Get facebook for your businessPresentation Transcript
Get Facebook For Your Business By Martyn Hodgson Get Facebook
Tuning In To Social Media Your Personal Profile Facebook Groups Creating a Business Page Developing a Business Page Monitoring Results Applying Facebook to Your Business Today's Workshop
Tuning In To Social Media
Your Business What Products / Services Do You Provide? How Do You Promote Your Business? Who Are Your Target Clients? Where Do They “Hang Out”?
Mixing business and social The view of a 19 year old making his first steps in business: “ I thought being a business was about being social with people so you can get across your products and services to them” He and many others are the business owners of tomorrow. Times have changed.
Reasons for using Facebook Building more followers Get found by people seeking your services Build a community round you / your brand Direct sales Connect with new customers Offers and discounts Customer service Provide extra value to existing customers Enable Reviews
Profiles, Pages and Groups Profile – for YOU Cornerstone of Facebook. You must have one. People like people through profiles Page – for a BUSINESS See it as a second website Your business brand or you as a public figure Group – for a GROUP or ASSOCIATION Where a collection of like-minded people meet Tap into strong collective passion
Profiles, Pages and Groups Page Profile Group Your Business ABC Ltd James= Admin Fans You James Add friends Friends Club / Group Tennis Club James= Admin Members Join Like Suggest to friends Suggest to friends 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
Facebook Terminology Friend – someone who has agreed to your request or requested to connect to your profile. Like a Facebook page – you becoming a fan Like a comment – giving it your “vote” Share a posting – telling your friends about it Wall – where all your postings and your friends’ postings go. Every profile, page and group has one.
Gaining Social Media Influence
Reciprocation – give and give
Social proof - peer actions
Liking builds passion
Authority – perceived as expert
Rules of Compelling Content
Created for a purpose
Meets the needs of its audience
Allows for interaction
Speaks the language of your customers
Finds where your target audience is
Experiments a little
Creates “hot triggers”
Response Levels Assume 1% comment, 9% like and 90% take no action. Furthermore only 12-20% of your fans will see your status update in their live feed. For every 100 friends: 11-18 will read, 1-2 will like & 0.1–0.2 will comment 90:9:1 Social Behaviours Rule
Your Social Media Persona
Add content in a way that fits your personality.
Sociable and chatty
Regular short conversations. Too intense for many. Strong Twitter user.
Sharing good content. Always relevant & of quality. Multiple networks.
Innovative ideas. Many others feed off it. Blogs.
5 Mistakes to Avoid
Lack of focus, clarity & direction
Growing too fast
Getting bogged down
Integrate with other media
Add link to your email signature
Add Facebook badge to blog
Add “Like” button to web pages
Import blog feed into Facebook
Broadcast to Twitter
Connect to your slideshows – Slideshare
Connect to your videos – YouTube
Add your photos and tag friends
5 Items of Content to Create Putting aside the technical issues of how to do it, Decide on the 5 items of content your target audience would like and comment on Consider the message Chose the channel – text / photo / video / event
Your Personal Profile
Your Homepage Advert New friends Events Filters
Create Your Profile Quality photo Your details and photos are very visible
Import contacts Upload contacts file
Using Facebook Search Search: Uppermill Filters
Adding Friends Existing friends - Import from address book New friends - Search by location, name, interest. Employees & former work colleagues Peers, colleagues & professionals Customers – they'll really Like you Potential customers & prospects Your bookshelf - Invite those you admire. Join groups & Like pages then “friend” the members
How my profile looks to a friend
Encourage Visitors to Friend You Likes & Interests
Who is in your address book? Talk to each group differently Family Work Education Social
Creating Lists My Lists. All friends are added to a List. All updates are sent to a List
Custom privacy settings
Privacy settings: Things I share
Privacy settings: Things others share
Facebook Page vs Group Feature Page Group Overview Brand, company or public figure Community with a shared interest Joining Like & become a Fan Join & become a Member Contacting fan / member Update to fan's Facebook inbox. Can filter by location & language Message to all member's Facebook inboxes. No filter Indexed by Google All page tabs “ Info” page only Add-on applications Almost all Basic ones only Autofeed updates to Twitter Yes No Personalise the address 25+ fans No
Value of a Facebook Group Tap into the passion of a community with a strong shared interest. The shared passion translates into trust in other areas – your business. A valuable tool for the group is creating an event. Groups can be for social or local interests, alumni or old company colleagues, non-profit or charitable and for networking groups.
Create a Group
Creating an Event Create the event in the Group (or Page) and it shows on the members profile as a reminder. Then promote it to your own friends and invite them to join
Groups to Create
Are there any Groups (or pages) you could create and manage in Facebook?
They act as a portal to gather new fans for your own business
Tribes e.g. 4Networking group / page
Social Good e.g. your charity group / page
Local – discussion group for local town
Creating a Business Page
Create a Personal Brand Engaging photo Welcome “ Like” button on website Feed to Twitter
Create a Company Page Clear logo Who we are Contact Blog feed
Build following from friends Suggest page to your friends
Favourite pages Build alliances with other business pages
Promote content 1. Write Blog 2. Twitterfeed sends to Facebook page & Twitter 3. Facebook Page fans receive it 4. “Share this” with my friends. 5. My friends receive it.
Create an alias After 25 fans, personalise the address of your Facebook page – good in Google
Developing a Business Page
10% off – call to action
Sign-up to e-mail
Promotional photo Extended Profile 200 x 600
Slideshare Free application
Publish and share photos Free application
People love Videos Free application
Blog Feed in Free application
Facebook Advertising Filter audience by: Country, city Age category Gender Likes, Interests Page or Group Connections Education Workplaces Charged on pay per click
Facebook Analytics Age Group Male / Female Country / City Page Views Media consumption
Applying Facebook to Your Business
Your Plan to Follow on Facebook Who Are Your Target Audience? Are They In Facebook And How Will You Make Contact? What Activity To Attract Them? When Will You Do The Activity?
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