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Facebook Updates News Feed Algorithm

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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.

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Facebook Displaying Vertical Videos in Mobile News Feed

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Facebook has begun displaying vertical videos in News Feed  in its flagship mobile application. Tim Peterson of Marketing Land  reported on the update, and a spokesperson for the social network told him via email that its tests found that users watched vertical videos for longer time periods and with audio when they were presented vertically in News Feed, adding: We know that people enjoy more immersive experiences on Facebook, so we’re starting to display a larger portion of each vertical video in News Feed on mobile.

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Facebook Eyes Clickbait-Free News Feed

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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 Testing Ability for Users to Post to News Feed But Not Timeline

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Facebook is testing a way to allow users to post to News Feed  without those posts ever appearing in their Timelines. Matt Elliott of CNET  shared the screenshot below, in which a “Hide From Your Timeline” option appeared in his status update composer, and a popup read: Create Posts Just for News Feed: Now you can create posts that only show up in News Feed and search results.

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Facebook News Feed: Friends and Family First, Core Values

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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.

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Facebook’s Big News Feed Announcement That Benefits Brands


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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Facebook to Change News Feed to Focus on Friends and Family: Here’s Everything You Need to Know

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The goal of Facebook’s News Feed is to show people the stories that are most relevant to them. Now, Facebook has announced one of their most significant News Feed shuffles. On Wednesday , Facebook shared that the News Feed algorithm is going to shift so that it will more favorably promote content posted by the friends and family of users. Over to you.

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

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


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. This way Facebook figures users will see more relevant updates, even if some are older. Last Actor.

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3 Ways to Fight Facebook’s Algorithm and Customize Your Feed

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My wife asked me today if something had changed at Facebook. Some in the social media cognoscenti will tell you it’s because the masses are tiring of Facebook. Click to read more » facebook The Social Habit edgerank news feed social media statisticsImage from like that stuff, because I can easily keep up to speed with them. Have you?

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Workplace (Formerly Facebook at Work) Officially Launches Worldwide

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Facebook announced the global availability of Workplace–long-awaited, long-tested and formerly known as Facebook at Work –at an event in London  Monday. Reports about Facebook at Work began surfacing as early as November 2014 ( here  and here ), and the social network officially announced in January 2015  that it was testing the product with pilot companies. Norway.

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.

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. FACEBOOK PAGE WALL TO IGOOGLE RSS READER. went to and wanted to pull the RSS feed into my social media monitoring dashboard. In this case iGoogle. Go to Find “page.php?id=&#.

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Facebook Testing Ads in Groups

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Facebook confirmed to Josh Constine  of TechCrunch  that it is testing the inclusion of ads in groups. The social network issued the following statement to Constine: We have started to test delivering ads to people in Facebook groups and will be evaluating the response before determining how we will move forward. According to Constine, and confirmed by Facebook, the test is occurring via mobile and desktop in Australia, Canada, Ireland and New Zealand, with users who are included seeing notices reading, “We’re testing ads in groups.”.

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Ultimately, we will get the Facebook that we deserve. .And, Not on Facebook , but in the physical form? Meaning: super fun and smart in person, but when it comes to Facebook, there's a real underbelly to them. It's the kind of stuff that lets the ugly side of opinions (which they see as news) seep into the feed and, to a certain degree, you see sides of people that you had never known (no matter how long you have known them). Facebook is making Facebook more personal. The other day, Facebook announced changes to the news feed. facebook.

Wonder How Will Your Post Get On Top Of Facebook News Feed ?? - Social Media

Social Media Network Marketing

Do you wonder how will your Post get on top of News Feed? News Feed is already a competitive place – as more People, Businesses and Pages are posting content, the competition to appear in News Feed has increased. My Business Page is on Facebook at: [link] Do join me Simply put: All of this means that Pages that post promotional creative should expect their organic distribution to fall significantly over time.

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Audio 360: Facebook Brings Spatial Audio to 360-Degree Videos

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Facebook is bringing 360-degree audio to its 360-degree videos. Oculus VR  product manager Abesh Thakur and Facebook technical lead Varun Nair announced the launch of Audio 360 in a blog post , describing it as “a suite of tools including the Spatial Workstation which enable creators to publish 360 videos with spatial audio  on News Feed.” Fuerza Imprevista.

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News Feed Optimization (NFO) is the new SEO!

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One of the big mistakes I often see with companies when they are setting up a Page on Facebook is they spend more time planning “the wedding than they do the marriage” as I like to say. Only.2% of Fans ever return to a Fan page and in some cases it’s more like.02% (hat tip to BrandGlue ) So people on Facebook who “like” your Fan page basically never go back to it.

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HOW TO: Find Facebook RSS Feeds & Add Facebook Notifications to Hootsuite

Laurel Papworth

How to pull in Facebook Notifications into Hootsuite from Facebook Profiles and Pages using RSS feeds. How to Add Facebook Notifications to Hootsuite and use Facebook RSS feed. 1. To Get Facebook Notification RSS feed. To find your Profile RSS feed, go to  > Facebook > Inbox > Notifications. Other Facebook RSS Feeds.

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


By now, you’ve probably read your fair share of “What I Hate About the New Facebook Updates” to the point that you’re pretty comfortable with the fact that you hate the changes. 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.

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What Facebook’s News Feed Algorithm Means To Your Reach


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.

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A PR Pro’s Guide to Facebook News and New Features

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The big Facebook F8 Conference was last week and there was lots of news out of it, namely video, instant articles, and a massive change to the news feed. The post A PR Pro’s Guide to Facebook News and New Features appeared first on Spin Sucks. Related Stories A Facebook Test: The Wheel and Spoke Model Still Works Best You Are Now Allowed to Use Facebook at Work Are You Sure You Want to Leave Facebook? Here is the PR pro's guide to it all. Comments Yep. Totally, totally agree with you. We're also going to test. by Gini Dietrich Really?

How to Replace Your RSS Feed Automatically With Facebook's Like Button

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just showed how I'm doing this with Facebook's Frictionless Sharing on this blog (just click through to the blog, and click the link over on the right to start adding these posts. Technology rss is not dead blog social facebook rss Facebook rss is dead Blogging subscription rss

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4 Mistakes Marketers Make With Mobile Facebook Ads

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Nowhere is this shift to mobile more noticeable than with Facebook. Facebook is truly a mobile-first platform , with more than 1 billion mobile daily active users. What’s more, 56 percent of Facebook users access the network exclusively on mobile. With numbers that overwhelming, It’s no wonder that 84 percent of Facebook ad revenue is now mobile. So if you are looking to drive conversions and customers from Facebook advertising, it’s clear that you must think mobile-first. Facebook and social media advertising will drive more than 12 billion calls  to U.S.

Ten Social Media Truths About Chatbots

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Facebook recently announced that chatbots will be incorporated into Messenger. Social Media Tools ai aol artificial intelligence Assist chat apps chatbot chatbots ChatFuel CNN is working with Facebook context collapse on Facebook conversational UI conversational user interface decline in intimacy on social networks facebook Facebook’s news feeds.

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


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. About 6 months ago when Instagram rolled out ads globally , it was almost certain that the social network would follow the path of its parent company, Facebook, and you can't expect to have free lunch for ever.

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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.

How to Improve Your News Feed Ranking on Facebook


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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Visits to Facebook Canvas Ads Average 31 Seconds

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Facebook introduced its Canvas  full-screen immersive advertising product for iOS and Android phones in February, and the social network provided a progress report Thursday. And Canvas uses the same technology that makes photos and videos load quickly on Facebook, so it loads as much as 10 times faster than the standard mobile web. Brazil, Mexico, Italy, the U.K., Videos

Facebook’s Birthday Gift to Users: 45-Second Videos

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Facebook plans to begin sending its users birthday  wishes in the form of 45-second videos featuring recaps of their friends’ birthday greeting posts. The birthday videos function like the Friends Day  videos Facebook introduced in February in celebration of its own birthday (No. 12): Users will see a prompt atop their News Feeds  on their birthdays, after which they can preview the videos before they go live and add or remove specific posts. Readers: What do you think of Facebook’s new birthday videos?

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Facebook Ads vs. Google AdWords: Which Is Better for Your Business?

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Facebook’s numerous changes to its algorithm  have many marketers scratching their heads. Facebook’s stated goal is to please users by showing them what they most want to see. In a June Newsroom post , engineer Lars Backstrom  made it pretty clear that Facebook is aware the changes will disrupt businesses. Do Facebook’s changes make Google AdWords  a more viable advertising spend? Facebook wins this one. Few people are on Facebook searching for products, so this point goes to Google. Engagement: Facebook wins this point nearly hands-down.

Taking Control of Your Facebook News Feed


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.

Google+ Isn’t Dying. Facebook Isn’t Dying. The News Feed is Dying.

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Facebook as you know it will be gone. We’re actually almost already there with things like Google Now, Safari notifications, the lock screens on your phones, Facebook Home, and more. The truth is, the concept of “a news feed” or destination site like or will soon no longer be necessary. Neither is Facebook. Mark my words.

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Media Companies’ Reach Per Facebook Post Plummeting in 2016 (Study)

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Facebook has introduced several features and initiatives aimed at boosting the presence of media companies  on the social network, so why are those media companies seeing their reach per post nosediving? SocialFlow CEO Jim Anderson  discussed his company’s findings in a video posted to Facebook , embedded below. Media Companies’ Reach on Facebook.

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Facebook Launches Events From Facebook App on iOS

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Facebook announced the release of its new events application,  Events From Facebook. The app allows users to discover upcoming Facebook events and keep track of events they’re already connected to. The app’s home feed allows users to browse events their friends are interested in, view updates from events they’re already connected to and more. The

Facebook Adds Ability for Users to Endorse Candidates, Issues Tab

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Facebook quietly added the ability for users to endorse candidates in the 2016 presidential election , as well as issues tabs on those candidates’ pages. Facebook offered instructions for endorsing candidates in a post on its Help Center : Select the Endorsement tab on the political figure’s Facebook page. Select Endorse. Write something to go along with your post.

Verified Pages (All Pages Soon) Can Schedule Facebook Live Videos via API

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Verified pages  on Facebook will be able to schedule Facebook Live  videos, complete with pre-broadcast lobbies, via the Facebook Live API (application-programming interface). Roybal and Lin said publishers using third-party tools  for Facebook Live will be covered “soon,” as scheduling features will be made available to developers. Copy your stream credentials (e.g.

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Interpreting Facebook Page Insights: Reach vs. Engagement


Facebook is one of the most widely used and most popular social platforms (with an estimated 1.15 Facebook has just rolled out the new Facebook Page Insights to everyone.  It is a great tool because it offers a ton of new metrics to analyze: Likes, reach, engaged users, visits and more. Facebook defines engagement as including all clicks, not only comments, likes and shares.

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 EdgeRank consists of three main variables.

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A Look at How Three Brands Are Driving Social Engagement

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Did you know Facebook is capturing over 90 percent of all social media shares? It's time to dust off your social media strategy and see how you can increase social engagement. Here is what Fractl and Buzzsumo research found. The post A Look at How Three Brands Are Driving Social Engagement appeared first on Spin Sucks.