The Facebook Sharing Debugger is an essential content marketing tool

Biznology

Facebook is pretty good at making everything you share look pretty good all on its own — until it doesn’t. And once you become a Facebook Developer for one app or website, you can use the Facebook “linter” to debug any URL and any link that you like.

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. Facebook will make you happy.

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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.

Should Facebook be regulated?

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Should children be exposed to graphic violence on Facebook without your knowledge and consent? The social web has created amazing opportunities to learn, discover, connect, and have fun. Facebook’s “terror policy” is pretty weak. Should Facebook be regulated?

What will replace Facebook? Six considerations

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A question I often receive in my classes and talks is “What will replace Facebook?” We look to history to see the progression of upstarts replacing established companies — didn’t Facebook replace MySpace? What will replace Facebook? Facebook.

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?

Why social media strategy should NOT start with a drive for Facebook fans

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Why does every social media strategy seemingly start with a company cajoling people to come “like” their Facebook page? I’ve been honored to be selected to help judge a global company’s internal social media competition.

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.

Why Facebook Should Be Worried About Other Social Networks

Contently

Early social networks had life spans like house flies. Then Facebook came along. But with newer social networks abounding, is it still the preferred choice of the public? When you only look at people younger than 25, Facebook’s position appears even more precarious.

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.

The relational power of Facebook for business networking

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Is Facebook the most effective business tool on the planet? Normally social media + business means “LinkedIn,” but today I want to give you something to think about in terms of Facebook’s role in building business relationships. Facebook for business networking.

Social PPC: 17 Tips for Successful Ads on Twitter, LinkedIn & Facebook

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Foremost amongst the competition are the big three social networks: Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook, all of which, to varying degrees, rely on advertising to monetize their huge user bases. Ready to take the plunge into Social PPC? Facebook.

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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. We may be actually chemically-predisposed to wasting time on social networks. Neuro-Facebook. Facebook is brain crack for a generation.

The Business Case for Buying Facebook Likes

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It’s a hilarious moment, but a common example of “social proof” that has been used in the advertising world for decades. Social proof is not always true or accurate, it just has to provide an effective impression of authority. The essence of social proof.

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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. Although your stock was cut in half, do we really need a social graph? More changes from Facebook ….

B2B Paid Content Distribution: Facebook vs. LinkedIn

Contently

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.

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.

Carthage must be destroyed – and Facebook competition too.

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For years, I’ve tried to push back against the narrative that this or that social network is “winning” or “losing” against other networks. In other words, fake social media news. Facebook is out to get all of the other social networks. What is Facebook’s Motivation?

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.

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.

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. It provides social proof that there is activity on the content.

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.

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.

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.

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. Please check out this tremendous resource for scaling social media engagement.

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

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But beyond content, I was interested to know what people thought it took to gain influence on the social web. 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.

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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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. ” — Chad Parizman , Head of Social Media and Digital Communications at Pfizer.

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.

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.

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].

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

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” Of course you need to use common sense and spend time on the selling activities that will bring you the most return, but here are five ways to build a personal selling advantage for your team, even if your customers are not social savvy! How are you involved in social selling?

The start-up strategy for beating Facebook

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Two of the hottest social network startups have taken decidedly different turns in their fortunes. If we compare Snapchat and Blab we can tease out lessons for all of us when it comes to strategies for beating Facebook. The key to beating Facebook? Facebook was for grandma.

Facebook, the “spiral of envy,” and our Botox Life

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Like most people ( 60 percent, in fact ) I often wake up with Facebook. My Facebook universe is not filled with cat pictures, endless self-help quotes, and photos so grossly over photo-shopped that they look like they came from a Tolkein fantasy. Facebook Envy Prevails.

Enterprise Social Networking Platforms: Think Amazon, Not Facebook

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“This is just Facebook for the Enterprise” is the most common way most people describe enterprise social networking platforms. It’s inevitable that several enterprise software vendors will come up with their own flavour of social platforms.

10 Reasons Brands Fail to Convert Facebook Fans into Paying Customers

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Posted in Commerce Facebook Interactive Marketing Sales Social Media Social Networking Strategy. According to HubSpot, ninety three percent of adults on the Internet are on Facebook, yet only 1% of a brand’s Facebook fans will ever make their way to the company’s main website.

49 Noteworthy Social Networking Stats and Facts

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Though new social networks continue to be launched (e.g. But there are no guarantees that leadership will last, and the social networking landscape is constantly evolving. Image credit: Social Media Examiner. 18 Facebook Stats and Facts. Social Media Examiner ).

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