Facebook appears to have quietly revamped its Places page, adding distinctive cover images and different sections by city and category, along with integration with the social network’s page locations application-programming interface, Graph Search queries and user-generated content. Reader Matteo Gamba shared several screenshots with AllFacebook.
Last week, Facebook announced that it is testing a new buy button feature, enabling businesses to sell products directly on the social network. The button — available on desktop and mobile ads and page posts — is currently limited to a few small and midsized businesses in the U.S.
With ratings and reviews on Facebook pages becoming a more prominent part of marketing strategies, MomentFeed, a Facebook Preferred Marketing Developer, added a feature to its digital marketing platform that allows brands to monitor ratings and reviews on the pages of multiple locations via a single interface.
Facebook appears to have enhanced the information available via its five-star ratings system for pages, offering a breakdown of users’ ratings, as well as displaying pages’ average ratings under their names.
Facebook Product Manager Josh Williams, who joined the company after its acquisition of location-based check-in application Gowalla in December 2011, is leaving the social network Friday, according to a report in AllThingsD.
The video ads Facebook originally planned to launch this month or in July are now on hold until at least mid-October, Ad Age reported, with sources telling the magazine more development is needed on new features the social network plains to release simultaneously with its video ads.
Facebook’s Open Graph is a popular stop on the itinerary of travel reviews site TripAdvisor, which said engagement on its site is 27 percent higher from users of the social network, adding that one out of three new reviews are posted by users signing in with login with Facebook.
Facebook delivers much higher conversion rates than Pinterest or Twitter in terms of social commerce sales, but the average order value is highest for Pinterest users, followed by those referred by Facebook and Twitter, according to a new report by customer experience engine Monetate.