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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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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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Link Building Tactics for Publishers

Adam Sherk

When it comes to link building publishers have a significant advantage because editorial content, be it hard news or evergreen content, lends itself naturally to linking and sharing. It is one of the many reasons that content marketing has become so popular, as brands in other industries put an emphasis on content development and promotion and essentially become publishers themselves.

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

SocialTimes Facebook

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. There is another struggle here, and that’s the one between Facebook and publishers. Facebook naturally wants to keep all content native, to keep users on the site as long as possible, but they need third-party content to populate feeds. Social networks have the upper hand  when it comes to online publishing now.

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. ” You can learn about all of the changes here. What do you think?

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Take Advantage of Additional Google News Opportunities for Publishers

Adam Sherk

Google News continues to be an important source of traffic for publishers, in particular from the news OneBoxes that are frequently included in regular Web search results. In addition to creating Google News sitemaps (including the image-specific tags), it supports the news_keywords tag and standout tag and it can create an Editors’ Picks RSS feed.

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. Read all about how these will affect your page in these must-reads.

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Force Feed

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like publishers. 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). It's just the many dimensions that shape your Facebook experience when your friends like, follow and regurgitate (or copy) the content that's in their feeds. The other day, Facebook announced changes to the news feed. They also launched a News Feed Values to better explain their positioning. Force feed me. news feed.

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. The News Feed should entertain.

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. As Facebook rolls out these changes to the News Feed, what are you noticing about the way your page and/or content is performing?

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12 Social Media Tools for Scheduling and Publishing Updates Compared

Kikolani

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.

Content Distribution: Eight Ways to Gain New Readers

Spin Sucks

Whatever you call it, get your content out when it is published. If you publish once a week, get it out in email at the same time on the same day every week (you can schedule it, just like you would any other email). RSS Feed. This is why you’ll set up an RSS feed. On the day it is published, we tweet the link four times (three hours apart). told you. Email.

Is Using Facebook Comments Good for Publishers?

Adam Sherk

So I’d rather not put that activity into my Facebook news feed. So is the system good for publishers? So if you publish content that appeals to a wide audience, and if you don’t already have a well-engaged on-site community, the positives outweigh the negatives and Facebook Comments is worth experimenting with. 10 Practical Twitter Tips for Publishers. think it is.

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. The engagement with branded content mostly happens through the news feed and not on pages. Tweet.

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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. When a blog that I subscribe to publishes a new post, it shows up right there on my iGoogle homepage. How to add RSS feeds to iGoogle. Say that three times fast! Enter iGoogle….

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

Kikolani

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. The Best Facebook News Feed Setting. By far, of all things they have done to the news feed, I love this! Tired of people who feed their tweets in as Facebook updates? Good stuff! Review All Tags.

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Content vs. Community: How Online Publishers Can Nurture Both

mashable.com

As a result, publishers and bloggers of all sizes are constantly bleeding site content to social channels in order to encourage crucial engagement and interaction outside of their homepages. As publishers continue to rely on the outside social web to foster their communities, they often witness dire consequences. Publisher Platform (P3). Have an account? Used it? Not yet.

Facebook Debuts 360 Photos

SocialTimes Facebook

Once those tools are rolled out, Huang said users will be able to share panoramic photos taken via iOS devices or Samsung Galaxy phones, or 360-degree photos shot with 360 photo apps or cameras, the same way they would share any other photos and videos, and the 360-degree scrolling capability will be functional in News Feed  for any photos that appear with a compass icon. Woods  for Time.

Turning off the ViperChill RSS Feed: What You HAVE to Tell Your Blog Readers

Viper Chill

list of options includes: Feedly – highlighted as the best alternative to Google Reader by The Verge mostly due to its speed, minimalist style, and the fact that it’s free. To take advantage of the Google Reader downtime they’ve turned off free accounts (which didn’t allow more than 64 feeds) so this may come back in the future. ProBlogger: 94,647.

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New Facebook Open Graph tags for writers and publishers

The Way of the Web

You may be familiar with the Author and Publisher tools which Google+ offer to websites, and now Facebook has added some additional tools for publishers, journalists and writers to boost their content on the social network. The new Open Graph tags were officially revealed yesterday, and are as follows: article:publisher lets a publisher link an article to their own Facebook page.

Traffic Rises 350% Year-Over-Year For Social Publisher BuzzFeed

The Realtime Report

Calling itself “the social news and entertainment company,” BuzzFeed demonstrated last month that whatever the publisher’s formula may be, it’s working. Creating shareable content: different feed options on BuzzFeed’s homepage. recent shift in Facebook’s algorithm has helped drive traffic to major publishers , and BuzzFeed is seeing some serious benefits from the change. What’s behind this record growth? 30 posts received more than 1 million views each. record high traffic/active users on: iOS apps, Android apps, BuzzFeed homepage.

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

SocialTimes Facebook

According to SocialFlow , combined reach of posts by those pages peaked in January, and then, following a change to Facebook’s News Feed algorithm , it experienced a sharp drop in February and remained fairly consistent through May. Perhaps in an effort to respond to the algorithm change, publishers on SocialFlow’s platform steadily ramped up their post counts month by month.

Are We At The Beginning Or The End Of Publishing?

Twist Image

Traditional publishing still matters. This isn''t about big book and magazine publishers killing trees and maintaining the transport industry while feeding a distribution channel to retail. It means that these big publishing houses still have professionals who love and care about content in a way that allows customers to get true value from the products that they are buying. Still, traditional publishing matters. Self-publishing matters more than it ever did. Digital publishing opens up a world of opportunities. book publisher. publishing.

Creating a Custom RSS Feed for Guest Posts

Kikolani

Figuring out how to do this with particular systems might pose a specific challenge, especially if those networks only allow you to import one RSS feed. There may also be times where you want to only share writing by you, and if you have a lot of guest bloggers on your site as well as guest posts on other sites, having a full RSS feed for your blog won’t do. xml version="1.0"

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Engaging Brand 427 - Guy Kawasaki talks Author, Publisher and Entrepreneur

Engaging Brand

Today I talk to Guy Kawasaki about how to self publish a book by being an  Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur and discuss  . Will self publishing merge with publishing eventually? The publisher/ author relationship. Is the speed in publishing driven by the business model? What Google+ offers author, publishers and entrepreneurs? Related articles.

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. When a blog that I subscribe to publishes a new post, it shows up right there on my iGoogle homepage. How to add RSS feeds to iGoogle. Say that three times fast! Enter iGoogle….

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Using Social Media To Feed Your Blog

Small Business Mavericks

There are others who publish two or three times a day.  If you aim for daily, you’ll at least have the search engine visiting your site daily, and we know that fresh is best if you have the quality. Blogging can be hard work, especially when it comes to delivering good quality content on a regular basis. The key phrases there are “quality content” and “regular basis.” ” We’ll leave it up to you to decide on the timing of your content. Some small business blog writers find that two or three times a week is sufficient. Writers block solved.

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Instagram’s New Algorithm – What You Need to Know

Mindjumpers

It begins with co-founders Mike Krieger and Kevin Systrom explaining that “on average, people miss about 70% of the posts in their Instagram feed” , which may be alarming to some. Facebook’s introduction of its algorithm, which was due to extraordinary growth , was a much-needed overhaul of the News Feed. The question now is, does Instagram need it too? What This Means for Brands.

6 Ways to Filter Your RSS Feeds - ReadWriteWeb

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Ways to Filter Your RSS Feeds. RSS is easily one of the best things to happen to web publishing in the past 10 years. Information overload is a real problem for many web users, and one way to cope with it is to filter your RSS feeds so you only see what you want to see. There are many ways to filter news feeds from your favorite sources, including passively by relying on meme trackers like Techmeme or social news services such as Google Readers shared items. Feed Rinse is a best of class RSS filtering application. Products , RSS & Feed Management.

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Online Tools that Help with PR

Spin Sucks

Life has recently become a little more intense because you now also have to be your own publisher. Feedly. Feedly is a user-friendly place to store your blog and news subscriptions. Anytime a new article is published, it appears in your account. When they publish something new, you’ll see it in your Feedly page and can read and share from there.

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Study Shows: Blog Posts Published on Weekends Get More Social Shares

ProBlogger

If you run a blog featuring professional content, it seems like a no-brainer to publish your content during business hours, on weekdays. Yet a study done by TrackMaven last year of over 4,500 blogs showed that blogs that chose to publish content on the weekend received the most shares on various social media channels. This is a guest post from Lior Levin. Weekend is The King.

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PB130: What Time of Day is Best to Publish to Your Blog

ProBlogger

When Should You Publish Your Blog Posts. Today I am talking about when you should publish your blog post. In the past when RSS feeds were popular, timing did seem to matter more. It matters when you publish social media, but I’m not sure if it matters with blog posts that much anymore. In Today’s Episode What Time of Day is Best to Publish to Your Blog.

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Facebook Takes Scissors to Paper App

SocialTimes Facebook

The first section in Paper is your Facebook News Feed , where you’ll enjoy inspiring new designs for photos, videos and longer written posts. For example, the same team that built Paper also built Instant Articles —a fast and interactive experience for reading articles in News Feed—using many of the same tools, design elements and fundamental ideas as Paper. What did you think of it?

Four Ways to Fight Content Thieves

Spin Sucks

Unless it looks like you’ve personally endorsed the site that has published your content, it doesn’t hurt to just let it be. Tools such as Yoast (a WordPress plugin), FeedBlitz (an RSS feed and email subscription service), and Genesis (a WordPress theme) automatically create that sentence for you so it appears any time someone scrapes your content. Every day. You know what he said?

How To Solve Your Biggest Instagram Challenges With Planoly

Peg Fitzpatrick

Drag and drop your photos to see how it’ll actually look on your Instagram profile feed before scheduling it to post. But what you can do with Planoly is everything leading up to publishing your post with a notification to remind you when you’ve scheduled it. Now you can drag & drop to arrange your feed and plan as usual! forget to post on Instagram. Super easy!

PR Pros Must Embrace the PESO Model

Spin Sucks

On the day your content is published, tweet the link four times (three hours apart). While the algorithm at Facebook keeps changing so only those who pay get their content to show up in the news feeds of their followers, you don’t want to ignore your page. On  Feedly , create a list of bloggers to watch. This is good, but it also means change. And change is hard. Twitter.

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

SocialTimes Facebook

Joe Lazauskus , editor in chief at Contently , theorizes that marketers will respond to Facebook’s big algorithm change with more ad spend , which will, in turn drive up the price of ads: As publishers stare at their declining reach, Facebook’s dashboard will offer a helpful suggestion: “Pay $100 to reach 18,000 to 24,000 people with this post.” Facebook’s numerous changes to its algorithm  have many marketers scratching their heads. With the social network changing the content users see every few months, every business is scrambling to keep up. Possibly. Facebook wins this one.