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Facebook Launches Its 15-Second, Auto-Playing Video Ads | TechCrunch

Facebook Launches Its 15-Second, Auto-Playing Video Ads | TechCrunch | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Facebook just announced that it's starting to run the video ads that it started testing last fall. In a company blog post, Facebook says it's working with..
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Stop! Stop! How do I turn this thing off?! Facebook autoplay ads coming to your device in the wink of a shutter . . .

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Ryan DePoppe's curator insight, March 17, 9:29 AM

It will be interesting to see how this plays out. It could get REALLY annoying, really quick. I love video's impact on marketing efforts, but I don't want it forced down people's throats either....

renata mello's curator insight, March 22, 5:56 AM

What does this mean for brands? Will it help increase sales?

Shri Ram Heritage's curator insight, April 4, 12:25 AM

www.raobikajigroups.com

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How to Improve Your Facebook Marketing Using Facebook Insights

How to Improve Your Facebook Marketing Using Facebook Insights | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Discover how to improve your Facebook marketing with Facebook Insights statistics. Learn how in six easy steps.
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If you use Facebook for social media marketing, this is an absolute must-read. This post tells you how to use Facebook Insights effectively to tweak your performance . . .

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Study: Article Link Visibility Up 39% after Facebook Increases the Size of Preview Images

Study: Article Link Visibility Up 39% after Facebook Increases the Size of Preview Images | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
What can you do to increase your reach on Facebook? Post more pictures right? Not so fast according to our latest findings. Did you realize that articles have almost the same reach and visibility as photos now?
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Another recent Facebook tweak means that articles with images  have better reach than videos pulled through from YouTube . . .

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8 Ways to Improve Your Facebook Engagement . . .

8 Ways to Improve Your Facebook Engagement  . . . | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Facebook Page Engagement: follow these examples of cool Facebook posts to boost engagement on your Facebook Page.
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Are you searching for some ideas to improve engagement for your Facebook page? This excellent post from Krista Bunskoek moght give you inspitaion . . .

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eProAgi Anderson's curator insight, September 24, 2013 8:09 AM

Use images ... according to Hubspot, you can generate 53% more likes using images vs a post with just text.

 

Learn more about Powerful Facebook Marketing:

http://realproadvisor.com/facebook-marketing/

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Facebook News Feed Updates, How Marketers Should Respond to Story Bump | Social Media Examiner

Facebook News Feed Updates, How Marketers Should Respond to Story Bump | Social Media Examiner | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Facebook Story Bump: here's how this new feature helps your best updates stay at the top of Facebook news feed and tips to get more engagement.
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As obscure 70's teeny-bop band Kenny once implored - "Come On And Do The Bump!". Find out about Facebook's "Story Bump" phenomena and what it means for your marketig exploits . . .

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Photos Dominate Facebook’s News Feed, Here Is How To Optimize Them — socialmouths

Photos Dominate Facebook’s News Feed, Here Is How To Optimize Them — socialmouths | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Why images are so important if you are trying to get your content to the Facebook News Feed and how to optimize them
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Great post on how to optimize your Facebook images to increase engagement . . .

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AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, May 10, 2013 6:42 AM

Another great example of how the infographic format makes it easy to deliver information for the author and easy to learn for the consumer of the information.

Randi Thompson's curator insight, May 10, 2013 8:46 AM

Photos matter.  How do yours look?

Suzanne Schumacher's curator insight, May 13, 2013 7:44 AM

More about the magical, image dominated news feed.

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How to See EVERYTHING in Your Facebook News Feed

How to See EVERYTHING in Your Facebook News Feed | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
If you don't want to miss any updates whatsoever, you can kick it old school and set Facebook News Feed to view every single post in real time.
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Facebook Newsfeed redesign coming very soon - looks like you'll be able to have much more control over your stream. Good news for everyone, I feel . . .

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Study: Facebook Page Post Ads generate 14% higher ROI for retail sector than Marketplace ads

Study: Facebook Page Post Ads generate 14% higher ROI for retail sector than Marketplace ads | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it

Page Post Ads in the Facebook News Feed generate 14 percent higher return on investment for companies in the retail sector compared to ads in the sidebar, a study from Nanigans has found . . .

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If you're thinking of advertising on Facebook, take a look at this blog post . . .

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5 Ways to Improve Your Facebook News Feed Exposure

5 Ways to Improve Your Facebook News Feed Exposure | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it

Facebook Edgerank: What you need to know to improve your Facebook marketing. Discover how to calculate your reach and grow your audience . . .

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Love your graphic - will be sharing, great pin!
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9 Essential Facebook Marketing Resources

9 Essential Facebook Marketing Resources | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it

If you're looking to market on Facebook, this is an excellent compilation of tips and resources from Lauren Drell on Mashable.

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How To Boost Your Facebook EdgeRank Score (via SnapApp Blog)

How To Boost Your Facebook EdgeRank Score (via SnapApp Blog) | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it

Great article on how understand and to use Facebook's Edgerank to boost your succes on Facebook . . .

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6 Facebook Marketing Tips for Managing Your Facebook Page

6 Facebook Marketing Tips for Managing Your Facebook Page | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Use these simple Facebook page tips to become a more effective admin and make your page more professional starting today.
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So you know everything about  Facebook? Here's a list of good practice habits from Jim Belosic of #Shortstack if you work on a Facebook page professionally. I really love #4 . . . 

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renata mello's curator insight, February 3, 8:08 AM

This seems like an obvious one for social media professionals, but I had a few issues with Facebook before. So I would recommend checking the updates, changes and the tips provided.

 

Enjoy!

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Facebook rolling out new Page Insights globally - Inside Facebook

Facebook rolling out new Page Insights globally - Inside Facebook | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
The new and improved Page Insights, which have been rolling out slowly to Facebook page admins, are coming to all page owners soon.
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Have you seen the new look Facebook Insights? What do you think of the changes?

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6 Creative Ways to Use Embedded Facebook Posts

6 Creative Ways to Use Embedded Facebook Posts | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Here's how to embed Facebook posts in your website or blog to increase engagement, support your content and build your Facebook Page Likes.
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Do you embed Facebook posts in other media, say your blog? Its pretty easy to do and this great post from Kristi Hines gives you some good reasons why to do it . . .

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eProAgi Anderson's curator insight, September 24, 2013 6:25 AM

Check out how you embed Facebook posts in your blog posts!

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New Facebook Contest and Promotion Rules, What Marketers Need to Know | Social Media Examiner

New Facebook Contest and Promotion Rules, What Marketers Need to Know | Social Media Examiner | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
New Facebook contest rules: here's what marketers need to know to create and administer promotions on Facebook after the latest changes.
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So now that the new Facebook rules on contests and promotions have been in existence for a couple of weeks, are you completely au fait with what you can or can't do? This great post from Social Media Examiner explains everything clearly . . .

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Demystifying How Facebook's EdgeRank Algorithm Works: INFOGRAPHIC

Demystifying How Facebook's EdgeRank Algorithm Works: INFOGRAPHIC | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Masses of data goes into calculating what appears in our news feeds. But you don't need to be rain man to master the EdgeRank algorithm.
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Gazoinks! Batman and Robin demistify Facebook Edgerank in this infographic - Go Go Gotham City . . .

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How to Target Facebook Ads Based on Purchase History, Lifestyles and More | Social Media Examiner

How to Target Facebook Ads Based on Purchase History, Lifestyles and More | Social Media Examiner | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Partner Categories: learn how to use Facebook’s Partner Categories to reach the audience you want and get better results from your Facebook advertising.
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Facebook audience targeting just got a whole lot more sophisticated . . .

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5 Tips to Benefit from the New Facebook News Feed - MySocialAgency

5 Tips to Benefit from the New Facebook News Feed - MySocialAgency | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Facebook is changing things again, which of course means we have to change things again. Here are our top 5 tips to benefit from the new Facebook news feed.
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Nice summary of the latest Facebook changes from @MySocialAgency . . .

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How to get Facebook engagement... without paying for it? . . .

How to get Facebook engagement... without paying for it? . . . | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it

Facebook's EdgeRank algorithm is decreasing the reach, virality and engagement of posts on your page, yet there are still ways to beat the system . . .

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12 Tips On Getting To Grips With Facebook's New Promoted Posts

12 Tips On Getting To Grips With Facebook's New Promoted Posts | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it

Facebook promoted posts: Everything you need to know about this new advertising tool to reach and connect with your Facebook fans . . .

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How to Use Facebook Ads: An Introduction | Social Media Examiner

How to Use Facebook Ads: An Introduction | Social Media Examiner | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Facebook ads: What you need to know to make smart decisions about how to promote your brand and engage with fans through advertising on Facebook.
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How to Increase EdgeRank - Facebook Marketing Essential . . .

How to Increase EdgeRank - Facebook Marketing Essential . . . | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it

Once a day on Facebook is no longer enough - the avearge shelf-life of an FB update is now only 3.2 hours! However, help and advice is at hand from SocialFresh . . .

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