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.
Think about it. If I Continue reading Why you shouldn’t worry about numbers
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.
How to use the template: Continue reading How to create a Facebook Timeline cover
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.
Continue reading How to tag photos on your Facebook page or profile
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.
By not including a picture, if someone wanted to Continue reading The importance of having a photo on your social networking accounts
Probably a simple tip, but a very effective one at that. If you are serious about exposing any of the following:
- Facebook profile
- Twitter profile
- LinkedIn profile
- Facebook business page
- Photographs you have on Flickr
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.
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.
What is Facebook EdgeRank?
Continue reading Facebook EdgeRank Explained
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.
So why should you supplement your content with other content?
Continue reading 5 RSS Apps for Facebook Pages