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Social Media 201

Social Media 201Starting October 13, Social Media 201 picks up where Social Media 101 left off, to provide you with hands-on instruction for gaining likes, followers, retweets, favorites, pins, and engagement. Social media experts will teach you how to make social media marketing work for your bottom line and achieving your business goals. Register now!

STUDY: Most Questions Posted On Brands’ Facebook Pages Remain Unanswered

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There was good news and bad news in a recent study of customer-service response rates and times on Facebook pages by social analytics provider Quintly. The good news: The average response rate rose 5 percent between Jan. 1, 2013, and April 30, 2014, to 42.4 percent. The bad news: This still means that the majority of questions posted on brands’ Facebook pages are not being answered.

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Facebook Aims To Make Ads Simpler, Better For Advertisers And Users

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Facebook announced Thursday that it is making the process of creating ads simpler and based more on objectives. The company feels that this will improve the experience not only for advertisers, but for users, as well. Users will see a more standard set of ads, and the controls given to advertisers will make it so that users see more relevant ads. Facebook detailed the company’s plans for advertising to groups of reporters in Menlo Park, Calif., and New York.

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