Digi Know Episode 53 – Playing Catch-up: LOTS of Facebook, Google & Instagram Updates

Will and Andrew talk about the new Facebook features and changes, how Google could find your events and personal job search, Instagram added features, Pinterest's autoplay video and Happy 20th birthday to AOL Instant messenger.

Featuring Andrew McCauley (@andymac71) and Will Hanke (@redcanoemedia)

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Show Notes

Facebook

Facebook Is Testing Rewards QR Codes in Its Mobile Apps
http://www.adweek.com/digital/facebook-testing-rewards-qr-codes/

Facebook Added Another 76 Million Users in the First Quarter of This Year
http://www.adweek.com/digital/facebook-added-another-76-million-users-in-the-first-quarter-of-this-year/

Facebook Added a Latest Conversations Section, Featuring Public Posts, to Mobile Search
https://techcrunch.com/2017/05/05/facebook-debuts-a-twitter-like-latest-conversations-feature-that-shows-public-posts-about-buzzing-topics/

Brands Using Facebook Lead Ads Can Now More Effectively Measure Offline Conversions
http://www.adweek.com/digital/facebook-lead-ads-offline-conversions/

Facebook Messenger Chat Extensions Are Here
https://www.weareimpero.com/blog/2017/05/23/facebook-messenger-chat-extensions-are-here/

Facebook’s Latest News Feed Algorithm Change Is Aimed at Links to Low-Quality Websites
http://www.adweek.com/digital/facebook-news-feed-algorithm-low-quality-websites/

Want to Join This Facebook Group? First Answer These Three Questions
https://hypegram.com/article/96947749

Facebook Is Automatically Adding Images, Links From Landing Pages to Canvas Ads
http://www.adweek.com/digital/facebook-automatically-adding-images-links-landing-pages-canvas/

Facebook Is Cracking Down on Facebook Live Videos That Aren’t Really Live
http://www.emgigroup.com/2017/05/16/facebooks-cracking-down-on-live-videos-which-use-static-images-and-reactions-as-votes/

Facebook Messenger Just Reorganized Its Home Screen
http://www.techinvestornews.com/Facebook/Facebook-Advertising/facebook-messenger-just-reorganized-its-home-screen

Facebook, Messenger and Instagram Notifications in One Place?
https://www.cnet.com/news/facebook-messenger-instagram-cross-notifications/

Facebook Is Guiding Publishers Through the Rough Waters of Recent News Feed Changes
http://www.adweek.com/digital/facebook-guidelines-publishers-news-feed-changes/

Facebook to stream MLB games, continues grabbing live sports rights
https://www.omg25.com/facebook-to-stream-mlb-games-continues-grabbing-live-sports-rights/

Facebook’s Instant Articles platform to support Google AMP, Apple News
http://snip.ly/2dph5

Google

Google Now Helps You Find Events
https://www.seroundtable.com/google-adds-events-search-feature-23832.html

Publishers Can Now Use Video Ads Through Google’s AMP Pages
http://www.adweek.com/digital/publishers-can-now-use-video-ads-through-googles-amp-pages/

The power of Google for personalized job search results? Yes, please.
http://snip.ly/wvdfk

Quora tests video answers to steal Q&A from YouTube
http://snip.ly/oyadr

Instagram

Instagram Users Can Now Share Photos Via Its Mobile Site
http://www.adweek.com/digital/instagram-mobile-site-updates-may-2017/

Instagram Copies Snapchat Again, This Time With Filters for Your Face
http://www.adweek.com/digital/instagram-copies-snapchat-again-this-time-with-filters-for-your-face/

Instagram May Allow Users to Search Publicly Shared Stories By Location
http://www.adweek.com/digital/instagram-location-stories-test/

WTF Are Instagram Pods?
http://snip.ly/qdtu1

Instagram Location Stories appear in Explore. Is Story Search Coming?
http://snip.ly/pj8ka

Instagram deters deletion with reversible “archive” option
https://techcrunch.com/2017/05/22/instagram-archive/

Instagram launches Story Search for hashtags and locations
http://snip.ly/mbzcl

Instagram direct messages now support web links and different photo orientations
http://thenewnewthing.com/instagram-direct-messages-now-support-web-links-different-photo-orientations/

Pinterest

Pinterest Brings Its Visual Discovery Technology to the Advertising Side
http://www.adweek.com/digital/pinterest-visual-discovery-advertising/

Pinterest opens up autoplay videos in home feed and search with new measurement tools
http://snip.ly/jzp8b

AOL

Happy 20th birthday to my first true love: AOL's Instant Messenger
http://snip.ly/adpjl

About 

Will Hanke owns Saint Louis’ top independent Internet Marketing firm, Red Canoe Media. In addition to helping some of St Louis’ most recognizable brands with their online marketing strategy, Will also is an Amazon bestselling author, speaker and teacher.

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