Watch This Week’s Social Media Updates
Facebook Launches Facebook Sports Stadium
This week, Facebook announced Facebook Sports Stadium.
"With 650 million sports fans, Facebook is the world’s largest stadium. People already turn to Facebook to celebrate, commiserate, and talk trash with their friends and other fans.
Facebook has "built a place devoted to sports so you can get the feeling you’re watching the game with your friends even when you aren’t together."
While this is just for sports, we could see this being a valuable tool for other major events such as The Oscars.
It could also be a powerful tool for Facebook Pages if they were able to easily bring together conversations happening at their live events, such as a convention.
Facebook Audience Optimization Comes to Facebook Pages
Also this week, Facebook announced Facebook audience optimization.
Facebook Audience Optimization is "an organic targeting tool to help publishers reach and engage their audiences on Facebook and better understand the interests of people clicking on their posts. "
With Audience Optimization you can choose:
- Preferred audience
- Audience restrictions
- Audience insights
You can read more about audience optimization here.
Instagram Adds Twitter-like Search
You can now see who follows you back on Instagram! pic.twitter.com/ElpWkJ5Avj
— Anthony Quintano (@AnthonyQuintano) January 14, 2016
With the new Instagram search, you can now see who follows you.
Google Files Patent to Replace Social Media Marketers
Also making the rounds this week is a patent from Google.
They filed a patent that looks to make it easier for people receiving links via Gmail to find trending content across other social networks and also to help identify other relevant posts made on social media channels.
In addition to sharing the latest in social media news from this past week, we also highlighted some great tools and apps to check out.
Twitter Flight School
Twitter Flight School is a free tool to help you learn how to "craft the best way of integrating Twitter into your work."
This tool from Twitter also provides a number of lessons on how to get the most out of Twitter.Sign-up for Twitter Flight School
Are you looking to get into podcasting?
Do you find you're always on-the-go?
With ZCast, you can create your own podcast directly from your mobile device.
They also include a built-in tie-in to your social media channels. This way you can share your show with others and build a loyal tribe.Download ZCast
Keyword Research Course by Hubspot
The last tool we wanted to share this week comes from Hubpost.
When writing blog posts for your business, it is important to understand who you're writing your content for to help you reach new and existing customers.
One way to do this is to perform keyword research.
Hubpost has launched a free tool called the Hubspot Keyword Research Course.
This course helps you identify who your ideal customer is, teaches you how to reach existing customers and more through keyword research.Enroll in the Hubpost Keyword Research Course
That’s it for this week’s episode of Social Chatter.
Be sure to tune-in to our next episode on Blab to find out what’s cooking in social media!