Facebook updates you need to read....

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with SendOutCards-Appreciation Marketing Expert

Good Morning: Facebook has been re-designing and adding new features to their social network site by the week.  Several changes became effective in June and I look forward to sharing them with you as we find ways for you to utilize these new applications in your business.  Below you will find an article about three features that apply to anyone that is marketing on Facebook, including you.  These don't reflect all of the recent changes but ones that are relevant to our business.  Facebook has announced that additional upgrades and changes will be made in July as well.  It seems like each day brings us new tools and technologies to help us grow and thrive.  As always, keep up the great work in your business. I enjoy watching your success.


Jay

3 New Facebook Changes that Benefit Marketers

Facebook recently made some new changes that will benefit marketers and business owners. I'm very happy about them, that's for sure! Here's a rundown:

Share Posts to Pages

Facebook users can share posts, links, videos, photos, etc. to other pages now.
 
When you come across a post you want to share on your own page, or another page you admin, you simply choose "On your page" from the drop-down box, and you're all set.
If you are the admin for more than one Facebook page, you may only see the name of one of your pages after you've done this once. (I found this out the hard way and thought I could only use this feature if I was using Facebook as my page.) But if you click on that page name, a drop-down box will still appear with the other pages listed.

Pages Can See Which Pages "Like" Them


I've been waiting for this feature forever!!! Finally, Facebook is allowing page admins to see which other pages like their page!
When you're on your page, click on the "people like this" link on the left-side of the wall to bring up the window that shows your fans. Click on "people" at the top and a drop-down menu appears. If you're using Facebook as your page, you can also access this by clicking on the "people" icon at the top of your page, which indicates the number of latest fans. Click on "see all" which appears at the bottom of the window.
A new window will appear with all your fans, and you can click on the word "people" to access the drop-down menu.

Edit Thumbnail


The last update I've noticed recently concerns thumbnail pictures. Now you can scale an image to fit the box, when you edit your thumbnail. This is great for horizontal logos. Here's an example of a logo that has not been scaled to fit the thumbnail:
Simply, edit the thumbnail and select "scale to fit":
This is what the logo looks like on the wall:
If you need help making sense of Facebook, contact me to ask about my one-on-one training services.
 

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Jay McHugh,

CRS, CBR, ABR, CDPE, CyberStar

www.myrandomactsofcardness.com

617 699 7442

Jay@JayMcHugh.com

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Brenda Mullen
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These are some great Facebook tips Jay.  I still have much to learn on how Facebook can help my business so every little thing helps :)!  Thanks for sharing!

Jul 13, 2011 07:41 AM #1
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Good info. I like the ability to make choices on where to share links. Thanks.

Jul 13, 2011 07:44 AM #2
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Jeanean and David Gendron
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Jay, thanks for the update...nice to know where to go for the latest on Facebook. Appreciate the news!

Jul 13, 2011 07:45 AM #3
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Thanks for sharing the info and update Jay, appreciate it.

cheers

Nor

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Jul 13, 2011 07:52 AM #4
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Colleen McConnell
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Tallahassee Retired Realtor

As you say, FB is constangly re-designing their site and adding new features. Adding features and enhancements is good news; re-designing so it's difficult to figure out where the old features went isn't. I don't know which is the case in this instance, but has been true in the past.

Jul 13, 2011 07:55 AM #5
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Kathleen Donovan
Windswept Real Estate, LLC - Charlestown, RI
GRI, CBR, SRES, South County, RI Residential Specialist

Hi Jay, thank you for the tips. My FB is still just for personal/fun use, but planning on a setting up a business page soon~ bookmarked for when I get there.

Jul 13, 2011 08:09 AM #6
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Jay, this is a lot of information.  I've got to see if I can make it work.  I've bookmarked your page for future reference.

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Glad you were able to enjoy and benefit from these great tips...the more we share the more we care...

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