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Facebook and eBay Join Forces to Stop Fake Reviews

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Reviews are a huge part of the online shopping experience. For many potential buyers, they are the difference between making a purchase or not. Unlike a brick and mortar store, shoppers cannot have any contact with the items before buying them. They also know that returns tend to be a bit more complicated. As a result, they rely on the knowledge of those who have already bought the products they’re interested in. They look into the reviews to make a decision before ordering, and just a few five-star reviews can sell them entirely on a product -- just as a few negative reviews can make them look elsewhere.

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Understanding the Future of Social Media

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Social media started long before Facebook in the early 2000s, but Mark Zuckerberg’s launch really defined the space. More than anything, it gave it stability. Before that, sites like MySpace and Xanga had risen and fallen. Users had turned to forums, chat rooms and other forms of communication, but they were never mainstream. With Facebook, you suddenly had a platform that everyone could use -- at least, after they expanded beyond college and opened it up to the public -- and that appeared stable enough to last. Now, in 2019, even with concerns that young people do not use it as much as they once did, that stability is undeniable.

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Recommended Instagram Posts Depend on AI

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For many businesses, the goal of a platform like Instagram is exposure. You may not make direct sales off of a post about a product or a service, but you can generally reach people who are interested in what you offer. You create more brand awareness, and you can get direct followers whom you can interact with in the future. It’s a dream situation for businesses, as they can then market to people who already like their products and are far more likely to make a purchase. That can increase your conversation rates dramatically.

The other side of this, though, is that you need to expand your reach in some way. You have to get your content in front of new users.

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Facebook’s New AI-Fueled Ads Deliver Targeted Experiences for Individual Users

Facebook AI Ads

Today, advanced machine learning helps businesses of all shapes and sizes improve how they reach and interact with customers. By examining users’ online behavior, preferences and other data, these tools help marketing teams tailor ad campaigns for maximum effect. Facebook recently debuted a new feature which capitalizes on this unique capability.

Backed by AI, their new dynamic update allows businesses to automatically tailor ad experiences to reach individual users best. By delivering customized ads, Facebook aims to not only promote healthy business outcomes, but also to deliver better user experiences.

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Consumers Give a Lot of Weight to Online Reviews

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What is the first thing you look for when it is time to buy a new product or service? If you are looking online, odds are that reading reviews is right at the top of your list. In fact, it may become the driving force behind your entire purchasing decision. While we have always known that reviews were important and make an impact, new studies have shown that people trust them far more than many realize. In fact, if they had the option to ask a friend or read a review by someone they had never even met in real life, they would often give that review the same weight as input from a friend.

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