Facebook Changes Page Layouts Again

Dear Facebook page owners…get ready to make some changes!

Facebook page changes

  • First and foremost you will be hit in the middle with your pages basic Insights ‘This Week’ when you open your page, with a ‘See All’ link.
  • All of your tabs our now in the Left column. The Manage Tabs link is at the bottom of that list.
  • We now have FULL cover photos! This is good and bad…more real estate to use without being covered by your logo and the other Facebook items previously shown; the bad being most of you (like me) will have to redo our cover photos. I’m OK with that for the benefits!

If you have any questions or need help with your new cover photo layouts let me know!

 

 

Easiest Way to be Social: Tell Your Story

As a Social Media professional I hear many excuses why businesses don’t have a presence on Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, etc). One of them is “We don’t know what to talk about.”

The easiest place to start is by telling your story. How did your business come to be what it is today?

I call myself an “Accidental Entrepreneur”. If you had asked me in 2000, when I began on eBay “Where do you see yourself in 15 years?” I would have never said “In 2015 I’ll have three successful online businesses.” What began on eBay with Simply Me Shop as a hobby, turned into a retail website Old World Limited, followed by a Social Media business Social Networking Nanny (started as a result of doing Social Media for OWL), and then Medical Monkeys, supporting multiple charities (started in honor of my Mother who fought 12 brave years against cancers and side affects).

I forged ahead with each step, talking to whomever I could regarding my passions in my businesses, making great connections and wonderful new friends along the way, and even fulfilling goals I didn’t know I had – including my own line of neckties from Italy Lanae Joy Ties

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But telling Your Story from a professional view point is just part of it. I also highly encourage businesses to [Read more…]

Facebook Adds Call to Action Buttons to Pages in Cover Photo Area

This is exciting news for Pages! A Call to Action button right on the landing page of their Facebook page, on the Cover Photo!

When your page is opted in you will see the prompt to Create a Call to Action button on your cover photo area, next to the Liked button. From there you get this next screen.  Choose which option you would like and follow the prompts to finish the setup.

Options are:

  • Book Now
  • Contact Us
  • Use App
  • Play Game
  • Shop Now
  • Sign Up
  • Watch Video

Don’t worry if you change your mind or need to edit, as this is always possible afterwards.  For my Medical Monkeys page I chose the Shop Now button with a link that takes people directly to my Medical Monkeys website.

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The finished cover photo with call to action button looks like this:

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Facebook Adds Friend-to-Friend Thank You Video Feature

Facebook has added the ability to create a somewhat personal Thank You video from you to any of your Friends.  The feature selects pictures and word-only posts for you to choose from, and then randomly places these selections into it’s self-generated video.  This video feature is a very cool idea, and it has added music and captions spread thru-out.  Taking it one step further I would love to see an Edit function so users can move the pictures to certain sections, add other photos not in the selections, and edit the captions to make it even more personable.

The feature does not allow sharing away from the personal page, but here are some screen shots from the one I did for my brother this morning.

To make your own Facebook Thank You video go to https://www.facebook.com/thanks

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Join me at the 1st annual Midwest eCom Conference – plus special discount!

I’ve been to many conferences over the years for sellers. Those with a heavy emphasis for online sellers (eBay, Amazon, websites) have always been out of state, and out of the Midwest region. If that has stopped you from attending you no longer have an excuse!

Join me at the first annual Midwest eCom Conference, July 24- 25 for two full days of information, networking and fun! It is conveniently located near the MSP Airport, across from the Mall of America.

I am proud to be kicking off the event as the first speaker, with “Social Media Basics and Beyond – No Bull” I will not bore you with loads of statistics, and fancy info-graphs, but will be providing information that is vital to your use of Social Media.

In the line up of speakers there will be discussions on a variety of topics, including shipping, eBay, Amazon FBA and tax issues, multi-channel growth, thrifting and more!

At $99 this is a fantastic value for a conference, especially since lunches are provided! Lucky for you I have been given a last minute deal to make it an even better value: use promo LASTCALL and your cost will only 49.99!

For more details on the conference & to register, please visit their website http://www.midwestecom.com/

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