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4 Things your Facebook Ad Visuals Must Have, Leveraging UGC & More: The Social Scoop 5/31/17

By Mari Smith | May 31, 2017

Facebook rolled out a few new features on Pages and in Groups recently. Check out these three: 1) You can now add Units in Facebook Groups to help organize content, possibly into e-learning modules. This feature appears to only be for the School or Class type. Is Facebook stepping up to compete with Google’s Classroom?…

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Marketers Read Your Facebook Photos, Linking Facebook Groups to Pages & More: The Social Scoop 5/23/17

By Mari Smith | May 23, 2017

Last week, I mentioned that you can now see the number of SAVES next to each Facebook Page post… I was under the impression this was for Admins of Pages only. Turns out, it’s a new public-facing stat for all Pages. New Public-Facing ‘Saves’ Metric on Facebook Page Posts And, as I explained in this video (embedded…

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Successful Facebook Groups, Inbound Marketing Resources & More: The Social Scoop 5/16/17

By Mari Smith | May 16, 2017

For my latest Facebook Live, I go through eight proven ways to reach more of your Facebook audience, complete with step-by-step demos and Q&A. It was a terrific session and we uncover two magical new Facebook features during the live: NEW for Page Admins – you can now see the number of SAVES next to each…

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Why Instagram Is Becoming The New Facebook, Social Proof & More: The Social Scoop 5/9/17

By Mari Smith | May 4, 2017

It’s been another big week on Facebook, and I’ve been camera ready on a daily basis lately… having a blast sharing a ton of valuable Facebook marketing strategies, tips, tactics and new tools via daily Facebook Live video broadcasts! Catch any of the replays here: May 1st – Facebook Live update – new hair style…

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The Facebook Pixel: What It Is and How to Use It, Customer Experiences & More: The Social Scoop 4/29/17

By Mari Smith | April 26, 2017

Woohoo, I’m back in San Diego after traveling almost nonstop in April – wow, what a whirlwind month…but, oh-so-gratifying! This past week, I had a wonderful time in San Francisco, leading Facebook marketing sessions at Marketo’s annual conference. Plus, meetings at Adobe’s HQ, and with the amazing team at Entefy – a startup that is building an…

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77 Facebook Ad Resources, Instagram for E-Commerce & More: The Social Scoop 4/22/17

By Mari Smith | April 19, 2017

HAPPY EARTH DAY 2017! Add a frame to your Facebook profile photo/video, get involved, take action, make a donation if you can. I love all the videos at Conservation.org – like this one about ice melting narrated by Liam Neeson. So useful to raise awareness. “Nature doesn’t need people. People need nature.” This week, I flew…

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Video Tools for The Camera Shy, Facebook Ad Landing Pages & More: The Social Scoop 4/17/17

By Mari Smith | April 12, 2017

It’s almost time for Facebook’s annual F8 Developer Conference taking place on April 18th and 19th in San Jose, California with 4,000 attendees. You can register to watch the F8 keynotes streaming live online here. Plus, this year, Facebook introduced live in-person meetups around the world (I believe all RSVPs are closed now, but good to know…

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Two-Person Facebook Live, The Effect of Facebook Ad Campaigns & More: The Social Scoop 4/10/17

By Mari Smith | April 6, 2017

Greetings from Dublin, Ireland! I just enjoyed a wonderful week with my family in Scotland. Then, this morning, I hopped over to Ireland to keynote at the Social Media Summit here. Whee!! Of course, this has been a ‘working vacation’ and I’ve been tuning in to all the latest Facebook updates. NEW: Two-person Facebook Live!…

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How to Use Facebook Ad Targeting, Split Testing & More: The Social Scoop 4/3/17

By Mari Smith | March 29, 2017

As usual, just one week goes by and there are a ton of new Facebook features and changes. I attended a ‘News On Facebook’ event in San Diego, California last Thursday as part of the Facebook Journalism Project. It was well worth investing a day to learn directly from the Facebook team; they rolled out…

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Storytelling on Facebook Live, Images that Get More Clicks and More: The Social Scoop 3/28/17

By Mari Smith | March 21, 2017

What a whirlwind ride it’s been lately. Last week, I lead a packed session on Facebook Marketing ROI at the Social Media Marketing World 2017 conference, with 3,000 attendees from all corners of the globe. Check out the #SMMW17 tweets & this great summary post of my session by Ashley Zeckman on TopRankBlog: The Queen…

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