Adding a Facebook Fan Page to Your Point2 Website

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Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Executive Realty 91362

                                                                                                                                                           

As a Realtor who has a decent grasp of social media marketing, I am constantly looking for ways to drive traffic to the various sites I have including my website. In fact my website is my most important marketing vehicle because I OWN IT!

There are many great sites online that I have a very good online presence at including Active Rain but what if one day you woke up and Active Rain was no longer around? The thought of this happening is just terrible but don't think for a moment that it is not possible. 

There are many Realtors and others in the Real Estate industry that get so wrapped up in blogging and other social media marketing that they neglect their website. I can tell you that this is a huge mistake!

I will get back to this point shortly but for those who do not have a Facebook fan page here is an easy to understand video that shows you how to go about creating a fan page.

Once you have created your fan page you can then easily create a page at Point2 and have a stand alone page that has your Facebook fan page on it!

A visitor would then be able to become a fan right from your website.

 

Facebook Fan Page Bill GassettOnce you have your fan page up and running and have invited a few friends, notice the box on the left column that says promote with a fan box. If you click that link you will be taken to a page where you can get the code that you will need to add to your point2 site. You will want to click the button that says "other" and not "blogger". It will give you the code that will allow you to generate your Facebook fan box.

To see what this will look like view Bill Gassett's Website Facebook Fan Page. Having a Facebook fan page is a great way to draw traffic to website or blog. You can add almost anything you like to your page.

The advantage to having a Fan page as opposed to strictly a profile page is that it is indexed by the search engines! Although I had created a fan page a long time ago, I never did anything with it. I have just started to use it as a means of communication.

By creating a fan page on your website a visitor can become a fan right from your site!

Hopefully if you have a Point2 site you know how to create a page! If not I would encourage you to learn everything you can about doing it (Maybe a blog for another time). Trust me it is very easy to do.

If you do not have a Point2 site but another platform that allows you to work with HTML you should be able to add a fan page there as well.

Here is my RE/MAX Executive Realty fan page at Facebook. New fans are always welcome:)

 

 

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  1. Cheryl Ritchie 11/04/2009 07:52 PM
  2. Joe Niece 11/06/2009 07:13 PM
  3. DeAnna Troupe 11/10/2009 11:39 AM
  4. Larry Brewer 11/24/2009 08:24 AM
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Rainmaker
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Bill, Thanks for the post. I am not yet on Facebook but will bookmark this for later.

November 05, 2009 10:47 AM #98
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Patricia Kennedy
Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc. - Washington, DC
For Your Home in the Capital

Bill,

Now that's a scary thought!  We so take Active Rain for granted!  I think outside blogs are important to maintain, too.  And I've been ignoring my own.

November 05, 2009 11:06 AM #99
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Thanks alot ..for your valuable tips ..it will use your tips for my Facebook Page...

November 06, 2009 02:01 AM #100
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Rich Cederberg
eXp Realty - Albuquerque, NM
eXp Realty

Thanks Bill, that's really cool. I can't seem to add it to my z57 website because it's in javascript. Ho wdumb is that?

 

 

 

November 06, 2009 07:40 PM #101
Rainer
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DeAnna Troupe
Learn Small Business - Stone Mountain, GA

This is awesome information! I'd love it if you'd add this to the LinkedIn group I manage. It's for LinkedIn and anything related to social media. I think my group members could really benefit from this info! Keep up the good work!

November 09, 2009 02:55 AM #102
Rainmaker
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Bill Gassett
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Hopkinton, MA
Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate

Rich - You should be able to add it. That is strange.

Deanna - I already have it in the maximum amount of groups. You could re-blog it and add it in yourself it if you like?

November 09, 2009 06:38 AM #103
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Jenny Kotulak
RE/MAX Real Estate Centre Inc., Brokerage - Oakville, ON
Broker - Oakville Ontario Real Estate

Hi Bill, I'm late getting here but just saw DeAnna's reblog.  I also have a Point2Agent website which I work hard to keep updated.  I am going to go add the Facebook Fan page there.  I will let you know if I complete the job successfully lol.

November 10, 2009 11:50 AM #104
Rainmaker
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Bill Gassett
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Hopkinton, MA
Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate

Good luck with adding your Facebook page Jenny.

November 10, 2009 04:14 PM #105
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Kathy Hyatt PA
RE/MAX Preferred - Plantation, FL
Broward Realtor- Sells Plantation Acres& Jacaranda

You have answered so many questions for me, thanks for  the post.

November 18, 2009 07:00 AM #106
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Trisha Pennington
Coldwell Banker Reilly & Sons - Leavenworth, KS
Thanks for the help, I added you on Facebook!
December 09, 2009 03:40 PM #107
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Bill Gassett
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Hopkinton, MA
Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate

Kathy and Trisha you are both welcome! Glad I could be of help:)

December 09, 2009 03:49 PM #108
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Larry Brewer
Benchmark Realty LLc - Nashville, TN
Nashville Real Estate

bill - Thanks for the information. We had a lot of fun in my workshop with this. If you ever make it down to nashville, give me a call.

December 10, 2009 09:05 AM #109
Rainmaker
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Bill Gassett
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Hopkinton, MA
Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate

Good to know Larry! I will look you up if I ever am in the Nashville area.

December 10, 2009 09:08 AM #110
Rainmaker
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Jeff&Grace Safrin
F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate - Valparaiso, IN
SpousesSellingHousesTM

Thanks Bill - we have multiple websites and will add to several :)

Sincerely,

Grace

December 14, 2009 03:48 PM #111
Rainmaker
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Bill Gassett
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Hopkinton, MA
Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate

Good luck with it Grace!

December 14, 2009 04:11 PM #112
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Robert L. Brown
www.mrbrownsellsgr.com - Grand Rapids, MI
Grand Rapids Real Estate Bellabay Realty, West Michigan

Bill i checked on my fan page and that "fan Box" button was not on there. Can you give me some advice?

January 12, 2010 03:55 PM #113
Rainmaker
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Bill Gassett
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Hopkinton, MA
Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate

Hi Robert - You need to explain further what you are asking? Are you talking about when you added it to your website or on Facebook itself?

January 12, 2010 04:16 PM #114
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Donna Bigda
RE/MAX Alliance - Branford, CT
Greater New Haven CT Real Estate

Bill - Leave it to me for procrastinating.  It took me much longer than I anticipated to finally get a fan page done but I did my first one yesterday.  I came back to this post since I had bookmarked it to refresh my memory on how to add the fan page to my Point 2 website.  It appears that the "promote with a fan box" has been replaced with "promote with an ad".  Bummer for me that Facebook changed this.  Do you know of any workaround this so I can put the fan page on my website?  Thanks!!

May 17, 2010 08:10 PM #115
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Bill Gassett
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Hopkinton, MA
Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate

Hi Donna  - I did not realize that they did away with the fan box? The promote with an ad is different and has always been there.

May 17, 2010 09:08 PM #116
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Donna Bigda
RE/MAX Alliance - Branford, CT
Greater New Haven CT Real Estate

Bill - I wonder why they decided to take it away.  Guess I'm going to have to think of another way to link it to my website.  Thanks! :)

May 17, 2010 11:44 PM #117
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