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Does Facebook's Slogan Change Mean a Paid Site Is Coming?

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When did you sign up for Facebook? If it was any time in the last 15 years -- the site launched in 2004, though it was very restrictive at the time -- then you probably saw the simple logo on the signup page. The page read "Sign Up" in large letters, and then had a small slogan below that read: "It's free and always will be." Always. It's something that many users have taken in stride. They expect that free content, that free ability to connect with friends, brands, businesses, co-workers and family members. In fact, a major part of the allure of Facebook is that it is free and anyone can use it. That's why it's the No. 1 social network in the world -- among other reasons. However, all of that could be about to change.

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Instagram Rolls out New Measures to Fight Back Against Growth Hackers

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In today’s increasingly crowded online marketplace, many startups struggle to find effective tactics to grow a robust online presence. Unfortunately, some, out of sheer frustration, turn to growth hacking, or recruiting large numbers of ghost followers from fake profiles to generate an artificially significant online presence.

Instagram recently announced that they plan to target these fake profiles and crack down on SMBs using ghost followers to inflate their online reputation. Like other “black hat” SEO tactics, businesses using these shortcuts often sacrifice long-term growth potential for short-term gains.

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Facebook Uses AI to Uphold Community Standards

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Facebook is the largest social media network in the world. For a website that started in a dorm room and targeted college students, its growth over the last decade and a half has been tremendous. Today, that means that an incredible amount of content gets uploaded every day. People add new photos, write new status updates, run ad campaigns, create new groups and much more. While Facebook has strict content quality standards, you may wonder how they can possibly uphold them with this much to worry about and keep track of. Could they ever hire enough employees to keep an eye on everything, or are there other solutions?

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Snapchat’s Agile New Instant Ad Creation Tool Allows SMBs with a Limited Marketing Budget to Reach New Users

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As today’s teens, college students and young adults abandon traditional social media sites such as Facebook, newer, more popular platforms stand ready to benefit. Snapchat, in particular, is an agile, wildly popular social media platform that younger users appear to turn to in record numbers.

Fortunately, reaching out to this rapidly expanding user base just got a lot easier thanks to Snapchat’s recently launched, three-step ad creation tool. This tool may serve as a cost-effective solution for small to mid-sized businesses with limited resources to gain momentum efficiently in a shifting online marketplace.

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Teens Admit They Love Brands, Not Facebook

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Undoubtedly, one of the most important things about online marketing is simply knowing your audience. Where you reach out to them and how you do it depends entirely on whom you are trying to reach. A terrific ad campaign can fall flat if it is improperly targeted. This importance became very clear in a new interview run by CNBC, in which teens talked about how they use -- and don't use -- social media. Perhaps unsurprisingly, teens said that Facebook just isn't on their radar; ironic, given how the company originally catered exclusively to college students. Let's take a moment to break down some of their key points in more detail.

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