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Facebook Facts and Fiction


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As presented to the Eastern CT Chamber of Commerce in a Webinar - Summer 2009

As presented to the Eastern CT Chamber of Commerce in a Webinar - Summer 2009

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  • 1. Facebook – Facts and Fiction
  • 2. You are not alone.
    You are not alone
  • 3. About Facebook:
    About Facebook
    • More than 250 Million active users
    • 4. The average user has 120 friends on the site
    • 5. More than 120 million users log on at least once a day
    • 6. More than 30 million users update their status at least once each day
    • 7. More than 8 million users become fans of Pages each day
    • 8. More than 1 billion photos and 10 million videos are uploaded each month
    • 9. More than 30 million users access Facebook through their mobile device
  • Who am I?
    Facebook Profile???
    Facebook Group???
    Facebook Fan Page???Facebook Business Page???
    Who am I
  • 10. Facebook Profile
    A facebook profile should be used to represent an individual.
    You have a “profile if under your photo or logo it says “Edit my Profile”. You have a page if under your photo or logo it says “Edit my Page.”
  • 11. Status
    Your Blurb
    The Wall
    Profile part 2
    Connections are called Friends
  • 12. Facebook Group
    A group is used by clubs and organizations to engage their members.
    Connections are called Members
    *A Group wall doesn’t allow for
    photo, video, or link attachments. Posts do not show up in a member’s news feed.
    The Wall*
  • 13. Facebook Business Page
    Custom Tabs
    Custom Graphics
    Connections are called Fans.
  • 14. Facebook Site Governance: Statement of Rights and Responsibilities
    (updated 8/11/09)
    Section 4, Point 2
    “You will not use your personal profile for your own commercial gain.“
    This is scary.
  • 15. The pages are public, which makes them visible to search engines.
    New content that you create on a page will show up in the newsfeed of fans.
    A page can have an unlimited number of fans.
    Why are Facebook Pages Best for Business?
  • 16. Why are Facebook Pages Best for Business?
    Tabs on a facebook page can be customized.
  • 17. Why are Facebook Pages Best for Business?
    Facebook allows you to place targeted ads that link to specific tabs.
  • 18. Why are Facebook Pages Best for Business?
    Facebook provides a page analysis tool called Insights
  • 19. Why are Facebook Pages Best for Business?
    Pages allow you to create a landing page
  • 20. How to Create a Page!
    It’s pretty darn easy. Really.
    Click on the Ads and Pages Icon.
    (Bottom left hand corner)
    Click on Create a Page.
    Select a Business Category.
    Choose a Name.
    Click on Create Page.
    Fill in available basic and detailed fields, add photo or logo and a blurb about your business. (Different business will have different fields.)
    Customize your tabs.
  • 21. Customize your tabs.
    Facebook provides Wall, Info, Photos, Discussions, Reviews, Events, Notes and Video.
    You can add additional tabs from applications or create custom tabs.
    7. Choose your landing page
    You can select which tab opens for new visitors.
  • 22.
  • 23. Applications
    There are over 55,000 Facebook applications to choose from.
  • 24. 8. Add good content*. Period.
    *Use links, photos, videos, blog posts
    P.S. This is not good content.
  • 25. Tips and Tricks
    Remove annoying stuff.
    Send your Twitter Stream to Facebook.
    Send your PAGE updates to Twitter.
  • 26. Post audio to FaceBook from your Iphone
    Find Friends
    Find PeopleYou Email
    People Search
    Classmates Search
    Co-Worker Search
    Name Search
  • 27.
  • 28. Be creative with your profile or business page photo.
    This is not creative.
  • 29. Create Lists
    P.S. When you receive a friend request you can chose which list a friend belongs in.
  • 30. Resources
  • 31. Resources
  • 32. Resources
    Email me:
  • 33. Linked In“Your Online Resume”
    Linked In
  • 34. Trulia
  • 35. Trulia Q&A
  • 36.
  • 37.
  • 38. You Tube
    Frankly Realty
  • 39. Manage your online reputation
    with Google Alerts.
    Google Alerts
  • 40. Remember.
    Google Never Forgets.