Tag Archives: Facebook Apps

Boost Your Facebook Business Page with Business Apps

When you create a Facebook Business Page or Fan Page for your ecommerce business, one challenge you might have is figuring out how to create something that isn’t a static, basic Facebook Page.

The best way to get noticed and to have people make use of the “Like” button on your Page is to have a professional developer design your Facebook page and work with your business to create Facebook-friendly photos, video and other assets.  This will help highlight what your business has to offer and also make your Facebook page an appealing destination for your customers.

Of course, that project will cost money and take time. If your small business or ecommerce business is lacking in either of those departments, then the following three Web apps and services can help you bring your business to Facebook with a little style.

Read more: 3 Apps to Boost Your Facebook Business Page
By Vangie Beal, May 19, 2011

Facebook Apps for Ecommerce Business Sites

Customize these Facebook applications on your Facebook Business Page to boost your existing small business ecommerce marketing strategies. Plus, they’ll make your Facebook Page look better.

Market Your Ecommerce Promotions on Facebook: Wildfire Promotion Builder is a Facebook application that small business ecommerce site owners can use to run different promotions on Facebook Pages, such as contests, coupons and special deals. After adding the application you configure the promotion through the app, publish it, and then add it as a Tab on your Facebook Page. This application is not free, but pricing is reasonable. Using this promotion builder will also simultaneously publish your marketing campaign on Facebook, Twitter and your own ecommerce website.

Read: 5 Facebook Apps for Small Business Ecommerce Sites
By Vangie Beal, October 13, 2010


Social Media Glossary

With social media it would seem that the terminology just doesn’t end. Here is the list of terms that are currently defined in the Webopedia Web 2.0> Social Media category:

@reply alerts A-List blogger astroturfing authenticity badge b-blog BiggerTwitter Blackbird bliki blog Blog and Ping blog storm blogroll Cisco Eos crisis blog del.icio.us Digg Digg This DM Facebook Facebook Connect Facebook forced invite Facebook Group Facebook Like Facebook Mini-Feed Facebook News Feed Facebook wall faceosphere Fail Whale follower forum glog hash tag influencer MFD microblog Microsoft Vine open media plog PocketTweets Retweet RSS social media social network social networking site social software tag cloud tagging Technorati TrackBack Twaffic Tweeple tweet twewbie Twidroid Twishing Twitosphere Twitter Twitter following Twitter Sparq Twitterers Twittermaps Twitturly Twittworking UGC Web 2.0 YouTube [Webopedia’s Social Media Category]

Source: Webopedia.com

Three Facebook Apps for EBay Sellers

We show you three free applications that eBay sellers can use to showcase their wares on Facebook.

According to Facebook’s own data, this popular social networking site has more than 200 million active users, with more than half logging in to the site each day. One big reason people keep returning to Facebook is the site’s applications, called apps for short. According to Facebook 70 percent of its members engage with the more than 52,000 applications currently available on Facebook.

There are a number of Facebook applications that sellers can use to promote their own eBay business to friends and acquaintances on Facebook. We look at three eBay applications that you can add to your own profile to promote your eBay business on the Facebook platform.

Three Facebook Apps for EBay Sellers
By Vangie Beal, July 8, 2009

Socialcast Adds to Expanding Field of Enterprise Social Networking

Social media networks and real-time communication tools like instant messaging and Twitter are used by millions; including employees who want to save time and share knowledge with geographically dispersed co-workers.

The problem is that consumer applications are not designed for the enterprise, and while employees are ready to bring them into the workplace, most are not compatible with their organization’s security and archiving policies.

One platform available to the enterprise is Socialcast—a secure real-time communications tool that puts the best features of consumer social networking and communication tools into a secure enterprise package that meets enterprise archiving needs.

Socialcast Adds to Expanding Field of Enterprise Social Networking
By Vangie Beal, April 21, 2009

Three Ways to Make Money on Facebook

Using Facebook to sell your wares is a fairly new trend, but with more than 1,900,000 users accessing the Facebook Marketplace application it is obviously a trend that is catching on in a big way.

As Facebook’s popularity grows so does the number of third-party applications (called apps for short) that people can add to their profile.  Some Facebook revenue-generating apps let sellers advertise their items to Facebook friends and other people who use the application.  These types of buying and selling apps tend to be used less frequently as many people don’t want to sell items to Facebook friends.

Apps that help sellers connect with buyers from outside their own friend list continue to fuel money-making opportunities on Facebook.  Also, if you don’t have your own items to sell, you can still make money on Facebook using third-party apps to generate commission-based sales via referral programs.

Here are three applications that you can use to make money on Facebook.

Three Ways to Make Money on Facebook
By Vangie Beal, April 1, 2009

Guide to Social Media and Social Networking Sites

Webopedia has a new Guide online this morning—a Guide to Social Media and Your Business.  There is some excellent information, terminology and articles for those looking to get up-to-date on social media and how to market your business using social networking sites.

From creating a Facebook group to tweeting—that is sending messages out on Twitter, many are looking for social media marketing business plans. Social media is a term used to describe a variety of Web-based platforms, applications and technologies that enable people to socially interact with one another online.

The following Webopedia Guide to Social Media and social networking sites will offer definitions to help you learn the lingo, plus show to create a Facebook topic, business profile, and provide details on many social media-oriented sites you can use as a business marketing tool.

  • Social Media: Tips for Small Business Marketing
  • How to Create a Facebook Page for Your Business
  • How To Create a Facebook Group
  • Social Networking Sites
  • Thirty Social Media Sites
  • Text Message and Chat Abbreviations
  • The Differences Between LinkedIn and Facebook

Webopedia Guide: Social Media and Your BusinessBusiness Tips for Facebook, Twitter, and other social media sites.
By Vangie Beal, march 17, 2009