Instant Articles

Content creators, it’s time to abandon yourself to Facebook

For years, brands and publishers in particular have been warned of the dangers of wallowing too far into Facebook.

The rationale was that if brands didn’t prioritise their own publishing platforms (apps and websites), they would be vulnerable if Facebook decided to shake things up.

2016, to my mind, has seen the old argument finally put to bed, as Facebook steams into new features and publishers realise the art is in hedging bets and learning as they go.

Is Pinterest using ‘how-to Pins’ to exploit third-party content for SEO benefit?

Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat may hog the social media spotlight, but quietly Pinterest has become a potent social media marketing channel and, for some brands, one of the most productive.

Like most social platforms, Pinterest has sought to woo businesses with offerings that help them engage more meaningfully with users. These include Cinematic and Buyable Pins.

Facebook to open up Instant Articles: What publishers need to know

Last year Facebook unveiled Instant Articles, which aims to help deliver a better experience for mobile users by natively hosting publisher content on Facebook. 

Facebook offered a sweet revenue sharing deal, and prominent publishers like The New York Times signed on. 

Up until now, Instant Articles has been available to select publishers only, but the world’s largest social network this week announced that it will be opening Instant Articles to all publishers in April.