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’s Next Generation of Profiles:  LinkedIn Profiles have a new look. These new LinkedIn Profiles make it easier for you to tell your professional story, discover people and opportunities and engage with your network. You’ll see a new “Improve Your Profile” button to help you. “Over the next few months, all LinkedIn members will start to see their profiles in the new look and feel.”

Facebook Announces New Pages Structure for Global Brands: Facebook’s new Global Pages offer “a new structure that provides the best, localized experiences for a brand’s customers, available to all brands working with Facebook. With this new structure, Facebook users will be directed to the best version of a Page based on the country those users are in, enabling them to see localized cover photos, profile photos, Page apps, milestones, ‘about’ information, and news feed stories from Pages—all while remaining part of the global brand community.”

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"Each brand's Global Pages structure will include local Pages for specific markets (single- or multi-country regions) and a default Page for all other markets."

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:

Pinterest Adds Blocking and Reporting Features: These new Pinterest features “give you more control, including the ability to block and report a user and more granular email settings.”

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It's possible you won't see the flag icon immediately as Pinterest is rolling out this new feature. This ability to block and report a user will be available on the next mobile update.

Klout Takes Perks to the Next Level: You’ll find Klout Perks easier to claim, as you’re now “able to discover and claim Perks directly from your phone.” Klout’s updated iPhone app will “notify you when you are eligible for pre-qualified Perks, and then allow you to claim that Perk immediately, wherever you are.” You can add a “Klout Card” to Apple’s new Passbook, which will display your name, photo and Klout score all in one place.

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"With your Klout Card, you can show off your influence and get access to special services and experiences from the businesses you love."

Google Gives Power Bloggers an Advanced Tool to Disavow Links: This new tool “enables you to disavow links to your site. If you’ve been notified of a manual spam action based on ‘unnatural links’ pointing to your site, this tool can help you address the issue.”

Here are a few interesting tools worth noting:

Puzl:  A free website-building tool aimed at entrepreneurs, advanced web users and beginners alike.


Puzl also specializes in web visibility with the aim to help Puzlists, business members of the platform, become visible in the results of search engines and on social media.

Keeeb: A new bookmarking tool to save, organize and share anything from any webpage.

SocialEngine: A tool to create your own custom social network.


SocialEngine gives you a simple, unbranded network that you can customize in any way.

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  • Really excited with Facebook’s new page structure for global brands. Would love to see how big brands go with this. 

  • Me too! It’ll be fun to see which types of international companies these new global pages fit best.

  • albertkaufman

    Wow, that’s quite some news. Out of all of it, it’s most interesting to me to see LinkedIn moving forward. I can hardly understand how they manage to stay alive without making improvements along the way. And, they have a ways to go 🙂

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  • Eve

    I am very new to all this. I am gaining more insights as I read. Thanks for the update

  • claudia kittel

    Social media seems to be the way business is going.  My business has gained from all the publicity it is getting in the social media.

  • It doesn’t have to be for only international companies. If you think global localization. If a business has more then one location in a state or across the country they could brand for the local community store and engage with their neighbors on a local level while maintaining their branding.

  • Drew Frey

    Thanks for including us in ‘This Week in Social Media’  @CindyKing:disqus ! I’m a big-time SME reader and make a point to read your articles as often as I can. 
    Please let me know if you (or anyone!) have any questions about SocialEngine that I can help answer.Really appreciate it Cindy. -DrewCommunity Manager

  • Sara

    The concept of was founded on the belief that each and every one should have the possibility to launch or develop a professional activity without necessarily needing to invest a large sum of money and therefore take all risks. It’s a wonderful initiative. I hope they succeed.

  • Hi Cindy,
    thanks for mentioning Keeeb in this article – we’re extremely excited about that!

    We’re still at an early stage and looking for people to check us out and help us to get better so any feedback is always welcome!So if you or anybody else here wants to give me her/his feedback send me a message on twitter!


    (Marketing & Social Media Keeeb)

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  • New Linkedin profile layout is the best because for me, the most powerful feature is “In common with…”. It shows how what is the common points between two people so that we can start a conversation easily.

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  • Looking forward to learn about these changes.