Facebook Changes Like Buttons: 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 Introduces New Like and Share Buttons: Facebook has “a new design for both Like and Share to help people share more great content across the web. If you are currently using the old Like button, you’ll be automatically upgraded to the new design as part of their rollout.”

new like and share buttons

Facebook has “made it easy for you to include the Like and Share buttons side by side and the Share button by itself.”

YouTube Starts New Comments Powered by Google+: Now “when you’re watching a video on YouTube, you’ll see comments sorted by people you care about first. If you post videos on your channel, you also have more tools to moderate welcome and unwelcome conversations.”

Google Analytics Adds New Speed Suggestion Report: Google Analytics is launching the new Speed Suggestions report in their “suite of website performance reports.”

google analytics speed suggestion report

“Not only can you measure and visualize the performance of your website, but you can now also speed up the slowest pages with concrete and actionable suggestions.”

Google+ Rolls Out Restricted Communities: Google+ is “adding an extra layer of security by rolling out restricted communities that only users in your organization can join.”

google+ restricted community

You can decide if your restricted community will be open to everyone at your company or private, joinable by invitation only.”

Groupon Launches Redesigned Website: The “new site and mobile app make it easier and more rewarding for customers to check Groupon first when they want to buy just about anything, anytime, anywhere.”

groupon new homepage

“It’s simple for you to search and browse tens of thousands of offers to find the exact deal you want, when you want it.”

Google Introduces Helpouts: “A new way to get and give help over live video.” The goal is simple: to help people help each other. With helpouts, you can choose whom you get help from based on qualifications, availability, price, ratings and reviews. You can connect instantly or book in advance.

Tumblr Announces Android Updates: You can now create Photosets and GIFs that play automatically in your dashboard.

tumblr android update landscape

You can also use landscape.

Weekly Marketing Tip

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How to Use Testimonials in Your Marketing

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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://marketwithmario.com/ marketwithmario

    One of the most helpful reads of the week. Thanks so much.

  • http://www.eBizROI.com Rick Noel, eBiz ROI, Inc.

    Excellent industry news roundup Cindy. Many of these items were news to me. According to Facebook, “If you are currently using the old Like button, you’ll be automatically upgraded to the new design as part of our roll out.” We noticed our new Like and Share buttons appear last week.and now we know why :) Thanks for sharing.

  • http://www.standby.lk/ Nadun Dissanayake

    Thanks for valuable article

  • http://cindyking.biz/ Cindy King

    Cool! Thanks for sharing, Rick!

  • http://cindyking.biz/ Cindy King

    Glad you like it, Mario!

  • http://cindyking.biz/ Cindy King

    You’re welcome, Nadun!

  • keithdshrock

    Great step-by-step ‘How-To” advice for video testimonials. I have never considered a survey of customers …. prior to the testimonial.

  • http://www.PhilBallard.net Phil Ballard

    So GLAD I Ran Into This .. “Some of The Very BEST INFORMATION I’ve Found Concerning Social Media Anywhere” …

  • Florence Lee

    Great post. Specially love the tips on how to use testimonials in marketing. Keep up the great work!

  • jokosusilo.com

    I really love your posting. I’ll try this new approach. Thanks!

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

    Thanks Keith!

  • http://cindyking.biz/ Cindy King

    Happy you like it, Phil!

  • http://cindyking.biz/ Cindy King

    Cool! Thanks for sharing, Florence!

  • Khozem Sahiwala

    Thanks for Sharing and informative news to get well updated with social media marketing.

  • http://www.callboxinc.com/ Julie Dawn Harris

    I find it interesting how you conceptualize about Facebook changes like buttons. Looking forward to your next post Cindy.







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