5 Reasons: Why a Facebook Fan Page is must.

If you are new to social media or you are a small business owner then creating a Facebook fan page can give your brand or service a jump-start. Being a business owner you know that in order to keep it up you need to keep your clients satisfied and side by side acquiring new clients. To achieve something like this it is essential to engage your clients in a dialogue and to maintain their interest.

You don’t have a website,  no problem make a Facebook fan page. Facebook fan page is as good as having a website. There are more than 500 million users on Facebook and 50 % of active users log on to their accounts on any given day.  Therefore it’s easier to find a huge crowd ranging from teenagers to adults who might be interested in your business.

Top 5 reasons for a fan page:

1) Public Fan Pages: When you create a Facebook profile for your business you can opt for “appear in public search”. This will make your page search-able and when someone will try to look it up it will appear in search results.

2) Interaction: So now you have a fan page and slowly you are seeing a lot of Facebook users dropping by and checking out your page. It is now time to engage them in a dialogue. You can start a discussions page for new clients and a reviews page will enable your existing client to write a testimonial for you.  You may come across a negative review now and then,  don’t negate their existence,  in fact try to poke them and see why they aren’t happy with your service. This will demonstrate that you care about your customers.

3) Regular updates: You need to keep your fan page fresh. You need to update it at least 3-4 times a week if not everyday to keep it moving. Now you may not have that much to share about your business so keep a keen eye to share something relating to it. In between your regular posts try to post something totally  different but interesting to keep your fans happy. You can create contests that require participation. This will start a conversation and if your fans are happy they will automatically become your evangelists. This is where viral and word of mouth marketing will kick in.

4) Know your Fans: Facebook provides analytic for your fan page. Keep a regular check on it and this will help you with your demographics and you will literally get to know who your readers are. You will  get an idea of their age range,  their location, sex etc. That way it gets slightly easier to target your readers.  Who knows with Facebook’s global reach you might start getting a lot of global audience and you can tap into that opportunity as well.

5) Mobile Accessibility: One of the Facebook press release mentions that there are more than 150 million active users currently accessing Facebook through their mobile devices.People that use Facebook on their mobile devices are twice more active on Facebook than non-mobile users.

Time to create a Facebook Fan page and don’t forget to let me know. 🙂


Do you want more traffic?

Do you want more traffic?.

Interesting and short blog post. Check out the links under “Publize” and “Sharing” for a step by step guide to increase the inflow of traffic.

Follow the guidelines and you are good to go.

Tweet Button.

Twitter has unveiled its official new and much awaited “Tweet button” today.

It lets your readers to share your posts simply by clicking it.  When you click on the Tweet button a tweet box will appear. If you are already signed in on your twitter account it will automatically add a shortened link. All you have to do is add your message and hit tweet.The count of the tweet will increase each time a link is shared

If you have your own website then you can add the button by pasting the short HTML code which is customizable.  To get the code , follow the link : http://twitter.com/goodies/tweetbutton

To enable the button  on your wordpress.com blogs, go to “Appearance > Extras” menu and select the “Show a Twitter Tweet Button on my posts” option. Additionally, each time a reader tweets your post, you’ll know it: The tool keeps a live tally of tweets, so you’re never in the dark about how your blog posts are performing in the Twittersphere.

Now hoping for a Facebook button as simple as this.

Phone Your Blog.

Wow, What a great feature! I am glad that WordPress introduced it.

I had been waiting for something like this for a long time. I remember discussing it with my friends at multiple occasions about posting the blog directly on the page simply by making a call. As at times typing on phone to blog about something is not the easiest way to share what you want to share. But what I wanted was, something that can convert the audio into text. Ah! but an audio blog post is much more interesting.

Few simple steps to enable post by voice and voilà :

1) Visit Dashboard > “My Blogs”
2) Locate the blog that you wish to post to and click on Enable.
3) Sending a post by voice: Call the phone number listed on the My Blogs screen, enter your secret code when prompted, and follow the instructions.

Phone Your Blog It’s happened to all of us. The night starts off innocently enough with a little gin and tonic, maybe a mojito, then next thing you know you’re doing tequila shots with the bartender and the girl from Brazil and you find yourself thinking it would be a treMENdous idea to call up your ex and see how they’re doin … Read More

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Introducing “Plinky”

Recently I got to know that WordPress  has teamed up with Plinky.

What is Plinky? This was the first question that came to my mind. Out of curiosity went to the site and checked it out. It intrigued me enough that I ended up creating an account right away.

Have you ever thought of writing or tweeting something and your mind draws a blank on you ? Or may be you simply want to write something simple and silly and all you can think of is complicated topics ? Well then you are in luck now you have Plinky.

Everyday it gives you a prompt and all you have to do is answer. Simple right?

Prompts varies from a very simple  question like  “What is your favorite summer memory?” to “Share a time when the end of one thing meant the beginning of another.”

Once you are done answering it you can publish it on WordPress, Live Journal,  tumblr etc. All you have to do is Add the service from “Services”  page

In order to Publish it on Facebook and Twitter you need not to add the service, that can be done after you have answered the prompt.

Doing so will automatically update your blog and you can view and edit the post right away. We recommend adding the tag “Plinky” to your post, so WordPress users can see all your great Plinky answers on our Plinky tag page.

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