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?
Facebook Gives Granularity to Page Admin Roles: Businesses with Facebook Pages can now set five different roles for their admins: Manager, Content Creator, Moderator, Advertiser and Insights Analyst. This is a useful tool for Facebook managers.
Facebook Adds Post Scheduling: You can now schedule posts directly on your Facebook Page. “You can prepare a post and schedule it to appear later by adding a date and time in the future before you post it.”
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:
- How will the switch to Google+ Local impact your business?
- Has anyone tried the new Facebook Promoted Posts?
- Share your comments on ghost writing for blogs.
Facebook Rolls Out Promoted Posts for Facebook Pages: “Promoted posts are a simple way to reach more of the people who like your Page and their friends.” Promoted Posts give your updates more exposure on Facebook.
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Google+ Local Replaces Google Places: “Each place you see in Google+ Local will now be scored using Zagat’s 30-point scale, which tells you all about the various aspects of a place so you can make the best decisions.” Google Place pages have been automatically converted into Google+ Local pages. This is Google’s first step beyond Google Places.
Bit.ly Gets New Look: The new design features “make it easier and faster to find and share interesting stuff.” Things have moved around a bit, so if you’re looking for something specific, check their Knowledge Base for directions.
Pinterest Rival Fancy Brings Social Commerce to iPhone: The Fancy iPhone app allows people to browse the cool products shared on Fancy and also purchase items directly through their mobile devices.
Enhancer Adds Music to Vimeo Videos: Vimeo’s new Enhancer tool makes it easy for users to find and add music to their videos. The music catalog “has tracks in tons of genres, with lots for free.”
Here are a couple of social media tools worth noting:
Network Updater: A free social network alert service that sends you email alerts for any changes or updates from the Twitter and Facebook friends you select.
Curalate: A paid monitoring and analytics Pinterest tool for both the activity on your Pinterest account and all of the pinning activity from your own website.
What social media news caught your interest this week? Please share your comments below.