14 Kick Butt Resources for Facebook Marketing

Facebook has grown by substantial leaps and bounds in popularity in the last few years. Unless you have your head buried in the sand, you may have heard of it.  It is a little known social networking site on the Internet. Even the I-don’t-even-OWN-a-computer-or-have-a-cell-phone types have at least heard the word ‘Facebook’ used among their civilized friends.

Originally designed for college students way back in 2004, it is now a platform for not only reaching out to high school buddies you have not seen in 20 years, but businesses, website owners, bloggers, and other social media junkies are finding it a great tool.

I have not really tapped into this resource, but I did create a Facebook page for my Inspired to Write blog. (I hope you will become a fan.)  As I started this process, I came across some great resources that I thought I would pass on.

First I would like to pass on a post about Facebook myths that are out there – in case you wanted to stop the nonsense. Social Media Examiner lists 4 Facebook Marketing Myths and How to Overcome Them.

Here is a simple chart explaining the difference between Facebook Pages and Facebook Groups and an entry on the Facebook blog with more detail.

Written in June this year, Marketing Zen discusses marketing in his article,  The Changing Face of Facebook Marketing – 5 Things You Must Know.

Helpful article on 5 Quick Ways to Improve your Facebook SEO by Small Biz Trends.

Smashing Magazine’s designing a Facebook fan page post that showcases great Facebook fan pages along with tutorials and resources.

Here are a couple ways that are suggested on getting more fans for your Facebook Page: Do More with Facebook and How to Develop a Facebook Page that Attracts Millions of Fans.

Mashable also wrote an article titled, 5 Elements of a Successful Facebook Fan Page. Written in March of 2009, still good reading, especially the origin of the Coca-Cola Fan Page.

If you are looking for a unique photo for your profile or fan page, check out 5 Creative Ways to Hack your Facebook Profile Photo.

A couple helpful sites to enhance your website or Facebook Page are A Like Box plugin for your website and a Facebook Apps site, called AppsBistro.

For advertisers, here is a post on Tips on Optimizing Facebook Ads for Affiliate E-Commerce Sales.

For serious business owners (versus amateur), there is a 250 page Facebook Marketing Bible that customers can purchase ($95 at the time of this posting). I have not purchased this (since I am not so serious), but looking at the Table of Contents, this ebook has a ton, I mean a TON of information.

Note:  Just as with any technology, especially popular websites, changes are happening constantly. Some of these resources offer great tips, but just be aware of the latest changes on Facebook.

About Julie McElroy

Julie writes for Inspired to Write where she offers tips, resources, and writing inspiration for writers and bloggers. She is also a freelance writer for various websites and blogs.

Comments

  1. I saw your comment on No Job For Mom and wanted to give you a link: http://sites.google.com/site/workathomesitedirectory/. I created this recently and maybe you can find some good sites here. It’s long now, but I just found a bunch more sites, so it will be doubling or tripling in length in the next couple of weeks, so be sure to check back. I hope you find some sites you like.
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    • Julie McElroy says:

      Thanks Victoria for this extensive list… I have heard of a lot of them… will check out the others!

  2. Really great list of useful resources. That’s my bedtime reading sorted!

  3. Thanks for these great tips! I will share it on Twitter :)
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