Gloria Rand’s Top 10 Blog Posts of 2011


What a year 2011 has been. The U.S. economy seems to be improving. Social media continues to thrive as a medium for businesses to connect with their audience. And for me personally, I’ve been blessed by the fact that my business has grown, and I’ve added new followers on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+ — as well as adding as new subscribers to this blog. For that, I owe you all a big THANK YOU!

Before we move forward to new and exciting challenges in 2012, let’s take a look back at my most popular blog posts of 2011. Just like in 2010, the articles that resonated the best with you involved (you guessed it) Facebook!

Top 10 Blog Posts 2011

iFrame App Alternatives to FBML for Facebook Pages
Creating custom Facebook tabs became a little easier after the switch to iFrames, especially with the introduction of these useful apps.

How to Tag Your (Friendly) Fans on Facebook
This article generated a ton of comments since Facebook kept changing the rules on how to tag, and I had to keep updating to stay on top of the changes!

How to make the most from LinkedIn Company Pages
LinkedIn’s company pages may not be as popular as Facebook, but they can be a powerful marketing tool when used properly.

When to post on Facebook for best engagement

The answer to the Facebook timing question ultimately depends on your audience, but this article gives some great clues on optimal times to post.

My top 5 free keyword research tools
The key to good search engine ranking starts with finding the words and phrases your audience uses.

3 ways your business can strategically use the Facebook tag
Facebook pages can’t easily tag people as we’ve seen, but tagging other pages can be a good marketing strategy.

Facebook deals and places
A first look at Facebook’s attempt to allow local businesses to offer “Groupon-style” deals.

3 new Facebook changes that benefit marketers
Facebook made a few tweaks in May that improved engagement.

Facebook to end discussion and review tabs for business pages
This article offered solutions to companies who want to continue offering discussions and reviews on their Facebook page.

New Facebook page changes – the good, the bad and the ugly
My initial reaction to the Facebook page format change at the beginning of the year wasn’t that positive, but I like it now. (I wonder when pages will get the “Timeline” makeover… Any bets?)

What was your favorite blog post of 2011?

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