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How To Edit Your New Facebook Chat Sidebar and Settings

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You may have noticed the new Facebook Chat Sidebar when you logged in to Facebook recently. The list of friends displayed in this sidebar is supposed to be the friends you interact with most. (A few friends and I are finding that the relevancy of the friends in this display is not that accurate!) I rarely use the Facebook chat feature, so I thought perhaps the select list of friends was ones I email most

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Posted in Facebook Tips

The #1 Mistake On Your Personal Facebook Profile

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[UPDATE: December 17, 2011: Now that the Facebook Timeline has rolled out worldwide, the way you access your Employer field has changed. Under your Cover image, there are three possible ways to access your Work and Education details and all the other data that was previously under your “Info” tab. See screenshot below – 1) click anywhere in the shaded area, or 2) click the Update Info button, or 3) click About. Once on the

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Posted in Facebook for Business, Facebook Marketing, Facebook Tips, Social Media

Facebook Old Groups Migration to New Groups – What You Need To Know

Facebook Old Groups To New Groups

Many businesses have been confused as to whether a Facebook Group or a Facebook Page is the best solution when it comes to marketing on the largest online social network. I’ve always recommended Pages because they’re the only feature on Facebook to get indexed on Google. (Whether someone has an account on Facebook or not, whether a user is logged on or not, they can search and find Facebook Pages on Google). Plus, the content

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Posted in Facebook for Business, Facebook Marketing, Facebook Tips

Top Facebook Marketing Resources – Compiled in Storify

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Thanks to Mashable and Robert Scoble, I recently discovered the brilliant new platform, Storify which just came out of private beta. If you often spend many long hours searching through all the different social platforms and setting up ancillary tools just to get the exact information you want… only to find there isn’t really a solid way to then share your curated content with your community, your prayers have been answered! Storify allows you to

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Posted in Facebook for Business, Facebook Marketing, Facebook Tips

Top Ten Favorite Social Media Tools For Daily Use

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There are many online tools I use every single day to manage my social media marketing effectiveness. In my recent interview with Darren Hardy for the May 2011 issue of SUCCESS Magazine, I talked about many of these tools. During our interview, Darren asked if I would put together my top ten list of social media resources for readers of SUCCESS. Of course I said yes – here they are! (It’s a delight and honor

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Posted in Facebook Tips, Social Media, Twitter

Six Ways To Effectively Promote Events on Facebook – Case Study

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Any time you offer an event – live or virtual – there are several ways you can capitalize on Facebook’s tools to increase your event registrations. Thing is, many Facebook users create all manner of events and insist on inviting all their friends… only to upset those friends with the constant barrage of invitations and emails about events of no interest or relevancy. So, let’s take a look at what does work in terms of

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Posted in Facebook for Business, Facebook Marketing, Facebook Tips

15 Frequently Asked Questions About Facebook Pages

Facebook Questions

Facebook provides a comprehensive Help Center with its own range of FAQs along with helpful content from a vast number of users. [There’s even a handy Leaderboard – Top Contributor – with points system to see which users have been most helpful. Links just go to the user’s personal Profile, though. It would be great to see all their answers in one place, similar to user profiles on Quora.] The Help Center can be difficult

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