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Facebook shares stats about businesses using pages and promoted posts

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Facebook today announced that more than 300,000 pages have promoted 2.5 million posts since Promoted Posts launched for businesses in June. More than one-quarter of those businesses have been new advertisers on Facebook. The stats, shared Facebook’s Director of Global SMB Markets Dan Levy at BIA/Kelsey’s Interactive Local Media West...
Facebook shares stats about businesses using pages and promoted posts

How to Set Up a Pinterest Business Page

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You have no doubt watched the rise of Pinterest, the latest social media phenom. But have you switched to the new Pinterest Business Pages? Here's how to do it, plus details on its other exclusive features....
How to Set Up a Pinterest Business Page
Unclaimed Facebook pages get a redesign

Yelp for Business: 4 Steps for Success

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This post originally appeared on the American Express OPEN Forum, where Mashable regularly contributes articles about leveraging social media and technology in small business.For local small businesses, Yelp isn’t just an option — it’s a necessity. People in urban centers use it to choose where to go to dinner,...
Yelp for Business: 4 Steps for Success
Yelp adds menus, makes them mouthwatering (or revolting) with food photos

Facebook Introduces Advanced Post Targeting Abilities For Business Pages

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This new tool should enable you to send focused messages to your fans....
Facebook Introduces Advanced Post Targeting Abilities For Business Pages
How to get more positive reviews for your businesses (the honest way)

It's inevitable: When, why, and how Facebook will take on Google in search

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Facebook and Google have been on a collision course for years, and their competitiveness has only increased with the release of Google+ just 14 months ago. As the service becomes more and more popular, one has to wonder how Facebook feels about the search giant encroaching on its turf. More...
It's inevitable: When, why, and how Facebook will take on Google in search

Google launches its Business Photos service in India

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Google has introduced Business Pages in India, extending the global reach of the service that helps retailers attract customers by posting panoramic photos of their store or shop-front to the Web. The pilot program will see Google take 360 degree photos of businesses’ premises, which are then uploaded to Google Places...
Google launches its Business Photos service in India

Facebook Sends Window Decals to Local Businesses

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Facebook may not have made any big announcements about local business marketing at last week’s f8 conference, but the company is certainly stepping up its efforts in that area. Today, we discovered that Facebook is sending out window decals with text-to-Like SMS instructions to select local businesses.Twitter user B.J....
Facebook Sends Window Decals to Local Businesses
For Facebook Ads, It’s the Little Brands That Make All the Difference

Pinterest adds business pages, tacks on separate terms and tools

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Although businesses have had their wares spread out on Pinterest for some time now, the web-based collection repository has officially invited businesses to create their own accounts. Until now, commercial use was frowned upon in the site's terms of use, but merchants can convert those personal accounts to the...
Pinterest adds business pages, tacks on separate terms and tools

Google+ Pages can now interact with users who haven't circled them; analytics for businesses coming soon

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Are you a business user struggling to find followers on Google+? Then read on for news that will be just up your street. Google launched Business Pages for Google+ back in November 2011, and now the search giant has finally enabled Page users to communicate with all users on the service....
Google+ Pages can now interact with users who haven't circled them; analytics for businesses coming soon

Today in Tech: Windows 8 first impressions

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Fortune's curated selection of tech stories from the last 24 hours. Sign up to get the round-up delivered to you each and every day. * First impressions of Windows 8, from that Windows Phone-inspired "Metro" user interface to integration of Xbox Live. In one word: "disjointed." (Engadget) * Netflix's (NFLX) contract with Starz...
Today in Tech: Windows 8 first impressions

Yelp Makes Big Changes in Effort to End Extortion Claims

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Local review powerhouse Yelp is rolling out a number of product changes on Tuesday in an effort to put to rest allegations that it hides negative reviews in exchange for money. Such allegations aren’t a new problem for Yelp, but came to a head in February when a class...
Yelp Makes Big Changes in Effort to End Extortion Claims

Facebook says 500,000 pages use Promoted Posts, 42M users claim Offers

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Facebook shared new statistics about some of its latest products for business pages today on its fourth quarter earnings call, including that nearly 500,000 pages have used Promoted Posts and 42 million users have claimed an Offer. COO Sheryl Sandberg said revenue from local businesses was strong in Q4 2012,...
Facebook says 500,000 pages use Promoted Posts, 42M users claim Offers

Yelp Extortion Alleger Speaks, We Analyze

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An owner of one of the nine small companies suing Yelp for extortion shared some of her story with the Washington Post: It didn't take long for Julie Liu -- late 20s, smartphone-addicted, constant Googler -- to get hooked on the online review site Yelp. Where to eat Friday night?...
Yelp Extortion Alleger Speaks, We Analyze
Investors Are Salivating Over Zuckerberg's Plans For Search. Here's Why
Nearly half of Yelp's searches now come from mobile devices

Review: Add life to Facebook fan and business pages with Heyo Social

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Your small business or fan Facebook page is probably fine just the way it is. But it could be a whole lot better. That's the idea behind Heyo Social, a nifty Web-based tool that allows you to add a whole lot of content to your Facebook fan or small...
Review: Add life to Facebook fan and business pages with Heyo Social

Facebook redesigns mobile business pages

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Facebook today released a new mobile layout for business and fan pages, which gives users more actionable information up top but pushes unpinned page posts further down the screen. The redesign better optimizes pages for the mobile use case, for instance, looking up a store’s location or hours, viewing a...
Facebook redesigns mobile business pages

Facebook for Android adds stickers, new layout for business pages

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Facebook updated its Android app today, with a flurry of new features. The cutesy / creepy stickers that recently hit its messenger platform are now a part of its core application, along with the ability to delete unwanted comments from posts. The highlight of this new software push is...
Facebook for Android adds stickers, new layout for business pages

With New Search History Feature, Facebook Gets a Teensy Bit Googley

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So this is the kind of search Zuckerberg was talking about. Facebook announced on Friday that it will add a search history feature to users’ Activity Log pages, allowing them to review any and all queries made inside of Facebook.com. It’s minor, basically a drop-down recap of who or what...
With New Search History Feature, Facebook Gets a Teensy Bit Googley

Facebook brings its Yelp-like business Pages to Android

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The redesigned layout puts essential business information up front and makes the social network's app work better for local search. [Read more]...
Facebook brings its Yelp-like business Pages to Android
Facebook Offers beta extends to all local businesses in U.S.

Shades Of MySpace: Worthless Facebook Business Pages

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Back when MySpace was the big deal in social networking, there were tons of major businesses that decided to get a page there. Were any of them worth anything? No, and for the most part they were largely ignored by the internet populous.Unfortunately it’s getting to the same point like...
Shades Of MySpace: Worthless Facebook Business Pages

Your Average Facebook Post Only Reaches 16% Of Your Friends

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You’re not unpopular, it’s just the nature of the news feed. Amongst all the business-related news at FMC, Facebook revealed that the average news feed story from a user profile reaches just 16% of their friends. Your actively shared links, photos, and status updates probably reach much higher than 16%...
Your Average Facebook Post Only Reaches 16% Of Your Friends

It's True: You Have Too Many Facebook 'Friends'

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Facebook can be whatever you want it to be. It's a promotional tool, a way to keep in touch with family members, a space for lifestreaming your every move, or a community forum for meaningful discussion about a specific topic. But sometimes, it all just gets too overwhelming to deal...
It's True: You Have Too Many Facebook 'Friends'

Google Tries To Kill Yelp, Offers More Tools For Local Businesses (GOOG)

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Google couldn't buy Yelp. So it's going to kill it by making its local business pages amazing.  The company announced more tools today for local businesses to have a stronger presence on Google and Google Maps. In a blog post, John Hanke, VP Google Maps, says "One out of five...
Google Tries To Kill Yelp, Offers More Tools For Local Businesses (GOOG)

Facebook adds 'subscribe to page' button to News Feed stories

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Facebook appears to be testing a “subscribe to page” button on page-Like stories in News Feed. With subscribe, users can receive News Feed updates from a page without indicating that they “Like” it. They can also add pages to interest lists to get a separate feed of posts on a...
Facebook adds 'subscribe to page' button to News Feed stories
× Just a test of the new info bar. What do you think?