Getting Started with Your Social Networks - Facebook
Published on 6/16/2014
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Getting Started with Your Social Networks - Facebook:
Note: This is the 9th in the “GetStarted” Sequence. In this Press Release we will discuss getting started with your Social Networks. IBO Toolbox makes an excellent Connections Page for your Social Networks. It exposes visitors to your businesses and links and provides an easy way to get in touch with your other networks.
We started with Google because they created your Google+ page automatically, when you opened your Gmail account. There is a lot of benefit to this as it gives you access to many tools that will help you rank your site well with one of the largest search engines on the planet.
Facebook is still considered the largest Social Network active today. By the rules, you are supposed to post your personal stuff on your own timeline and use a Fan Page for your Business or Company postings. You are only supposed to have a single personal account although it seems that you can create up to fifty Fan/Business pages that you manage. You are supposed to use only accurate information when setting up your Facebook account.
Open OneNote (your notebook) to Setups and add a page for Facebook. Copy the Preparation for Facebook (below) and paste it in your notebook. Use it as a guide for completing the information desired by Facebook. The sign up information is all required. Some of the other, you will be able to put off until you are ready. See the notes as you go.
Open your KeePass Password Tool to the Social Media Group. Click on the Wrench Icon to “Add Entry”. Set the Title to “Facebook”, User Name to “yourEmail@wherever”. Choose or Generate the password. Set the URL to https://www.facebook.com/ and Click [OK].
On your new KeePass entry for Facebook, DoubleClick the URL. This will take you to the Sign Up page. Enter the information you have prepared in OneNote – Setups – Facebook. For your Email, you can DoubleClick the User Name in your KeePass Entry and Paste it into both Email fields. *NB: If you take too long, just go back to KeePass and repeat.* Get the Password from KeePass in the same way.
*Note: Always read the Terms for everything you sign up for. The only way to stay out of trouble is to stay informed.*
After you have entered your Birthday, selected your Gender and read the Terms, Click [Sign Up]
I didn’t create a new account and it has been a couple of years since I signed up. Facebook doesn’t allow you to have more than one personal account. So, you are on your own with the next steps. Follow Facebook’s guidance or wait and go back to it later. Hopefully, with the information in “Preparation for Facebook”, you will be prepared to get most of it done right away.
If you didn’t take care of it during your setup process, please post a real image for your Profile Picture. Simply Click on your name in the Facebook header bar and that will take you directly to your page. Run your mouse over your Profile Picture and a bar will appear “Update Profile Picture”. Click on that for Options and Information.
The same is true of your Cover Photo. Hover the mouse over your Cover Photo and Click on [Change Cover]. See notes in Preparation for Facebook about size and text.
Once those two problems are resolved, you can Click [Update Info] on your Cover Photo to quickly go to the About section. There you can make any changes or additions to the information you are posting about yourself. Remember to exercise a little care. Some things should be kept private.
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Signup with Facebook:
Your Email: (You won’t be able to change this. Choose wisely.)
Profile Picture: (Note Location and Name) The Optimum Size is 180x180 pixels. *Note: It is best to use a personal image. You can add your Logo to it if you want but using a Logo alone is not a good idea. People want to build relationships with people.*
Cover Photo: (Note Location and Name) The Optimum Size is a 851x315 pixel image with limited text. According to guidelines published last year, text should not exceed 20% of the image area. The rules may have changed since then. For help creating an effective cover page, see:
Getting Your Facebook Cover Photo Right by Nove-Noga.
In the About section you will have:
Work and Education:
“Where have you worked?” (Company, Title, Dates and Description of work/duties) If you want to have a Fan Page for your own new Business, try creating the Fan Page for your business first. When I tried to list Nove-Noga dot com and Nove-Noga Enterprises, it created new pages that I cannot seem to get my fingers on. (Advice would be appreciated.)
“Where did you go to college?” (Generated Choice of Schools, Dates, Graduated, Description, Concentrations) Stick to the truth. To review the info required, I added “The Old School of Hard Knocks”.
“Where did you go to high school?” (Generates choices) Transparency counts. People do business with those they know and trust.
“What skills do you have?” (Generates choices) Make it real. Don’t claim skills that you don’t have yet. You can always come back to this.
I selected “Single” from the generated list. There doesn’t seem to be a spot for “Married to the Internet/Job.”
Add your Family members with Facebook Profiles.
This is where you will note your Fan/Business pages. Mine is https://www.facebook.com/MyNoveNoga
Insert a brief Bio (biography). You can include a link in this area.
I found a good reference over at Good Reads. You’ll never guess what I chose.
“Nothing ventured, nothing gained!!!” – Benjamin Franklin
I started with my Current City and the place I consider my Hometown.
Screen Name (If the Screen name generated for you doesn’t work, you can change it but only a very few times.)
More About (Your Name)
Subjects to be filled by selection:
Teams and Athletes
Subjects Filled by your Activities:
Places: Attach places to your photos.
Aps and Games:
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Now that you have your Facebook account setup, you could add it to the Social Media section of IBO Toolbox. However, the new Facebook tools at IBO Toolbox are geared to your Fan Pages. You should list your Fan Page first in the Social Media section. If you are ready, go ahead. If not, we will get to Fan Pages in the next few PRs.
Tools – OneNote or other Notebook tool, KeePass Password Tool.
Tasks – Create page for Facebook under Setups in OneNote, Use Preparation for Facebook as a guide to setting up your account, Add Facebook to Social Media group in KeePass, Create your new Facebook account using the information that you prepared.
Remember that Facebook cannot simply be considered a marketplace. Spamming will not be tolerated and can get your account suspended or terminated. Instead, you want to use it to build on your relationships. Use your Fan Pages to showcase your marketing. Join the marketing groups for places to post your opportunities. Please apply the rules of courtesy. Do Not post your links on other people’s pages unless requested.
This is a good time to get into Facebook, with the several drives to get the maximum number of Friends on Facebook. (5000) Find these posts, there are several on my timeline, and follow the instructions to make people aware that you are willing to accept new Friends. To help keep you out of trouble read, What You Don’t Know About Facebook… It could help keep you out of the Facebook Jail. Nove-Noga!