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    Matt got a reaction from AlexJ in New: Promoting Content   
    Hi Joel,
    1) Yes, I didn't see the point in restricting content where you do not have guest permission as you may want to "tease" your social media audience into signing up.
    2) I'll sort that today. Rikki was still tweaking it yesterday.
    3) I'll have a good think about this. My fear is that it'll then mean your Facebook page stops being a curated list of really interesting things and just becomes an RSS feed with no custom content, images and so on. This will harm your organic reach and turn off your social media audience. Perhaps I could look at a way to promote when you use a specific item tag, all good ideas to explore for future releases.
    4) I am very familiar with Facebook marketing. I've learned a lot in my own time over the past year as I really am interested in this and I also manage a few Facebook pages for friends to learn more and experiment with what works and what does not. I have about a year's worth of experience and training that I can use to help our customers become successful. I realise this sounds like a Facebook advert that links to a landing page with a PayPal button to join my seminar, but it's true and the information will be free.
    5) It's all in the templates, baby.
    6) Actually, no. You need to think of the Our Picks page like you would a Facebook wall in that it will show to everyone (well, I guess you could at App > Module level turn off permissions). My feeling is that you may want to tease people, and only showing them what they can already see is restricting the feature. So it's up to you as the community manager to share to your entire community what you are comfortable sharing. My thought is that a truly private area like a moderators lounge, or Secret Lair is something you'll never really WANT to promote from.
    When you are about to promote something without all permissions, you are informed:
    7) Yeah, good idea we can do that.
    8) When you re-promote an item, it will not add a new row, it will just bump up that item. If you have "Evergreen" content that you share regularly, you'd end up with hundreds of duplicate items hanging around. You are told when promoting when it was last shared. I guess we could keep a complete history of all the times it was shared if we feel that is useful information.

    9) It's paginated. 25 per page, but I may increase that.
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    Matt got a reaction from Maxxius in New: Promoting Content   
    That's the great thing about promotes, it happens inline. You read something cool, hit Promote, tap in a few custom words (you do not need to do this, it pre-fills in relevant content) and hit promote. If you set up a schedule, it'll stack them up and send them throughout the day.
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    Matt got a reaction from ADKGamers in New: Promoting Content   
    Hi Joel,
    1) Yes, I didn't see the point in restricting content where you do not have guest permission as you may want to "tease" your social media audience into signing up.
    2) I'll sort that today. Rikki was still tweaking it yesterday.
    3) I'll have a good think about this. My fear is that it'll then mean your Facebook page stops being a curated list of really interesting things and just becomes an RSS feed with no custom content, images and so on. This will harm your organic reach and turn off your social media audience. Perhaps I could look at a way to promote when you use a specific item tag, all good ideas to explore for future releases.
    4) I am very familiar with Facebook marketing. I've learned a lot in my own time over the past year as I really am interested in this and I also manage a few Facebook pages for friends to learn more and experiment with what works and what does not. I have about a year's worth of experience and training that I can use to help our customers become successful. I realise this sounds like a Facebook advert that links to a landing page with a PayPal button to join my seminar, but it's true and the information will be free.
    5) It's all in the templates, baby.
    6) Actually, no. You need to think of the Our Picks page like you would a Facebook wall in that it will show to everyone (well, I guess you could at App > Module level turn off permissions). My feeling is that you may want to tease people, and only showing them what they can already see is restricting the feature. So it's up to you as the community manager to share to your entire community what you are comfortable sharing. My thought is that a truly private area like a moderators lounge, or Secret Lair is something you'll never really WANT to promote from.
    When you are about to promote something without all permissions, you are informed:
    7) Yeah, good idea we can do that.
    8) When you re-promote an item, it will not add a new row, it will just bump up that item. If you have "Evergreen" content that you share regularly, you'd end up with hundreds of duplicate items hanging around. You are told when promoting when it was last shared. I guess we could keep a complete history of all the times it was shared if we feel that is useful information.

    9) It's paginated. 25 per page, but I may increase that.
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    Matt reacted to liquidfractal in New: Clubs   
    I knew there would be new developments in 4.2, but I never anticipated that something like this would come about which fits so precisely - PRECISELY with what I have wanted for tutoring clients - spaces which constellate all the other apps and that can be custom-tailored for my clients with complete control over visibility and privacy.
    Obviously the product of a lot of work and consideration, and I am truly looking forward to using this on my site.  Awesome!
     
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    Matt reacted to sadel in New: Clubs   
    Ok. with the introduction of Clubs is time to come back to IPS. Renewing...
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    Matt got a reaction from Maxxius in New: Promoting Content   
    That's certainly possible. If I may suggest, though, that turning your Facebook page into an "RSS-like feed" is probably not the best approach, but you may have a good specific case for this.
    I'm looking to create a few on best practises for Facebook and Twitter in terms of maximising organic reach, and to give guidance on what works and what does not.
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    Matt reacted to Maxxius in New: Promoting Content   
    thats neat. keep coming those nice unexpected features!
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    Matt got a reaction from BomAle in New: Promoting Content   
    I'll elaborate on Instagram a bit. There is no direct API to talk to Instagram. Most social media software, like Buffer and Hootsuite uses a phone app to push the photo to Instagram as if it was selecting a photo from the camera roll and stores any text you wanted to add in the phone's clipboard so you can paste it in.
    I doubt Instagram will open up an API as they seem keen to keep it within the mobile space only.
    Not at this time, I think in many ways it's OK to keep those comments on the social media channels. Mixing them in may be confusing.
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    Matt got a reaction from Simon Woods in New: Promoting Content   
    Hi Joel,
    1) Yes, I didn't see the point in restricting content where you do not have guest permission as you may want to "tease" your social media audience into signing up.
    2) I'll sort that today. Rikki was still tweaking it yesterday.
    3) I'll have a good think about this. My fear is that it'll then mean your Facebook page stops being a curated list of really interesting things and just becomes an RSS feed with no custom content, images and so on. This will harm your organic reach and turn off your social media audience. Perhaps I could look at a way to promote when you use a specific item tag, all good ideas to explore for future releases.
    4) I am very familiar with Facebook marketing. I've learned a lot in my own time over the past year as I really am interested in this and I also manage a few Facebook pages for friends to learn more and experiment with what works and what does not. I have about a year's worth of experience and training that I can use to help our customers become successful. I realise this sounds like a Facebook advert that links to a landing page with a PayPal button to join my seminar, but it's true and the information will be free.
    5) It's all in the templates, baby.
    6) Actually, no. You need to think of the Our Picks page like you would a Facebook wall in that it will show to everyone (well, I guess you could at App > Module level turn off permissions). My feeling is that you may want to tease people, and only showing them what they can already see is restricting the feature. So it's up to you as the community manager to share to your entire community what you are comfortable sharing. My thought is that a truly private area like a moderators lounge, or Secret Lair is something you'll never really WANT to promote from.
    When you are about to promote something without all permissions, you are informed:
    7) Yeah, good idea we can do that.
    8) When you re-promote an item, it will not add a new row, it will just bump up that item. If you have "Evergreen" content that you share regularly, you'd end up with hundreds of duplicate items hanging around. You are told when promoting when it was last shared. I guess we could keep a complete history of all the times it was shared if we feel that is useful information.

    9) It's paginated. 25 per page, but I may increase that.
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    Matt got a reaction from O9C4 in New: Promoting Content   
    Instagram has no API to post on its behalf. 
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    Matt got a reaction from Maxxius in New: Promoting Content   
    As Charles said, once we gauge interest, we can look at other social networks. I wrote the system to allow you to drop in a new class and it can then be used.
    Great feature suggestion. Right now it's locked to one Facebook page and one Twitter account, but I like this idea for the future.
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    Matt got a reaction from piotr1970 in New: Promoting Content   
    They are embedded in the feature too. You have to use my photo. ?
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    Matt got a reaction from BomAle in New: Promoting Content   
    It's fully temptable, so I'm guessing one of our excellent theme designers will play with it.
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    Matt reacted to Deathicated in New: Promoting Content   
    You guys are definitely not playing around with 4.2
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    Matt got a reaction from wohali in New: Clubs   
    I have no idea, but judging by the responses here, most people would like to set up micro communities on their site.
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    Matt got a reaction from BomAle in New: Promoting Content   
    That's certainly possible. If I may suggest, though, that turning your Facebook page into an "RSS-like feed" is probably not the best approach, but you may have a good specific case for this.
    I'm looking to create a few on best practises for Facebook and Twitter in terms of maximising organic reach, and to give guidance on what works and what does not.
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    Matt got a reaction from Maxxius in New: Promoting Content   
    Thank you! Our goal here was to encourage you to promote your community on different channels and make it easy to do so. We also know that Facebook's organic reach algorithms favours media posts, so we felt that it was important to make it easy to share not only the link, but also any relevant images you may have. It all helps to be visible.
    We'll have a detailed guide ready for the release of 4.2 on how to set up a Facebook app with the correct permissions. But if you do not want to use Facebook, that's fine as you can stick with Twitter and Our Picks to curate interesting content for your audience.
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    Matt got a reaction from Simon Woods in New: Promoting Content   
    That's certainly possible. If I may suggest, though, that turning your Facebook page into an "RSS-like feed" is probably not the best approach, but you may have a good specific case for this.
    I'm looking to create a few on best practises for Facebook and Twitter in terms of maximising organic reach, and to give guidance on what works and what does not.
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    Matt got a reaction from SammyS in New: Promoting Content   
    That's certainly possible. If I may suggest, though, that turning your Facebook page into an "RSS-like feed" is probably not the best approach, but you may have a good specific case for this.
    I'm looking to create a few on best practises for Facebook and Twitter in terms of maximising organic reach, and to give guidance on what works and what does not.
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    Matt reacted to Simon Woods in New: Promoting Content   
    All this and guides too. Awesome.
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    Matt reacted to Real Hal9000 in New: Promoting Content   
    Very happy to depend on ips platform, version 4.2 is way better I've ever imagined. Congratulations!
    One suggestion for the future because I don't think it's implemented now. Now I depend on external services like hootsuite to easy promote some articles to my facebook/twitter page. It would be really helpful if there was an option to post an article from ip.pages automatically to fb/twitter, x minutes after it's been posted in the frontpage.
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    Matt got a reaction from svit in New: Promoting Content   
    As Charles said, once we gauge interest, we can look at other social networks. I wrote the system to allow you to drop in a new class and it can then be used.
    Great feature suggestion. Right now it's locked to one Facebook page and one Twitter account, but I like this idea for the future.
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    Matt reacted to Michael R in New: Promoting Content   
    OMG!
    We have been promoting specific articles and posts to our Social platforms for years now. This will save 40-50 hours a month for us! Thank you!
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    Matt got a reaction from NZyan in New: Promoting Content   
    As Charles said, once we gauge interest, we can look at other social networks. I wrote the system to allow you to drop in a new class and it can then be used.
    Great feature suggestion. Right now it's locked to one Facebook page and one Twitter account, but I like this idea for the future.
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    Matt got a reaction from O9C4 in New: Promoting Content   
    They are embedded in the feature too. You have to use my photo. ?
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