TIP NUMBER 1: Facebook changes. They believe in upgrading and making your time on Facebook an enjoyable experience. They also want you to be more social – and connected. If you don’t want to be social online --- either don’t, or hire someone who does . Facebook is not the place for businesses who don’t want to be social.
Fan Pages – Why Should You?
STATISTICS: More than 800 million active users More than 50% of our active users log on to Facebook in any given day Over 50% of United States citizens are on Facebook.
Who is your average user? They have 130 friends and are connected to 80 community pages, groups and events. DO THE MATH.
Why NOT have a fan page
You have no idea why you should have one
You have no reason why a customer should visit your fan page
You don’t know who your audience is!
Lastly – you don’t know how to talk to people.
Fan pages without purpose are like grave yards, there are a lot of pretty flowers to look at, but once you get there you realize this isn’t a place for enjoying your morning coffee . … Jason Falls
BIGGEST EXCUSE: I DON'T HAVE TIME
What To Put On Your Fan Page
EVENTS Make an event out of any activity you do. Give it a date(s), spruce it up with a lively description, add a picture and let your fans know about it!
GIVE SOMETHING AWAY http://www.facebook.com/midwestlivingmag
HAVE A PLAN. What do you want your customer to do as a result of visiting your page?
Be Authentic and Engaging Hampton Specialty Shops Travel Iowa Tourism Currents
Offer Fresh Content Lady Gaga Lenny Kravits Aaron Steinmann Darren Rowse Ashton Kutcher
TELL YOUR STORY Michael Phelps Barack Obama The Computer Guy
CONTROL YOUR PAGE – Get Your Own Vanity Address http://www.facebook.com/username/ www.facebook.com/bradshorr www.facebook.com/debworks www.facebook.com/HamptonFranklinCounty
PROMOTE YOUR CAUSES Chicago Bears The Breast Cancer Site Lance Armstrong
Small Print: What You Need to Know About Facebook Pages
You need to have an account on Facebook in order to create a Facebook page.
Your Facebook page will be tied to your personal profile as the admin of your Facebook page; however, only you and Facebook know the connection exists.
You can have an unlimited number of Facebook pages.
You can have an unlimited number of fans (Facebook users who “Like” your page).
Facebook Pages are public—anyone can find and view your page whether they are logged into Facebook or not.
All content posted on your Facebook page gets indexed on Google.
You can target your posts by location and language.
You can add applications to your page, including your own custom content—video, rich text, graphics, opt-in box and more.
You can add additional admins (highly recommended).
All admins have equal rights to administer your page, including adding and removing other admins (choose with care!).
http://www.facebook.com/pages/create.php Go here to create your Fan Page – this is where we begin.
CH CH CH CHANGES ……
It’s really social – and puts your facebook page in chronological order
It’s like an online scrapbook of your life!
Visit here to see what it will look like https://www.facebook.com/about/timeline
Important information about your business should also be on your web page
Think OWN versus RENT
What Do You Get With Timeline
An order to your life displayed how you want to display it – you decide what is important what is not
You are writing the story of your life!
- choose your cover photo carefully, use a pic that works well for you
- you decide who can see it
This is your profile page, uniquely displayed to be more interesting
Melanie Montieth Nelson - Blogging Basics 101 says:
“ I stated privately in a few Facebook groups I’m part of that Timeline and apps associated with it will be rolled out to the masses first. Then, when people are comfortable with the layout, it will be rolled out to pages as well. The impact of Timeline on pages will be big. Businesses will be able to curate how their customers see them; highlight specific campaigns and interactions; and create new campaigns that include interactive apps, soundtracks, testimonials, images, and video. It will change the social media marketing landscape completely . “
Ticker Reminds me of twitter!
It’s where the light weight stuff your friends are doing can be found.
Don’t like it? Use this extension in your Chrome browser to make it go away
Hide those stinking updates from applications you don’t like (games, Spotify, anything with an icon)
What are Lists?
Manage a List
Click on the Friend Activity link on your fan page – and see how your friends are interacting with your page.
If you both are fans of another page – you can see what your friends are doing on that page too!
What does this mean for fan pages?
Facebook is no longer sharing Likes within facebook in the newsfeed.
You can better track what people are saying about your fan page (or any fan page you both may be fans of) by using Friend Activity
You don’t have to be a fan to make a comment on a fan page.
Facebook Links You Might Like
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Everything you want to know about the new Facebook
With Google Insights for Search, you can compare search volume patterns across specific regions, categories, time frames and properties.
With Google Trends, you can compare the world’s interest in your favorite topics. Enter up to five topics and see how often they’ve been searched on Google over time. Google Trends also shows how frequently your topics have appeared in Google News stories, and in which geographic regions people have searched for them most.
Hey baby, wanna make a movie?
You can use video to promote your business
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Use to share info, store data and collaborate online easily and effectively!
Free video calling
Free calling to any phone
Group video calling
Send any size file
Blogger – why use it?
You can always switch to another platform later!
Why blog in the first place?
Set yourself up as the expert
Create an identity people can relate to and get to know you
Share about your product or service
BIGGEST RULE EVER
Remember all that stuff you put on Facebook?
It needs to go on your blog/website too!
You OWN the content on your website/blog – you don’t own it on Facebook.
RULES FOR BLOGGING
Don’t push your stuff down everyone’s throat.
Don’t lie. Check your facts.
Credit your sources. Ask first.
Disclose professional relationships – if you’ve been given something, tell us.
Provide value – make it interesting.
Be yourself – and create a conversation
How to set up a Blogger Account
No need to recreate the wheel – lots of help online!
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Another great way to connect to others that may be your customers, your mentors, your potential customers or your competition!
230,000,000 Tweets per day
100,000,000+ active users
What does Twitter do for businesses?
As a business, you can use Twitter to quickly share information, gather market intelligence and insights, and build relationships with people who care about your company. Often, there is already a conversation about your business happening on Twitter.
Use Twellow to start finding people you can follow
Using ePub to publish and ebook
Ditto for Smashwords
Finally – Angela England is an Iowan mom who ‘gets it’ – I really recommend her book http://30dayebook.com/ (I just bought it myself!)
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