LinkedIn Sponsored Updates: 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 Introduces Sponsored Updates: LinkedIn is expanding its “content ecosystem with the launch of Sponsored Updates.” This allows companies “to build relationships by delivering their content into the homepage feed of members beyond those who are following their company.”

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Sponsored Updates will allow companies to build relationships.

SlideShare Introduces New Infographics Player: This new player is specifically for infographics and “optimizes the viewing experience of the increasingly important content type” on SlideShare.

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SlideShare now has an infographic player.

Facebook Launches Photo Comments for Pages: “Now people can leave photo comments on page posts. Page admins can also respond to comments with a photo. This is rolling out gradually and globally.”

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You can leave photo comments on Page posts.

Foursquare Expands Ads to More Small Businesses: Foursquare offers “a new way to find great customers—self-serve Foursquare Ads for small businesses. The idea behind these new ads is simple—connect people looking for somewhere to go with businesses that want to drive traffic to their stores.”

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Foursquare's self-serve ads allows businesses to connect with people.

Tumblr Updates Double Dashboard: The new Tumblr Activity page “lets you graph the latest activity on your blog, view your top fans and posts, and see all of your recent notifications.” There is also “a new way to see notes that’s faster (endless scrolling!) and highlights likes/reblogs/replies from people you follow!”

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You can see the latest activity on your blog.

YouTube Gives You a Subscribe Button: You can now embed a Subscribe button on your YouTube channel.

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Do you have a YouTube channel? Add a YouTube Subscribe button to your website.

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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://tyronneratcliff.com/ Tyronne Ratcliff

    Solid content SME. Sponsored stories on LinkedIn sounds interesting and should help businesses big and small. Looking forward to another week of great content! Thanks a bunch.

  • http://www.salyris.com/ Sean Cook

    Thank you Cindy! I jumped all over the YouTube subscriber buttons for my clients. :)

  • http://www.linkedin.com/in/rosscranwell Ross Cranwell

    Very useful update…love the embeddable Youtube buttons

  • Vivek G Maudgalya

    Thanks for sharing Cindy. I love to use all the above. LinkedIn sponsor updates in pretty interesting among the above.

  • http://cindyking.biz/ Cindy King

    You’re welcome, Tyronne!

  • http://cindyking.biz/ Cindy King

    Yes! It’s great to have this new subscriber button!

  • http://cindyking.biz/ Cindy King

    I’m also looking forward to seeing how this helps people with their YouTube channels.

  • http://cindyking.biz/ Cindy King

    Thanks for your feedback, Vivek!









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