Facebook’s Favorite Hacks of 2016

SocialTimes Facebook

With 2016 coming to an end, Facebook shared its favorite hacks for the year from the many hackathons it hosted. Instead, many teams find ways to build on top of Facebook’s existing infrastructure in new ways. Readers: What was your favorite Facebook hack of 2016?

Facebook Journalism Project: A Complete Guide

SocialTimes Facebook

Facebook’s efforts to bolster its relationships with media and news organizations and journalists continued with Wednesday’s introduction of the Facebook Journalism Project. We want to work with partners to evolve our current formats— Facebook Live , 360 video , Instant Articles , etc.—to

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There Is No Salvation for the ‘Facebook Expert’

SocialTimes Facebook

Seeing the forest from the trees, the smart Facebook advertiser no longer salivates like happy dogs hearing dinging bells. As we said before, Facebook has now largely solved the optimization challenge for you. Put the money in the machine and Facebook itself does the optimization.

Facebook Debuts Several Ad Products, New Features at Cannes Lions

SocialTimes Facebook

Facebook used the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity in France this week to take the wraps off several new advertising-related products and features. Readers: What are your thoughts on Facebook’s ad product announcements from Cannes Lions?

Get Ready for the Bots – on Facebook Messenger

Mindjumpers

Facebook Messenger was released 5 years ago and now has over 900 million users. Originally receiving a flood of negativity towards a standalone messaging app , compared to one simple Facebook app, users seem to be warming to it. Facebook Reactions – Three Months On.

Paywall for News.com and Online Community Social Media

Laurel Papworth

As tomorrow is an historic day – The Australian and other news.com sites move behind the paywall – what WILL we pay for, what SHOULD we pay for and what OTHER revenues streams are being missed by News.com refusal to build online communities around their content? Facebook reaches 1.1

How to Make Your Facebook Ads Convert

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Getting proper return on investment for Facebook advertising can be tricky. When the wrong people click, your conversion goes down and you have to pay Facebook for nothing. What you need to pay Facebook to get potential customers to see your ads is not exactly crystal clear.

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Create a World-Class Online Community for Your Business

mashable.com

Edwards and Telligent CTO Rob Howard are releasing a white paper today that delineates what these standard-setting communities of the future will look like. According to their research, here are nine steps businesses must take in order to make their online communities world-class.

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API Widget Economy: Social Media Business Podcast

Laurel Papworth

Episode 3 focusses on monetizing APIs and looking at revenue streams from widgets. API Widget Economy: Social Media Business Ep.003 from Laurel Papworth on Vimeo. Ebay API. In November 2000 they opened up the API and by 2006 had 5 billion API calls a month.

What to Look For When Hiring a Community Manager

mashable.com

With social media channels such as Twitter and Facebook giving consumers the power to directly impact a brand’s performance, businesses are hiring a new member of the marketing team to not only monitor these channels, but also interact with consumers. Do You Need A Community Manager?

How badges help news websites build community, make money | Poynter.

www.poynter.org

The badge recipient gains a feeling of accomplishment, superiority over peers who have achieved less, and a new sense of community with others who earned the badge. Community building. We talk a lot about the importance of building communities online.

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How To Create the Perfect Facebook Fan Page

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Marketers love Facebook. The best place you can place your brand on Facebook is through a Facebook Page (that’s with a capital “P&# , not to be confused with your personal Profile). Facebook has also enabled the use of a subset of FBML in the Static FBML application.

How to Contact Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Other Social Networks

Kikolani

The following are links to the contact information for Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Google+, Instagram, Pinterest, StumbleUpon, and Reddit. How to Contact Facebook Support. Report an Issue with Confirming Your Facebook Account. Removing Information from Facebook’s Database.

Facebook Unveils the Most Powerful Social Ads of All Time

Convince & Convert

If you’ve been thinking Facebook’s Ad Exchange (FBX) as just a source of display, prepare to have your conceptions flipped on their head. It’s a no-brainer that Facebook ads that appear in the News Feed, such as Sponsored Stories, are much more effective than typical display ads.

Facebook Live: How to Stream a Webinar

Jon Loomer

As the popularity of streaming video with Facebook Live continues to rise, new tools are being provided to marketers. One of the most exciting recent developments is the ability to stream webinars to pages and groups via Facebook Live. The Advantages of Webinars via Facebook Live.

Everything Marketers Need to Know About F8 Conference 2017 to Stay Ahead on Facebook

Buffer Social

Ninety-three percent of marketers we surveyed are actively using Facebook for their business. And almost everything that Facebook does to its family of products can have a great impact on marketers. Your secret sauce is Facebook’s F8 conference ! Facebook Live from desktop.

Grounded: Twitter Scraps Flight Developers Conference In Favor of Local Events

SocialTimes Twitter

Facebook announced the dates for its next F8 annual developer conference, but what happened to Flight , Twitter’s similar event for mobile developers? Stickney shared the following statement with Wagner: We heard feedback after last year’s Flight conference that small, more intimate events are where our developer community is seeing the most value.

Parse Reminds Developers About Jan. 30 Shutdown

SocialTimes Facebook

Facebook announced last January that it was pulling the plug on Parse—which it acquired in April 2013 —to focus more resources on “high-impact products and services in areas like analytics, monetization, discovery and authentication.”. Throughout the day, we will be disabling the Parse API (application-programming interface) on an app-by-app basis. Parse co-founder Kevin Lacker issued a reminder that the cloud application platform is shuttering Jan.

Cost-Efficient Facebook Marketing for Small Business

Idaconcpts

One important channel for spreading the word about your business is Facebook, but how can you use Facebook in an efficient way? This Facebook campaign tool is one of very few companies world-wide that has access to Facebook’s API directly.

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Spy on Your Facebook Competitors with HyperAlerts

Convince & Convert

The great thing about companies widely publishing APIs in this age of collaboration is that crafty third-parties can develop tools and features that the developers of the “mother ship&# forgot. Among the best of this new-ish breed of Facebook features is HyperAlerts.

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Digital Sharecropping – Why Most Facebook Customization is Wasted Effort

Convince & Convert

The time, money, and overall exertion being spent on customizing Facebook fan pages is largely misspent. Just because you CAN replicate much of your corporate website functionality on Facebook, doesn’t mean you SHOULD. Your Facebook fan page is not a collectible automobile.

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10 Questions You Should Ask Your Social Media “Expert”, “Guru” or “Wizard”

SocMed Sean

Hopefully, these 1o questions can help you in the process of finding someone who really understands your business and can help formulate and execute a plan to engage with your community online. Believe it or not, online social networking didn’t start with Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

3 Tips for Maximizing Engagement With Facebook Likes and Shares

mashable.com

Top Topics Twitter YouTube Facebook iPhone Google Video Google Buzz Advertise Network Blippr iPhone App Mashable France MashDeck Twitter App Mobile Site Social Media Events Twitter Guide Book Facebook Guide Book Partners App Development WordPress Experts MaxCDN Content Delivery Dynect Managed DNS Rackspace Hosting Intridea About Us Submit a Tip! If the user is already logged into Facebook, this is a one-click process. Dont Drink and Facebook: New Plugin.

iGoogle Finished – what’s your favourite RSS Dashboard social media monitoring?

Laurel Papworth

I teach classes on social media monitoring – computer classes – and the students set up iGoogle to find and monitor Media, blogs, Twitter, Facebook, images, key influencers, keywords, CEO and brand mentions and so on.

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Promoting an API – Etsy offering basic programming classes…

The Way of the Web

A lot of people have spent time talking about the value you can get by providing an API (Application Programming Interface) for other people to use and build with. And knowing how to utilise and implement feeds from APIs is an increasingly important skill for a huge number of professions.

Social Media Updates: July

yMarketingMatters

Facebook. Changes to News Feed Ranking: Facebook announced another change to the algorithm that determines what people see in the news feed. The second Facebook algorithm change considers when people Like or comment on a post.

22 Twitter revenue streams – monetizing tweets

Laurel Papworth

Whenever I present or give classes on monetizing social networks and online communities people usually have two questions. Someone tell Facebook too. API widget economy provide a platform for Amazon to empower Twitterers to sell books to each other via API.

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Interview with Community Manager: Robyn Tippins from ReadWriteWeb

Social Media Citizens

Robyn Tippins is a community manager at ReadWriteWeb with 15 years online marketing experience. Also she is an Author of Community 101 book. You can follow Robyn on Twitter , Linkedin or Facebook. G: How did you build your experience as community strategist?

The Klout Story – Part 1 – Are You Reading Between The Lines?

Unspoken

Klout – One word that has created a very big buzz in online communities. But to many members of online and offline communities, Klout matters because they simply believe it increases the power of their influence. The same applies to Facebook.

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Influence Met Transparency with @Kred

Unspoken

The simplest way to describe Kred is Transparency , Relevancy & Community. We all have influence – Community Influence. Kred identifies communities within the greater networks. The insight gives you a deeper look into how you perform in your communities.

The 29 Best Social Media Monitoring Tools

Webbiquity SMM

Social media monitoring, analytics and stats for Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram, with benchmarking to measure your performance against peers, insights to optimize content, and reporting capabilities. 3: The Nine Best Facebook Marketing Tools. #4:

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Once Upon a Time With Klout….The Final Chapters

Unspoken

” In the post Is Klout doing more then Using Facebook to inflate their numbers? Similarly, if you selectively only give out one Facebook Like a week and you choose to do so for my content, that is much more meaningful than if you Like 50 times a day.

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Social Media Training: 3 Day Intensive Advanced Class

Laurel Papworth

A Facebook personal profile and a LinkedIn or Twitter account is assumed. Laurel is the CEO of The Community Crew managing massive gaming and online communities including Facebook and forums for reality TV shows such as Junior Masterchef. Since 2005, Laurel has been teaching online community management at the University of Sydney, Australian Film and TV School, Metro Film School and she has been managing virtual communities since 1989.

3 Ways Facebook is Killing Your Website | Social Media Marketing.

Convince & Convert

Skip to content Skip to navigation Skip to footer Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media Consulting Social Media Strategy Blog Social Media Consulting Blog Social Media Consulting Speaking Newsletter Free Social Media Tools Twitter Interviews About Lijit Search R.I.P. 3 Ways Facebook is Killing Your Website August 3rd, 2010 |Written By: Jay Baer | View Comments Tweet The game used to be relatively simple. Facebook, of course.

Sydney Social Media Course – 3 Days with Laptop

Laurel Papworth

Facebook, Twitter, Social Media Dashboards, Google Plus, Social Media Measurement. Are you looking for an intensive social media strategy and campaign course with hands on practical setting up of blogs, Facebook, Twitter and other social media tools? Sydney social media course 2013.

Why Twitter Killed the Twitter Share Button

Convince & Convert

Why would they unilaterally remove a beloved (and theoretically useful) feature, when other social platforms – including their nemesis, Facebook – continue to provide share counts in their API, and thus in their icons? Image via BigStockPhoto.com.

An Early Look at Facebook Open Graph Protocol Integration on News.

Adam Sherk

News and content sites are a natural fit for participation and Facebook is encouraging news site adoption by showcasing sites that are already experimenting with it. So I thought I’d take a look at some early examples of Facebook Open Graph integration on news sites.

The Real Pokémon Go Business Lessons

Geoff Livingston

Pokémon Go may be too big to fail, but how many brands can really afford to anger their customer communities like this? If there was any lesson learned from the social media era, it was listen to your community. Instead, I wonder how I can leverage that community to help my clients.

Monday’s 5 Social Media Must-Reads

Firebelly

The State of Community Management in 2011. By Kate Williams We’ve been spending some time with this fantastically thorough report from The Community Roundtable since its publication last week, and unsurprisingly it’s filled to the brim with goodness.

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5 Things You Need to Know About Google’s Mobile Changes

Convince & Convert

The misinterpretations surrounding Google’s April 21 algorithm updates resulted in panic in the tech and business communities last week. Developers are limited to using Google’s App Index API with Android apps, resulting in only Android apps appearing in Google search results.