Facebook marketing for business - Alicia Young

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Want to reach more consumers? Market your products, share your knowledge, tips or advice by using Facebook for business. Find out how fan pages (and groups), apps, and ads can help you market yourself or your business (also works for entrepreneurs, writers,consultants etc). You will be able to create a fan page in less than 5 minutes & know how to maintain it too!

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Facebook marketing for business - Alicia Young

  1. 1. Facebook Marketing for Business? <br />Yes, You Can!<br />
  2. 2. Profiles = People<br />Pages = Companies<br />Groups = Ideas, organizing, companies, non profits, etc<br />Create a Biz profile <br />Create a Biz page<br />Profiles vs Pages <br />
  3. 3. Fan Page and Profile Examples<br />Fan Page Example <br />Facebook Profile Example<br />
  4. 4. Creating a Fan Page for Business: Step 1<br />Search for Pages in the Search Bar at top of your profile page<br />Click Create Page<br />
  5. 5. Choose Official Page – local business, brand, product or organization (unless you’re a band or public figure)<br />Fan Page Creation: Step 2<br />
  6. 6. Choose one of the following types of pages..you can only choose 1 type per fan page.<br />Local Business: Choose from the drop down list here…the type will appear in the search results in Facebook under your fan page name (company, non-profit, product, service, etc)<br />Brand, product or organization: Choose from the list here...<br />Fan Page Creation: Step 3<br />
  7. 7. The business type will appear under your fan page name in the search results on Facebook.<br />Choose your business type <br />
  8. 8. How to create a page: Step 4<br />Create your Fan page name – if you are a business – Make it easy for people to find you…use your business name, product or service that you sell. (Remember anybody can create a fan page using your business, so be sure to create a page right away to secure your good name!)<br />Check the box that you’re the Official representative.<br />Click Create Page - Voila! You now have a Fan Page!<br />
  9. 9. Complete Fan Page Info: Step 5<br />Other info boxes appear depending on your page type<br />Let others know all about your company<br />Include URL, blog, twitter, hours open, etc<br />Include info about your company…like a bio or About Us<br />The more info the better!<br />
  10. 10. Wall post – what visitors will first see when they go to your page, will also appear in their news feed/messages on their profile once they “like” you. Update this often, include news, coupons, what’s happening, links, sales, advice, etc. – Each wall post is indexable by the search engines. <br />Photos – upload photos of your products, business, how people are using your products, pictures of company events, conferences, etc. Insert a description for each photo…visitors/fans like to know what they are looking at.<br />Notes – works like a blog…write a little or write a lot. You can permanently leave a note here for your fans – works well with privacy info, return policies, etc.<br />Discussion – also similar to a blog, but anyone can post a topic and write a response, others can contribute to it…appears on your wall, so everyone can see it. (Examples provided)<br />Reviews – Yes, fans can provide a review of your service/products. Encourage your fans to do this. Makes you more reputable & validates your sales and marketing campaigns. (Depends on the type of fan page you have – “Company” has a review tab, others do not.<br />Wall, Photos, Notes, Discussion? What are these?<br />
  11. 11. <ul><li>Events – list the events for your business</li></ul>**Note: Also create a business group on FB, so you can email everyone about your event..cannot do this on your fan page. <br />Create an event for an Open House, special product showcase, etc.<br />Announce Your Event<br />
  12. 12. Create an Event (Application)<br />
  13. 13. FAQ: Admins– Who & How Many?<br />
  14. 14. What should I post on my Fan Page?<br />News<br />Blog links<br />Events<br />Ask questions<br />Links to your site<br />Products<br />Services<br />Press Releases <br />Conferences, events<br />
  15. 15. FAQ:How often should I update Wall post/Discussions?<br />
  16. 16. Update your fan page as much as you want<br />Minimum – once a week.<br />Better to have useful wall posts, discussions, & poll questions occasionally rather than frequent sales messages<br />Encourage fans to Comment on posts, vote in polls, and “Like” updates.<br />Quantity vs Quality<br />
  17. 17. Analytics for a Fan Page<br />Yes, there are analytics for a fan page, but not for a group. Only admins can see these. <br />
  18. 18. Fan Interactions for a page <br />Only Fan page Administrators can view these analytics.<br />
  19. 19. Fan statistics for fan pages<br />
  20. 20. Facebook Business Applications <br />How to engage fans & build a relationship<br />
  21. 21. Social RSS – great for blogs and other newsfeeds<br />Networked Blogs – register your blog, subscribe to other blog feeds<br />Testimonials – for people; Reviews for Pages<br />Mobile (for cell phones)<br />Promotions – list your specials<br />Marketplace – sell, buy, list<br />Slideshare<br />Suggested Applications for Business<br />
  22. 22. Advertise on Facebook?<br />Create an ad for your fan page, product, service, webinar, etc.<br />
  23. 23. Create a Facebook Ad: Step 1<br />Start from your page; Click “Promote with an Ad” <br />Promote your fan page or select “I want to advertise a web page”<br />
  24. 24. Create a Facebook Ad: Step 2<br />Complete the info – <br />Title – Ask a question or use a phrase to engage visitors<br />Use a concise description.<br />Do add an image!<br />Click Continue<br />
  25. 25. Budget min is $1.00/day – choose Clicks instead of impressions<br />Choose 1-2 keyword phrases – these are limited to user profile information – add more so your ad appears more often<br />Review your ad – remember capture your audience’s attention.<br />Select demographics, how long to run ad (try 1 week, 2 weeks, 1 month)<br />Review the analytics every week<br />Advertising Reminders…<br />
  26. 26. Final Reminders<br />
  27. 27. Questions?? <br />Find Alicia Young online:<br />Twitter: @SEOAlicia<br />Facebook: Alicia R Young<br />Email: alicia@searchcircus.com<br />
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