In March, Facebook released a guide for causes and nonprofits, advising them on how to reach Facebook users with their pages. The social network announced Wednesday that the guide is now available in four additional languages.
Facebook has an algorithm (externally known as EdgeRank) that determines who sees which posts at which times. It’s meant to present users the content with which they’ll be most likely to engage. Many users hate it. Even more page administrators despise it. But can it actually help both? Yes. There’s already a site where every post (whether it’s from your best friend or a random brand) is weighted equally, and it’s called Twitter.
Facebook’s built-in page insights are helpful, but not if you’re looking for minute-to-minute changes. Crowdbabble wants to solve that. The company recently launched a real-time Facebook analytics monitor, so brands can see how their pages (and those of their competitors) are doing instantly.
Digital ads and television ads are the most effective in driving viewers to interact with brands’ presences on Facebook and other social networks, according to the results of a recent survey of 2,577 U.S. online adults aged 18 or older by Burst Media.
Many of Facebook’s more than 1 billion monthly active users would agree — the site is great, but could use some improvement. As users complain about ads, a cluttered and confusing interface, and several other things, there are a few things that Facebook could implement to make the site much more palatable. Here are five innovations (some possible, some rather imaginative) that we think would improve Facebook.
Social media agency Pandemic Labs created its own take on Facebook analytics from scratch, resulting in Watchtower, a comprehensive tool that allows page administrators to analyze their pages, as well as those of their competitors.
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.
Wondering if your Facebook page is doing OK? Quintly recently released its report on average Facebook page performance in April. The infographic breaks page performance down in terms of size, so page administrators are not comparing pages for mom-and-pop stores with those with 3 million fans.