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On Facebook, Profiles are personal. PAGES are for Business

By Mari Smith | March 5, 2008

The CORRECT way to register an account on Facebook is in your personal name. To register an account in your business name is against Facebook’s Terms of Use. I’m going on a wee rant here! Sure, it’s true you don’t know what you don’t know. But sometimes I think people are chancing their luck. See,…

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You have a friend suggestion!

By Mari Smith | March 4, 2008

Since I joined Facebook in July last year, one of my favorite third party apps has been Introduce Me. With the click of a button, I can introduce two friends who I believe should meet for specific reasons, typically business-related. However, now there’s a new feature from Facebook: Friend Suggestion. Here’s how it works: How…

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How To Build Your Global Community Using Facebook

By Mari Smith | February 27, 2008

By popular demand, I just lead another dynamic Facebook call for the folks at Excellerated Business Schools, home of the world-famous Money & You program. (I’m a grad of May 1999, where I met my hubby). This call is a crash-course in how to optimize your Facebook experience and your Facebook activities to build a…

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Facebook: Too Many Requests? Click Ignore All

By Mari Smith | February 23, 2008

I recently created a screencast showing how to use the Ignore All bookmarklet. And wouldn’t you know, I just saw that Facebook have now added their own discreet button that does the same thing!! Must’ve been by popular demand. Or maybe because Bill Gates was sick of the 8,000 Friend Requests a day? I understand…

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Online Tools for Personal Relationship Management

By Mari Smith | February 20, 2008

A few months back, Jason Alba, owner of JibberJobber.com approached me about my experience and knowledge of Facebook. He and his compadre, Jesse Stay, are co-authors of I’m on Facebook – Now What??? (also, I’m on LinkedIn – Now What???). The book is out now and I give it 5 stars! I also recommend Jason…

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Friend Requests: Make yourself Visible on Facebook!

By Mari Smith | February 11, 2008

I recently saw a comment go by from one of my Twitter friends about how annoyed she gets when people invite her to connect on Facebook, yet they limit her view of their profile. I’m paraphrasing, because the language was a bit stronger! ūüôā In my experience, most Facebook members don’t know how to properly…

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Facebook: Personal, Professional… and Private!

By Mari Smith | February 8, 2008

It’s true the lines between personal and professional get real blurry in the online world with all the blogs and social networking sites. Especially for us self-employed peeps, when who we are as a person is also our business. I’m all for revealing information about my personal life, my personal thoughts and opinions. I think…

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Free Royalty-Free Music for Audios & Podcasts

By Mari Smith | February 3, 2008

I was just putting the finishing touches to a welcome audio earlier today for a big marketing campaign I’m working on, and I needed to find a snippet of royalty-free music for the intro/outro. “Who ya gonna call?!” Twitter, of course. Thanks heaps to these fine folks on Twitter for the suggestions – I thought…

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You Could be losing subscribers – Internet Marketers Take Note

By Mari Smith | February 1, 2008

Do you sometimes get opt-in emails, then decide you want to change your subscriber options? Here’s how NOT to set up your subscriber options: I get emails from Mike Filsaime. I want to change my email address that I’m subscribed under (in an attempt to streamline all my incoming email!) However, when I scroll to…

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Facebook Email: Simple Improvements, Please!

By Mari Smith | January 27, 2008

Have you noticed an increase in your volume of email since joining Facebook? Hello!? I sure have. And, mostly, it’s a good thing because I’m meeting so many phenomenal new people. However, I’m finding it a challenge to keep up with responses – 114 unopened emails last count, oh – strike that, now 115 since…

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