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Instagram Algorithm: The 7 Key Factors that Influence Your Organic Reach - 0 views

  • post with more engagement is likely going to rank higher on your Instagram feed. The types of engagement that the Instagram algorithm considers can include likes, comments, video views, shares (via direct message), saves, story views, and live video views.

  • An Instagram spokesperson told Business Insider that ranking of Instagram posts will not be a popularity contest. Posts with less engagement but which are more relevant to you can still appear right at the top of your feed.
  • This implies that content from your “best friends” likely ranks higher on your feed.
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    • People whose content you like (possibly including stories and live videos)
    • People you direct message
    • People you search for
    • People you know in real life
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YouTube Lets Brands Make Thousands of Videos From One Ad | Digital - AdAge - 0 views

  • The company, part of Google, says it's expanding its Custom Affinity Audience offering so advertisers can target users who search for ski resorts on Google Maps or download a ski resort app, for example, and serve them with ads for winter-related gear. It also provides targeting based on real-life locations that users may have visited.
  • Meanwhile, YouTube says its new Director Mix software can create hundreds or thousands of different video from a single asset.
  • Marketers who leverage Director Mix must provide YouTube with all the building blocks of video, including voiceovers, background and copy. YouTube says it will then create "hundreds or thousands of versions to match your audience segments."
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  • The company is also debuting Video Ad Sequencing, which will allow marketers to string together a variety of different ad types should they chose. For example, advertisers can show a 15-second TrueView ad (which are the skippable type) to build awareness, followed at the next opportunity by longer spots (because that's what consumers want, right?) to further the brand story and later a 6-second bumper ad to drive purchase.
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This app quickly mutes 100 crowdsourced topics from your Twitter timeline | TechCrunch - 0 views

  • Try Mute, a way to quickly mute 100 words from Twitter as chosen by the wisdom of people on the internet — aka crowdsourced.
  • Twitter has long supported muting words, but Mute makes it easy to really get into the feature. Its website lists 100 keywords that have been added and then voted on by visitors to form a ranked list. By installing a bookmark in your (Google Chrome) browser, Mute can be used to automatically add those top 100 words into your muted word list for Twitter.
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FTC demands endorsement info from Instagram 'influencers' - 0 views

  • U.S. truth-in-advertising enforcers have sent letters to supermodel Naomi Campbell, actresses Lindsay Lohan and Vanessa Hudgens and other celebrities asking whether they have paid deals to endorse products on the photo-sharing app Instagram.
  • Instagram, which is owned by Facebook Inc, has seen a sharp increase in recent years in promotions of products and services by famous people, often without disclosures of whether there was an endorsement deal.

    Celebrities have talked up clothing brands, food, alcohol, spa treatments and a wide array of other items.

  • In May, the agency released dozens of letters it had sent to companies and stars giving them notice that they must tell fans about compensation for promotions on social media.
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  • Those are known within the agency as educational letters, whereas the recent ones are known as warning letters. For repeat offenders, the FTC could seek to impose fines.
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A new Google dashboard makes it easier to manage your privacy - Business Insider - 0 views

  • Google said it has redesigned its privacy and security dashboard "from the ground up" to better integrate it into other privacy controls and to make it more touchscreen-friendly.
  • More than 150 million people have used the My Activity feature to track down old links and videos, and "tens of millions" have used the Privacy Checkup tool to change their preferences. The "Takeout" feature lets your export your data out of Google, and has been used to export one exabyte of data since its creation in 2011. 
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Sell Facebook shares due to new ad measurement concerns: Pivotal - 0 views

  • "Facebook is establishing itself as a destination for premium video content, and demonstrating a willingness to pay significant amounts of money for that content. Facebook can likely drive revenue growth to offset content costs, albeit at lower margins than what the company currently generates," analyst Brian Wieser wrote in a note to clients Wednesday.

    "However, because of measurement issues the company has faced in the past (and possibly a new one identified by a trade publication in Australia and replicated by us within the United States), we think the primary winner of Facebook's expansion in video will be third party measurement firms," he added.

  • Facebook apologized for overstating video viewership times in September last year. The company said a metric for average user time spent on videos was artificially inflated.
  • The firm's analyst cites Australian trade publication AdNews, which revealed last week "Facebook's claims to reach 1.7mm more 16-39 year-olds in Australia than exist in the country according to its census bureau."
    Facebook claims to reach more people than live in the US for some age groups
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A DevOps Approach to Improving Marketing/IT Relations - 0 views

  • The increasingly technical nature of marketing means the marketing department has a closer relationship with IT than either is comfortable with.
  • We have found that aligning our organization along DevOps principles helps eliminate that friction. DevOps is a cultural and professional movement that is focused on building and operating high velocity organizations. The movement started in the software industry, but it’s more concerned with people and structure than with technology.
  • One key aspect of DevOps is the relationship between accountability and empowerment. The DevOps philosophy says that those who are most accountable for a specific change should be empowered to make that change themselves.
    A DevOps Approach to Improving Marketing/IT Relations
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Medium will now pay writers based on how many claps they get - The Verge - 0 views

  • Medium plans to start letting more and more authors publish paywalled articles. And to determine how they get paid, the blogging platform has selected a fairly unorthodox method: claps, which are, basically, Medium’s equivalent of a Like.
  • A couple weeks ago, Medium replaced its “recommend” feature — a little heart button at the end of each article — with a “clap” button that you can click as many times as you want (much like how Periscope lets you send broadcasters an infinite number of hearts). The site wants people to send authors claps to show how much they enjoy reading each article.
  • Medium pays authors by dividing up every individual subscriber’s fee between the different articles they’ve read that month. But rather than doing an even division between articles, Medium will weight payments toward whichever articles a subscriber gives the most claps to.
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  • For now, Medium is dividing between writers the entirety of subscribers’ $5 per month fee. Eventually, the company plans to “start covering our own costs,” but it’s not taking a cut for the time being, as it tries to attract writers.
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Anthony Noto executive profile: Twitter COO's push into video - Business Insider - 0 views

  • Anthony Noto, COO of Twitter, and former Goldman Sachs banker, is leading the company
  • He's betting the company on a risky strategy: to turn the social network, famous for celebrity feuds, trolls and Donald Trump, into a destination for live video — from sports to financial news to political debates.
  • Noto, a Silicon Valley outsider known for his hard-charging style, has struggled to convince investors or Valley insiders that his plan can really fix the company.
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  • "Anthony has such a strong belief in his own intelligence that it's hard for him to learn. He believed himself smarter and better at everyone’s job,” this person said.
  • Last year, Noto became known inside the company as the man with a growth plan: to go all-in on video.
  • It cost Twitter a reported $10 million for those rights, a mere $1 million per game, instead of the tens of millions of dollars per game that traditional media outlets pay.
  • Last spring Twitter announced more than 12 partners who will launch original shows on topics of business, sports and entertainment — the types of things that people already like to Tweet about. And Noto wants Twitter to have enough content to fill 24 hours of live programming, he told BuzzFeed in April.
  • So far, Bloomberg has signed on to give that a try, and will launch 24x7 streaming in the fall. Plus Twitter plans to launch Stadium in the fall, too, a 24-hour sports network.
  • Twitter has been stuck at roughly 300 million monthly active users (MAUs) for years.
  • "Users matter," RBC Capital Market's Mark Mahaney told Business Insider, who rates the stock an "underperform" and dropped his price target for the stock to $14. While he believes Twitter will slowly add more users, "I think the best growth days for Twitter are behind them," he predicts.

  • "It's like your relative who you love that keeps making a bunch of bad decisions over and over again, that's Twitter," one top exec who left a couple of months ago said.

  • It faces heavy competition from better-funded companies like Facebook, Google, Netflix and Amazon. Noto will likely also need to pay to develop content, which could become a big new expense, compared to crowdsourced tweets, some analysts point out.
  • "People are using Twitter for all sorts of different purposes, but they are not going there to watch video," warns eMarketer's Debra Williamson.
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Google building Snapchat-like app from AMP article - 0 views

  • Stamp is a word play on Google's faster-loading "AMP" articles (the news stories that appear at the top of the page after a Google search), and the "st" in "stories," according to the Journal. The technology could potentially be very attractive to advertisers, thanks to Google's widespread mobile reach through Android and search.

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