What Does Facebook’s Instant Articles Mean for You?

What to Think About Facebook’s Instant ArticlesFacebook Instant Articles

A lot of the buzz encircling Facebook recently is the launch of Facebook Instant Articles. This mobile-only platform is effectively raising the bar for content publishers by enabling you to create an incredibly rich, multi-layered approach to content that will amaze and engage.

Facebook Instant Articles are built on concepts taken from Facebook Paper, and perhaps the best thing about it is that it allows mobile pages to load a stunning 10X faster than normal mobile pages, providing a near “instant” experience. The visual aspect of these pages are really amazing, with a lot of versatility, creativity and control built right in.

Not only that, but can we say that they are just flat out amazing. The total look and experience of Instant Articles will leave you wanting nothing less! This shiny new toy Facebook is rolling out is currently being tested at this moment by only 9 major publishers: The New York Times, National Geographic, BuzzFeed, NBC, The Atlantic, The Guardian, BBC News, Spiegel and Bild.

Some of the cool features of Facebook Instant Articles

  • Want to put in embedded tweets, YouTube videos, photos, image galleries, videos and interactive graphics directly into the posts? Not a problem! They will even start directly up, increasing time on site and engagement.
  • Need more detail? You can use the handy zoom feature to have a closer look into videos, images and maps.
  • Like what you see? You can Like or comment on pages directly inside the app!
  • Publish your own logos and Facebook Fan page follow buttons within the story.
  • Need more stats? Your Google Analytics integrate nicely with the articles.

Although Facebook Instant Articles are only in Beta mode now, Facebook wants to eventually roll this out to anyone who wants to share stories on Facebook. Facebook is allowing publishers who post sponsored content (like Buzzfeed) to have that content shared. (About the only way anyone not associated with the aforementioned 9 publishers can get their own content on there at the moment)

Facebook’s Instant articles are going to significantly change the way content is presented and viewed on the mobile web. It will set a new standard that will lift expectations of most any content published on the Web.

About Kyle

Kyle Battis has been involved in advertising and marketing for over 14 years. He has a background in Direct Marketing, Online Media Buying commanding $150,000 per Month Ad budgets, Live Presentations, and has extensive experience designing Marketing Funnels that make money. He has been part of ‘Start-ups,’ been the Director of Marketing at $8 Million/Year companies, $15 Million/Year companies, and has helped coach his clients to Double and even triple their business. Kyle is also the chief presenter of the NH Strategic Marketing live events and online events. During these events, Kyle takes business owners of all sizes and their teams on a crash course through the NH Strategic Marketing 8-Step Perfect Customer System. The NH Strategic Marketing Program is a complete marketing system unlike anything you’ve ever seen. This marketing system has helped many businesses become the #1 company in their local market and it is based on principles that have been proven in over 350 industries. The exclusive NH Strategic Marketing Program combines some of the best elements of proven marketing systems and strategies to help you control your market. Kyle is also an author, coach, speaker, product creator, membership site manager, and has trained over 3,000 entrepreneurs in all 50 states and in over 40 countries on how to grow their businesses using the internet. Kyle lives in Concord, New Hampshire with his wife and English Bulldog Noble.

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