Facebook Adds New Feature to Schedule Posts

Facebook has finally provided page owners with the ability to schedule posts in advance. Now, admins have the option to schedule posts anywhere from 10 minutes prior to publishing or as far as 6 months in advance. If you have been using third party scheduling sites, such as Hootsuite or Tweetdeck to increase efficiency and time management, but feared losing news feed optimization because of third party apps, now you can plan ahead and schedule right within Facebook.

Here’s how it works.

When posting a new status, in the status update box, there is a clock in the lower left hand corner.  Upon clicking it, the user will be asked to pick a year, followed by the month, date, hour and minute.

Click ‘schedule,’ and the post will be sent to the activity log.

 

 

 

 

Under your activity log, “schedule posts” now appears. Displaying the date and time of when the future update will be posted.

 

 

 

 

 

If admins wish to change the time or cancel the post entirely, they can do so under ‘Scheduled Posts.’

The new scheduling feature is a great resource to manage your time while increasing the number of posts made the best times of the day for engagement. With the new admin roles, page owners should be reminded that only managers and content creator admins have the option of scheduling posts.

For more information, go to the Facebook help center page regarding scheduling, click here – http://ow.ly/buTmJ.

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Facebook Allows Admins to Have Different Roles

Great news for Facebook business page owners! Facebook now enables you to select roles for admins.  With this new feature, you can select the level of control and interaction that your admins have with your business page.

The following five roles are now available for you to assign to your admins.Facebook Admin Chart

  1. Manager –Manager admins are able to manage other admin roles, edit the page and add apps, and create posts as the p age. As well as respond to and delete comments, send messages as the page, create ads, and view insights.
  2. Content Creator –Content creators, can edit the page and add apps, create posts as the page, and respond to and delete comments. They can also send messages as the page, create ads, and view insights.
  3. Moderator – Moderators are for controlling users interactions on the page. They can respond to and delete comments, send messages as the page, create ads, and view insights
  4. Advertiser – Advertisers can only create ads and view insights.
  5. Insights analyst –Insight analysts can only view insights, which are collected anonymous insights about people’s activity on the page.

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Top Ten Benefits of Having a Facebook Business Page

Top Ten Benefits of Having a Facebook Business PageDid you know that Facebook is the most popular social network for all ages?
According to Forrester Research -State Of Consumers And Technology: Benchmark 2011, US Report, 96% of  the total US adults online using social networks have an account with Facebook. With Facebook ranking as the number one social network of choice, the obvious question might be why isn’t your business on Facebook?

Creating a Facebook Business (or Fan) Page is easy and free. But once you’ve created the page, you can immediately benefit from the features pages offer.

  1. Business page content is in the public domain (where your individual profile is managed by your privacy settings) and is indexed by search engines.  Every bit of content – status updates, photos, links, events and videos – are able to be found by GoogleBing, etc. Continue reading »

Blogging – An Essential Marketing Tool for Business

Blogging - An Essential Marketing Tool for BusinesBusinesses today need to think differently if they want to compete in this fast paced world that tweets, checks-in and gives thousands of status updates everyday. One of the most overlooked marketing initiatives is communicating with their customers and potential customers by blogging.

Bea Fields, president of Bea Fields Companies, Inc. joined 30 Minute Business Dig to share her expertise in the blogging explosion and why businesses must embrace this social networking tool. Continue reading »

Create a Social Media Editorial Calendar in 3 Steps

Create a Social Media Editorial Calendar in 3 StepsOne of the biggest challenges to successfully using social media for your business is what to post, when to post it, and to find a way to track your efforts to see if you are meeting your goals.

By creating a social media editorial calendar, you can plan ahead to determine the type of content you will post, where you will post it, and when. Once you’ve outlined your content development strategy, you can track your frequency and days/times posts occur to measure engagement and results through your analytics.

To help in the process, I developed a three-step method to creating a social media calendar that works. Continue reading »