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Facebook Eyes Clickbait-Free News Feed

SocialTimes Facebook

Facebook hopes to catch clickbait  in the algorithm net it is using to clean up its News Feed. Research scientist Alex Peysakhovich and user experience researcher Kristin Hendrix detailed the latest change to the social network’s News Feed algorithm in a Newsroom post , saying that the tweak was a response to feedback from users. They described the update to Facebook’s News Feed algorithm as follows: We’ve heard from people that they specifically want to see fewer stories with clickbait headlines or link titles. Image courtesy of Shutterstock.

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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. He wrote: Our top priority is keeping you connected to the people, places and things you want to be connected to—starting with the people you are friends with on Facebook. We don’t favor specific kinds of sources—or ideas.

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. While this is something that its sister company, Facebook, has done for a while, it didn’t stop people from freaking out. What an Algorithmic Instagram Feed Means for Marketers. Marketers need to up their game now. Gamers.

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Facebook News Feed Algorithm Changes: 5 Must-Reads

Firebelly

This week, Facebook announced more changes to its news feed algorithm. Facebook News Feed Algorithm Changes…Again. Facebook issued news feed algorithm changes again and community managers everywhere are fighting the urge to melt their faces off. Facebook Announces More Links In The News Feed. Blog Facebook Social Media

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Riff App: Build Community and Have Fun

Spin Sucks

One person names a video (based on a theme, brand, idea,) and then it gets passed around your Facebook friend network (and then their networks, and their networks,) with people adding their “riff” as it goes. Digging into your customer stories, employee stories, community stories. Once you publish it, any of your Facebook friends can contribute. Thanks Mom!

22 PR Tools From the #PRstack Community

Spin Sucks

In the past 12 months, the #PRstack community has  created an app that has characterized more than 250 third-party tools. It has published 48 how-to guides written by more than 35 community members covering different areas of the public relations workflow. lively community has developed and grown on  Facebook  and  Twitter. The 22 PR Tools From the #PRstack Community.

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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. Similar Posts: Facebook Updates News Feed.

Facebook Creative Hub Opens Its Doors

SocialTimes Facebook

The Facebook Creative Hub  that the social network announced at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity  in June is now available to “the entire global advertising and marketing community.”. Facebook said in a Facebook for Business post  that it has been testing Facebook Creative Hub with more than 30 agencies since announcing it at Cannes Lions.

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. This is great news for companies, as it goes to show that their efforts on Facebook are not wasted! Tweet.

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Building Community with MarketMeSuite

Spin Sucks

spent some time getting to know some of the features and experimenting with it for Spin Sucks Pro as a tool to help build community. Like Hootsuite and Tweetdeck , it allows you to manage all of your social media accounts from Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn. If we break it down in terms of building community, it would look something like this: Listen. That’s right!

Industry Buzz: 4 reasons why rasa.io is the up and coming community platform

SocialFish

For many associations, engagement happens exclusively online, and getting an online community to an effective place is a long-term, detailed task. Here at SocialFish, we’re strong advocates of the Open Garden concept and online communities, so we’re always eager to test out new platforms. Users can grow alongside their customized feed. It truly maximizes our content.

What Does Facebook’s Latest Algorithm Change Mean for Publishers?

SocialTimes Facebook

Facebook’s position as the world’s biggest social hub seems to be a delicate balance, and it’s constantly pivoting to satisfy both users and customers. Case in point: despite a drive toward biasing news content , Facebook users may not care all that much about news, showing a preference instead for updates from family and friends. According to an official post from Facebook , the goal is always to build a better news feed, and the primary strategy used to achieve this will be to surface more posts from friends and family.

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. The Facebook algorithm is called EdgeRank. 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. My Business Page is on Facebook at: [link] Do join me

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Online Communities: What Consumers Want, What Brands Don’t Deliver

Firebelly

If you need to open a new tab and check Facebook or Twitter, go ahead. There’s probably at least one brand above the fold in your news feed right now. The top post by a page in my news feed right now is for The Vogue, a theater in Indianapolis that happens to be a mere 500 feet or so from where I’m sitting. Not every community and following is the same.

A Complete Guide to Facebook’s Q3 2016 Financial Results, Earnings Call

SocialTimes Facebook

Beat the Street, indeed: Facebook’s third-quarter-2016 financial results exceeded Wall Street’s projections across the board, and the social network now boasts 1.79 billion in the prior-year quarter, and Facebook said ad revenue grew by more than 50 percent in all regions of the globe. Facebook reported 1.79 66 percent of Facebook’s MAUs visit the social network every day.

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. Connect: Twitter | Facebook | Email | 978.558.0008.

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Understanding Facebook EdgeRank [Infographics]

Pamorama

Give your posts a higher probability of appearing at the top of users’ News Feeds. The News Feed — in the center column of your home page — is a list of stories from the people and pages you follow on Facebook. News Feed stories include likes, status updates, app activity, photos, videos, and links. Facebook Social Media Social Media Marketing

How to advertise and optimise posts on Facebook

Mindjumpers

Last week Facebook stated that they once again intend to reduce organic reach by making changes to the news feed algorithm. This development, together with the recent statement from Facebook, underlines the importance for content amplification and increases the demand as marketers seek to compensate for the drop in organic reach. Is your company considering content amplification on Facebook? Over Over the last years Facebook has been learning more and more about its users – something companies can benefit from. Relevance. Targeting.

Facebook, Instagram and Users’ ‘Behavior and Emotions’ (Study)

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What are the similarities and differences between how users of Facebook and Instagram feel about both social networks? Facebook IQ  released a new study  in which more than 5,500 users of Facebook and Instagram in six countries—Australia, Brazil, France, Japan, U.K. times more likely to interact with celebrity content on Instagram than on Facebook. and U.S.—were

Facebook Video and Facebook Live: The Future for Marketers

SocialTimes Facebook

Believe it or not, Facebook is the answer for marketers. You heard that right—the once-clogged feed of engagement announcements, photos of babies on vacation and birthday wishes is the next frontier for brands reaching their audience in compelling ways. So what is Facebook video anyway? And what about Facebook Live?

Unlock Facebook’s Secret Blueprint for Successful Facebook Pages

Peg Fitzpatrick

Facebook Page management is one of the most challenging social media tasks due to the complexity of the Facebook algorithm and the amount of competition in the News Feed. In this post, I’m going to examine successful Facebook Pages and see what makes them work so well as well as show you Facebook’s own blueprint. You need to stop thumbs from scrolling.”

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Why Publishers Need to Walk Away From Facebook

SocialTimes Facebook

In late June, Facebook once again announced a News Feed algorithm change —this time to focus more on friends and family content, and less on brands and publishers —a change that’s not all that surprising since Facebook is organized around who you know. This modification, however, is making huge waves in the publishing world, since publishers and content houses have relied on Facebook as an effective way to get in front of consumers. But publishers are not quite in as dire straits as it may appear, even with this seeming abandonment of Facebook. Yikes!

Interview with Community Manager: Ben Bateman from Square Enix

Social Media Citizens

Ben Bateman is community manager from Square Enix. Currently Community Manager for Codemasters, supporting all boxed titles including DiRT 3, Operation Flashpoint Red River, F1 2011, and Bodycount. admire a lot of the community and social media work done by the Xbox team. If you don’t put the effort in then your community will wither and die. Just start talking.

Facebook Launches Questions

Mindjumpers

Tweet Yesterday Facebook has launched Facebook Questions, which allows users and pages to post a Question to friends or a Facebook community. It seems like Facebook is constantly picking up on online trends and launching new products to match user needs. And now Facebook has launched Questions after Quora has been buzzing for a while. How it works.

10 Ways Small Business Can Use Facebook Live Video Streaming

Pam Moore

Facebook Live video streaming enables brands and businesses of all sizes to tap into the power of video marketing and social media. It enables even the smallest of businesses to increase brand awareness, build community, nurture relationships. Smart and savvy marketers know they can even use Facebook Live to conduct customer research as well as increase leads and sales! iTunes.

7 Facebook Marketing Case Studies

Pamorama

Learn some inventive ways to integrate Facebook into your social media marketing strategy. Every day, businesses are inspired to bring creative marketing ideas to life on Facebook in ways that have a real impact on their bottom line. Many have discovered how to leverage their Facebook communities to strengthen brand loyalty and communicate directly with customers.

12 Secret Facebook Features Every Marketer Should Use

Pamorama

Mastering hidden Facebook features will help you get ahead of your competition. Managing an active and successful Facebook page with a thriving community can be a daunting experience.  As your fanbase grows, so does their insatiable appetite for content. To save something you see on Facebook: From your newsfeed:  Click   and select Save. Go to Facebook ads manager.

A Tale of Two Communities Part II – Salesforce.com

SocialFish

This post is the second in a two-part series where guest blogger  Garry Polmateer , former association executive currently working at  NimbleUser helping organizations with Salesforce, looks at two online brands through the lens of the concepts in our book,  Open Community. Salesforce is actively running their communities with fervent involvement.  Read Part 1 here. Productive? 

Cinemagraphs: The “New” Facebook Ad Format is Mesmerizing GIF/Video Hybrids

Mindjumpers

As auto-play videos is now being fully established on Facebook, the social network is looking into ways to increase the quality of the ads displayed in the News Feed. A new ad format called a cinemagraph could be the answer and it is expected to start appearing soon. Similar Posts: How to secure your Facebook Page from being hacked. General Electric. Honda. Burberry.

Facebook Followers: Profiles vs Pages

Ari Herzog

With over 39,000 fans today, Jon Loomer struggled to create a Facebook page. Facebook explains following : “When you follow someone, you see their posts in your news feed. It gives your followers the choice of what they want to see from you, and it gives you the ability to have an outlet for everything you want to share on Facebook, personal and professional.”

Social Media Community Management: An Interview with Kathryn Peck of EA SPORTS

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Her community outreach on behalf of Electronic Arts was amazing and her engagement with customers gives all of us lessons to live by. knew that as a community manager myself, I had to ask her about her own experiences with social media within a company that seemed to have been an early adopter of sorts in the social media community management realm. We embrace them all. 4.

A Complete Guide to Facebook’s Q2 2016 Earnings Call

SocialTimes Facebook

Facebook reported strong second-quarter-2016 financial results Wednesday, with revenue up 59 percent year-over year and net income soaring 186 percent compared with the second quarter of 2015. Facebook reported net income of $2.055 billion, or $0.71 per share, up 186 percent from $719 million ($0.25) in the second quarter of 2015. Facebook reported an average of 1.13 News Feed.

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10 Ways Strengthen Your Twitter Community with Commun.it

Kikolani

Today, I’m going to look at one that can help you find new people to connect with, identify the most valuable people in your community, cut through the noise, and strengthen relationships with those who are most important to your business or blog. account, the first thing you will see is your Prioritized Feed of top engagements. Check out the top tweets in your community.

How to Cut Costs with Your Own Support Community

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

While most brands look to make a name for themselves on Facebook and Twitter, other businesses take a more introspective approach. Maintaining traditional channels like phone, email and live chat support are a must—but a solid support community can cut that burden drastically, saving you time and money. But good communities are more than support channels. It’s Worked Before.

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Find Your Online Tribe: Building an Instagram Community on a Low Budget

Sprout Social

Building up a loyal community is an important aspect of any marketing strategy. On Instagram you have an unique opportunity to create a community that can extend beyond your brick-and-mortar store. The most important part of building an Instagram community is to talk with your community, not at your community. Interact with your community. Create content.

Will Facebook Always Be Free? Probably Not For Everyone!

SocMed Sean

One of the more interesting ones that I uncovered was in the Facebook Terms of Use. In fact, Facebook has done a pretty good job of reassuring users that they will continue to be free by posting it on their blog and by posting it clearly on their login page. Will Facebook always be free for everyone? Facebook Featured Social Media facebook social media social networking

Interview with Community Manager: Helen Lynch from Yell.com

Social Media Citizens

Helen Lynch is a community manager at Yell.com, UK’s leading local search engine. You can follow Helen on Linkedin or Twitter. G: How did you build your experience as community manager? H: I started out in forums and IRC chat rooms, first as a user then as a volunteer mod and eventually moving into the role professionally. where I sometimes get to play with gadgets/toys and pretend it’s work! G: What are you top resources for community management? H: The emint mailserv, mentioned above. And what you mean by community – no two CM roles are exactly the same.

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

SocialTimes Facebook

Facebook announced the launch of Messenger Platform  v1.2, 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.”. People can use their payment information already stored on Messenger and Facebook to check out faster in Messenger threads.

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Optimize Your Posts on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and More

Pamorama

There are many tricks of the trade, such as including a shortened URL in your LinkedIn posts, using mobile-friendly images on Facebook, and applying the rule of thirds on Instagram. Optimize your Facebook posts. Provide a link: If you include a link, use a URL shortener such as Bit.ly so you can track how many people are clicking through from Facebook. Shorten URLs: Bit.ly

Did Facebook Screw Up?

Small Business Mavericks

Last week, I discussed Facebook’s new Page layout features , which I think are generally a good thing. Just read the comments on Facebook’s own page. One of the biggest bones of contention seems to be Facebook’s relevance algorithm. They’d rather that Facebook kept the chronological order for comments. That’s a good question, Facebook.