Facebook: Business Issues

    • Instagram won’t fix Facebook’s ad load dilemma yet, but video might

      For the past six months or so, Facebook has been warning investors that it will max out the number of ads it can stuff into people’s news feeds sometime around the middle of 2017. The company has made this warning because its ad revenue growth will likely slow as a result. Facebook has options to alleviate the ad load pressure, like pushing more ads on Instagram, Messenger, A ...

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    • Facebook opens mid-roll ads to more Live broadcasters, starts non-live test

      Facebook is opening up its video ad revenue stream to more publishers and creators, though it’s not giving advertisers any more control over or insight into which videos include their ads. On Thursday Facebook extended the ability for certain Pages and Profiles to insert mid-roll video ads within their Facebook Live broadcasts, and at the same time the company officially ann ...

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  • Facebook turns sound on by default in videos, debuts TV apps

    … Facebook videos are getting bigger and louder. In the biggest change since December 2013 when Facebook began playing videos automatically in people’s news feeds, Facebook will now play those videos automatically with the sound on by default, the company announced on Tuesday. Facebook announced more news surrounding videos playing on small…

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  • 2016: The Year in Social Media

    … fessed up to incorrectly calculating videos’ average watch time. Then it messed up on several more measurements. Then a couple more. Then another. And now, will there be others next year? The year of live video Live video became a feature for social networks in 2015. In 2016 it became a business. Facebook started paying media companies…

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  • Twitter overcharged video advertisers due to error in its Android app

    … of the error. The glitch inflated Twitter’s video ad measurements by as much as 35%, according to Business Insider. The Twitter spokesperson declined to comment. Twitter’s ad measurement error follows a string of math mess-ups by Facebook that have caused marketers to question how much they can trust the social network’s metrics. But bad as Facebook’s…

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  • Facebook’s latest measurement error undercounted Instant Articles traffic

    … It’s happened again. For the fourth time since September and the second time this month, Facebook has disclosed a measurement error. Facebook had been undercounting iPhone traffic for some publishers’ using the social network’s proprietary Instant Articles format, the company announced on Friday in an update to a previously published blog post…

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  • Here’s an itemized list of Facebook’s measurement errors to date

    … in a 500 percent average increase in the number of “reactions on post” and a 25 percent average decrease in the number of “reactions on shares,” according to Facebook. About The Author Tim Peterson, Third Door Media's Social Media Reporter, has been covering the digital marketing industry since 2011. He has reported for Advertising Age…

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  • Facebook discloses new measurement errors, continues to hone its math

    …. And it’s one that may not subside until Facebook allows independent firms to directly measure these previously faulty stats, rather than relying on Facebook for the raw, corrected data. Okay, now for the details of what’s up with Facebook’s math this time. Inconsistent engagement stats for off-Facebook links Facebook’s Graph API and mobile app report…

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