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Why we are addicted to facebook

Why we are addicted to facebook
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Facebook Addiction

Facebook Addiction

Facebook is the no. 1 social network on internet. Now a days it has more member than any other social network. It has approximately 750,000,000 members. And most of them are young generation who are attracted towards it. First there was a orkut, who was really famous among young generation. After that facebook overcome it and everybody jump from orkut to the facebook. By giving a small intro about the facebook. Facebook is the social network site in which families and friends met together. We can make new friends also in it, from different cities even from different countries. Facebook member can do various stuff in it. Which includes uploading status, videos, photos e.t.c. They can do chat in it,add new friends send requests, messaging and so much more. Which attracts very much to the young generation. Nowadays mostly everybody has a facebook account. And all of them use it for some purpose. Some might use it to stay connected with friends and family and other may use it for playing games, tease someone, to promote their business, make pages. And some uses it for some inappropriate things.

Now if we go toward the point which is that a facebook is becoming more than just a social networking site. The answer is pretty much obvious and may be in front of everyone that facebook is becoming habit. And habit once arise it is very hard to get rid off from that habit. Mostly young generation are becoming addicted toward it. They find it really hard to quiet that addiction. Now they have it on their mobile, so that they can use it wherever they are. As we know that each and every habit is of two types. Habit can be good and it can be bad. And as we see about this habit mostly people would agree it as a bad habit. And the reason why everyone agree it as a bad habit is simple that we spend a lot of our prestigious time over it. That became a great hurdle in the studies. Young generation spent their time in using facebook instead of doing their study. They don’t get tired of chatting even if they doing it in hours. And they really don’t concentrate on studies. Not only they use facebook they also do some inappropriate things on facebook that is really not good for them and also for the rest of the facebook.

Using facebook does not mean its a bad habit. Meeting friends and family, making new friend is not a bad stuff at all. The thing which spoil all it taste is that they use it more then it should be use. So no one stop someone to use facebook. But they also have to realize themselves that they should use it in a better way which is better for them and all the other facebook members.

Written by: A.Q

How To Make An App On Facebook

How To Make An App On Facebook

Facebook is the Number 1 social networking site, where 100s of users are joining daily. Everyone wants to be a Facebooker!

We see many Apps on Facebook, like Find your Love %, Find Your Love, You hates you the most, how serious are you? Etc. They all are made using easy techniques. I will mention the steps to how to make an app on Facebook.

First of all, log in to your Facebook Account. On the search box, search “App Factory”. Select the App Factory Page. Here’s the link for it: . Now, You will see this page:

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You can create 6 types of Apps:

1. Phrases App

Some apps containing jokes, quotations etc.

2. Friend Interview App

Some apps containing Questions about Friends.

3. Percent App

Apps having the Percentage for any result such as How smart are you etc.

4. Virtual Gifting App

Apps where the apps post certain gifts daily.

5. Random Friend App

Apps where the apps choose any friend of that user playing it. Example: Who is the most idiot among your friends etc.

6. Personality Quiz

This app is new. In these types of apps, a QUIZ is held to decide personality of certain user using it.

Choose any type of App you want to create. A page similar to this will appear:

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Put the name of your App, description, and image.Then click on SAVE . Next STEP appears. That page is similar to this:

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Now, click on the Number 1 “Click Here”. It will take you to the page of Facebook Developer Tools. Sign up there. Signing up there takes few minutes. Now, after doing that, go to that page again and on Number 2 step, click on “Click Here” link. Create a new app by clicking on “Create New App”. Do not enter any name of app, and Tick Mark on the Terms of Facebook. Click on Continue. Put that Code asked known as “captcha”.

Go to that App Factory page again, and enter the App ID and App Security, which can be found on that Page of Facebook Developer Tools after you created that unnamed app there. Now, click on Create My App button. Your App gets created easily.

You can invite your friends to that app. Make a Fan Page of that App too and promote your Hubs there.

Making GAME on Facebook costs a lot.

You can make as many apps you want. Make interesting apps and Fan Pages and promote your websites, blogs and hubs!

Best OfLuck!

Facebook Junkies Anonymous

Facebook  Junkies Anonymous

Those of us who have joined the facebook crowd, are we that addicted?

I first joined Facebook, reluctantly, only about 2 years ago. I wouldn’t for years, even though, everyone and their aunt, were encouraging me to do so. Even my parents belonged. (very out of character for my father) Somehow, I felt it would be an invasion of privacy.

Then one day I just woke up and joined. I guess I started to feel like I was missing something. After I first joined I found everyone, first from my old high school “friend requested” me. Both old friends, and people who I never shared even one word with. People who I had to ask how I knew them. Then after I began accepting these unknown “friend requests”, I found that, not only didn’t we communicate, but most of my old friends I have never facebook communicated with. It’s strange but everyone is just trying to get their number of facebook friends up! Well, no longer do I accept these “friend requests” from those who weren’t even my friends. And I even deleted the ones who’s requests, I had initially accepted.

When I first joined I began to get the gist of things, saw how many would post throughout the day about absolutely everything. About their kids, their pets, their moods. Sometimes comical things, sometimes , serious. Usually trivial stuff. And you know what? We all cared! Someone would be in the waiting room of their dentists office, and post it on facebook! Really??? Why do we need to know about everything we’re all doing every minute, of the day? The worst part was that, I, in a lesser way, was doing it too! I’d get home from work, and immediately sign on, looking to see, if anyone had commented on, or “liked” any of my posts, and to see if anyone had posted anything, that I could comment on. Had I become a facebook junkie? Well, since then I’ve weaned myself down. I now go on every now and then. Or post one of my blogs. (Maybe I’ll post this one. Maybe)

Through facebook I have reconnected with a few good friends, that I have been in touch with, sporadically. But the overwhelming majority, of “facebook friends” that either I “friend requested”, or who “friend requested” me, we’ve never, ever communicated through facebook. I guess I get the social, or networking, or even the advertising part of it, but the whole thing seems strange. We’ve become more, and more virtual, and actually see each other less and less…sort of. And it really isn’t an invasion of privacy, like I’d anticipated, because you can share whatever you want, be facebook friends with who you choose. You don’t have to accept a friend request. If someone sends you a message, asking you questions about parts of your life, that you don’t want to share, you don’t have to reply. (Oh, really? I’m sorry, I never did get your message…) You can even turn off your IM.

Okay, well, I’m having withdrawal symptoms, so I’ll need to go sign on to facebook….; )


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How to Disable Facebook Timeline in Chrome

How to Disable Facebook Timeline in Chrome

Facebook Timeline is a worst feature of Facebook. When it was new many came to like it but slowly slowly many people started dislike it but worst thing is that if we enabled it we cannot disable it after. I even my self don’t like Facebook timeline.

So for all who don’t like the Facebook timeline I am going to show you a way to disable it in Chrme using Timeline remove extension.

So no more wasting time and below is the way to get rid of this worst feature.

Download and Install Timeline Remove Extension

Step 1. Go To Chrome Web Store and search for Timeline Remove

Step 2. After searching you may see lot of extension. Choose Timeline Remove by and click on Add to Chrome next to it.

NOTE: Do not install any other Facebook timeline remove extension except the above or you may be at risk of being infected so do not trust on the others because we have tested TImeline remove and found to be reliable to use.

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Step 3. You may see a dialog box of Confirm new extension. Its safe to click on Ok so click on Ok.

Step 4. Wait until it downloads and installs. After it is installed you will see a new icon next to your address bar in Chrome. Using this icon you can enable or disable Timeline Remove extension

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Step 5. Login to your Facebook and go to your or any one’s profile and see your old profile.

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Congratulations! Using the above method you have successfully disabled this worst Timeline but your friends will still see your timeline but not you.

You can also link your friends to this tutorial so they can also disable timeline and can see the old profile enabled.

If you have any problems or still cannot disable the Timeline then let me know and I will be very happy to fix your problem.

Fake Facebook Friends

Fake Facebook Friends
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I only have 165 Facebook friends! Does that mean I have a low rating on the popularity scale? Most of my “Facebook friends” have several hundred to thousands of Facebook friends. Even members as recent as me! What;s wrong with me?

After I first joined 2 years ago, I was astounded by how many “friend requests” I got. Many from my old high school, and so many who I never even made eye contact with. I politely accepted all requests. I’ve even “friend requested” a few people myself along the way. Only, however, those who I was at one time actually friends with of course. Yet the difference was that most who I did “friend request”, I at least reach out to and said hi, or spent a bit of time catching up through a few messages. Usually not consistently staying in touch, as life does take over. Yet, I was at the very least, friendly with them at one time.

About a year or so ago, I realized that I had far too many Facebook friends who I never did say two words to, but, we went to the same high school, camp, or college. And in the end only heard of them. So why were most of them sending me invitations from around the states to all of these events, that they knew I wasn’t going to fly a few thousand miles just to attend. Especially of some stranger. And to events that I wouldn’t even be interested in. I realized that they were just sending invitations to all if their facebook friends, not only me. I began finding it really irritating. I sure as heck didn’t want to continue getting them, and even fished around Facebook for a way to stop them. Then I realized, why am I racking my brain, to try to get them to stop? Why don’t I just delete them as friends? And so I did. I deleted a lot. What difference did it make to me, since we were never even friendly? They probably never even noticed.

Then I began wondering what it all was. Why did it seem like everyone, was trying to get their number of Facebook friends up? Some would tell me that it was a way of “business networking”, yet in most lines of business, why would any one do that on a social media website? How about Linkedin? Or something of the like, for that? Okay maybe a few lines of business, but most, would you really want your business associates, or boss, or subordinates, to know your whole personal life? Or see your racy pictures? If you’re really using it for business, then, only use it for business. And keep your personal life, personal

Now when someone “friend requests” me, on Facebook, who I don’t know from a hole in the wall, I will always message them asking; “So how exactly do I know you?” Rarely, if ever, will I get a response.

So what does having more “Facebook friends” do for people? How does it affect people’s lives, as a whole? Oh, I think it’s definitely a good way to reconnect with people that you might otherwise not. But I’m not talking about that. I’m talking about the numbers of “Facebook friends” that we never, ever even communicate with, nor have we ever. What is that all about? What is the appeal of “fake Facebook friends?”

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Facebook announced to launch the application for feature phones

Facebook announced to launch the application for feature phones

Feature phone with Facebook app

Facebook app for feature phones

It’s really a good
news for users of feature phone. The Social network Facebook announced to
launch their application in a feature phones (low computing ability) which is
exclusively designed for these phones only because as per June 2010 stats 79%
of cell phone users in Asia are using feature phones instead of smart phones.
This application promotes Facebook messages, events , pictures, news, feeds and
profile etc. We are moving in one motto that we need to develop applications
for all kind of users that is our responsibility as a Global company.

The Facebook is trying to get more closer to the people for
that reason they launched his application in feature phones and providing the
application almost like the application resembles in smart phone which includes
home screen navigation, contact syncing and also they can give photos and
recent updates. And another interesting news is that for this application there
is no incurring data charges. The application is available in the following
countries and trying to launch in more networks.

Dialog (Sri Lanka)
Life (Ukraine)
Play (Poland)
StarhHub (Singapore)
STC (Saudi Arabia)
Three (Hong Kong)
Tunisiana (Tunisia)
Viva (Dominican Republic)

And the application will be available
soon in the given countries with their concerned networks

Mobilicity (Canada)

Reliance (India)

Telcel (Mexico)

TIM (Brazil)

Vivacom (Bulgaria)

“ The Facebook Phones application
works on more than 2,500 devices from Nokia, Sony Ericson, LG and other
manufacturers, and it was built in close co operation with Snaptu”. This
statement was written on Facebook Blog by company’s mobile program manager Mark

How To Unfollow Facebook Posts When You Dont Care About The Other Comments

How To Unfollow Facebook Posts When You Don't Care About The Other Comments

Unfollow Posts

Facebook Finally Lets You Unfollow Posts

The Problem: You ‘Like’ or comment on one of your friend’s status updates, videos, or photos because you think it’s neat, cool, unique, etc… and you want to let them know – but you really don’t care what their other friends have to say about it.

The Original Solution: Shut off all notifications from your Account Settings.

The Problem With The Original Solution: You may actually care what others are saying about some of the posts so you’d really rather not shut them off altogether.

The New Solution: Unfollow Posts! Now if you ‘Like’ or comment on one of your friend’s posts – as soon as someone else comments after you – you can click on that notification – return to the post and opt to “Unfollow Post”.

If you are a Google Plus user, this is the exact same function as “muting” a comment thread – so I guess we have Google to thank for inspiring Facebook to add this little update.

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Why Facebook Succeeded

Why Facebook Succeeded

Just A Thought

Well, I hate success stories, or those “recipes” and “steps” to success. Hence what this article is about is just an observation of why Facebook succeeded, or rather why it even had a chance to become as popular as it is now, instead of dying away as it was conceived like a thousand other ill-fated projects and Internet-based initiatives.

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The Whole Social Networking Thing

I remember that there were things like Friendster and MySpace around
already before the public launch of Facebook, which was not actually
very long ago if you recall, maybe about five years ago only. They were
great as well, making the whole concept of “meeting people on the
Internet” a bit more organized and proper. Previously, what you had to
do was to set up your own website perhaps, and hope that somebody found
whatever you wrote or put up interesting and contacted you via email.
Alternatively, you could enter IRC; chatrooms; forums or some form of “friend
finding” site. However, the experience was not very attractive – you had
no way to guess who really was on the other end, and most people didn’t really
“network”, especially before the Internet became as vibrant and convenient as it is
today, most people just wrote nonsense or felt really isolated as they
went along – there was nothing really human about the virtual encounters
without a face.

Then came the first social networks, with the
goal of a website with tools organized around the user to associate
himself with certain other people, or communities. Friendster and all
allowed you to put a face to things, or explain a little more about your
interests and hobbies, and it did it in such a way that would ensure
that people would see it if they were looking for you, or people like
you – a central profile for everything and albums; song lists and all for everything else. Imagine writing into someone’s autograph book or showing a colleague your family pictures. And making it simple just like the papers, you didn’t scour the main pages if you were
looking for a job; you probably knew you had to look into classifieds or the ads section
for that. It was the same thing with the early networks. By putting
information together and organizing them, unifying the experience of
people-searching on the Internet and hence making it altogether more
coherent, the Internet public knew, that if you needed to find
some long-lost buddy hence, you went to Friendster. MySpace was a favourite with new indie artistes with its music playing widgets; LinkedIn with business executives with its ability to setup references and portray more formal liaisons with others. Over time, certain
sites developed their respective niches in this fashion and by word-of-mouth in the real world.

It was a lot more helpful than the earlier, crude, staccato methods of knowing people around the Web, but more importantly as the Internet started to play a larger role in people’s lives, with the advent of YouTube; Wikipedia; Microsoft, Apple and Google’s integrated services and mobile Internet, people also stopped fooling around with these networks and considered them a natural extension of their real life, like their presence on the Internet, apart from the fleeting instant messenger and email which were just mailboxes. Psychologically, your social network profile was like an actual house in lieu of a personal website. These led to the rise of “social networking” as the merger of online and offline identities allowed people to say, “catch up” and “browse” through the profiles of acquaintances and their daily lives in a way. Rather, this bypassed the physical impossibilities of always being together with other people all the time, or the cost of spending time with others not as important or physically proximate, and hence avoiding the situation where some acquaintance ends up being “forgotten” as a mere phone contact or an old name card.

It’s Hip To Face-book Now

When Facebook began, even before it became “hip”, it was not really revolutionary thus. The importance for people to establish online personas and presences, to befit the rise of Web 2.0 as well, was a factor in the sudden burst of popularity Facebook later welcomed. However though, I mean, there were so many other social networks around already. It could have been another new, or even existing social network which took on this role as the social network we come to know. Why Facebook, then?

Facebook started out with a tad more seriousness and credibility as a networking tool, even for people who aren’t really into the whole networking stuff. Starting out as a private Harvard University-based social network, with the young undergraduate Mark Zuckerberg at its helm, Facebook initially in 2004 allowed only Harvard students to sign up for accounts and setup profiles. This was to have the effect of making sure no jokers signed up to create fake personas and details.

When Facebook began, even before it became “hip”, it was not really
revolutionary thus. The importance for people to establish online
personas and presences, to befit the rise of Web 2.0 as well, was a
factor in the sudden burst of popularity Facebook later welcomed.
However though, I mean, there were so many other social networks around
already. It could have been another new, or even existing social network
which took on this role as the social network we come to know. Why Facebook, then?

started out with a tad more seriousness and credibility as a networking
tool, even for people who aren’t really into the whole networking
stuff. Starting out as a private Harvard University-based social
network, with the young undergraduate Mark Zuckerberg at its helm,
Facebook initially in 2004 allowed only Harvard students to sign
up for accounts and setup profiles. This was to have the effect of
making sure no jokers signed up to create fake personas and details, although I do not think that at the beginning this was a real concern on Zuckerberg’s part. However, as the membership expanded to other Ivy League schools, then to colleges, it did help avoid the nasty issues of false profiles, at a time when the need for online presences were becoming important as earlier discussed, when other public websites had tons of them. Invitation-only groups and affiliations helped to deter unwanted spammers as well.

Sure, one could still fill in false details and claim to have won an Olympic medal in his youth for instance, but it wasn’t as fun to do that when everyone else seemed to be doing serious writing. Unless you had really “no life” and was totally bored, you just didn’t feel the propensity to fool around anymore. Plus, what was the catch when it was likely that someone was going to blow the whistle on you? The networking, rather than voyeurish aspect of Facebook differentiated itself from other websites from the start. The earliest members from Harvard probably took it as well, a facebook or a yearbook. With the Ivy League roll-out, that probably happened too. You really knew the person you added.

As the service rolled out to more people and the network links started, perhaps within family members and friends studying in university and college, and whatever the six degrees of separation was to help with, the credibility of profiles hosted was maintained by a, perhaps I would say, “peer pressure” effect. Friendster and others never had that advantage. By the time it had looked important enough, within the last five years maybe, for anyone new you meet to be added onto your own Facebook account as you returned home, the older networks were already filled with many phoney profiles. And unlike MySpace and other niche networks, Facebook was versatile enough by its public launch to be for everyone; it was as hip as it was formal (as long as you don’t post pictures of your boss drunk) – its “wall” concept and integration with other popular websites allowed anyone to link to anything e.g. if you were a rock musician, you could link fans to your YouTube video easily, or comment about just any topic – this is without mentioning the games and all Facebook brought to the social networking scene to really “hook” the public. In a sense, you could argue that the private restrictions regarding the schools initially was a sort of “beta test” that ensured a solid critical mass of serious users to begin with after – people who really wanted the real estate, and could invest some time in maintaining and decorating it, not squatters and backpackers.

So Your Facebook Is You!

Of course, then in come the advertisers and as corporate entities who also saw the opportunities for advertising in virtual space just as they have in real life, putting up billboards next to your piece of real estate, to use an analogy.

Other than that, the integration (which detractors might call “blurring”) of your online and offline presences have been much enhanced by Facebook over time. Foursquare, for instance, is a geolocation service that can announce, via Facebook, to the world, your location at any given time – they in fact make it into a game of sorts. Also, “live feeds” allow for real-time updates to your online universe about whatever you want them to know about – that’s like a sudden shout to the world, which is better than real life, because in this virtual world only your friends can hear it.The real and the virtual hence work in conjunction.

Do you not see the sense of ownership a Facebook account imbues as a result? Your Facebook is you! As the web grows bigger, this sense of a “real estate” online that is made accessible, “rent-free” to all, enforces loyalty and encourages usage. That is the core of Facebook’s success. To be fair, it was a little bit of a game of chance for Facebook – it evolved out of a “virtual” yearbook concept, but was carried by the Web 2.0 wave and expanded to fit new needs in online social media and networking. Then from there, it began to innovate. Had it started out in mind to become what it was now, it probably wouldn’t have been as great. Zuckerberg the indie developer was unlikely to garner enough solid critical mass to start the Facebook revolution in the same way, and it was likely to flop, or maybe achieve success in a limited way like the other existing websites, and that initial critical mass of real people was in fact the revolution in execution, beyond just concept. Online social networking may have remained the stagnant, static, not-so-well executed idea it was. The reality now is that we know Facebook better than most other similar sites, and are likely to have an account with it because we actually like it better than others. In all probability, most of the people with Facebook now would not have signed up with another provider if Facebook existed not.

Thankfully because of the success of Facebook, we now have more reason to be proud of the Internet… We can tell that to the aliens if they call, maybe.

How Facebook Granted My Wish

How Facebook Granted My Wish

When I was younger, circa 2002 I think that was, I started blogging and chatting with people across the globe. Sharing ideas, opinions, life stories and what-nots. But I share it with people I barely know. They are people from the different side of the world which I met on the popular chat flat form called, mIRC. Remember that? So then I always wished that my neighbor, friends and family also go on-line so I could at least share my blogs with them or keep up with them. And you know when they say, “be careful what you wish for?” I should have heed their warning.

Today my 2002 wish is barely a problem. Although there are still people who are either too busy or too anti-social who don’t follow the trend called Social networking. One of the most terrifying thing that could probably happen to me is if my mother can have access of all my facebook information, especially my photos. Photos of a cigarette on hand, a beer on hand, etc. So thank God for the privacy settings. Clearly, it’s more than what I wished for because today everyone’s one Facebook.

It’s so popular that it may not be all that bad after all. Facebook can be used for a lot of good deeds too. Like, looking up your school classmates in grade school and high school. Watching their awesome life through their status updates and party photos while you are, well, partying only in your head. Expressing your feelings! When you really hate someone in the office, go trash-talk that person on your wall without mentioning the name. It could surely satisfy your need for a sympathy. Another things is, you get to show off your photos to the world. The fun part is, your friends never fail to tag you in your most uncomfortable shot like the bad hair days, the evident disproportional bulges, and the pimple-stricken face days.

I used to deactivate my Facebook in a weekly basis before because I got too addicted to it. I was on it day and night. I used to forget a lot of things like paying the bills, doing errands and even going late for work. Then I saw my pattern and I didn’t like it so I decided to rehabilitate myself from it.

Having said that, I don’t want to take my 2002 wish back because that would be having a closed mind. However, I would like to advise everyone to do things in moderation. Be it social networking or any other vices, good or bad, moderation is key. Knowing when to stop and being responsible for your actions.

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How to Get Lots of Likes on Facebook

How to Get Lots of Likes on Facebook
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Do You Want Them to Like You?

One of the most common questions asked in social media is about increasing Facebook likes. In the world of ecommerce and marketing, this is an all too common issue. Since Facebook is still evolving as a business tool, many go into it unsure of how to improve their visibility and reach. But everyone wants more customers (and potential customers) on the largest social network on the web.

The good news is that improving your number of Facebook likes is relatively easy to understand, even if it takes some real effort. It is all about knowing how to market yourself, and how to break through the obscurity that is natural on a site full of competing pages. All you need is a few simple tips to get you started.

Know Who You Want to Reach
Before you begin implementing new techniques in your marketing plan, you should be aware of who your main audience is going to be. This will break your approach into two different categories: getting likes from people who already know you, and getting likes from people who might not have been aware of your existence before hand. For the sake of this article, we will assume you are more concerned with reaching new viewers. Having this goal in mind will allow you to focus attention where it is most needed. It will also allow you to break that group down further into smaller demographics that match your business: such as by age group, gender, location, social or economic status, and any other factors that might be relevant to your company/product.

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A Facebook Page Is About More Than Just Business Updates

This is a mistake you see a lot: pages that only focus on updates to their own site or blog, and fail to provide anything else. You will be highly limited in what your users share if this is the case, which in turn will limit your views. After all, social media is based almost entirely around what people share on their own profiles, and what they are interested in.

An easy way to increase your content is by making different sections or tabs on your Facebook page. In these sections, you should begin posting a wider selection of content that is still related to your business. Current events and news stories are a quick way to inject some life into your page. As are reviews and viral videos / photos / articles you find around the web.

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Making Use of Facebook Ads

Ads are always an iffy area when it comes to the internet, because on many sites ads are ignored or even blocked by apps and browser add-ons. But on Facebook, advertising is a whole other animal. Not only are they always present thanks to the free use of the site, but users seem willing to follow them as long as there is something intriguing or eye catching about them.

There is a plus side for businesses that don’t have much money to dedicate to advertising. Each marketing campaign comes with a daily or monthly allowance that you set. Think of it as prepaid advertising. Therefore, you are in total control over how much you spend on these ads, which effects how often they are shown. You can also control the audience that views them to better target your demographic.

How to Get More Facebook Likes or Fans

The Final Word About Facebook Likes

Of course, there are many more factors involved. But if you add the three tips above to an already existent call to action on your business site asking people to like your page, you will be well on your way.

As your likes go up, you can begin to increase the amount of exposure you give to products and services on your page — which will help direct people to sales, new items and more. It is simple, but effective.