Over the past year, Facebook has come under a continued scrutiny for how it handles member data. Increased attention to how that data is gathered, as well as who has access to the data continues to be an ongoing issue for Facebook. While the changes will increase user data privacy, it creates new challenges for marketers and advertisers who use Facebook for programmatic ad buys or other kinds of targeted marketing to get word out about their product of business.
A few weeks ago, Mark Zuckerberg made a platform-changing announcement regarding the ranking system for Facebook. The newsfeed algorithm will now be even more selective of the content we see on a day-to-day basis. Facebook is concerned about the clutter of posts from pages and is determined to make the platform more purposeful to everyday users.
With the recent changes and additions to Facebook, mastering your Facebook strategy couldn’t be more important in 2013. In 2012 Facebook surpassed more than 1 billion active users. If you’re looking to target your consumers where they’re at, it’s most likely on Facebook. So What’s New in 2013? Mark Zuckerberg gave a big announcement on January 15 to introduce a third pillar to the lineup of Timeline and Newsfeed: Graph Search.