12 Ways The ‘Stories’ Format Could Shape The Future Of Cont…

Instagram Stories are now used by more than 400 million people each day. As such, it might come as no surprise that other platforms, like Facebook, have begun adopting this content format. But even Google has announced that it’s started to leverage stories in its search results. For example, if you do a mobile search […]

Facebook briefly blocked breaking news stories about its se…

This afternoon, Facebook held an emergency press conference to disclose a startling security breach. The company said 50 million Facebook accounts were affected in a hack that allowed attackers to control an account as if they were the account holders. “Since we’ve only just started our investigation, we have yet to determine whether these accounts […]

Facebook Now Lets All Advertisers Run Ads in Stories

Facebook Stories ads are now available globally to all advertisers. Ads in Facebook Stories were first introduced this past May as a limited test in only three countries. It’s also worth noting that, since May, the number of people viewing Facebook Stories each day has grown from 150 million to 300 million. Now that the […]

Bing finally releases AMP viewer for news stories in mobile…

Bing announced Monday the release of the Bing AMP (Accelerated Mobile Pages) viewer. With the release, Bing mobile searchers will be able to access AMP-enabled pages from the search results. AMP viewer and AMP carousel rolling out globally. AMP pages are now available in the news carousel in the US and will be rolling out […]

How Google and Bing choose news stories for search 

Although both search engines use algorithms that are largely a black box to outsiders, their own descriptions of how they rank news are largely the same. Both determine which stories to feature based on their judgement of a source’s relevance and authority, though Bing also weighs “readability” and “originality” into its rankings. Here’s how the […]

Instagram Lets Brands Sell Products in Stories

Instagram is giving brands the ability to link to products in stories with new shopping stickers. Previously, Instagram offered shopping features in regular posts. Now similar functionality is being expanded to stories. This is different from the ‘swipe up to view link’ feature that anyone with an Instagram business page can use in stories. Brands […]