Sometimes you might not want your friends to see who your other friends are. This is especially important if you are a network marketer and you don’t want your friends to hit up on your friends for business. It’s real easy to do:
1. Open your timeline
2. Click on Friends
3. Click the Edit button at the top of the page.
4. Select Edit Privacy
5. Select Only Me in the “Who can see your friends list” section
Remember that mutual friends will still be visible to others.
One way to market to facebook friends is to add them to groups. You can have an informational group about your product that isn’t too spammy and add your friends to it. They can always opt out if they don’t want to be a member of the group.
Make it a how-to group or make it do something you know they would be interested in. Don’t do it more than once. Unfortunately, facebook doesn’t seem to tell you if they quit the group so keep track of who you invite. It might be easier to just invite all your friends and then once you’ve exhausted that list just move on and invite new friends as you use your attraction marketing skills to get to know them.
Never just spam.
I heard a story the other day where someone, a new friend, sent a message to a guy and when the guy refused the “friend” started belittling him for not joining him in business. This is NO WAY to conduct business. So what, someone doesn’t want to join you because of this or that–it’s his decision so respect it, but don’t use it against him. One day the same person might change his mind as you become more successful.
Be sure to check out the free facebook training offered on this page for gaining daily business leads.
I know adding facebook plugins to WordPress blogs has been a real pain in the past, mostly because facebook constantly changes or the plugins don’t update with the new versions of WordPress. Here is one I found today that took me 2 seconds to install after I found my Facebook App ID. It’s been working well, too. It allows the comment box area at the bottom of the screen around the comments area and let’s the commenter add the comment to their Facebook wall if needed. It’s simply called Facebook Comments and can be installed right from the WordPress Plugin page or accessed from the plugin’s own website. To be sure you get the correct one, visit the website.
I haven’t added it to this blog yet, but it has been added to hahahapics.com – test it out there.
Download it here.
As a network marketer or an affiliate marketing professional it is so important that if someone posts on your facebook wall that you respond to the post. Even if it is just a “Like” then it is a response. I would personally recommend doing a reply, but if you’re on your cell, and I know how frustrating it is to type on some of those cells, Like the response then answer it later.
Doing this makes your posters feel good about what they’ve done. People like to feel good on social networking sites. They social network because they want to be noticed so notice them! If you ignore them then they won’t come back to visit your page. If they like your page then thank them for it. If they send your page out then thank them for sending it out. Let them know!
I swear, every time I go to facebook someone is arguing with someone else. They call each other names and the bantering never stops. I just finished with one of those events. One real annoying, liberal troll adds very annoying junk to my brother’s page all the time. He’s very rude and thinks he’s quite cute, but in reality he just makes people really want to hit him.
I admit, I post about politics on my personal page constantly because that is who I am. I’m all about smaller government, lower taxes, and small business and the people I have on my personal page are all about that too. Most people I went to school with are like me and the few exceptions I either don’t have on my page or we just avoid the political posts on our pages.
I fail to see the need to go back and forth with someone who will never see your point of view. How can one possibly change the other person’s mind by flinging around textual mud? Everyone is so set in their own opinions that it isn’t going to matter. The only people how might change their minds on anything are the quiet ones and they avoid the arguments because they would rather post pictures of their kids.
I find many people are making more enemies than friends on facebook. Has our culture resorted to such nonsense? It’s like the Berlin Wall.
Anyone who uses Facebook knows that the social media giant is constantly making changes to its policies and offerings. These changes often throw Facebook users off, and there have been many complaints. Recently, Facebook’s promoted posts came under fire in a most interesting way, leaving many to ask if Facebook is being unethical and playing games with the promoted posts system. Read on to learn more:
What is the promoted posts system? It is a method of advertisement, through which you can grow your popularity (or brand) on Facebook. How it works is that, for a fee, Facebook will promote your posts. It does this by making your post appear higher up in your friend’s news feed, so that it is more likely to be seen and given more attention. For a mere seven dollars, you can have Facebook promote one of your own posts, or even one of your friend’s posts. This new source of revenue for Facebook has undeniably questionable connotations: Do people really want to view newsfeeds that are bought and paid for?
The tip-off. Facebook’s possibly unethical promoted posts practices came to light when a New York columnist by the name of Nick Bilton tested the system out. He made the decision to promote a post of his when he noticed that likes and shares of his unpromoted posts unexpectedly dropped, and for no apparent reason. After paying the seven dollars, his likes and shares increased dramatically, and Bilton received confirmation from Facebook that, because he’d paid Facebook to promote his post, that post had been viewed by over five times the number of people. This led Bilton to suspect that Facebook may be suppressing unpromoted posts in order to make more money by way of inspiring people to promote their posts.
How is this affecting Facebook users? It is common knowledge that people have generally been disgruntled by Facebook changes to format, privacy policies, and advertising for quite some time now–some would say to the point of desensitization. Experts speculate that the public is so used to hearing complaints about, and complaining about, Facebook that they no longer see new issues as real issues. When it comes down to it, Facebook’s promoted posts system may bother people, but not enough for them to stop using Facebook.
Will we ever know if Facebook changed its logarithm to suppress unpromoted posts in favor of making more money on promoted posts? The likely answer is no. However, one thing we do know for certain, and need to keep in mind, is that Facebook is much more than just a public utility. More than anything, Facebook is a company, in business to make money.
About the Author: Cheree Kozmah nas an ecommerce site she built using free templates and a shopping cart from www.bigcommerce.com. She is always exploring new ad systems and methods for spreading the word about her sites.
If you are updating your twitter and facebook pages manually, then I’m going to tell you how you can update your pages automatically every time you release a blog post using twitter.
All but one plugin tool I’ve ever used has only updated 1 or 2 social networking sites and every time there is an update the plugin fails miserably. It is really frustrating to go back into the blog and update it every time the social networking sites make an update to find out your plugin doesn’t work.
Then I found SNAP, also known as Social Networks Auto Poster. SNAP was really easy to install as a plugin and for the social networking apps such twitter, tumblr, and facebook it was really easy to setup. They give very explicit instructions on how to create API keys and tokens to make your experience a lot easier.
Be careful when using the plugin. I’ve been known to update my Facebook page with my Twitter and tumblr accounts. Unfortunately, if you don’t pay attention you could end updating one social networking account and then update several others with the same post. Make sure that when you install this plugin that you stop all automatic social networking updates on other apps.
Also, even if you are sending your tweets automatically from your blog, you don’t want to make it your only contact with people. People get turned off by a lot of SPAM on twitter and they want you to be yourself. Let your blog update twitter and/or facebook once then you’re done. The rest of the time use twitter to update your status on life. Don’t use it as a sales tool. People want to know about you.
Add Your Mail List Form to a Facebook Tab
I can’t believe how easy this is. If you are building a mail list, which you should be if you’re doing any kind of Internet marketing, and you are a member of aweber you can easily add a tab on your facebook page to sign up new members to your mail list. Read more
Building a Page on facebook is Easy
So you have your business up and running and you’ve got your products and brand all lined up. Your page is up and you look great! So what to do about facebook? Everyone is using it and there isn’t an easier way to get your brand out there. Not only can you send your pages to your friends, you can get that page ranked high up there in Google and have your page be ranked up by widgets on your WordPress blog.
Facebook doesn’t make it obvious on how to make a page so I’m going to step you through the process. It isn’t difficult.
- First, login to your account on facebook.
- Click here to create a page. You won’t see it on your personal facebook page.
- Choose the type of business by clicking in one of the boxes. I chose Artist, Band, or
- Public Figure for one of my businesses.
- Fill out the required information.
- Click on Get Started.
- Choose a logo or a picture or you can skip this part if you’re not ready.
- Fill in the necessary information and save!
Right now you will have to wait until you have 30 likes until you can specify a name for your company and get more information about how many people visit your page or share it. I’ll touch more on that later after I give your page a chance to age.
How to Invite People
When your page is up and you’re almost finished a box that says “Invite Friends” will popup. Go ahead and invite them when you’re ready. If they do not like the page they will just ignore it and you will not be able to invite them again.
I don’t believe users can see that your personal account owns page unless you invite them or tell them that you do. I have several pages for the different blogs I have. I try not to completely flood my friends with the pages I create so I only invite so many per day when I start a new page.
facebook can be a wonderful tool if used correctly. They don’t want you to become too spammy and have a lot of rules and community standards about the pages you create. For example, you can’t show naked pictures of people or illegal activities. Your header can’t say specific information like offers from your business because it might conflict with their advertising.
Once your page is finished, you can also promote it to everyone facebook so they know who you are. The cost is per impression.
After your page is finished and you tell your facebook friends about it, be sure to tweet about it as well and put the Like box up on your WordPress page. Remember, it’s all about numbers and those who see your content. Content is king and social networking is the method. It’s hard to have a business without the two leveraging off one another.
I admit, I don’t work too hard on my facebook page at facebook.com/geekmom. I haven’t put a lot of time into designing the page. There is a way for me to get more people to see it if I just used one simple method of facebook spamming without really “spamming”
Many people don’t know that if you use @PAGENAME or @PERSONNAME that facebook will put a link to that person’s page in a comment or a wall post without adding a lot of linkage information. People can see it’s still a link, but they don’t have to see the extra verbage unless they highlight or mouseover the word.
In the example below I typed in @geekmom in a facebook comment then hit return. It didn’t add a bunch of junk to the comment. You can do this when tagging other people too. This can be done on comments and wall posts and I think it can be done on pictures too although I haven’t tried it yet.
So the next time you want to promote your business without a bunch of spam, just make a casual post where the word fits in with a sentence and use your company page if at all possible.