Social Media Slice for August 21, 2019: Facebook “Clear History” Option Doesn’t Really; Strategies to Improve Search Rankings and Engage Fans; and Must-Have Tools for Creating Videos with a Mobile Device


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Facebook “Clear History” Option Doesn’t Really-
Proving the old saying that if something is too good to be true, it usually isn’t, Facebook’s much anticipated privacy feature doesn’t really clear history as much as it just breaks a pipeline flow of user data to 3rd parties. FB still collects info with its “Off-Facebook Activity.”

“The new tool will display a summary of those third-party websites that shared your visit with Facebook, and will allow you to disconnect that browsing history from your Facebook account. You can also opt out of future off-Facebook activity tracking, or selectively stop certain websites from sending your browsing activity to Facebook.” – Nicole Nguyen and Ryan Mac, writing for BuzzFeed News

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Strategies to Improve Search Rankings and Engage Fans-
I know. You saw the headline and thought he’s going to talk about Search Engine Optimization and all that techie stuff to do with site structure, coding, or link building. Nope. Talking about CONTENT to make Google VALUE your website.

“In short, your content needs to keep your fans happy, plus be valuable to anyone doing a Google search. Thus, defining your company as the authority in your industry. Creating quality content isn’t just good for your SEO, but it’s good for business. In fact, companies that publish 16+ blog posts per month get nearly 3.5 times more traffic and 4.5 times more leads than companies who only publish 0-4 times monthly.” – Kelly Rossi, writing for Marketing Magnitude

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Must-Have Tools for Creating Videos with a Mobile Device-
You don’t need expensive, hi-tech video equipment to get your client’s message across to the target market. Here are some tips.

“Any of the flagship phones offered today make a great option for shooting high-definition footage as well as UHD footage, giving viewers beautiful eye-candy. In addition to high-resolution footage, smartphones offer up smooth footage that’s automatically stabilized.” – Ant Pruitt, writing in TechRepublic

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