Monday , February 20 2017

Facebook Rolls Out Major Video Updates: This Week in Social Media

Welcome to our weekly edition of what’s hot in social media news. To help you stay up to date with social media, here are some of the news items that caught our attention. What’s New This Week Facebook Announces Autoplay Sound, Picture-in-picture View, and Other Updates to Video: Facebook rolled out four major updates “that make watching [...]

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Online Marketing News: Generational Video, Facebook Ups the Volume and Hiring an SEO

Infographic: How Gens X, Y and Z Consume Video Content
A new infographic shows how content consumers across generations interact with video content -- unsurprisingly, Gen Z consumes video at a higher frequency than their Gen Y and Gen X counterparts, but the platform and preferred format data may surprise you. AdWeek

Facebook Videos Will Now Play With the Sound on by Default
In contrast with a decision made last year to keep the sound from auto-playing on videos in the News Feed, Facebook has opted to turn the automatic sound back on for videos after rumored pressure from advertisers. User groups have reviewed this favorably, but there is also the option to disable auto-play with sound in your individual settings. AdAge

How to Hire an SEO [Video]
Hiring a good SEO is a daunting task for many -- but Google's Maile Ohye is here to help with some useful tips. First and foremost, SEO isn't black magic. She also points out that an SEO is only as good as the site they have to work with in terms of credibility and content. Google Webmasters

The Impact of Email List Segmentation on Engagement
Personalizing content in your emails by segmentation works, according to a new study from MailChimp. The study saw open rates increase by 14% where segmentation was used, and a whopping 101% increase in click through rate. MarketingProfs

Google Asked to Remove Over a Million Websites for Copyright Infringement
Google's Transparency Report showed that the search engine recently hit a major milestone - they've been asked to remove one million domains from their search results and two billion individual URLs. Some of these are due to copyright infringement or illegal content, but others are due to personal preference of the reporting user. For the latter, Google has the option to deny the request. Search Engine Journal

Get Ready for Pinners to Search Outside the Box
On February 8th, Pinterest announced Pinterest Lens (in Beta): "Pinterest Lens uses people’s mobile cameras to search for ideas using objects they see out in the real world. Just point Lens at a pair of shoes, and tap to see related styles." Pinterest

Facebook’s Rolling Out a New Job Posting Option for Pages
Social Media Today reports: "This week, Facebook has confirmed that this new functionality is being rolled out to all business Pages, starting with North American-based organizations [...] the workflow is fairly straightforward – when you want to advertise an open position, you click on the ‘Create Job’ option, which will be added to the new Page post options buttons." Social Media Today

Mobile makes up 21 pct. of online spending in Q4, as digital commerce reaches $109 billion
ComScore released their 2016 eCommerce spending figures, and the results are in - consumers spent 21% ($22.7 Billion) of total online revenue (109.3 Billion) on mobile. Online revenue still didn't overtake retail during the holiday season, but there's always next year. Marketing Land

What were your top online marketing news stories this week?

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How to Use Facebook Ads to Boost Your Best Content

Do you use Facebook ads? Have you considered creating Facebook ads from your top-performing organic posts? To explore how to identify and boost your best Facebook content, I interview Larry Kim. More About This Show The Social Media Marketing podcast is an on-demand talk radio show from Social Media Examiner. It’s designed to help busy [...]

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Does Your Website Pass the Mobile Test?

It is hard to argue that the adoption of mobile devices hasn’t exploded with popularity. Most searches are being performed on mobile devices, with more searches expected to continue on mobile. Mobile is not only important for organic performance but for conversions from all types of traffic including email and paid channels. It is important [...]

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5 Ways to Analyze Your Social Media Marketing Performance

Do you want to analyze your social media marketing efforts? Wondering which metrics to focus on? Auditing key social media metrics can reveal which aspects of your social media marketing are working and provide insight into which areas you can improve upon. In this article, you’ll discover five ways to analyze the effectiveness of your [...]

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Turning The Challenges of Remote working Into Strengths

This is a guest contribution from Nick Chowdrey. Remote working is an attractive prospect for many people in this digital age. But it’s not as simple as packing up your laptop and riding off into the sunset – it takes a lot more effort and skill than that. After all, ...more

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Influence and The Mighty Impact of Chocolate Chip Cookies

Everyone is influential about something and if you want to be the “best answer” for that thing, then you should really read Mark Schaefer’s new book, Known. Today I’m sharing a very rare thing: a guest post. To celebrate the recent launch of Known, Mark has put together this preview for you. For the past two [...]

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12 Social Media Marketing Predictions for 2017 From the Pros

Are you wondering how marketing on top social media platforms will change this year? Social media is constantly evolving to reflect the needs and preferences of customers and marketers alike. To find out how marketing on Pinterest, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Snapchat will transform in the coming year, we reached out to expert social media professionals [...]

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Setting Up Your Browser to Increase Your Productivity

As bloggers we spend most of our work time staring at our browser. How we have a browser set up can have a significant impact on our productivity in two ways: It can help us eliminate distractions. It can help up keep focused on our key activities. Below I am ...more

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Showing Some Love: 7 Sweet B2C Valentine’s Day Marketing Examples

While Valentine’s Day has been traditionally known as the day couples honor their love and affection for one another, it’s turned into the fourth-largest shopping day of the year with attached and unattached consumers making holiday purchases for the special people in their lives. As a result, smart B2C brands and marketers are upping their [...]

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