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Instagram Caption Editing

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Since the dawn of selfies and filtered images of fancy lunches, Instagram has been a great source for sharing images between friends. On Monday afternoon, after many requests from frustrated users, they finally enabled caption editing.

As the app previously didn’t allow users to tweak incorrect spelling and autocorrect errors, users were forced to either delete their posts and re-share them with corrected captions or post corrections in the comments.

Other social media sharing sites like Facebook and Pinterest have had this ability for quite some time but as the popularity of sharing photos and videos spiked, Instagram users were unable to correct typos. Twitter still doesn’t allow for edits of any posts.  

As Instagram have stated, ‘typos shouldn’t get in the way’ of sharing a moment on the site. As users update their apps, many will be editing captions and locations of previous posts.

Alongside the new caption editing, the multi-million user sharing site has announced a bundle of updates designed to help users explore and discover new accounts they may want to follow.  Small changes, like altering the ‘explore’ icon from a compass to a magnifying glass makes it easier to navigate the app, whilst the option of

New Analytic Tools for Instagram Ad Campaigns

Instagram ad campaigns

Instagram has introduced new tools that enable advertisers to analyse the effectiveness of their campaigns.  Using the Account Insights tool users can view and track impressions, reach and engagement of their unpaid posts.

They can also analyse the follower base to determine audience demographics and the optimal times of the day and week to reach the most users. With all of these new functions, this tool could allow Instagram ad campaigns to be carried out far more effectively than ever before.

For paid posts the Ad Insights tool will do much of the above as well as allowing the marketer to view their campaign budget in real time and how many impressions have been reached. Previously these statistics were made available every few days but now you can expect up to the minute information on how your campaign is performing.

The Ad Staging tool means that marketers can preview the campaign before they’re submitted to Instagram for review. This means the aesthetic of the campaign can be tweaked in every way – photograph placement, captions and layout – and shared amongst the team to create fantastic visual content.

For the first time these tools are only accessible on a desktop …

Google’s Pigeon Update

Giovane_colomboOn the 24th July 2014, Google released yet another shake-up to their algorithms. And although the update hasn’t been given an official name, the folks at Search Engine Land coined it the Pigeon.

Pigeon is in the process of being rolled out for US English search engine results pages (SERPs) with there yet to be word from Google about if or when it will affect other countries. But with the prospect of Pigeon hanging over UK search, in this article we take a look at exactly what the update involves and what it could mean for your business.

The Decline of the 7-Pack

The Pigeon update is focused on improving the relevancy and accuracy of local search results by placing a greater importance on organic SEO signals. What this means is that a lot more data will be considered for local search results, including the back links, domain authority and other SEO value factors of websites.

And so far, this change is most evident in the decline of the 7 Google Places results that usually appear on the first page of all local desktop searches. Termed the 7-packs, these results have been dropped for many local US search queries …

Facebook is Moving Mobile Messaging

Something that’s been getting a lot of attention online for the past week or so is the news that Facebook is moving mobile messaging. Now, users must download the Messenger app to continue chatting on mobile.

facebook is moving mobile messaging

Previously, users could choose to chat via either the Facebook or Messenger app. But for a while now, iPhone and Android users have been notified that the messages interface is moving and prompted to download the Messenger app. And over the next few days, Facebook will stop allowing messaging through the Facebook app altogether.

The move was tested on users in Europe back in April of this year and after seeing positive increases in user engagement, Facebook have decided to roll out the change worldwide. One of the main findings to come out of the testing was that people replied on the Messenger app 20% as quickly as they did on the Facebook app.

facebook is moving mobile messagingSpeaking about the change to TechCrunch, Facebook stated:

“In the next few days, we’re continuing to notify more people that if they want to send and receive Facebook messages, they’ll need to download the Messenger app. As we’ve said, our goal is to focus development efforts on making Messenger