Facebook News Feed Update: Now What?

Jon Loomer

You’ve undoubtedly heard by now about the big Facebook news feed update that was announced recently. The news feed is sorted and customized based on a ranking system. Facebook wants you to see more stuff from people. Oh, Facebook wants replies?

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The Facebook News Feed is Changing to Favor Person to Person Engagement

Jon Loomer

Facebook dropped a potential bombshell of an announcement today — at least on brands and publishers. A major change is being made to the news feed that will favor people and negatively impact the visibility of page content. Facebook sees the next flurry coming.

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Facebook Eyes Clickbait-Free News Feed

SocialTimes Facebook

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. To address this feedback from our community, we’re making an update to News Feed ranking to further reduce clickbait headlines in the coming weeks.

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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. We’ve heard from our community that people are still worried about missing important updates from the friends they care about.

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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.

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Should We Be Worried about the Facebook Explore Feed?

agora pulse

Could the new Facebook Explore feed be the end of organic reach? Are we close to Facebook “Reach Zero”? What on Earth is the Explore feed? The Explore feed is a new tab on Facebook. In a statement , Facebook later called this “an experiment.”

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Facebook Uses Space Atop News Feed to Prompt Users to Discuss Events, Moments; Share Holiday Cards

SocialTimes Facebook

Facebook is using the real estate atop its News Feed to encourage users to discuss events and moments, as well as to share holiday cards. He wrote: Messages from Facebook will appear at the top of News Feed about a specific event or moment.

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Marketers are freaking out about Facebook

Janet Fouts

By now you’ve probably heard the recent announcement from Mark Zuckerberg about engagement on Facebook. It’s not just marketers who are panicking, Facebook stocks dropped nearly 9% on the announcement. Ofer special Facebook-only information or discounts.

Facebook News Feed Algorithm: Percent of a Video Watched By Users Given Weight

SocialTimes Facebook

Facebook announced another change to its News Feed algorithm , this time giving more weight to what percentage of a video is watched by users. They wrote: Today, we’re announcing a change to the way we rank videos in News Feed to adjust the value we give to how much of a video is watched. As a side effect, some shorter videos may see a slight dip in News Feed distribution. Longer videos that people don’t want to watch will not perform better in News Feed.

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Mark Zuckerberg Announces Major News Feed Changes

Myrland Marketing

If your Facebook News Feed has historically been dominated by updates from brands, businesses, and news media, get ready for a major shift. Those of us who also use Facebook to communicate professionally haven’t been too happy about these changes.

The News Feed is Outdated: How Stories Changed the Way I Think About Social Media

Buffer Social

The rise of stories across Snapchat, Instagram, Whatsapp, Messenger and Facebook is the perfect example of this. The News Feed is outdated and stories are becoming the default for content consumption. Facebook, for example, didn’t invent the vertical scrolling feed.

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Online Communities: What Consumers Want, What Brands Don’t Deliver

Firebelly

If you need to open a new tab and check Facebook or Twitter, go ahead. There’s probably at least one brand above the fold in your news feed right now. Build your community using relevance and use something you can have through an email newsletter: conversation.

Industry Buzz: 4 reasons why rasa.io is the up and coming community platform

SocialFish

For many associations, engagement happens exclusively online, and getting an online community to an effective place is a long-term, detailed task. Here at SocialFish, we’re strong advocates of the Open Garden concept and online communities, so we’re always eager to test out new platforms.

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. As a result of the changes, Facebook has warned page administrators that organic reach is likely to decline, as there will be more content competing for space in users’ News Feeds.

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.

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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. How to add RSS feeds to iGoogle. Connect: Twitter | Facebook | Email | 978.558.0008.

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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. Facebook Social Media Social Media Marketing

The Complete Guide to Facebook Groups: How to Create a Group, Build a Community and Increase Your Organic Reach

Buffer Social

Facebook has recently launched Groups for Pages, enabling the 70 million+ Pages on Facebook to create their own unique communities and feeds. And more than 100 million people see Groups as the most important part of their experience on Facebook. Facebook Group.

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

SocialTimes Facebook

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. There is another struggle here, and that’s the one between Facebook and publishers.

10 Ways Small Business Can Use Facebook Live Video Streaming

Pam Moore

Facebook Live video streaming enables brands and businesses of all sizes to tap into the power of video marketing and social media. It enables even the smallest of businesses to increase brand awareness, build community, nurture relationships. Benefits of Facebook Live for business.

Interview with Community Manager: Ben Bateman from Square Enix

Social Media Citizens

Ben Bateman is community manager from Square Enix. A Currently Community Manager for Codemasters, supporting all boxed titles including DiRT 3, Operation Flashpoint Red River, F1 2011, and Bodycount. G: How did you build your experience as community manager?

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

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. Tweet.

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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. Results: 71% sales increase from Facebook.

12 Secret Facebook Features Every Marketer Should Use

Pamorama

Mastering hidden Facebook features will help you get ahead of your competition. Managing an active and successful Facebook page with a thriving community can be a daunting experience. To save something you see on Facebook: From your newsfeed: Click and select Save.

Social Media Community Management: An Interview with Kathryn Peck of EA SPORTS

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Her community outreach on behalf of Electronic Arts was amazing and her engagement with customers gives all of us lessons to live by. What’s a typical day like for you as the EA SPORTS Active Community Manager? There are a number of channels (Facebook, Twitter, forums, etc.)

A Tale of Two Communities Part II – Salesforce.com

SocialFish

This post is the second in a two-part series where guest blogger Garry Polmateer , former association executive currently working at NimbleUser helping organizations with Salesforce, looks at two online brands through the lens of the concepts in our book, Open Community.

Facebook Creative Hub Opens Its Doors

SocialTimes Facebook

The Facebook Creative Hub that the social network announced at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity in June is now available to “the entire global advertising and marketing community.”. All you need is a Facebook user account.

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?

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Facebook Followers: Profiles vs Pages

Ari Herzog

With over 39,000 fans today, Jon Loomer struggled to create a Facebook page. Facebook explains following : “When you follow someone, you see their posts in your news feed. ” “Plus, having a page means you can take advantage of Facebook ads for promotions.

Facebook Adds New Weapons to Its Fight Against Fake News, Hoaxes

SocialTimes Facebook

Facebook will turn to third-party fact-checking organizations to help combat fake news and hoaxes. We’ve focused our efforts on the worst of the worst, on the clear hoaxes spread by spammers for their own gain, and on engaging both our community and third-party organizations.

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Facebook, Instagram and Users’ ‘Behavior and Emotions’ (Study)

SocialTimes Facebook

What are the similarities and differences between how users of Facebook and Instagram feel about both social networks? Facebook IQ released a new study in which more than 5,500 users of Facebook and Instagram in six countries—Australia, Brazil, France, Japan, U.K.

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10 Ways Strengthen Your Twitter Community with Commun.it

Kikolani

Today, I’m going to look at one that can help you find new people to connect with, identify the most valuable people in your community, cut through the noise, and strengthen relationships with those who are most important to your business or blog.

Decoding the Facebook Algorithm: A Fully Up-to-Date List of the Algorithm Factors and Changes

Buffer Social

If you do Facebook marketing , one thing that you might want to understand is the Facebook algorithm. We want to help you understand how your Facebook posts get viewed on Facebook. Read on, and see what goes into the complex, fascinating formulas of the Facebook News Feed.

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How to Cut Costs with Your Own Support Community

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

While most brands look to make a name for themselves on Facebook and Twitter, other businesses take a more introspective approach. But good communities are more than support channels. An effective support community relies on members to generate much of the support.

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Unlock Facebook’s Secret Blueprint for Successful Facebook Pages

Peg Fitzpatrick

Facebook Page management is one of the most challenging social media tasks due to the complexity of the Facebook algorithm and the amount of competition in the News Feed. Tips for creating a successful Facebook Page – it starts with each post.

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A Complete Guide to Facebook’s Q3 2016 Financial Results, Earnings Call

SocialTimes Facebook

Beat the Street, indeed: Facebook’s third-quarter-2016 financial results exceeded Wall Street’s projections across the board, and the social network now boasts 1.79 billion in the prior-year quarter, and Facebook said ad revenue grew by more than 50 percent in all regions of the globe.

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Interview with Community Manager: Helen Lynch from Yell.com

Social Media Citizens

Helen Lynch is a community manager at Yell.com, UK’s leading local search engine. G: How did you build your experience as community manager? Over the past 8 years I’ve moved from moderation and moderator management through customer support and community management and then into social media, content and community management within the marketing industry. H: Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter for personal use, but they also feature heavily in my working life too.

How to advertise and optimise posts on Facebook

Mindjumpers

Last week Facebook stated that they once again intend to reduce organic reach by making changes to the news feed algorithm. This development, together with the recent statement from Facebook, underlines the importance for content amplification and increases the demand as marketers seek to compensate for the drop in organic reach. Is your company considering content amplification on Facebook? When it comes to budget and pricing, Facebook offers more options.

Four Tools to Help Build Your Social Community

Waxing UnLyrical

I’ve found that one of the most important things to do, when trying to build one’s online community, is to participate consistently in your preferred channels. This is a nifty Facebook app that lets you schedule Facebook updates. All for one and one for all.