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  • http://www.facebook.com/jobarnesonline Jo Barnes

    Great stuff Mitt! Some brilliant points here. Thanks for sharing!

    My other favourite update is the list feature. I love the fact I can now segment my lists and only see information in my newsfeed from people or pages I want to hear from.

    I’m looking forward to what FB is going to do with Timeline for Brand Pages!

    Thanks again.


    • http://www.mittray.com Mitt Ray

      Thank you Jo. I am glad you like t.

      Yes, that’s a great feature too – just subscribing to certain friends, pages or only to their important updates.

      I heard about the timeline feature yesterday. It seems quite interesting. Another feature I am looking forward to is the one where you can subscribe to websites. This is probably being done to match up with Google Plus’s Sparks.

      Thank you for your comment.


  • Mike gibbons

    HELP! If I post a photo (#1) with a witty comment then shortly post another great picture (#2) with a witty comment…FB automatically ruins my editorial punch by putting both pictures into an album and basically hiding the comments…amazing to me that FB would not want to protect great original content updates.. jeff what do you think?

  • http://www.facebook.com/Andrew.Newey.Brisbane Andrew Newey

    Thanks for the info Jeff. It does seem that the fb team appear a bit indecisive about the page display order – but thanks for confirming how it is right now. I was wondering what changed with tagging rules too! Always worth reading your articles Jeff – very informative, thanks!!

  • http://www.wonderoftech.com Carolyn Nicander Mohr

    Wow, Jeff, this is very helpful. Great walk-through of the new features and how to implement them for our best use. 

    I am interested in your thoughts about the Facebook subscribe button and putting it on your blog. I am afraid readers would either confuse it with the Facebook Fan Page Like button or be overwhelmed by too many choices of Facebook connectivity. Your thoughts?

  • R.

    Hi Mitt, I dont understand exactly what you mean when you say “with the recent facebook updates only the latest updates stay on

    Are you talking about posts published from profiles or posts from fanpages ? (that would mean that the Facebook edgerank is not valid anymore). Confusing. Thanks for your answer.

  • http://www.modernlifeblogs.com Amit

    Awesome Post. Thanks so much for your info. Keep Rocking!

  • http://ideagirlmedia.com/ Keri at Idea Girl Media


    Good post!

    I have to disagree with you about status updates for Facebook Pages – If we overload them, surely they do unlike.  Number of posts should cater to the type of business & audience you cater to.  Where a social media brand might post 5-12 times per day, a smaller business making hair bows for young girls might post 2-3 and do quite well.  Insights are key in solving this query!

    Thank you for your thoughts on subscribes.  I had not added this to my website/blog yet.  I had been watching to see how much I liked this, as I am my brand.  I think I’ll get on that.


  • http://ideagirlmedia.com/ Keri at Idea Girl Media

    @mittray:disqus ,

    I’m mainly friendly with your number, and agree that it is harder these days to be seen in the newsfeed.

    Alternating times is a good way to gain EdgeRank with fans and keep them engaged.  Try something early morning.  or late night. 

    We’re groovy.  :)


    • http://www.mittray.com Mitt Ray

      Hi @connectyou:disqus ,

      That’s a good idea – to do one in the morning, one at night and maybe one at midday. People will need to experiment and see which time works best for them.

      Thank you for the comment. :)


  • http://huebris.com/ Joshua Gilmer

    I’m always reticent to @-tag fans unless they have shown extreme interaction with the fan pages I moderate. I think it’s useful to give them social cues in a conversation, but you should rarely do that with a new poster or someone who rarely interacts with your page.

    • http://www.mittray.com Mitt Ray

      Hi @Huebris:disqus

      Thank you for
      your comment. But I have to disagree with that.

      When someone subscribes to anything, whether it’s your facebook page, profile,
      newsletter, etc. that’s when they’re giving you their most attention and it’s
      important that you make them feel welcomed and special. The best way to do this
      is by tagging them.


  • http://www.mittray.com Mitt Ray

    You’re welcome Prateek. Thank you for your comment. – Mitt

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  • Anonymous

    Thank you for these great ideas.  We have been incorporating the use of Facebook more and more in our marketing strategy.  Prior, we used LinkedIn, Twitter and commenting on various articles such as this one as a great way to get our name and our philosophy out there.  With those consistent avenues we have seen a 30% increase in traffic to our website! I am eager to use your ideas to make that number climb even higher! Thanks so much!
    Ken C. Schmitt

  • http://adamjustice.me/ Social Media Marketing Expert

    Jeff, You’re a pretty good blogger man. I’m glad to be in tribes with people like you who put some thought into this. So far every article I’ve read from here has been great, keep up the good work.

  • http://www.itoctopus.com/ Fadi Eter

    I might be wrong, but the traffic that comes from Facebook to my sites is by far the worst kind of traffic – it doesn’t convert at all.

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  • http://theitchysoul.com/ El Edwards

    I’d always wondered why some pages had the admin showing and others didn’t but never wondered long enough to ask! Now I know and I’ve made that change right away. Great tip. Thanks!

  • http://www.facebook.com/GettingLocalBusinessOnline Chin Ming Chung

     Very useful tips …thanks – I just learned how to feature my pic for FB Fanpage 

  • http://www.trickmaker.com/ Trickmaker

    Very good post, I liked this.

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    Yes, especially about subscription, I think it’s better and nice idea from Facebook.
    By the way I like your post.
    Thank you

  • Ozio Media

    With all the changes on Facebook, and how rapidly they have been coming out, it’s nice to have a tutorial of sorts on their value. It’s easy to assume that many of these are mere fluff, since so much of Facebook has moved in that direction, but the methods of using these changes to benefit users are good to see. Especially for those who were used to the way it was set up before, these tips help to even the playing field a little more.

  • http://www.facebook.com/lynn.thompson Lynn Maria Thompson

    One thing I don’t like about it is that posts from several days ago are showing up in my feed along with current posts. This can be quite unsettling, as in the case of a friend whose mother had died one morning, and then later that day I saw a post from her where she was sitting at the hospital waiting on a doctor’s report on her mother! That post had been from the previous day, but came up again in my feed for some reason. As most of us are pretty busy, who has the time to pause and look at when a post was put up there if you’re just quickly checking your FB feed? I already spend too much time on there, and this latest little quirk doesn’t help.