Facebook may begin testing a paywall for selected media stories as soon as October

 Facebook could begin testing a paywall for subscription news stories as early as October, according to a top company executive. Campbell Brown, who heads up the social network’s new partnerships business, made the reveal at the Digital Publishing Innovation Summit on Tuesday, The Street reported. We have independently confirmed that, too. Read More Social – TechCrunch

Amazon’s push into social may set it on a collision course with Facebook

ANALYSIS: After years of indifference toward social networks, Amazon is suddenly getting very social this year. Spark, the company’s social shopping feature introduced this week, is the clearest sign of that trend so far, but Amazon has given other hints in recent months. And if Amazon is serious about social, it could end up on […]

5 Tips on How to Use Facebook Groups for Your Business

With more than a billion Facebook users engaging within groups every month, there’s a big opportunity for marketers. Social Media Today RSS

Facebook tries to prove Instant Articles beat mobile web

 One-third of all link clicks on Facebook already go to its self-hosted Instant Articles. Facebook claims they drive more referral traffic click-for-click because people don’t abandon them mid-click as they do with slow-loading mobile websites. Now Facebook is teaming up with Nielsen to prove that individual publishers benefit when they post with the Instant Articles […]

Facebook considers supporting publishers’ subscription models

(Reuters) — Facebook is in early talks with several news publishers about how its social media site can better support subscription business models, the company’s head of news partnerships, Campbell Brown, said in a statement on Wednesday. The statement comes a day after TheStreet reported that Facebook plans to launch a subscription-based news product, citing […]

Facebook ‘Groups for Pages’ unlocks fan clubs

 With Facebook’s newest feature, a musician could run an on-site fan club, a brand could organize its ambassadors and a newspaper could discuss articles with just its top readers. Today Facebook globally launched Groups for Pages, allowing the 70 million Pages on Facebook to create their own distinct communities and feeds. Read More Social – […]

A huge new survey shows that teens are bullied most on Instagram and Facebook

 According to British anti-bullying organization Ditch The Label’s new annual survey, Instagram is the network of choice for cyberbullies in 2017 with Facebook close behind. This year’s survey collected results from 10,020 people between the ages of 12 and 20, making for a respectably robust data set that sheds some light into the damaging phenomenon […]

Facebook fights fake news spread via modified link previews

 Until now, any Facebook Page that posted a link could change the headline, body text and image that appeared in the News Feed preview. To combat false news without stifling responsible publications, Facebook is now starting to disable the ability of all Pages to edit the previews of the links they post in the Page […]

Instantly Boost Your Facebook Ad ROI With These 5 Advanced Tactics

At this very moment, there are marketers out there achieving great things with the help of Facebook Advertising. However, there’s a good chance that a lot of these marketers aren’t taking full advantage of what Facebook Advertising actually has to offer. In fact, a lot of them might be able to take their Facebook Ad […]

The 20 Most Effective Numbers in Facebook Post Headlines

List-post headlines that include the number 10 garner more engagement on Facebook, on average, than headlines that include other numbers, according to recent research from Buzzsumo. Read the full article at MarketingProfs MarketingProfs Daily: Content