Social Media Slice for May 6, 2019: Google Ads May Be Falling Behind Amazon and Facebook; Testing Facebook Ads for Optimal Results; Scheduling Email in Gmail; and Romanian Witches Make Use of Social Media


SLICE is a M-F news digest targeted to assist Social Media Managers, Virtual Assistants, and Small Business Owners make sense of all the day to day social media news. Bypass the fluff. Focus on the good stuff.


Google May Be Falling Behind Amazon and Facebook in Online Ad Race- The bad news from PYMNTS website is that “traffic volumes for Google properties are not growing at a rate to cover the decreases in advertising prices.”

  • Google share in 2019 is DOWN to 37.2%, from 38.2% in 2018.
  • Facebook, in second place, has a 22.1% share, UP from 21.8% last year.
  • Amazon, in third place, has jumped to an 8.8% share, compared with only 6.8% in 2018.

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Testing Facebook Ads for Optimal Results- Not an article (although there is a transcription), this info is presented in a Social Media Examiner podcast. The guest, whose brain is picked for tips and tricks is noted influencer Andrea Vahl. She discusses testing, budgeting, analyzing, and 👁 more


Romanian Witches Make Magical Use of Social Media- Everybody else uses social platforms to conduct digital business. Why not witches? Seems the younger practitioners of the Craft have shown the signs of growth potential to the elders in Romania. Many of the country’s estimated 4,000 witches are now getting customers from Europe, Asia and the United States. 👁 More


Scheduling Email in Gmail- Ever want to control the time an email arrives? A marketing message, perhaps? You can do it in Gmail with a new feature being rolled out. 👁 More


Our #MondayMotivation cover image is from a tweet by Elysia Skye @ElysiaSkye (background graphic added).

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Published by Anthony Scialis, Social Media Content Creator

My name is Anthony Scialis and I used to be a newspaper writer. For over 40 years I covered the business and entertainment beats for community newspapers & magazines. Now, I use research & writing experience to provide Small Business Owners with customer-centric information. I assist with writing blogs and tweets, freeing up small biz owners to focus on what they enjoy and do best— run their businesses.

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