Facebook Help – Master Resource List [Bookmark]

Facebook Help

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 help – Master resource list

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How to create a Facebook Timeline cover

Custom Facebook Timeline cover - Christian Karasiewicz
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 FREE Facebook Timeline cover template that I have created along with instructions.

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How to tag photos on your Facebook page or profile

As I previously mentioned, Facebook now allows you to tag other pages in photos. This is a welcomed addition for Facebook page users.  Another new addition is how you can tag Facebook photos.

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.

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How to tag photos on your Facebook page

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.

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The importance of having a photo on your social networking accounts

Let’s face it – or not face it. Social networking is hear to stay and we better be ready to start adopting it.  It’s practically everywhere. It influences our buying habits based on what our friends have recommended. It offers us discounts for checking into stores like Banana Republic, Macy’s and H&M to name a few.  We even receive free food and discounts at some restaurants (more obviously to follow) just for liking a businesses Facebook page.

With so many businesses beginning to up their online social media game, don’t you think it’s time you upped your game too?  The first place you can start is with your profile picture.  Did you know, your profile picture is a vital part of connecting with others.

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The art of publishing social media content

Sure, we can all spout off a couple of blog posts and maybe even a few dozen tweets and some Facebook updates in a days work. Anyone good at writing can do that. So what’s missing? How about when we should be pushing out content so that we’re engaging fans, readers, and followers?

Think about it. If I’m a business, I’m open certain hours so that I can attract a lot of customers and keep my operating costs – you know, lights, heating and air, salaries as low as possible.

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How to expose your business through an email signature

Probably a simple tip, but a very effective one at that. If you are serious about exposing any of the following:

  • Website
  • Blog
  • Facebook profile
  • Twitter profile
  • LinkedIn profile
  • Facebook business page
  • Photographs you have on Flickr
  • Etc…

Consider creating an email signature with links to these accounts. This way while you’re getting traffic to your sites, making connections through your content; you’re also connecting with the people you correspond with through email.

Need to learn how to insert your signature in a specific program like Outlook, Gmail, Yahoo, your Twitter background? Connect with me and I’ll be glad to help you out.

5 RSS Apps for Facebook Pages

How many of you want an easier way to display some of your favorite blog content on your Facebook Page or Facebook profile? Thanks to these 5 handy RSS Feed apps for Facebook, you can supplement your status updates with lots of great content.

Networked Blogs

Networked blogs Facebook App

Networked Blogs

One of my favorite RSS feed Facebook Apps. This one is FREE. With Networked Blogs, you can post multiple blogs and allow fans to easily share posts with their friends.

Install app


RSS Tab Facebook App

RSS Tab App

With RSS Tab App, you can publish up to 5 different blogs on your Facebook Page at one time. RSS Tab App also lets you customize the look of you blog links.

Install app


Shortstack Facebook App

Shortstack App

Shortstack App is another great option for Facebook Pages. This app offers lots of customization - in addition to just the ability to display RSS Feeds from your blogs.
Install app

Social RSS

Social RSS Facebook App

Social RSS

With Social RSS, you can customize your Facebook Page - as well as your profile. Like Shortstack App and RSS Tab App, you can display multiple blogs. This allows you the opportunity to share more content with your friends and fans.

Install app

RSS Graffiti

RSS Graffiti Facebook App

RSS Graffiti

RSS Graffiti

posts any RSS Feed to your Facebook Page. By posting multiple blogs to your Facebook Page, you can share some of your favorite content with your fans from other websites.

Install app

So why should you supplement your content with other content?

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5 ways to promote your Facebook page

Having a Facebook page for your business is a great way to get started – why? Facebook currently has a page rank of 2 according to Alexa – that’s just behind Google. What this means is that your Facebook page will get indexed faster by Google, thus improving your ability to get people to your Facebook page.

Once you’ve created a Facebook page though I’m sure many of you are expecting traffic to just start flowing in automatically. Unfortunately, that’s not the case. Here are 5 ways to promote your Facebook page and drive Facebook traffic.

#1: Invite your friends

The most convenient way to increase traffic to your Facebook page is to simply tell your friends. To make it easier, I recommend setting up a list – call it “Facebook page invitations” or something easy to remember.  Once you’ve done this, begin adding friends to this list.

Once you have your list setup to invite friends from a Facebook list you have created, visit your Facebook page and click “suggest to friends” and begin typing the name of the list you created. This will invite just those individuals in that list.

Remember, not everyone checks Facebook everyday, so it may take time to build up the number of likes on your page.  As you make more friends, remember to add them to the list you created. and to continue inviting that list.

Note: If someone that is in the list you are inviting has a pending invitation, they will be grayed out meaning you cannot invite them until they like your page or a certain amount of time passes.

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Using the Facebook debugger tool to fix Facebook caching issues

Have you run into issues when sharing links on Facebook? For instance, Facebook does not pull the right images from your blog post. Instead of sharing content that doesn’t display properly, you should consider using the Facebook debugger tool to fix things.

This way whenever you, your fans, or one of your website readers share content from your blog, Facebook is pulling in the right images from your post and displaying them.

What is the Facebook debugger tool?

The debugger tool, also known as the Facebook delinter tool, is a tool to help fix display issues. These are often referred to as Facebook caching issues.

There are a few different types of caching issues that you will experience when sharing links on Facebook.

Here are some of the types of Facebook caching issues you may experience:

Incorrect images

When you share links on Facebook, sometimes they do not pull all of the images from your website. This means you might not get the proper image when you share a link.

This is even worse if your blog readers are sharing links and they don’t include the right images from your posts.

Improperly sized images

A second Facebook caching issue can occur when your images are not sized properly for use on Facebook.

This can occur because Facebook has grabbed an image from a link you shared and incorrectly resized the image. For example, it crops the image in the wrong place.

This can give off an unfavorable impression about your website in the news feed – and it can look bad.

To fix this, it’s not as simple as uploading a new image with your blog post. You need to use the Facebook debugger to fix the Facebook caching issue.

Incorrect title or meta description

A third Facebook caching issue that can occur is when a link is shared and Facebook does not display any information. This can mean a missing title, incorrect meta description, or incorrect images.

Here is an example of a Facebook caching issue with a missing title and missing meta description.

Facebook debugger tool

Fortunately, all of these issues can be fixed by using the Facebook debugger tool. To use the debugger tool, follow the instructions below.

If you manage a Facebook Page, the Facebook debugger tool is one of my favorite social media tools – I even have it bookmarked. This way I can fix any Facebook issue quickly.

Accessing the Facebook debugger tool

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