Despite a slight decline during the third quarter of 2014, Facebook was still responsible for nearly one-quarter of social referrals to the more than 300,000 global websites studied by Shareaholic, according to the content amplification platform’s latest report.
Thursday morning was the perfect time for Thursday Market to announce the national launch of its social referral network for service professionals, with the site’s integration with Facebook playing a major role.
More than $100 million in charitable donations have been generated during the past 12 months due to the integration of Facebook by JustGiving, Rosalind Holley, the social giving platform’s head of brand, wrote in a guest post for the Facebook Media blog.
Once again, Facebook users are reminded to stay very far away from websites and applications that claim to enable them to hack other users’ accounts, as Malwarebytes Labs , which reported on phishing site FBSniffing in June, unearthed two similar efforts: FBWand (no longer online at the time of this post) and Facebook Hacker.
Social recruiting solution Jobvite released the seventh version of its annual Social Recruiting Survey Wednesday, and the survey of more than 1,800 recruiters and human-resources professionals across various industries and regions found that social recruiting continues to become a priority for them, and that while Facebook has carved out a significant niche, LinkedIn is still the social network of choice on the recruiting side.
With the holiday shopping season rapidly approaching, commerce technology platform MarketLive surveyed 1,000 U.S. consumers and found that 49 percent will make purchases based on social referrals, and 30 percent have made purchases via social networks during the past year, up from just 12 percent in 2013.
Recruiting solution Jobvite announced Tuesday that it closed a $25 million series-D funding round, which was led by Catalyst Investors, with participation from existing investors CMEA, ATA Ventures and Trident Capital.
Facebook continued its ongoing efforts to help media companies and publishers use its platform with Tuesday’s launch of Facebook Media, a new site geared specifically toward public figures, organizations and media companies.
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.
Social advertising company RadiumOne examined six myths about social sharing and the facts that debunk those myths.