21 Fantastic Facebook Marketing Guides

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marketers have a love-hate relationship with Facebook. But the bottom line is, as Amanda DiSilvestro notes in one of the posts highlighted below, “there are two online platforms (marketers) just can’t avoid: Google and Facebook.” Best Facebook Marketing Guides.

Four ways Facebook Instant Articles will dramatically impact marketing

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Facebook announced it would open up Instant Articles -– formatted and optimized to load almost immediately -– to any publisher without a special approval process. Facebook wants to build a content monopoly and there is probably no existing regulation or market force that can stop them.

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Coming clean on Facebook reach

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Is there any greater source of emotional debate and mis-information on the web today than Facebook reach? “I’m tired of so much negativity about Facebook,” he said. The truth about Facebook reach. Media companies and sports-related brands top the list.

Has a Facebook Rebellion begun?

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I am amazed at how much Facebook can get away with. And yet, their self-inflicted problems and arrogance have not made a dent in their seemingly inexorbale march toward world social media dominance. But are there cracks forming in the Facebook master plan?

Should Facebook be regulated?

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Should children be exposed to graphic violence on Facebook without your knowledge and consent? Facebook’s “terror policy” is pretty weak. So, for example, if a hostage is live-streaming a beheading, that’s deemed appropriate content for a Facebook live stream.

Adding fuel to the fire: How important is Facebook?

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A new survey adds more fuel to the swirling debate about how social media usage is changing, especially among teens. The research does not necessarily say teens are moving away from Facebook. Only 15 percent of teens in the survey said Facebook topped the list.

Wasting your ad money? All Facebook fans are unequal

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By Brooke Ballard, {grow} Contributing Columnist What if you were given $20,000 to acquire new fans on Facebook? But is there strategy in trying to acquire new fans on Facebook? What would you do with that $20k if you were asked to use it to acquire Facebook fans?

Social media engagement is a lousy metric

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Thank you for your social media engagement through your generous tweets, blog comments, and likes. But almost no one has ever engaged with me on social media. Social media engagement may be the wrong metric. Alternatives to social media engagement. By Mark Schaefer.

Facebook, You’ve Failed Us

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There is an unsettling buzz about the future of Facebook. Some analysts report that Facebook usage is declining , or at least slowing in some parts of the world and if that is true, it is a problem of Facebook’s own making. So does Facebook’s.

115 Facts You Never Knew About Social Media [Infographic]

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It’s something that you use almost every day, but how much do you really know about social media? Social Media Is The New Newspaper. Did you know that Reddit is the most popular social media platform as a source of news? million “likes” on Facebook every minute, and 2.4

Carthage must be destroyed – and Facebook competition too.

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In other words, fake social media news. Facebook is out to get all of the other social networks. Back when Facebook was in its infancy, changes and additions were usually harder to pinpoint and callout as being a direct result of another network’s feature usage.

Facebook Marketers need to take a hint from Wonder Woman

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I not only keep up-to-date with Facebook marketing, I also happen to be an undercover comic book and superhero NERD. Now that Wonder Woman has had her very own debut, I’d like to combine two of my passions and tell you what Diana Prince can teach you about Facebook Marketing.

The Business Case for Buying Facebook Likes

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Perhaps the most prestigious symbol of social proof today is the Facebook “Like.” Among many companies, there is a Facebook arms race in progress as competing brands do anything necessary to gain the upper hand on this important metric.

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If the Beatles ran Facebook

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More changes from Facebook … You know … sometimes I just wish they would Let It Be. When I find myself immersed in Facebook, Zuckerberg will come to me. The post If the Beatles ran Facebook appeared first on Schaefer Marketing Solutions: We Help Businesses {grow}.

Your brain is wired for Facebook (really)

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There is mounting evidence that social networking sites like Facebook tap into a need for connection that is embedded in our DNA. Neuro-Facebook. Facebook is brain crack for a generation. In the long run, this may be the real business benefit of Facebook for many companies.

Facebook and Snapchat at war, and four other groovy media trends

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Facebook and Snapchat and content wars. Listen in for some TREMENDIFIED new insights on: Snapchat rejected Facebook’s takeover bid last year. Watch out for this ZUCKERFICATION of Facebook Messenger. Facebook and Snapchat … AT WAR? So much going on today!

Facebook Tag Bombing is the new telemarketing

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I am increasingly being tagged in stupid Facebook posts like this one: What’s your favorite flavor of lollipop? It seems to be coming from the social media gurus and demi-gurus. It seems to be coming from the social media gurus and demi-gurus.

The 17 Best Social Media Management Tools

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Monitoring and managing even a moderately active business social media presence can be time-consuming. The number of people using social media continues to grow, usage is increasing, and more networks require attention. Post to Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn with one click.

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How to Compel & Not Repel Customers on Facebook [Infographic]

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How do you get more Facebook Likes? How often is too often when posting on the king of social media networks? What are major Facebook no-nos you should seriously avoid? How do you garner more engagement? These are all commonly asked questions by businesses big and small.

A plan to challenge the Facebook monopoly

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A very frequent question I am asked is “What will be the next Facebook?” However I do think Facebook has a seam of vulnerability and could be trounced, and I will riff on that too. Let’s look at Facebook’s obvious flaws … and why they don’t matter.

The “Be-Attitudes:” Creating influence on Facebook

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How to Become Powerful On Facebook from Mark Schaefer. I wanted to let you all know that I’ve created a cool new eBook for you called “The Be-Attitudes: Creating Influence on Facebook.” Related Stories A plan to challenge the Facebook monopoly Dear Facebook.

Five reasons to be freaked out by the Facebook experiment

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Like most of the online world, I’m stunned by the Facebook experiment designed to surreptitiously toy with the emotions of its customers. The news emerged that in 2012, Facebook conducted a study to determine whether it could alter the emotional state of its users.

B2B Paid Content Distribution: Facebook vs. LinkedIn

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At one point, I explained that experimenting with paid Facebook distribution could be a cost-efficient way to grow its target audience. “We don’t think anyone’s looking for our content on Facebook. Think about the people you engage with most on Facebook.

Are you ready for the mega-shift from social media to private media?

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Snapchat is a juggernaut with the 18-24 age group, now earning more daily check-ins than Facebook. And here is the quote from my young nephew: “Oh Facebook is dead. My friend posted on Facebook and we made fun of him. The rise of private media.

Dear Facebook. Please let me pay you.

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There is probably nothing more debated, despised, and dissected on the social web than Facebook’s ever-changing scheme to monetize its vast audience. My Facebook mobile stream is now dominated by banner ads. Facebook, you’re just p **g off people every day.

Why Facebook Live is not ready for prime time

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” Here’s the number one marketing prediction I see everywhere: “This is the year of Facebook Live. When I posted this sentiment on Facebook I received a strong reaction. ” Elizabeth Anne Hamilton , Flying Circus Media Group. By Mark Schaefer.

Update to Facebook Promotions

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Facebook announced today that they updated their Page Terms allowing businesses to run promotions directly on Page Timelines not just in apps as before. According to the Facebook for Business blog , you can now: Collect entries by having users post on the Page or comment/like a Page post.

The 29 Best Social Media Monitoring Tools

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Social media monitoring is vital for virtually every B2B or B2C brand. 58% of consumers follow brands on social media. Standard web analytics tools provide only a very narrow view of social media activity: clicks through to your brand website. ” — Social Media Today.

Navigating the shifting sands of Facebook marketing

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Have you figured out Facebook marketing? 1 billion people logged into Facebook on a single day last month. We discuss Facebook as a sociological driver of community and connection. Our podcast is also broug ht to you by Voices Heard Media.

How to Effectively Use Facebook Ads + Email

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On the last day of Social Media Marketing World , Facebook continues to be one of the most popular trending topics of discussion. A common theme amongst speakers at the conference in response to Facebook backlash: Don’t build on rented land.

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5 Ways B2B Marketers Can Learn to Love Facebook

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Are you holding back on Facebook marketing just because you’re in B2B? It was reinforced by what felt like a bait and switch when Facebook killed organic reach. And because most everyone in B2B seemed focused on LinkedIn, I figured I could maybe just ignore Facebook.

Why Facebook will become the most dangerous company on earth

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Within the next 60 days, an event will occur that may be the most devastating development in the young history of social media and for the businesses and individuals who love it so much. Facebook is going to become a publicly-traded company.

Facebook becomes Twitterfied to fight for media attention

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Twitter is the media darling. Even though Facebook is the dominant social network by far with more than four times the members of Twitter, tweets dominate the news, at least until now. Can Facebook turn this trend? The Twitterfication of Facebook seems to be an ongoing effort.

Best Facebook Marketing Tips, Techniques and Tools of 2011, Part 2

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As it approaches one billion users, Facebook has evolved from a site where friends and family share photos to an online marketing juggernaut rivaling Google. How can Facebook be used to support an SEO strategy? Facebook Marketing Tips & Techniques. running Facebook ads).

Social Media Explained. Really.

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With every client I meet, every class I teach, and every speech I give, there is always a group of people who desperately need to understand social media marketing but don’t have the time to do it. But this is not just another social media book. The post Social Media Explained.

The new urgency to create sticky content for Facebook

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Just when you think you’ve figured out Facebook, it moves and morphs in interesting new ways. A few days ago, Facebook announced that the algorithm it uses to determine which content is prioritized in user News Feeds will now take into account how long users spend viewing posts.

35 experts weigh-in: How we create influence on Facebook

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So I asked a few of my friends … What do you think it takes to become powerful on Facebook? Facebook forces companies and people to compete for attention pixel-by-pixel. ” JASON FALLS , CEO, Social Media Explorer : “Be consistently useful.

5 ways to use social media in sales even if your customer isn’t on Facebook

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If you believe your customers aren’t on social media today, they’re coming. Here are three ways to use social media for business intelligence. So if you’re customer isn’t on social media yet, there are at least five reasons why you should still be.

10 of the Best B2B Facebook Pages

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Facebook has emerged as a marketing channel that’s been adopted by countless individuals and brands alike. In fact, Facebook, the world’s largest social network, now has more than 1 billion users, including about 15 million brand pages. Facebook Page : [link].

What are the best social media platforms for your business?

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One of the most common business dilemmas is figuring our where to start with social media marketing. As with anything in life, there is often a trade-off between effort and business benefits and social media is no different. Facebook is like a gambling addiction.