LinkedIn Introduces Showcase Pages: 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?

LinkedIn Announces Showcase Pages: LinkedIn’s new Showcase Pages “are dedicated pages that allow companies to highlight different aspects of their business and build relationships with the right community.”

linkedin showcase pages

"LinkedIn members will be able to follow the specific brands and products they care most about that have Showcase Pages."

Pinterest Introduces Place Pins: Place Pins “combine the beautiful imagery of a travel magazine with the utility of a map online so you can share it with friends.”

pinterest place pins

"You can access Place Pins from anywhere on your smartphone, too, which means you can find new places on the go and even get directions!"

Facebook Updates Page Composer: “Two updates coming to the Page Composer will make it easier for page admins to schedule posts and upload photos.”

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"To make it simpler to schedule posts," Facebook has "shortened the process for scheduling a post from 12 steps to 4."

Twitter Improves Search on Mobile: “New filters in search help you quickly find exactly the tweets and people you’re looking for. And now you have the option to view all tweets—simply toggle between top tweets and all tweets at the top of your search results.”

new ways to search on twitter

"If you want to see great photos, use the new photo search filter to see tweets with photos in a grid or list layout."

Tumblr Introduces New Look for Mobile: Tumblr has “a new look for iOS 7 with faster performance and tag autocomplete!”

tumblr ios7 update

Tumblr for iOS 7 has faster performance.

Groupon Introduces Freebies: Groupon is “offering tens of thousands of coupons from national brands just in time for the holiday shopping season.”

groupon freebies

"Freebies has something for everyone."

Here’s more interesting news to follow:

Pinterest Expands to E-Commerce Sites: According to The Wall Street Journal, “Pinterest is opening up its popular scrapbooking service to outside developers—a long-awaited move that could juice sales of e-commerce sites while helping the fast-growing startup build its influence around the web.”

top pins zappos

"A new tool on Zappos displays the retailer's most popular items based on Pinterest activity."

Weekly Marketing Tip

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How to Create and Promote Quality Linkbait Posts

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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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  • http://www.tylerjanderson.com/ Tyler Anderson

    Great job on the “Linkbait” video! Very detailed and easy to follow. Awesome tip!!

  • http://www.assistingauthors.com Janis Friesler

    Hi Michael,
    I have been thinking about writing a blog post about people whose posts I actually look forward to reading. You are one of those people. Your video on link-baiting is just what I was looking for to help me design the post I want to write on Google+ Hangouts. I am writing a series about how authors can use Google+ to help promote their books.. As I write the posts, I am actually learning to use G+ myself. It would be great if I could get content from Google + influencers to help my readers and I. Thanks for the perfect plan to accomplish this. Don’t be surprised if you get an email from me asking if you would like to participate.

    Thanks for the fantastic video! No blogger should miss it.,

    Janis Friesler
    Assisting Authors Online
    http://www.assistingauthors.com

  • http://www.internetbillboards.net/ Tom George

    Thank you for the update on the showcase pages on LinkedIn very helpful to know

  • RivkaK

    Don’t forget the Google+ look changes. :-)

  • http://cindyking.biz/ Cindy King

    Happy you found it useful, Janis!

  • http://cindyking.biz/ Cindy King

    You’re welcome, Tom!

  • http://cindyking.biz/ Cindy King

    Glad you like it, Tyler!

  • http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/ Michael A. Stelzner

    Glad you liked the video Janis :)

  • http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/ Michael A. Stelzner

    Thanks Tyler

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  • Raubi Marie Perilli

    Great rundown on all of the changes going on in social media. I’m most interested in seeing what LinkedIn is doing to change. I’d love to see more about how to best use the showcase page.

  • http://www.shaynjordan.com/ Shay

    Great post! Lots of new info to take in this week.

  • Umane Paul

    Hi,

    Thanks a lot. I am highly delighted to read, “Pinterest is opening up its popular scrapbooking service to outside developers—a long-awaited move that could juice sales of e-commerce sites while helping the fast-growing startup build its influence around the web.”

    How can newbie fit into this program, please?
    Regards.

  • http://dragonsearchmarketing.com/ Ric Dragon

    I got SO excited today – found that LinkedIn now offers the opportunity to do sponsored updates on the showcase updates. Turns out the button is there, but they’re not connected. But if it’s a sign of things to come, I’d keep my eyes on what they’re doing here.







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