Facebook Cracks Down on Static Images as Video and Fake Video Play Buttons with New Algorithm Update

Facebook is introducing new measures to detect and restrict the reach of static images posted as video and fake video play buttons. Social Media Today RSS

Facebook downranks video clickbait and fake play buttons

 Ever gotten tricked into clicking a fake play button on Facebook that opens a link instead of starting a video? I did, repeatedly, and wrote a story in 2014 titled “Yo Facebook, Ban Links With Fake Video Play Buttons”. Now Facebook is doing just that. Today it started downranking the News Feed presence of links […]

Marketing Day: Facebook to penalize fake video posts, Quora ad news & more

Here’s our recap of what happened in online marketing today, as reported on Marketing Land and other places across the web. Please visit Marketing Land for the full article. Marketing Land – Internet Marketing News, Strategies & Tips

LinkedIn is rolling out video creation on its mobile app

LinkedIn wants to let users share as much as possible on the site. So in its latest effort the social media company is rolling out a video creation tool within its mobile app.  SEE ALSO: Kate, William and Harry want to connect with you on LinkedIn The feature is only available for frequent contributors at […]

Why Search Intent is the Secret to Superior Keyword Research [Video]

Creating content based on search intent can greatly improve your performance. Here are some tips. Social Media Today RSS

Discord steals gamers from Skype with video chat and screensharing

 Discord wants to destroy its biggest, best-funded competitor in the battle to be the communications layer for gaming. It wants to be the home for gamer clans strategizing and trash-talking with each other. After out-gunning its gaming-specific competitors like TeamSpeak, Mumble and Ventrilo with a secret million fundraise earlier this year, Discord is setting its […]

Trump’s latest social media video is a terrible masterpiece

It seems every week the White House social team tries out different video transitions … and it always looks terrible.  Here’s a brief look at this week’s masterpiece, which is 3-plus minutes of photos and videos sliding from the top, bottom, and sides of the screen, accompanied by Lee Greenwood’s “God Bless the USA.”  It […]

Facebook Announces ‘Watch’ Their New, Original Video Content Platform

Facebook has unveiled their new video platform, which will showcase original content, and make The Social Network a key video destination. Social Media Today RSS

Facebook launches original video content in redesigned Watch tab

 Facebook has a new home for original video content produced exclusively for it by partners, who will earn 55 percent of ad break revenue while Facebook keeps 45 percent. The “Watch” tab and original shows will start rolling out to a small group of U.S. users tomorrow on mobile, desktop and Facebook’s TV apps. Read […]

Facebook Releases New Report on Video Performance Across Facebook and Instagram

Facebook has released a new report on optimal video performance across both Facebook and Instagram. Social Media Today RSS