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5 Things Businesses Need To Know About Facebook’s New Save Feature [Updated]

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Facebook recently introduced a new bookmarking feature, allowing users to save items for reading later. Facebook has been testing this feature for two years, since the company acqhired read-it-later startup Spool. Instead of hacks for saving content, such as taking screenshots on your iPhone or other mobile device, sharing content on your own wall to “me only,” or sharing content to a secret group with you as its only member, now users have a much more

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10 Proven Ways To Improve Your Facebook Reach

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Many Facebook fan page owners struggle to get more of their fans to see their posts in the news feed. On average, most Facebook page posts reach a mere 16% of fans in their news feed. However, the good news is that number could be much higher, like 47% or even more. But the bad news is it could also be much lower, like 2%. So what can you do? Here are ten ways to

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Facebook Relaxes Page Cover Image Rules: Use This Tool to Test 20% Rule

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Facebook recently (quietly) changed its Page Guidelines around Cover Images. Previously, you could not have any price or purchase information, contact information, references to Facebook features, or calls to action. Now, you can. The main rule that remains in place for Cover Images is that you cannot exceed 20% text. Why is this? So that the News Feed remains visually appealing and isn’t covered in giant text-based advertisements. Not sure what 20% text looks like?

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14 Ways To Get More Facebook Shares [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Share is to Facebook as retweet is to Twitter. It’s all about how VIRAL you can get your fan page wall posts. Of course, you want plenty comments and likes on each post — this activity certainly helps boost your post visibility in the news feed of your fans. But, if you can craft the majority of your wall posts in a way that inspires your fans to say: “Wow, I just *have* to share

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12 Ways To Optimize Your Facebook Marketing During the Holidays

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[Guest post by Jim Belosic, CEO of ShortStack]: It might be too soon to start untangling the holiday lights, but it’s never too early to be thinking about how to use Facebook effectively for holiday promotions. We are now in the final months of the year when many companies make the majority of their profits and the time of year when people are more willing to open their wallets to buy gifts and donate to

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Posted in Facebook Fan Pages, Facebook for Business, Facebook Marketing, Relationship Marketing

Win A Facebook Marketing Makeover: New Facebook Contest

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To celebrate the release of my newest Facebook marketing book – Facebook Marketing: An Hour A Day, Second Edition – coauthored with Chris Treadaway, I just launched a fun contest on my Facebook fan page! The grand prize is a “Facebook Marketing Makeover” worth $1,000. Complying with Facebook’s Contest Rules As you may know, Facebook has strict rules around running contests on fan pages. The Promotions Guidelines have changed over the years and have, in fact,

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Facebook Timeline for Business Pages – 21 Key Points To Know

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If you have not yet converted your Facebook fan page over to the new Timeline design, your page will automatically convert on March 30th, 2012 which is coming up fast. This post covers the majority of basic settings and features you need to know. Even if you’ve upgraded, you’ll find some tips here! First, review this marked up screenshot for a tour of most of the features — click the image to view full size

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