Welcome 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?
Vine Introduces New Camera: “The new camera offers powerful ways to edit your videos, as well as the ability to import existing videos on your phone and turn them into Vines.”
Do you want to learn the fundamentals of Facebook pages?
Do you need to know more about Facebook ads?
Facebook offers free training to help page admins understand everything from business page basics to Facebook ad policies with its Facebook Studio Edge site.
In this article I’ll share an overview for each course and highlight the most useful information.
Do you use Facebook advertising?
Do you want to control the times when your ads run?
Facebook recently introduced an ad scheduling feature to let users choose what times of each day their ads run.
In this post we’ll explore what ad scheduling is, where to find it and how to use it.
About Ad Scheduling
In the past you’ve been able to specify the starting and ending dates and times for Facebook ads, but you couldn’t schedule specific times of the day to run your ads.
Did you know you can target your website visitors with Facebook ads?
To learn how you can use Facebook ads to market your business, I interview Rick Mulready for this episode of the Social Media Marketing podcast.
More About This Show
The Social Media Marketing podcast is a show from Social Media Examiner.
It’s designed to help busy marketers and business owners discover what works with social media marketing.
The show format is on-demand talk radio (also known as podcasting).
In this episode, I interview Rick Mulready, who is the host of the Inside Social Media Podcast—a show where he interviews successful social media marketers. Rick also teaches courses on Facebook ads.
Rick shares creative and inexpensive ways to use Facebook ads to market your business.
You’ll discover useful ways to use remarketing, how to add the remarketing pixel to your website and tools to help manage your Facebook ads.
Share your feedback, read the show notes and get the links mentioned in this episode below!
Did you know you can split test both your Facebook Page posts and your Facebook ads?
Split testing (also known as A/B testing) is the best way to make sure every status update gets maximum engagement and every ad is optimized for conversions.
In this article I’ll share how to split test Facebook posts and ads.
Why Split Test Facebook Posts and Ads?
Split testing compares two similar but different versions of something (e.g., a Facebook post or ad, landing page design, etc.). When each version is published, you track its performance and determine which one provides the best results related to your goals. You keep the one that’s working.
Do you want to learn more about the people your ad reaches before you spend money on it?
Even the most effective ad copy can fail if it doesn’t reach the right audience.
In this article you’ll discover how using Facebook’s Audience Insights can make sure your ad reaches the right Facebook users.
About Facebook Audience Insights
Are you confused by Facebook’s advertising options?
Do you know when you should use boost posts vs. promoted posts?
Understanding the similarities and differences between boost and promoted posts helps you make better budget decisions.
In this article you’ll discover the differences between the boost post and promoted post options, and how to choose which is right for your marketing efforts.
Why Pay to Have People See Your Posts?
You’ve probably heard the news that Facebook has decreased the organic reach for pages. That means that to be seen in your community’s news feed, you need to spend some money on Facebook ads.
But should you boost or promote your posts? I say it depends. Base your decision on which posts are helpful to your audience and further your goals on Facebook.
You don’t need to pay for every post—just choose the best ones. Use the tips below to help you decide which posts will help you the most.
Are you looking for a resource to guide your Facebook marketing efforts?
Whether you’re marketing on Facebook as an individual or as a brand, these expert articles will help you design your presence, create contests, execute ad campaigns and measure your results.
Each of these articles will help you understand and master a specific part of marketing on the Facebook platform.
Get Buy-In to Market on Facebook
How to Convince Your Skeptical Boss That Facebook Marketing Works: Here’s how you can show the value of Facebook to your client or boss, and how they can get the most out of it.
Do you believe Facebook could be a great tool for your business if only you used it right?
Facebook seems quite easy to use, but it actually requires some advanced strategy, especially when making heads or tails of Facebook ads.
In this post you’ll discover how to set up an advanced Facebook news feed ad campaign in 10 easy steps.
News Feed Ads vs. Right-Hand Column Ads
People always ask me, “What’s the difference between right-hand column and news feed advertisements on Facebook?” Facebook just announced a new look for ads in the right-hand column to make them bigger. But these ads appear on the side of the page.