Timeline got you down? Don’t have time to learn all the new tips and tricks? I can’t beam the info into your brain, but since I appreciate you all so much I’m sharing my research. I’m sure there a few more articles published in the last couple of days, but this is a good start regarding Facebook’s Timeline for pages.
Don’t let Facebook Timeline leave you bloodied and defeated – rise up!
Timeline Brand Guide from Mashable – Quick overview. Did you know you can only fill out your page’s milestones until 1800?
Have a social media plan for Facebook. Excellent idea, Mashable. Great resource.
Hats off to Mashable, they were all over this! Read why you need to pay attention to the newsfeed!!
If you don’t know what Edgerank is – read this. Learn about Edgerank – it’s important! This wasn’t changed by Timeline – but it’s a foundational kind of building block you should know about Facebook.
Mashable again – I’m beginning to think I should be getting paid for this (I’m so NOT getting paid to do this – I wish) Learn about Timeline’s real-time analytics. Yes, your Facebook page has built-in analytics that give you fan demographics, interaction graphs, etc. Important tool. (Only the analytics still haven’t hit the real-time part they promised…but that’s another post.)
Here we go – Hubspot jumps into the ring with this fabulous post about getting started on Timeline. Lots of great practical tips here – if you only read one of these – make it this one.
Techcrunch weighs in on the death of the custom landing tab. This may be for more advance Facebook page users – good stuff though. Jump in.
Another great post about how the newsfeed works from Techcrunch. Did you know on average you’re only reaching 16% of your page’s fans? That’s not great. Read this to find out how to do better at reaching more of your fans – and their friends.
A great post from Author Media about 10 ways to increase the number of Facebook Fans you have – the right way (which is not the quick and easy way – be warned). This is a less technical look at the topic from the article linked directly above.
So what? I can read all these posts – doesn’t help me. I want to see this in action. I thought you might say that. There are a number of authors using Facebook to reach large audiences, and have active Facebook communities. I’ve listed a few here. Lurk their page (you don’t have to like what they write) and see how they’re connecting with fans. I’ve tried to have a number of different genres reflected in the list.
Paulo Coelho – 7.7m fans
Neil Gaiman – 477k fans
Frank Delaney 1,187 fans
Karin Slaughter 27k fans
Ted Dekker 157k fans
Laurell K Hamilton 238k fans
Kelley Armstrong 15k fans
Have a question about Timeline? Leave it in the comments, or start a discussion on our Facebook page. Still hating Timeline – tell us why. 🙂