About Michio Hasai

+Michio Hasai is a social strategist and car guy. Find him on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

New Look for Facebook Sidebar Ads Means We Can’t Ignore Them (as much)

Facebook Sidebar Ads

By default, advertising on Facebook puts your ads first and foremost in the sidebar from a desktop view. Experienced marketers know that these ads are inferior to the news feed variations when it comes to click-thru and branding, so the old “best practice” of situating your images to work within a rectangle in the news feed and a square on the sidebar was ignored by most. Whatever it looked like in the sidebar was fine. The news feed was everything.

Now, Facebook is rolling out an update to the ads that kills two birds with one stone. First, it makes the sidebar ads more consistent with the news feed ads, meaning that the image used will look the same in the sidebar, only smaller. Second, it appears that the ads will be more prominent, making the potential for clicks higher than they were before.

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TIL It’s Illegal to Lie About Someone on Twitter

Things You're Not Allowed to Do on the Internet

Perhaps I was just being naive. I always assumed that the things that you say on Twitter were protected under free speech and opinions could be posted without recourse as long as they weren’t designed to spread misinformation. With all of the fake death reports about celebrities and people calling each other names, it didn’t seem like there were really very many boundaries.

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Everything You Need to Know About Hummingbird

Hummingbird

It’s a bird. It’s a plane. It’s a Google search algorithm update! Hummingbird is everything that it was cracked up to be. In many ways, it’s more subtle than previous algorithm updates that focused on the components of search rankings rather than the style or engine. Penguin and Panda were huge, but they aren’t the same type of updates as Hummingbird.

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How Will Fiat’s Strength Push Chrysler to the Top

Fiat

Just recently Sergio Marchionne, who is the CEO of both Fiat and Chrysler, announced the final acquisition of the remainder of Chrysler.  Fiat already owned 58.5% of Chrysler and an agreement was recently reached to purchase the remainder for $4.35 billion.  What does this mean for both Fiat and Chrysler?

What this means is Chrysler is on the rise and fast.  In the fourth quarter alone, Chrysler recorded an increase in profits of $659 million without the tax break they were granted which is valued at $962 million brining their actual quarterly profits to $1.62 billion, an increase in more than $1 billion in profits.  Couple this with the manufacturing advancements Fiat has put in place and Chrysler is going to own the market and fast. [Read more...]

How Native Advertising Makes a Difference

Native Advertising

There is a trend that has been growing in the publishing and advertising world that actually makes sense. Native advertising is starting to really take hold as a valid online advertising option for many and the results are starting to show.

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The Best and Worst Cities by Drivers

Bad Drivers are Bad

Some cities have better drivers than others. It could be because of the streets and conditions. It can be based upon the population itself. Then again, it could just be that some places attract really good or really bad drivers.

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