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How To Make A Facebook Fanpage

Living in this internet age, surrounded by thousands of social and professional networks, marketing your products and brand and communication with the potential buyers is not as difficult as it was some 5 years back. There are a number of ways to reach a huge audience for your product, and one of them is using Facebook fan page for promoting services or products no matter you own a large or small scale business.

Start by making a facebook account, of course you must have one, it is more common to own a facebook account than passports and id cards. With your existing facebook account, go to the create pages link and choose the type of page that you want to make. Facebook gives options like Celebrity Page, Educational Page, Business Page etc. Choose the Business Page option, and click create.

Once you done with the basics of creating Facebook page, its time to add some info, some details of your products or services, in this section you can make it as innovative and informative as you can. Add details about what you are selling and what your business is about, your working hours, your costs or hourly charges for the services.

In order to spice up the page and make it more attractive by adding some pictures, your logo, video that you have already uploaded on YouTube, and the last but not the least use some add-ons or in other words Facebook applications to give your fan page a versatile look. These applications facilitates the users to add welcome tab, twitter tab, reviews tab, video tab, and even one of the application i found at iwipa allows user to give the fan page a website like look, the user can add pages, images, information,and sub-links just like you see in a company website.

It is easier to search such application that helps you in making a professional Facebook page without any HTML, PHP or other technical knowledge, just go to the search box at the top of your Facebook page and type Facebook Applications or Facebook Tabs, it will display a list of available applications that you can use in your Fan Page.

If you want to make your Facebook page more interactive and dynamic, you can add contact us forms, newsletter subscriptions, distribute coupons of your product or services for those who like and refer your page to X number of people, just to increase your fans. Creating a professional, informative and attractive fan page is one part, but the real story begins when you have to grab traffic to your page by marketing and getting more fans each day, this is something we will be discussing in the upcoming posts so keep reading if you find this one useful!!

Makeover of Facebook

Facebook with the greatest population and increasing number of users everyday is the most frequently used social network, the most preferable, popular and even some people started thinking to add them to their wealth and wills to be maintained by their youngsters after death, loll!!
The launch of Google + with its versatility and new features gave tough time to Facebook and definitely it was a call for action, therefore after a short pause and patience to see the growing number of users migrating from Facebook to Google +, we are blessed with another updated yet not improved look of Facebook, with a lot of additional security issues to show or hide comments, news feeds, status, friends, updates and events to the rest of the world.

So, here I am going to share one of the security measure that I just discovered and i am sure most of the Facebook users would like to apply it as soon as they come to know. If you don’t want each of your activity and news feed to be shared with the rest of your contacts and to be displayed publicly, on the right side of your Facebook home page, then what you have to do is follow these simple steps:

-Post a message on your profile, requesting your contacts to simply keep mouse on your post for few seconds until a box will appear.
-From the appeared box, click subscribe link
-From the drop down list that appear after clicking subscribe link, un-check Comments and Likes
-This is all  what your contacts have to do for you and you can also do the same for them 🙂
Keep visiting the Blog and I will continue exploring new and hidden features of Facebook for every new look and style they provide us!!!

How to add Facebook Like Box???

You must have visited a number of websites, Blogs and portals where you find a Facebook like box with the faces and even the Facebook page activity stream in it. Sounds interesting to add gadgets and widgets in your Blog and Website, as it is a very useful and highly recommended way of increasing likes, bringing in more fans and more prospects for your business. If you are still  not aware how to add a Facebook like box in your Blog or web page read on….
As you have already created a Facebook fan page and you update it regularly with notes, status, pictures and videos in order to grab your readers, visitors and fans attention. The next step is to convey your message to the rest of the world and invite internet users around the globe to join you, which will definitely give your brand more recognition and popularity.
This is equally important that you populate your Blog or web page with meaningful stuff which should be readable, informative and worth referring, Otherwise nobody would like to follow your Fan page and your effort will go in vain.
Let’s begin the few step process of adding a Facebook like box in your Blog and Web page,
– Go to you Facebook Fan Page that you have created and you should have full administrative rights to edit it.
– Go to the edit page option
-On the left hand side navigation , look for Resources option
-Click on, ” Use Social Plugin” option
-You will see a list of social plugin provided by Facebook, the first option is Facebook Like Box , click it.
-Here you will see a number of fields, to customize you Facebook Like Box , in the url box, add the url of your Facebook Fan Page, set the width, colour scheme, border.
– Check or Un-Check the show stream , show header and show faces options.
-Click the ” Get Code” button and you will see a pop-up window containing two codes, IFrame and XFBML separated in two boxes. This is because some Blogs and websites allows Java scripts to be embedded while others allow IFrame codes.

-Copy the code and simply paste in the JavaScript, Gadget, IFrame window of your Blog or Webpage and you are done!!!

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