Almost everyone now has a FaceBook account, mostly because it is the biggest social networking site on the internet. However, not everyone is completely familiar with FaceBook, and they have basic questions, but they are too shy to ask them. Therefore, I am going to try to answer some of the most basic questions asked in regards to FaceBook.
- What is The Different Between A FaceBook Profile and A FaceBook Page?
Just like with Google+, a FaceBook Profile is for personal accounts. A FaceBook page is for an entity, such as your company.
- I Accidentally Set Up A Profile Page, Can I Convert it To A FaceBook Page, Instead?
FaceBook has recently release a business migration tool that will allow you to do this, without losing any followers. Even though you will not lose any followers, you will lose page content and pictures. Also, if you have less than 100 friends, you are given the option to rename your FaceBook Page.
- I Have A FaceBook Page, Can I Add Another Administrator to The Account?
Yes, you can. Just head on over to the Applications page, select Page Manager, and then add someone else as a page administrator. Keep in mind, they must have a FaceBook account as well.
- How Do I Get A Page Vanity URL?
Firstly, you have to have 25 likes on your page (fans). Once you have gotten to that milestone, you can go to facebook.com/username, click “Select a Username” and then enter the username you wish to have. After that, press “Check Availability” and then you can confirm your username.
If you have any other basic FaceBook questions that you know of, and you have answers to them, please list them below. If you have found this information to be helpful, please let us know. We love knowing that we have helped our readers out.
Twitter is an extremely powerful tool that you should try to harness the power of. It’s a great way to get some quick traffic and potential customers to your website. However, some people may have some basic questions about the service, but they are too shy to ask them. Therefore, I am going to try to answer some basic Twitter questions.
- Do I Have The Ability to Change My Twitter Username?
Even though most services do not offer this ability, Twitter does! Just go to the Account tap on Twitter and you will see a field that enables you to change your username.
- Should I Follow People Back That Follow Me?
Simply put, no you do not have to follow anyone that you do not want to. However, if you follow people back, the more gracious they will be. You shouldn’t follow everyone that follows you, but if they post useful or interesting information that you are interested in, consider following them back.
- What Are #hashtags?
Basically, #hashtags is a way to organize tweets that makes them easier to filter whenever someone is searching for something specific. Therefore, I would highly suggest using it, so your tweets are more visible.
- How Do I Use an @Reply?
An @reply is basically a public message that is sent to someone else on Twitter. If you want to send a public message to someone, simply put their username after the @ symbol somewhere in your tweet. For instance: “@ColorMeSocial great information! Really helpful!!” Your message will be sent to the user ColorMeSocial where everyone else can see.
If you know of anymore basic Twitter questions and you have the answers to them, please list them below in our comments section. Remember, it’s a great feeling to help others out.
In September of this year, Google sites loved getting 184.5 million unique visitors. FaceBook, however, came in fourth place, gaining 163 million unique visitors. So, now is a perfect time to start up that Google+ account you have been contemplating. Google has plans to compete with both FaceBook, and Twitter. This is going to be a fierce battle, and you need to make sure you are on all sides.
So, if you have been contemplating setting up a Google+ page, all you should worry about is that FaceBook certainly gets a ton of love, and you should definitely have a FaceBook account, but Google is going to prove just how important search engines are when it comes to content. If you want your company to have a good standing with the search engines, Google+ is going to be the way to go, because they are going to have much greater visibility in search results for things that have been shared on Google+ pages.
Therefore, with a Google+ page you will have the benefits of being able to interact with other users across the web, just like every other social networking site, but you also get benefits on the search engines when you are active on Google+. Also, of course, the more times your content shows up from a Google+ page on the Google search engine, you are most likely going to build up your circle on Google+. It is definitely a win-win situation that you need to become a part of. If you are not, you are going to regret that decision later on.
If you have any more tips you would like to add for Google+, please let us know by leaving a comment below. Let us know how Google+ has affected your online presence.
A troll is an internet user that just absolutely thrives on attention, and causing chaos. Their main objective is to start up unnecessary drama, in hopes of starting an argument with someone. If you give into trolls, you could potentially ruin your social networking presence. Their main objective is to cause you harm, and ruin your online reputation. Therefore, you need to be prepared when dealing with trolls, so I am going to give you some tips.
Do not ever feed the trolls! This is a common term shared amongst internet users when it comes to dealing with trolls. Remember, they want to ruin you, so you cannot let them. Therefore, do not give them what they strive for. Your best defense against trolls is not giving them any of your time, and any attention what so ever. Therefore, when you encounter a troll, just overlook what he has to say and pretend as if his post or message does not exist. If you respond, you are feeding him.
Sometimes, just simply ignoring the troll is not enough, and you have to do something. They will usually up their game, making much more hurtful and inflammatory comments. Eventually, this could lead people to have a negative outlook on you, or could encourage other people to step in, making the situation much worse. If you do respond, just say something along the lines of “thanks for the feedback” or “thanks for taking the time to share your opinion.” After that, move on. You will be responding with a neutral comment, and won’t be giving them any material to use against you.
If you have ever dealt with a troll, and you have some advice to share when dealing with trolls, please leave a comment below.
Back in the day, everyone knew that social media networks such as FaceBook and Twitter both had nofollow attributes associated with outgoing links. Therefore, you would not gain any search engine authority whenever you posted your link on Twitter or FaceBook. However, the game has changed since then, and actually back in December of last year, Google said in an interview that tweeted links are a signal for search engines organic and news rankings. So, don’t ever be afraid of posting your link up on Twitter now. It definitely helps!
Whenever you post on Twitter, you should always try to get some use out of your keywords in the tweet. However, with 140 characters this can become a bit of a challenge. To make matters worse, but this definitely helps, is that you want your tweets to be able to be retweeted without the person retweeting having to delete some of your message. You never know, they could end up having to erase your keywords from the tweet. Therefore, whenever you tweet, try to give a little bit of legroom. Instead of taking advantage of the full 140 chars, try to limit yourself to around 120 characters. That way, you can take full advantage of retweets and your keywords will still be intact.
Whenever you make a Twitter account your username does have an influence on SEO. Never have a username that has numbers in it, because a lot of the spam bots on Twitter have numbers in their username. Whenever search engines such as Google comes across links posted by people with numbers in their username they disregard them, because they cannot differentiate whom is truly a spammer, and who is not. Therefore, leave numbers out of your Twitter name.
If you have any other search engine advice for social media outlets, please post below and let us know.