Weekend Digital Media Round-up: Google Chrome’s Warning For Slow Pages, Facebook’s New Fundraising Tool, Instagram’s New ‘Reels’ Mode and more…

By Logicserve News Desk

  • November 15, 2019,
1. Chrome May Warn Users of Slow Pages Before They Click

Google Chrome announced a plan to introduce badging as a way to encourage publishers to improve site speed. Google proposed a contextual menu on links that will tell users, before they click, that a site is slow. The goal is to reward fast sites. [Source: Search Engine Journal]

2.Facebook Rolls Out New Fundraising Tools and Options Ahead of Giving Tuesday

Facebook has announced a new set of fundraising and cause awareness tools to assist non-profits in boosting their activity. Facebook is adding its fundraising stickers to Facebook Stories. Facebook is also expanding its charity donation tools within gaming live-streams. [Source: Social Media Today]

3.Instagram Goes After TikTok with New ‘Reels’ Mode

Instagram has launched a new feature which aims to replicate the key functionality of rising app TikTok. But rather than taking on parent-company Facebook’s usual tactic of launching a separate app, Instagram is adding its new ‘Reels’ feature as an element within Instagram Stories, using the app’s scale to try and beat TikTok at its own game – and blunt its potential to take away younger users. [Source: Social Media Today]

4.Facebook Releases New Overview of Content Removals, Fake Profiles and Enforcements

The Social Network has released its latest Community Standards Enforcement Report, which outlines all the content removals and actions it’s taken as a result of posted material that breaks its established rules. [Source: Social Media Today]

5.Google expands Local campaigns inventory, BOPIS offers for Shopping campaigns

The new features, including new Maps inventory for Local campaigns, are rolling out over the coming weeks. Shopping campaigns are also getting updates for brick-and-mortar promotions and optimization. [Source: Search Engine Land]

6.Instagram’s test to hide like counts expands to the US and across the globe

Instagram, which has been running a test to hide like counts on posts in seven different countries, announced today that it is expanding the test globally. This follows an announcement last week that the test would be expanding to the US as soon as this week. [Source: The Verge]

7.LinkedIn adds Data Validation to Sales Navigator

LinkedIn launched Data Validation, a feature designed to help users manage their contacts and ensure they have the most up-to-date contact data. Data Validation will automatically flag contacts who are no longer with the company listed in users’ CRM. [Source: MarTech Today]

8.Microsoft Advertising talks intelligence, UI updates, audience solutions in SMX keynote

The growing complexity of the consumer’s digital footprint means advertisers need to understand the advanced technologies and innovations that drive meaningful brand engagement. Microsoft is setting out to help reimagine how advertisers serve customers and grow your business, deliver more engaging customer experiences that unlock new revenue and fuel future growth. [Source: Search Engine Land]

9.Snapchat Publishes New Insights into Snapchat User Buying Behavior [Infographic]

Snapchat has published a new research report which looks at how Snap users research and purchase, and how brands can connect with them via the app and if you’re looking to reach younger audiences, it’s worth taking note. [Source: Social Media Today]

10.TikTok Tests Social Commerce Links in Videos

TikTok continues to race towards full monetization with a new test of options to add links into user bios and eCommerce URLs directly into uploaded videos. [Source: Social Media Today]

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