Facebook announced some new tools and improvements on Wednesday in response to conversations the company has had with both big and small news organizations, a Facebook spokesperson tells Poynter.
The three new publishing tools will allow publishers to reach people based on other things they’ve liked, put a post-end date to posts that can go stale and identify stories doing well on Facebook.
There are also, the announcement notes, some improvements that will help media companies better understand where traffic is coming from:
Accurate and actionable analytics are critical for media organizations to understand and optimize how their content is performing on Facebook. We’ve made a variety of improvements to Domain Insights to show how Pages and social plugins drive traffic to websites.
We’ve added a new “Top URLs” section, which displays URL-level reporting and shows when other Pages and influencers reshare your content. For example, if a high-profile public figure reshares one of your posts, you’ll know why that post may have reached more people than other posts.