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Facebook Adds New Sizes, Video Ads, Carousel Ads to Instant Articles

SocialTimes Facebook

Facebook Wednesday announced several new advertising options for Instant Articles : support for new and custom ad sizes, as well as video ads  and carousel ads. Agarwal also shared an example of publisher Vox Media  extending its custom ad units to Instant Articles, writing: Vox Media has seen success on the mobile web with its proprietary Athena ad unit (pictured above).

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Facebook Instant Articles Now Support 360-Degree Videos and Photos

SocialTimes Facebook

Publishers using Facebook’s Instant Articles  can now include 360-degree videos  and 360-degree photos  to their content. He added that more interactive features will be introduced for Instant Articles “in the coming months,” and elaborated on Thursday’s announcement: Instant Articles is a complementary canvas for 360 media.

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Facebook Adds More Tools for Branded Content in Instant Articles

SocialTimes Facebook

Facebook added some new options to branded content  in its Instant Articles , including support for marketer logos atop those articles. The social network also updated its article style editor to support new coloring, text and spacing features, as well as a real-time preview tool. Readers: Have you experienced any branded content in Facebook Instant Articles?

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4 Ways Facebook Instant Articles Will Change Blogging Forever

agora pulse

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. Mobile matters.

Facebook Instant Articles: Why Should I Care?

Spin Sucks

Facebook Instant Articles have launched and faltered and come back again, making ad revenue available to content producers. The post Facebook Instant Articles: Why Should I Care? Here's what you need to know. appeared first on Spin Sucks. Related Stories What is Peach and Why Should I Care?

How ‘Google AMP’ & ‘Facebook Instant Articles’ Integration With WordPress Will Transform The Internet?


It would be worth noticing how Google AMP and Facebook Instant articles behave with WordPress, and how the wonderful combination of these three would transform the internet. Now that we are clear with accelerated Mobile Page, let’s move ahead with Facebook Instant Articles. What are ‘Facebook Instant Articles’? How to Integrate Facebook Instant Articles with WordPress?

How to Successfully Submit Your Article to Wikipedia

Convince & Convert

Lots of brands would love to have Wikipedia articles. In this article I’m going to cover how a brand qualifies to have an article, and how to go about getting one if in fact your brand does qualify. In a nutshell, your brand is presumed to qualify for a Wikipedia article, if it has received significant coverage in multiple, independent, reliable sources.

Article Marketing - Social Media

Social Media Network Marketing

Article submission is a great way to do propaganda about your business, your blog, your website, or yourself too. If you are writing about your business or your blog a good authentic article fetches you a great number of traffic.If you are writing about yourself then it gets you the 'expertise' value. Ofcourse this does not mean that you keep stuffing the article with key words and phrases just about unnecessary. If you are bent on getting traffic to your site and you do not have the time to write the articles then you can take the help of ghost writers.

There’s No Perfect Headline: Why We Need to Write Multiple Headlines for Every Article

Buffer Social

But it also places extra importance on the headlines we choose for our content, as headlines have the power to influence readers  even if they don’t read any more of the article. I don’t believe the perfect headline exists, though. Even with the articles we read online. In the second study , Ecker had people read four articles (two factual, two opinion). What’s

Facebook Graph API v2.8: Updates to Instant Articles, Offers and More

SocialTimes Facebook

which gives publishers using Instant Articles  more flexibility and includes a redesign of Offers. will allow publishers to separate Instant Articles placement from Facebook Audience Network  and enable or disable ad display. Instant Articles McEnery Convention Center mobile Offers Open Graph Publishers Q&A San JoseFacebook announced the release of Graph API  v2.8, The social network said in a blog post  that Graph API v2.8 Starting today, these are available to developers in all API versions. Levitz also directed developers to the following resources: Changelog.

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5 Tips for Posting Pulse Articles on LinkedIn

Geoff Livingston

Instead, the percentage of likes, reshares and comments per view is what triggers a featured article in Pulse. You need people to like, share and comment to achieve the right ratio. I can already see scenarios where people are gaming initial social engagement to trigger featured Pulse articles. 2) Timing Is Important. It matches content to an industry professional’s interests.

How Snapchat Discover Competes With Facebook Instant Articles and Twitter Moments

Simply Measured

According to a recent survey from Digital Content Next,  respondents reported that “they were most likely to turn to Snapchat to consume and share content, compared to Facebook Instant Articles and Twitter Moments.” This level of usage has marketers frothing at the mouth and flocking to Snapchat’s dedicated publishing/ad platform, Discover. Source: Variety. Source: AdAge.

Happy #CMAD – 10 Articles You Should Read


In this post, I’ll list some great articles on the topic and point out a trend that you as a Community Manager can’t overlook. Today, more articles than ever are being posted on the topic and you can connect with Community Managers around the world and find great reading by following the hashtag #CMAD and #CMGR on Twitter. The role of a Community Manager.

How to Help a Tiny Torah Scroll Kickstart An Article of Hope

Waxing UnLyrical

An Article of Hope. first heard about the documentary film, An Article of Hope , from Debra Silimeo (Debra’s a senior executive with a well-respected DC agency, and also happens to be a neighbor, friend and Bootcamp Buddy of mine). How to Help a Tiny Torah Scroll Kickstart An Article of Hope. What could a group of astronauts and the Holocaust possibly have in common?

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32 Blog Post Ideas for Your Next Article

Writtent Blog

Feeling a little stumped about your next article? Create a resource list of your website’s articles on a given topic. The post 32 Blog Post Ideas for Your Next Article appeared first on Writtent Blog. Image source. Never fear, for you’ve come to the right place. Even worse, it can be easy to find yourself writing what feels like the same thing over and over again.

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55% of Visitors Read Your Articles For 15 Seconds or Less: Why We Should Focus on Attention Not Clicks

Buffer Social

Everywhere you turn, people are trying to share the latest marketing hacks with many of the same points echoed repeatedly. I’m guilty of it myself, and I completely understand why many of us write articles that are a little similar and repetitive. Even if someone clicks on your article, the likelihood of them taking it all in is very slim. The It’s because they work.

25 Google Plus Resources, Articles, and Reviews to Help You Get Started


25 articles, resources, and reviews to help you understand the basics of Google+. Google+ (or is it “Google Plus&# ?), the search giant’s big social initiative, has arrived and there’s a lot to learn. Google’s answer to Facebook has been in the works for a year and has been delayed several times due to disagreements about its design, purpose, and execution. Facebook’s threat to Google’s domination of the Web was a wake-up call that ignited the development of the new social platform. Even though Facebook’s traffic seems to be slowing in the U.S.

9 Tips to Spot Amazing Article Writers

Writtent Blog

Article writers – truly amazing ones who create content that will knock your visitors’ socks off – can sometimes be hard to come by, depending on your niche. Here’s a list of 9 quick tips to help you spot  amazing article writers. 1. When trying to find article writers, Google can be your best friend. They manage the entire article writing process for you. Company News

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Six social media tactical articles you need to read


Just a few links I’ve been saving for you recently.  In no particular order: Social Media Demographics: The Surprising Identity Of Each Major Social Network  (Business Insider). The latest demographic info for each of the major social sites. Mobile Strategy for Small Businesses  (Moz Blog). Google+: author attribution & embedded posts  (Google Developer Blog). Self-explanatory. Potluck

Mashable Punks Readers With Social Media Article

Shift Digital

Last week, someone sent me an article featured on Mashable and written by a guy named Alex Goldfayn. The title of the article was: 5 Reasons Social Media is Ruining Marketing. But as I read the article, I got a little confused. After reading the whole article, I honestly thought Mashable was punking it’s readers, and that they posted it to be cute. Where to start?

10 Years Ago Today! My 1st Article About Blogging

Debbie Weil

22, 2001 , that I published my first article about business blogging. It was exactly 10 years ago today, Aug. Whew. A lot of water under the bridge since then, including 9/11, which happened only a few weeks later. The Corporate Bloggging Book was released exactly five years ago, in August 2006. Surprisingly perhaps, change has been slow. Big announcement soon. Lots more TK. 22, 2001.

10 Years Ago Today! My 1st Article About Blogging

Debbie Weil

22, 2001 , that I published my first article about business blogging. It was exactly 10 years ago today, Aug. Whew. A lot of water under the bridge since then, including 9/11, which happened only a few weeks later. The Corporate Bloggging Book was released exactly five years ago, in August 2006. Surprisingly perhaps, change has been slow. Big announcement soon. Lots more TK. 22, 2001.

5 Places To Publish Your Articles

Small Business Mavericks

Article marketing is still alive and well on the Internet. Do you ever wonder where you can publish your articles and build links back to your website or get the attention you deserve as an expert in your field? Here are 5 non-article directories that are great places for marketing your article content. HubPages – HubPages is a place for authors to publish articles on a variety of topics. You can monetize your articles on HubPages with your Amazon affiliate links, Google AdSense, eBay, and other monetization strategies.

How My Article on Quitting Foursquare Caused a 5500% Spike in Blog Traffic in 1 Day

Ari Herzog

You can see the Foursquare article is responsible for the mountain. Keep in mind that these are overall blog visitors, not specific to the Foursquare article. The article itself, through November 20, received 14,959 total visitors — with 13,748 unique visitors. Talksy shows the comments people wrote in their tweets beside the link that pointed to the article.

Hey, I Got the Lead Sentence in a Spammy Scraper Article

Adam Sherk

When I got a Google Alert that my name appeared in an article on NFL jerseys, I wasn’t quite sure what was going on. Instead it seems I’d been given the honor of being in the first sentence of a spam article that had scraped together a bunch of random content. I’m not going to link to it but it was on a subdomain of It really is an epidemic. Publishing

Is Article Marketing the Way to Build Traffic to Your Blog?

Janet Fouts

In February Google rolled out an update to their algorithms likely directed at sites that duplicate content for article marketing as well as those that “spin&# articles (replacing phrases and words so they aren’t exact duplicates and then posting to article hosting sites). Give it up on the article marketing and spend your time building really great content.

Putting the Art in Article, Part II: IntermediART to Advanced SmARTy Pants

Waxing UnLyrical

Great visuals can enhance your articles. They work well as stand-alone web content or even as an additional outline of a full length article. Are you using art to enhance your articles? Putting the Art in Article, Part II: IntermediART to Advanced SmARTy Pants is a post from: Waxing UnLyrical. Putting the Art in Article, Part II: IntermediART to Advanced SmARTy Pants.

Article Distribution Sites with a PR 3 or Higher | Freelance.

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Social Links Freelance Social Media Social Media Tips and Marketing Blog Home About Contact Subscribe Article Distribution Sites with a PR 3 or Higher by cinta5 on April 23, 2009 Distributing articles can help build links to your website.  SalviaFan Land rover I was wondering whether posting one article on the entire list will result to duplicate content problem. have an article I want to submit but worried about the consequences. source47 This is a great list of article directory sites! Below is a list of distribution sites with a PR of 3 or better. Thanks!

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Facebook Instant Articles: How to Get Started for Business

Rebekah Radice

Wondering what Facebook Instant articles are or why they should matter to your business? billion monthly active users on mobile , they decided to develop “Instant Articles,” allowing brands to publish articles to the app that load with unprecedented speed. Ready to learn how to use Facebook Instant Articles in your business? With the Instant Articles API.


Putting the Art in Article, Part I: Beginner Thou ART, Teach I Shall

Waxing UnLyrical

Below I’ve collected a list of tools to help you put the “art” in your article. I’ve separated the list into a “pyramid” based on your expertise. With the amount of free content creator tools on the web, there is no reason why you should not be putting images in your blog posts, articles, news releases or any other web content. Guest Post by Alicia Lawrence. Stop making excuses.

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Facebook’s Trending Articles – adding irrelevance into my network

The Way of the Web

Facebook started testing ‘Trending Articles’ roughly a week ago, but they’ve appeared in my own account for the first time today. Now below the latest update from my network, I get a block displaying 5 articles read by someone connected to me, like so (name of friend removed as who knows whether they want it displayed publicly). How Google missed a trick: And possibly the saddest part of this is that I used to have the perfect mechanisms for finding articles from people I knew which I always found interesting. Buffer.

Is it an ad or an article? Going native!

Sherrilynne Starkie

On nearly every publication tested, respondents identified native advertising as an article. . As long as the article meets the informational need of the reader, the fact that it’s paid for shouldn’t be an issue. The online survey included 509 adult men and women over 18 and was implemented by Research Now, a global consumer panel provider. There is a clear baby/bathwater risk.

The Changing Face Of Article Marketing

Small Business Mavericks

» The Changing Face Of Article Marketing Article marketing is a mainstay of Internet marketing. It’s been around since the earliest days of the Internet and Web-savvy marketers have been very effective in using article marketing to drive traffic to their websites and in closing the sale. Or find websites within your niche that publish articles.

Why Article Marketing Will Never Die

Small Business Mavericks

The True Meaning Of Content » Why Article Marketing Will Never Die A couple of days ago I wrote about Google’s recent algorithm change and how it is beating down the article directories. However, I didn’t definitively answer the question about whether article marketing will die. Article marketing has been around for a long time. Not yet.

Why (Most) Training is Useless > Managing article by David Maister

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Blog Articles Podcasts Videocast Audio Books Strategy and the Fat Smoker First Among Equals Practice What You Preach The Trusted Advisor True Professionalism Managing the Professional Service Firm Practice Coach Seminar Notes Subscriptions. Articles. Return to Articles Index > Managing > Why (Most) Training is Useless. This article began as a series of posts on my blog. In 1994, I wrote an article entitled Meeting Goals which tried to make clear that, to be effective, a meeting must not only have an agenda , but must have a limited set of clear goals. Audio.

Google Hosts Low Quality Article Directory with Links They Want Us to Remove

Bill Hartzer

Google is hosting the very articles that contain links that Google is telling us that they want removed. That’s right, in what can only be a unique twist of irony, Google is playing web host to thousands of low quality spammy articles, the exact same type of articles that Google wants us to remove. In fact, he said not to build links using article directory websites.

30 Social Media Sites, Tools, Posts and Articles that I Bookmarked from 2010

Direct Marketing Observations

One of the things that I do throughout the year though is, I stockpile sites, blog posts, articles, tools and things that just catch my eye-Oh yea that’s called social bookmarking isn’t it? 14) This article in July from Wired really touched on a lot of truths in social media that we all know about and in some cases actually do, but don’t admit. know it was for me.

Content Marketing Smart – Why Your Blog Article is Just the Beginning


End result: One 2000 word, comprehensive article on Facebook Ad best practices. In this article I’ll dive into content marketing smart, not hard. I’ll discuss re-using your content in five awesome ways that will save you time, energy, and increase your content ROI in the new year. Your blog article is just the beginning. Ebook built from longer-form blog articles. 1.

Four Tips to Help You Write About Yourself

Spin Sucks

Whether it’s completing a social media profile, a blog article bio, or an introduction for a speaking gig, we’re called to talk about ourselves more and more. That makes it critical to find a balance between the conflicting impulses of not bragging too much and putting yourself out there confidently. David J.P. Fisher comes with some tips to help you do that. Comments Fantastic tips.

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Blogging Most Certainly Is Not Dead

Spin Sucks

Communication Content brian clark chris brogan comments Copyblogger facebook instant articles linkedin pulse medium michael hyatt Social Media ExaminerIt's the same song, different tune. People still want to say blogging is dead, but au contraire! The truth is far from that. Gini Dietrich explains. The post Blogging Most Certainly Is Not Dead appeared first on Spin Sucks.