Hidden In Plain Sight

On Tuesday last week, we looked at the US presidential candidates’ presence on Facebook. In short, it was clear that Donald Trump’s ability to engage with his following on social media far outweighed that of his rival, Hillary Clinton. While the Clinton campaign opted for a rather conservative strategy of a steady, predictable stream of content …

Newsrooms and Social Media – Let’s Discuss

It’s a love-hate relationship. On the one hand, social media helps publishers spread their word far and wide – for ‘free’. On the other hand, social networks and Google are cannibalising media’s advertising revenue stream. And then there’s everything in-between. Some publishers – like BuzzFeed or Attn – exist and thrive in large part thanks to …

Why Nordic publishers lead Europe on digital

A robust digital media market heavily relies on well developed infrastructure – things like broadband penetration, high internet speed, and universal coverage. It’s no wonder back in 2012 HBO chose the Nordics to test their first ever standalone video streaming service. Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Finland and Denmark have some of the highest percentages of households …

How Spain dodged the Facebook algorithm changes

In July we reported on how Facebook algorithm changes affected Nordic media publishers. SocialFlow had previously analysed the impact of the changes in the USA. They reported a worrisome 42% drop off in news publishers’ Facebook reach in the US. Our main takeaway was that Nordic news publishers got off quite lightly – except Norway who was affected to the same degree …

How worried should publishers be about the latest Facebook algorithm change?

Yesterday Facebook announced an upcoming change to News Feed ranking that essentially further prioritises stories posted by friends over ones posted by anyone else – including publishers and brands. Engineering Director Lars Backstrom reiterates Facebook’s priority of keeping users connected to the people, places and things they care about, people on their friends list being the most important. …

Facebook News Feed Changes And How They Affect You

A couple days ago, Facebook announced the latest changes to its ever-evolving News Feed. Most importantly, the News Feed algorithm will now put a greater emphasis on time spent reading an article. Whether it’s an Instant Article or a click-through does not matter. Average time spent in an article is a key metric in newsroom analytics.   I liked what …

Facebook Instant Articles now available to all publishers

Cashing in a promise made in February, Facebook has opened up its Instant Articles platform to all publishers. The release coincides with Facebook’s annual F8 conference, held in San Francisco this week. As part of an ideal of enabling users to take care of business without leaving Facebook, Instant Articles provide Facebook mobile users with fast-loading, sleek, mobile-optimized versions …

Introducing SoMe Index from EzyInsights – the new benchmark for publishers

EzyInsights is proud to announce something we’ve been working on for a long time behind the scenes.   SoMe Index is a website which contains all publisher engagement data from social media, ordered and filtered to give an impartial and realistic view of how news & content publishers are performing. Our first territory for SoMe Index …

Your website traffic numbers are lying to you

Measuring data in digital publishing is well established. Everyone does it, it’s expected, but there’s a huge problem, not everyone is measuring the same thing. Traffic and referrals being the closest linked to actual revenue, tend to be measured in an accurate way across publishers (although even then…). But this information is exclusive to each publisher. So how can …