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Facebook Timeline for Pages out now!

A Complete Get Started Guide To: Facebook Timeline For Pages

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Here’s a complete get started guide to facebook timeline for pages as well as a quick tutorial on how to activate facebook timeline in 5 seconds.

Everybody was overjoyed when Facebook Timeline made its debut late in 2011. And now its here again extending its support for Facebook Pages. Its unique, its creative, its a money maker!

With the release of Facebook Timeline for Pages, Brands and Companies will get an uplift in the way they promote their brand on Facebook. Attracting visitors is what we are looking for, and that’s what Facebook Timeline is good at with its ability to add Covers for Pages.

Facebook Timeline for Pages - Customizing it for your Brand or Company

Lets check out a quick and simple way to turn on Facebook Timeline for Pages, shall we?

Step 1 : Visit the Facebook Timeline Manager link and add Timeline support to your pages. If you are reading this article after February 29 you might as well go to your Facebook Page and click the Preview Button to activate Facebook Timeline directly.

That’s it! Were you looking for more, if yes then i suggest you better go to Google.com, because you would definitely not find it over here, hehe :D

After you have activated your Timeline, please don’t let it lie like a rotten piece of tomato, begin customizing it immediately by following the steps below.

1. Attractive Cover Photo: First things first, upload a nice and attractive Cover Photo, perhaps your website logo if your Page is dedicated about your site. Don’t make it too attention grabbing and overly advertising, just make it funny and interesting so that visitors should have that streak of smile, everytime they visit your Facebook page.

facebook timeline for pages - cover photo

2. App Highlights: The new Facebook Timeline for Pages highlights your apps below the cover photo, just like in Facebook Timeline for Profiles. Try to place apps which is helpful for promoting your product or if you want to advertise about something such as your Shop Store. Conduct giveaways regularly and arrange those apps to appear first.

facebook timeline for pages - app highlights

3. Featured Post: Timeline for Pages also has a feature wherein it allows you to pin a post as the first post in your timeline, just like a featured post. This post can be made to appear for seven days. Make sure you pick a post to which you want to drive your visitors to immediately, as these pinned posts will have a lot of click through rates and impressions.

facebook timeline for pages - pinned posts

4. Page Mentions: Facebook also reserves a small spot for people mentioning your page, just below the Friend Activity box. Don’t allow negative posts about your page earn their way to that spot. Always keep a close check and remember only positive feedback about your page will make visitors like your page.

facebook timeline for pages - page mentions

There are very less chances that even after seeing a negative comment, a person will go on to like your page, unless of course he knows the Page administrator closely or he just carries that very positive feeling about your brand.

5. Admin Panel 2.0: With the activation of Facebook Timeline in your Page comes the Admin Panel goodness. Don’t you enjoy being called as an administrator of something? The new Timeline has a much nicer interface for Page admins. The new admin panel drops down in your timeline so that you don’t have to migrate to a new page and can access it without spending much time.

facebook timeline for pages - admin panel

Here you get “everything about what’s happening” interface. With a much accurate insights and control over your page you get to decide what appears where.

After doing all this, when you are ready to make your new page’s look public just click the Publish button and you will be on your merry way.

If you enjoyed this Facebook Tutorial please give your feedback about the same and how you feel about the new Facebook Timeline for Pages.
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Facebook Timeline now available to the public

Facebook Timeline now officially released! Enable it within seconds.

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Back a while ago Facebook had announced its new Timeline feature to everyone. But only a few people or should i say geeks actually enabled it by following a series of steps as recommended by the good ‘ol Zuckerberg.

Well now you won’t have to go through all those tedious steps, because guess what the Facebook Timeline feature is now available to everyone……FINALLY!

Yes, we waited a long time and i spent hours asking myself the same question, When will the Facebook Timeline be officially released? Well, not really, hehe, or did I? :P So guys here it is, the new Timeline!

Facebook Timeline officially released

How do i enable my Facebook Timeline?

Step 1: Just login to your Facebook account and visit this link http://www.facebook.com/about/timeline

Step 2: Now click the Get Timeline button.

Step 3: After you have finished personalizing your Timeline according to your taste, click the Publish Now button to let your friends know about your new Facebook Timeline.

Step 4: Now shake your Monitor till the Timeline shows up on your screen. LOL :) Well unless you were looking for more, the tutorial is now over.

That’s it! Enjoy your new Timeline. You can also post links to your Facebook Timeline in the comments. If they are good enough, we will feature them on our blog.

Source: MASHABLE

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facebook subscribe button tutorial

How To: Embed a Facebook Subscribe button on your Website

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As you all know Facebook recently had launched a Subscribe feature with which you could Subscribe to a person’s public or m

ost important updates on Facebook without the need to be his/her friend.

Just a few days ago, the social network decided to release its Subscribe button for blogs and websites too. Now you can embed the Subscribe button on your WordPress blog or any other site by simply inserting a few lines of code into a post or page. It works just like the Facebook Like button.

facebook subscribe button for websites

On clicking the Subscribe button, users will immediately get subscribed to your public updates on Facebook. This way you can increase your subscribers count easily, furthermore you can also make sure your content gets delivered to more people via Facebook.

iFrame Subscribe button:

<iframe src="//www.facebook.com/plugins/subscribe.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fzuck&amp;layout=standard&amp;show_faces=true&amp;colorscheme=light&amp;font&amp;width=450" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" style="border:none; overflow:hidden; width:450px;" allowTransparency="true"></iframe>

NOTE: Please replace the red portion of the code with your Facebook Profile url and you are good to go.

XFBML Subscribe button:

The XFBML button consists of two codes, the Javascript and the actual code where you want the button to appear.

The Javascript:

<div id="fb-root"></div>
<script>(function(d, s, id) {
  var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];
  if (d.getElementById(id)) return;
  js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id;
  js.src = "//connect.facebook.net/en_GB/all.js#xfbml=1";
  fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs);
}(document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk'));</script>

Make sure to insert the above code possibly in your header.php if you are on a WordPress blog.

The Code:

<fb:subscribe href="https://www.facebook.com/zuck" show_faces="true" width="450"></fb:subscribe>

NOTE: Simply replace the red portion with your Facebook profile url and insert the code where you want the button to get displayed.

If you would like to further customize your Subscribe button please head to this page and personalize it the way you want! Enjoy coding.

If you have any questions, please drop a word to us. Enjoyed this tutorial? Please comment.

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facebook earns revenue with the new xcommerce system

Facebook joins hands with eBay to drive future e-Commerce

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The world’s top social networking platform Facebook and online vendor

eBay have joined hands together for what is called a new social shopping experience. For the project, eBay will integrate Facebook Open Graph 2.0 functionality into its international e-commerce systems. X.commerce, a new business platform under eBay is to materialize the new social shopping experience.

ebay joined hands with facebook to drive e-commerce

eBay’s X.commerce project is exclusively meant to bring together inclusive set of products and services for more effective promotion. The eBay Facebook deal will increase the reach of eBay products to millions of new customers via Facebook.

the introduction of ebay's xcommerce industry

Facebook is growing sporadically. The world’s largest social media site is about to surpass the coveted 800 million mark in number of users. For eBay and its associates like PayPal and Magento, comprehensive Facebook integration of its e-commerce solutions will be a great advantage. e-Bay and Facebook announced the new social e-commerce deal at Innovate, eBay’s developers conference in San Francisco.

According to X.commerce vice president Matthew Mengerink, eBay has over 850,000 developers and over $60 billion annual transactions. The online vendor is also with 25 million sellers and about 100 million consumers across the globe. Integration with the world’s largest social media site will certainly boost up the businesses of eBay, and at the same time, people will get more social ways to purchase, recommend, and review products and services.

ebay employee explaining xcommerce tactics

Until now, Facebookers could just like a product or brand. With the eBay social shopping applications, there will be more capabilities that you can buy, want, recommend or review the products. This type of incorporation will bring more products to the consumers, who are often glued to social networking on Facebook. The very idea behind the proposed social shopping experience is to let merchants, the manufacturers, show off their products on social media sites, which millions of Internet users visit every day to meet their friends, peers and family members and to share updates with them.

ebay - the world leader in commerce

Better social media integration of products revives word-of-mouth marketing. Users have the options both to buy and share a product with their friends, colleagues and facility family members. After collecting a product, you can again review it and tell your friends whether they have to buy it or not. “This takes word-of-mouth marketing and puts a bullhorn to it,” said Katie Mitic, Facebook’s director of platform and mobile marketing in her keynote address at the eBay’s developers conference.

Social networking is here to help brands and companies promote their products and services. eBay is a world leader in e-commerce. Its agreement with Facebook for a new social shopping experience, in fact, brings more products, brands and their reviews to the consumers. For the companies, both Facebook and eBay and its associates including X.commerce, it is the better way to boost their businesses with brisk sales, consumer-centric product reviews, and analysis. A new shopping ecosystem will come into existence thanks to the eBay and Facebook integration for e-business.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Rebecca is a blogger by profession. She loves writing on topics like style, fashion accessories. Beside this she is fond of gadgets and automobiles. She loves travelling and exploring new places.

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How to know who unfriended you on Facebook

Take advantage of Facebook's new timeline to know who unfriended you

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With the release of the new Facebook timeline feature you must be pretty excited to use Facebook. But there are many other improvements yet to launch on the most popular social network. One of the most needed feature we all were looking for is how to get notified when someone unfriends you.

Although not available as a notification, there is a small tip for you to find out who unfriended you in a particular year with the Facebook’s new timeline! This feature is only available for the users who have activated the new Timeline. If you want a tutorial on how to activate it, proceed to this link.

Now talking about the

unfriend feature, just have a glance about these three simple steps discussed below and find out how easy it is to know who that jerk was, who was foolish enough to unfriend YOU!

  • Click a particular year in your Timeline and look for a Friends box.
  • Now click on the “Made X new friends” link. Now a popup box will open up showing all the friends you made in that year.
  • Scroll down the list. If you come across a Add Friend button in front of your Friend’s name. That denotes that he/she has already unfriended you.

Facebook Timeline Unfriend feature

We are also waiting for Facebook to release a feature which notifies you in real time when someone unfriends you, but till then this should solve your problem.

If you are looking for a browser extension which notifies you of the same then we had better suggest you to go with Mashable‘s recommended Better Facebook. Its quick to integrate, has a lot of other useful features and is free too!

Did you like this tutorial? Drop a comment and let us know your thoughts about the new Facebook timeline.

Source: Buzzfeed

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Facebook timeline, you sexy!

Sexy is the word. Oh, wait, sexy is

an understatement. Man, what awesomeness I tell you. While the rest of the sites were trying to beat facebook, Facebook gave not a damn to stop them come up but they came up with something unique, something wonderful. And what’s that? Yes, the Facebook timeline that they launched a few hours back.

Here, Have a look.

Facebook timeline : a walkthrough

Facebook timeline : a walkthrough

Looks pretty. Right? Scroll down, shall we?

To show you more...

To show you more...

Awesome alright. A lot more features were announced at the F8 conference, yeah. But I’m sorry, I’m overwhelmed by the awesomeness of Facebook timeline.

How do you get Facebook timeline?

1. Wait. You’ll get to see it, and to use it by 29th September, 2011.
2. Follow the Procedure that Rahul Banker suggests.

p.s: I wasn’t paid by Zuck for writing this post. Heh. :-P

What now? You gotta say. Leave a comment; Congratulate me for having completed 100 posts here in Chaaps. :-)

Facebook Subscribe button

Facebook adds Subscribe button. Subscribe to anyone and get updates!

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Facebook recently introduced a new Subscribe button on their social network. Just a week ago Facebook had introduced new privacy features and now it is in full swing in making new additions to their interface.

This Subscribe button that Facebook has launched recently behaves very similar to Twitter’s Follow button. At least that’s what folks at CNET have to say.

How it Works:

Facebook Subscribers tab

When you Follow a user on Twitter you will see all his latest tweets in your timeline. Same is the concept with Facebook’s Subscribe button. By subscribing to someone on Facebook you will immediately start seeing his updates in your News Feed. Of course you can also choose if you only want to see his important updates and not all of them.

What’s the perk?

The one unique feature which i found in this button is that you can also Subscribe to the updates of a person who is not your friend. It also works vice versa. If you want you can also share your updates to others by turning on the Allow Subscribers feature on their Subscriptions page. Ain’t it neat?

So tell us if you enjoyed this feature by dropping in a comment. How many people have you subscribed to yet?

Source: Facebook

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Facebook new features 2011

Facebook 3 New Changes 2011: Better Privacy, Unwanted tagging, Past Post Visibility

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Facebook has recently rolled out new changes to its interface in 2011. These 3 new changes consists of Better Privacy control when sharing posts, Remove unwanted tags of you, Change the visibility of your post after it has been published.

These changes hit to me just today, perhaps Facebook is going alphabetically in releasing its new changes. So lets get down and review these changes one by one. In addition you can also add location to your posts and tag people who you were with then.

FIRST CHANGE: Post status updates to a specific group of people.

While posting a status on Facebook, you now have the option to choose whom you want it to see. Just press the small gears icon in the lower right corner of the status box. While posting an update, choose from Public (Everybody), Friends (Your Friends only), Custom (Specific People only). Now your status message is seen only by the people who are eligible to see it.

Facebook new feature 2011 better privacy control

No need to worry if you did a mistake in selecting the visible persons. You can change it even after you have published a post. Just select the gears icon and change it back again.

SECOND CHANGE: Get rid of unwanted Photo tags.

This is the feature lot of people were concerned about on Facebook. So how to get rid of them, here’s what you have to do.

Go to Privacy Settings and then click on Custom box.

Facebook new feature 2011 remove tagging


Now click Edit Settings in front of How Tags Work feature.

Facebook new feature 2011 remove tagging 2

Next click on Profile Review and turn it on.

Facebook new feature 2011 remove tagging 3

That’s it. Now whenever any of your Friends tags you in a Photo, you have got to approve them before they start displaying on your profile. As soon as a Friend tags you will receive a notification. After you click it you will be taken to the Wall tab where a sub-tab called Pending Posts will appear which will help you Approve or Disapprove the Photo tags. Easy isn’t it?

THIRD CHANGE: Change the visibility of your older posts.

Many a times we think whether to make this status Public or Private and later go with Public anyway. Facebook has now released a nice feature wherein you can change all of your older posts visibility to only your Friends. Don’t worry you wont need to sit the whole night and change the visibility for every specific post.

Facebook new feature 2011 manage post post visibility

 Just flyover to the Privacy Settings and click Manage Past Post Visibility where it says Limit the Audience for Past Posts. Then click on Confirm. That’s it, you are done.

NOTE: This feature cannot be undone. After you have clicked on Confirm there is no way back!

If you are looking to learn more about these features or see a short video tutorial by Facebook go here.

So these were the new Facebook changes in 2011 which we got to see. Comment if you liked this story and please share your views of how you feel about these new features with us. We would like to hear from each one of you. Do you like em?

via CNET

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Facebook Ad Tips – Create and Grow a Successful Facebook Ad Campaign

Gathering a good number of likes on your companies or business’s facebook fan page can be a daunting task. Furthermore this is only the beginning to getting exposure for whatever it is you are creating a campaign for. After this, you will need to narrow down and filter those that are really ready to try your product or service.  If you are stranded on how to accentuate traffic to your facebook page, no worries. This is what this article is about.  So, let’s look at some of the avenues that you can explore to drive traffic to your web page and run a productive Like campaign

1) Utilize the Tag feature

Facebook website has a very easy way to help you tag photos and links. Employ this important tool for your fan page. However you need to do this very tactfully lest you appear as just another person trying to sell something. Creatively chosen words will help you get around this.

2)Use the Suggest to Friends feature

This is another helpful feature that you can use. As alluded in the first point, creativity is key. How you structure your words to divert them to your page will determine the like that you will get. Structure your sentences informatively and interestingly.

3)Incorporate Contests, Giveaways, Promotions

You will rarely go without getting a considerable number of Likes with this approach. People tend to try out if the free offers you are trying are for free. Be sure that the freebies you are offering are worthy. Also ensure that your visitors like your page before getting the free offer. Employ monitoring tools for your offer just keep a marker on how much you giving out and evaluate what response it’s getting you.

4)Link your Facebook and twitter account

Twitter is another top ranking social site whose platform you can utilize. You can increase you fan potential by linking your facebook account to twitter. This makes you twitter followers fans on facebook and you fans followers. This also follows that your facebook posts will automatically appear on twitter with an accompanying link Cool!!

5)Utilize accompanying facebook social plug-ins.

This is another helpful tool that can accumulate likes from your website. These plug-ins are tagged to your facebook page but appear as a like box on your website. In this way, visitors do not even have to visit your page. These plug-ins are customizable such that you can have it show the most recent posts and what other fans are saying. If your website attracts huge traffic, this plug-in can significantly increase your like numbers

6)Use Personal profile as Your Page

This requires caution as you are using your personal profile to comment and like your product or those for the company you are working for. It does extend your interests to other people and hence their feedback on what you are advocating. This is an avenue that can get you new fans but rather unexploited for lack of knowledge or tact.

7)Advertize with Facebook Ads

This is a primary and effective way of acquiring fans. You can even target a specific location when you what your ads to run and also target a specific age group or gender for your product. What you need is a simple self explanatory image and relevant accompanying text. Always include a like link at the bottom in case your viewers don’t click to your site.

Facebook is a global affordable platform where you can get your products known Harness its potential and increase your sales as well as our product’s recommendation. It will not happen overnight. Patience and persistence is required. Remember that it is not practice that makes perfect but it is perfect practice that does. Have fun as you apply these tips.