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Facebook Marketing List For Businesses – 2013

So, we have all been there, regardless if we are new to Marketing on Facebook or we are a veteran Pro at Facebook Marketing. The point has to be we all have and need a basic plan to follow, without having a plan or structured theory, your simply paddling in a puddle with no true focus.

Most of us will have done a number of these things already, but it can never do any harm to have a few extra pointers to add to your bow of Marketing skills. Due to being such a big list, there should be something new for everyone. Make your Marketing Efforts in 2013 more powerful on the Facebook Platform.

Start Here, by saving or printing out the PDF list!!!

Configuring The Basics Of Your Fan Page

Merging Your Pages
Did you start out by thinking the best way to market your business was to have several Facebook Fanpages, only to then find in fact several of those pages are in fact either to much to manage or just not attracting the amount of attention you would have liked. You won’t be the first to do it and you won’t be the last.
So you have several pages to manage, but now wish you only had the one, so why not merge all the pages in to one. Facebook will allow you to merge up to six pages that you control. Therefore bringing all of them under one address and combining all the “Likes” etc.
You can now merge these pages through your basic person page settings/admin panel. Be sure to log into your personal page and not your fan/business page.
Simply follow the instructions from Facebook.

Convert That Personal Profile to a Business Page
Once again, this perhaps seemed the logical way for you to start promoting your Business on Facebook, but is it not time now to add the professional touch and extra benefits of a Facebook Business/fan Page. It is just as expensive as your Personal Profile after all.
It really is time to realise that a Business/Fan Page has far more benefits over your profile page. We could start listing and details those benefits, but this will take far to long, perhaps you can simply check out the indepth details here:
What is a Facebook Page?
Why is a Page a better solution than a personal account for businesses, brands and organizations?

But if you would simply just like to get your profile converted into a page, lets get going…
How do I convert my personal account to a Facebook Page?

Upgrading Your Username and Page Name.
Facebook has no real rules concerning the names we use in our accounts and Facebook Url’s. But there are some basic marketing guidelines that will help you gain more attention in your marketing efforts.

It is worth noting at this moment, that these basic rules should really apply to everything you do in business marketing and promoting your business name or even brand.

When creating your page, at some point, (the rules seem to change on this one from location to location), you will find the option in your setting to “Claim your username”. So what is a Facebook username, in basic it is simply terms, it is a Facebook url with your pre-defined Brand/Business/Username attached to the end of it.


Lets face it, your primary goal in marketing is simply to get your business name out there and know to everybody who is a potential customer. Therefore does it not simply make sense to add your most desirable name to the end of your Facebook URL, whilst also making it far easier to remember, when somebody asks you for it. Adding your business name to the URL’s will in fact actually make it far easier for potential customers to find you through search engines and SEO as well.

Create your Custom Facebook URL here: Claim Your Username or Business Page URL on Facebook

The About Us Section As A Tool
In all of the Facebook pages, you will find the option to add your content into the About Us, section. Although it is important to realise the about us is in fact split into two parts. The “About Us” page and the “About Us” section/box. Here we are just adding marketing content to the “About Us” section/box, with the intention of driving customers/traffic to your business/web site.

Whilst many business will add a small paragraph of text describing their business, this in fact is a rather dead end exercise, anybody who is visiting your page should in fact be able to figure out what your business is all about with the various content/posts and visual aids that are built into your page. Therefore would it in fact not make more business sense to actually add the basics to this section, such as Contact Details, Address, Website Url, Open hours etc etc.

“About Us” Page To Brag Your Business Brand
So we covered the simple “About Us” section above, but we we want to go into depth and look at where you you can seriously brag up your business.

This will obviously be within the “About Us” page in your Facebook Page. Within this section/page you can add all the content that suits your needs. But this section has a great twist that most businesses do not realise. These are perhaps the most important sections of your Facebook Business page, this is the simple because of the fact that this page is the main focus for the likes of Google, Bing and Yahoo etc. Therefore it is worth spending time making sure that you get all of your keywords and information, product details and relevant links within this section.

A great tip here that we like to keep in mind when completing or adding to this page is that not all sections actually make logical sense. For ourselves for example: Qualifications: are not really all that relevant, so as we don’t add qualifications, we have added other details concerning our business, extra links, social network links etc. always be sure to complete all sections available, but if not suitable to your business, use it to add other more logical details.

When users click on the “About” link immediately under that box below your profile photo, they’ll be directed to your About page. This is the page that Google and other search engines will index, so it’s important that you fill it out completely. Include all necessary key words and information, products and relevant links.

11 New Pinterest Tips For Your Business…

Pinterest On A Tablet For Tips And Tricks

Pinterest On A Tablet For Tips And Tricks

11 New Pinterest Tips For Your Business…

We will all have noticed how in the last year or so Pinterest has become a pretty powerful Social Media Marketing tool for many businesses, just like yours. What is best is perhaps the simple fact that it basically came from nowhere and the popularity has simply skyrocketed to a similar level as Facebook and Twitter. It is currently estimated that Pinterest has a market of registered users in the region of 10 Million. With that many users, can you as a business person really afford to ignore the trends and not be in there with the big boys. Now if you are anything like us, perhaps your thinking but Pinterest is a visual platform, how can we as a business benefit from it, the platform is far different from the likes of Facebook or Twitter. Well let us tell you this, with a tricks you can all benefit from Pinterest and the best is, if you configure your systems well, it does not have to be time consuming.

So, to help you understand perhaps the basics or a few advanced option, we have are going to share a few of our Top Tips For Pinterest with you. Lets get in there and get your business going on Pinterest. If you do not already have an account, you might want to get up to speed by checking this page out.

Pinterest Icon For Post PagesLink your Twitter page
Pinterest To Twitter And Facebook Connections
We would hope that in fact you have already completed the most obvious of tasks in Pinterest and that would be simply connect your Facebook and Twitter accounts to your Pinterest account. One thing to note at this point however is that Pinterest currently do not support the Facebook Fan Page sysytem, we would there suggest authenticating your account through your Twitter brand page.

Pop over to your Pinterest page now and check that your connections are ready to go.

Pinterest Icon For Post PagesOptimize Your Profile
Pinterest Profile PagePinterest just like all other Social Media platforms, allows you to add information concerning you and your business within a description section together with adding locations, web pages and profile images. It is here that you really need make your brand stand out from the rest. Using your brand image/logo as your profile image perhaps. Ensuring that all content is complete and that you have connected your web page up with your Pinterest profile. Creating the connection for your web site on Pinterest is currently a little tedious, you might want to check out these instructions here. Always keep in mind when you are setting up your profiles on any platform, that you want it all to be cross promotional and cross recognised by your audience so you might want to keep to the same profile images and descriptions.
You may also notice that Pinterest has an option to have your page hidden from search engine, we would advise to obviously not have this option selected. In addition, perhaps you might want to actually submit your URL for Pinterest to search engines. In order to do this you can use the Google Url submitter here, although you will need a google account first.

Pinterest Icon For Post PagesGet to Know Your Audience
Get to Know Your Pinterest AudienceJust like all Social Media platforms, a good strong and solid following of loyal fans requires you to provide your followers with relevant and interesting material. As this is your business you are promoting, you are in the best position to know what your followers want, however just because it is your business, this does not mean you always get it right, sometimes you have to modify your material to suit the requirements of your followers. It has been suggested that perhaps by visiting the Pinterest boards of your strongest followers and then finding a common thread in order to create stronger connections with similar posts and visuals. However you need to find the balance between relevance and brand promoting, this is after all about promoting your business.

Pinterest Icon For Post PagesAvoid Blatant Self-promotion
Pinterest Show me - Dont Tell MeWhilst you may think that Pinterest is simply a visual aid for your products and brands, you are going to need to mix up your posts a little. Blatant self-promotion is not the way to go if you want a good foundation of followers, by constantly posting about yourself or your brand is going to put followers off, mix it up a little by adding posts just like you would any other Social Media platform. It has been known however that a twist can be placed on various types of posts, by getting creative you might be able to showcase the outcome of using your brand, the lifestyle it creates and remind followers that the boards topic is exactly what your business is about.

Pinterest Icon For Post PagesAdd Links to Your Pins
Adding A Hyperlink To PinterestAt the moment, Pinterest allows you to create a description for the content of your Pinterest post, this description actually has useful character limit of 500 . Now whilst in essence, this is actually meant to describe the image, lets be honest, most images can be described in a short sentence rather than a complete paragraph, so what is to stop you adding a link to your website or web content. It may also be worth thinking about using such services as bit.ly in order to create shortened links.

Another advantage to adding links and brand content to your Pinned posts, is simply the fact that if somebody else re-pins, likes or tweets your Pin, the content you created goes with it, therefore spreading the word further.

Pinterest Icon For Post PagesUse Hashtags
Using Hashtags On PinterestThis is a little known fact, just like Twitter and Google+, Pinterest supports the use of hashtags. this is going to make direct targeting of various pins to your customers specific requirements far easier. You are going to be able to simply add the relevant hashtag to your pins in order to attract the attention of those following relevant hashtags, therefore exposing your brand further more. The more pins you have with relevant hashtags in, the more chance these pins have of being shown up in results.
However you should note that hashtags in Pinterest, don’t work in the same way as on Twitter. Pinterest simply searches for the word after the hashtag.
If you are anything like me, the science behind hashtags never has dropped in to place within my brain cells, UNTIL we did a little research on various websites. Such as hashtag.org which provide regularly updated lists of trending hashtags. Within this site you also have the option to do searches on words/hashtags that you might think are popular, through these searches you can quickly work out which are the strongest hashtags to use in your Pins.

Pinterest Icon For Post PagesAdd a Pinterest button to your Web pages
Just like all the other Social Media platforms online these days, the option to have a relevant Media Button on your web site or blog is a simple must. Therefore it makes obvious sense to have the “Pin It” button on your sites. The button functions exactly like all the others, like Facebook, Google+ and Twitter. Providing your followers with a quick and easy option to pin your content to their own Pinterest pages. If you are not sure how to do this, check out the simple instructions here, or visit the Pinterest “Pin It” page.
Additionally you are able to add the “Follow Me” button to your web site or blog. Again just like all the other Social Media sites around, the “Follow Me” button is a simple way of allowing your customers to add your Pinterest page to their list of “Following”, and enable them to receive updates when you post content to your Pinterest page.

Pinterest Icon For Post PagesHumanize Your Page
humanise your pinterest boardsPretty sure we have all been there, visited a Social Media brand page and seen nothing but boring business oriented content. Lets be honest, would you chat to your customers in person with nothing but business talk in order to close a sale, or would you do the expected and make the conversation more natural and relaxed by making it personal. Well Social Media is exactly the same, your followers want to know who you are and what you are about as well as your business.
Adding a personal touch or content to your Pinterest boards, will do your boards the world of good and help make followers feel more relaxed as well as demonstrate that your a person as well as a business. The general idea that follows here is to create a board dedicate to the fun side of your life or business, Pins of staff parties, staff games, mishaps or even just going about their normal duties etc. You never know, that follower who just popped in to see the latest fun pictures might just spot something and become a paying customer. It has also been known for some business to also include their customers in the Pins they add to their Pinterest boards, (obviously with customers permission first).

Pinterest Icon For Post PagesInteract with Users
Pinterest Interactions
One of the smallest facts of and understated options within Pinterest is the fact that you can interact with other Pinterest users and followers. Although it may not always be as instant and as quick pace as perhaps Twitter or Facebook, your followers will appreciate your efforts more. If you receive a notification of a comment on your Pins from followers, it is considered polite to respond and keep the conversation active in order to promote your brand within the Social platform.
Interacting within Pinterest can be anything from commenting on or perhaps where appropriate sharing followers Pins or replying to comments on your Pins. It is also wise where possible to remove negative comments from followers who are perhaps simply acting as trolls, your true followers will normally understand your view of removing the comment or even the Pin.

Pinterest Icon For Post PagesMonitor Your Metrics
As with all Marketing projects, you need to be able to monitor the performance of the relevant methods used. You want to know that you are not wasting or money in your efforts. With Pinterest, you need to have some reassurance that you are creating an interest in your brand and driving traffic to your web site or blog. If you notice this is not happening, it is time seriously review how you are using Pinterest as a marketing tool. At this moment, the main points that need to be monitored are fairly straight forward.
• Clicks per Pin
• Re-pins per Pin
• Average Visit Duration
Unlike many other Social Media networks, Pinterest does not have built in tools like Google Analytic or Facebook Insights, however there are various tool around that you can use to make monitoring the Pinterest activity with ease rather than guess work. Below are just a couple and we will be looking at Pinterest Metric Monitoring systems in more detail very soon.

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How to Create Your Business Facebook Fan Page in 5 Simple Steps

How to Create Your Business Facebook Fan Page in 5 Simple Steps

How to Create Your Business Facebook Fan Page in 5 Simple Steps

How to Create Your Business Facebook Fan Page in 5 Simple Steps

Ah, for the days of old, where people stopped in the street and actually spoke to each other, your customers stopped by because they knew who and what your business was about…

Okay history lesson over, we all know those days are now seriously in the past. Just the same as Facebook, used to be a Social Media site, not any more, and not only Facebook. Facebook and so many other Social Media Platforms are no longer a business toy to play around with when you get the time, they are now essential to all your incoming marketing strategies. One of the most challenging problems this is going to cause most business owners, is simply the fact that Facebook will continue to expand and move their goal posts, the biggest of which was the creation of the infamous Facebook Timeline, and then there are the minor changes and updates that in the end we all have to embrace one way or another.
So many business owners all make the same kind of mistake, browsing through Facebook and trying to work out where the best place to start would be for there business. Trying to work out what information to put on their Timeline, how to get it up and running in the quickest possible time and creating their sales leads. Perhaps the worst of all, how to make their Facebook Timeline and Profile appear like a social media guru. Well this post is going to blow all the rules out the water,

because when you first start there cant be any rules, you have to to do what feels right for you and your business. Just like any new skill or technique, it is all about learning good practice methods.

Through the following post, we are simply going to help you break the Facebook complications and turn it into 5 Simple, Easy To Follow guidelines, giving you the confidence to know that you have set up your page, your way, just like and other novice or pro would do.

Before we start, we have set of tools/templates that you can download for free that will come in pretty handy when setting up your Timeline Graphics. Download Your Free Copy Here.Free Tools Download

So lets not mess around any further.

Facebook Like Button Bullet PointChoose a Classification

It obviously goes without saying that you need to connect with Facebook and get started. Click the link below in order to open your first Fan page.


Once the page has opened, you will be given the option to chose any one of six classifications for your Fan Page, Tip: Pick the most relevant classification to suit your business.
Classification On Facebook Fan Pages
Local business or place
Artist, band, or public figure
Company, organization, or institution
Brand or product
Cause of community

We honestly can not advise you enough how important it is that you select a business relative classification for your business as this will help you gain better ranking for more relevant searches and provide better business focused fields for you to complete later on.

Once you have your classification selected, simply choose the correct category for your business and complete your Business Name. If you have selected the Business option, which we are guessing you will have done, you will now be prompted for more information with regard to your location information. You should keep in mind that the information you provide here currently can not be changed once you have created your page. The simple action of a keystroke error and misspelling the business name will result in you having to start again.

Facebook Like Button Bullet PointComplete Basic Information

Upload Photo and Images – The download we did at the beginning might come in handy now.

Facebook will now in basic walk you through the rest of the process a step at a time, the first thing it will currently ask you for is your main Profile image, this is normally a Logo or a strong brand image that your customers can associate with. This is also the picture that will appear as your profile icon, when ever you post something on Facebook this picture will appear next to your post in the relevant News feeds.

Facebook set a size maximum for this image as 180×180, (template included in the download at that size).

Facebook Profile Icon

About Section
The next stage in the Facebook Fan page creation system is to the “About” section. This is simply a small paragraph of information relevant to your business, many businesses use this section to provide relevant contact information for their business, giving your potential customers, quick and easy to contact you. This could be, the business location, business contact telephone numbers and e-mail, to mention a few of the more popular. Other businesses may choose to a brief blurb providing a description of their business. This is completely up to you which type of information you put in this section. The important thing here is to be sure the information makes you stand out from your competitors. Another point that you might want to keep in mind regardless what information you put in the About section is that you really want to keep the text within box and not have it following into another page. Test your content if possible. Below is an illustration of both versions.

Facebook About Sections

Facebook Like Button Bullet PointUsing Your Facebook Admin Panel

Pretty sure you will have worked this out but your Admin Panel within Facebook is where you can manage your Business Fan Page. Within here are various features and options in order to help you maximise your page content, whilst monitoring your page. Here we are going to only cover the basics, but will return a dedicated advance options post at a later date.
Facebook Admin Panel
Edit Page

You will notice in the top right of the Admin Panel is the Edit Page button, this provides various options. The first of which “Update info” gives you access to the basic information that you submitted when you created your Fan Page. You will also notice there is actually more information/text boxes that you are able to complete. There is the description box, which is in basic an extended version of the ‘About’ information you entered earlier. The extra details that you input here, is not viasable on your Facebook Fan Page unless your customers click the “About Us” link. This is where you can really provide a complete and in depth description of the business.

Another good function that we always advise businesses to use is the function of having Fan Page Administrators. These Administrators, could simply be friends, employees from your business. The reason we always suggest using this function is simply because if you somehow loose access to your account, you have the back up of your administrators. The last thing you want in six months time is to loose the entire Fan Page and all the work you have put into it. This also allows you have other people responding to comments and posts from customers. Allowing you to focus on far more important business matters, without having actually given complete power of your Fan page. There are several other option within the “Edit Page” section such as managing your page notifications and page permissions, we will come back to these another time, once you are happy with your Fan Page content.

You can also manage the roles of your page administrators. This allows you to invite various employees from your business to be administrators on your Facebook page in order to respond to comments or messages specific to their function, without giving them complete power over your page. The other options under ‘Edit Page’ allow you to manage your notifications and add page permissions.

Build Audience

Okay, this is where we want you to stop and think for a moment, we don’t want you to make the same mistake that so many other business marketers make. Whilst you may now be proud of the fact you have your first Fan Page created, lets not go over board and start shouting from the roof tops and telling the world about it just yet. Before we start telling the world, we need you to start adding some content and branding information. Once you have some basic content there ready to attract your customers to your Fan Page, you can shout from the roof tops all you like. You will need the content there first to ensure that your potential customers will be able to engage with you, be more interested in your Fan Page in order to create more of a social buzz about it. Content is the Queen of your Fan Page whilst Engagement is the tool of Kings in Social Media

Facebook Like Button Bullet PointFacebook Cover Picture ExamplesCover Photo

When Facebook introduced the Timeline system , it brought with it several new marketing functions. Perhaps one of the best of these from a marketing perspective was the Cover Photo. This Cover Photo is space that you own, your own Virtual Real Estate as it has become known. You can place almost any picture you like to promote your your business, how ever Facebook has rules here that you need to follow, (view Facebook Cover Photo rules here). Once again you will find a template size file in the download that you did earlier, Facebook requires and image with dimensions of 851×315, once you have created or obtained your image simply add it to your Timeline. Keep in mind whilst creating and having the image created, you want something that will appeal to your customer/client base.

Custom Tabs

At this current time, this section may not all that important to you, as you need to understand and create/use advanced features that are refered to within the Facebook community as Apps. These Apps will at a later date create further areas for your marketing content and enable you to interact further with your customers. We will cover this section on Tabs and Apps again at a later date.

Currently Facebook allows you to have 12 tabs on your page, (this has been know to change). As you can see in the image below, it would appear that you can only customise the first 4, however there are in fact 12 there, but Facebook hides the other 4 in order to keep all pages familiar to all Facebook users. Once again Facebook currently has certain rules concerning these tabs. A few of them can not be removed from your Fan Page. These include the Photo’s tab and the Likes tab. You may rearrange the order of them, but not remove them from your Fan Page navigation system. As mentioned we will return later to have a look in further detail at Apps that you can use.
Facebook TabsPosts

Posts are simply how you are going to start engaging with your potential customer base. However, you are going to need to give this some though before you start adding Posts to your page. This is simply because you are going have to try to figure out what will engage your customers the best. In time, you will have a better idea of this, but at the moment it is going to be down to your knowledge of your customers. You might want to use Images, Special Offers, Promotions, Links, Questions or Even Quotes, the list is in fact endless. The important thing is to base the content around your business and potential engagement.
Creating Facebook PostsPerhaps asking yourself a few questions might help before you post anything.

1, What kind of images would your audience like to see?
2, What stats and information would they like to read?
3, What type of links would they like to click?

You can also click the little star to the upper right of any post to highlight it horizontally across your entire page. Not only will this make it look like you have a cover photo on your actual timeline of posts, but it will highlight the page as a milestone in your company history. Use this feature for product announcements, business anniversaries, and other major events pertinent to your brand.


Whilst it is great to have a good looking Fan Page, this is only the start of your new adventure, you will have noticed us mention the word engagement quite frequently, this is perhaps the Golden Nugget of Social Media. This is simply because if you are not monitoring and engaging with your customers through your Fan Page, your customers will get bored and go to another Fan page where there is more engagment and perhaps even fun. You can monitor all of the activities of your Fan Page within your Admin Panel, at the top of the page. The Admin Panel is split in to several sections, giving you quick and easy access. In the upper right corner you have perhaps the most important section to your business, While having a gorgeous Facebook page is awesome, you want to ensure you’re monitoring how fans are interacting with it. To the upper right of your Admin panel, you’ll see all the private messages users are sending to your page. In the upper left of the panel shows all the posts that users are liking and commenting on. You will need to keep a close eye on this case you need to engage in conversation with your customers, this will show your customers that you care about them and what they have to say.

Ignoring these Like, Comment and Post updates is going to loose you customers.

Facebook Admin Notification and Messages Panels

Facebook Like Button Bullet PointMeasure Your Efforts
Facebook Insights PanelWell, you now the basic concepts of creating and monitoring your new Facebook Fan Page. Now we need to have brief look at the methods of Measuring Your Efforts. By measuring the efforts that you put in, you are able to modify your content and posts to maximise your Marketing Potential. In the lower center section of your Admin Panel is a section that looks at Insights, click the link that states View Insights. At the moment, this will be almost if not completely empty, but this is actually a good time to perhaps familiarise yourself with the various aspects and content. Again we will look in to the Insights section in more detail once your Fan Page has been for a few weeks and there is some real data there to review.

The Good News – That Is Your Facebook Face Page up and running, now you just need to add the correct content…

Facebook FanPage Friday Party



It’s Friday On Facebook And You Know What That Means!

You don’t know what that means??
Each Friday I invite you to participate in #FanPageFriday on my Facebook Page!
I encourage you to come out and make TWO replies to the lead-post there!


First – promote a facebook fan page that you enjoy! Tag it and tell us why its kick ass! (Preferably one that you did not promote last week.)
Second – promote your OWN FB Fan Page and tell us why it’s rockin!
Third – share the event!
Finally – go check out the other pages people have shared and leave some comments!

This is a great way to do some networking, get to know others, share the love and showcase what YOU are building on Facebook!
No blatant business opportunities or ads for products but this is an open invite to share and promote your fan page for your business or product as long as you promote another and join in the conversations!

Come show us what you love and gain some new friends and fans at the same time!

We can’t wait to see your Fan Pages!

20 Ways To Rock Your Facebook Page

Social Media Rocks

Every one wants to know how to get “visual” with their social media. If you not sure where to start, lets take a look at 20 ways to “Rock” your Facebook “Timeline”. I have compiled a basic list of various types of content you could use on your Timeline. Creativity and imagination could be the key here, playing with some graphics software could also be a great move forward.

Basic Methods Of Using Visual Content To Rock

Have Some Manners, Acknowledge Interation:

  1. Make Your Friends Famous

  2. 20 ways to rock social media
    Perhaps friends simply “Share”, “like” or comment on your content. Well now is the time to show them all how grateful you are for their interaction, (promotions). Your friends or fans will love seeing their name in the lights.
    With their name in lights, you can be pretty sure they will again promote you by sharing and commenting. With all the “Sharing, Comments & Tagging” that this can generate, before you know it your post will be “Viral”

  3. Create Special Promotions For You Fans/Friends

  4. friend promotionsCreate a special offer for all your Friends & Fans. Simple eye catching graphics which causes a good click through by those it has been sent to. There are plenty of Apps out there for you to play around with as you know your market and what offers, gifts they would react to the best. The key here as always to get the click through, with people clicking through to claim your offer, they are creating interest in your Page/Content.

    Or Perhaps some kind of private give away for your regulars, obviously it would need to be something you know that they are interested in.
    Facebook Friends Promo
    Takeaway: Keep in mind when doing these kind of promotions, or give aways, you should always use a known Facebook 3rd party App to ensure that you are not in breach of the Facebook T n C’s..

  5. To Hold a ‘Friends & Fans Bragging’ Day’!
  6. Bragging Rights DayVery simple to create and promote, normally takes no more that 5 or 10 minutes and then perhaps a few seconds every few hours to check it respond where needed.
    Create a post, with or without an image and promote the fact that your friends/fans can use this post to promote and big up their own Pages, let them include links. The more people post and promote themselves, the more they are also promoting you and Facebook Pages, together with your main activities. Just keep your eyes open for people daft things or comments.

    Have A Networking Party

    Share The Word

    Invite everyone in your friends list to post about their blog, facebook, social networks, simply share the words.

  7. Make Somebody Feel Special
  8. A Very Special Thank YouCould not be any more simple, simply create a special post for fans that have done something special for you or who highlighted your achievements.
    Many friends or Fans are that grateful for being put in the spot light they will tag their friends and fans within your post to them. Not only are they bigging themselves up, (which we all love to do), but they are bigging you up as well.
    A Special Thank You

  9. The Cuties
  10. Well lets be honest here, no we said honest 🙂 . Come on we have all done it, seen the cutest picture ever and before you know it, we have clicked the “Like” “comment” or even that fantastic “share” button. So if you have done, why are you not using this as a marketing tool???

    Find or create your own perfect “CUTE” image. Post it on your Timeline, encourage interaction from people, offer incentives for the best Slogan, Phrase to match the picture. The urge to respond to a cute can be some what irresistible, especially if there is a promotional incentive attached.
    Rotty Ranch Cute Picture

  11. Take A Break -Post Something That Is Not Work Related

  12. Lets face it, we all reach that point in the day, where we just need to take five minutes out, stretch the mind as it were. Well its becoming more popular now for people now to take a sneak peak at the social networks/Facebook during these quick five minutes. A perfect promotional market for you to hook into. Create and share a nice like Brain teaser, funny picture, puzzles, encourage your friends and fans to make your page the one to come and visit during their five minute brain stretch.

    Then take your post one step further and encourage them to comment or share once they have completed the puzzle/task. Opps, does that mean more free marketing, 🙂

  13. Branding & Fans Inputs
  14. Request people To Give Their Ideas On Branding
    People just love to give their opinion when they are give the chance. When you have a new design or graphic that your just not quite sure about, why not bring your friends and fans in to get their input. Post you content and simply ask people to tell you what they think. Add your promotional flyer, ebook cover, website theme or even a Timeline cover/profile. Bring them in with a sense of belonging by taking part in your decision-making. This is also known as the second eye marketing, the second eye can see things you might have missed and might even get amazing ideas for your next project!

  15. Looking For Help, Who Is Better Than Your Followers
  16. Asking For HelpHave an upcoming project that you could perhaps do with some help on, perhaps your need help with graphics, a copywriter, proofreader, or perhaps simply somebody to be a second eye on your project. You will be amazed at the number of people, companies that are out their who will be more than happy to offer their support or services, BUT if you don’t ask, they wont know. Your Fans know you and the methodology behind your work/concept and generally are always more than happy to help in return for a cross promoting plugs and marketing. Lets Get Sharing Again
    Help Button

  17. You Need & Want To Know Your Fans, Your Customers.
  18. Find Out What Makes Your Fans Tick What Makes Them Respond To Posts etc???
    Why not post a status that will encourage your fans to show their preferred methods, ideas, plans, ideas etc. Whilst you were having your 11 O’Clock cuppa this morning, did you hear any of the latest gossip that you think would make a great post or encourage your views to become interactive with the points that were raised. Okay, you didn’t hear this from me, but I heard whilst chatting in reception this morning that the Reality TV shows were loosing viewer numbers. So, obviously without even realizing I had done it, I’m on my IPhone creating the next status update to learn more about my fans and followers.
    Reality TV
    Or perhaps create an online poll, that will be of interest to all your fans/friends and and learn about them through a poll.
    Facebook Polls

  19. Involve Your Friends/Fans In A Debate
  20. Set up a fairly simple debate, put the cat amongst the pigeons as it were. With this kind of thing, we love to take a few of the major brands and pit them against each other, set the question of who might be best and why. People just love to get involved in these kinds of debate and best of all they LOVE to defend their opinion. One of the best that we created was simply, who is the best table OS software brand, Apple, Microsoft or Google.

    There is no reason why you cant also keep this niche orientated. This can all depend on your brand and how you would like to tutor your audience.

  21. To “Share” something that you know audience can feel.
  22. Monday Morning Post-Its
    Being sure to Share or Post something that you know all your followers/fans will be able to associate with, but will also encourage them to respond and comment or share your post. With this we like to encourage our followers to respond by simply posting an image that will perhaps tug a little at the heart string.

    Welcome Home

  23. Spark Of A Discusion
  24. integrate-google-analytics-with-thesisA great way of doing this is to simply being into the post some form of results analyzable data. Everybody uses this kind data to review and maintain their online presence, so what would be wrong with getting other to share their views/experience. By its natural nature this kind of data can be reviewed from so many angles that post are pretty much endless. There are so many views to take into account, you could even take one or more of the responces you receive and create more posts from those.

  25. Is Your Work Publishable, (e-books, graphics, design, etc).
  26. Promoting Latest WorkIf your work is publishable, what is to stop you posting a preview or extract from the material and gain a followers view and input. We are online and book publishers, so we are never short of graphics or extracts that we can post with our statuses. Simply do a screen shot of your work, upload final product, copy and paste an extract from any text material. Promote the work that you have and do.

  27. Post extracts from your latest Blog Posts.
  28. While using a main post image is one way:

    Another is to capture a screenshot with blog title and post excerpt. This is great for post that do not come with a main blog image – but do make sure the Title is catchy enough to make up for the graphic-loss.

  29. Brand Everything You Post & Share
  30. It goes without saying that you should branded all visual content you post with either your page name or website link. Your top requirement with any marketing to be sure that everyone knows the source of your material. Especially if it goes viral, the branding will ensure that everyone knows the source and where they may be able to locate more examples like it.

  31. Supply Information Concerning Your Market Area With Screen Shots.
  32. Followers, fans and friends will respond far more to your posts if your feed has most of the latest information. Needing to stay at the top of the information ladder can be pretty difficult, so screenshot and share, get the post out there as quick as you can.
    Create the virtual appearance of fast moving high pass posting, ensuring that people do watch out for your posts and upcoming events information.

  33. Supply Your Fans With Images That Contain Information
  34. By posting info graphics, you are encouraging your audience to interact with the info-graphic, asking questions, posting responses, sharing with their fans and gaining further responses. Try to raise a few questions from the infographic; pinpoint a few important facts to raise awareness and suspense for full view. Give reasons for the people to interact with your post.

  35. To Disclose Surprising Stats, Results or Findings
  36. It can be a graph, pie chart, or survey results in any form. Not only you can invite more people to share THEIR results (and thus, improve the engagement rate), people are inclined to share your findings based on real examples.

    19 To Announce Events or a Brand Makeover

    Webinars, Twitter Chats, training events – make them known! Make full use of that Timeline Page of yours.

  37. Branding & Fans Inputs