Facebook Announces Changes that Will Hurt Engagement for Most Business Pages

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Just like most people, Facebook has started 2018 with resolutions for the new year. Facebook’s annual goals are usually to make the platform more useful to advertisers and to increase engagement. However, things will be different this year, as Mark Zuckerberg has announced plans to drastically change the News Feed algorithm for Facebook in ways that will make it harder for business owners and content publishers to spread their target audience. The news came from a series of posts Zuckerberg … Continue reading

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Facebook to Start Page-Level Demotions for Chronic Engagement Bait Use

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With millions of new posts being created every hour, it’s difficult for businesses to create Facebook content that gets noticed and engaged with by readers. It’s not uncommon for marketers to try to use tricks to boost their engagement, but this is something Facebook has always fought against. In their latest algorithm change, Facebook will start to penalize pages that use “engagement bait” tactics to increase likes and shares. Engagement bait can take many forms, but the most common form … Continue reading

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Facebook and Google Add New Ad Features in Time for the Holidays

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As business owners and advertisers plan their holiday marketing campaigns, online platforms that sell advertising are offering new tools and features to help business owners reach consumers. Both Google and Facebook announced new ad features, just in time to help business owners this holiday season. After being tested for about a year, Google is making their Shopping Showcase ads available to more advertisers. The feature was first tested in 2016 and throughout most of the year. It is now a … Continue reading

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Facebook Threatens to Ban Advertisers and Page Owners for Cloaked Links

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If you use Facebook to help promote your business or share content with others, you may have noticed some changes to the way link boxes are handled. As was discussed in another article, these changes were setup to prevent people from changing the link box to confuse readers. Earlier this week, Facebook has announced even more efforts to prevent misinformation campaigns from spreading on the platform. And in this case, violators may be banned from ads or have their pages … Continue reading

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95% of Consumers Have Mobile Devices in Hand While Watching TV

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Mobile devices have become an extremely important part of everyday life for Americans and many people around the world. Most people are unlikely to be away from their mobile devices for more than an hour, and they check them constantly throughout the the day. A recent study from Facebook shows that even the time people spend with their TV screens is being shared with their mobile devices. An in-home eye-tracking study Facebook IQ commissioned in the US revealed that 94 … Continue reading

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Facebook Messenger Ads Now Available for Marketers Globally

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Facebook has billions of users around the world, and knows a great deal about their likes and interests. This makes the platform incredibly useful for business owners and marketers. Facebook advertising is becoming even more diverse as the company will now allow business to advertise on Facebook’s popular Messenger app. Users will see the new Messenger ads in the home tab of their Messenger mobile app. When they tap on an ad, they will be sent to the destination chosen … Continue reading

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Facebook Announces New Metrics for Ads and Business Pages

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Facebook recently announced significant changes and updates to the world’s largest social media platform. Many of these changes will create new and better advertising opportunities for business owners. This article will review some of the important announcements Facebook has made in the past couple of weeks. Facebook’s metrics are one of the major benefits of using Facebook advertising, since they allow business owners and marketers to make informed decisions about the effectiveness of their campaigns and ads. However, as was … Continue reading

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Study Shows Consumers Watch and Respond to Branded Videos on Facebook

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Since the dawn of television, it’s become increasingly clear that videos are an effective way to keep viewer attention and to get a point across. While many businesses use their company’s website or TV ad breaks to showcase videos, social media is also a good way to share video content. Facebook in particular is a great platform for video marketers. Five hundred million people are watching videos on Facebook every day, and they are not just viewing content from family … Continue reading

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Google and Facebook Make Changes to Tackle Annoying Content on Platforms

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Social media, SEO and online advertising have made it possible for content creators to more easily make money than it was in the past. People can write articles that can be placed on a self-owned website, the link promoted through Facebook or Google, and the website owner can reap the benefits in ad revenue. Unfortunately, this set of circumstances give some people an incentive to use unscrupulous practices to get views and gain traffic. Over the last few weeks, Google … Continue reading

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Facebook Adds New Features to Improve Video Marketing on Platform

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With fast mobile internet connection speeds and more powerful mobile devices, videos have become increasingly important for business owners and marketers trying to spread their message to a target audience. However, the fact that people are watching more videos on mobile devices affects the kinds of videos they want to watch. Because of this, Facebook is introducing some changes to make it easier to give consumers what they want. For decades, people have predominantly watched video content on screens that … Continue reading

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