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Gloria Rand’s Top 10 Blog Posts of 2012

top 10 2012With 2013 on the horizon, I think it’s a good time to take a look back at 2012. It was certainly a tumultuous year for… Facebook! (Yes, it was an election year here in the U.S. but there are plenty of other blogs that can comment on that front.) The social networking site made headlines all year long: switching business pages to Timeline, launching an initial public offering (and seeing its share price tank), and then struggling to monetize its business by introducing new advertising initiatives. Of course, Facebook wasn’t the only big story of 2012. Pinterest introduced business pages to tap into its growing popularity as a social network. Google+ struggled to stay relevant by introducing communities (I’m still not convinced!), while Twitter and LinkedIn both updated the look of their profile pages. Continue reading “Gloria Rand’s Top 10 Blog Posts of 2012”

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How to Find Fan Posts on Your Facebook Page

Facebook fans Do you know where to find the fan posts on your company’s Facebook page? The Timeline format has some great features, such as the ability to add past events. But it has also mucked things up a bit when it comes to seeing fan posts. In the old days, you could see them readily on your wall. The good news is, those posts are still on your wall, but you may miss them if you don’t know where to look. Continue reading

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How to Export Your Facebook Message History

I recently had an opportunity to record a series of videos for eHow.com on a variety of topics related to social media. In this video, you can learn how to export your Facebook message history.


For some reason, I can’t embed the video on my blog, so you’ll have to click the image to watch the video, or click this link: http://www.ehow.com/video_12247451_export-facebook-message-history.html
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Facebook Fans Can Chat in Real-Time with New Pixode App

Logo Chat for Pages Pixode has come up with an interesting way to build community on Facebook pages. The company has introduced a new app called “Chat for Pages.” The app allows fans of your page to chat in real-time with each other. Continue reading

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Facebook Ad Creation Made Easy

Facebook adIf you’re interested in running Facebook ads, but are confused about how to do it, help is coming soon. A recent Techcruch article says Facebook is testing a redesign of its ad creator tool that will help advertisers build their campaigns — specifically by helping them find the right mix of Facebook ads and Sponsored Stories to achieve their stated objectives. Continue reading…

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How to Keep Tabs on Facebook Group Members

Facebook logoEver wonder if the information you post in a Facebook group is getting seen by the members? Stop wondering. Facebook is rolling out a new group indicator that lets anyone know who has seen a post, and at what time they viewed it.

I noticed this in a brand new group tonight. It hasn’t shown up in my older groups, but I’m sure it will be there within the next few days.

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What Facebook’s Faster News Feed Means for Page Admins

TechCrunch reported today that Facebook is going to speed up its news feed by pulling in fewer stories to start, so users can start browsing faster. That sounds all well and good… BUT this means that page admins may see their metrics sag a bit because fewer stories are being loaded, so not as many people are going to see your great posts! Continue reading…