Protocol Integration on News Sites by Adam Sherk on April 26, 2010 There has been a lot of news and reaction around Facebook’s new additions to the Facebook Platform: Social Plugins, the Open Graph protocol and the Graph API.

An Open Letter to Facebook

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Social Media Consultant and Tech Geek at Heart Home About Press Consulting Contact Sitemap Home > Opinion , Social Media > An Open Letter to Facebook An Open Letter to Facebook by Tamar Weinberg on April 28, 2010 Share I started this letter before f8, so for the record, it’s not about anything new. like you, Facebook, I do. Neither does Facebook, apparently. link].

Social Media Updates: July

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Facebook. Changes to News Feed Ranking: Facebook announced another   change to the algorithm  that determines what people see in the news feed.  This means that when a friend or Page you are connected to posts about something that is currently a hot topic of conversation on Facebook, that post is more likely to appear higher up in News Feed, so you can see it sooner. Twitter.

10 Questions You Should Ask Your Social Media “Expert”, “Guru” or “Wizard”

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Hopefully, these 1o questions can help you in the process of finding someone who really understands your business and can help formulate and execute a plan to engage with your community online. 1) How long have you been engaged in social networking and/or social media channels? Believe it or not, online social networking didn’t start with Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

3 Tips for Maximizing Engagement With Facebook Likes and Shares

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Top Topics Twitter YouTube Facebook iPhone Google Video Google Buzz Advertise Network Blippr iPhone App Mashable France MashDeck Twitter App Mobile Site Social Media Events Twitter Guide Book Facebook Guide Book Partners App Development WordPress Experts MaxCDN Content Delivery Dynect Managed DNS Rackspace Hosting Intridea About Us Submit a Tip! Contact Us Submit News Contact Us Write for Us Spark of Genius Series Mashable | The Social Media Guide Social Media Mashable on Facebook Join Us! If the user is already logged into Facebook, this is a one-click process.

Promoting an API – Etsy offering basic programming classes…

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A lot of people have spent time talking about the value you can get by providing an API (Application Programming Interface) for other people to use and build with. nice example of going further than simply creating and releasing an API has been announced by Etsy , the community of makers and sellers of all sorts of items. Pipework by Matius Kalisky on Flickr (CC Licence).

Facebook takes over the Internet

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Home Content RSS Log in Social Media Citizens Home Case Studies Reports SMC List TOP Lists Video Consulting Portfolio Facebook takes over the Internet April 22nd, 2010 by Giedrius Ivanauskas Leave a reply » Share The new ambitious changes on Facebook will seriously affect our Internet experience. We will start sharing our lives not only on Facebook, but all over the Internet.

iGoogle Finished – what’s your favourite RSS Dashboard social media monitoring?

Laurel Papworth

I teach classes on social media monitoring – computer classes – and the students set up iGoogle to find and monitor Media, blogs, Twitter, Facebook, images, key influencers, keywords, CEO and brand mentions and so on. It can’t be a purely RSS play as we need gadgets/widgets for API only based services. Really grumpy ! How did you come to this decision? .

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Tips from Communities Demonstrating Sustainable Technology Adaptation

Geoff Livingston

In the cases of Care2 and LinkedIn, their communities existed well before Twitter and Facebook came to prominence. All five of them have successfully kept their communities engaged. The Humane Society’s team of six community managers is challenged by what could be called consistant platform flux. Dell has integrated Facebook into Idea Storm.

3 Ways Facebook is Killing Your Website | Social Media Marketing.

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Skip to content Skip to navigation Skip to footer Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media Consulting Social Media Strategy Blog Social Media Consulting Blog Social Media Consulting Speaking Newsletter Free Social Media Tools Twitter Interviews About Lijit Search R.I.P. 3 Ways Facebook is Killing Your Website August 3rd, 2010 |Written By: Jay Baer | View Comments Tweet The game used to be relatively simple. Facebook, of course. Ironically, Facebook itself started as humble website. Facebook is waging a three-pronged war on websites. Bingo!

22 Twitter revenue streams – monetizing tweets

Laurel Papworth

Whenever I present or give classes on monetizing social networks and online communities people usually have two questions. Someone tell Facebook too. Twitter never ever seems to reveal numbers – members, time online, API calls, ditched accounts – so a nice big expensive report would probably sell very well. One, should we monetize other people’s activity?

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Interview with Community Manager: Robyn Tippins from ReadWriteWeb

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Robyn Tippins is a community manager at ReadWriteWeb with 15 years online marketing experience. Also she is an   Author of Community 101 book. You can follow Robyn on Twitter ,  Linkedin or Facebook. G: How did you build your experience as community strategist? R: I began as a volunteer on AOL back in 1996. Just make sure that whatever you do fits into your community.

The Obvious Next Community Step – Mobile

Geoff Livingston

This trend, given the ever growing (and cheaper) smartphone marketplace , represents the greatest sea change on the social web since Facebook opened its walls to non college students. Mobility is the most obvious change that communities are making wholesale on the interwebs. Of that group, 38% browse the web using their phones. Comments may be used in the final edition.

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The Klout Story – Part 1 – Are You Reading Between The Lines?

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Klout – One word that has created a very big buzz in online communities. But to many members of online and offline communities, Klout matters because they simply believe it increases the power of their influence. When registering with Klout, you simply authorize Twitter or Facebook to connect to your own Klout account. The same applies to Facebook. 2. Klout. Klout.

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Influence Met Transparency with @Kred

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The simplest way to describe Kred is Transparency , Relevancy & Community. We all have influence – Community Influence. Kred identifies communities within the greater networks. Communities are determined based on your bio, filters of lists, follow lists, and your shared content. The insight gives you a deeper look into how you perform in your communities.

The Real Pokémon Go Business Lessons

Geoff Livingston

Pokémon Go may be too big to fail, but how many brands can really afford to anger their customer communities like this? If there was any lesson learned from the social media era, it was listen to your community. When I see a successful community launch, I am not interested in copying its marketing tactics, though it is always helpful to see what worked. Customers are revolting.

Sydney Social Media Course – 3 Days with Laptop

Laurel Papworth

Facebook, Twitter, Social Media Dashboards, Google Plus, Social Media Measurement. Are you looking for an intensive social media strategy and campaign course with hands on practical setting up of blogs, Facebook, Twitter and other social media tools? Facebook personal profile and a LinkedIn or Twitter account is assumed. Understanding Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn optimisation.

Once Upon a Time With Klout….The Final Chapters

Unspoken

” In the post Is Klout doing more then Using Facebook to inflate their numbers? Similarly, if you selectively only give out one Facebook Like a week and you choose to do so for my content, that is much more meaningful than if you Like 50 times a day. Klout clearly does not understand the core strength of Social Media which is Community. “Once upon there was a brand.

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Why Twitter Killed the Twitter Share Button

Convince & Convert

Why would they unilaterally remove a beloved (and theoretically useful) feature, when other social platforms – including their nemesis, Facebook – continue to provide share counts in their API, and thus in their icons? Here’s the video version of my take on this , also ironically created on Facebook.). Image via BigStockPhoto.com. Where’d the numbers go?

Social Media Training: 3 Day Intensive Advanced Class

Laurel Papworth

Facebook personal profile and a LinkedIn or Twitter account is assumed. Laurel is the CEO of The Community Crew managing massive gaming and online communities including Facebook and forums for reality TV shows such as Junior Masterchef. Since 2005, Laurel has been teaching online community management at the University of Sydney, Australian Film and TV School, Metro Film School  and she has been managing virtual communities since 1989. Understanding Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn optimisation. SEE MORE on ABOUT PAGE. Please enquire. DAY ONE. Morning.

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3 Top Challenges Facing the Social Content Curator

Socialmedia.biz

Nowadays, the majority of peer-to-peer content sharing takes place private networks such as Whatsapp, Facebook Messenger and WeChat. In addition, the social media app ecosystem is growing in scope all the time, with APIs making it possible to access our social feeds from any number of clients. Post by Adi Englander. If you succeed with these tactics, the rewards will be major.

Monetizing Facebook: Dollar Value of Facebook Fan

Laurel Papworth

An interesting way to calculate Return on Investment (ROI) of a Facebook Fan Page. Facebook Fan Valuation Is Just the Tip of the Iceberg. What’s the value of a Facebook Fan? Savvy marketers continue to invest substantial sums in building a presence on social networks like Facebook and Twitter. You can see “interaction&# on your Facebook Page Insights area.

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13 Reasons Why I Am an Obsessive Compulsive Facebook User Â?

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

But over the past few months, the Facebook community has become a huge success and is continuing to flourish, and my classmates are slowly beginning to join the network. look back at Facebook’s emergence as a truly popular and desirable network that has simply gone from good to better. While other networks seem to lag behind, Facebook is truly another face in the crowd.

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