At the SMX West 2013 conference in San Jose, Calif., Marketing Land Founding Editor Danny Sullivan sat down with Grady Burnett, vice president of global marketing solutions at Facebook, to talk about several topics. Burnett discussed ads within the redesigned News Feed, the controversial algorithm many know as EdgeRank, and Facebook’s relationship with Bing (it is not buying the search engine).
The reach achieved by posts from Facebook pages has been the hot topic of late, with reporter Nick Bilton of The New York Times helping to bring the issue to the forefront. But how many of Facebook users’ friends actually see their posts, on average? About one-third, according to a study by the Facebook Data Science Team and the human-computer interaction group at Stanford University’s computer science department.
Facebook addressed claims Monday that it has been decreasing pages’ reaches in an effort to make page administrators pay for advertising models such as promoted posts. The New York Times wrote about the issue again Tuesday, bringing up a company that built its business on Facebook, but can’t afford to reach the fans it has worked hard to acquire. Do you think Facebook is deliberately suppressing reach to make businesses pay?
Several Facebook marketers have been angry with the site, feeling that posts have been hidden from fans as a way to get businesses to pay for advertising models such as promoted posts. These feelings were brought to the forefront when a New York Times writer tried an experiment to see if Facebook really is suppressing unpaid posts. Facebook responded Monday, saying that engagement among people with followers has risen 34 percent year-over-year.
Apple’s iOS 6 will come with more Facebook integration for the iPhone and iPad. Luckily for iPhone users, the next version of the Facebook app will also be faster, according to The New York Times‘ technology blog, Bits.
Upon going public, should the social network provide some form of financial compensation to its roughly 850 million users for contributing content?