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Facebook Updates News Feed Algorithm

Ignite Social Media

Once again, Facebook is changing the way its News Feed is structured and many people have questions as to what it actually means this time. As this new feature on Facebook rolled out, so did a document titled “News Feed Values” by the company, which is meant to supply clarity around exactly that question. Simple, right? Both yes and no. Don’t freak out just yet though, people.

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Top B2B Instagram Feeds You Should Follow Today

Visually SM

In the past couple of years, its user base has exploded and now includes well-known brands and companies who use the platform as a way to reach and engage with customers. Here are five of the top B2B Instagram feeds and some tips on how big brands use the image-sharing service as part of their business to business marketing strategy. DoMore. Microsoft. Join us: IBM.co/ibmjobs.

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How to Stay Relevant in an Algorithmic Instagram Feed

Convince & Convert

Instagram recently sparked a social media panic attack when they announced their decision to move from a chronological feed to an algorithmic feed. The new feed is still in beta, but once released widespread, it is possible that users will only see up to 30% of the content produced by the people they follow —similar to how Facebook feeds work. Travelgrammers. Gamers.

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Facebook’s Big News Feed Announcement That Benefits Brands

Firebelly

Today Facebook announced several upcoming changes to the News Feed. One announcement stood out to me as something that may be a big benefit to brands – the Following Feed. The Following Feed contains ALL posts from pages that people Like — not Edgerank-filtered updates. Could this benefit brand content on Facebook? What do you think?

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NEVER Feed the Trolls

Janet Fouts

This back and forth went on for over a year with lots of coverage in the press and particularly on TechCrunch. I am not taking sides here. I’m using this only as an example of how your brand can be damaged by letting something like this snowball. The more you say, the more you feed ‘em. Now, just disagreeing doesn’t make somebody a troll though. You decide. Be nice.

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Mobile Install-App Ads, New Twitter Profile, Updates to Facebook’s News Feed Algorithum & More | Social Media Snapshot

Harp Interactive

Categories: Blog , Facebook , Google , Social Media Marketing , Twitter Tags: Bing , Facebook , Google , Groups you admin section , install-app ads , linkedin , MoPub , new twitter profile , news feed algorithum , rich LinkedIn snippets , Twitter , youtube Catch up on the need-to-know changes and updates in social media that affect your business and brand…all in one place. Blog Facebook Google Social Media Marketing Twitter Bing Groups you admin section install-app ads linkedin MoPub new twitter profile news feed algorithum rich LinkedIn snippets youtube

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Instagram is bringing the algorithm to its feed, but don’t panic yet

Unmetric

In a blog post , the social network mentions that users miss almost 70% of the content on their feeds and to improve user experience, the new curated feed is being brought in. While this might be good news for users, brands aren’t too thrilled about this. As always, good content can do so much for your brand that promoting never can. Take Cartoon Network for example.

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News Feed Optimization (NFO) is the new SEO!

Buzz Marketing for Technology

All this is needed to get people to engage with your brand specifically in the form of “likeing” and commenting on it. This is the algorithm that controls what you see in your News Feed when you log into Facebook. This is a new type of optimization called News Feed Optimization and it’s the next big race for all of us to embark on. And you would be surprised what I hear.

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Facebook Offers Brands a Revamped Offers Experience

SocialTimes Facebook

Offers ads appear in people’s News Feed  in the Facebook mobile application and website. Advertising/Marketing Facebook Applications apps Barcodes Bookmarks Carousel Ads Coupon Codes Facebook for Business mobile News Feed Notifications Offer Page Composer Offers page posts QR codes remindersFacebook Tuesday announced several new features for its Offers  ad units and page posts.

Facebook RSS feeds and iGoogle

Laurel Papworth

Want to monitor a Brand Page like CocaCola or  Facebook’s Marketing Page on iGoogle or another RSS reader?  It can be done but it’s not easy. went to Facebook.com/Marketing and wanted to pull the RSS feed into my social media monitoring dashboard. If you want the full wall, comments and everything, I have no clue but MetaPrime have listed the feeds below. id=&#.

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How to Repurpose Influencer Content for Your Brand

Ignite Social Media

When it comes to asking whether or not your brand should be repurposing its influencer-generated content – there’s really no question about it. Many companies, like Carusele , have recognized the power that lies in influencer-generated content – encouraging brands to feature this content on their own channels. Has your brand considered taking influencer marketing one step further?

10 Brands Killing It On Instagram in 2016

Talkwalker SM

With over 500 million monthly active users , Instagram has become a prime target for brands trying to reach new audience segments. Based on Talkwalker’s new and improved Instagram analytics (and our own appreciation), here are 10 brands killing it on Instagram to kickstart your social media strategy for the last months of 2016. How do you regularly produce engaging content?

7 Brands Winning Social Media During the Olympics

Simply Measured

Despite the restrictions, many brands are still diving in on social and the best ones are focusing on what the Olympics are truly about: stories of sacrifice, unity, empowerment, hope, training, support, competition, determination, and success. Create engaging graphics and videos that tell your brand story and can be shared across all channels: variations on the same theme. 2. Google.

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What I Like About the New Facebook Timeline Profile, Privacy Settings, and News Feed

Kikolani

So, as a change of pace, here are some gems that have come about from the latest updates that are actually pretty cool from the news feed to the new Facebook Timeline Profile. The Best Facebook News Feed Setting. By far, of all things they have done to the news feed, I love this! Tired of people who feed their tweets in as Facebook updates? Good stuff! Review All Tags.

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11 Ways to Jumpstart Your Instagram Branding

Sprout Social

Starting your Instagram branding from scratch can seem like a tall order task. Far too often we see brands on Instagram turn their channels into graveyards. Integrating Instagram into your marketing and branding strategy is essential for any business trying to grow their audience. But Instagram branding isn’t an easy task. Benefits of Increasing Instagram Branding.

Instagram’s New Algorithm – What You Need to Know

Mindjumpers

It begins with co-founders Mike Krieger and Kevin Systrom explaining that “on average, people miss about 70% of the posts in their Instagram feed” , which may be alarming to some. Facebook’s introduction of its algorithm, which was due to extraordinary growth , was a much-needed overhaul of the News Feed. What This Means for Brands. So how will it affect their livelihood?

What Facebook’s News Feed Algorithm Means To Your Reach

Mindjumpers

Last week, Facebook once again made an update to the way stories are ranked in the news feed. Facebook is on a continuous basis adapting the news feed algorithm and trying to solve which content that should be displayed to what users, as the News Feed only allows room for a certain amount of content. What does it mean for brands? Especially on mobile.

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Twitter Brand Pages are Pointless

Spin Sucks

Twitter introduces brand pages. P.S. If you have a client who wants a Twitter brand page, then by all means, make one. Brian Meeks   has delusions of novelist, which he feeds by authoring Henry Wood Detective Agency. Social Media Twitter Brian Meeks Hootsuite Tweetdeck twitter brand pages twitter for tweetingToday’s guest post is written by Brian Meeks. Seriously!

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37 of the Best Facebook Page Apps for Brand Marketing

Pamorama

Facebook page customization can dramatically increase your visibility, improve your branding, and create more leads and sales. There are thousands of social media marketing tools for Facebook that assist brands with managing and enhancing their Facebook marketing activities. HootSuite simplifies posting and scheduling Facebook updates, adding images, monitoring feeds, and more.

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31 Expert Guides to Maximizing Online Brand Visibility – WPO

Webbiquity SMM

Given all of the changes Google has made affecting organic ranking factors (asking webmasters to disavow low-quality links, reducing the value of guest blogging , ignoring links in press releases , etc.),  the practice of SEO—optimizing owned content for search—is no longer sufficient for maximizing a brand’s online visibility. What role does email play in extending online visibility?

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The Lego Model: How to Build Your Social Brand

SocialTimes Twitter

From the incredible success of The Lego Movie , to the product enjoying decades of success, not to mention the successful video games  in a variety of genres, Lego may now be more relevant than at any point since it launched in 1949–a fact supported by Brand Finance  naming Lego the world’s most powerful brand in 2015. YouTube and online video marketing. Would you like proof?

Facebook Private Messaging for Brands

Mindjumpers

What does it mean for brands? Avenue for Customer Service: Now, with this feature, it becomes easier to use Facebook as a customer service channel, like we wrote on our blog yesterday.  I believe that brands can expect to receive a lot of feedback, especially where customers need assistance on a regular basis. It can also entail longer time and more resources by brands on Facebook.

521 – Feeding Your Leadership Skills

Engaging Brand

Pod Casts business leadership competency gap engaging brand podcast herminia ibarra how + self confidence how to avoid how to be a leader leadership podcast leadership skills leadership thinking self reflection Can looking back at events stop us from moving forward? Can reflection actually harm our progress as business leaders? We discuss. What is the biggest impact on success as a leader?

20 Ways to Cultivate Brand Unawareness in Social Media

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Many businesses use social media to promote brand awareness, and it can be quite effective. Unfortunately, for every social marketer who succeeds in driving brand awareness, there are ten more who drive people away from their brands. If your topics and tone change like the wind, people won’t be able to figure out you or your brand. This is a guest post by Brad Shorr.

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How to Use Social Media to Build Brand Trust

Convince & Convert

These interactions help build brand trust and a form a community around your brand. So, how do you use social media to build brand trust? Intimacy involves engaging with people and showing your brand personality. People trust who they know, so it’s important to show that there are humans behind your brand. Show There Are People Behind Your Brand. Authority.

Your Brand Is Not A Logo

SocialFish

Your brand is not advertising. Your brand is not a clever name for a product. Your association’s brand is the combination of one hundred little and big things that give members an impression of the organization and what it can do for them. Inputs to an association’s brand can range from how accessible staff is to the feel of the cover stock on the monthly magazine.

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How to Improve Your News Feed Ranking on Facebook

Mindjumpers

According to a research done by comScore called “The Power of Like: How Brands Reach and Influence Fans Through Social Media Marketing&# , users on Facebook spend the majority of their time, more specifically 27% of their time, looking at news feeds and homepages. The engagement with branded content mostly happens through the news feed and not on pages. Tweet.

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7 Important Instagram Features Your Brand Should Know

Sprout Social

For mobile users, circles now appear above your regular Instagram feed. Here you can hide your stories from certain users’ feeds and select who can reply to you via direct message. Users have been waiting for months to see changes to their Instagram feed. This creates more brand awareness and visibility for your content. Social networks are changing all the time.

How Brands Use Pinterest

Mindjumpers

More and more brands has also starting to tap into this platform. Brands on Pinterest. Therefore the  most successful brands on Pinterest are the ones who are less promotional and more human ie. They pin things that communicate who the brands are and what they are inspired by. What F8 Developer’s Conference 2011 Holds for Brands and Users. million in September.

Creating a Custom RSS Feed for Guest Posts

Kikolani

Figuring out how to do this with particular systems might pose a specific challenge, especially if those networks only allow you to import one RSS feed. There may also be times where you want to only share writing by you, and if you have a lot of guest bloggers on your site as well as guest posts on other sites, having a full RSS feed for your blog won’t do. xml version="1.0"

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Four Brands Using Instagram Really Well

Spin Sucks

It doesn’t have business-specific profiles, built-in visibility, engagement metrics, or paid advertising options (not yet at least), but brands are taking advantage of Instagram and seizing the opportunity to share more personal perspectives with consumers. While many brands are still experimenting with ways to use Instagram, the following four brands are already killing it!

General Motors and Logitech Dominate the #CES2016 Feed

Convince & Convert

“It’s the number two name brand in ride-hailing, and has long labored in the shadow of its much larger, much more ubiquitous rival, Uber…It could also be about making sure Uber’s main competition stays healthy, stays financed, and lives to fight another day.” Tech: #CES2016. Some highlights? Politics: GOP Ads Hit Airwaves. How are these ads faring among viewers?

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Clickbait: Information overload! How can brands cut-through all the noise?

Mindjumpers

For brands, adopting the same practice can negatively affect perception and ultimately – sales. So how can brands cut through all the sensational copy and deliver successful results without falling prey to creating clickbait themselves? The same goes for brands on social. Meaningful engagement begins with relevant content that creates value for the user and the brand.

A Step-By-Step Guide to Launching a Branded Hashtag

Sprout Social

One of the earliest brands to successfully adopt the hashtag was South by Southwest. One of the greatest things about the hashtag is that originated from a Twitter user–not a marketing agency, not a brand and not a social platform. Maybe that’s why marketers are often mystified as to how to create a branded hashtag that goes viral. When to Use a Branded Hashtag. GoViral.

In-App Payments to Brands, Other New Features in Facebook Messenger Platform v1.2

SocialTimes Facebook

containing several new features, the most prominent of which is the ability for brands to accept payments  directly via the application. The other major feature launch is the ability for brands to use News Feed ads  on Facebook to drive users to Messenger via calls to action such as “send message,” “shop now” or “learn more.”. Other new features in Messenger Platform v1.2

Instagram’s New Web Profiles: The Value for Brands

Mindjumpers

However, there is no news feed, so in order to explore profiles, you’ll have to know the usernames and enter them yourself: instagram.com/[username], such as i nstagram.com/nike. How are web profiles advantageous for brands? People have become fond of Instagram as an ad-safe place, and I doubt that you in the near future will be seeing ads popping up in your mobile Instagram feed.

Front-Loading Branding Makes Twitter Video Ads More Effective (Study)

SocialTimes Twitter

Video ads were found to be twice as memorable in Twitter’s feed compared with on premium sites, due to content in their feeds being seen as “personal” and “self-curated,” as well as relevant to users’ interests and “less intrusive.”. Providing heavier, early branding can help drive awareness at lower levels of viewability.

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How to Build Trust in Your Brand Using Video

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

In today’s society, the personal connection that a brand can make with a consumer is crucial. Consumers are tired of being placed purely on the receiving end of information and want a chance to give feedback and get involved in brand identity. A few general points to bear in mind before creating your videos: Content is the number one way you can build trust with potential clients.

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How Consistent Branding is Being Challenged in the Digital Age

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

In the past, maintaining consistent branding was a much less complex exercise than it is today. Before the explosion of everything digital, sustaining branding consistency used to be a relatively straightforward task which involved one-way communication with little or no feedback from consumers via a handful of separate channels.  What exactly is consistent branding? Marketin

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13 Ways to Use Facebook Events for Your Brand

Sprout Social

You have to know how to plan, coordinate and spread awareness of your brand through this tool. In this post, we’ll give you 13 ways on how your brand can get the most out of Facebook Events and actually get people to attend: 1. Another common issue brands run into with Facebook Events is trying to figure out what size photo to use. How to Create Effective Facebook Events.