- The Hashtag is coming. Yep, Facebook is jumping on the hashtag bandwagon. What was once an essential Twitter tool, the hashtag will now be important to your Facebook updates. Right now, Facebook is testing to see if the hashtag is viable to its users. On Facebook, the hashtag would allow users to pull up relevant conversations and quickly index trending conversations.
- The news feed is changing… again. It may have already hit you. But even if it hasn’t, you should expect the new news feed to come to your profile or page soon. The improved news feed promises to be less cultured, more photo stories and bigger previews of links and stories your friends have shared.
- Easier to share. If you’ve found it hard to get your posts reshared, there are things you can now do to make them more sharable. Remember to be consistent, time them according to when your users are online and use eye-catching visuals.
- Graph Search is here. If graph search isn’t part of your home page, you can sign up for the beta version. Right now, it’s testing in beta for English users only. According to Mark Zuckerberg, Graph Search will help you find what you’re looking for in searches. He said of Graph Search: “That means that it only searches content which has been shared with you and that your search results will differ from the search results someone else will see … even if you enter the same exact queries.”
- Contests have changed. It was all so complicated before, but now they are legal, if you use third-party apps. Contests are great for creating a buzz around your product, if done properly, and really bump up the readership on your blog or site. The third-party app should be able to give you flexibility, have embeddable capabilities and have mobile capabilities.
Have you seen any of these Facebook changes roll out yet? Which ones are you most excited about trying? Please leave your thoughts and comments down below.