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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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Instagram Goes Through Their First Redesign

Lately Instagram has been going through some serious changes, updating their app layout to a sleeker, brighter, and more open design – featuring plenty of whitespace and simple black icons. Today the Instagram suite of apps also gets a brand new logo design – heading the completely opposite direction of their recent app redesign and introducing a rainbow-themed set of ...

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Instagram Is Increasing Video Limits to 60 Seconds!

Everyone is so caught up complaining about the upcoming Instagram newsfeed change – that we’ve almost missed another huge changing coming to Instagram. Videos on Instagram are going to change from the current 15-second limit to 60-seconds! That’s 4x the original amount, and 2x the size of Twitter. Furthermore iOS users are also getting back the ability to create multi-clip videos sourced ...

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Twitter Updates Moments to Make Link Browsing Easier

One of the most annoying parts of following links within any social media post on your mobile device is that it usually takes you away from what you wanted to be doing. Facebook solved this by opening links in an internal browser within the Facebook app, and now Twitter has launched a similar feature within Moments – letting you go ...

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Instagram Wants To Change The Way Your Feed Is Displayed

The first major change to you’re Instagram feed is coming. Much in the style of Facebook, Instagram (owned by Facebook) is looking into changing the order in which we see posts in our IGfeeds. The concept being that we’re just not seeing the posts that we should be seeing. You may be surprised to learn that people miss on average ...

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Facebook Live Videos Are Changing The News Feed Algorithm

Back in early December, Facebook starting letting a small percentage of users within the U.S. stream live video from their phones directly to Facebook. This then expanded to all verified pages, and eventually all U.S. iPhone and Android users, and all business managers via the Facebook Pages Manager app. A new content format was not successfully created – and this ...

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Facebook Launches Canvas Ads – A New Fullscreen Mobile Experience

With a plethora of mobile-only users on Facebook, and with mobile ads performing up to 5 times better than their desktop counterparts – Facebook has been hard at work at building an ideal mobile-only advertising platform that can bring together a cornucopia of display options. This week, Facebook introduced the world to Canvas, a new ad format offering what is basically ...

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Facebook Finally Launches Reactions

Facebook first began testing reactions back in 2015 – introducing the first thoughts that the Like button we have come to love may one day be gone. Well today is that day as Facebook officially rolls out Reactions and replaces the Like button for mobile and desktop users. The Like button does make a come-back as a Like reaction, which is ...

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