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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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Content Distribution: Eight Ways to Gain New Readers

Spin Sucks

Just when you think you have it figured out, it changes. I am often asked, “How do I promote blog posts and distribute my content?” That said, there are some good rules of thumb you can follow, particularly when it comes to content distribution. She said, “We think we have the content thing down, but we can’t figure out distribution.” RSS Feed.

Facebook News Feed: Friends and Family First, Core Values

SocialTimes Facebook

Friends and family come first in Facebook’s News Feed , as the social network detailed the latest tweak to its algorithm  and detailed the values that guide that algorithm. Engineering director Lars Backstrom  announced the algorithm update in a Newsroom post , saying that posts from friends will be ranked higher in News Feed than posts from pages. That’s why today, we’re announcing an upcoming change to News Feed ranking to help make sure you don’t miss stories from your friends. We’ve also found that people enjoy their feeds as a source of entertainment.

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Four Ways to Fight Content Thieves

Spin Sucks

The blog that had linked to my post was for an ad agency’s blog…and it was a complete scrape of my content. When I visited more pages on the blog, I discovered their “content strategy” was to scrape content from PR Daily. There were posts by me, Shonali Burke , Brian Solis , some exclusive Ragan content, and other PR leaders. Every day. Sorry.”

What You Need to Know About Facebook’s News Feed Changes

SocialFish

Facebook page admins take note: just when you thought you’d figured out Facebook’s EdgeRank algorithm, they’ve changed the game and the way News Feed works. Here’s what you need to know about the News Feed changes: Story Bumping. As Facebook rolls out these changes to the News Feed, what are you noticing about the way your page and/or content is performing?

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News Feed Optimization (NFO) is the new SEO!

Buzz Marketing for Technology

They spend all of the effort to get the page perfect and have it be in compliance with their corporate guidelines but they have no real plans for how they are going to grow their base of Fans with rich engaging content. It occurs to me my definition of content often differs from their definition of content. And you would be surprised what I hear.

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3 New Apps You Should Use for Social Content Creation

Ignite Social Media

Photography and content apps are a dime a dozen in your App and Google Play Stores. But there are some apps that stand out from the crowd, and by default, make your content infinitely better and more engaging. With these apps, you can create and enhance content on the fly, with just the tap of a few buttons. You have a lot of content to create. So shall we get to it?

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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Is Using Facebook Comments Good for Publishers?

Adam Sherk

There were some interesting posts over the weekend from Steve Cheney and Robert Scoble on whether utilizing Facebook Comments kills or in fact increases user authenticity within on-site commenting. TechCrunch also shared that comments are down but quality is up since implementing the system and they’re going to stick with it for the time being. think it is. Social Media

Blog Comment Spammer Leaves Comment. Forgets to Spin the Content.

Bill Hartzer

When you have a fairly popular blog, you have to deal with comment spammers. Unfortunately, blog comment spamming still works apparently, or at least the blog spammers haven’t learned that it doesn’t work. Nonetheless, I’m still amazed at some of the comments left on the blog. Occasionally I get some really funny blog comments. Do {you have|you’ve} any?

10 Dreadful Mistakes that Kill Your Comments

Kikolani

PageRank 5, Alexa rank about 15K and constantly dropping (in case you are not familiar with how Alexa rank works, the lower the number, the better), a wealth of comments on every post. Let’s face it: most commentators on any blog appreciate a high-quality backlink or two – after all, link building is still the cornerstone of top Google rankings. Want some of that? Result?

Feature Friday: How iGoogle is My RSS Feed HQ

Ari Herzog

You can add RSS feeds, YouTube subscriptions, personalize it with custom themes, and even view your Gmail inbox, all in one place. As you can see, I use iGoogle for all of my RSS feeds. How to add RSS feeds to iGoogle. Almost all blogs have some form of RSS feed that syndicates their content out on the web. How to Enhance Your Blog Comment: Share Then Link.

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Repurpose Content: A Test and the Results

Spin Sucks

OK, OK. I’m finished with my experiment to repurpose content. Everyone talks about repurposing content. Some people just re-share their content on the social networks, with no updates, while others give it additional legs through eBooks, Slideshare presentations, and more. As part of that, though, the comments and shares from the previous post came along with it.

5 Ways to Beat the Facebook News Feed Update

Proactive Report

With over a billion users and millions of brand pages there is a glut of content on Facebook.  You might have noticed it in your personal News Feed. “Every time someone visits their news feed there are, on average, 1500 potential stories from friends, people they follow and pages they’ve liked for them to see.  Post relevant, interesting, visually appealing content.

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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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Turning off the ViperChill RSS Feed: What You HAVE to Tell Your Blog Readers

Viper Chill

list of options includes: Feedly – highlighted as the best alternative to Google Reader by The Verge mostly due to its speed, minimalist style, and the fact that it’s free. To take advantage of the Google Reader downtime they’ve turned off free accounts (which didn’t allow more than 64 feeds) so this may come back in the future. ProBlogger: 94,647.

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Content Strategist vs. Content Analyst

Spin Sucks

It’s no secret we’re overwhelmed with content. But where is all the good content? And most importantly, how do you ensure you’re not consuming content that turns out to be a total waste of your time? And they become the inspiration for other stories strewn about people’s social feeds and channels. We need to take the same approach in digesting content.

17 Content Creation Secrets to Wow Your Readers

Convince & Convert

Creating high-quality content is critical to content marketing success. With With more than 2 millions blog posts published every day, you need a way to make your content stand out. But you’re probably wondering, “How do I create high-quality content that drives traffic and engagement?” The caveat here is that your content needs to be useful.

8 Tools to Curate Content for Social Media

SocialFish

Content curation describes the act of searching the web for awesome topics, blogs, quotes, news articles, videos, images, or other forms of content to share with your audience. Of course, in this case, we’re not talking about curating content to use on personal profile pages—we’re talking about content curation for the purpose of marketing on social media. Check ‘em out!

Why Emotional Headlines are Good for Your Content Marketing

Spin Sucks

One look at your Facebook news feed reveals that emotional headlines influence what visitors are seeing online. Sites such as Buzzfeed and Upworthy are filling our news feed with emotional headlines, and we’re clicking on them–a lot. Incorporating Emotion into Your Content. We need to better understand why people actually share content in the first place. Probably.

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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What Makes Your Facebook Page Post Feature On Feeds? - Social Media

Social Media Network Marketing

While Google's search algorithms are well kept secrets Facebook is transparent about the algorithms that it uses for Posts of Pages to appear on the Feeds of the Fans / Community Members. Weight: Is the number of times comments, likes and such interactions take place. Recency: This is the time since content was posted. So basically what does this tell us in short: The more immediate, the more times people interact with Page, and the more they comment is better for the Page posts to come up and be seen on the Feeds of Fans and Community Members.

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5 Ways to Ramp Up Comments on Your Blog

ProBlogger

Comments feed the writers soul with proof of work well done. It’s easy to think that not everyone likes comments, but the truth is that comments are what makes us believe in our content and its usefulness. The feeling you get from not receiving any comments on the content you write can be pretty devastating. Comment to get comments.

Feature Friday: How iGoogle is My RSS Feed HQ

Ari Herzog

You can add RSS feeds, YouTube subscriptions, personalize it with custom themes, and even view your Gmail inbox, all in one place. As you can see, I use iGoogle for all of my RSS feeds. How to add RSS feeds to iGoogle. Almost all blogs have some form of RSS feed that syndicates their content out on the web. How to Enhance Your Blog Comment: Share Then Link.

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25 Experts Share Top 3 Content Marketing Trends for 2017

Writtent Blog

Content marketers who keep track of the current trends will have an advantage when it comes to planning for the future. Isn’t it great when you know which way content marketing is heading in the next few years and which areas to focus your efforts on? We’ve listed all the responses below: Top 3 Content Marketing Trends for 2017 and Beyond. Growth in visual content.

Dear Blog Comment Spammer: I Think Your Comment Spam Tool is Broken

Bill Hartzer

Dear Blog Comment Spammer, who just left a comment on one of my recent blog posts: I think whatever software tool or script that you are using is broken. Here is a copy of the blog comment spam that you left. made good content as you did, the {internet|net|web} will be {much. The {text|words} iin your {content|post|article} seem to be running. Way cool! followers!

The Power Of Comments

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It's not easy to create a platform that truly engenders comments. That's true whether we're talking about a Blog, Podcast, Twitter feed or Facebook page. Getting those people to share your content is slightly more complex (in terms of work). Getting those same people to actually create any form of content for you (like a comment) is even tougher. Whatever the case may be, when someone does take the time to comment, it really does speak to the power of the content because human beings have been trained for decades to consume content.

Taking Control of Your Facebook News Feed

yMarketingMatters

Have you wondered why you are not seeing as many of your friends and business Pages in your News Feed? That’s because Facebook determines what appears in your News Feed, and how high, with an algorithm called EdgeRank. Learn how to take control of your News Feed on your personal page with Facebook’s new Interest List tool. Read the full blog here. Yasmin.

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CommentLuv 2.9 – Guide for Blog Owners & Commenters

Kikolani

This guide will cover what is new for both blog owners and blog commenters alike as well as how to install and configure this plugin on your WordPress blog. CommentLuv is a plugin that allows commenters to leave a link to their latest post behind with their comment. For example, Extreme John left behind this comment and CommentLuv link on yesterday’s guest post.

How I Organize Google Reader for Blog Commenting

Kikolani

And one thing I discovered very quickly about the photo community is if you want comments, you better start giving comments first. started out on sites by photo bloggers I met at a photowalk in downtown Phoenix and branched out from there with people in their comments and on their blogrolls. And I can access my RSS feeds on my phone via the Google Reader app for Android.

50 Shortcuts to Create Visual Content for Social Media

Socially Sorted

Time.  We all want more of it.   So h ow can you fast-track your visual content creation so you can free time up for yourself? In this post I share 50 shortcuts to Visual Content Creation for Social Media including tools, strategies and apps that work to save you HOURS of time every month.  . Here are 50 Shortcuts to Create Visual Content for Social Media. And much quicker.

The New Model: How Google+ “Gets” Content

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

The way content is shared today changes online marketing, putting content to the forefront of what users, companies, brands and products are about. This post will talk about the old model (links), the new model (Authored PageRank), authorship markup, rich snippets and their benefits, a possible Google+ commenting system, vanity URLs, and how Google+ all effects content marketing.

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6 Ways to Filter Your RSS Feeds - ReadWriteWeb

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Ways to Filter Your RSS Feeds. Written by Josh Catone / March 4, 2008 8:06 PM. / 26 Comments. Information overload is a real problem for many web users, and one way to cope with it is to filter your RSS feeds so you only see what you want to see. There are many ways to filter news feeds from your favorite sources, including passively by relying on meme trackers like Techmeme or social news services such as Google Readers shared items. Feed Rinse is a best of class RSS filtering application. Pipes offers an easy way to create filtered RSS feeds. Last100.

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How to Use Content Curation To Grow Your Online Presence

SocialFish

However, Google did not have to create all of this content but rather just curate it for others. Not by starting a search engine, perhaps, but by finding, sorting and providing pertinent information to those who are interested in the topic your company addresses, otherwise known as content curation. So, you know you need more content on your website. Content Strategy

Transmedia Storytelling for Content Creators

Spin Sucks

single story may present some elements through a television series or a motion picture with additional narrative threads explored in other media: Comic books, video games, or a collection of micro-sites, Twitter feeds, and online content. What This Means for Content Creators. Communication Content content marketing heroes jason konopinski storytelling transmedia

Online Tools that Help with PR

Spin Sucks

Feedly. Feedly is a user-friendly place to store your blog and news subscriptions. When they publish something new, you’ll see it in your Feedly page and can read and share from there. always recommend people take the time to comment on articles, where they have expertise. SlideBatch is  the solution for “making web content visual and powerful.” Hootsuite.

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Essential Content Marketing Editorial Calendar Template Every Marketer Can Use

Pamorama

It is vital to plan, manage, and optimize your content marketing initiatives. . The pressure to publish timely, engaging, content has never been higher. Brands Today’s portfolio of content channels  — websites, blogs, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube, Google+, Pinterest, Tumblr, Instagram, SlideShare, Flickr, etc. — is constantly growing.