Facebook Adds Admin Roles: This Week in Social Media

social media researchWelcome to our weekly edition of what’s hot in social media news. To help you stay up-to-date with social media, here are some of the news items that caught our attention.

What’s New This Week?

Facebook Gives Granularity to Page Admin Roles: Businesses with Facebook Pages can now set five different roles for their admins: Manager, Content Creator, Moderator, Advertiser and Insights Analyst.  This is a useful tool for Facebook managers.

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Businesses on Facebook can now grant page admins varying degrees of permissions, depending on their role.

Facebook Adds Post Scheduling: You can now schedule posts directly on your Facebook Page. ”You can prepare a post and schedule it to appear later by adding a date and time in the future before you post it.”

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"You can schedule a post up to 6 months in advance in 15-minute intervals," and you can also "choose a date in the past" and your post will appear at the appropriate place on your Page's Timeline.

Discussion From Our Networking Clubs: Thousands of social media marketers and small business owners are asking questions and helping others in our free Networking Clubs. Here are a few interesting discussions worth highlighting:

Facebook Rolls Out Promoted Posts for Facebook Pages: “Promoted posts are a simple way to reach more of the people who like your Page and their friends.” Promoted Posts give your updates more exposure on Facebook.

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To promote a post, select the Promote button after creating an update on your Page.

Google+ Local Replaces Google Places: “Each place you see in Google+ Local will now be scored using Zagat’s 30-point scale, which tells you all about the various aspects of a place so you can make the best decisions.”  Google Place pages have been automatically converted into Google+ Local pages. This is Google’s first step beyond Google Places.

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Google+ users can see the different scores others give this restaurant.

Bit.ly Gets New Look:  The new design features “make it easier and faster to find and share interesting stuff.” Things have moved around a bit, so if you’re looking for something specific, check their Knowledge Base for directions.

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Check out Bit.ly's new bookmarking feature, the Bitmark.

Pinterest Rival Fancy Brings Social Commerce to iPhone: The Fancy iPhone app allows people to browse the cool products shared on Fancy and also purchase items directly through their mobile devices.

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Fancy has nearly one million users who press the Fancy button 3 million times every week.

Enhancer Adds Music to Vimeo Videos: Vimeo’s new Enhancer tool makes it easy for users to find and add music to their videos. The music catalog “has tracks in tons of genres, with lots for free.”

Here are a couple of social media tools worth noting:

Network Updater: A free social network alert service that sends you email alerts for any changes or updates from the Twitter and Facebook friends you select.

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Network Updater ensures you don't miss the news from the people who matter most to you.

Curalate: A paid monitoring and analytics Pinterest tool for both the activity on your Pinterest account and all of the pinning activity from your own website.

What social media news caught your interest this week? Please share your comments below.

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About the Author, Cindy King

Cindy King is the director of editorial for Social Media Examiner. She spent 25 years abroad in international business development and then built her own international business from scratch by using social business networking. Other posts by »




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