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Social Media Metrics

Social Media MetricsStarting September 4, work with a social media manager to monitor, measure and optimize your social media efforts! Danielle Brigida will teach you how to sift through web analytics, Facebook Insights, and Twitter mentions to develop a comprehensive reporting and tracking system for your brand. Register now!

Is Facebook Still Testing ‘Get Important News,’ ‘Games You May Like’ Modules In Sidebar?

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A reader of sister blog Inside Facebook shared a screenshot in June of a sidebar module titled, “Get Important News,” with links to three news-related sites. The social network appears to be expanding on that test, as AllFacebook reader Yan Yanko Kotliarsky shared the screenshot above, which featured a different design for the Get Important News module, as well as a “Games You May Like” module.

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Is Facebook Retesting Graph Search ‘Browse’ Feature?

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We reported in June that some Facebook users were seeing a “browse” option in their favorites menus, that brought them to this URL, https://www.facebook.com/discover-something-new, where they were served up random Graph Search queries, such as “favorite books of my friends,” “videos of favorite TV shows from my friends,” “cover photos by my friends,” and “movies liked by people who have interests similar to mine.” Now the browse test appears to have resurfaced in the sidebar on the left-hand side of the new News Feed design.

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