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Welcome to Social Media Catchup! It’s your monthly round-up of social media news, changes and updates, geared towards what UK small businesses need to know.

We missed our last catchup blog post – we blame that back-to-work feeling that always hits at the start of September. This means we have a bumper issue prepared for you today, including something shocking from Snapchat and something terrific from Twitter…

We’ll discussed some of the top changes in-depth in our monthly Facebook Live session, and scroll down to see all the changes across social media in the last month.

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Facebook – improved Offers, new analytics for Videos, more images on Carousel ads, WhatsApp-Facebook integration, doodles on WhatsApp

Instagram – Business profiles, Save To Draft, pinch to zoom, save and mute Stories, coloured text on Stories, keyword moderation in comments, ad improvements

Twitter – longer tweets, Moments, customer support tools, DM button and improvements

LinkedIn – hashtags and content search, conversion tracking, Publishing Platform revamp, desktop redesign

Google – YouTube Community, Hangouts on Air retired, Allo

Snapchat – Snap Inc. and Spectacles, custom geofilter templates

Misc – #SocialQuirkDay

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If you haven’t navigated to your Facebook page recently, you may have missed how different it looks these days!

New Facebook page layout as seen on the Social Quirk page

We talked a little bit about what’s changed and how fantastic this new layout is in our Live Stream last week (you can catch it here if you haven’t seen it).

Lots of people set up their Facebook pages and forget about them. When did you set up your page – 5 months ago? 5 years ago? Do you know that everything is still current? Does it all still look as great as it did on day one? Do you think your customers might be getting a little bored of your photos?

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Welcome to Social Media Catchup, your monthly round up of social media news, changes and updates, geared towards what UK small businesses need to know.

July was quite quiet, but we’ve had two huge pieces of news this month from Facebook and Instagram. We discussed these in-depth in our monthly Facebook Live session, so watch the video for some actionable steps, or scroll down to see all the changes across social media in the last month.

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Facebook – new Facebook Page design, Shops and Services sections, clickbait headline reduction, 1 billion on Messenger, improved Live

Instagram – Instagram Stories, Instagram scheduling on Buffer

Twitter – new features for Periscope, new Ads Manager, Instant Unlock ads, searchable stickers

LinkedIn – LinkedIn Influencer videos

Google – Analytics Demo

Snapchat – Suggest, Snap-recaps, Geostickers

Misc – Canva for iPhone, Pokemon GO Sponsored Locations

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Welcome to Social Media Catchup, your monthly round up of social media news, changes and updates, geared towards what UK small businesses need to know.

The new Facebook algorithm has shaken up pages quite a bit, but the relaxation of the 20% text rule is the first piece of good news from social media this month…

We did a Live Stream about the Top Five Changes, but scroll down to see all the details of every important changes:

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Facebook – 20% text rule relaxed, changes to algorithm, Messenger home-screen, Hide From Your Timeline, Notify friends, video comments, 360 Photos

Instagram – 500 million Instagrammers, in-app translation

Twitter – retweet yourself, Twitter Dashboard, 140 second videos, new Android interface, Tweet Carousel ad, Emoji targeting, Live in Twitter

LinkedIn – purchase by Microsoft

Google – live-stream in YouTube

Snapchat – Memories

Misc – Pokemon GO

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Imagine there was a way to get your prospective customers off of social media, onto your website, without feeling like you’re selling to them…

There is. You’re looking at it.

Blogging regularly will supercharge your social media presence, and if you do it right, you’ll wonder why you didn’t start sooner.

In this blog, we’re looking at some of the top questions surrounding blogging:

  • What are the benefits of blogging?
  • Where should I blog?
  • What are some tips for blogging?
  • What types of blog are there?
  • How often should I blog?
  • How long should posts be?
  • What should I blog about?
  • Can I sell in my blogs?

So read on for the megablog about blogging…

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