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Posts tagged: facebook

Facebook Photos

We recently had a requirement to update a facebook page with a large number of photo albums, we found a great add in for Firefox that allows you to simply download some or all of your albums, we tried various other applications but none were as slick as facepaste then right click on the album to download.

Facebook Pages

If you have a facebook page for your business it is important that you personalise it as much as possible.

Make sure you fill in as many details as possible about your business, remember that with advanced search your business may be found via your facebook page rather than direct to your website.

It is important that your business facebook page has a professional look so you need to add a profile and a cover picture.

The best size for a profile picture is 200 x 200px but be aware that when showing your profile next to your status updates then this image is cropped so the best thing is to have an image 200 x 200px but leave free space around the actual image of 12px so the actual size will be 176 x 176px.

For the Cover Picture go for an image that is 851 x 315px – avoid trying to cram this image with lots of logos or information.

 

To Social Network or Not?

A lot of smaller businesses ask us if they should appear on Social networks such as Facebook and Twittter and our answer is usually yes.

Small businesses tend to be comfortable  generating new business by word of mouth, referrals and other traditional marketing methods but less so by newer ways. The key to using Social networking is to make sure some resource is allocated to do this properly as if done incorrectly it can have a negative effect.

We generally recommend Social Networking is used to re-enforce your general marketing message but in a more informal way, the language used can be different and often the messages delivered can be different or from an alternative viewpoint.

One thing is for sure today business and personal lives are merging and crossing over with many users of devices such as smart phones and tablet PCs preferring to use one device for business and pleasure so people expect to see a range of information and messages. You must always remember with Social Networking your customers have taken the decision to follow you so they want to hear what you have to say so you are not trying to force information into their inbox or their post tray.