Facebook’s HipHop Virtual Machine continues to help software and platforms outside of the social network drastically increase their speeds, as WP Engine, a software-as-a-service content-management platform for websites and applications built on WordPress, became the latest company to tout the virtues of HHVM.
For brands on Facebook, paid media not only increases the reach of News Feed posts, but it also bumps up organic and viral impressions by up to 200 percent, according to a study of more than 2,000 News Feed posts in the first and second quarters, which generated more than 2 billion impressions, by social rich-media platform ShopIgniter.
Everybody markets their businesses through various mediums and, after careful research, in order to reach their goals. Marketers start with Web optimization, Google ads (pay-per-click), sponsor ads, Facebook ads, etc., depending on their needs and budgets. But how effective is advertising through Facebook?
It’s been a rough week thus far for Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, as Portfolio Chief Investment Officer Lee Munson called for new leadership at the social network, while posters depicting a beaten-up Zuckerberg started appearing around New York.
Beyond Facebook’s Makeover: If Text Is ‘Dead,’ How Will Advertisers (Finally) Start Monetizing Photos?
Remember the kindergarten game, “Show and Tell?” Based on its more mobile-friendly News Feed redesign, it appears that Facebook will now be more show than tell — or, to be more precise, it will be burying the tell in billions of pictures. The shift to a “personal newspaper” format with larger and more prominent photo displays is a response to photo-driven behavior that has rapidly changed the social media landscape. Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg says 50 percent of all posts are now pictures, double the amount from just one year ago.
Last week, the owner of a social media consultancy contacted me via LinkedIn to ask for tips on “articulating her Facebook pitch” to prospective clients. She has many clients, she said, who aren’t convinced that they need to have a presence on what is still the most popular social network. This woman clearly knows her stuff, so her inquiry made me realize that even though Facebook has such a dominant presence, many businesses still do not see its full potential.
Facebook’s newest addition — graph search — can change the way brands not only market on the site, but find potential customers through the social network, provided they’re savvy enough. Graph search takes the recommendation power of Yelp and combines it with Facebook’s tremendous social graph to make it more important for businesses to cater to their Facebook fans and brick-and-mortar customers.
Facebook’s printed rules specifically prohibit users from creating fake accounts, yet that’s exactly what some page administrators have resorted to in order to try to make their posts more visible in the news feed.
BrightEdge S3 uses Facebook’s open graph to help pages boost their visibility in search engine results.