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How Facebook Continues To Reshape Business

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Gone are the times of toting around a massively bulky cell phone. Today, wherever you turn, everyone — even children — is on a sleek, elegant smartphone that has the capacity to do many of the things our computers can do. From texting, browsing the Web, reading emails, etc., people are increasingly using their phones for complicated task, and Facebook is set to maximize from this trend, attracting even more online retailers.

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INFOGRAPHIC: What Social Marketers Need To Know About Facebook’s Updated News Feed Algorithm

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In a Newsroom post Tuesday, Facebook announced an update to its News Feed algorithm that will push down text-only status updates from brands. While text posts from users lead to higher engagement, the same doesn’t hold true for businesses — text posts receive lower engagement than visual posts such as link shares, images, and videos.

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Facebook Sponsored Stories Are Dead: The Rise Of Ubiquitous Social Context

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Facebook announced last Thursday that it would begin phasing out sponsored stories. No new ads can be created from this point on, while previously purchased inventory will run through April 9. The controversial ad unit typically featured friends’ interactions with pages or applications, and they would inform you if those friends liked sponsored pages. While the ad unit was popular with advertisers, this often wasn’t the case for consumers, and its demise was foretold by Facebook as early as last June. Rolled into this change, however, is a significant revamp and net increased visibility for “social context.”

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How NARR8 Successfully Launched On Facebook

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I work with NARR8, a free-to-use application and digital publisher of interactive eBooks. Last month, NARR8 launched its extensive catalog of motion comics, graphic novels, and educational periodicals on Facebook’s App Center — a huge milestone for us, since this made NARR8 the first motion comics application to launch on the world’s No. 1 social network. Today, I’d like to talk about what led us to this success, our first month’s progress on Facebook, and the support that the social network has offered us during the transition from mobile to social.

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5 Ways To Get More Likes Via Facebook Page Insights

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Facebook page insights is not as scary as it looks. This powerful social analytics tool is available to anyone with a Facebook page, and, when used correctly, it can hyper-optimize your marketing efforts. Getting to know exactly who your fans are and why they like the things they do will instantly help you decide what content is worth sharing. Even if you’re new to Insights, you can start putting your efforts into the methods that work best, and stop wasting your time on fruitless campaigns.

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Investing In Business Users Will Make Or Break Facebook’s Future

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Facebook is more than a social networking site; it’s a business with many complex features working together. Once a small website (for only Harvard University students), Facebook has long since shed its small-town ways for bigger, flashier effects in the horizon. Facebook now combines the best of social networking tools and online marketing tactics to create a single platform that is attractive to both users and businesses, and it is only getting started.

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