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Mediabistro Course

Facebook Marketing

Facebook MarketingStarting Janaury 13, work with the group marketing manager of social media at Microsoft/BingAds to build a fan base and grow your business on Facebook! In this course, Geoffrey Colon will teach you how to set up and enhance your company page, understand best practices and measuring your success, execute a monthly content strategy, and incorporate Facebook into your overall marketing efforts. Register now!

7 Reasons I’m Thrilled About The AllFacebook Marketing Conference

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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.

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AllFacebook Marketing Conference: Facebook’s Revamped News Feed, Three Months Later

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When Facebook introduced its revamped News Feed in March, one of the most immediate reactions was concerns by brands that users’ ability to customize their feeds would impact them and potentially slash into their engagement, despite the social network’s efforts to reassure them. Nearly three months to the day after the debut of the new News Feed, the morning keynote at the AllFacebook Marketing Conference in San Francisco will weigh the impact.

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INFOGRAPHIC: Optimizing Images To Get Through Facebook’s News Feed Algorithm

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Many Facebook marketers agree that images are the most powerful type of posts for pages seeking engagement. But with Facebook’s page post sorting algorithm (externally known as EdgeRank), only a fraction of a page’s fans will see posts. How can pages optimize their images to get more fans (and friends of fans) to see their messages? PostRocket compiled the answer in an infographic.

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INFOGRAPHIC: Understanding Facebook’s Post-Sorting Algorithm

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Facebook’s News Feed is sorted by an algorithm that many people call EdgeRank. It weighs not only the timeliness of posts, but their relevance to users. Facebook wants to make sure that the posts users see within News Feed are the ones they’ll be most likely to engage with. It’s why users tend to see posts from pages they’ve commented on and friends they’ve shared with more often than pages and people they don’t really post about. Mike Maghsoudi of PostRocket and Facebook expert Jon Loomer both explained the algorithm in posts recently.

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There’s No Ideal Time To Post To Facebook

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There are reports all over the Internet (and this site) that speculate about the best time to post content to Facebook pages. According to PostRocket, they’re all wrong. Co-Founder Mike Maghsoudi wrote that the best time changes depending on where pages’ fan bases are located and when they’re most active. Trying to rely on a general time to post could end up actually hurting pages.

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