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Facebook Is Working On M – Their Own Personal Digital Assistant

Personal digital assistants clearly work and people use them more and more. Apple has Siri, Microsoft has Cortana, and Google has Google Now. Well Facebook didn’t want to be left out – so they’ve announced their own digital assistant: M. M will reside within Facebook Messenger – and should offer you the same functionality that the previously-mentioned digital assistants currently do. ...

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Facebook Introduces A New Donate Now Call to Action Button

Back in December last year Facebook began rolling out Call to Action buttons for Facebook pages – something that by now I see on almost every Facebook page I visit. Unfortunately many of you business owners STILL haven’t made use of them – but that’s another story. Today I wanted to focus on the addition of a brand new Call-to-Action ...

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Facebook Sends More Referral Traffic Than Google

I swear it feels like lately more and more news is rolling out that showcases how important Facebook is when it comes to attracting social traffic. According to the Parse.ly Quarterly Authority Report Facebook sends the majority of referral traffic when it comes to the top 100 news websites – totaling 38.3% of referral traffic, while Google ended up with 35.8%. By comparison, ...

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Twitter Rolling Out A 10k Character Limit for Direct Messages

Back in June Twitter announced their plans to finally remove their 140-character limit for direct messages – and this week Twitter has finally began rolling out the update. Regular tweets still have their 140-character limit – however the new change to direct messages is intended, as Twitter says, to allow you to “Speak your mind. All of it“. The new limit, if you’re ...

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Instagram No Longer Supports Custom Locations

Last night Instagram rolled out a new update on iOS and Android devices (v7.4) which introduced a more detailed place search, allowing you to see trending places and search for posts at specific places. However they also took away something dear to most marketers on Instagram – custom locations. That’s right, Instagram no longer supports custom locations. In a help ...

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Facebook Updates Newsfeed Algorithm To Target Habitual Hiders

Facebook is constantly tweaking and changing the newsfeed algorithm to try to perfect what exactly is shown to users and attempt to ensure that the content users are being served is something they actually want to see. This was where the hide feature originally came into play – allowing users to hide the stories and posts that they did not ...

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Almost 50% Of The Internet Population Visits Facebook Once A Month

Facebook has released their Q2 2015 statistics, and apart from a 39% growth in revenue, there are some very interesting numbers in there that webmasters and marketers should take note of. First off 1.49 billion people access Facebook at least once a month, and considering that the global online population is currently estimated at 3 billion – that means that ...

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Facebook Is The Most Popular Social Login Option

Social logins have always been immensely popular – however with so many different networks to choose from have you ever wondered what the most popular ones are? Back in December of 2014 Facebook and Google made up 80% of all social logins, but the Internet changes very quickly – so now that we’re half way through 2015 what do the ...

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No More Custom Backgrounds on Twitter Profile Pages

One of the biggest joys of creating a social media profile has always been modifying it to represent you or your business. Remember when MySpace let you have almost complete control over the look and feel of your online profile? Custom graphics, backgrounds, colors, animations, etc. Slowly all of that has died – and Twitter had remained as one of ...

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Instagram Finally Has A Decent Desktop Search Experience

Instagram has completely revamped their desktop search experience – finally letting you search for posts and people based on hashtags and locations. Furthermore hashtags and locations now also have a dedicated landing page showing the top posts within that category or location.   The revamp of the desktop search is an extremely welcome update – especially when you consider that ...

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Twitter Now Displays Your Birthday

Twitter needs to be able to create better demographic breakdowns of their users, and as such they have introduced a new feature allowing Twitter users to enter and showcase their birthday on their Twitter profile. Now granted Twitter isn’t going to come out and say that they introduced this new feature to help improve their advertising capabilities – but this ...

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Buyable Pins Have Launched for iOS Users In The US

Pinterest wants to eliminate the need to go searching for the product in the photo you’re looking at – so they’ve introduced Buyable Pins. Buyable Pins offer a blue “buy it” button which lets pinners immediately buy the product seen in the image. So far Pinterest has launched Buyable Pins for iOS users inside the US. Checking out is currently ...

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Buffer Tells Us The Best Time To Send A Tweet

Ever sat there wondering what is the best time to send out a tweet? Most of us who handle any type of marketing on Twitter have pondered the same thought before and finally someone did something about it. Buffer, a service that lets you share articles and links across multiple social media channels simultaneously, decided to study 4.8 million tweets ...

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Facebook Wants Page Admins To Respond To Messages Faster

While going through my morning routine and checking on the pages I manage I noticed a new feature below one of my Facebook pages’ cover photos listing how fast my page had answered past messages. If you’re looking at this on your mobile device you’ll see a new drop down below your pages’ cover photo telling you what you’re current response ...

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Twitter Introducing Auto-Play Videos & GIFs

Following in the steps of Facebook, Twitter has announced that they are introducing auto-play videos and animated GIFs to the microblogging service. Much as with Facebook this is something you either hate or love – and if you do happen to hate auto-play then you’re in luck. Twitter will allow you to revert to the old click-to-play style. As of ...

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Twitter Removing 140 Character Limit for Direct Messages

In a surprising announcement Twitter has decided to remove their famous 140-character limit on direct messages. Tweets will continue to have the 140-character limit; however you will be free to maintain personal communication via direct messsaging without being forced to stick to a 140-character limit. Frankly this is a long overdue change. Direct messaging is essentially like private messaging – ...

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Facebook Newsfeed Algorithm Considers Article View Times

In a blog post over the weekend Ansha Yu and Sami Tas – software engineers at Facebook – announced that Facebook now keeps track of how long someone spends looking at an article to help personalize users newsfeeds. See Facebook doesn’t want to assume that the only popular articles are those with plenty of comments and likes – and as ...

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Vine Launches A New Search Experience

Twitter has been pretty focused lately on providing a better way to search through their social networks, attempting to expand the life-span of Tweets and Vines. The redesign of the Twitter.com homepage, and the new search experience that they still won’t show me on my @RapidPurple twitter account on my iPhone. Now they’ve moved their attention towards the Vine mobile ...

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