Facebook News Feed Optimization (NFO)

Facebook News Feed Optimization
News Feed Optimization - the art of optimizing your Facebook content for the News Feed algorithm Unless you strike it lucky with a truly viral post only a tiny percentage of your Facebook Page's fans or followers see the content your Page churns out. This is due in part to sheer quantity of information vying for a place in the News Feed and also the filtering role that Facebook’s News Feed algorithm plays. Utilising over 100,000 signals in deciding what to surface in News Feed, each pie...
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First glimpse of new Facebook Group Admin Tools Hub

That didn't take long! As announced by Facebook Chief Product Officer, Chris Cox last week (see my blog post on the announcements), a change has been made to Facebook Groups pulling all the Admin tools and insights into a single place. We are currently only seeing the new feature on mobile and, as with any major change, Facebook is highlighting the new feature:   The admin hub is designed to help Admins streamline their management of the Group and ease the day-to-day tasks such ...
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Notes from the Facebook Communities Summit Europe

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Missed the Facebook Communities Summit? Here are the key points from the keynote speech. Chief Product Officer Chris Cox flew into Europe to make some big announcements in relation to the new Facebook mission of building communities. In attendance at the two-day event were some of Europe's top Facebook community builders: group admins, event creators, and page admins. You can watch the video here but I've summarised the key points below: 4 new features for Facebook Groups This was...
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Facebook News Feed algorithm update for Pages and news publishers

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I stumbled across algorithm change insight gold this morning in the form of a series of screen grabs from a private webinar on News Feed updates from the new Facebook Journalism Project. The Next Web's Matt Navarra had tweeted the screen grabs (those I am showing here are from his Twitter account) and I've also managed to find a set of detailed notes from the webinar that Ned Berke has compiled. Together these shed light on what the algorithm changes mean for Pages, and in particular new...
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[Case Study] Why one Page got hit really hard by Facebook Zero

The fallout from Facebook Zero has been very varied between Pages. Some are reporting little difference, and some, like the Page we are going to feature here, are experiencing  huge drops in reach. We were contacted a few days after the Facebook announcement of 11 January by Alexandre Cortez. Alexandre had grown a huge Page (I Love Pot) on the topic of recreational cannabis use (which of course is legal in some countries and on many others there is pressure to relax legislation) over a f...
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GDPR: Do we really need to pay attention?

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force on 25 May 2018. It contains some of the toughest privacy regulations in the world. And it's likely to affect your business whether you like it or not. Its key theme - consent for marketing - puts the customer in charge of data (and the way you communicate with them) more than ever before. Larger organisations inside the EU are already relatively aware of the legislation and this week even Facebook has made a privacy-...
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How to simply test different images and ad copy with Facebook’s Dynamic Creative

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I have a confession. For the last couple of years I've often used AdEspresso over Facebook's Ads Manager or Power Editor when creating Facebook ad campaigns. Initially it was because AdEspresso allowed me the holy grail of being able to target people with more than one interest. Then Facebook rolled this out into Power Editor and called it Detailed Targeting. But by then AdEspresso had me well and truly sucked in because a) it's platform is soooo super easy to use and b) it enabled inte...
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Facebook Zero: How have our recommendations for Pages changed?

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I'm writing this a few days after what has become known as Facebook Zero. The day that Facebook appeared to suggest we might be looking at a future of zero organic reach for Pages. I've read through reams of recommendations from experts and been inundated with ads on my News Feed from gurus offering the solution to fix the problem of Facebook Zero. And it all got me thinking about how my own recommendations when I'm training clients might change. What I'm now recommending to clients in...
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