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Watch Time Now Impacts Facebook News Feed Video Rankings

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Facebook is updating how it ranks the videos people and Pages upload. The new video ranking considers whether a user has watched a video and for how long. This new metric is in addition to previous considerations such as likes, comments, and shares. The new video ranking considers whether a user has watched a video and for how long, in addition to previous factors such as likes, comments, and shares. 0 Comments

Twitter Buys Spindle, Targeting Local Businesses

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Twitter has bought local discovery app Spindle. Spindle, available on iOS in the U.S., describes itself as a "news feed for your neighborhood", collating Twitter and Facebook posts from local businesses into a stream of local events and offers. Twitter has bought local discovery app Spindle. Spindle, available on iOS in the U.S., describes itself as a "news feed for your neighborhood", collating Twitter and Facebook posts from local businesses into a stream of local events and offers. 0 Comments

Local Search Battle Heats Up: Can Yelp Fight Off Facebook & Foursquare?

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Is Facebook – and to a lesser extent Foursquare – becoming more Yelp-like, and thus a threat? Some might believe the answer is an obvious yes, but it's worth looking at some of the moats Yelp has built in local search that won't make it so easy. Is Facebook – and to a lesser extent Foursquare – becoming more Yelp-like, and thus a threat? Some might believe the answer is an obvious yes, but it's worth looking at some of the moats Yelp has built in local search that won't make it so easy. 0 Comments

Spamming Your Way to Visibility with User-Generated Pages

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If you work with a site that relies on trickery to survive, then you need to reevaluate. This is a short-term strategy just waiting for the next algorithmic smackdown to kill your site dead in the water. And it makes your brand look cheap and tacky. If you work with a site that relies on trickery to survive, then you need to reevaluate. This is a short-term strategy just waiting for the next algorithmic smackdown to kill your site dead in the water. And it makes your brand look cheap and tacky. 0 Comments

Glowing Reviews for Facebook's Faster Android App

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Facebook released a native app for Android devices, which it claims is "twice as fast" as its previous effort. Facebook for Android 2.0, sees the social network ditching HTML5 in favour of native code - as it did with its IOS app earlier this year. Facebook released a native app for Android devices, which it claims is "twice as fast" as its previous effort. Facebook for Android 2.0, sees the social network ditching HTML5 in favour of native code - as it did with its IOS app earlier this year. 0 Comments

Facebook Adds Mobile Sponsored Stories Options

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In response to requests from Facebook marketers, the social network will, for the first time, allow advertisers to buy mobile ads separately. The developments were revealed as Facebook announced more nuanced ways to buy sponsored stories. In response to requests from Facebook marketers, the social network will, for the first time, allow advertisers to buy mobile ads separately. The developments were revealed as Facebook announced more nuanced ways to buy sponsored stories. 0 Comments