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

SocialTimes Facebook

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

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.

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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. 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’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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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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Facebook Debuts 360 Photos

SocialTimes Facebook

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 Updates News Feed

Mindjumpers

Last week, Facebook announced that they are going to update its News Feed to display more “high quality content” that is relevant for the users. Facebook aims to always match content with users so that we don’t miss out on the content that is important to us. Also, Facebook would like to make sure that the kind of content that is being surfaced and shared is the best quality.

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

Buffer Social

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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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. 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

Convince & Convert

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 BigStockPhoto.com. like that stuff, because I can easily keep up to speed with them. Have you?

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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.

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

Spin Sucks

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?

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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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 Facebook.com/Marketing and wanted to pull the RSS feed into my social media monitoring dashboard. In this case iGoogle. Go to Facebook.com/Marketing. Find “page.php?id=&#.

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News Feed Optimization (NFO) is the new SEO!

Buzz Marketing for Technology

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.

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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Visits to Facebook Canvas Ads Average 31 Seconds

SocialTimes Facebook

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

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

SocialTimes Facebook

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

Kikolani

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

Stay N' Alive

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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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.  Facebook.   Use the News Feed post advertising option.

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Facebook Pages Paid for 31.68% of Total Reach in April (Report)

SocialTimes Facebook

Brands on Facebook are slowly beginning to accept the fact that the social network is a pay-to-play platform. percent of the 5,000 Facebook pages it studied in April  used Facebook advertising, which accounted for 31.68 Other findings by Locowise in its April analysis of Facebook pages included: Likes growth remained steady compared with March, at 0.18 percent).

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. 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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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?

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A Key Change to Facebook’s News Feed Algorithm

The Social Media Incubator

A new change to Facebook may help brands and their engagement levels. Past algorithm changes to Facebook’s News Feed have hurt some brands, particularly smaller brands, by limiting reach and ultimately hurting engagement. However, the newest change to Facebook gives those brands hope. Now, when a Page tags another Page in a post, followers of both pages will see it in their News Feed. Facebook implies the content still needs to be high quality, and something the users will want to see. Post by CEL Public Relations.

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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.

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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. 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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Interpreting Facebook Page Insights: Reach vs. Engagement

yMarketingMatters

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.

Facebook Takes Scissors to Paper App

SocialTimes Facebook

Facebook’s stand-alone Paper  application, which debuted amid much fanfare in February 2014 , will be sent to the recycle bin after July 29. Paper enabled users to see their Facebook content in themed, customizable sections, and the social network said in a Newsroom post  introducing the app: Your Paper is made of stories and themed sections, so you can follow your favorite interests.

21 Fantastic Facebook Marketing Guides

Webbiquity SMM

marketers have a love-hate relationship with Facebook. On one hand, not only is it an easy-to-use, low-cost platform with more than a billion members, but 77% of B2C companies and 43% of B2B vendors have acquired customers from Facebook, and the world’s largest social network drives 20% of all internet page views. What are the best page apps for Facebook today? Hell Yes!

How to Love Facebook Live

SocialTimes Facebook

Brands have jumped on Facebook Live  with a sense of urgency, and for understandable reasons. Facebook is not only the world’s largest social network, it’s also a media monster. Here are some lessons to learn from how brands succeed with Facebook Live. To engage with Facebook Live, you’re going to need to have a tolerance for testing and learning.

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

Stay N' Alive

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 plus.google.com or facebook.com will soon no longer be necessary. Neither is Facebook. Mark my words.

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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

Instagram’s New Algorithm – What You Need to Know

Mindjumpers

Nearly 6 years after its initial release and 400 million users later, Instagram is fast-approaching the ad-supported dominance of Facebook. Last week, it introduced its very own algorithm, following in the footsteps of Twitter and its parent company Facebook. Facebook’s introduction of its algorithm, which was due to extraordinary growth , was a much-needed overhaul of the News Feed.

Facebook Adds Slideshow Feature to iOS App

SocialTimes Facebook

Facebook Monday introduced a feature for users of its flagship iOS application , Slideshow, not to be confused with the ad unit of the same name  that debuted last October. The social network said in an email to SocialTimes that the Slideshow feature originated in its stand-alone Moments  app, and testing in the main Facebook app has been ongoing since December.

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7 Ways to Raise Facebook Engagement [Infographic]

Pamorama

Facebook organic reach for business pages is plummeting. As I noted in a recent post , brands that use Facebook for marketing have seen a sharp drop in organic reach. When Fan Pages launched in 2007, anyone could set up a page for their company and begin acquiring fans so they could post unlimited promotional content to their news feeds. Facebook is not your friend.

Will Facebook Collections Kill Pinterest?

Spin Sucks

Facebook Collections. Facebook is launching what they call “ Collections ,” which allows you to add “want” and “collect” buttons to your images, automatically creating a wish list where you or your friends and family can buy. Facebook Pinterest Social Media beth hayden collections facebook facebook collections pinterest social media today

What NOT To Do On Facebook

Mindjumpers

Tweet Recently, we wrote a blog post on what customers expect when they Like a brand on Facebook with the help of different studies. In the following post, we will take the discussion further by highlighting why  fans do not Like your page on Facebook which will give us a checklist of things NOT to do while operating a page like a brand. Inbound Marketing Is Rising [Infographic].

Using Facebook Hashtags for Your #FacebookMarketing

yMarketingMatters

When Facebook introduced its Twitter-like hashtag (#) feature in June, marketers began to buzz about the potential boosting effects that this new Facebook trend can bring to brands and businesses. Hashtags are gaining momentum on Facebook. Since Facebook hashtags are still in their infancy, setting a trend and getting your name out now is important. workingfromhome?

Will Facebook Messenger Chat Bots Replace Humans?

SocialTimes Facebook

As a natural response to Facebook’s push to get more pages to use Messenger  as a platform, brands are developing chat bots  to handle customer service. According to TechCrunch , as many as 10,000 companies are developing chat bots for Facebook Messenger. Dutch airline KLM  has been an early pioneer in using Facebook Messenger for business. How well is this working?