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Facebook Single Column Timeline Design Rolls Out

New single column Facebook Timeline layout

As reported by TheNextWeb, among others, back on October 31st, 2012, Facebook began testing a new Timeline layout with a single column of posts. And now, the new design just rolled out on my personal profile.  Awesome!!  No more eyeball ping-pong bouncing back and forth to read content. Presumably, Facebook is still conducting tests on certain profiles. But, my guess is this new format is imminent for many more users. I doubt it’ll take as

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Posted in Facebook Tips

12 Ways To Optimize Your Facebook Marketing During the Holidays

12 Days of Christmas

[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

How To Take Back Control Of Your Facebook News Feed

Facebook News Feed - Mobile

As more and more content from the one billion Facebook users and the tens of millions of business pages pours into our News Feed on a daily basis, it’s getting harder and harder to see the content you really *want* to see. Not to mention all the paid features such as Offers and Promoted Posts that also go into the News Feed on both desktop and mobile. And, of course, as a marketer, how do

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Posted in Facebook for Business, Facebook Marketing, Facebook Tips

Win A Facebook Marketing Makeover: New Facebook Contest

Facebook timeline cover image contest

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

Facebook Timeline for Business Pages – 21 Key Points To Know

Facebook Timeline for Pages - Guide

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

Facebook Launches ‘Facebook Offers’ For Businesses

Facebook Offers - Marsh Engle Claimed Macy's

A few select brands on Facebook are currently running tests of a new Facebook product for businesses called “Offers.” The most recent Offer, which generated a fair amount of buzz in the past week, was posted by Macy’s. Macy’s first posted the Offer on Thursday, February 23rd at 7:11am Pacific with an expiration date of February 26th. The Offer was: “Get 25% off your purchase of $100 or more.” The Offer jumped out at me

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

Facebook Groups Get A New Design — With Cover Image

Facebook Groups - New Design With Cover Image

The din of excitement about Facebook Timeline for Pages might be drowning out any news about a new look for Facebook Groups! InsideFacebook.com first announced this change on February 2nd, showing this group with the new design. But, I didn’t see or hear much more about it. Until now! It seems Facebook has been testing this feature for the past couple of weeks. And now, all Groups just got the new upgrade! One of my

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Posted in Facebook for Business, Facebook Tips