Facebook accounted for 23.39 percent of social referrals to websites in the second quarter of 2014, with that percentage total representing a 10.09 percent gain since March and a whopping 150.49 percent leap since the end of the second quarter of 2013, according to the latest report from Shareaholic.
As if page administrators aren’t frustrated enough by plummeting organic reach, it now appears that Facebook is testing a popup window on posts by pages reminding users that they can unfollow those pages.
The social marketing opportunities presented by 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil – which kicks off Thursday and runs through the championship game July 13 — are unparalleled, and social marketing solutions provider SocialCode will manage campaigns during the tournament for some of the world’s largest brands.
As you know, Facebook is slowly killing organic reach for brands, so you’ll either need to pay to advertise there in the near future or get really, really good at sorting out its ever-changing EdgeRank algorithm.
Advertisers on Facebook will have some new toys to play with “in the coming weeks,” as the social network announced that brands running video ads will be able to choose video views as an objective for their campaigns, as well as take advantage of two solutions to direct Facebook users to additional content, and all advertisers will be able to plan their campaigns using the traditional broadcast model of reach and frequency.
Facebook organic reach, or the recent lack thereof, has been a hot-button issue among brands on the social network, so who better to address the issue than Brian Boland, vice president of ads product marketing and Atlas Solutions?
Facebook kicked off its five-city Facebook Fit tour — a conference to help small businesses market themselves on the social network — in New York Tuesday. Some 900 small business owners were in attendance, and Global Director of Small Business Dan Levy announced some new numbers related to mobile and small businesses.