Facebook announced two tweaks to its News Feed algorithm aimed at ensuring that the content users see is timely: Posts related to trending topics will be ranked higher, and the rate at which users like or comment on posts shortly after they go live will be factored in.
Facebook continued its ongoing efforts to help media companies and publishers use its platform with Tuesday’s launch of Facebook Media, a new site geared specifically toward public figures, organizations and media companies.
Facebook appears to be testing another way to promote engagement with pages, as some users who like posts in which pages are tagged are seeing related content modules suggesting that they like the tagged pages.
Social analytics provider Quintly announced the release of what it is calling competitive feed analytics, which allows users to compare the rank, reach and back-links of their blogs and websites on Facebook and Twitter to those of their competitors.
The 2014 college football season is in full swing, with teams already moving up and down the AP poll, and marketing cloud technology provider Unified did some polling of its own, ranking the preseason top 10 teams in the AP poll in terms of Facebook engagement.
The Huffington Post continued to dominate among publishers on Facebook in August, dominating in terms of both total interactions (likes, comments and shares) and shares, according to the latest data from social media news aggregator NewsWhip.
The top 20 brands on Facebook boasted an average of 14,781,378 likes at the end of August and averaged 41 posts for the month, according to the most recent statistics from social media analytics platform Socialbakers.
Facebook began testing the ability for Power Editor users to preview News Feed ads as early as last September, and the social network confirmed to sister blog Inside Facebook that it began rolling out the feature and other changes to Power Editor last week, with all Power Editor users receiving the updates “over the next few weeks.”