Sponsored results became a casualty of both Facebook’s moves to simplify its advertising offerings and the rollout of its Graph Search feature, as the social network announced Thursday that advertisers will no longer be able to buy sponsored results starting in July, and that they will disappear from users’ search results around mid to late July.
Facebook continued its efforts to become the go-to destination for information on local businesses with its launch of the business object type in Open Graph, aimed at bringing more accurate data to News Feed, Graph Search, check-ins, and pages.
Graduation season is upon us, and with that in mind, Facebook offered a few tips on how graduates can use some of its features, including activity log, Graph Search, and messaging via desktop or its Facebook Messenger mobile applications.
Each year, Mediabistro hosts the AllFacebook Marketing Conference, which provides the world a deep look into Facebook innovations and issues impacting both social media and digital marketing. This year, it will take place at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square June 5. The event is filled with top-notch speakers and provides innovative information that will help you and your organization succeed in Facebook marketing. I attended last year, and I am very excited for this year’s conference. Below are seven reasons why you should book your ticket now to attend the AllFacebook Marketing Conference, while you still can — it’s not too late! I’ll be attending along with Firebelly Vice President and lead of our Dallas office Misty Sanford.
When Facebook introduced Graph Search in January, it was perceived as a threat to social reviewing site Yelp. Despite that — or possibly because of it — Yelp is interested in teaming up with Facebook.
A new rumor has been sweeping Facebook — that people are stealing photos of your children and posting them to a page called “Infancy.” The status that I saw, which had been shared 600 times back then and more than 3,500 times at the time of writing, claimed that “loads of local kids” were shown, including the author’s own, and demanded the removal of the page. But here’s the deal — the page was automatically generated by Facebook, like this one about rock climbing or this one about food. In fact, above the photographs, it even said “photos of my friends and infancy.”
Recommendations are a huge part of Graph Search. When users seek restaurants or bookstores their friends have liked, Facebook shows the average amount of stars their friends have assigned when rating those places. Previously, star ratings were available only through mobile and through random sidebar polling, but Inside Facebook noticed that Facebook recently added the ability to visit pages from desktop and rate them.