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You’ve probably found this article looking for ways to customize your fan page. You’ve seen them before, you click on the link and you are brought to a fanpage that encourages you to become a fan. The page might advertise a product or game, promote a deal or just welcome you. It is very unique and a great way to show yourself visually to a huge audience. Anyone can create a fanpage, but it takes a little bit of work.
This tutorial will show you how to install and setup the FBML app and give you a simple custom fan page using an image. You can use any image for this for practice, but for the best layout it should be 520px wide and any length. Design it in your program of choice and save it for the web as a jpeg and upload to your webspace or a free image hosting site such as imageshack. Take note of its location. Alternatively you can use any image on the internet to practice. Just find the image, right-click & copy image address – if you have done this right you should be able to paste this address in a browser such as Firefox and view the image.
Login to Facebook and search for Static FBML
You’ll find the app page. Look at the upper left corner, just below the logo and click on ‘add to my page’. If you’ve more than one page pick the correct one! That’s the basic app installed.
Return to your fanpage, click on ‘Edit Page’ below your main image and find the Static FBML app. Click ‘edit’. Name the tab – a short one is best and paste this in the box <img src=”http://www.yourimagedomain.com/yourimage.jpg”>. You will need to to replace the above address with the address of your image click on ’save’. Return to the ‘edit’ page section where you can see all the applications and click on ‘application settings’ under the Static FBML app. Your application should be on a Tab.
Finally return to your fan page and make the tab visible by clicking on the + ‘Add a New Tab’ link above the wall by the other apps such as photos and videos. Once you have added the tab you willwant to make it the default tab. Click on ’settings’ at the top of your wall and set it to be the default landing tab for everyone else. Now new visitors will see your custom page.
Although there is much more you can do it would take a rather large book to show you. A range of skills including html, css,scripting and php can be used with fbml to program your page. Not all of it will work as Facebook stops a lot of code. I hope this short tutorial has been helpful.
As a small business grasping social media and all its parts as it relates to the impact it will have on your business is somewhat of a new concept for many. Small business owners wear a lot of hats an…
Imagine an internet that communicates on its users to come together and create their own content. Imagine a network based system on participation that encourages open communication. You can ever say that the web is no longer many isolated web pages of information but everything is now connected – this is the start of the innovation of the powerful world of Web 2.0.
Many of us constantly hear about web 2.0 and how smart and clever it is, but what is Web 2.0 really about? Unfortunately for the ensuing conversation, it’s a little tricky to provide a straight answer. Every time you come across an efficient expression for summing the whole Web 2.0 thing up, I immediately think of an exemption or ways that the meaning doesn’t really get us anywhere.
People do not clearly understand what it is; they say that Web 2.0 implies the evolvement from its earlier term as Web 1.0. But let’s figured it out first what are their differences and go the easier way of understanding it. The difference among web 1.0 and web 2.0 rely heavily on user-generated content. This is the most successful way when there are social networking elements involved because people are motivated by the response and social interactions with other users. Essentially, the difference is just about the way the web technologies are used and for what its purpose.
Let’s go deeper to what Web 2.0 truly is. Web 2.0 is a term that is often misused by many people. Some of them relate the term to refer to a particular type of graphics design and blogging but that is not what web 2.0 is actually about. Web 2.0 is all about user-generated content. It is simply as an evolution that has been growing gradually over time.
Take a look at a picture of a group of people communicating to one other. These people understand and interact with each other and they belong with a group. This is like Web 2.0 looks like. It enclosed most of the web pages that have developed from a major one-way communication to a complex way of communication method. It involves the user or the reader to make comments, chatting, uploading files or videos. This is about pointing out the differences between old-fashioned newspaper and magazine sites and new services like YouTube and flickr where the consumers are also the creators.
It basically creates more organized and categorized content with far more developed deep linking web architecture. It also includes the ship of its economic value of the World Wide Web.
In this present time, Web 2.0 is not a new internet type; it merely covers the concept of user interaction. Here are some assembled examples of Web 1.0 and Web 2.0 application software and its progress.
Double Click is a Web 1.0 where you can choose the content to put-on on your site while Google AdSense is a Web 2.0 where AdSense read your site and recommend ads on your site based on your website’s focus. Kodak Express is web 1.0 where you can upload your pictures to Kodak and they can print your pictures and send them for you while Flickr is Web 2.0 where the users upload and share photos to flickr community, a social community of people sharing photos that can be printed by anyone.
See? How powerful the development of Web 2.0? The power of social networking and new delivery methods of information to users is creating information that contributes to a large outstanding rate. The transition of many websites has now developed from an isolated information site.
The power of Web 2.0 sites can also be leveraged for marking ways if it used wisely, correctly and effectively. It is the answer to your problem in generating more traffic to your websites and it also engrosses yourself in the society and become recognized as an authentic individual rather than an unknown marketer who is hoping on their joint traffic generation.
Now, build your business using thousands of social networking and content sharing sites over 200 million people worldwide.
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SocializeYourBusiness.com is a blog entitled to offer free information, articles and resources for promoting any business through Social Media. At this moment – 2 april 2010 there are more than 1900 articles, news and press releases published by our team or as references to original articles from ezines and other resources.
Our aim is that SocializeYourBusiness.com to become one of the best information resources available on internet for business promotion through Social Networks and the traffic statistics are encouraging:
October 2009 – 104 visits, 248 pages, 337 files and 499 hits
January 2010 – 3551 visits, 9940 pages, 12746 files and 13557 hits
March 2010 – 14750 visits, 66425 pages, 82503 files, 92212 hits and counting …
31% of the visitors came in March from US, 23% from European Union and and 7% from Canada.
Along with developing of the blog we work on Socialize Your Business the ebook which will be one of the most comprehensive guide for business promotion through Social Networks.
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We will publish an article about a topic you will choose about Social Media or about your company’s activity related with Social Media. The article will be 1000 words max, will include up to 2 pictures, 2 videos and 2 links to a sites of interest to you. Please keep the article, pictures, videos amd links specific with the content of SocializeYourBusiness.com. You will receive also a copy of the ebook *Socialize Your Business* and your name will appear listed in the “contributors” area.
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News flash, the online networks are increasing daily through social media outlets such as Facebook and LinkedIn. Well this is not exactly breaking news in fact these social media gorillas have member increases by the minute. Each day the number of users worldwide that login to Facebook and LinkedIn are increasing. It was estimated not long ago that Facebook had over 350 million users, probably closer to 400 million by now and LinkedIn with over 50+ million users to date. If your business is global you can sure bank on increasing foreign numbers as well considering roughly 70% of Facebook users come from outside the US.
There are many reasons to set up a Facebook Fan Page or a LinkedIn profile to act as a bridge to contacts, consumers and friends all over the world. Setting up a business fan page on Facebook and creating a LinkedIn profile allows at the very least for people to find you or your website through back linking. When you’re able to create an online presence and marketing buzz you create momentum and drive traffic to your website. This is a goal that can be reached when you use these social media tools. Depending on your target market or your business you can determine which one works best but you should certainly set up both accounts. Here are some reasons you should consider.
1. A Facebook Fan Page creates a platform to provide prospects, contacts and customers to connect with your business. You can provide company news feeds, sale information, set up a calendar for upcoming events. Another communication bridge is always a positive.
2. When you set up a fan page you can invite friends and colleagues on Facebook to join your page. When they subscribe they will be informed of company happenings which also creates word of mouth buzz. A friend in need is a friend indeed.
3. The most important reason to set up a Facebook Fan Page is it creates brand recognition and awareness. You can explain your business and or services for anyone on Facebook to view. These are just three proven reasons for creating a fan page and for reasons on using LinkedIn are discussed below.
1. LinkedIn can be described as the formal version of social media. LinkedIn is a business network for educated and connected people that can help bridge the gap for job opportunities, networking, job postings and just a great way to connect with industry leaders.
2. A LinkedIn profile can be used as a running resume, so to speak, that can help keep your contacts up to date with current projects or recommendations. Another great feature of LinkedIn is you can request recommendations from previous relationships or jobs that act as your own review source.
3. Visibility. If we haven’t emphasized it enough, if you stay active in social media you’re staying active with your community.
There are many reasons to use Facebook and LinkedIn and the applications and way we search the web are changing with each passing month. Social media is a great platform to promote, help, correspond, advertise and educate.
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