Don’t Sell Your Brand’s Soul to the Facebook News Feed Algorithm and Vanity Metrics

Pam Moore

By now we should know that when it comes to social media and digital marketing, the only guarantee we have is change. Mark Zuckerberg recently announced that the news feed algorithm will be changing in a way that impacts brands and publishers. Hiring a Social Media Agency?

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Top five: social networks are cleaning up their acts

Sherrilynne Starkie

Top five: social networks are cleaning up their acts. In this week's top 5 must-know social media news, we see major social networks rolling out initiatives to protect privacy and increase transparency. Social media platforms are trying to clean up their acts.

The Future of Social Networks | Social Media Citizens

Social Media Citizens

Everyone who likes you will listen Social media has started from the idea of opines and transparency. The networking culture is changing The other trend which I’ve noticed in social media environment is growing social media consciousness and changing culture of sharing.

7 Reasons To Add Amplify To Your Social Networks

Waxing UnLyrical

My friend (and client, but he’s a friend first) Shashi Bellamkonda is, I think, genetically-wired to try and talk about new things – no doubt why he’s Network Solutions’ “social media swami,&# and he mentioned it. when I finally hit PUBLISH.

10 Power Tips to Create Facebook Content that Owns the News Feed Like a BOSS

Pam Moore

Facebook recently announced big changes to the Facebook News Feed algorithm that impacts publishers, brands, celebrities and just about any business or human being who wants to conduct any type of business utilizing Facebook. Social Media Audience Analysis Worksheet.

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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. 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.

The Ideal Image Sizes for Your Social Media Posts: Guidelines for All 6 Major Social Networks

Buffer Social

This post was originally published in 2016 and has been updated with the latest ideal image sizes for the various social media platforms, as of August 2017. You’ve got all the great tools to create engaging images for social media. One last thing: How exactly should your image look so it fits in the News Feed, timeline, or stream? We’ve collected all the answers here, along with our favorite two templates to fit any network. .

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. Blog Facebook Social Media

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Top social networks: Guide to images for company pages

The Way of the Web

Are you setting up social network profiles for your business? Or maintaining social media which already exists? When designing a Background Image, remember that the navigation menus on a Twitter profile will take up significant space beside the Twitter feed.

Why Publishers Need to Walk Away From Facebook

SocialTimes Facebook

In late June, Facebook once again announced a News Feed algorithm change —this time to focus more on friends and family content, and less on brands and publishers —a change that’s not all that surprising since Facebook is organized around who you know. This modification, however, is making huge waves in the publishing world, since publishers and content houses have relied on Facebook as an effective way to get in front of consumers.

Facebook’s Latest News Feed Algorithm Tweak Eyes More ‘Informative’ Stories

SocialTimes Facebook

Facebook wants its users to find their News Feeds to be more informative. The newest tweak to the social network’s News Feed algorithm , announced Thursday, is focused on delivering more stories that users find made them “feel more informed about the world around them.”. People from our Feed Quality Program look at each story in their feed and rank it on a scale of one to five—one being “really not informative” and five being “really informative.”.

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The Psychology of Change: How We React When Our Favorite Social Networks Shift

Buffer Social

Instagram changed its logo on Wednesday, and as with almost any significant change to a popular social network, the internet was split. But why do social networks feel the need to change their core functionality and design? Why social networks need to change.

6 Social Tools to Use Immediately After You Hit “Publish”

SocialFish

published it. All of those fancy auto-post social tools can lull us into a false sense of confidence. In fact, publishing your article is just the first step. Reply to all the comments both on your own blog and around social media sites! Social Media Promotion Tools.

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. A recent shift in Facebook’s algorithm has helped drive traffic to major publishers , and BuzzFeed is seeing some serious benefits from the change.

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.

6 Ways to Filter Your RSS Feeds - ReadWriteWeb

Buzz Marketing for Technology

RWW Network. 6 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. Feed Rinse is a best of class RSS filtering application. Feed Sifter is an almost painfully simple RSS filter that filters in by keyword. Products , RSS & Feed Management.

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12 Social Media Tools for Scheduling and Publishing Updates Compared

Kikolani

In the never ending search for tools to make social media management simpler, I decided to research several tools that help you update multiple social media networks in one place. Social Media Tools Compared. Sprout Social. Social Media Tools Comparison Chart.

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. The News Feed learns and adapts over time based on the content you interact with the most, too.

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Social Network Statistics | Brian Solis - PR 2.0

www.briansolis.com

Home Articles Business – Marketing PR 2.0 – New Communications Social Media Speaking Books Appearances About Revealing the People Defining Social Networks October 1, 2009 View Comments Source: Shutterstock Social Networks are among the most powerful examples of socialized media.

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

Engaging Brand

Welcome back to The Engaging Brand podcast covering social marketing , business ideas and brand marketing tips but before we start. Today I talk to Guy Kawasaki about how to self publish a book by being an Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur and discuss .

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. It also coincided with the release of the Apple News app , which has recently opened its doors to all publishers.

Give Your Social Networks The Spring Cleaning They So Desperately Need

The Social Media Hat

Social Media Give Your Social Networks The Spring Cleaning They So Desperately Need. Along the same lines, periodically, it's a good idea to take stock of your social profiles and do a little Spring Cleaning of your own. Certainly, stop sharing them to social channels.

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. Creating a Custom RSS Feed. Ok, not from scratch, but using the base elements from another RSS feed.

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

SocialTimes Facebook

The social network is also introducing easier ways for users to report fake news and flag questionable posts as disputed, and while those stories can still be shared, they will contain warnings, and they are not eligible to be part of promoted posts or ads.

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Snapchat Discover, Meet Facebook Collections?

SocialTimes Facebook

Next up on the list of Snapchat features cloned by Facebook is Collections, the social network’s take on Snapchat Discover. Alex Heath of Business Insider reported that Collections, much like Snapchat Discover, will bring news, listicles, videos and other content curated by media partners to Facebook’s News Feed.

Facebook Journalism Project: A Complete Guide

SocialTimes Facebook

Director of product Fidji Simo introduced Facebook Journalism Project in a Newsroom post , saying that the initiative has three objectives: collaborative development of news products for the social network, training and tools for journalists and training and tools for users.

Integrate Social Networks with your Corporate Website with ‘Social Sign On’

www.web-strategist.com

The Techcrunch acquisition dispels those myths 2 days ago « People on the Move in the Social Business Industry: Sept 21, 2010 Upcoming Research Teaser: What do Employers Want in a Corporate Social Media Strategist? timbursch Do you think we will see a Social ID, similar to OpenID?

Facebook Under Fire for the Spread of Fake News

SocialTimes Facebook

Social media is an area where ideologies are increasingly bumping up against each other. The problem that social networks face is that they have an incredible power to spread information quickly. Google plans to remove certain sites from its search listing “that misrepresent, misstate or conceal information about the publisher, the publisher’s content or the primary purpose” from their ad ecosystem.

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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?

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PB134: How to Decide if You Should Start on a New Social Network or Medium

ProBlogger

How to Decide if a New Social Network or Medium is Right for You. Today I’m going to help you decide if you should start on that new social network or that new medium like a podcast or a YouTube channel. Is the network/medium trending up or down?

Content vs. Community: How Online Publishers Can Nurture Both

mashable.com

Sign in All Social Media Tech & Gadgets Business & Marketing Video Mobile Dev & Design Media Social Good Startups Classifieds Trending Stories Sorry, This is Not the End of the PC Era [OPINION] 11 How Are People Using Twitter? Publisher Platform (P3).

Facebook Announces Several Metrics Updates, Corrected Bugs

SocialTimes Facebook

More details from the social network are included below. This blog will be similar to our News Feed FYI blog.). On pages, we’ve historically defined reach as a person refreshing their News Feed and the post being placed in their feed.

Another Round of Changes for Facebook’s Trending Feature

SocialTimes Facebook

users “in the coming weeks” are: Trending topics will now feature a headline from a publisher along with each topic. With today’s update, we will now look at the number of publishers that are posting articles on Facebook about the same topic, and the engagement around that group of articles.

Facebook Takes Scissors to Paper App

SocialTimes Facebook

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.

Pledge Your Weight Loss, Feed Others | Bare Feet Blog

Bare Feet Studios

She has taken social media by the horns! For every pound you pledge, General Mills and other partners will donate 14¢ I love this idea – lose weight while helping to feed others; there is a perfect balance in this equation.

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Facebook Debuts 360 Photos

SocialTimes Facebook

He wrote in the Newsroom post: 360 photos are easy to identify in News Feed: Just look for the compass icon on the right-hand side of the photo. Beyond News Feed, you’ll also be able to explore Facebook 360 photos in virtual reality with the Samsung Gear VR, powered by Oculus.

How Distributed Content Can Help Control Social Messaging

Waxing UnLyrical

Yet with social media platforms, oftentimes messaging is controlled by the user. Perhaps you’re familiar with the term “distributed content” ( content that is published to third-party platforms rather than to an owned website). Begin publishing.

How to Use Google+ to Update All Major Social Networks

ProBlogger

We tend to use social networks as channels that feed into each other, with certain channels for posting content and others for re-publishing it. Widgets and apps can help pull a Twitter feed to a website, or a blog RSS feed to a LinkedIn profile or Facebook profile.

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The Dos and Don’ts of a Social Media Automation Strategy

Waxing UnLyrical

A staggering 74 percent of Internet-using adults are active on at least one social networking website. And with more than 3 billion users online , that amounts to almost 2 billion social network users. Social media automation addresses this challenge beautifully.

Ex-NBC News, CNN Anchor Campbell Brown to Lead Facebook News Partnership Team

SocialTimes Facebook

They told Rutenberg that Brown would focus on matching Facebook’s journalist partners with the social network’s features, including Facebook Live livestreaming videos, Instant Articles and News Feed. That also means making sure there is ongoing feedback from publishers as Facebook develops new products and tools for news organizations. Facebook tapped a television journalism veteran to head its news partnerships team: former NBC News and CNN anchor Campbell Brown.

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