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Facebook’s “20% Rule” is No More

For years, Facebook required that images on ads contain less than 20% text – commonly known as the “20% Rule.” But Facebook has quietly removed that requirement. While Facebook hasn’t published any official confirmation that the requirement is no longer in place, they did issue this confirmation to social media consultant Matt Navarra. The current…

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Shortlinks vs. Full Links – What Should Newsrooms Do?

We hear from many of our clients wondering about best practices on social, particularly as Facebook and Twitter continuously change the way they display content. Back before Facebook and Twitter used link cards, it was common for publishers to post an image with a link in the body of the caption. Facebook developed and implemented…

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Are your Facebook pages ready for 2020?

Circle January 2020 on your calendar and know that there are a few things you must get done before then to be sure your Facebook pages are ready to ring in the new year. But don’t worry, we’re here to help. 1) Register all your news pages for the News Page Index If you’ve forgotten…

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SND’s Back to School Checklist – Part 2

Many schools across the country are going back to class this week, and it’s a great time to make sure you’re at the head of the class when it comes to your social strategy. Check Your Grades You’ll never know if you’re improving unless you keep an eye on those scores! SND Reports help you…

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Using SND On Air to Generate Revenue with Social Displays

With the last major Facebook algorithm change, many newsrooms are looking for ways to engage their audience and create meaningful social interactions about the news of the day. One option is to create interactive social displays that you showcase in a news segment, over the top programming or social video. Better yet, it is a…

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SND’s Back to School Checklist – Part 1

August means back to school for students across the country, and news coverage will be in full swing to match very soon! It can also be a great time to recharge your social media efforts so they can take you to the head of the class. Get Your Domain Verified with Facebook Facebook has been…

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