65. What is a sponsored story on Facebook?

Sponsored stories show when a Facebook friend interacts with a sponsored Page, app or event. Lets take an example, if one of your Facebook friends Liked Virtual Snipers Brand Page, and we chose to promote that interaction, you would see it as a Sponsored Story within your Facebook News Feed.

It is an interesting property for marketing on Facebook. Unfortunately recently they have announced that sponsored stories will be discontinued from April 2014 and will merge into other new properties being introduced by Facebook as part of its larger social context strategy. Learn how you can use Facebook marketing for your business.