Facebook Rooms: 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 Rooms: Rooms is “a new app that lets you create places for the things you’re into, and invite others who are into them too. Check out the Rooms blog to learn more.”

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“Not only are rooms dedicated to whatever you want, room creators can also control almost everything else about them.”

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Facebook Stickers: 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 Brings Stickers to Comments: “Just tap the smiley face icon in the bottom-right of any comment field to pick a sticker to send.”

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Facebook stickers will “be available to all posts from people, in groups, and on events now.”

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Social Media Examiner Turns 5 Years Old: 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?

Social Media Examiner Turns Five Years Old: Five years ago today, we started Social Media Examiner. Wow, how things have grown!

If you’ve been reading for a while, thank you!


Watch this video to see what our peers have to say.

We published our very first article, Top 10 Easy Steps to Starting a Business Blog, by Denise Wakeman, on October 12, 2009.

Here’s what Social Media Examiner looks like today:

  • 287 of the industry’s top social media professionals have written for you here.
  • 1,583 helpful articles have been published.
  • 24.7 million people like you have read our site.
  • 293,000 of your peers subscribe to our daily newsletter.
  • Our podcast has been downloaded 3 million times.

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Top 10 Ways to Improve Your Social Media Marketing

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Looking for proven ways to improve your social media marketing?

Wondering what resources you should read to boost your social efforts?

We’ve compiled a list of our top ten articles from the recent past, each focused on a different social network.

You’ll discover proven techniques to get your marketing on the fast-track to success.

Why a Top 10 List?

Nearly five years ago Social Media Examiner® launched to help business owners learn how to best use social media, blogs and podcasts to connect with customers, drive traffic, generate awareness and increase sales.

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Explore the top 10 ways to improve your social media marketing from Social Media Examiner.

To celebrate, we’ve rounded up some of the most popular posts.

And if you’re curious, we published our very first article, Top 10 Easy Steps to Starting a Business Blog by Denise Wakeman, on October 12, 2009.

Here’s our list:

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Facebook Relaunches Atlas: 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 Relaunches Atlas: It has been built ”from the ground up to tackle today’s marketing challenges, like reaching people across devices and bridging the gap between online impressions and offline purchases.”

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“Atlas delivers people-based marketing, helping marketers reach real people across devices, platforms and publishers.”

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Hyperlapse Lets You Selfielapse: 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?

Instagram’s Hyperlapse Introduces Selfielapse: The recent Hyperlapse update allows you to “use your front-facing camera to shoot a video of yourself.”

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Facebook Alters News Feed: 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 Updates News Feed by Showing More Timely Stories From Friends and Pages: With this new change, “when a friend or page you are connected to posts about something that is currently a hot topic of conversation on Facebook, that post is more likely to appear higher up in news feed, so you can see it sooner.”

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“Early testing of a small percentage of posts has shown that this update on average leads to a more than 6% increase in people engaging with these stories (e.g., more people share, comment, like or click).”

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14 Social Media Marketing Tools Recommended by the Pros

social media toolsAre you looking for new social media marketing tools?

Do you want to know which tools today’s social media professionals recommend?

It’s not always easy to know which tools are worth checking out or how to use them. We asked 15 top social media marketers to share the tools they find most useful right now.

In this article you’ll discover 14 tools to add to your social media marketing toolbox and why you should consider using them.

15 social media marketing tools from the pros

Find 14 social media marketing tools recommended by the pros.

#1: Quill Engage for Automatic Google Analytics Reports

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Ian Cleary

Google Analytics is full of valuable information, but sometimes there’s too much data to sift through. There are times when it would be easier to have a simple overview.

Quill Engage is a free tool that connects with your Google Analytics account and emails you a weekly summary of your data. It tells you about your site’s traffic growth or decline, where your traffic came from the previous week, which post got the most traffic and much more.

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Twitter Buy Button: 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?

Twitter Tests New Way to Make a Purchase on Twitter: “For a small percentage of U.S. users (that will grow over time), some tweets from [Twitter’s] test partners will feature a Buy button, letting you buy directly from the tweet.”

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