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

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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.

Branded Content: 6 Things To Remember before Publishing


Whenever you publish content it should be relevant for both your audience and your own business perspectives. Always Always ask yourself if this specific piece of content is relevant enough to publish. It doesn’t need to address your entire customer database or Facebook fans at once. You are hopefully already publishing a lot of content in different formats.

Why Publishers Need to Walk Away From Facebook

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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.

6 Social Tools to Use Immediately After You Hit “Publish”


published it. In fact, publishing your article is just the first step. have shared some of the most essential steps to take right after you publish an article which include: Email those who helped you write it (If you were using any expert quotes). Share on Facebook, Google Plus and Linkedin making you tagged every person or company you mentioned in the article. Right?

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!

6 Rules of Thumb for Successful Brand Publishing

Waxing UnLyrical

The Internet has made brand publishing ubiquitous. In the words of Mark Ragan , CEO of Ragan Communications, “If we tell our stories the right way, we have the ability to become legitimate publishers in our own right.”. And in today’s hyper connected world, everyone’s a publisher. So what could possibly go wrong with brand publishing? But how do they do this effectively?

Facebook Debuts 360 Photos

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The 360-degree photos  promised by Facebook’s Oculus VR virtual reality subsidiary last month  have officially arrived. Huang also directed users looking for further information to the Facebook 360 site , the Facebook 360 Community group  and the Help Center. Just take a panorama or use a 360 camera app, then post it to Facebook and we’ll take care of the rest.

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. By Stephen Waddington. Anewstip.  Canva. 

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The Characteristics of A Community Manager


The Community Managers (CM). What kind of creatures are they and how can your brand benefit from having a CM on-board? I’ll try to give you an introduction to the benefits of having a CM – and what you should look for in a Community Manager. The corner stones of community management. Getting a community involved and engaged needs a lot of planning. Stay positive.

Building Your Online Community

Spin Sucks

A few days ago, I recorded a podcast with Srinivas Rao for BlogCastFM (yet to be published). One of the questions he asked me is what new bloggers can do to find and attract readers and build community. And, without asking people to revisit the blog, it encouraged them to do so because they began to feel like they knew me…on the blog, on Twitter, on Facebook, and via email.

Putting the “We” in Community

Waxing UnLyrical

In the social space, there’s a lot of talk about “community.” We ” We hear it all the time and, rightly so; because community is just that important. Like Rome, however, a community can’t be built in a day. But community is a funny thing; you’re either all in, or you’re out. Putting “we” in community.

12 Social Media Tools for Scheduling and Publishing Updates Compared


In this post, I wanted to share my findings for others who are also in the process of choosing a social media publishing tool for their business. The following are the social media tools for scheduling and publishing updates that I chose to research. They do have features that allow you to automate publishing updates to specified social media networks. AgoraPulse. Buffer.

How Instagram Makes Communities Better

Spin Sucks

Jarvis writes: Please, the publisher beseeched him, how can my publication start a community like yours? We should own a community, shouldn’t we? You don’t start communities, he said. Communities already exist. Instagram is thriving because their service makes existing communities better. Facebook. Community. WWGD, Pg. Email. Flickr. Tumblr.

Content Marketing: Without Community, It’s Only Half the Equation

Waxing UnLyrical

Then you started distributing said content through Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest… maybe other platforms as well. You may have created great content, and you may have a good distribution plan, but shares and engagement are unlikely to come unless you have also focused on community building. Content Marketing Public Relations automation community building content marketing

Tips on Measuring Community [April #measurePR Recap]

Waxing UnLyrical

At the heart of social PR lies community. So that’s what we focused on for the April #measurePR Twitter chat; how to measure community, how to tell when community-building initiatives are working (and when they’re not), and how community-focused metrics might change over time. Experts in measuring community. Now, especially if you work in the PR field, you may be familiar with #soloPR (and the excellent Twitter chats); you may not be as familiar with , but it’s a really excellent online community software platform. measurepr.

How to Actively Use Facebook Post Insights to Improve Your Community Management


Facebook Insights is a treasure box of information for community managers who want to see the effect of their brands’ wall posts, and optimize on future content. In this blog post I will look into the post level data that community managers can export to Excel sheets via Facebook Insights. Another very important factor is the date and time of publishing. Tweet.

Two Key Questions for Every Community Manager


Online Community Management is a profession that has seen a huge boom and evolved over these last couple of years. For Community Managers, this has happened fast; we’re still trying to develop key concepts that will help current and future Community Managers do the job. The Community Manager is the voice of the organization. Are your goals at odds with the community’s?

Community Un-Managing: Cheat Sheet for Community Managers and Tips for Companies


I recently left my position managing social media and online community for a large professional association. In the process of disconnecting myself from the organization’s various social media accounts, it occurred to me that I haven’t seen a lot–or anything–written about how to leave a community management position. Facebook. They should. Linkedin.

Facebook Video and Facebook Live: The Future for Marketers

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Believe it or not, Facebook is the answer for marketers. Creating an effective Facebook strategy needs to be an essential focus, and with influencer marketing  now becoming a staple, huge opportunities exist for brands that invest at the intersection of these two complementary approaches. So what is Facebook video anyway? And what about Facebook Live?

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Editorial Planning for Facebook Marketing


But still, many companies have a hard time to know what content they should share with their community on social media platforms such as Facebook. “Do not push information, create dialogue” is a common recommendation, but this may be easier said than done. Define your community. To define the identity of your community, consider some of the following elements. Tweet.

12 Secret Facebook Features Every Marketer Should Use


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.

Open Community Case Study – GoPlow


Community: GoPlow. GoPlow is the Snow & Ice Management Association ‘s (SIMA) online community. Brian believed they couldn’t do that until they had a open community website generating solid content. GoPlow is not only the center of their online community-building efforts, but an already profitable revenue center too. Check them out: GoPlow Community.

Facebook Rewards Longer Content: Here’s What We Found

Spin Sucks

About a month ago, Corina Manea wrote here about the hubbub surrounding marketers leaving Facebook. Her post, titled  Are You Sure You Want to Leave Facebook? , was in response to a conversation we’d been having on Slack  about how to achieve better reach and engagement organically. Both articles talk about how Facebook now rewards you when people stay on your page longer.

The Many Roles of an Internal Community Manager

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When someone in the communications industry refers to a “ community manager ,&# they are usually referring to someone that can manage the online relationships for a particular brand, using tools like Facebook, Twitter, and blogs. software , vendors and clients alike have come to realize that these communities don’t just magically appear. Good luck! It’s you.

16 Random Facts My Community Taught Me

Waxing UnLyrical

The other day, I asked this on Facebook: Boy, do my peeps know a lot of random facts! There’s a ton more over on my Facebook Page, if you want to go have a look-see. Founder and publisher of Waxing UnLyrical, Shonali Burke is President & CEO of Shonali Burke Consulting, Inc. Twitter Facebook Google+ LinkedIn 16 Random Facts My Community Taught Me.

Facebook LinkedIn Twitter in 2013

Ari Herzog

Of the three largest social networking sites in the United States, I plan to use Facebook the most, LinkedIn the second-most, and Twitter the least. Facebook in 2013. 1. As I seek out more teaching , community management, and consulting opportunities, LinkedIn is where I will share my thought leadership and build relationships with colleagues and peers. LinkedIn in 2013.

Social Media Community Manager's Management

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Sections To Read Home Main Page Community - Social Media Network Online Who will benefit from this blog? Tuesday, September 7, 2010 Social Media Community Managers Management Monitoring Social Media can be overwhelming. Social Media Facebook Security These days all accounts and sites are concerned about account holders identity, and rightly so. Unported License. What do you do?

Will Facebook Always Be Free? Probably Not For Everyone!

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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

Tips to Managing Both Your Content and Community


Tweet Being a business running an online community as either a blog or a Facebook page, we need to think about two very important things – the content we send out and the community that we’re sending it out to. We can perceive ourselves as online publishers, and being a publisher is a role that has definitely changed along with the emergence of social media platforms.

Four Tools to Help Build Your Social Community

Waxing UnLyrical

All for one and one for all. I’ve found that one of the most important things to do, when trying to build one’s online community, is to participate consistently in your preferred channels. This is a nifty Facebook app that lets you schedule Facebook updates. And if you don’t like 3rd party Facebook apps, then this isn’t for you. Yes and no.

Busting Facebook’s Most Widespread Myth

Convince & Convert

For over a year, rumor has had it on the web that Facebook Page posts reach an average of only 16% of fans. Actually, Facebook itself started this rumor in February of 2012 at the Facebook Marketing Conference in New York. Let’s take a moment to look at the different forms of measuring reach on Facebook pages. The Different Types of Facebook Reach Metrics. reach)!

Monday Roundup: Celebrating Your Community

Waxing UnLyrical

” Talk about a religious celebration that’s gone mainstream… and one that engenders a feeling of community among those who celebrate the day. While our roundup today isn’t (all) about SPD, it is about celebrating your community… which is one of the gifts of an event like SPD – that, even if just for a day, you feel part of a community.

4 Ways To Fix Your Facebook Problem

Convince & Convert

There has been a ton of conversation around Facebook’s declining organic reach for businesses. Continuing the conversation, my brilliant friend and collaborator Robert Rose from Content Marketing Institute wanted to get some thinking about Facebook from a few colleagues, so he asked me what I thought was really going on. Where does Facebook’s growth come from?

Facebook Made The Right Move. Regardless Of What Marketers Think.

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Brands will have to leave Facebook. . For the longest time, Facebook was encouraging brands to build Pages, chase likes and engage with consumers on their platform. Brands could not resist, as the number of Facebook users grew without end. Brands - who could publish, post and reach everyone they were connected to - did so with reckless abandon. It was all about quantity over quality, and the Facebook users were feeling it. Brands never met an impression that they didn't like. A "like" was the perfect vanity metric to push brands to spend more on Facebook.

13 Ways to Use Facebook Events for Your Brand

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The last few years have been tough for Facebook marketers. Despite all of this, we’re here to tell you that Facebook is far from dead. In order to get more out of Facebook, you have to go beyond publishing a handful of posts per day. Now you have to dive into other features like Facebook ads to comply with their algorithm, but what about Facebook events?

Good News for Publishers: Facebook Continues to Reward High Quality Content


Earlier this week Facebook published a FYI update about more updates that they’ve been making (and are about to make) to what will show in users news feeds (thanks to Jen at FBAdslab for the tipoff). The information is particularly relevant to those of us with Facebook pages who are sharing links in the hope of driving traffic back to our blogs. Social Media

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15 Things Smart, Social Savvy Business Marketers Never do on Facebook

Pam Moore

It’s no surprise that Facebook is still one of the hottest social networks around. Check out these statistics published by Facebook as of March, 2016. Facebook is no different. Facebook presents tremendous opportunity to nurture relationships, establish and grow community, increase brand awareness and even your business bottom line. Post spam. Ha ha.

Paywall for and Online Community Social Media

Laurel Papworth

e.g. my partner Gary Hayes being published in Wired and The Guardian. The FutureOfMedia Discussion site The New Fourth Estate is Social Media The Function of News in Community Commercialization of Human Stories De-Commercialization of Human Stories Problem Journalism vs Solution Journalism Product vs Process Journalism What is a Newspaper’s Product Anyway? Facebook reaches 1.1

Top Magazines on Google+ Have Larger Fan Base But Less Engagement Than On Facebook

The Realtime Report

The buzz about  Google Plus  was grim as 2012 began: “ a virtual ghost town compared to Facebook ” was how the platform was described in February, as the rapid user growth following its June 2011 launch leveled off — and data revealed that those who signed up were doing little after that. Community Size: Impressive.  By November 2011, comScore reported that 15.2 million U.S.

Where does content fit in Facebook’s new marketing model?

Dave Fleet

While marketers everywhere seem to be focused on Facebook Timelines for brands, the latest changes to Facebook’s advertising model represent just as significant a change for brands – if not even more so. marketer’s journey on Facebook: from engagement to advertising. Facebook has a saying that, “this journey is 1% finished.” How so, you ask?