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Top 10 Facebook Apps for Fan Engagement and Building Community

Top 10 Facebook Apps for Fan Engagement and Building Community
Are you looking for ways to better engage Facebook fans and build your community? These top 10 Facebook apps are, in my opinion, some of the most useful ones for pages when it comes to encouraging fan engagement and giving value to your community. They are also very easy to use. Some may be familiar to you, but you may find some new gems to try out. By the way, check out Top Ten Facebook Apps for Building Custom Tabs & Pages. #1: Fan of the Week for Pages Your fans like to be recognized. The application is free for the basic message shown below, but you can upgrade for a small fee to customize your message. When you are recognizing your audience for participation, they will watch for your posts. To add it to your page, just go to and then choose the page to add it to. Enabling the Fan of the Week for Pages app is easy. #2: Booshaka Booshaka is another application that will highlight the fans who are participating on your page more often. #3: NetworkedBlogs

23+ Essential Facebook Page Applications to Improve Fans Engagement in 2012 Greetings and Happy New Year! To kick off 2012, some of you may think of giving your Facebook Page a facelift. There may be some features you wish to add such as custom iframe tabs with fan gate option or ideas to encourage fans engagement on your Page. This review is based on my personal opinion only and has nothing to do with affiliation or app sponsorship whatsoever. To Encourage Fans Participation and File Sharing: #1 FriendCard FriendCard is a smart way to make your brand go viral by allowing fans to send customizable branded greeting cards to their friends. #2 Coupon for Pages What can be more exciting to offer fans some great deals on your Page? (Note: Transform the Coupon tab into a fan-gating tab to entice new ‘Likes’) #3 File Sharing File Sharing enables page admin to share up to (any) 5 files with fans on your Page. #4 Scribd for Pages #5 PDF Tab If you would like to share a PDF file with fans without the download option, this app might just meet your requirement. #6 Fotobabble

Facebook Feed Change Punishes Pages For Posting Crappy Memes Facebook is cracking down on Pages that try to trick their way into your News Feed. Today it announced a feed algorithm change for Pages that gives more visibility to timely, relevant, sharable content from trusted sources. Meanwhile, it punishes Pages that ask people to Like their posts and that post “low-quality” memes. The update could drive more traffic to reputable Pages while strangling spammers. Earlier this month Facebook announced that it would start publicizing changes to the News Feed. It revealed that there are hundreds of thousands of signals taken into account when customizing the feed for each person. The first set of changes were focused on content from friends. Now Facebook is focusing on how Pages appear in the feed, a more sensitive topic because so many businesses have grown to depend on the News Feed for content. How News Feed Is Changing For Pages Facebook says it did a survey of users asking what they thought made a Page post worth seeing.

Lee Green (leegreen282) Instagram Photos Now Show Up Full Size on Facebook Instagram has announced deeper integration with Facebook — now your Instagram pictures shared to Facebook will be displayed in full size on your timeline or the timeline of a friend. Not only will the photo show up in all its glory, but the caption you've added from within the Instagram app on the iPhone will be sitting there underneath. The integration goes even deeper, letting you share your friends' pictures (or even groups of pictures) from Instagram onto Facebook. You can create an "Instagram Photos" album on your Facebook account to aggregate all those photos. The insular nature of the Instagram service still remains, where the only platform you can use to take Instagram pictures is the iPhone. You can also share Instagram images that a friend has posted to Facebook by using the “Share” button below that friend’s image in order to post the photo to your own timeline, on a friend’s timeline, in a group, on your page, or in a private message. [via the official Instagram blog]

12 Best Twitter Chats For Community Managers and Social Media Pros By Kevin Shively – June 14, 2013 Twitter Chats have become one of the best ways to use 140 characters. With hashtags specific to each chat, Twitter chats generally operate under a Q & A format with a moderator who plans topics and guests. Experts of each chat’s topic come in each week and answer questions and share advice. For social media professionals, these chats become more than just an interesting extracurricular event. We’ve tracked the top twitter chats for community managers and social media professionals using Simply Measured‘s Twitter Activity Report, and here are the top 12, based on the volume of Tweets over the last two weeks. #MediaChat Topics: Social and online media, new apps, and anything digital. Weekly Average: 2341 Tweets, 3.9 Tweets per User, 8,011 Followers per User. #BlogChat Topics: Blogging tactics, practices, tips, and tricks.Moderated by: Mack Collier (@MackCollier)Day & Time: Sundays at 6PM PT #SWChat #SMTLive Topics: All things social media. #BrandChat #SMChat #SMBiz

How to Create a Store on Facebook I believe that in the years ahead Facebook will become not only a place to connect with friends and family but a place to buy and purchase stuff. We have updated this page with some great new options for creating a Facebook storefront. We’ve also created 4 video walk thru’s below.. I’ve seen quite a few store front applications pop up for Facebook and I have been wanting to try one for a while. I had our storefront (You Brand, Inc. Here is a screenshot of our store below: Our Facebook Store This allows you to create a separate tab on any facebook page called Storefront. How Much Does it Cost? Currently to set up a storefront the cost is zero, yes free. How Do I Set Up a Store? I was amazed at how easy it was to set up a store. You must have a paypal account, both personal and business is work.Create an account on their website hereTo set up the store just go the application page here and follow the directions outlined. Adding a new product is a 2 step process. Some features this store has:

5 Tips for Optimizing Your LinkedIn Company Page Do you have a LinkedIn Company page? Have you employed the newly designed look and features? If you haven’t created a LinkedIn Company Page, now is the time to do so. The new layout makes it easier for people to find, follow and engage with your Company Page. Here are the new design updates and features that you can take advantage of on your Company Page. #1: Banner Images Bring your Page to life! Social Media Examiner's LinkedIn Company Page banner. The default landing tab for your Company Page is the Home tab. This is very similar to the Facebook Cover Image that you are able to utilize on your Facebook Business Page, although the image size is different. Use the banner space to illustrate and extend your unique branding and messaging. Note that you will not be able to place a clickable URL behind your primary banner image. Sprout Social's LinkedIn Company Page banner. Don’t be afraid to make your banner image eye-popping or attention-grabbing! #2: Career and Products Now Featured on Home Tab

How to Build a LinkedIn Marketing Plan that Delivers Ongoing Results Are you happy with how you are using LinkedIn? LinkedIn offers companies multiple marketing opportunities, but which ones are right for your business? In this article I’ll show you five different ways to use LinkedIn to market your business. How do you do start? You’ll want to develop a comprehensive and consistent LinkedIn marketing plan for your business to achieve long-term, sustainable success. It doesn’t matter if you’re a large corporate brand or a small business, you can build a comprehensive LinkedIn marketing strategy on a scale that suits your needs and objectives. Social Media Examiner strategy on LinkedIn includes updating the business page regularly. In order to have success with LinkedIn, you’ll need to make a long-term commitment to your plan. Remember to assess your resources first and determine what you’re willing to commit with regard to people, time and dollars. Here are 5 LinkedIn marketing ideas your business can integrate into your comprehensive marketing program.