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Facebook’s Got the Need for Speed

Facebook’s News Feed algorithm can make or break website traffic. And while we’ve seen recent changes related to clickbait articles, overly promotional language and video content, one of the most significant changes in recent months is related to mobile site loading speed. In particular, Facebook’s product engineers say the News Feed will show more links from … Continued

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A few new things in SND Dashboard

Maybe you’ve seen it, maybe you haven’t… Recently, we’ve made some updates to the SND Dashboard that focuses on some of the finer details of social media management. Simple flags and labels to let you know what your content’s status is. Live Video Labels It’s no secret the importance and value of utilizing Facebook Live … Continued

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8 Ways to Make Quick Posts Work Harder

Quick Posts have been part of SND Dashboard since nearly the very beginning, but it’s still one of our clients’ favorite features. Creating templates for certain post types can be a huge time saver and make sure your newsroom is posting with a consistent voice. We’ve seen some great examples of Quick Posts – here … Continued

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Flipping the Switch: How to change vendors without losing your mind.

We’re experts at this. Social News Desk is a team of news people who now run a software company. So it’s no exaggeration to say that at SND: we’ve been there. We know what it’s like to change software vendors in a newsroom. The good, the bad and the ugly. But the truth is, it … Continued

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Local News Anchors and Reporters Ranked Live in New App

This app is about to become your daily obsession… and we can’t blame you. It’s a running tally of every local news reporter and anchor – showing who has the most Facebook Page Engagement at any given time throughout the day. Plus, it shows a leaderboard of the main brand pages in every DMA too. … Continued

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Social Rankings: Q & A with VP of Product Engineering

The Social Rankings app lets you see where your newsroom stacks up in the social media race. But how exactly does it work? We went straight to the source to give you some insight into the inner workings of this fantastic tool for newsrooms. The mastermind behind it all is VP of Product Engineering, Aaron King. King … Continued

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SND Leaderboard Encourages Friendly Competition, Better Social

“Everyone walks by our newsroom monitor to check out what number they are. It’s pretty awesome! It successfully has such a big effect in our newsroom.” – WWLP Digital Manager, Ashley Shook Social News Desk is full of valuable analytics to help you gauge your engagement and understand the shifting needs of your social strategy. One of those … Continued

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How to Claim Link Ownership on Facebook (a Publisher’s guide)

Surely you’ve noticed by now that Facebook removed the ability to edit link previews on July 18th, 2017. It’s part of the company’s promise to crack down on “fake news.” In Facebook’s own words: “Starting today non-publisher Pages will no longer be able to overwrite link metadata (i.e. headline, description, image) in the Graph API … Continued

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New Feature: SND Auto-Pilot keeps content streaming 24/7

The new SND Auto-Pilot feature is designed to help you increase traffic and engagement around the clock, even in those hours where you don’t have staff dedicated to the task. If you’re like most newsrooms, you’re posting less on weekends and overnights. You’re probably missing out on clicks and engagement during those times. That’s where SND Auto-Pilot … Continued

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SND Custom Webinar Series

“You spoke. We listened!” – Debra Monroe, KION News Director We want to spend 30-45 minutes with you – and we promise to make it worth your while.The Social News Desk Client Strategy team is crisscrossing the globe (virtually, of course) touching base with newsrooms like yours through our Custom Webinar series. Think of it … Continued

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