Social Media Newsfeed: Facebook Calls to Action | New LinkedIn Homepage

Facebook adding call to action buttons to business pages. LinkedIn redesigns homepage. These stories, and more, in today's Morning Social Media Newsfeed.

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NewFacebookLogoFacebook Debuts Call-to-Action Buttons for Pages (AllFacebook)
Facebook announced the introduction of call-to-action buttons for pages, saying that the feature will roll out in the U.S. over the next few weeks and worldwide next year, although several page administrators already had access to the feature prior to the social network’s official announcement. The seven calls to action that will be available for pages, as announced in a Facebook for Business post, are: Book Now, Contact Us, Use App, Play Game, Shop Now, Sign Up and Watch Video. Inside Facebook Dollar Shave Club has been using the page call-to-action button in beta. Brian Kim, the company’s director of acquisition, commented on this feature in a blog post: “Over the course of a three-week test, the Sign Up call-to-action button delivered a 2.5x higher conversion rate versus other comparable social placements aimed to drive new user acquisition.” The Wall Street Journal The company says the buttons, which will sit just to the left of the Like button on a page, are built as “new ways for people to interact with businesses.” Needless to say, it’s also a new way for Facebook to track how you and everyone else interact with those businesses. VentureBeat The call-to-action buttons can take users to destinations that are not only on Facebook but also off the social network. As such, the company will have to pay close attention to ensure Page admins don’t abuse them. Marketing Land Facebook said the feature will be rolled out in the United States in the next few weeks, with a global release set for early 2015.

LinkedIn’s New Homepage is ‘All About You’ (SocialTimes)
LinkedIn is starting to roll out a redesigned homepage, the company announced in a blog post. The changes include a new dashboard that emphasizes metrics for personal accounts.

CID: Be Alert and Aware on Social Media (Army Times)
Army Criminal Investigation Command is calling on all soldiers and their loved ones to scrub their social media accounts in light of recent world events. In an announcement Thursday, special agents with CID’s Computer Crime Investigative Unit are “strongly recommending” that anyone affiliated with the military review his/her social media accounts to make sure they’re using the best security settings to protect their online profiles.

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With Nielsen Partnership, Canvs Becomes First Fully Automated Social TV Sentiment Platform (LostRemote)
Canvs has been providing us with sentiment analysis of tweets around TV shows for a few months now and has announced a formal partnership with Nielsen and its Twitter TV Ratings. Canvs, then, becomes the first completely syndicated qualitative social TV platform, giving both networks and marketers more tools to extract meaning from viewer tweets.

Zuckerberg Muses on ‘Dislike’ Button, the Emotion Study and Pizza (CNET)
Mark Zuckerberg is thinking about adding a “dislike” button to Facebook, but not for the reason you think. The chief executive of the world’s largest social network said Thursday he’s considered adding a button to Facebook posts, allowing people a third way to express reactions other than clicking “Like” or leaving a comment.

How to Drive Traffic With #Twitter Cards (In 4 Easy Steps) [Infographic] (AllTwitter)
For businesses new to Twitter, implementing Cards in your social strategy can be a little confusing. Thankfully, help is at hand via this detailed infographic, which comes courtesy of SurePayroll and offers a four-step guide to driving traffic with Twitter Cards.

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Vine Updates App, Adding Instagram-style Double Tap to Like (The Next Web)
Vine’s latest update brings a big new feature that the app’s users have been asking for quite a lot; double-tap to like. Users scrolling through their feeds can now simply double-tap a Vine to like it directly, saving tapping on those pesky buttons.