How to Download Facebook Videos In Four Easy Steps!

Have you ever come across a video on Facebook that you wanted to download to view later on?

One way that you can save a copy of the video on Facebook is to use the save on Facebook feature.

But that only let’s you bookmark the video to view later on.

What if you lost your original video file and you want to upload it to another social network such as Instagram or YouTube?

Instead of spending hours re-creating your video, you can download a copy from Facebook.

This article is going to teach you how to download Facebook videos in just a few steps.

How to download Facebook videos

How to download Facebook videos

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Facebook landing page ideas for Facebook Pages with Tabsite co-founder, Mike Gingerich

Tabsite co-founder, Mike Gingerich

This interview with Mike Gingerich, co-founder of Tabsite, is the eleventh in an ongoing series of podcasts with individuals and businesses doing amazing things in social media marketing and blogging.

For those of you who haven’t heard of Tabsite, it is a company that provides digital tools for creating Facebook landing pages, Instagram contests, social apps, giveaways, and more.

While there are thousands of examples of Facebook landing pages out there, it can be difficult to know which ones you should choose for your own Facebook landing pages.

On this episode, Mike and I discuss Facebook landing page ideas along with suggestions on the types of Facebook landing page tabs you want to include on your Facebook Page.

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Facebook landing page ideas – Testimonials and reviews.

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Improving communication with Facebook Voice Messages

Did you know, you can send voice messages to friends using a feature called Facebook voice messages.

While Facebook voice messages was announced back in January, it’s a feature a lot of people overlook – probably because they don’t know it exists.

What are Facebook voice messages?

Facebook voice messages are another way for you to communicate with friends on Facebook.

Voice messages let you record a message and send them to a friend.

There are plenty of times when you would want to send a Facebook voice message instead of typing out a message.

Here are a few examples of how you can use Facebook voice messages.

  • Send a birthday message
  • Congratulate a friend on a new job promotion
  • Send a message to a loved one
  • Send a congratulatory message to a new business owner
  • And more…
Facebook voice messages

Screenshot of Facebook voice messages on an iPhone.

Learn how to send Facebook voice messages using the following instructions.

How to send Facebook Voice Messages

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Changing Facebook group privacy settings [video]

Facebook Group privacy settings

Did you know, you can change Facebook group privacy settings to open, closed or secret. This allows you to create Facebook Groups to help your business meet various business needs in the process.

Ways to use Facebook Group privacy settings

There are plenty of ways to use Facebook group privacy settings to your advantage. You want to make sure you know how to change Facebook group privacy settings. This way you can control who can and cannot access your Facebook Groups and the information that is shared there.

For example, if you create a Facebook Group for product testers and you only want a select group of people to be a part of that group, you want to make sure you set the Facebook group privacy settings to secret.

Otherwise, if you’re not careful, you could accidentally leak out valuable information.

Fortunately, changing Facebook Group privacy settings is very easy to do. Simply follow the instructions listed below to change your group privacy settings.

How to change Facebook Group privacy settings

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3 ways to grow your Facebook presence with Facebook embedded posts

If you could take your Facebook presence and weave it into your blog or website to grow your Facebook presence, would you? With the launch of Facebook embedded posts, you’ll now have that opportunity.

While this doesn’t seem like anything new because Twitter, Instagram and even Vine have all offered the ability to embed posts, I think this could be a game changer for Facebook Pages.

What are Facebook embedded posts?

Facebook embedded posts are the ability to take public posts from Facebook and display this content on your blog or website.

Within Facebook embedded posts, you’ll be able to include the following:

  • Photos
  • Videos
  • Hashtags

As long as your post is set to public, you can now take updates from a Facebook Profile or Facebook Page and embed this content on your blog or website!

Beat the news feed with Facebook embedded posts

As I mentioned, Facebook embedded posts will be a game changer and here’s why.

Previously, nothing could be taken outside of Facebook’s walled-garden unless you took a screenshot. Everything that was shared required being logged in order to view it (in most cases), and you often had to compete against other content in the news feed just to be seen.

Factor in the fact that if you struggled with building engagement with fans, it could be frustrating at times to use Facebook to market your business.

Now assume you’re someone who has a website and you get a lot of traffic there, yet your Facebook Page doesn’t have a whole lot of engagement.

By using Facebook embedded posts, you can now leverage your blog traffic to keep your blog readers aware of things they might have missed on Facebook and beat the news feed in the process.

This in itself can help grow your Facebook presence. This is because more people are able to see your content and you don’t have to worry about not hitting their news feed. Awesome!

Improving engagement with embedded posts

Hopefully you’re as excited about Facebook embedded posts as I am. There’s one last thing though.

When you embed Facebook posts on your blog or website, there are now going to be lots of opportunities for your to build your presence and engage more with your fans and customers. This is because everything you embed from Facebook will offer deep integration. This means each embedded post from Facebook will feature the ability to share, comment, and like a post. Additionally, users can also see how many likes and comments your content has received, which presumably will sync back to Facebook.

Growing your presence using Facebook embedded posts

So how can you grow your presence using embedded posts? Besides all of the great features that Facebook embedded posts will offer, there are also going to be many different types of posts you can share that can help grow your Facebook presence.

Types of Facebook embedded posts


One way to grow your Facebook presence using embedded posts is with hashtags. If you’re new to hashtags, be sure to read the complete guide on using Facebook hashtags because you’re going to want to start including them within your posts.

When you include them in an embedded Facebook post on your website, they are now clickable and will bring up related content that also uses that hashtag so be sure you use them!

Facebook embedded posts


A second way to grow your Facebook presence using Facebook embedded posts is with the “follow” feature.

This type of embedded post is great if you’re a journalist or analyst and you post a lot of news on Facebook.

Now, you can take this content and share it around the web and it will get linked directly back to the person who posted it!

In addition, users can also follow that person. This let’s them subscribe to a user, which if you’re sharing quality content or breaking news, can help quickly grow your presence on Facebook.

Facebook embedded posts


A third way to grow your Facebook presence using the embedded posts feature is through your Facebook Page.

This type of post offers fans the opportunity to find out about updates they may have missed because they didn’t see your update in their news feed.

I could also see Facebook embedded posts being extremely useful if you run contests on your Facebook Page. For instance, you should be able to take that contest and leverage your blog traffic to increase participation and grow your Facebook presence at the same time.

Similar to the “follow” embedded post, the “like” embedded post let’s fans and customers easily like your Facebook Page from anywhere there is are embedded posts. This means that in order to grow your Facebook presence, you’ll want to post really good content that users will want to embed on their blog or website.

Facebook embedded posts


Giving credit where credit is due with Facebook embedded posts

One of the features that hasn’t been covered much yet is accountability on Facebook. Previously, anyone could copy and share content on Facebook and you wouldn’t know who initially shared it. Now, with Facebook embedded posts, anyone can pick-up content and share it with their readers.

Just think – major blogs or news outlets might be embedding your Facebook posts one day on their blog or website. Imagine all of the possibilities if that happens!

How do you get Facebook embedded posts?

Right now, Facebook embedded posts are only available to five media sites. These include Huffington Post, Mashable, CNN, Bleacher Report, and People, but Facebook promises we should see this new feature soon. So stay tuned!

How to embed Facebook embedded posts

Embedding Facebook posts on your blog or website will be very easy. If a post has a globe icon next to it, this means it is public. You can then click the dropdown arrow and select embed post. This will give you a snippet of code that you can copy and paste on your blog or website. That’s really all there is to it!

Facebook embedded posts

Facebook embedded posts

Facebook embedded posts are a game changer

Yes, I said again, I think Facebook embedded posts are going to be a tremendous tool for businesses and even individuals. Imagine the potential leads that you can gain from you embedding your posts on your blog or website or better yet, other blogs or websites embedding your content!

Are you excited about embedded posts as much as I am? Do you think they will be a game changer? Leave a comment below and let me know your thoughts on Facebook embedded posts.

Tutorial: Facebook RSS Feed, How to Find Yours [video]

Facebook RSS Feed

News flash, your Facebook Page and Facebook Profile have their own Facebook RSS feed. With an RSS feed, you can a lot of amazing things.

For example, you can subscribe to specific Facebook Pages or Facebook Profiles using an RSS reader. You’re not limited though to just using your Facebook RSS Feed in an RSS reader though. You can also embed it in websites and include it in applications like Pulse to make it easy to see what your friends and favorite Facebook Pages are up to.

You can also add your Facebook Page to Feedly to create a Facebook news feed organizer.

While there are a lot of different ways you can use a Facebook RSS Feed, it’s challenging to find it.  To help you out, this tutorial shows you how to find your Facebook RSS feed.

How to build your Facebook RSS Feed

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Make 2013 Your Best-Ever Year: A 12-Month Plan For Social Media Success [INFOGRAPHIC]

2012 was the year of social media.  Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and Pinterest all experienced tremendous growth in social media.

So how can you as a business, capitalize on the success of these growing social networks in 2013? First, you need a social media plan.

No, you don’t have to get your calendar out and start feverishly writing. Instead, there’s a handy infographic that can help you figure out what you need to be doing each month to reach social media success in 2013.

A few of the key steps include:

  1. Assessing your social fitness
  2. Revisiting your social goals
  3. Becoming a better listener
  4. Integrating all of your social platforms, and
  5. Planning for the future
  6. ….

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Facebook Groups – The Definitive guide to privacy settings

When it comes to creating Facebook Groups, it is important to know about the different privacy settings that are available.

This way, when you’re setting up your Facebook group, you’ll know exactly what type of privacy settings to use.

Knowing the right privacy settings on Facebook Groups is important because this is how you’ll control who can see your group, who can join your Facebook Groups, and which members can see updates from your Facebook Groups.

The key thing to remember is that there are three types of privacy settings for Facebook Groups; open, closed, and secret. Here’s a breakdown on the privacy settings that you can use for Facebook Groups.

3 Types of Facebook Groups

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Everything I Need to Know About Social Media, I Learned From Football

Blue 42, hut hut, hike.  Who’s ready for some Football? With the NFL Playoffs set, I put together this fun (and handy) infographic to help explain social media in terms of Football.

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The State of Social Media in 2012

2012 was a HUGE year for social media – especially for mobile.  Twitter revamped their mobile app, Facebook followed suit and overhauled Facebook for iOS (which was sorely needed). Then, not to be outdone, Pinterest launched business pages for Pinterest, which allowed businesses to create their own accounts that didn’t require a complex way to squeeze your business into the first name and last name fields (finally).

Besides mobile, 2012 was also big for investors as well, as Facebook went public – and who can forget about Facebook Timeline, which also launched in 2012 – I know, it’s hard to remember all the way back to January 2012.

So what else happened with social media in 2012? Take a look at this infographic on everything that happened in social media in 2012.

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