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Facebook Could Give You the Oculus Rift You Always Wanted

Facebook Could Give You the Oculus Rift You Always Wanted | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
The news today that Facebook will buy Oculus--the makers of the best virtual reality experience in existence--caused paroxysms of upsetment and surprise. That's fair! But once the smoke clears, this could turn out to be the best thing that ever happened to the most promising technology we have.
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Ooh, a Facebook and Virtual Reality marriage. Does the future of social media on a virtual platform start here? Gizmodo makes a good case . . .

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You Will Be Immediately Impacted by Twitter’s Revamped 140-Character Limit via Simply Measured

You Will Be Immediately Impacted by Twitter’s Revamped 140-Character Limit via Simply Measured | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
It's official: Twitter is stretching it's 140-character limit by no longer attributing photos, videos, GIFs, and polls to a Tweet's total. Source:
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All I can say is About Blimmin' Time! Good move Twitter . . .
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How to Create Quality Facebook Canvas Ads : Social Media Examiner

How to Create Quality Facebook Canvas Ads : Social Media Examiner | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Do you want to reach more mobile Facebook users? Discover how to create quality Facebook Canvas ads.
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So what exactly is Facebook Canvas and do I need it, you might very well be asking yourself. Well if your social marketing focus is on mobile ads and video/images I believe you should read this post toot suite . . .
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Sven Hirschmann's curator insight, May 15, 9:13 AM
Sehr interessante neue Werbeform, die auch hohe Kosten für Landingpages sparen kann und dadurch mehr Budget für aktiven Kundendialog schafft.
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Capturing Attention in Feed: The Science Behind Effective Video Creative

Capturing Attention in Feed: The Science Behind Effective Video Creative | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Discover what creative elements maximize the value of video ads in the mobile feed environment.
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How to Simplify Google Analytics Reports via RazorSocial

How to Simplify Google Analytics Reports via RazorSocial | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Google Analytics reporting can be quite complex, are you looking for ways to present the information in a better way?
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How to Make Instagram Ads That Stand Out : Social Media Examiner

How to Make Instagram Ads That Stand Out : Social Media Examiner | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Ready to take your Instagram ads to the next level? Discover four features you can use to create Instagram ads that stand out.
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Instagram have upped the ante with their ad offer, very influenced by parent company Facebook. Take a look at what you can do now with Instagram ads . . .
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21 Pro Tips for a Packed House at Your Webinar or Live Event using Visual Marketing

21 Pro Tips for a Packed House at Your Webinar or Live Event using Visual Marketing | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Filling a webinar or event can be hard but these 21 Pro Tips for a Packed House with Visual Marketing will help... grab the SlideShare and Cheatsheet too!
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This is a real treat - some great ideas on how to use visual marketing to zap your live event or webinar . . .

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Twitter Launches ‘First View,’ Guaranteeing Prime Ad Real Estate on Timelines

Twitter Launches ‘First View,’ Guaranteeing Prime Ad Real Estate on Timelines | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
This is a great way for Twitter to monetize its most valuable asset, the timeline, and make sure that ads get seen.
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Interesting new development from those folks at Twitter . . .

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How to Use Facebook Insights to Improve Your Engagement : Social Media Examiner

How to Use Facebook Insights to Improve Your Engagement : Social Media Examiner | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Do you have a content strategy for your Facebook Page? This article shows how to find your best content using Facebook Insights.
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Are you getting the most out of your Facebook Insights? This great post from @AndreaVahl tells us to focus on Engagement and how to do it . . .

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Twitter Cards - How They Help Increase Reach of Your Tweets

Twitter Cards - How They Help Increase Reach of Your Tweets | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Have you checked out Twitter Cards yet? I think you should. It will help increase the reach of your tweets. Check them out now!
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A fantastic low-down from @RazorSocial on why you should be using Twitter Cards in your tweets . . .

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How to Use Facebook Business Manager: A Complete Guide

How to Use Facebook Business Manager: A Complete Guide | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Are you familiar with the Facebook Business Manager? Discover how to use Business Manager to securely manage pages, admins, ad accounts and more.
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If Facebook is one of your main social media marketing tools, chances are you should be using Facebook Business Manager to keep track of all your activity. This is an excellent "How To" guide from @SMExaminer contributor, @KristiHines . . .

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How Ford’s Instagram Campaign Encourages Fans to Drive Safely

How Ford’s Instagram Campaign Encourages Fans to Drive Safely | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Ford's latest Instagram campaign warns fans against "liking and driving," using a series of simple yet powerful images.
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A really innovative idea from @Ford on how to use Instagram for a safer driving campaign . . .

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How to Use Snackable Visual Content on Your Blog

How to Use Snackable Visual Content on Your Blog | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Find out how you can use snackable visual content on your blog posts to get more shares and drive traffic.
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Snacks can be good for you too, especially if it helps you sell you idea with one powerful image. Find out how Donna Moritz @SociallySorted uses snackable images . . .

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The Mixology of Content Marketing [Infographic]

The Mixology of Content Marketing [Infographic] | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Did you know that 69% of digital marketers creating more content now than they did one year ago? And that 62% of business want to create more engaging, higher quality content? This infographic from JBH looks at how brands can mix up their content and create a compelling mix.
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Did you know that Milennials spend over 5 hours a day engaging with peer created content? This a great infographic on getting the right content mix from @socialmedia2day . . .

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How to Find Facebook Post Ideas for Higher Organic Reach

How to Find Facebook Post Ideas for Higher Organic Reach | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
If you're looking for ideas to increase organic reach on Facebook, we have some Facebook post ideas and tools that will massively help.
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Is organic reach dead on Facebook? Not according to @RazorSocial 's Ian Cleary. Find out out tips and tools to improve your chances of success . . .
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How to Use Facebook Messenger for Business : Social Media Examiner

How to Use Facebook Messenger for Business : Social Media Examiner | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Do your customers use Facebook Messenger? Discover how to connect and engage with customers using Facebook Messenger.
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Everything's going mobile and Facebook Messanger has great potential for direct marketing with customers. Here's the skinny from the excellent @KristiHines . . .
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F8 2016: It’s a Good Time to Be a Publisher on Facebook

F8 2016: It’s a Good Time to Be a Publisher on Facebook | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it

F8 2016 brought 10 big website enhancements to publishers. Take a look at the latest benefits coming your way . . .

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Instagram Engagement: 8 Ways to Get Better Results

Instagram Engagement: 8 Ways to Get Better Results | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
No matter if you’re just starting out or if you already have an established following, you’ll find some useful tips on Instagram engagement in this post.
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How many hashtags should you use? How should you use your images? This post gives some sound advice to improve your Instagram channel . . .
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fredericblue's curator insight, April 1, 2:44 PM
How many hashtags should you use? How should you use your images? This post gives some sound advice to improve your Instagram channel . . .
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Facebook Canvas: How to Create an Immersive Facebook Ads Experience

Facebook Canvas: How to Create an Immersive Facebook Ads Experience | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Facebook Canvas provides advertisers awesome opportunities for creating immersive experiences. Here's a step-by-step guide to create your own.
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Facebook Canvas looks like it could be a game-changer for mobile marketing. So what is it and how do we use it? Jon Loomer gives you the skinny . . .
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Alba Herreruela Hevia's curator insight, March 7, 5:27 AM
Facebook Canvas looks like it could be a game-changer for mobile marketing. So what is it and how do we use it? Jon Loomer gives you the skinny . . .
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Facebook Canvas looks like it could be a game-changer for mobile marketing. So what is it and how do we use it? Jon Loomer gives you the skinny . . .
Sonya Keenan's curator insight, March 13, 8:59 PM
Facebook Canvas looks like it could be a game-changer for mobile marketing. So what is it and how do we use it? Jon Loomer gives you the skinny . . .
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Twitter’s new algorithm: Company should innovate, not imitate

Twitter’s new algorithm: Company should innovate, not imitate | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it

Twitter has to evolve and innovate to keep up with the rest of the social landscape, but real-time information is what set it apart in the first place

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So have Twitter been wise owls or is it a complete turkey? What do you make of the new timeline change that pushes what it thinks is most relevant content for you to the top? . . .

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Facebook algorithm changes up your News Feed, (again!)

Facebook algorithm changes up your News Feed, (again!) | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Facebook keeps tweaking its News Feed algorithm to show you what it thinks you care about
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Another tweak by Facebook to try and make sure it delivers what its algorithm thinks you're interested in. Let me know if you see any difference, and for better or worse . . .

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5 Trends That Will Change How Companies Use Social Media In 2016

5 Trends That Will Change How Companies Use Social Media In 2016 | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Hootsuite CEO Ryan Holmes offers a look ahead at the social trends that are fast reshaping how companies do business.
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How to Connect With Influencers on Social Media . . .

How to Connect With Influencers on Social Media  . . . | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Do you want to get the attention of influencers? Discover how to find and connect with influencers on social media.
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Whether your building a new business or looking for speakers for your event, social media can help you find influencers in you area in a number of ways. This post by Dasheroo's John Hingley (@GetDasheroo) explores how . . .

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Facebook Conversion Pixel Changes: What Marketers Need to Know

Facebook Conversion Pixel Changes: What Marketers Need to Know | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Are you using the Facebook conversion pixel? This article shows how to install the new Facebook pixel, track conversions and view the cost per conversion.
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Have you heard that Facebook have changed their conversion pixel? The wonderful @AndreaVahl, expert on all things Facebook, explains everything you need to know . . .

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Google+ updates aim to breathe new life into ailing social network

Google+ updates aim to breathe new life into ailing social network | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Google whittled down its Google+ platform to the bone as part of a new redesign that highlights groups and topics. But does the latest batch of changes represent a new beginning for the struggling social network, or the beginning of the end?
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So Google+ has been "reimagined" (whatever that means!). What do you think of the changes? Is this the shot in the arm to revive the ailing social media channel? . . .

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Facebook Introduces New "Slideshow" Ad Unit For Emerging Markets, SMBs

Facebook Introduces New "Slideshow" Ad Unit For Emerging Markets, SMBs | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Today, at an event organized to discuss Facebook's growth opportunity in emerging markets, the company introduced a new ad unit called "Slideshow." Slidesh
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Great news for countries where customers are on medium range phones - Facebook Slideshow will automatically replace video ads . . .

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