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The Business Case for Buying Facebook Likes

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Perhaps the most prestigious symbol of social proof today is the Facebook “Like.”  Among many companies, there is a Facebook arms race in progress as competing brands do anything necessary to gain the upper hand on this important metric. As you might predict, an underground market has emerged that will happily sell you manufactured Facebook Likes. The essence of social proof.

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Coming clean on Facebook reach

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Is there any greater source of emotional debate and mis-information on the web today than Facebook reach? recently had a little debate on this subject with a person who wrote a glowing article on the promise of Facebook reach — despite what appears to be pretty bad news in this corner of the web. “I’m tired of so much negativity about Facebook,” he said.

21 Fantastic Facebook Marketing Guides


marketers have a love-hate relationship with Facebook. On one hand, not only is it an easy-to-use, low-cost platform with more than a billion members, but 77% of B2C companies and 43% of B2B vendors have acquired customers from Facebook, and the world’s largest social network drives 20% of all internet page views. What are the best page apps for Facebook today? Hell Yes!

Four ways Facebook Instant Articles will dramatically impact marketing

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Facebook announced it would open up Instant Articles -– formatted and optimized to load almost immediately -– to any publisher  without a special approval process. To make it effortless for even small bloggers, Facebook announced in a post this week that it is teaming up with WordPress for a plugin that allows us to publish from our blog directly to Facebook. Time will tell. 3.

B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

better job of linking their efforts to measurable business results. Demonstrate business results: the challenge to tie marketing efforts to measurable business results (e.g., Encourage employee advocacy: a business's employees are (or at least should be) natural brand advocates. What are the business and. my business deliver upon them? B2B Marketing.

Socialize your videos for business development


People spend more than 100,000,000 hours every day  watching video on Facebook , which will soon be 100% video, according to Mark Zuckerberg. It feels forced, message-y, and sales-y; kind of like commercials on TV. H ere are some ideas for creating videos for business development and sales that fits naturally into the way today’s buyers communicate. Use Video to Activate Other Media.

What will replace Facebook? Six considerations

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A question I often receive in my classes and talks is “What will replace Facebook?” We look to history to see the progression of upstarts replacing established companies — didn’t Facebook replace MySpace? — and of course assume there is a new idea out there somewhere waiting to unseat Facebook as the leading social network. Facebook.

Has a Facebook Rebellion begun?

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I am amazed at how much Facebook can get away with. often get asked,  ”What competitor will unseat Facebook,” and my answer is “Facebook.” Facebook is the most pervasive social networking platform , with a whopping 80 percent of the U.S. But are there cracks forming in the Facebook master plan? What can “defeat” Facebook?

How to Use Facebook for Business: 13 Essential Tips [Infographic]


Facebook is constantly making changes to the design of the profiles -- for businesses and individuals alike. They've made a few cool changes in the past few years, including adding call-to-action buttons to business Pages and letting you record company milestones, like product launches and events. So, what can you do to optimize your brand's presence on Facebook?

B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

better job of linking their efforts to measurable business results. Demonstrate business results: the challenge to tie marketing efforts to measurable business results (e.g., Encourage employee advocacy: a business's employees are (or at least should be) natural brand advocates. What are the business and. my business deliver upon them? B2B Marketing.

The business case for Facebook, in one sentence

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One candidate is,  “Should my company have a Facebook page?” The company has whacked-out expectations about how sales will increase once they have a Facebook page. So how do you decide if a Facebook page should be a priority for your company? Here is the business value proposition for Facebook in one sentence: “Come waste time with me.”

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Adding fuel to the fire: How important is Facebook?

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The research does not necessarily say teens are moving away from Facebook. Only 15 percent of teens in the survey said Facebook topped the list. How important is Facebook? Before declaring Facebook dead, consider that other reports offer a dramatically different view. How important is Facebook? Facebook owns Instagram of course. How important is Facebook?

The “Be-Attitudes:” Creating influence on Facebook

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How to Become Powerful On Facebook from Mark Schaefer. wanted to let you all know that I’ve created a cool new eBook for you called “The Be-Attitudes: Creating Influence on Facebook.” Related Stories A plan to challenge the Facebook monopoly Dear Facebook. The Business Case for Buying Facebook Likes What’s next for Klout?

Generating Leads from a Facebook Fan/Business Page Engagement Strategy


Facebook and B2B lead generation.  Have you considered Facebook as a channel for lead generation?  Yes I know the jury is still out, but you can’t deny the power of Facebook as it relates to brand building and audience reach.  In 2011, 70 percent of B2B marketers used Facebook to share content with their networks, a 30 percent increase over the previous year.

Wasting your ad money? All Facebook fans are unequal

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By Brooke Ballard, {grow} Contributing Columnist What if you were given $20,000 to acquire new fans on Facebook? But is there strategy in trying to acquire new fans on Facebook? Just a few months ago I was begging for more Facebook ad dollars for my client accounts and our own unique page simply because Facebook said so. Sounds thrilling, right? Or is it fruitless?

B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

better job of linking their efforts to measurable business results. Demonstrate business results: the challenge to tie marketing efforts to measurable business results (e.g., Encourage employee advocacy: a business's employees are (or at least should be) natural brand advocates. What are the business and. my business deliver upon them? B2B Marketing.

Update to Facebook Promotions

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Facebook announced today that they updated their Page Terms  allowing businesses to run promotions directly on Page Timelines not just in apps as before. According to the Facebook for Business blog , you can now: Collect entries by having users post on the Page or comment/like a Page post. The post Update to Facebook Promotions appeared first on VR Marketing Blog.

A Definitive Guide to Using Facebook Insights for Your Business

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Facebook has multiple metrics and analytics to help you with your marketing efforts. For example, Facebook Page Insights provides information about the content you share on your Facebook Page. Now, Facebook is rolling out its Audience Insights tool. Facebook Audience Insights is slowly being rolled out for business pages (not personal accounts). People.

5 Ways B2B Marketers Can Learn to Love Facebook


Are you holding back on Facebook marketing just because you’re in B2B? It was reinforced by what felt like a bait and switch when Facebook killed organic reach. And because most everyone in B2B seemed focused on LinkedIn, I figured I could maybe just ignore Facebook. I had a Facebook page all along, of course. There’s just too much business and exposure there to pass up.

Facebook content strategy is a time bomb for inbound marketing

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The economics of the social media platforms like Facebook and LinkedIn are also driven by content, but their metrics are different. The economic driver for both of these priorities is time on site , also known as dwell time , which is becoming a factor in SEO, Facebook content visibility, and content marketing strategy. You get the point. Really. The goal of inbound marketing. Really.

Facebook Tag Bombing is the new telemarketing

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This is a post that is probably going to p**s some people off, but it must be said. I am increasingly being tagged in stupid Facebook posts like this one: What’s your favorite flavor of lollipop? The post Facebook Tag Bombing is the new telemarketing appeared first on Schaefer Marketing Solutions: We Help Businesses {grow}. Perhaps that surprises you? Why would they?

10 of the Best B2B Facebook Pages

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Facebook has emerged as a marketing channel that’s been adopted by countless individuals and brands alike. In fact, Facebook, the world’s largest social network, now has more than 1 billion users, including about  15 million brand  pages. We chose the pages that were not only engaging, but that offered an excellent example of how a Facebook page can work for B2B companies.

Five reasons to be freaked out by the Facebook experiment

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Like most of the online world, I’m stunned by the Facebook experiment designed to surreptitiously toy with the emotions of its customers. The news emerged that in 2012, Facebook conducted a study to determine whether it could alter the emotional state of its users. This was a corporate decision. I’m not a person who hates Facebook and is looking for a reason to ding them.

Facebook or Twitter – Which is Better for Your Small Business?

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Did you read the predictions about social media use for small businesses in 2014? One of the biggest predictions states that small businesses will get more selective about their use of social media and the sites they have a presence on. So what about the top social media networks, Facebook and Twitter? Some businesses have already found their winning platform for success.

Navigating the shifting sands of Facebook marketing

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Have you figured out Facebook marketing? What if I told you that organic reach is GOING UP for many businesses in 2015? Some of the other ripped from the headlines topics on this episode include: A discussion on new data on how an increase in negative feedback can actually be a positive for some businesses that are increasingly turning to Facebook as a customer service channel.

A cautionary tale: Putting your business in the hands of Facebook

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The other aspect of their success, and frankly the more interesting part for us, is their Facebook presence. But when I asked them about their business website, they just shrugged their shoulders and laughed.  “Why waste time and money on building a website when you can do everything for free on Facebook ?”. Now they are finally building their business website. Mmmmmm.

If the Beatles ran Facebook

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More changes from Facebook … You know … sometimes I just wish they would Let It Be. When I find myself immersed in Facebook, Zuckerberg will come to me. The post If the Beatles ran Facebook appeared first on Schaefer Marketing Solutions: We Help Businesses {grow}. More changes from Facebook …. facebook humor facebook humor social media humor

Dear Facebook. Please let me pay you.

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There is probably nothing more debated, despised, and dissected on the social web than Facebook’s ever-changing scheme to monetize its vast audience. My Facebook mobile stream is now dominated by banner ads. This all adds up to a really stupid business model. Facebook, you’re just p **g off people every day. Comments Is there a way forward for Facebook?

How to Set up a Facebook Page for Your Business

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Does your small business have a presence on the world’s largest social network? It doesn’t have to be an intimidating process to set up Facebook Business Page. In this short video, we walk you through the basic Facebook Page set up so you’ll be up and running in minutes. Social Media business Facebook Facebook Page Small Business

Why Content Shock is coming to a Facebook ad near you

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If you read between the lines, Facebook just told us it’s going to become a lot more expensive to be in marketing soon. ” Translation: Facebook is about to max out on the number of ads it can show users inside its platform, which means it will need to find other ways to grow the company’s ad business in the future. So what does it mean? Monetization options. Seriously.

6 studies show why Facebook organic reach is declining so quickly


50,000,000+ businesses have a Facebook page. 1.48 is the average number of times these brands post each day. 2% is their Facebook organic reach and it’s declining (source: DMR ). 50,000,000 businesses post 1.5 Why is Facebook organic reach declining so fast? What can business do? But do businesses that pay for Facebook ads have an advantage?

The new urgency to create sticky content for Facebook

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Just when you think you’ve figured out Facebook, it moves and morphs in interesting new ways. A few days ago, Facebook announced that the algorithm it uses to determine which content is prioritized in user News Feeds will now take into account how long users spend viewing posts. This should not be a surprise to anyone following Facebook closely. And, it makes sense.

Facebook Place Tips: The Next Killer SoLoMo Tool for Businesses?


If you’re looking for new ways to capitalize on the consumer shift to SoLoMo and draw in nearby mobile users to your place of business, Facebook has you covered. In late January, Facebook announced a feature called Place Tips to help users receive contextually relevant information about nearby businesses directly in their News Feed. How Business Can Use Place Tips.

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Why Should You Verify Your Facebook Page?

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Within the competitive Facebook space, every inch you can gain over the competition helps. That almost goes without saying, as competition in business is the fuel that empowers some organizations to succeed, while others become a memory of what once was. Just over 1 month ago, Facebook began to roll out verification status for pages. How To Verify Your Facebook Page.

Your brain is wired for Facebook (really)

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There is mounting evidence that social networking sites like Facebook tap into a need for connection that is embedded in our DNA.  We may be actually chemically-predisposed to wasting time on social networks. Neuro-Facebook. Facebook is brain crack for a generation. The smart folks in the gaming business have known this for years. Not ads. The new economic battlefield.

How to Compel & Not Repel Customers on Facebook [Infographic]

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How do you get more Facebook Likes? What are major Facebook no-nos you should seriously avoid? These are all commonly asked questions by businesses big and small. Ask no longer because we’ve put together an infographic addressing what you should or shouldn’t do as a business on Facebook. © 2013, VR Marketing Blog. All rights reserved.

Facebook Launches Call-to-Action Buttons on Business Pages


Great news, marketers: Facebook just announced a feature that can help drive more traffic from your Facebook Page to your website: a call-to-action button. Here''s How a Facebook Page Call-to-Action Works. The CTA will show up at a fixed location: the top of your business Page, to the left of the Like button. over the next few weeks and worldwide starting in 2015.

Video ads: Facebook or YouTube?


compelling video has a higher chance of driving business results, but compelling videos are ignored every day, getting little to no traffic. For the last decade, the social option has lived almost exclusively in the land of YouTube, but since last year, Facebook has officially become a player in the video field. Facebook has been on the rise in video for the past year.

What Facebook’s Crackdown on ‘Overly Promotional’ Page Posts Means for Your Business

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Just when you thought your social media strategy was set, Facebook goes and makes changes. At the beginning of the year, Facebook will crackdown on any brand that posts “overly promotional” Page posts. In a recent survey, Facebook users said they were fed up with the amount of ads clogging their News Feeds. How should a small business deal with the changes?

My 9-Step Process to Skyrocket Facebook Business Page Engagement

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We’ve all heard about declining Facebook organic reach, advertising on Facebook is getting more expensive, and some are even deleting their Facebook Page. Do you ever feel like just giving up on Facebook? I did, but I didn’t, and Maximize Social Business is now thriving on Facebook as a result of the advice I am going to […]. The Founder and Editor-In-Chief of Maximize Social Business, Neal Schaffer is a leader in helping businesses and professionals strategically maximize their use of social media. Facebook