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Sunday, 25 March 2012

Activate Facebook Timeline for Pages

Activate Facebook Timeline for Pages
Today we are going to see how to activate Facebook timeline for pages.Some months ago Facebook come up with the new design called timeline for profiles.Many of the users switched to the timeline within weeks after the announcement .But some of the peoples were not happy with this timeline feature.However Facebook is forcing the users to move to timeline to make the unique style for all the Facebook profile.
Some days ago Facebook come up with the Facebook timeline for pages and now you can move your pages to Facebook timeline.Now you can activate Facebook timeline for pages without any risk.I am not yet moved the MoreTricks page to timeline and once I complete this article I will also move to Facebook timeline for Pages.
Facebook already announced that all the pages in the Facebook will get new look March 30,2012.That means if anyone not activate the timeline for Pages , the Facebook will automatically activate the timeline for those pages on March 30 , 2012.So the existing look of the Facebook page will only last until March 30.
Although March 30 is the deadline  you don’t want to wait until March 30 to activate Facebook timeline for pages.You can manually move the pages to timeline by using the following simple steps.
Steps to Activate Facebook Timeline For Pages
Visit your Facebook fan page in which you want to activate Facebook timeline..
You can see a notification banner on the top of the page with coming soon

Click on the preview button which you can see in the above image to activate Facebook timeline for Pages.
Don’t worry , by clicking on the preview button won’t activate Facebook timeline for pages.It’s a preview just for you and you can revert to older look till March 30.
If you like this new look , then you can click the button publish now to activate Facebook timeline for Pages.
Once you published the process is irreversible.
That’s it .Facebook timeline for pages is activated now and you can start styling your page by adding a beautiful cover page to it.

Saturday, 28 January 2012

7 Splendid Techniques to Encourage Comments on Your Blog

One of the best ways to gauge the health of your blog readership is to check out how many comments you have for your posts. More comments mean that your readers are actively engaged in what you have to say. Such positive engagement between the readers and yourself creates a lively community that sustains readership and attracts more visitors to your blog.

Not getting the amount of comments that you would like to have? Don’t worry; it may not have anything to do with the content you’re providing. You may be providing quality content and information to readers, but not sufficiently stimulating them to provide inputs to your posts.

Here are a few ways to get your readers more involved before you scrutinize your content for any potential flaws. Full list after jump.

Sunday, 15 January 2012

Facebook, Politico Measure Republican Candidates’ Buzz

Facebook and the political tip sheet Politico are joining forces to assess user sentiment toward the Republican candidates ahead of the January 21 South Carolina presidential primary.

The partnership is a sign of just how powerful the social networking site has become in measuring the ebbs and flows of a campaign’s popularity during the heated 2012 primary season.

In a news release, Facebook’s Vice President of U.S. Public Policy Joel Kaplan adds that the site enhances the:

connections and conversations that are happening every day between voters and presidential candidates. Whether they are voting in early primaries, or just talking about the election, the candidates, and the issues with their friends and family, millions of Americans are actively engaged in the 2012 campaign. We’re pleased those conversations are happening on Facebook and that leading news sources like Politico are helping drive healthy discussion and debate.

By teaming up, Facebook and Politico plan on delivering analysis on two fronts:

Using automated software, Facebook will compile mentions of the candidates in U.S. users’ posts and comments as well as assess positive and negative sentiments expressed about them. The information will be analyzed by Politico’s journalists and published on the site.

The first report, showing Mitt Romney and Ron Paul in the lead, is recapped in the graph beneath this post.

Facebook and Politico will survey voting-age users in South Carolina on a daily basis and publish the survey results online the next day.

How To Deal With Complaints On Facebook Pages

Any brand with its own Facebook page has likely run into some sort of negative commentary, and we can never get enough advice on how to address this in social media.

So we appreciate the following suggestions from analytics platform KissMetrics on how to create something positive out of the negative.

Kissmetrics recommends constantly monitoring brands’ Facebook pages to nip any negativity in the bud before it spreads:

Seems like common-sense stuff, right? You would be surprised how often I come across businesses with spam in their blog comments, complaints posted right on their Facebook wall with no response from the brand, negative comments on YouTube videos, or a slew of bad reviews on their Google Places page (Google actually offers a simple guide on how to respond to reviews).

You can’t just create these types of online properties and let them manage themselves. If you are going to create them, you have to actively monitor them. A simple daily check will do — small businesses can probably get away with less than one hour per day to go through and respond to their notifications. Larger businesses might want to consider dedicating an employee or two to the task.

Cautioning that negative sentiment about a brand may not always be restricted to its Facebook page, Kissmetrics suggests real-time searches:

When it comes to social media, people’s discussion of your brand may not always happen directly to your social media accounts as Twitter mentions or posts on your Facebook wall. You might want to keep an eye out on the following for your business name, brand name, or product/services that are unique to your business.

Run a search on Facebook, and look at the results. Be sure to use the options to the left to narrow it down to pages, groups, public posts, and posts in groups.

Once complaints or other negative feedback are located, Kissmetrics urges brand managers to:

Respond quickly, in order to change public perception about the brand.Attempt to interact with the person who posted the initial complaint or negative comment, in order to prevent it from snowballing.Take any necessary steps to resolve the complaint.In the case of positive feedback, reward the person who posted it.

INFOGRAPHIC: Email Marketers, Don’t Forget Facebook

Email marketers: Don’t forget about Facebook 91.3 percent of your counterparts who include social sharing icons in their campaigns incorporate Facebook.

According to email marketing firm GetResponse, 23 of every 10,000 marketing emails that are opened are shared on Facebook.

While that number may not sound so high, compare it with seven on Twitter and four on LinkedIn.

Speaking of Twitter and LinkedIn, their icons are added by 46.1 percent and 8.5 percent, respectively, of email marketers who incorporate social sharing.

Surprisingly, LinkedIn did outperform Facebook in one metric tracked by GetResponse: Click-through rate, where the professional social network scored 9.6 percent, compared with 5.4 percent for Facebook, five percent for Twitter, and 2.6 percent for emails sent without social sharing.

Music To Facebookers’ Ears: ‘Listen With’ Button Debuts In Chat Sidebar

Facebook announced plans to crank up the music by allowing users to listen to songs their friends are listening to, saying that it began rolling out the Listen With button today and will complete the task over the next few weeks.

The social network will add a Listen With button, which will allow users of music services aligned with Facebook — such as Spotify, Rdio, Earbits, MOG, and Slacker — to use those services to listen along with their friends.

The chat sidebar will highlight listening opportunities by including music notes next to notifications about friends listening to music.

Users will also be able to chat about the songs, and group listening will be available, allowing one Facebook user to serve as a DJ for a host of friends.

For those concerned about privacy or seeing their news feeds explode with music-related stories, Facebook outlined how permissions will work:

Only the people you’ve shared your listening activity with can see when you’re listening with a friend. You can control privacy settings in music apps when you install the app or on your app settings page after you’ve installed the app. You can also remove songs you listened to from your timeline on your private activity log.

The new button seems like follow-through on rumors that had circulated ahead of this fall’s f8 developer conference — people had postulated that Facebook would debut buttons labeled “read,” “watch” and “listen” — leading us to believe that “read with” and “watch with” might come next.

Saturday, 14 January 2012

Secretly Access Facebook On Apple Handhelds With Facade Book

Now users of Apple handheld devices have a way to hide Facebook use at work like everyone else does, thanks to the release of Facade Book.

To date, the most common types of tools for deceptive Facebook use at work were designed for computers and involved the mimicking of popular software, such as the Microsoft Excel spreadsheet, in the case of Excell Book, which is no longer available.

This application for the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad, displays Facebook content in an interface identical to the Apple operating system’s to-do lists and contacts, hiding the fact that the user of the device is on the social network.

Facade Book is available free-of-charge for a limited time, after which downloading the app will set users back 99 cents.

Readers: With the use of social networking sites becoming a more accepted practice in most workplaces, do you still feel the need to hide your Facebook use?

VOTE: Could Google Plus In Search Results Help Facebook?

Google fired what was initially seen as a powerful shot earlier this week in its ongoing rivalry with Facebook by adding content from the Google Plus social network and Picasa photo-sharing service to its search-engine results, but could that shot have backfired?

Charges of monopolistic practices tend to be thrown around any time a company as dominant in its field as Google is in search makes any sort of big move.

Think back to the uproar when Time Warner and Turner Broadcasting System merged in 1996, with critics howling that the same company could not own both the distribution channels (cable systems) and the content (cable networks).

Google Plus will now play a much more prominent role in Google search results than Facebook does, and the anti-monopoly banter is out in full force.

And the fact that Facebook will not allow Google to access much data has been lost in the shuffle.

But right now, Google is the flavor of the day when it comes to the Internet’s bad guy, temporarily pushing concerns over privacy on Facebook to the back burner.

Readers, do you think this is good or bad for Facebook — and how long will the effects last? Share your thoughts in our poll below, include any rationale in the comments section and be sure to come back later to see how others are voting.

Want A Job At Facebook? Let Them Eat Cake!

Facebook receives countless job applications and résumés on a daily basis, but we’re pretty sure only one of them came on a cake box.

French job seeker Bertrand Noirhomme attempted to woo the social network by sending them a cake known as a Kings’ Galette, including his résumé on the box and a QR code linking to his website inside the box.

At the time of this post, there was no word on whether Mark Zuckerberg, Sheryl Sandberg, or Beast liked the cake, nor on whether it resulted in a job offer for Noirhomme.

Friday, 13 January 2012

Electronic Arts Debuts Facebook Version Of Risk Game

Electronic Arts’ follow-up to runaway Facebook hit The Sims Social, Risk: Factions, launches today on the social network.

The game faces a two-front battle in trying capture a dedicated niche audience while also keeping up EA’s momentum in the social games space.

Despite being named after a board game like EA’sMonopoly Millionaires, Risk: Factions actually has more in common with The Sims Social as it’s based on an existing video game franchise.

The original Risk: Factions is a downloadable title for Xbox Live and PlayStation Network where players choose one of several “factions” and play against other players or computer-controlled opponents in the classic turn-based strategy game of Risk, which has players attempting to take over an entire world map.

In making the jump to social, EA has adapted the title for speedier play and more engaging multiplayer. Aside from the usual social game “hooks,” such as harvesting resources or matching games for bonus items, the developer has also added features and factions to create what amounts to an entirely new game experience under the same franchise.

Click here to read an interview with EA Producer and Risk: Factions designer Spencer Brooks on our peer site, Inside Social Games.

Facebook Projected To Top 1 Billion Users In August

August is the latest guess for when Facebook will top the one billion user milestone, according to projections from digital marketing agency iCrossing.

According to iCrossing, strong growth in countries such as India and Brazil will offset the flat growth curve in nations where Facebook is already entrenched, such as the U.S. and U.K.

Further explaining its August projection, iCrossing wrote in a blog post:

Using a process of linear regression on the data from the end of 2008 onward, we expect Facebook to hit 1 billion active users around August 2012. Looking at the data from 2006 through mid-2008, it looks like Facebook was growing at an exponential rate. However, more recent data suggests that it is growing in a linear fashion.

Facebook May Account For 5% Of Online Ad Spending This Year

Facebook accounted for 2.7 percent of total online advertising spending during the fourth quarter of 2011, and that figure will jump to 5 percent by the end of 2012, according to the latest report from ad-buying and optimization firm Efficient Frontier.

The company said the increased budgets for Facebook and other social spending are in addition to funds allocated for search and display, and not carving into those categories, adding that as marketers’ ability to tap the Facebook user base keeps improving, the social network’s percentage of the pie will do so, as well.

Efficient Frontier also examined like growth by brands on Facebook, and the company found that the average monthly like growth rate is 9 percent, meaning most brands will double their total number of likes by the end of 2012.

The company described its methodology as follows:

Our analysis of Facebook performance was based on data from both the Efficient Frontier and Context Optional platforms. A client index representing over 15 advertisers and 20 million fans from a multitude of verticals including retail, entertainment, CPG (consumer packaged goods), and finance was built from a subset of advertisers, brands, and fans managed through the platforms. Advertiser and user behavior was then analyzed for three quarters beginning with the first quarter of 2011.

Friday, 6 January 2012

10 Ideas to Get More Comments on Your Facebook Posts

So, you’ve built a Facebook presence for your company or organization, you’ve added tons of fans, and now you wonder, what’s next? Sure, you use your Facebook page to share the latest news about your company and to reach out to new customers, but most of the time your page just sits there. Look at some of the big Facebook pages, what do they have going for them that you do not? The answer is interactivity. The best Facebook pages are those that have posts, likes and especially comments from the fans. Therefore, if nothing exciting is going on, here are some ideas, fun and practical, for posts you can make to get your fans talking back.

This is one of the best ways to build suspense and excitement about your product or service. Give your fans a taste of what is coming up, without completely giving it away. Similar to a movie trailer or promo spot for a television show, pique their interest.

Use your Facebook posts to give your fans a little insight into who you are as a person. People want to relate to the products and services they use, and if they learn more about the person behind the page, they will feel that connection with you.

Find jokes, comics or puns related to your company or industry. Generally if people bother to “like” your page, they at least have a passing interest in the field you’re involved with. This may take a bit of effort on your part, but find posts to make your fans smile.
Along the same lines, share useful and fun links with your fans. You do not want to bombard them with hundreds of messages like this, but if you find a useful app, page or even an amazing video, do not be afraid to share it with your fans.

This is especially useful for Facebook app pages, but can be adapted for nearly any page. Challenge your fans to beat a high score, discover new content or add something to your page. People naturally want to prove themselves and a challenge is sure to appeal to those with a competitive side.

You do not have to offer anything major, but hold a drawing, ask a trivia question or any otherwise host a contest for your fans. Just giving away a T-shirt with your logo or a credit for your services will encourage your fans to jump in and participate.
Very few companies actually solicit advice from their customer base, and this is a shame. Ask your customers what you can do better, what products or services they are looking for or anything else on which you want input.

Take time to wish your customers and fans a happy holiday. You don’t have to limit yourself to the more typical holidays. Wish your fans a happy Chinese New Year, Cinco De Mayo or even “Talk Like a Pirate Day.”

Another way to prove yourself as a “real” person instead of just a faceless corporation is to give your fans an insight into the company. Take some pictures of you and your staff at work or play and share these with your fans.

This is one you want to be careful with, you likely want to avoid strong political leanings, but mentioning current events is always a great way to get people talking; everyone has an opinion.

These are just a few of the types of posts you can make that will get your fans interacting on your Facebook fan page. If your page is more interactive, not only will your current fans be more likely to come back and check out what’s new, they may share your posts on their own feed, which will lead new fans directly to your page. Take the time to make regular posts on your Facebook page so it does not become stagnant, and you are certain to reap the benefits of a larger and more active fan base.

A Quick Comparison: Standard Ads vs Sponsored Stories

Facebook as a marketing platform continues to grow, as the social network itself evolves. Many of the best ways to connect with your audience are only effective if you already have a large fan base. Therefore, finding ways to get potential users to click through to your profile and make that important commitment to “like” your page is vital. There are many little strategies you can take advantage of using the Facebook platform, but this article discusses the two most direct approaches: paid ads and sponsored stories. While utilizing these tools does have an attached cost, compared to other forms of advertising it is actually quite reasonable. Facebook ads and sponsored stories are a good first choice for businesses that have never purchased another form of paid advertising.

Standard Facebook ads are the small sections of advertising on the right side of the facebook screen. Those who buy the ad space can set them up to link to a Facebook page, an outside website, or even provide users with a direct “click to like” button. The ad includes a title, image and 135 characters of description text. Facebook offers several features to help you target your ad towards exactly the demographics you have in mind for your campaign. Similar to some of the other advertising options on the internet, Facebook ads is set-up where you pay for every click through to your destination page. You can bid the maximum amount you would be willing to pay for each click and based on these numbers, Facebook will put your ad into circulation.
The other main form of paid advertising that Facebook offers is Sponsored Stories. This method of advertising analyzes the actions of a user’s friends and turns these into ads disguised as Facebook newsfeed stories. For example, if a Facebook user clicks “like” on the page for macaroni and cheese, it will show up as a small story on their friend’s news feed. However if “Billy Bob’s Macaroni and Cheese Shack” signs up for a sponsored stories ad account, and someone “likes” them, this story will show up as a sponsored story regularly on each friend’s news feed. The different actions that an advertiser can choose to turn into sponsored stories are likes, check-ins, actions within applications and posts. The demographic targeting options are the same as a standard Facebook advertisement. The pricing structure is also set up in the same manner where you bid a price you are willing to pay per click.

So, if you are considering a paid Facebook ad campaign, which should you choose? Each of these ads has benefits and drawbacks. If you are simply looking to get as many “likes” as possible, one of the standard Facebook ads with the “click to like” button often gets the best results. On the other hand, the sponsored stories feed into the social network side of Facebook and allow users to feel a connection to your brand when they see that a friend has liked or is interacting with your page. If you have never explored paid ads on Facebook, perhaps you may try a small campaign of each method and see what results you achieve before you commit to any type of massive paid marketing campaign.

A Quick Look At “Facebook Deals”

If you are a fan at all of daily deal sites like Groupon and Livingsocial, Facebook is about to have complete control over where you eat and where you shop. Last November, Facebook unveiled their mobile “check-in deals” program and in April a site-wide version of their deals program was unleashed on 5 US cities.

Check-In Deals

With Facebook’s Check-In service already being used by millions of mobile users, businesses have been able to offer Facebook users daily deals since last November. Through “places” on your mobile Facebook app you can be notified when a deal is nearby.

And here is a facebook video teaching you exactly how to find a deal on your smart phone:

Since November, Facebook’s group deals program which is comparable to Groupon and Living Social, has been unleashed on Atlanta, Austin, Dallas, San Diego and San Francisco. Facebook has a distinct advantage over its competitors due to the fact that they are Facebook, meaning they already have nearly 700 million people to offer their service to. Not to mention, they already have a boatload of advertisers waiting to compete for the best deal in town. These advertisers already know what you like to eat, what music you listen to, and your favorite brands. Well you get the idea. If Facebook can execute this feature well, Groupon and Livingsocial might as well be roadkill.

Facebook Approaching 700 Million Users Worldwide

As Facebook continues its conquest over the world they are quickly approaching yet another impressive milestone, 700 million users. It is the second most visited site in the world behind Google. Congratulations to Facebook on this incredible achievement.

Here are the top growing countries on Facebook last month, according to SocialBakers:

Also here is a nice looking Infographic map containing the number of facebook users by country:


Thursday, 5 January 2012

Facebook Launches Video Chat Feature!

Today Facebook released a new video chat feature, powered by Skype. You no longer need to be logged into a bulky video chat program to see which of your friends are online and ready to chat. However, the first time you go to make or receive a video call, Facebook will ask you to download a small piece of software and configure some flash settings.

Here are step by step instructions from Mashable about how to get started with Facebook Video Chat: Click Here to Get Started!

Facebook’s New Mobile Messaging App

The day when texting using your mobile phone carrier goes out of style may be upon us. If you use the Facebook mobile app on your smartphone to send the majority of messages to friends, then you are already one step ahead of the game. Facebook has released an entirely separate mobile app, dedicated completely to their messaging platform. This has the potential to replace standard text messaging overnight.

How it works

Now, when you want to contact your friends, instead of sending them a standard text message, you can simply fire up your “Messenger” app and send them a Facebook message. The messages are delivered through notifications and texts, meaning they will receive your message whether they are on their computer or their mobile device. The app is simply an extension of the Facebook Messages so your entire messaging history including your texts, chats, emails, and private messages will be available from the moment you install the app on your phone.

Group Texting

If your phone doesn’t handle group texting, this app will prove to be a great time saver for you. The Messenger app makes texting small groups extremely easy. You can quickly set up a group conversation, include your location, and upload images using the Messenger.

Harness the Marketing Power of Facebook Photo Comments and Tags

Smart website owners know that Facebook is one of the best ways to connect personally with readers and customers. However, it is easy to overlook one important feature of Facebook, the photos section. For nearly any business, using photos is a fun and creative way to connect with the current customer base and encourage them to spend more time on your profile. In addition, finding the right images allows a business to reach potential new customers with little effort. Current customers will share interesting images with their Facebook friends. There are two main ways to turn photos and images into powerful marketing tools: tagging and commenting.

Facebook offers the feature of photo tagging on every image that is uploaded on the website. The idea behind photo tagging is that if, for instance, a class photo is uploaded, each student could be “tagged” in the photo, providing a clickable link to the user’s profile. For most regular users, it simply allows them to reconnect with old friends.

In the business world, a company with a Facebook presence uses the tagging feature in two ways. First, the site owner can tag their website in photos posted by other users. If a clothing designer has a customer upload a photo of them wearing one of the designer’s dresses, the designer may choose to tag the dress. This provides everyone who views the photo an easy way to connect with the designer. The other way tagging works is when the business owner uploads their own images and tags their customers. This is an excellent way to give customers a feeling of connection with a business. If the image is relevant to the business and captivating to customers, it may be shared among friends, capturing some of that viral traffic that every business owner craves.

Commenting is another way for a business to connect with Facebook users. Every image has a space at the bottom where other users can make comments. This works as a two way street. The business owner can comment on images themselves and start a line of communication with the customer, and the business owner can solicit comments from the customer base. Both methods once again keep the customer on the Facebook page longer and build a personal connection from the site owner to the visitors. A huge benefit to commenting on photos is that when a link is added, it is not only clickable, but includes a website preview. This is a great way to get social networking backlinks to a business’s main webpage.

A good Facebook marketing campaign regularly includes the use of commenting and tagging. These tasks are not time consuming, and the results provide tremendous traffic and growth to a business’s Facebook profile. While there are many ways to utilize these free Facebook tools, one easy way to get customers involved in the photo tagging and commenting process is through a contest. The customers take a photo of themselves using the company’s product or promoting the logo. The customer does the work of uploading the photos and tagging them with the company’s profile. All their friends will see this image with the business tagged. The business owner can further promote their business by adding a link to the main page in the comments section.

Providing an interactive experience is the best way to encourage longer and repeated visits to a Facebook webpage. Using photo commenting and tagging is free and one of the easiest ways to connect with the audience. The results will pay off in the short term and over time as more people discover these photos and the attached tags and comments.

Wednesday, 4 January 2012

How to: Post a Status Longer than 420 Characters

Has your status ever been too complicated to describe in less than 420 characters? The maximum length of a status update on Facebook is currently 420 characters. If you exceed that number you will get this annoying error message:

“Status updates must be less than 420 characters. You have entered 804 characters here. Notes can be much longer. Would you like to edit and post your update as a Note instead?”

Sometimes you may have a lot to say but you don’t want to post it in a note. Well FacebookFlow is here to save the day! With this cool little loophole you can post as many characters as you want. This also means you can use some of our cool Status Art to spice up your status.

How it works:

All you have to do is “Upload a Photo” instead of sharing a status.
Step 1: Simply grab a photo off your hard drive, any photo you want to accompany your extremely long status update.

Step 2: Once you select your photo, you can write as much as you want! Part of your message will be covered up by a “See More” link, but its better than nothing.

Step 3: Click Share!

If you found this loophole useful, like this post and share it with your friends! Use this trick to post some cool STATUS ART.

The Facebook Timeline – What it Means for Fan Page Owners

The timeline feature on Facebook is rolling out for regular users as of mid to late December 2011. For regular users of the website, the timeline is a convenient way to view all of the activities they have recorded on Facebook since they created their account. Additionally, there are features added to make the profile page more attractive and better express the personality of the user.

However, the timeline feature is not ready to roll out for brand pages quite yet. Facebook is currently focused on rolling out the feature to its non-branded user base. In many ways, this is a good thing. It gives you the chance to see the timeline concept in action and decide how it will work with your own internal marketing plans. With any luck, the timeline will be available soon, because it looks to be an excellent way to increase brand awareness on a Facebook “about” page.

This is the most noticeable part of the new timeline concept. The cover photo can be nearly any Facebook-legal photo or image, allowing for the ability to personalize the experience. On the current rollout that is available to regular users, advertising banners are not allowed, but it is assumed that branded photos will be acceptable when the timeline is opened to business users.

The cover photo size is 850×315. This size really dominates the screen, without overwhelming the viewer. It would be the perfect place to improve brand recognition and tie your entire page together. Since it is easy to switch the cover photo, you could conceivably change this picture seasonally, monthly or even more often to encourage repeat visitors. A company with a skilled internal artist could consider regularly changing the image, while retaining the brand recognition, the way Google does each day with its logo.

Instead of simply listing the stories in a long senseless stream, stories are now organized and sortable. It is possible to click on a certain year or month and see the stories from this month. The page owner can highlight certain stories to make them appear larger, and can easily remove stories they don’t want to appear.This will be especially useful for page owners because they can constantly keep promotional information highlighted and easy to read.

The interface of the timeline makes it especially easy for fans and customers to learn more about you. If the setup is similar to how it is for regular users, there is an easy link to more information about you, other fans things you like and maps or other data. The timeline concept, when it is available for brand pages, will encourage longer views of your page and more user interaction.

While not as important for brand users as it may be for regular users, the timeline is designed to work well with many popular apps. Depending on your business this can be a fun way to connect with your customers. The connectivity with popular music and media sites can easily allow you to share some of your personality with your customers. As time goes by there will certainly be even more apps included, many of which may make your social networking tasks even easier.

The timeline is one of Facebook’s biggest changes to date. Even though it is still under works for use by brand pages, it is never too early to start planning how this will affect your Facebook marketing strategy. View this as a new way to connect with those who stop by your page, and take advantage of the chance to build your brand recognition using these free tools that Facebook provides.

Use Facebook to Improve Your Travel Plans [APP REVIEW]

Here is one of the coolest apps/websites incorporating facebook’s social graph to come out recent months. It’s called Gtrot.

Gtrot is a service that has been viral amongst Ivy League college campuses since 2009 and is finally ready to hit the mainstream. With Gtrot, short for Globe-trotting, travelers forward their flight and hotel information to be shared with all of their Facebook friends. Gtrot organizes all of your friends data to reveal who lives in the cities you are traveling to, who has visited there before, or who will be visiting places at the same time as you. You can then reach out to those people for travel advice or to arrange meetups with your friends. All of your past trips are logged in your history and all of the places you’ve been are displayed on a google map.

Gtrot also offers daily travel deals from the cities they are traveling to, which have reportedly received great response from travelers. You will begin receiving daily deal offers in your email inbox 5 days before your trip begins and into each day of your trip.

All in all Gtrot looks like a great service and we highly recommend you give it a try for the next trip on your calendar.

How to report fake, phony profiles on FaceBook

One of the most commonly found ”sport” on Facebook is to create fake profiles and cans and make others think and believe that they belong to famous people such as actors / actresses, singers, politicians etc. Facebook team is well aware of this issue that can also effect on privacy and therefore encourages you to report any suspicious profile. But how? Steps below will teach you how to report fake profiles using the profile Facebook Imposter form.
  1. Go to Impostor Profile.
  2. Enter your email address, the URL of the imposter and other data.
  3. Click Submit.
  4. Done!
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