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Facebook Begins Prefetching to Improve Mobile Site Speed

SocialTimes Facebook

Facebook announced Wednesday that it will begin prefetching, or preloading advertiser sites, in order to boost its mobile performance and ease users’ frustration with slow load times. The social network also revealed in a Facebook for Business post  that website landing page speed will become a factor in deciding which ads to show in order to ensure that mobile users have the best experience, adding that this will occur “over the coming months.”. Today, we’re introducing prefetching—preloading mobile content in the Facebook in-app browser before a link is tapped.

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10 Things That Expose Good Sites to Google Panda

Adam Sherk

Google Panda was designed to go after sites with a high volume of thin or low-quality content (among other things) in an effort to improve the overall strength of the search results. The types of sites vary but most are trusted, authoritative brands with large audiences that have produced quality, popular content for years. Here’s an example of site that was hit by Panda 4.0

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5 Sites to Boost Your Local SEO

Idaconcpts

Local searches allow businesses to get their names noticed by customers in their area, but taking advantage of local searches can be difficult for business owners that are unfamiliar with local sites. If a business wants to rank for competitive search terms in their local market, they can normally benefit from backlinks from sites that boost local rankings. Facebook.

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5 Social Sites That Aren’t Facebook

Waxing UnLyrical

Facebook has been struggling since its IPO in May. Facebook was not initially built to monetize; it was built to go viral. Unlike Google, I am not on Facebook to look for products, hence I’ve never clicked on a Facebook ad. Facebook has never had a fantastic mobile experience and a number of apps have tried to fill this void. Guest post by Kate Endress.

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StumbleUpon Traffic to Magazine and Content Sites Down 27%

Adam Sherk

The news of layoffs at StumbleUpon reminded me that in compiling some year-end social media referral data I’d noticed that a number of sites had experienced declines in StumbleUpon traffic. The examined sites can be roughly divided into five main categories: food, home, fashion & beauty, health, entertainment and news & tech. What Types of Sites Get the Most Links?

Bookmark! Check your permissions on social sites

SocialFish

And thank you to the awesome Avi Charkham who took it upon himself to figure out direct links to all the permissions settings pages (some of which are buried deep – Facebook I’m talking to you) for these sites. Go here:   MY PERMISSIONS. Start cleaning. Implementation

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White House Creates Crowdsourcing Site

Spin Sucks

This week, on Inside PR , Joe Thornley , Martin Waxman , and I talk about We the People , a new crowdsourcing site from the U.S. Yes, you read that correctly. A new crowdsourcing site from the U.S. You share your petition on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, your blog, etc., Sites such as  Starbucks and HP use for ideas and innovation from their customers.

29% of the Top 500 Google+ Pages are News and Content Sites

Adam Sherk

Today I thought I’d check to see just how many news and content sites are among the top 500 pages on Google+. For the purposes of this exercise I counted traditional news organizations, lifestyle publications, Web-only news and content sites and broadcast channels/programs with a companion site. The Most Followed News and Content Sites on Google+. Top 50: 22% (11).

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As Twitter Locks Out Developers, a New Site Welcomes Them

Spin Sucks

Maybe it’s a phone call for some or a Facebook update for others. It won’t come to a surprise to many of you that I  love Twitter. It was the first social network I used to really engage and connect with people and it’ll always be my first love. In the early days, I created a group of friends who we still refer to ourselves as the posse. As they should. IFTTT. So What?

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Google+ Engagement for News Sites: Top Performers and One-Year Growth Rates

Adam Sherk

Which news sites get the most engagement on their Google+ pages? As with my previous comparison, I used All my + to pull data on +1′s, shares and comments for every post on the official Google+ pages of a selection of news sites. But there is plenty of opportunity for news sites to increase their Google+ activity and improve engagement. Google+ Page +1's. Per Post Shares.

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Which Social Media Sites Are The Riskiest?

Small Business Mavericks

According to one survey , Facebook is the riskiest social media site for businesses online. 43% of businesses found video sharing sites to be slightly risky. Company and third-party blogs are considered less risky than Twitter or Facebook, which indicates that businesses are warming up to blogging. LinkedIn is considered slightly risky by 43% of businesses and not risky by 35%, making it more trusted than Facebook, Twitter, video sharing sites, or blogs. Social Media facebook Foursquare google Twitter YouTubeIt’s not really surprising.

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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.

How To Engage On Sites Using Facebook’s New Commenting Plugin

Dave Fleet

Facebook recently introduced a new version of its Facebook Comment Box Plugin , allowing website owners to integrate their commenting functionality with their Facebook presence. We’ve already looked at the pros and cons of the Facebook commenting plugin for businesses considering implementing the plugin on their sites. Pros : Works within Facebook’s rules.

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?

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!

Will Facebook Collections Kill Pinterest?

Spin Sucks

And it’s on the site where a billion of us spend time at least once a week, if not once a day. 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.

You Can Join The Social Media Site That Pays, It Is Called TSU

Social Media Network Marketing

A New Social Media Site has come into existence. You Can Join The Social Media Site That Pays It Is Called TSU. Well we know that practically every month various Social Media Sites come up and an equal number seem to close down. However this site is still going well due to its claim that it pays people who Post Content. It looks very much like Facebook. On Tsu.co

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How to Start Your Facebook Business Page: A Complete Guide

Sprout Social

With more than 50 million businesses on Facebook, the social network has become one of the staple channels to further market your brand. Even though so many brands have a strong presence on Facebook, several more are trying to get started off on the right foot. To be successful on the social network, it all starts with your Facebook Business page. Plan Your Facebook Content.

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3 Super Quick Facebook Tips to Increase Fans

yMarketingMatters

Here are three easy tips to organically increase your Facebook Fan base and engagement: 1. Link Your Facebook Business Page from Your Personal Facebook Profile . When people visit your personal page, they land on your Timeline, which looks like this: Make sure you have a link to your Facebook Business Page so people can Like your Page. Click on your Page to select it.

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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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A Facebook Test: The Wheel and Spoke Model Still Works Best

Spin Sucks

This year, Facebook has done quite a bit to reward publishers for keeping fans on their pages versus sending them offsite to a news site or blog. They first said they wanted people to hang out longer so, if you could get them to stay on your Facebook page, you would be rewarded with more organic reach. Facebook Reach is Up; Engagement is Down. By Gini Dietrich. Sort of.

SEO Mega-Checklist: 75 steps to increased visibility for your site (infographic)

Socialmedia.biz

To help address this issue, we’ve put together a checklist of 75+ actionable On-page & Off-page SEO strategies  that, if incorporated correctly, can improve your site’s ranking in the search engine results. sitemap not only speeds up search engine indexing, but it also informs Google quickly about any changes on your site. Place Your Site’s Content Above The Fold.

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. HubSpot.

Beyond Facebook Insights: Useful Facebook Analytics Tools

Adam Sherk

What are the best third-party tools for advanced Facebook analytics? It is fair to say that Facebook is getting better at providing this data itself; the latest version of Facebook Insights offers a wider range of data than ever before. In this post I’m purposely leaving out comprehensive suites like Radian6 or Lithium and focusing on solutions that are specifically (or at least mostly) geared towards Facebook analytics. I’ve also left out the feature and pricing information as this frequently changes. Which News Sites Have the Most Valuable Facebook Pages?

Social Media - A Site That Tells Your Age In Your Photo!

Social Media Network Marketing

Microsoft engineers Corom Thompson and Santosh Balasubramanian developed the site to test out the company's new face-detection API. More than 35,000 tried it just in the first few days to see if the site could guess their age and gender. Join Me On TSU - The Social Media Site! Add Your Site For FREE! Here is a website that tells you your age. PervaraKapadia 2. Over 3.5

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Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram Demographics

Pamorama

67% of online adults use social networking sites. But who exactly are the people who use Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram? Branding Demographics Facebook Instagram Marketing Pinterest Social Media Social Networking TwitterSome very useful social media demographics are outlined in a recent report by the Pew Research Center’s Internet and American Life Project.

Why You Should Unfriend Facebook Friends

Ari Herzog

The average Facebook user in the United States has 229 friends, initiating 3 friend requests every month and accepting 4. Who’s not friends with their entire high school graduating class? I was the first on the site and everyone else followed; and when our physical reunions were scheduled, we already knew everything about each other. Media Productivity FacebookBut why?

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. Because Facebook is the world’s largest network, it is productively beneficial to spend most of my time there. Strategy Facebook LinkedIn TwitterThat is the order of my priorities in 2013.

LinkedIn is the Login of Choice for B2B sites [infographic]

Mindjumpers

Since its last round-up of social logins in July 2010, the login of choice for B2B sites has grown rapidly. During the last year, it has been the great platform Facebook that has held the dominant position as the third-party login of choice in all realms – but one, namely news sites. The Development in Facebook Mobile [infographic]. great increase for LinkedIn.

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Social Media Growth: 65% of Adults Online Now Use Sites [Infographic]

Pamorama

A new report from the Pew Internet & American Life Project on social media reveals that nearly two-thirds of adults on the Internet say they use social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn, up slightly from a year ago. use social-networking sites. Among online adults: 83% of 18-29 year-olds. 70% of 30-49 year-olds. 51% of 50-64 year-olds, and.

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Facebook Just Told Us How to Do Facebook Marketing

Convince & Convert

First, the Reachpocalypse , where Facebook massively reduced organic reach of business pages. And now, the Promocalypse where Facebook has decreed that as of January, 2015 overly promotional posts from business pages will be treated like a North Korean political opponent. What Facebook Says You Shouldn’t Do in Your Facebook Marketing. So updates about your friends.

Facebook Metrics Update

Janet Fouts

Some important changes are taking place on Facebook around the way the site measures how popular and therefore worthy of being seen by your fans your posts are. We’ve been saying for years that the quality of the content your produce is more important than quantity, and it seems Facebook agrees. Facebook Facebook Pages Affinity, Weight and Time decay.

Teens Prefer Tumblr Over Facebook

The Realtime Report

Tumblr is more popular than Facebook among young social media users, according to a recent survey by Posterous co-founder Garry Tan. Out of an impressive field of social sites – including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat – Tumblr was the favorite social network for the two age groups surveyed, ages 13-18 (teens) and 19-25 (young adults).

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5 Steps to Finding the Best Rating-and-Review Sites for Your Business

Convince & Convert

Managing the rating-and-review sites that are driving (or not driving) sales for your business can help you get business more reliably. Even better, there are a few tried-and-true strategies for finding and evaluating these sites. How to Find the Top Rating-and-Review Sites. Pay special attention to the ratings-and-reviews sites in the top 10, as well as the ones that aren’t.

Non-Facebook Users to Start Seeing Audience Network-Powered Ads

SocialTimes Facebook

“Over the coming months,” you won’t have to be a Facebook user to see ads powered by the social network. Facebook announced in a Facebook for Business post  that it is extending the reach of its Facebook Audience Network  mobile advertising network to non-Facebook users via data it gathers from third-party sites and applications that use the social network’s technology.

Luxury Auto Brand Aston Martin Uses Social Media Campaign to Double Site Traffic

The Realtime Report

Designed to market the new Vanquish model, the campaign used Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and the Aston Martin website to achieve impressive results, with the brand seeing the highest traffic ever on its website during the first three days of the campaign. The brand gained more than 4,000 new ‘likes’ for its Facebook page on the first day of the Vanquish campaign.

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? This means ads in your timeline and ads in the right-rail of the site.

Facebook Announces New, Improved Share and Save Options, Social Plugins

SocialTimes Facebook

Sharing is caring, and Facebook Tuesday introduced several improved ways for developers of applications and websites to enable their users to share (and save) to the social network. Share to Facebook will give people more options to share any link on the web with their friends to Facebook, groups and Messenger. ShareToFacebookChromeExtension from SocialTimes on Vimeo.

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Facebook Is Becoming Walmart

Spin Sucks

Which is why, when Facebook announced Places , I rolled my eyes. Facebook comments plugin was introduced a few weeks ago and now Facebook Deals is here. Facebook is becoming the Walmart of social media and it’s eroding the experience. What will happen when Facebook continues to try and be everything to everyone? love Facebook.

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.