Lately, I’ve had a number of people emailing me – asking when will I get Timeline on my Facebook Page. Unfortunately, Facebook Profiles are just now receiving this update – and it usually takes users time to adapt to these new changes, so that means Facebook Pages will need to wait…a while.
But that isn’t necessarily a bad thing. You see, while Timeline is a great tool for Facebook Profiles — it did help Tim Tebow amass 1.4 million Facebook subscribers, Timeline for Facebook Pages isn’t so compelling – there are a number of reasons why you don’t really need Timeline and here’s the proof.
For some reason everyone thinks that in order to be successful with social media, you have to have a large fan base. While having a large number of fans may help you sell more products at a faster rate (think volume here), the question you should really be asking yourself is are you engaging with your fans and are you getting closer to reaching your goals for your business.
Over the years, I’ve been compiling a master list of helpful Facebook resources. Below is a list of important links to know and bookmark anytime you need Facebook help.
This list of Facebook Help resources covers everything from Facebook Profiles, Facebook Pages, Facebook Groups, Events, Facebook mobile, Facebook Ads, along with a few interesting links for reporting abusive content and more.
Be sure to bookmark this blog post so that you have all of these forms accessible.
Facebook isn’t just a place to post your family photos or your favorite links to your website or your buiness. Rather, it’s a portal – a way to help you connect not only with friends and family, but also with other new and interesting people.
With the introduction of Facebook Timeline, users now have the ability to show-off what makes them tick with a custom cover for their Facebook profile. This can be a single photo that fills your Facebook profile – or a custom one like above. One thing to note, Facebook Timeline is only available for Facebook profiles at the moment, but I suspect that Facebook pages will get this extremely beneficial feature sometime in 2012.
Why use a custom Timeline cover?
By going with a custom Facebook Timeline cover, it gives you the ability to show your Facebook friends along with potential new ones, a look inside your life. By giving others a view into your life and what makes you tick, you’ll have the ability to connect with other people who also share a similar passion.
For example, in my custom Facebook Timeline cover, I’ve added a few photos from people I have met along with personal photos. If you are a real estate agent, you could design your Facebook Timeline cover to where it showcases you selling homes (or even some of the homes you have available). If you’re an actor, you could show scenes from you on the set of your latest project. Business owners can benefit from a custom Facebook Timeline cover by showing pictures of their store, their store signage, along with some of their top-selling products.
Creating your custom Facebook Timeline cover
Once you’ve decided on what to use for your Facebook Timeline Cover, the last thing to do is to create it! To help you get started, I’ve included a link to a FREEFacebook Timeline cover template that I have created along with instructions.
For those of you who haven’t yet added Facebook to your blog or website, you’re missing out on a significant amount of website traffic, sales and opportunities to reach new fans. There are a number of ways that you can add Facebook functionality to your blog or website. This includes Facebook’s collection of social plugins along with some more basic areas that you should be promoting your online presence such as your email address. While some of these methods might require working with a web designer – if you need help on implementing them, feel free to contact me.
Check out this list of 10 ways that you can add Facebook functionality to your blog or website to help you grow your fan and customer base.
At one point or another, you’ve probably clicked a Facebook Like button. They’re not only everywhere, but they’re also a very powerful tool for promoting content and can greatly help broaden your reach. Here are 5 reasons why your blog or website needs a Facebook Like button.
Previously, users had to go through each individual photo to tag them. Now you can tag photos from within a photo album without having to view them. This technique can even be applied to Facebook pages and profiles (yeah, some consistency!).
With more of our time being occupied in organizing digital media, Facebook can add another feather to its cap – a time-saver. Here’s a brief video on additional ways that you can tag photos in Facebook.
Great news Facebook pages users. Just recently, Facebook updated Facebook pages – specifically, photo tagging as a Facebook page. What this means is more spam opportunities to expose your Facebook page through photos.
In addition, retailers should jump at this chance to catch some positive publicity through social media. Image being able to tag your clothes from Banana Republic or that soda you’re holding from Coca-Cola. The possibilities are virtually endless.
To help you get started with this new feature, I’ve put together a video on how to tag photos on your Facebook page.
When you login to your Facebook profile, you’ll see your Facebook news feed, filled with a different types of content such as website links, photos, videos and more. What most users don’t know though is that everything you interact with on Facebook does not show up in your news feed. Instead, this is controlled by something called Facebook EdgeRank.