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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?

Marketers Get More Facebook Page Layout Options: Facebook Page admins now have “more control over the look and functionality” of their Pages.

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“Now, admins can adjust the placement of sections in the top navigation menu and left-column menu.”

Facebook Announces Updated Design is Now Available Worldwide: “All existing Pages — including the 30 million active small business Pages — will have access to the refreshed design.”

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“Admins that want to update their Pages before switching to the new design can wait up to two weeks before making the switch.”

LinkedIn Makes Your Profile More Visual: If you’re a new or existing premium member, you’ll now have “additional functionality to help you stand out from the crowd and drive the right and relevant opportunities to you.”

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LinkedIn has incorporated several new visual updates to help premium members stand out, “including a larger photo and expanded profile header, early access to a new custom profile background, and an exclusive gallery of beautiful background images should you need a little inspiration.”

LinkedIn Helps You Optimize Your Profile: LinkedIn also makes it easier by prompting premium members “with top keyword suggestions to help with writer’s block.”

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“These personalized suggestions are also optimized to help you get found in search.”

Pinterest Adds Do-It-Yourself Promoted Pins: “Businesses of any size can promote their Pins to reach more people and get visits back to their website.”

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“These Promoted Pins will be available on a cost-per-click basis through ads.pinterest.com.”

Pinterest Rolls Out Refreshed Analytics: “In addition to seeing what people are Pinning from your website, you’ll also be able to see how Pins from your Pinterest profile are performing.”

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You’ll also see “which of your Pins and boards are driving the most impressions, clicks and repins.”

Instagram Adds New Creative Tools: “A set of new creative tools on Instagram with the ability to adjust brightness, contrast, saturation, warmth and more.”

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“When you go to select a filter, you’ll now see a new wrench icon. Tap it and you’ll find a tray of photo editing tools ready for you to explore.”

Google+ Brings Advanced Editing Tools to Mobile: “Easily perfect your photos with a powerful new editing suite in the Google+ app for iPhone and iPad.”

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“With these Snapseed-inspired tools you can crop, rotate, add filters and 1-tap enhancements like Drama, Retrolux, and HDR Scape, and more.”

Google+ Brings Stories to App: Now “iPhone and iPad users can view, edit, and share their Stories with the Google+ app.”

Here’s a cool social media tool worth checking out:

Scoopr: Helps “you create the content you need.”

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Scoopr “helps companies gain content that is specific to their brand.”

What do you think? Please share your comments below.

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