By hiding likes and video views, Facebook could force publishers to shift strategies

Facebook is running an experiment to hide "like" counts and other public-facing social scores in select markets. The social network confirmed Friday that it started hiding like, reaction and video view counts in a limited test across the social network as part of an effort to improve the atmosphere on the platform. “We will gather feedback to understand whether this change will improve people’s experiences,” a Facebook spokeswoman said in an e-mail statement to AdAge. Such a change, if made permanent, could ultimately affect publishers and brands looking for visibility on the social network, according to marketing and publishing execs. The theory goes that like counts add social undue pressure on the average user, who might begin to put too much weight on how popular (or not) their posts are on Facebook. The rationale goes that if Facebook were to no longer show users how many likes a given post received, then it might generate less anxiety around sharing on Facebook. “People are using the ‘like’ counter as way to measure their self-worth,” says David Cohn, senior director of AlphaGroup, which is a tech incubator within the publishing group Advanced Local. Likes, or lack thereof, may be stressful for everyday users, but they are partly how publishers and brands measure their actual worth on Facebook. “Just as the likes have been validation for users,” Cohn says, “they have been validating for publishers, as well.” The like count has historically been one of the... Continue reading at 'Advertising Age'

[ Advertising Age | 2019-09-27 20:39:27 UTC ]
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Facebook hiding likes and video views could force publishers to shift strategies

Facebook is running an experiment to hide "like" counts and other public-facing social scores in select markets. The social network confirmed Friday that it started hiding like, reaction and video view counts in a limited test across the social network as part of an effort to improve the... Continue reading at Advertising Age

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Video Briefing: Rising costs on Facebook force publishers to rethink branded video distribution

Costs for paid video distribution on Facebook has more than doubled year-over-year. The post Video Briefing: Rising costs on Facebook force publishers to rethink branded video distribution appeared first on Digiday. Continue reading at Digiday

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Facebook’s latest video shift irks news publishers

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[ Digiday | 2017-03-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Publishers see short-form video views on Facebook cut in half

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Facebook Is Expanding Its Video Ads With Publishers Like USA Today and Daily Mail

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Like This if You Like Pandas! Facebook Says Publishers Shouldn't Fret About News Feed Changes.

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Facebook Video Ad Metric Lawsuit Prompts Publishers to Revisit the ‘Pivot to Video’

New information in an updated court filing against Facebook has prompted publishers to reconsider the extent of the miscalculation they made when reallocating resources to video teams in an effort to capitalize on the potential of social video. The unredacted court filings, part of an ongoing... Continue reading at AdWeek

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Video publishers on what happens after Facebook stops subsidizing video content

No one's leaving Facebook, but there might be fewer videos on the platform. The post Video publishers on what happens after Facebook stops subsidizing video content appeared first on Digiday. Continue reading at Digiday

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Limited in their ability to monetize video on Facebook, publishers eye video-licensing opportunities

With platforms and subscription services clamoring for high-quality video content, publishers are poised to reap profits from licensing video content. The post Limited in their ability to monetize video on Facebook, publishers eye video-licensing opportunities appeared first on Digiday. Continue reading at Digiday

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Facebook’s New Video Content Deals With Publishers Emphasize Produced Videos (Report)

The shift in Facebook's agreements with publishers for video content, first hinted at in January, appear to be moving forward, "multiple sources" told Kurt Wagner of Recode. Wagner reported that while the new pacts still include payment for Facebook Live videos, they encourage publishers to... Continue reading at AdWeek

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Inside Facebook-born Freeda Media’s distributed publishing strategy

Two-year-old female-focused Freeda Media has worked with 150 brands on branded content campaigns, and revenue has seen triple-digit growth. The post Inside Facebook-born Freeda Media’s distributed publishing strategy appeared first on Digiday. Continue reading at Digiday

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Facebook is paying 12 publishers for Watch shows starring video creators

Publishers in the new Facebook-funded program include BuzzFeed, Conde Nast and Viacom. The post Facebook is paying 12 publishers for Watch shows starring video creators appeared first on Digiday. Continue reading at Digiday

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Video Briefing: Beware, Facebook Watch publishers, the subsidies will not last

Facebook is still paying for Facebook Watch shows. But the company is increasingly talking about Watch content that can be supported entirely by sharing ad revenue. The post Video Briefing: Beware, Facebook Watch publishers, the subsidies will not last appeared first on Digiday. Continue reading at Digiday

[ Digiday | 2019-02-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
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‘Publishers were always a second priority’: Confessions of a former Facebook exec on the platform’s struggles with video

"We generated revenue from brands. If content was so important, you’d think we would be trying harder to please publishers." The post ‘Publishers were always a second priority’: Confessions of a former Facebook exec on the platform’s struggles with video appeared first on Digiday. Continue reading at Digiday

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Viral publisher First Media joins Snapchat with repurposed Facebook video

First Media decided to join Snapchat after the platform no longer required publishers to share only exclusive content. The post Viral publisher First Media joins Snapchat with repurposed Facebook video appeared first on Digiday. Continue reading at Digiday

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The Rundown: With today’s video strategies, publishers are managing their risk

With their latest forays into long-form and TV, digital publishers are taking a far less risky approach to video. The post The Rundown: With today’s video strategies, publishers are managing their risk appeared first on Digiday. Continue reading at Digiday

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‘That’s YouTube’: Facebook opens Watch to all videos from publishers, creators

Facebook is adding a new feed to Watch that intersperses one-off videos from the Facebook pages people follow among episodic original shows. The post ‘That’s YouTube’: Facebook opens Watch to all videos from publishers, creators appeared first on Digiday. Continue reading at Digiday

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‘A fun adventure, not a business’: The Weather Channel stopped publishing video on Facebook

The Weather Channel is no longer actively publishing videos to Facebook due to a lack of meaningful revenue and Facebook's tendency to routinely shift its priorities. The post ‘A fun adventure, not a business’: The Weather Channel stopped publishing video on Facebook appeared first on Digiday. Continue reading at Digiday

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