By now you should be accustomed to one thing when it comes to social media – change. Whenever you get used to the way your Twitter page or Google+ profile works, they come along and pull the rug out from under you. At this point, these overhauls are to be expected – gotta stay fresh! Well, soon it’s Facebook’s (latest) turn. They announced last Thursday that in the coming weeks they’ll be rolling out significant changes to our News Feeds. Facebook intends to create a user experience that is similar across all device types (PCs and mobile), with larger images and of course ads. The social media giant hopes the change fosters increased usage and better engagement with ads as they come up on their first anniversary as a public company.
Did you know it’s possible to post your YouTube videos directly to your Facebook profile and your Twitter account? Today we’ll show you how to adjust settings inside of your YouTube account so that new uploads, comments, and more are automatically posted to your social media accounts.
Today we take a comprehensive look at the various ways you can link together your business/organization Twitter accounts and Facebook pages. We’ll discuss how you can post from Twitter to FB, from FB to Twitter and how you can use a tool called TweetDeck to post to multiple Twitter accounts (individually or all at once) using a single login, as well as post to Facebook pages that you admin from the same place.
In June we talked about Facebook Offers, a pilot program being tested with just a handful of businesses. Business owners could create and post “offers” ($10 off, free pint of fries, etc.) to the business pages, users could claim them and then redeem them with printed out emails or by showing these emails on their smartphones. The program is now open to the public, but it’s also now a paid service and there is a “like” threshold that you must meet before you can post offers.
Facebook is playing catch up by adding a “schedule posts” feature, but we’re just glad to see they’re playing at all. Better late than never. Of course we are talking about Facebook, so your suspicions are correct – there are bugs. Usually problems on Facebook are the result of plugins or apps that get break after a major FB update, but in this case it looks like they launched the new feature with the bug and they may not be aware of it. Today we’ll talk about how we nailed down the problem and what you can do about it.
Earlier this summer Facebook added 5 different access levels for administrators of company/brand/organization pages, known as “admin roles”. These allow business owners greater control over what their employees and marketing vendors are actually able to modify on their pages and choosing access levels for each individual user is very simple. What FB didn’t make easy was the process of actually adding new admins, which has always been chaotic and always changing. In today’s post, we’ll discuss the various ways you can add new admins to your page and more importantly – the best/easiest way.
If you’re like most Facebook users, you probably don’t spend most of your time looking at your own profile, so it’s unlikely that you noticed a recent unannounced change that was made without your consent. The fact that all users have @facebook.com email addresses alone isn’t anything new, but it’s what Facebook has now chosen […]
If you thought that Google Places’ move to Google+ Local was the last major local SEO change you’d have to deal with for a while, think again. We of course already discussed a suite of local business tools known as Google Business Builder that is set to launch some time in July, which at least gave […]
If you’ve mistakenly created a personal profile for your business or organization on Facebook, rather than a “page”, you’re not alone. Whether you did this unintentionally because you simply didn’t know that there was a different process for “pages” or you just thought it would be easier to create a profile initially, Facebook now allows you to convert your profile to a page. The feature has actually been available since last year, but like most “fixes” on Facebook, we’ve seen varied levels of success. Only recently has the Facebook profile to page conversion process seemed to work consistently and successfully for us though, and it’s about time given that it’s against FB’s own policies to use a profile for anything other than an individual’s personal account.
Whether you’re in the process of converting a Facebook profile in to a business page or you’d just like to back up photos you’ve uploaded from a mobile device, you should use the “Download a copy of my Facebook data” feature. In the post we’ll discuss what we like about this capability and where we feel it still needs some work as we walk you through all of the steps involved and talk about how this information can be useful.