Our $50 Winner this week is Jean Pertick says: June 18, 2011 at 8:55 am WOW! New information for us. Thank you for posting this. I WILL be learning all of this as fast as I can. Congrats Jean! Please email me immediately with your information so I can ship you your $50 gift card.
If you have a Facebook Fan Page, you have access to countless Facebook apps. These apps will help you promote your business, get more fans and turn your page into a great marketing tool. While there are hundreds of great apps, I’m going to go over the five essential apps you need to include on your Facebook Fan Page.
Before I get into the different types of apps, I’m going to explain how to get them. Just go to the Facebook App Directory at http://www.facebook.com/apps/directory.php. Once there, click on “Business” and you will see the different apps for your Facebook Fan Page. Now that you know how to access the apps, we are going to go over the top five.
This app is a great way to build your fan base. You will create an offer or a coupon. Then, the Fan Offer app will build a welcome page for “non-fans.” Non-fans will enter your Facebook page via the welcome page. The page will tell non-fans that they just have to “Like” your page to receive the offer or coupon. Once they “Like” the page, they will receive the special offer.
You have to pay $19 a month to use this app. If you learn how to monetize your fan base, $19 is a small price to pay for new “Likes.”
You could also have someone just custom create a “welcome” page for your Facebook Fan Page. Check out my Fan page (and like it if you haven’t!) mine has no monthly fee, but I did pay someone a decent amount up front to get it done like this.
The “Promotions” app is next on the list. Just as the name suggests, this app will help you run promotions on your Facebook page. These promotions can come in many different forms, including contests, sweepstakes, coupons and giveaways.
You do have to pay to run promotions with this app. However, if your promotions help you get more customers, the money you pay will be well worth it.
If your blog is going to help you sell products, you need to have readers. The Networked Blogs app will help you build a strong following. You can use the app to import your blog feed to your Facebook page. Then, your Facebook fans can go through your posts and help your blog become as popular as your Facebook page is.
Constant Contact, iContact or Mail Chimp
If you doing any type of online marketing, there’s a good chance that you use an auto responder to collect email addresses. Fortunately, Facebook makes this easier by offering apps for Constant Contact, iContact and Mail Chimp. Once you download the app, you will be able to collect email addresses right from your fan page.
This app will create a “Twitter” tab on your Facebook Fan Page. The tab will display your Twitter feed. This feed will be updated every three minutes.
You can include up to 18 Twitter accounts on your Tweet Tab. This is great for people who use different Twitter accounts for different products.
Spend some time familiarizing yourself with these apps today. Once you understand their features, install them so they can help you build an online following.
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1. Post a comment here TELL ME “WHICH APP IS YOUR FAVORITE?” <— YOU MUST DO THIS !!
4. Tweet this post (click button right above) and Like this post on Facebook (again button is right above)
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