Blizzard Entertainment Facebook Live API Integration Goes Live
AUGUST 26, 2016
Players of Blizzard Entertainment games can now livestream their gameplay directly to Facebook. The social network and the game developer announced in June that Blizzard would integrate Facebook Login and the Facebook Live application-programming interface into its games, with the Facebook Live API allowing Blizzard’s players to stream gameplay directly to their Facebook Timelines. Stream your gameplay live to Facebook right from the Blizzard client! Mac support for Blizzard Streaming is coming soon. Gamers: Will you use this feature?
Offline Conversions API Available via Facebook Business Manager
AUGUST 23, 2016
The offline conversions application-programming interface Facebook began testing in June is now available to all managed business accounts via Business Manager. You can measure the impact of your Facebook advertising on your business across your sales channel and market based on customer actions. Business Manager users: Have you experimented with the offline conversions API yet?
Facebook Adds Continuous Facebook Live Video API
MAY 24, 2016
Facebook introduced a continuous live video application-programming interface that will allow Facebook Live videos to run as long as creators want, but there’s a catch: Those videos can’t be archived. Josh Constine of TechCrunch reported on the new API, saying that previously, Facebook Live videos were limited to 90 minutes in order to save storage space, which is not an issue with the new continuous videos, since they will not be stored. Readers: What are your thoughts on publishers’ ability to run continuous Facebook Live videos?
What’s New in Facebook Graph API v2.7?
JULY 15, 2016
Continuous Facebook Live videos and audience restrictions on Facebook Live videos, which were added to the Facebook Live application-programming interface in May , will be added to the social network’s Graph API. Software engineer Steven Elia introduced Graph API v2.7, which will be released this fall, in a blog post , saying that in addition to the Facebook Live features, the updated API also includes improved page insights, more ad placement options and a new daily ad budget format. We will prorate this for partial weeks.
Facebook Debuts Several Ad Products, New Features at Cannes Lions
JUNE 21, 2016
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.
Blizzard Will Allow Users to Stream Its Games Via Facebook Live
JUNE 7, 2016
Facebook and video-game company Blizzard Entertainment announced that Blizzard will integrate Facebook Login and the Facebook Live API into its games. The Live API will allow Blizzard’s players to stream gameplay directly to their Facebook Timelines. Blizzard will add Facebook Login to its PC games later this month. This will allow users to sign up for and log in to games such as World of Warcraft , Heroes of the Storm , Hearthstone , Overwatch (pictured) and more using their Facebook accounts. Readers: What do you think of Facebook Live?
Facebook Exchange Shutting Down
MAY 25, 2016
Farewell, Facebook Exchange: The social network’s real-time ad-bidding platform is being phased out in favor of Facebook Audience Network and other products. Facebook Exchange, or FBX, launched in September 2012 , but the social network has been steering clients and ad technology partners to other products, including Facebook Audience Network, and vice president of monetization product marketing Matthew Idema told Marty Swant of SocialTimes parent Adweek that the goal is to wrap up those migrations by Nov. 1.
Facebook Updates Messenger Platform Policies, Speeds Up Review Policy
AUGUST 15, 2016
Facebook Monday announced a policy update for its Messenger Platform , as well as a revamped review policy for submissions by developers. He wrote: Businesses and developers using the Send/Receive API will now have up to 24 hours to respond to a message initiated by a person in Messenger when using standard messaging.
Growth Hacking: How to Target Ads to the Followers of a Public ("Follow") Profile on Facebook
Stay N' Alive
DECEMBER 9, 2013
I shared earlier on this blog the benefit of using a personal, "Public Profile" on Facebook over a Fan Page on Facebook to personalize the experience and grow your network. It turns out there is actually a way to finally advertise to the followers of a traditional profile on Facebook with a "follow" button. Facebook Profiles are for users!) if you want to do a promoted post.
Social Advertising: Focus on Power, Not Parity
JUNE 1, 2016
Since Facebook was founded more than 12 years ago, there have been several inflection points that changed social networking and social marketing forever. remember the first—the launch of Facebook Platform May 24, 2007–like it was yesterday. Giving application-programming-interface access to application developers helped accelerate Facebook’s growth from 20 million users to more than 1 billion daily users less than 10 years later. Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn and Pinterest employ the some of the world’s best software engineers.
Facebook testing new tools for business and personal use
The Way of the Web
SEPTEMBER 10, 2013
Facebook continues to quietly launch and test new services for both businesses and individuals. On Monday, they announced that selected news individuals can now integrate real-time information by using either a Public Feed or Keyword Insights API. These tools will become available for other media partners and Facebook Preferred Marketing Developers in the near future.
Developers: Here's How You Access #Hashtags in Your Apps
Stay N' Alive
JUNE 13, 2013
mentioned Facebook would likely release an API for this. Being the idiot that I am I neglected the fact that Facebook already has a search API, and you can start using it right now. Technology social api hashtags graph api hashtag facebook api facebook platform Anyone, developers or not, can do this right now. 23hashtag&type=post.
Facebook Quietly Launches Ads API for ALL Developers
Stay N' Alive
MARCH 26, 2015
Some amazing things have been announced at Facebook’s annual developer conference, F8, going on yesterday and today in San Francisco. But one thing went unannounced that I think bears merit, and I discovered it within their “Developers Garage” here at the conference as I was talking to people working for Facebook at the various booths.
Get Ready for the Bots – on Facebook Messenger
JUNE 14, 2016
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.
How is Quora Able to Auto-Like Posts on Facebook?
Stay N' Alive
MARCH 6, 2011
I've been contemplating a way to get Facebook like buttons to work with a brand's own look and feel, so when you like it on a 3rd party site, it automatically likes the same Page (via Open Graph Protocol ) on Facebook. This would be a User Experience Designer's dream come true, especially those that I work with in my day job trying to design stuff that works with Facebook.
4 Ways Facebook Instant Articles Will Change Blogging Forever
MAY 17, 2016
Facebook Instant Articles is Facebook’s latest way for you to engage your audience with material you post on your blog. According to Facebook, the over 1,000 publishers who are using Facebook Instant articles are seeing 20% more clicks and 30% more shares. What exactly are Facebook Instant Articles? Starting with Facebook Instant Articles.
10 Recent Changes Impacting Facebook Advertisers
AUGUST 12, 2016
Facebook has made a flurry of updates during the past month or so. Updates to Facebook Live. Facebook Responds to Ad Blockers. If you aren’t aware, software like Adblock Plus has been created for users who hate Facebook ads so much that they add a plugin to hide ads from their news feed experience. Granted, I may not be the typical Facebook user. Surveying.
API Widget Economy: Social Media Business Podcast
NOVEMBER 3, 2009
Episode 3 focusses on monetizing APIs and looking at revenue streams from widgets. Companies that open their business databases and stream that data out, can have an army of hundreds of thousands (mostly) unpaid developers creating Facebook apps, iPhone apps and blog widgets to help sell their products and services. Ebay API. Amazon API. Etsy API. Previous Shows.
An Insider Look at Reach and Frequency Ad Buying on Facebook
Ignite Social Media
JUNE 23, 2016
Remember the glory days when your organic Facebook content would reach your audience with no paid dollars behind it? But then Facebook changed up its algorithm again and again and your content started getting fewer and fewer eyeballs on it day after day. “ Now what? ” you say. Facebook’s ad revenue is increasing at a staggering rate from $5.29 Me, too. It’s time to pay to play.
As Twitter Locks Out Developers, a New Site Welcomes Them
SEPTEMBER 26, 2012
Earlier this year, they closed their API. Maybe it’s a phone call for some or a Facebook update for others. Social Media Twitter API app.net developers ifttt social networkingIt won’t come to a surprise to many of you that I love Twitter. It was the first social network I used to really engage and connect with people and it’ll always be my first love. IFTTT.
How to Make Your Facebook Ads Convert
Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg
MAY 1, 2012
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.
Google+ vs Facebook: A Turf War? [Infographic]
JULY 11, 2011
Tweet Searching the web, I found this interesting infographic by Technobombs.com , which gives a feature by feature comparison of Google+ and Facebook. When Google launched its +1 Button two months backs, there were instant comparisons to Facebook’s Like Button. But Google+ is yet to launch its brand pages and APIs. Facebook Launches ”Send Button”. New features.
How to View the Stream of Any Facebook Hashtag
Stay N' Alive
JUNE 13, 2013
Yesterday Facebook announced that they were finally launching the support of hashtags, a format currently supported on Twitter and Google+. Facebook has made access to the public streams for hashtags extraordinarily simple. I''ve heard from quite a few that hashtag streams only appear in a popover on your Facebook stream. Technology social Facebook hashtags facebook hashtags
How Facebook Messenger Bots Can Impact Your Business
AUGUST 8, 2016
If Facebook Messenger isn’t high on your list of marketing assets, it may be time to reconsider that decision, and here’s why: its adoption rate. One billion people have adopted Facebook Messenger as their primary communication channel. From how to build your own bot to who’s using them successfully, here’s everything you need to know about Facebook Messenger bots. What Is a Facebook Messenger Bot? Facebook Messenger Bots are live-messaging tools used through Facebook’s Messenger platform to help answer or provide information through automation.
How to Use Facebook’s Upgraded Website Custom Audience Pixel
JULY 16, 2015
Facebook is implementing an updated version of the Custom Audience and Conversion pixels, which is great news. However, The official announcement from Facebook is too technical for most users, and there isn’t (yet) a clear step-by-step guide explaining how to implement this new pixel. Implementing the new #Facebook pixel is an easy process with many benefits. Sharing.
How the Internet Enables Marketing’s Story Villains
Convince & Convert
OCTOBER 2, 2015
But the founders seem to have all of the details worked out, including linking accounts to Facebook to help promote “integrity features” of the app. ” Couple this with the knowledge that the founders wanted to scrape names automatically from Facebook’s API, and you’ve got a mind-numbingly sociological experiment on your hands—and you’re the subject.
Access Facebook Promoted Post Analytics with Unmetric
APRIL 12, 2016
The biggest of the features is the ability to now detect promoted Posts on Facebook within Unmetric. Secondly, Facebook rolled out Reactions globally in the end of February. We’ve worked in record speed to make Facebook Reactions data available in the Unmetric Analyze Dashboard. You'll be able to see the money trail for over 35,000 Facebook brand pages across industries.
How To Create the Perfect Facebook Fan Page
Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg
DECEMBER 1, 2009
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.
7 Tactics to Maximize the Value of Facebook Custom Audiences
APRIL 12, 2016
Facebook custom audiences are this and much more. What are Facebook custom audiences? You import a list or access part of a list created by Facebook and you then run ads to this list. This is the first screen you’ll see: The options for a Facebook custom audience. You are only meant to use this for importing Facebook user IDs for your mobile apps. Powerful?
Facebook Unveils the Most Powerful Social Ads of All Time
Convince & Convert
AUGUST 13, 2013
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.
Social Media News Ticker: Facebook Video Ads Expand Outside U.S.
The Realtime Report
MAY 27, 2014
Check out this week’s summary of all the latest social media news, including changes and new features for Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest: Users can now share multiple photos on Twitter via web and the Android app. Facebook. Facebook to expand video ads to seven countries outside U.S. But Instagram likes and activity will no longer be shared on Facebook.”
Facebook's Need for Consistency in the Competition With Google
Stay N' Alive
NOVEMBER 10, 2011
When people such as Google and Twitter mention their inability to integrate with Facebook, I traditionally shake my head. Knowing people at all three companies, and being fairly close to Facebook, it's just not the Facebook I know. And Facebook currently allows users to automatically post to Twitter, so why can't Twitter allow you to identify your Facebook friends on Twitter?
How to Contact Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Other Social Networks
APRIL 15, 2013
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.
Facebook Updates: Dynamic Ads and Website Custom Audience Enhancements
MAY 10, 2016
If you advertise on Facebook, there were a series of announcements made today about features that could improve the effectiveness of your ads. Let’s take a closer look… Facebook has made big updates to Dynamic Ads and Website Custom Audiences. Well, Facebook is ditching “Product” from DPAs and will now be calling them Dynamic Ads going forward.
How fans are using Facebook Reactions and what it means for your brand
MARCH 31, 2016
Facebook Reactions are finally here. How fans are using the Facebook Reactions. looked at 10 of the top Facebook posts (engagement score of 1,000 by Unmetric’s scoring system) from Feb 25 - Mar 05, 2016. April 27, 2016 - Update: Facebook has made Reactions data available on their API and it can now be accessed within the Unmetric Analyze platform. took a look.
Social Media News Ticker: Facebook Launches FB Newswire, Acquires Motion Tracking App Moves
The Realtime Report
APRIL 28, 2014
Check out this week’s summary of all the latest social media news, including changes and new features for Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Linkedin and Pinterest: Facebook. Social Media News Ticker: Facebook Launches “Nearby Friends” Social Media News Ticker: Twitter Launches New Profile Design and Buys Android App Cover. Twitter. LinkedIn. Pinterest.
Facebook Website Custom Audience Enhancements: Hands On
MAY 10, 2016
But that hasn’t been the case with the freshly announced enhancements to Facebook Website Custom Audiences. I’ve had early access to this feature, and I can report back on what I’m seeing. Facebook advertisers can now create audiences of website visitors by frequency and time on site… Click To Tweet. also tested this while promoting my Facebook Ads Quiz.