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What you see may not mean what you think it means – Facebook Public Stats

Apr 25, 2012   //   by Raylene   //   Blog, Facebook  //  6 Comments

A nasty thing that happens around the internet is buying likes or follows. It’s never a good idea to buy likes or follows, in my opinion. Doing so falsely inflates your audience, and leaves you with a disconnected group of people, leading to very little genuine and useful interaction or engagement.

This conversation goes through the social media channels from time to time, and there’s a specific conversation I wanted to address. Some bloggers are being accused of buying their likes and being fakes, based on publicly available Facebook statistics.

From the blog post starting the conversation:

…when you see [in the LIKES tab of the Facebook page’s statistics] cities outside of the US are the most popular for a blogger, it kind of lets you know that they bought their likes. Like an Atlanta Blogger whose top city is Colombo, Sri Lanka. Oh Colombo, Sri Lanka is another top liking place for a big Canadian blogger!…

I always wondered how one of these bloggers got so big so quickly! And now I know!! She bought them!

…it needs to be shown that people are not honest with their blog stats. Maybe they are doing this to get more opportunities, or just to appear to be one of the big names out there. Blogging is a competitive area, and some have worked hard to get their traffic and stats up the natural way, some just want to take the easy way.

Now you have a way to know, unless you know a blogger is an International Superstar, if they are buying their likes or not.

Likes Tab on a Facebook Page - shows how many LIKES a page has. If you click this tab, you can see a few statistics about the Page.

Likes Tab on a Facebook Page - shows how many LIKES a page has. If you click this tab, you can see a few statistics about the Page.

Unless of course, they are being honest, not buying their likes, and they really are actual International Superstars! Which is possible! There’s simply no way to tell from the “Most Popular City”!

The “Most Popular City” statistic referenced in the post is “the city where most of the people talking about this page are from”, and that is one of the statistics publicly available on every Facebook page. If you click the “LIKES” tab, you’ll be able to see a few statistics about the Page, including “Most Popular City”. Read more >>

How to change the Custom Tab Images on Your New Facebook Page Timeline

Apr 6, 2012   //   by Raylene   //   Blog, Facebook  //  6 Comments

Edit Page Tab Settings in FacebookIn the new Timeline format for Pages on Facebook, some of the application images that show up underneath the large cover photo can be customized. It is really a great idea to customize those images to match your website and page Timeline. These images need to have already been created (either by you or your graphic designer), and then they can be uploaded into Facebook. Here’s a quick video on how to change the images on your custom tabs in your new Facebook Page Timeline.

 

Best viewed in full screen (HD) version. If you can not see the video above, click this link:
How to change the Custom Tab Images on Your New Facebook Page Timeline

UPDATE 4-28-2012:
I need to make a clarification on some of the apps. I believe I said it very briefly in the video, but let me give more detail here.

The Facebook standard apps (including Photos, Likes, Events, Videos (those loaded directly in Facebook, not YouTube), Map, and Notes) will NOT allow you to change the image that shows in the tab. As I understand it:

  • Photos will always show a thumbnail of the last photo you upload,
  • Events will show the image associated with the last event you posted (if any),
  • Likes will always show the thumbs up, and
  • Notes will a snapshot of your last note.

Only Custom Apps (those added to your Facebook Page) can have Custom Tab Images. I hope that clears things up a bit! Read more >>

Turning off E-mail Notifications for Event Postings in Facebook

Mar 20, 2012   //   by Raylene   //   Blog, Facebook  //  Comments Off on Turning off E-mail Notifications for Event Postings in Facebook

Have you ever RSVP’d (Joined) an event in Facebook, and then started getting hundreds of e-mails about the event? The default settings in Facebook include sending an e-mail notification to you every time someone posts to the wall of the event that you’ve joined. So, if someone posts a comment on the Event page saying, “Nope, I can’t come. Thanks for the invite,” you’ll receive an e-mail notification letting you know they posted, even if you don’t know who they are, or that they were invited to the event.

If you’re like most people, you will want to turn OFF all those notifications, especially if you have joined a particularly busy or chatty event. Here’s a quick video explaining how to change the notification settings, specifically in Events, so that you don’t receive e-mails that you don’t want! Read more >>

Switch to Using Facebook as a Page

Mar 12, 2012   //   by Raylene   //   Blog, Facebook, Social Media for Business  //  Comments Off on Switch to Using Facebook as a Page

pages on FacebookOne of the best features I have found about Facebook Pages is that they have an identity of their own. A Facebook Page can therefore use certain functions in Facebook like a regular person can, and that creates opportunities to increase your page’s visibility as you interact on other Facebook Pages as your page.

This quick screencast will show you how to make the switch from personal profile to using Facebook as a Page.

Best viewed in full screen (HD) version. If you can not see the video above, click this link:
Switch to Using Facebook as a Page

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