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Category Archives: Facebook

The Dos and Don’ts of Posting on Facebook

By Corey Smock

Navigating Facebook’s ever-changing algorithm can be a tall task for marketers. Organic reach is becoming more difficult to come by and engagement rates are plummeting. Facebook remains overly picky about what it does and doesn’t like to see from brands. Luckily, there is still hope for us out there. We just have to be strategic. Continue reading

Facebook’s Right-Rail Ads Making a Comeback

By Tim Bosch

The original Facebook ad placement goes by many names: right-hand column, right sidebar, and right rail. Whatever you choose to call this placement, the right column has been the slowest area on Facebook to evolve. They have had the same 100 X 72 specs for years. The other ad placement options, the mobile and desktop News Feeds, have become the clear favorite when it comes to driving meaningful user-action on Facebook. However, with organic reach dropping and advertisers beefing up ad spends in the News Feed, Facebook has become an extremely competitive marketplace. Starting today, Facebook will begin rolling out a new design for ads in the right column. Continue reading

5 Things to Know About Facebook’s New Audience Insights Tool

By: Noah Jarosh

In recent weeks, Facebook has been rolling out a new feature to advertisers: Audience Insights. Much like page insights, Audience Insights allow page managers to see information about their specific audience on Facebook. Here are five things you should know about this great new tool before jumping in!

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3 Ways to Use Active Social Listening as a Priceless (and Free) Market Research Tool

By Candie Harris

As a former brand marketer, if someone had told me I could have access to the hearts and minds of my most loyal consumers (as well as my competitor’s), my first question would be: “How?” My second question would be: “How much will it cost?” Having spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on various market research studies, I know how valuable key consumer insights are and how difficult they are to get. The explosion of social media platforms and communities provide a great amount of consumer insight treasures if you know how to find them. And, although there are a plethora of listening tools out there, true insights come only when individuals listen and think about how their brands could potentially be impacted.

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5 Ways to Get Your Facebook Reach Back

By Tim Bosch

Every day, the Facebook News Feed is capable of showing a user an average of 1,500 potential stories, but the network only prioritizes about 300 of these posts. Therefore, it’s essential that marketers know which posting tactics will keep a brand in users’ feeds. Below are 5 ways to start improving your Facebook reach today. Continue reading

3 Reasons Why Facebook Should Still Be The Center Of Your Social Media Strategy

By Tiffany Hopkins

Teens aren’t into it because their parents are on it. Marketers are bitter because they’re being forced to spend ad dollars to reach fans. Have you joined the anti-Facebook bandwagon? Before your brand follows Eat24’s lead and bids adieu to the platform, make sure you seriously consider these three reasons why it’s probably not a good idea.

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Marketers Will Make These 3 Facebook Mistakes

By Tim Bosch

Recently, Facebook announced that it will begin surfacing posts from pages users don’t like, but that tag pages they do like. My first question: How long until brands start abusing this new power? Historically, marketers have taken similar Facebook updates about the News Feed and completely miss the mark. Here are 3 examples: Continue reading

New Streamlined Brand Pages: What’s The Big Deal?

By James Reichert

Facebook’s announcement of a new “streamlined look for brand pages” on Monday has left social media marketers scratching their heads. The majority of the comments at the bottom of the Facebook for Business blog are not positive, as many wonder how this new design will impact their pages. However, like all changes to the platform, marketers need to adjust to these inevitable changes on the fly. Below are questions about some of the new features we do know about and predictions about how they may (or may not) impact brand pages.

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Facebook Content: What’s the Point Anymore?

By Mallorie Rosenbluth

Have you heard? Facebook significantly changed its algorithm several times in the last few months. Beginning last August, brands across the platform saw reach suffer tremendously. (In case you need a refresher, think about reach the way traditional media measures impressions; it’s just Facebook’s way of counting how many eyeballs are seeing your content.) Essentially, brands began experiencing a huge drop in the number of people who actually saw their postings. The content strategy didn’t change and they weren’t doing anything different. In fact, we did a test on one Likeable client where we took a post that had performed well in the past and re-posted it to the community. We changed nothing and the difference in reach was astounding.

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Uncovering the Strategy: What A Facebook Acquisition Means

By Kelly Byrd

We’ve all heard the major news: Facebook acquired WhatsApp and paid a massive sum. Facebook is becoming a predominantly mobile company, and the amount of money that it spent on WhatsApp shows that it has a strong mobile advertising model.

So now we’re wondering: Is this a worthy spend? Why did Facebook think so? And, most of all:

What does it mean when Facebook makes an acquisition –or, better yet, what would it mean if Facebook acquired your company?

We have some ideas.

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