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Facebook to Test Pre-roll Video Ads, New Tools for Social Good & More: The Social Scoop 12/8/17

By Mari Smith | December 8, 2017

Here’s a few of my favorite Facebook news items and updates, along with my usual weekly top three articles below: Facebook’s 2017 Year In Review – I was heartened to see that International Women’s Day was the No. 1 most talked about moment in 2017, doubling from last year, with people around the world talking, sharing…

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How The Facebook Local App Affects Local SEO, Messenger for Business & More: The Social Scoop 12/2/17

By Mari Smith | December 2, 2017

Here are my top two Facebook updates for you to know this past week. Plus, check out my fun Facebook contest! Facebook’s New Messenger Broadcast Interface Facebook has internally developed “Messenger Broadcast,” a self-serve mass-messaging interface that lets businesses send marketing messages to users. Wow, my friend, this has much potential, assuming Facebook rolls out such…

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The Facebook Creator App, How AI can Boost Digital Marketing & More: The Social Scoop 11/23/17

By Mari Smith | November 23, 2017

Great BLACK FRIDAY specials here! Woohoo, my brand new Facebook course is here, plus check out these excellent deals from my favorite video apps and tool companies. All you need is here! I negotiated great deals especially for Mari’s peeps. Enjoy! FAST Facebook Results Brand new LIVE online training course from yours truly! Get the…

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An Epic Guide to Facebook Messenger Marketing, Content Marketing in 2018 & More: The Social Scoop 11/15/17

By Mari Smith | November 15, 2017

Facebook recently relaunched its standalone Events app as a new app called Facebook Local… and I must say, I really LOVE it! There is huge potential with this newly revised events app. Think Yelp & Foursquare + Meetup + Eventbrite?! Hmm! In fact, WIRED says, “Facebook Local might be the only Facebook app you need.”  Wow, bold statement! 🙂 Facebook…

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10 Important Marketing Lessons, New Features for Facebook Groups & More: The Social Scoop 11/8/17

By Mari Smith | November 6, 2017

NEW from Facebook this week: You’ll soon be able to add a Messenger live Customer Chat plugin to your website! Facebook says this was one of their most highly requested features. It has HUGE potential for high-tech and high-touch customer support through Messenger, which has 1.2 billion monthly users and growing. And, keep in mind, close to 90% of…

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Facebook News Feed Tests: The Impact on Organic Reach, What Marketers Need To Know

By Mari Smith | October 26, 2017

Organic reach on Facebook is so 2012. This is unfortunate, but true. Facebook has long been a ‘pay-to-play’ platform for those businesses serious about optimizing all that the platform offers. Organic reach has been steadily declining from well over 100% on some pages (back pre-2012), to an average of 1-6% starting in 2014. Any business…

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Facebook Lets Brands Read People’s Posts, Podcast Interview Tips & More: The Social Scoop 10/30/17

By Mari Smith | October 23, 2017

Since Facebook’s recent roll out of the new discovery-focused Explore Feed, we’ve seen a big flurry of confusion. What happened is Facebook also tested removing ALL business page posts from the main News Feed and placing into this new Explore Feed. As a result, Page owners in some of the six test countries experienced a large…

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Find Music for Your Videos, Draft the Perfect Email & More: The Social Scoop 10/19/17

By Mari Smith | October 15, 2017

A few Facebook updates of note this week: Facebook is testing news subscriptions support in Instant Articles Facebook officially rolls out its new discovery-focused Explore feed (the one with the rocket icon) on both desktop and mobile. More on TechCrunch. The Explore feed comprises posts only from Pages, and from what I see on my own tab, mostly Pages I’ve…

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Why Facebook’s Latest Algorithm Change Impacts Marketers, Customer Experiences & More: The Social Scoop 10/15/17

By Mari Smith | October 10, 2017

As mentioned in the last issue of The Social Scoop, Facebook continues to put massive emphasis on videos in the News Feed, including Live streaming video and video ads. Here are two great articles on this topic from my friends at AgoraPulse and AdEspresso: 5 Ways to Use Facebook Video Ads to Land New Customers…

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Fabulous Facebook Marketing Ideas, Borrowing Images Online & More: The Social Scoop 10/5/17

By Mari Smith | September 25, 2017

Are you ready to create 6-15 seconds video ads? Facebook continues to ramp up the video ad break offerings with the new Watch digital streaming television platform taking root (US only for now), and the good news is that creators can share in the revenue (55%). Check this out: the average video ad view on…

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