Have you been wondering which format is the best to use for promoting your business news on Facebook? This article will briefly explain the difference between the main Facebook formats and what to use each of them for. You will find out how to create them, as well as, handy info to stay relevant and entertaining for your customers.
Profiles - A profile is a place on Facebook where you can share information about yourself, such as your hobbies, pictures, videos, current city, hometown and daily events. It is principally for personal usage.
Once you have a profile, you can create any other format by picking the suitable one from the dropdown menu, as shown in the screenshot. But which of them is the best for you?
Remember: Despite the fact that Facebook prefers communication between users and therefore, it oppresses business pages, groups and events, you should not use personal pages to promote your business. That might be confusing for your customers and it is not professional.
You need a profile to create a Page. Pages allow individuals or groups of them, entrepreneurs, public figures, businesses, brands or NGO's to connect with their friends, fans and customers. When someone likes or follows a Page on Facebook, they can then see updates from that Page in their News Feed. Bear in mind what kind of page you manage. A page that is not related to any business e.g. community page or a page that aggregates all family members can be filled up with everyday life pictures e.g. your honeymoon sunset collection, kids with chocolate (or glue) all over their body or some organizational information about the upcoming costume party in your neighborhood. The business page should always be about your business. You can post any promotion, funny story, new opening hours, or whatever you find relevant there.
That basically means the page is a profile of the company, and it needs to remain relevant. Your posts should be entertaining, educating, engaging and last, but not least, valuable.
Same as for pages - You must have a profile to create a group or help manage one and you can link the group to your business page. Why would you run a group? Because people love to chat about what they find interesting with other people. In Groups, people communicate about shared interests with other interested people. A group can be created for anything — for marketing tips for small business owners or real estate agents (those are groups I personally manage :), for husky puppy lovers, for people from a specific neighborhood (so they can all share their impressions about the new French bistro on the corner) — and customize the group's privacy settings depending on who you want to be able to join and see the group. The people will see the updates after joining the group in their News Feed. Groups can be public or closed - potential users need to send a request to join. Groups can also be private. You can close it with a feature that hides the group in searches.
Any person with a profile can create an event, but only a page can create recurring events. To share your business related event, you should add your Facebook event under your business Facebook page. Your event is strongly recommended to be visible and talked about on your Facebook page, because your audience is right THERE. From the page, you can help encourage the interested people to visit the event page. The specific information will be seen in the event itself, so only those who are interested will see it and your business page remains relevant for others. Remember, Facebook events have an event venue and an event date, and after that event date expires, the Facebook event expires, as well.
Having said this, it is not efficient to invest too much time into building up your Facebook event. What you want to do is grow an audience under your Facebook page because you can engage with them at any time.
Remember: Never use a personal profile for business. Don’t have a business page yet? Follow Facebook’s easy guide to setting up a business page. Having a business page requires it to be linked to a personal Facebook profile. Don't worry - the information, posts, comments, photos, updates, etc. will not appear on your business page and vice versa. No one will be able to detect what personal profile your Facebook business page is assigned to.
Facebook is the biggest social media platform in the world with over 2.4 billion monthly active users and still increasing every year. As more and more people and companies adopt online advertising it is easy to see why social media has become a key tool to help different businesses grow and reach new potential clients. It is impossible for up and coming businesses to ignore the importance of Facebook in this day and age. With a variety of different types of ads at your disposal from pictures to videos and many more which will help you reach new people and increase your online presence. The fact is being on Facebook can make your life much easier when it comes to online advertising. You just need to setup the right marketing plan and with the help of Facebook start growing your business.
So, if you are interested in advertising your business online. Follow these 3 steps to start advertising on Facebook.
Being active on social networks pays off in the long run. Customers expect you to be active. It is a sign that your business is performing well so they can rely on your services and products.
If you think about accurate presence in digital space, it often counts number of social media profiles. I think you would agree that communicating and publishing content on social media can be a bit time consuming…or a lot.
This activity is very important, but can be done automatically. The right tools will help you publish posts in just a few clicks. Moreover, at the right time, because within each social network there are different and more effective times in which to contribute to different target groups.
There are hundreds of tools available on the market that offer different features in different price ranges. This article is a selection of several proven applications to help you.
A well-known and easy to use tool for scheduling your social media posts. This should be your starting point for these kinds of apps. Buffer allows you to connect all major accounts and it’s manageable from your smartphone.
Free plan: 3 social accounts, 10 scheduled posts, 1 user.
Pricing: from $15/ month
When it comes to scheduling posts and getting permission to publish, Kontentino is the tool you need.
Free plan: NO
Pricing: from $54/month
An all-in one marketing platform. It offers auto-scheduling so Hootsuite automatically picks the right time to post. It even supports the import of hundreds of social media posts at once, in CSV format. With an easy-to-use mobile app, you can manage your content and scheduling on the go.
Free plan: 3 social accounts, 30 scheduled posts, 1 user
Pricing: from $19/month
If you are focused on Instagram, Planoly should be in your choice. This mobile app will allow you to visually plan your feed, schedule posts and even add stories. You can reply to your comments directly from Planoly and analyze all data.
With CoSchedule you can organize your blog and social media content in one place. Editorial calendar in CoSchedule has a great UI, where you can plan posts by drag and drop.
The former Schedugram is now Sked and is a tool for scheduling and automated adding Instagram Stories. In addition to scheduling Stories, Sked also offers Visual Planning, so you can view the wall and see what it looks like without having to add individual posts.
Free plan: NO
Pricing: from $25/month
The biggest advantage of Postify is that it is free. Only when you need to connect 15 accounts or more do you have to pay $9.99 per month. Although, Postify is not the most visually app-friendly application, it does its job and this makes it a very good tool.
Free plan: Yes
Pricing: from $9.99/month
Probably the best Instagram automation tool. It also offers the ability to publish to other platforms, but focuses on Instagram the most. It offers a mobile app that captures all setup and publishing.
Free plan: 1 account per platform, 30 scheduled posts, 1 user.
Pricing: from $9/month
Even Facebook itself offers a feature to schedule your posts. Just create a post in Publishing Tools, select Schedule and pick a date. It is that easy. There's only a small problem, because it doesn't allow you to publish a post into multiple social media profiles. But still, scheduling multiple posts, as opposed to one per day, can still be an excellent time-saver.
Free plan: unlimited
If you are focused on Twitter, TweetDeck could help you with scheduling your posts. It is an app directly from Twitter. It has some basic features, but it is easy to use.
Free plan: unlimited
Did you sell a house? Tell people. It's not only a success, but also confirmation for others that you're an expert and can sell their properties.
Live stream house tours
You probably organize home tours. With a mobile phone, you can simply make a live stream through Instagram, in which you walk through the house, describe its advantages in your own words and show it to potential or current clients. The live stream, unlike a regular tour, reaches a larger number of people. Don't get me wrong, it is certainly not a substitute for real house tours. But it can help you reach people, who don't come, instead.
Live stream from the neighborhood
You will probably agree that the neighborhood of the house is one of the most important things to consider when buying a house. There is nothing easier than walking around with a phone in hand to show customers where the house is and what is nearby. Livestream that is done well can give them a real sense of the area.
Make quizzes and polls
It is a very simple and engaging thing you can do. Making quizzes and polls in Stories, or even as part of regular posts is a great way to increase engagement with people.
Chat in Stories
Now you can add the Chat feature to your stories. It means that everyone can join a group and chat with you or other participants. You can use it as a weekly FAQ and for a limited time to answer your followers' questions. It's personal and engaging.
Share existing content
There is plenty of interesting content on Instagram. And this is an advantage for you, because you can easily share the posts you like and show your followers interesting content that they enjoy. Sharing others content and mentioning their accounts alo increases awareness of your account.
Give people tips and ideas for interior design. People like this type of content. Take advantage of existing Instagram content and just share it on your network.
Facebook gathers more than 2,4 billion monthly active users. That being said, it is obvious that the possibility to reach your potential customers is high. On the other hand, getting to know the platform takes time or costs tons of money (for agency fees). For small business owners who decide to leverage this platform, time and money are the core assets.
So how can you get the most out of the biggest social network? First of all, know the basics. Facebook (and any other advertising platform) can be overwhelming, which makes it easy to get lost. Don’t try to understand everything. Choose to learn what matters to your business the most!
We have prepared content that will help you get to know the very basic idea behind advertising on Facebook. We call it the Beginner’s Guide to Facebook Advertising and within it we cover the following topics:
Dig into the Facebook advertising by downloading the e-book below and let us know how it helped you boost your business!
Do you want to squeeze more out of online marketing? That's always a good idea. Bear in mind these faults so your effort will not come in vain.
If you are reading this then you have probably heard of Instagram. It is one of the most popular social media platforms in the world. With over 1 billion monthly active users and more than 500 million daily users.Nowadays more and more businesses are using Instagram as a key marketing tool when it comes to online marketing.
But it is important to do your research and learn the ins and outs about marketing on Instagram. So you can enjoy all the benefits it has to offer and create the best possible marketing strategy to ensure great results.
Your main objective is to find your target audience and engage with them in the best way possible. This is achievable by using a number of key tactics and data which are all available to you via Instagram. Studying this information will help you come up with the best marketing strategy for your business. Which will help you reach your targeted audience to ensure you are offering your product or services to the right people.
Sound interesting. Here are the key methods to finding and engaging with your targeted audience on Instagram.