Internet Arguments – Good or Bad for Business? Part 1
Someone on the internet is wrong.
And someone else won’t be content until the wrong is righted.
You’ve seen these disagreements on Facebook, in forums, on blogs, … pretty much anywhere online. They can get very heated, and go on and on and on. Disagreements turn into discussions turn into arguments. Some of them can be downright hostile, even to the point of name-calling and bullying.
Usually, the internet arguments are between two or more people, individuals. That’s bad enough.
Even worse, though, is when business owners and brand voices jump into the fray.
Are internet arguments good for your business?
Some businesses default to the old adage “All press is good press.” So getting involved, as your business, in an argument online could certainly increase the visibility of your business.
The question here becomes:
Is this the kind of exposure you would choose for your business?
You can share your Facebook groups with your friends. There are a few different ways to do that. You can use your computer or your mobile devices to either share the groups with your friends, or to add friends to your groups.
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1) Copy/Paste the Group Link.
Copy the address (url) of the Facebook group. Then paste that into your own Status Update.
Today Facebook announced some changes to the News Feed, specifically to the “News Feed algorithm” as they call it (or “Edge Rank” as we usually call it). This news is VERY new, so we’ll be watching to see how it all rolls out in the coming weeks.
In a blog post on their Facebook for Business section, Facebook gives us a window into the workings of the News Feed.
So how does News Feed know which of those 1,500 stories to show? By letting people decide who and what to connect with, and by listening to feedback. When a user likes something, that tells News Feed that they want to see more of it; when they hide something, that tells News Feed to display less of that content in the future. This allows us to prioritize an average of 300 stories out of these 1,500 stories to show each day.
The News Feed algorithm responds to signals from you, including, for example:
- How often you interact with the friend, Page, or public figure (like an actor or journalist) who posted
- The number of likes, shares and comments a post receives from the world at large and from your friends in particular
- How much you have interacted with this type of post in the past
- Whether or not you and other people across Facebook are hiding or reporting a given post
Once again, Facebook makes it clear that it’s the stories you INTERACT with that you will see the most of. Read more >>
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Why is HootSuite Pro such an integral part of what I do?
- Unbelievable Price Point – HootSuite Pro base accounts start at $9.99 and include one team member ($10 value), and one analytics pack ($50 value). This is a tool that doesn’t break the bank!
- Unlimited Social Profiles – I can add as many Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+ Pages as I like and access them all with a single login using HootSuite Pro. This is a tool that is convenient!
- Unbeatable User Dashboard – I switch back and forth between all of the profiles I manage on HootSuite all of the time. It’s very straightforward how to select profiles to view and post from. This is a tool that is easy to use! Read more >>
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