Sponsored results became a casualty of both Facebook’s moves to simplify its advertising offerings and the rollout of its Graph Search feature, as the social network announced Thursday that advertisers will no longer be able to buy sponsored results starting in July, and that they will disappear from users’ search results around mid to late July.
Adobe continues to report strong performances for ad campaigns using real-time bidding platform Facebook Exchange via its Adobe Media Optimizer, saying that FBX ads are far outperforming search campaigns in terms of driving registrations on the sites of advertising brands.
On Twitter, you can make sure that celebrities or popular people are really controlling accounts through verification checkmarks. Now the same feature is available on Facebook. The social network announced Wednesday that pages that are really run by highly followed people will come with marks of verification. Unlike the hoax uncovered Tuesday, this is legitimate.
Customer-relationship-management tool Nimble announced the release of Nimble 3.0, with updates highlighted by the Today Screen, a new homepage that allows users to more closely follow and monitor their Facebook friends and fans and contacts from other social networks, and the Signals Screen, which highlights social network interactions that should receive priority.
Recommendations are a huge part of Graph Search. When users seek restaurants or bookstores their friends have liked, Facebook shows the average amount of stars their friends have assigned when rating those places. Previously, star ratings were available only through mobile and through random sidebar polling, but Inside Facebook noticed that Facebook recently added the ability to visit pages from desktop and rate them.
Recently, Facebook began rolling out a global redesign of its mobile location pages. The intention of this redesign seems to be focused not only on making it easier to find business’ physical locations, but also simplifying interactions between users and businesses on Facebook mobile.
Although 65 percent of Web users access videos directly and 30 percent discover them via search, the users who are most likely to complete watching those videos come from Facebook (3 percent), Twitter (1 percent), and other social networks (1 percent), according to The U.S. Digital Video Benchmark, which was released by Adobe Wednesday.