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Ten Steps to Leverage Your Blog Posts With Facebook Notes

If you’re an active blogger (and I recommend online marketers for sure have a blog), here’s a ten-step process to create valuable exposure, build rapport, nurture relationships and advance your credibility:

    1. Make sure you’re importing your primary blog using the Facebook Notes app.
    2. Check that you’re already friends with certain prominent people in your industry. If not, send them a friend request (always with a personal message).
    3. Write a thought-provoking blog post and mention these specific people in your industry that you respect.
    4. When Facebook imports your blog post into the Notes app, TAG the specific people you mentioned in your post. (You can only tag your friends). They will all receive a Notification in their list of Notifications that you tagged them, and the story will publish in their Mini Feed, and the story will push into their friends’ News Feed… thus bringing more traffic back to your Note.
    5. When people comment on your Note it also goes into their Mini Feed and their friends’ News Feed. You might also send a private email directly asking certain people to comment. Always include a link to your Note and/or blog post.
    6. Add to the Comments yourself from time to time to also push out a notification in your Mini Feed and your own friends’ News Feed.
    7. For particular commenters, you could also acknowledge them publicly on their Wall… again creating valuable exposure and viral visibility for both parties.
    8. If you follow these same people on Twitter, that you aspire to and have blogged about, (which I recommend you do – look at their Facebook profile and/or search on http://summize.com to find their Twitter username), send them a tweet or direct message letting them know you included them in your blog post.
    9. When people comment on your blog post, send them an @ Twitter message to acknowledge them in public.
    10. After a certain period, use the Share feature on your Note (imported blog post) to post out the Note on your profile. e.g. say 3-5 days goes by and your Note has many comments – you could post to your profile (use the Share button) and include a comment to the effect there’s a great discussion going on and you’d welcome more input. And/or you can also use the Share button to send the Note directly to specific friends via email.

As you can see – that’s a LOT of mileage out of ONE blog post!! I wouldn’t recommend this strategy for every blog post, necessarily. But certainly, give it a shot now and then – and do let me know your results.

You’re welcome to comment directly on my blog (I use CommentLuv so your latest post URL pulls in) and/or on my Facebook Note. I’ll do my best to also acknowledge you publicly for added valuable visibility!

UPDATE: Be sure to also add in your prominent people as Technorati tags!

Mari Smith

Often referred to as “the Queen of Facebook,” Mari Smith is widely known as the Premier Facebook Marketing Expert and a top Social Media Thought Leader. Forbes describes Mari as, “… the preeminent Facebook expert. Even Facebook asks for her help.” IBM named Mari as one of seven women that are shaping digital marketing. Mari is an in-demand keynote speaker, corporate social media strategist, dynamic live webcast host, and popular brand ambassador. She is coauthor of Facebook Marketing: An Hour A Day, and author of The New Relationship Marketing.

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  1. binbin on February 8, 2009 at 6:07 pm

    I have imported my Rss feed of my wordpress blog in my facebook profile, unfortunately the title of each post are linked to the facebook articles pages instead to the url of my post on my website.

    Do you know how I can modify this ?


  2. Yvette on January 13, 2009 at 10:29 am

    Thank you for putting the post in point form, it always makes it easier. I just recently found out about Facebook Notes, but I had no idea there was so much more to Facebook. Thank you for this information.


  3. Laurie on October 18, 2008 at 9:41 pm

    What helpful tips Mari. Glad I found you through Twitter (and at the suggestion of Alyssa Gregory!) I’m going to have to work on implementing these. Is it better to import blog through notes or is through Simply RSS into newsfeed ok?

    Laurie’s last blog post.. Friday Finds, Virtual Assistant Style

  4. videoay on October 8, 2008 at 1:31 pm

    this video very usefull ;), thanks admin

  5. Michelle Hess on August 13, 2008 at 6:02 am

    such fabulous advice, as always! I first heard you “speak” on the Coaching Tele-summit that Milana put on years ago. I think it was the first one. It’s neat to see how your biz has evolved since then.

    Wow. There sure is a lot to learn about all this social networking for use in business!

    Thanks for sharing such valuable advice!


    Michelle Hess’s last blog post.. A New Book is out

  6. Matthew Hunt on August 11, 2008 at 5:10 pm

    Awesome post! Thanks Mari! You’ve done it again – great content!

  7. Doug C. on August 8, 2008 at 6:28 am

    You know, if it wasn’t for Facebook’s broken behavior, I bet this would be really cool.

    P. S. Mari, you have the greatest smile. You brought one to my face just by coming here. Thanks.

  8. Glen Crosier on August 6, 2008 at 8:34 am

    Hi Mari, I’ve been following closely your email e-course which has been very helpful thanks.

    Could you please say why you advise using Facebook’s blog import tool and a 3rd part app ?

    Also, I have around 17 posts on my blog and I read on facebook that my account could be disabled if I upload too many posts in one day…will everything in my blog go automatically into my Facebook notes and look spammy to FB…

    and finally doI put my url in to import or my feedburner link ?

    Thanks for all your help


  9. Patty on August 4, 2008 at 2:33 am

    Thank you Mari for sending the link to the post. I thought I read it before but couldn’t remember where to find it. I’m going to give this feature a try. I don’t think I did all the steps you outlined before. Thank you again!

    Patty’s last blog post.. A Cleaning Essential for Busy Moms and Messy Kids

  10. Nickolove Lovemore on July 26, 2008 at 5:44 am

    Hi Mari,

    Thanks for these tips. I have the notes application and found this article via Ian Chapman but I don’t understand how to set up Notes so that it imports my blog posts.

    Your advice on this would be most welcome.


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