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The top news in social media that we covered this month includes:
The world is ending again (not really) as Facebook changes their algorithm AGAIN – This once again reduces visibility of Pages (nothing really new here)… so you may see a decline in your organic reach. Stick to a solid strategy of great content that people actually like and a healthy ad budget and you’ll continue to see success. This change is important to note if you track progress as you may see a decline in your results.
Instagram allows businesses to moderate comments – As expected, Instagram will continue to roll out business features to entice businesses to switch to business accounts. The latest is comment moderation available for business accounts – this is a great way to combat all of the SPAM comments that are becoming commonplace on Instagram.
Twitter opens up verified accounts – If you’ve been wanting a verified account for yourself or your business there is now an application process. A verified account shows that your account is legitimate.
Pinterest adds functionality around Buyable Pins – Pinterest is one of the best sites at driving purchases – new features allow you to add products from multiple merchants into one bag. If you have e-commerce you need to pay attention to this. They also announced new search and merchant profiles.
3 new features – tweet embeds, replay highlights and live autoplay – Periscope continues to grow their functionality in an effort to beat Facebook and YouTube in the live streaming space. Highlights automatically creates a trailer for Periscopes. Periscopes can be played by embedding Tweets making them more accessible online. Broadcasts will autoplay on the Android app when you login.