This Week In Social Media: Facebook Save Feature And More

If you are looking for some information about what’s new and hot in social media, this is the place for you, we have a weekly edition with the most amazing and interesting news about your favorite social media like Facebook or Pinterest. If you want to know what’s new this week, we’ll give you all the information.

We are going to start with Facebook, which is one of the favorites, they just introduce a “save” feature, so how it works? Well, is simple, for example if you are looking on Facebook for something and you find it, but you don’t have time or you don’t want to check it at that moment, you can save this item so you’ll be able to keep it safe until you have time to watch it, this is a fantastic and useful new feature for all Facebook users. Also Facebook has a new buy button, and its purpose is to help business to boost its sales through the news feeds and on different pages on Facebook.

But what about another favorite, Pinterest, well, they have some great news as well because they just added a specialized interests, which means that now, every single one of the categories they have on Pinterest, let’s say for example: Sports, has a new selection of specialized interests that you can explore, also you have the chance to follow along to get new pins from other users who also share the same interest, and this will be delivered direct to your home feed on Pinterest.

Now, if we talk about Foursquare, we have some exciting news because they have a complete new logo and a whole new look, this is a version created especially for you, so go and check it and enjoy of the new Foursquare.

Finally, we are going to mention some social media tools that we think you should check out: Bamboo paper: this is an application that lets you write exactly like if you were writing on a real paper, the good news are that this is available now for Android Tablets, IOS and Windows. Another one is Steady camera which is perfect if you want to record all your action videos with stabilization and slow motion for example and the last one that we want to talk about is: Vingle, which is perfect to meet people who love the same things that you do and also share things with them. So what do you think about all these new features of your favorite social media sites? Which one is your favorite?

List Building Through Social Media (Facebook)

There is no doubt about it – Facebook marketing is the current trend in Internet marketing. It is best way to succeed in list building. With its more than 500 million subscribers, no Internet marketer would ever resist joining this enticing ball game.

As the hottest social networking site around, you can get twice, thrice or even xxx the number of visits you can get from other social networking sites like MySpace, Twitter and LinkedIn. Since it is free, all you need to invest is your time.

According to statistics, Facebook users use up more than 700 billion minutes a month for their Facebook account. Each user can connect to more than 80 community pages, events and groups. If a computer or laptop is not enough to satisfy you, you can also use your mobile devices to access the site. With all these in mind, you better start shifting your Internet marketing efforts at the right direction – it is time to consider Facebook marketing!

For your list building project, creating a Facebook fan page is a good idea. Of course, you need to initially create your own personal account before you can make a fan page. When you are all set up and ready with your personal account, go ahead and create a fan page. How do you do this? Simple, just click on PAGES then CREATE A PAGE in your home page. After creating a fan page with your site details, you can start posting blogs and articles on your WALL. Then, use the CREATE A NOTE TAB to publish your article or content. After that, use the FACEBOOK MARKUP LANGUAGE or FBML to create custom widgets. Then, use FBML to create a SUBSCRIBE WIDGET. This is where you can display your opt-in page or squeeze page. It is also important that you learn how to create subscribe widget through the FBML application.

After setting up your fan page, all you need to do now is to promote it. A few suggestions to go about this include trying out Facebook ads which costs $5/day and see how it works for you. You can also try coming up with a contest to entice people to subscribe. You can provide giveaways like gift cards and products. You can also start creating blog posts and press releases. Just make sure you have syndication tools and automation in place for it to go viral. Ads can also go a long way. You can try posting ads at Craiglist.

Of course, to ensure happy and contented subscribers, you need to fill your page with good, quality content. You need to build a good relationship with your fans; to educate them and to basically ensure them a fun time through page. Doing these won’t only ensure a successful list building project but also a profitable career as a successful Internet marketer.

Social Media Marketing – It’s All About Interaction

This is written from the perspective of a business owner that is using social media (Facebook, Twitter etc.) to promote their business.

There are at least a couple mentors I have that do not use social media, and they don’t encourage those that they mentor to use social media. Here is their reasoning. Unless you have a definite plan and process in place, social media can be a tremendous waste of time. Even the best of systems for marketing on social media requires your time to make it work. Interaction requires time. The lesson from them is get a system and work your system for a set amount of time every day. Begin to get other systems in place. Multiple streams of leads insures the long term success of your business.

To interact effectively with others on social media you have first got to identify who you want to network with. Who do you want to be your friends on social media networks. Only invite folks to be your friends that you truly want to build relationships with.

After you establish friends that you want to interact with, then you begin to network with them. You begin communicating with them.

If you have been a student of something that you are passionate about for a while, get involved in social media and then become a teacher of what you’re passionate about. The big “secret” to attraction marketing will involve you becoming expert in at least one aspect of internet marketing. If you don’t do that you will not have anything that will be attracting others to you.

If you’re great at building a lead capture page, start a blog and talk about that. Help the rest of us out.

You need to engage people in social media. Having 50 different Facebook, MySpace or Twitter accounts and never using most of them isn’t going to get you anywhere. So start interacting with people on the social media you’re involved in.

Listen to what others are saying on the sites you’re involved in. If you have anything of value to add go ahead and interact with them.

Make sure that you add value. Another way to say that is make sure you share something with them that you think they don’t already know. This is where the power of studying whatever you’re becoming expert at will kick in. You must have more than a cursory knowledge of anything to be of value to someone.

Start interacting with people. You have to communicate to be social. Be there when someone needs you with something that is beneficial for them.

Begin to focus on a target market. At the end of the day our report card is our bank account. But there is a balance between being a member of a community and adding something to that community and just being a taker. People will pick up on what your motives are in short order. That will dictate how much trust or confidence they place in you.