We are living through the big growth of Instagram: Interview with Mediaset’s Social Media Manager

There’s no end in sight for publishers’ interest in Instagram, now that it is bringing more and more social traffic. Having talked with VG from Norway and their brand-focused strategy, we turned to Spain’s largest television network – Mediaset. Social Media Manager Sonia Got Leibar shared her insights into how they approach Instagram.     …

Build Your Brand, Traffic Will Follow: Interview with VG about Instagram

With 1 billion users worldwide, Instagram is 6th most popular social platform according to Statista and Hootsuit, after Facebook, YouTube, WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, and WeChat. While Facebook remains the biggest source of social traffic for most publishers, Instagram’s referral traffic is growing fast. Once an account reaches 10,000 followers, you can embed links into Stories, …

After the storm: The recovery for broadcasters is real

Finally some good news regarding Facebook’s ever changing algorithm for news publishers – specifically broadcasters. At EzyInsights, we analysed several sets of engagement data from the last 18 months, looking at both Post Engagement and Web Share engagement. During our last look across European publishers, we saw that some public broadcasters benefited the most. We …

How to see what’s trending on Instagram

Create a dedicated Instagram filter in EzyInsights Since we introduced Instagram to EzyInsights earlier this year, its importance for publishers has grown. “Instagram referrer traffic to publishers has grown 232% since January 2017” – Chartbeat. The best performing Instagram posts appear in your feed alongside other trending stories. However, Insta posts might get lost among …

Is Facebook engagement recovering for news publishers? New data from the US and Europe

EzyInsights collects tens of thousands of publishers’ Facebook data worldwide and follows closely on Facebook Algorithm Changes’ effects on publishers. We put together new data on how US and European news pages engage people after major changes on the platform in spring and summer 2018.   Year 2018 saw major changes for Facebook that affected on how …

How to Drive Facebook Referral Traffic: Focus on Engagement

There is a simple equation between social engagement and organic website traffic. The more people you can engage around your content on any social platform, the more people you can bring to your website. Both ad-based and subscription-based business models can benefit from this logic. The formula is simple, but how can you apply it …

Is Facebook killing the Far Right? A Report.

The Far Right is feeling targeted on social platforms. Britain’s Nigel Farage directly questioned Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg on the very subject, claiming that: “right-of-center political opinions” had been affected by a change in Facebook algorithms in January of this year, and that “on average, we’re down about 25 percent over a course of this …

Join the livestream: digital transformation in newsrooms

UPDATE: Watch the recording of the Livestream. View speakers’ slides: Sylvie Van Ginneken, De Standaard Erik Carlsson, Aftonbladet “Digital transformation: challenges & opportunities for the media” event that we’re organizing with the Madrid Association of Journalists is fully booked!  You can still follow what’s happening on stage and engage with the speakers when you tune in …

Madrid Calling: Let’s Discuss Digital Newsrooms

Press Association of Madrid (APM) and EzyInsights will host an event for media professionals on May 8th Together with the Press Association of Madrid, we’re gathering media professionals from Spain and abroad to discuss digital transformation in the newsroom. You are invited to join us for a discussion with Schibsted, Het Mediahuis, Henneo, El Independiente and …