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Posted by Support Team on 8/17/2011

Connect your personal profile to your business page. Ok, I know you are going to say you can't do this but you can in a way.

A Facebook personal profile shows personal info at the top of your profile. This section contains your job title and place of work. Notice that the place of work is a clickable link. , you don’t have to fill out all these fields, if you want leave them blank and they will not appear. As you can see from mine I only have a few filled out. Now go to your Facebook profile and make sure you are on the “Profile” view by clicking on Profile in the upper right corner. When you do that the screen below should appear. Then go up to the top of your profile and mouse over your Employer field – if you didn’t place anything in the employer field you would mouse over “Add your current work information”. Now by default, when Facebook changed your profile to the new design, it automatically hyperlinked your EMPLOYER field to an auto-generated COMMUNITY PAGE! For a full explanation of Community Pages and what you need to know, see this post. What we want to do is replace that default Community Page with your Fan Page. Now if you work for yourself and have a Fan Page or you work for someone whom does you will want to link to that Fan Page. This is an awesome way to promote your Fan Page that most people miss completely. The process to add your Facebook Fan Page as your Employer is done here in 6 easy steps: 1. Click Edit Profile > then go to the Education and Work section. 2. Begin typing the name of your fan page in the Employer field. 3. If your fan page appears in the drop down menu, select it, by clicking on it. 4. Then fill out the remaining fields (Position, City/Town, Description and Time Period). If you also add in any business partners/colleagues, this will show on their profile too under the Employer section. 5. When you are done, Click Add Job. Now if it does go just as I said here, there is a Ninja workaround which takes a tad of techie knowledge. See this helpful tutorial. The finished product will look like the below, this when somebody mouses over your Employer page. And if they click on it it will take them to my Fan Page.  

Posted by Support Team on 8/16/2011

Letting people know about your Facebook business page can sometimes be a challenge. Try using Facebook as your business page. Instead of writing posts and posting on walls as you, Facebook lets you function as your business page. Go to your Facebook business page. On the right side you will see "Use Facebook as..." Make sure to do this on Facebook pages that makes sense to your business. Think about liking other pages as your page too. For example, like and comment on community pages, give your favorite local businesses a comment or job well done as your page. When you post as your page it allows all of the fans of the other page to become aware of your page and creates a click-able link back to your page.

Posted by Support Team on 8/15/2011

Use social media and your website to promote your Facebook page. Make sure that all of your social media and your website cross promote each other. A great example is to provide clickable links to each from the other. Check out how RLS2000 has helped top agent Ryan Seward promote his sites by clicking here. Make sure to provide links to other sites, promote recent Facebook Page posts via a link on Twitter and post your blog posts on your Facebook page. If you would like to know more about how RLS2000 helped Ryan and lots of other agents combine their social media with their website increasing their web traffic ten-fold email us at jill@rls2000.com  

Posted by Support Team on 8/11/2011

Every good marketer knows you need a call to action. Believe it or not many people that go to your Facebook business page don't know to click the "like" button. They need instructions. Having a professional looking landing page on your Facebook  page shows your visitor that this is a professional business page. Every landing page should have a call to action to "like" the page. Here is an example of an RLS2000 Facebook landing page. If you would like RLS2000 to create a landing page for you please click here to view our templates.  Decide you would like to order one email jill@rls2000.com.    

Put a link to your Facebook business page everywhere you can think of. Another great way to get people to check out your Facebook business page is to create clickable links in your email signature. For directions on how to add plug-ins to Outlook click here, most email programs have a similar set up.

The more fans/likes you get on your Facebook business page the more exposure you get. When someone likes your Facebook business page it is akin to them friending you on Facebook. When you post on your Facebook business page it goes to their Facebook News Feed. That is a great way to use high-touch, top-of-mind marketing. Tip #2 is to post the link to your Facebook business page on your personal Facebook page and ask your friends to like it. Here is how you do that: 1. Go to your Facebook business page 2. Copy the url from the top of the page 3. Go back to your personal Facebook page 4. In the status box, click link 5. Paste the url in the link box and click Attach 6. Write something in the status box asking your friends to like your business page. 7. Hit the Share button    

Getting started attracting Facebook fans can be a challenge but once it starts to take off the "likes" start to multiply quickly. Here is Tip #1 on how to get more fans to your Facebook business page. Go to your business page, and on the right hand side of the page you will see it says Invite Friends. Click the Invite Friends button, the pictures of all of your personal friends will appear. Click on each friend  you would like to invite and then hit the submit button. Your friends will get a notification that you have invited them. Do this once week or as you add new friends.    

1. Get a custom url. Facebook profiles and business pages can have vanity URLs. Add a keyword in your custom URL that relates to your niche, it will increase your visibility not only on Google but also on Facebook. Once you have 25 likes on your Facebook business page, claim your vanity URL. A  vanity URL works just like a website address, for example www.facebook.com/RLS2000. 2. Make sure your page stands out from the crowd. Anyone can create a Facebook business page in just a few minutes but how will your page be different and set you apart? Have a descriptive and professional looking side bar image. Make sure to also have a professional landing page. Remember this is a business page. Your landing page should have a call to action that invites visitors to "Like" the page. 3. Promote your Facebook business page everywhere else. Having a custom URL will help you advertise your page on your business card, in print, and other marketing materials. Make sure to add a link to your page in your email signature and links to your website and blog. 4. Provide consistent content A page with no content in useless. Give your fans a reason to like your page. Provide consistent updates, and engaging content. There is nothing worse than a page that has not been recently updated. 5. Add applications What is the purpose of your business? If you are a real estate professional let your fans search for property from your Facebook page. Applications like The RLS App provide a branded property search right from Facebook, be where your clients are. It also drives the searcher to the real estate professional's website. What other ways do you have to get more fans to your Facebook page? For more information on any of the products you saw in this blog visit the RLS2000 website.

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