Facebook has been aggressively rolling out new advertising vehicles over the past few months, but it appears as if the site is going to focus on what it’s got going now. In an earnings call Wednesday with investors, Facebook’s top officials said that the company is more set on making sure that the types of ads that are currently in place are the kinds that will be relevant for users and generate engagement. However, as some brands improperly use or overuse News Feed ads, users may be less likely to do much more than keep scrolling.
Beyond Facebook’s Makeover: If Text Is ‘Dead,’ How Will Advertisers (Finally) Start Monetizing Photos?
Remember the kindergarten game, “Show and Tell?” Based on its more mobile-friendly News Feed redesign, it appears that Facebook will now be more show than tell — or, to be more precise, it will be burying the tell in billions of pictures. The shift to a “personal newspaper” format with larger and more prominent photo displays is a response to photo-driven behavior that has rapidly changed the social media landscape. Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg says 50 percent of all posts are now pictures, double the amount from just one year ago.
Running a successful Facebook page is often more about science and accuracy than about socializing. You probably already know this from your personal page: You can post great content at the wrong time or under an unattractive title, and it will hardly be noticed. The AutoCAD WS application Facebook fan page now exceeds 200,000 fans (for a business-to-business app; not a company). I had the honor of working on that fan page from the “create new page” step to the point when it reached 100,000 fans. During that time, I learned a lot, namely that simple tweaks and tricks can leverage your content significantly.
Friends of fans are a valuable group for many businesses on Facebook, and also the ones who see loads of advertising daily through sponsored stories, suggested posts, and promoted posts. While users are sometimes introduced to pages they end up liking, many times, posts from pages they haven’t connected with end up being unwanted messages. Social media expert Jon Loomer, in recent blog posts, explained how users aren’t shy about voicing their opinion and wrote about how brands can advertise to potential fans without aggravating them.
Social media management system HootSuite and marketing software platform HubSpot combined their talents Wednesday, announcing a strategic partnership that the companies said will “close the loop” on social media marketing.
How do you market to pinners? To find out, we analyzed data on more than 10,000 associations between fans of Pinterest and other Facebook pages that they like.