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Facebook for Businesses, Level 101


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These slides accompany my speaking presentation on the basics of Facebook for Businesses, including: what's the difference between a Facebook Profile and Facebook Page, why you should use a Page for …

These slides accompany my speaking presentation on the basics of Facebook for Businesses, including: what's the difference between a Facebook Profile and Facebook Page, why you should use a Page for your business, how to set up a Facebook Page, basic posting tips for text, links, and photos, and how to make use of Facebook Insights (statistics).

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  • 1. The contents of this document are the property of DGdesign LLC and shall not be copied or distributedwithout prior written consent from DGdesign. © Copyright DGdesign LLC 2011. All rights reserved.
    Facebook for Businesses
    Level 101, #Fb4Biz101
    By Danielle Glick
    Social Media Director & Owner
    DGdesign LLC, a Dallas Social Media Marketing Agency
    Connect with Danielle:
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    for full business card details.
  • 2. Get Social Now
    Twitter hashtag#Fb4Biz101 to:
    Check in to this event
    Share tips
    Ask questions
    Tweet me @SocialMediaDFW
    Follow DGdesign:
    #Fb4Biz101 by @SocialMediaDFW
  • 3. Topics
    Some Context
    Intro to Facebook Pages
    Profile vs. Page
    Page Set Up
    Basic Posting Tips
    Insights (statistics)
    #Fb4Biz101 by @SocialMediaDFW
  • 4. Some Context
    #Fb4Biz101 by @SocialMediaDFW
    About me
  • 5. Where I’m Coming From
    #Fb4Biz101 by @SocialMediaDFW
    Social Media Director & Owner of DGdesign LLC
    Social media marketing, strategy, training
    B2C clients
    Small-medium businesses, small budgets
    Online companies and brick-n-mortor stores
    Previously worked in ad agencies, large companies, and government
  • 6. Anyone else like me?
    #Fb4Biz101 by @SocialMediaDFW
  • 7. Intro to Facebook Pages
    #Fb4Biz101 by @SocialMediaDFW
    For businesses
  • 8. “Profile” vs. “Page”
    Profiles are for people’s personal lives
    Pages are for businesses and public figures
    #Fb4Biz101 by @SocialMediaDFW
    Purple boxes highlight key differences for users
  • 9. Personal “Profile”
    Current layout with Wall column
    New Timeline layout coming soon
    #Fb4Biz101 by @SocialMediaDFW
  • 10. Your “Profile” vs. Your “Page”
    Your Profile features
    Your Page features
    #Fb4Biz101 by @SocialMediaDFW
    Purple boxes highlight key differences for admins
  • 11. Reasons to Use Business Pages
    #Fb4Biz101 by @SocialMediaDFW
    • No “friend requests” to approve or send
    • 12. Provides Insights (statistics) about your audience
    • 13. Protects your Likers’ privacy and rights
    • 14. Allows you to use Facebook Ads
    • 15. Allows you to create custom tabs and apps
    • 16. Prevents you from violating Facebook’s Terms of Service:
    • 17. “You will not use your personal profile for your own commercial gain (such as selling your status update to an advertiser).” –
    • 18. Facebook has shut down accounts that violate their terms
  • Page Set Up
    #Fb4Biz101 by @SocialMediaDFW
    Read the Page Guidelines
    Decide on the name for your Page; you can’t change it after 100 Likes!
    Click “Create Page” button on any Page, or go to
  • 19. Page Set Up
    #Fb4Biz101 by @SocialMediaDFW
    Select a Page type
  • 20. Which Page type to select?
    #Fb4Biz101 by @SocialMediaDFW
    Page types offer different features, categories, and Info options; types can be changed at any time:
    Business or Place: hours, price range, parking, map location, check ins
    Company, Organization, or Institution: products, mission
    Brand or Product: products, awards
    Artist, Band, or Public Figure: affiliation/record label, awards, release date, link to music players
    Entertainment: affiliation, awards, release date
    Cause or Community: mission
  • 21. Page Set Up
    #Fb4Biz101 by @SocialMediaDFW
    Fill in every Page profile detail using the navigation on the left
  • 22. Page Set Up
    Publish your first post
    Share this post to your personal Profile
    Invite all of your friends, family, and customers from your personal Profile friend list to Like your business Page
    #Fb4Biz101 by @SocialMediaDFW
  • 23. After 25 Likes
    #Fb4Biz101 by @SocialMediaDFW
    Get a custom Page URL ex.:
    Choose a URL you can use in other marketing materials
    • Use the short version of your business name
    • 24. You can’t change it later, so choose wisely
    Go to to check availability
  • 25. Basic Posting Tips
    #Fb4Biz101 by @SocialMediaDFW
    For business use
  • 26. Goals of Facebook Posting
    #Fb4Biz101 by @SocialMediaDFW
    Before you Submit each post, ask yourself,
    “Will this post make people…
    Look at it?
    Like it?
    Comment on it?
    Share it with other people?”
    In other words:
    Is this post relevant to your target audience?
    Will this post elicit an emotion, reaction, memory, or thought from your target audience?
  • 27. Text Tips
    • Keep your status short: 1–3 lines when viewed in Fb
    • 28. Tag other businesses/Pages whenever you mention them
    You must Like their Page
    Type “@”business name until you get a list of options
    • Use third person P.O.V. (no “I”)
    • 29. Ask open ended questions
    • 30. Start a sentence with a verbto get users to take action
    • 31. No more than 1 exclamation mark
    • 32. Don’t write in ALL CAPS
    • 33. Text alone is boring, add a link or photo to draw attention to your post
    #Fb4Biz101 by @SocialMediaDFW
  • 34. Link Tips
    Shorten the URL with or link tracking services
    Paste URL into status; allow Fb to generate link preview
    Delete the URL from the status box; then type a status message
    Edit the link preview title and description by mousing over it until it highlights yellow, then click to edit.
    Keep the title to 1 line
    1–3 lines for description
    Select a thumbnail image that relates to your post
    #Fb4Biz101 by @SocialMediaDFW
  • 35. Photo Tips
    • Don’t upload photos to your Wall (photo album), upload them into a photo album
    • 36. Keeps photos organized so they can be found again
    • 37. Adds more detail to your post
    • 38. Fill in all Album details: location, description
    • 39. Caption every photo
    • 40. Don’t forget you can include links and Page tags in captions
    #Fb4Biz101 by @SocialMediaDFW
    1 photo
    3+ photos
  • 41. Facebook Page Insights
    #Fb4Biz101 by @SocialMediaDFW
    A.K.A. Statistics
  • 42. Insights
    #Fb4Biz101 by @SocialMediaDFW
    Find out which topics are most popular
    Sort by columns
  • 43. Insights
    Demographics of all of your Likers
    Demographics of the people talking about you
    #Fb4Biz101 by @SocialMediaDFW
    Target your content at the demographic talking about you
  • 44. Insights
    #Fb4Biz101 by @SocialMediaDFW
    Look for peaks and see what you posted on those days
    What caused the peaks?
  • 45. Overview
    #Fb4Biz101 by @SocialMediaDFW
    What should you do next?
  • 46. Take Action Today
    Create a Facebook Page; promote it
    Print out the Posting Tips, use them as a checklist before every post
    Review your Page Insights at least once a month so you can make next month even better
    Create a strategy and editorial calendar
    Facebook Strategy for Businesses, Level 102
    #Fb4Biz101 by @SocialMediaDFW
  • 47. Questions?
    Tweet me with #Fb4Biz101 @SocialMediaDFW
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    #Fb4Biz101 by @SocialMediaDFW