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Twitter Plans To Sell Pre-Roll Ads on Periscope

I recently pointed out that Twitter’s growth is severely behind their competition, both with their user base growth and financially. As such Twitter needs to step things up, and the new plan to help generate some revenue is to start selling pre-roll ads on Periscope videos. Pre-roll ads are shown right before the start of a video, much like YouTube ...

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Love Conquers Like When It Comes To Facebook Reactions

Remember when Facebook first introduced the new reaction emoji buttons to supplement the original ?? Turns out Facebook wants to use those reactions to gauge what topics should be displayed within your personal newsfeed. For example reacting with ??, ?, or ? emojis signifies that you feel strongly about a specific topic, more strongly than if you were to simply give ...

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Facebook Videos Being Monetized With Ads

Facebook videos are extremely popular, extremely. By the end of 2016 Facebook users were watching 100 million hours of videos every single day! With this popularity it only made sense for Facebook to monetize their videos. What Facebook decided to do was integrate ads 20 seconds into their videos, and then share the revenues with their publishers. Currently the breakdown ...

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Customer Service on Twitter Just Got More Personal

Twitter is well aware of how popular their platform is for customer service. As such they have launched a new feature allowing customer service agents on Twitter to include their names and profile pictures inside Direct Messages. This gives the entire customer service interaction via Twitter a more personal approach. According to an internal Twitter study 77% of people are ...

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Facebook Videos Will Soon Auto-Play With Sound

Remember when it was a big deal that Facebook started auto-playing videos as you scrolled by them in your newsfeed? Facebook recently finished up testing auto-playing sound along with those videos – and apparently decided it was a good idea. So, coming soon, everyone gets auto-playing sound along with their auto-playing videos! People are watching and sharing more video on ...

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Twitter Growth Is Severly Behind It’s Competition

Twitter has many problems these days – and growth is one of the major ones. Over the course of  a 2 year span (2015 – 2016) Twitter has gained only 31 million active monthly users. A recent study showed Instagram gaining 300 million and Facebook gaining 467 million during the same year. Check out the full comparison below which sadly ...

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Vine Becomes Vine Camera

Back in October we heard about the official discontinuation of the Vine app – at least as we knew it. Until now everyone figured the Vine app would no longer serve a purpose at all – turning into just another app that gets deleted from your device (unless you still haven’t downloaded the Vines you wish to save). Turns out ...

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Facebook Introduces New Post Types

One of the most common mistakes business owners make with their Facebook pages is posting the same type of content over and over again. Nobody wants to be bombarded with the same style of promotional messages all the time – and Facebook wants to help you make new posts by offering an easy way to create them! Over the course ...

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Do It For The Vine, One Last Time

If you think it’s been a while since you’ve heard about any updates or changes to the Vine platform – you’d be right. Twitter has sat rather stagnant with Vine for a long time now, and as such when the official announcement regarding the closing of Vine came out yesterday – there wasn’t much surprise. Since 2013, millions of people ...

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Build Your Brand Awareness With Facebook Advertising

A major reason behind establishing an online presence for your business is brand awareness, and to help business owners build their brand awareness Facebook has began rolling out a brand new advertising objective specifically for brand awareness.  The new objective automatically optimizes your campaign towards reach and attention – focusing on reaching the largest number of people who spend a longer ...

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Facebook Starts Roll Out of New Business Pages Design

While everyone is focused on the first successful test flight of Aquila, the solar airplane Facebook designed to bring internet access to people living in remote locations – Facebook was busy beginning the roll-out of a brand new design for business pages – offering a much more open look and feel, and finally letting page managers use the entire real estate provided ...

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Facebook Has Over 1.6 Billion Active Monthly Users

Every now and again someone comes along and asks what the true importance of social media is for business owners, and luckily there is plenty of data available to answer that question. The latest from Statista showcases just how many monthly active users various social networks have, with Facebook in the lead with more than 1.6 billion active monthly users. Instagram ...

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Instagram Starts Rolling Out Business Profiles

It seems that the rollout for Instagram Business Profiles has began today as several of my client businesses have been issued a notification to switch their Instagram accounts to a new business account. The initial notification should appear at the top of your profile page in a blue box, looking a bit like the following: However if you didn’t see ...

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Facebook Rolls Out A Major News Feed Change – Friends & Family Comes First

Facebook has rolled out a major announcement this past Wednesday, limiting the exposure that content from business pages, and public profiles for brands and celebrities get; instead focusing on showing more posts from friends and family. Frankly Facebook has been pushing towards this change for a while now because there is simply too much content on Facebook and showcasing it ...

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Twitter Launches Dashboard for Business Owners

Managing Twitter as a business owner isn’t exactly easy. Twitter is an extremely fast-paced environment and as a business owner you rarely have the time to properly monitor the Twitter timeline, and catch important tweets as they come in. At the same time Twitter is a great place to share news about your business, and connect with your customers. Until ...

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Facebook Rolls Out Redesigned LIKE & SHARE Buttons

Facebook has just launched the redesigned LIKE and SHARE buttons, getting rid of the iconic Facebook icon-logo, gaining an emoji-style thumbs up icon, and merging the count right into the button to create a flatter, more modern, and more noticeable button. The new design is actually part of a much larger redesign of the Facebook social plugins. As such the new buttons, are ...

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Twitter Raises Video Limits to 140 Seconds

Twitter seems to really like the number 140 considering that is their tweet character limit, and now also their video length limit. That’s right – you can now upload videos that are up to 140 seconds in length! Now, everyone can post videos up to 140 seconds long! We can’t wait to see the amazing videos you create and share.https://t.co/DFsuvnXkuL — ...

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Major Changes To The Facebook Ad Text Rule

Up till this point Facebook has always made use of the 20% text rule when it came to determining which images were allowed to be used for advertised posts. This meant that so long as your text did not cover more than 20% of your ad image – you were good to go! Well – not anymore. Rolling out as ...

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Instagram Is Finally Rolling Out Business Profiles & Tools

Instagram is a great platform for business owners to take advantage of and market directly to their customers and followers – much like Facebook. However unlike Facebook Instagram never had business-centric options like business profiles and business-level analytics … until now. Instagram has announced, finally, the launch of Instagram business profiles, and business tools. First up – let’s talk about ...

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