What’s Useful in the Latest Social Media Updates

What’s Useful in the Latest Social Media Updates

We all know that keeping up with social media is a task, and the constant updates that can slip by unnoticed may very well be something that could really help your small business.

Many of these changes can be a big help to any small business, so we take the time necessary to see what may work for us.

To make this easier, we’ve found some of the more interesting and possibly beneficial social media updates that have come down the road recently, and present 5 of them here.

5 Of the Latest Social Media Updates that You Can Use in Your Small Business

Facebook Instant Articles – Facebook is debuting a new feature called Instant Articles, which is designed to allow information publishers to more effectively get their message out on mobile devices. Highly interactive and user friendly, this promises to help publishers with monetizing and spreading their content.

Twitter to expand Characters in Direct Messages – Twitter is listening and beginning in July 2015 they have pumped up the character limit on direct messages (not Tweets!) to 10,000 characters. I’m already imagining the possibilities‚Ķ

More Social Results in Google Search – At least for mobile (desktop later) Google has begun displaying Tweets as social results in a web search. Simply search for your interest on the Google App and see what’s being talked about in real time on Twitter relating to your search subject.

Twitter’s Killer New Search Page – Even more from Twitter, a new, full-featured search results page which boasts a far cleaner and useful interface. You can also filter your searches quite nicely, to further refine your search queries.

Better LinkedIn Reporting form Simply Measured – If you’ve been using the social analytics company Simply Measured you may have noticed a new report for LinkedIn publishers that gives a much deeper dive into their analytics. There is a ton of metrics to analyze, and also an updated cross channel social performance report feature that covers 8 of the most popular social networks, including LinkedIn.

Social media is in a constant state of change and keeping up with some of the changes will help keep your social efforts productive.

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