How we feel about Facebook Instant Articles

By now you’ve probably already heard about Facebook instant articles. This isn’t merely another Facebook update, it marks a shift in the use of social media and makes the consumption of content more efficient. The social media giant has been working on it’s instant article feature for months and is finally ready to launch! Facebook instant articles will not only affect the way you interact with content on your personal Facebook feed but also how your audience will interact and be exposed to the content you create and post on your Facebook business pages. The good news is that WordPress’ got your back.  Facebook partnered up with Automattic, a WordPress parent company, to create a FREE plugin that enables instant articles. Needless to say, we’re fans.

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So what are Facebook Instant Articles?

  • Starting April 12th Facebook has enabled the ability for publishers and business content creators to post whole articles on Facebook. This makes it easier for users to consume content without having to leave Facebook.
  • Whether it’s through your personal timeline, or business page, viewers will have the ability read full articles without being directed to an external site. Say you repost an article you found on, people will be able to read the entire article directly on you page.
  • 71% of Millennials navigate the web through mobile devices. While getting redirect might not seem so hectic on desktop, on mobile it can be more impractical. Facebook instant articles makes it easy to browser through a plethora of information all in one place.


How this new feature empowers Facebook… even more

  • It’s an overall win for the social media giant of course, instant articles will prolong visitor sessions. Ultimately Facebook’s goal of keeping users on their website for countless hours is not only feasible but could quite possible bring Facebook in the forefront of it’s biggest competitor, Google.


Facebook Instant Articles and content creators

  • The introduction of Facebook instant articles might seem a bit risky for publishers and bloggers at first glance. When users consume all content through Facebook, traffic to your website could decrease. But hey they have all the power. There is a trade-off however, if you make good use of instant articles your content will be get much more organic traction and reach on Facebook itself.
  • If you’re not blogging you should start. Get your content out there and increase your Facebook visibility.


Why You’re in great hands with WordPress

  • If you’re website runs on WordPress than you have an instant advantage. Facebook and WordPress’ partner Automattic have collaborated to create a free WordPress plugin that will automatically post your blogs as instant articles on Facebook.


With so many algorithmic modifications, it’s hard to keep up but important to embrace and accept them nonetheless. What might have been best practice yesterday could not work for you tomorrow. But we’ll do our best to keep you in the know. So set a reminder for April 12th and be one of the first to try the WordPress plugin for instant articles! We’d love to hear your thoughts on it!



Best Realtor® resources for your NEW ClickSold Website

So you’ve just finished setting up your first ClickSold website and wonder what else you can do with it? Here are some resources to reap the benefits of your ClickSold site.




Contact Form 7

Have you always wanted a contact form on your site that you want potential home buyers or home sellers contact you with? Contact Form 7 is a fully customizable contact form plug-in that allows just that! Best paired up with the Configure SMTP plug-in to configure your SMTP settings or send through Gmail.

WP Super Cache

WP Super Cache is a static caching plug-in that generates HTML. This helps your site load faster as it stores a light memory in your browser. After an HTML file is generated on your ClickSold site the webserver will override the HTML file rather than processing the heavier and bandwidth costing WordPress PHP Scripts.

Visual Composer

This is probably our favorite plug-in yet, If you’re a visual person who has to edit some content on your ClickSold site, this plug-in enables you to edit your content in place.

Yoast SEO

Yoast SEO is the most complete WordPress Search Engine Optimization plugin that exists today for users. It incorporates everything from a Google search preview and in-page analysis that helps you optimize your pages content, images titles, meta descriptions and submit XML sitemaps. It helps you to write better content with the built-in content analysis function, and easily optimize your site’s titles and descriptions for Google.




I’m not sure how you can’t be happy with our theme selection but just in case here are some sites where you can purchase more themes.



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