Category Archives: Facebook

Marketing with Facebook: Lesson 2 & NighLon News

I have been slack the last week, but its all for the greater good of marketing.

I have been working on a few surprises for you, isn’t that exciting?

1. I now own the domain NIghLon.com.

2. I am moving to a self-hosted blog .

(this will allow me to share more goodies with you)

3. I have a new newsletter in the works.

4. I am working on a “Best of the Web”  Weekly LinkUp party.

(If  you would like to participate, just comment and I will get to you with the details)

There will be so many other goodies coming your way!

On to today’s lesson.

I have one more basic lesson for you and next week we will be jumping into the fun stuff!

Today’s lesson is on how to add a Facebook like box to your site.

Assuming that you have already set up your Facebook fanpage, you have everything you need to do this.

There are several ways to do it.

A.  You can do it in your blog dashboard

WordPress

  1. From your dashboard, go to your appearance menu
  2. Click Widgets
  3. Find the Widget labeled: Facebook Like Box, place it in your sidebar.
  4. Fill out the information and save
  5. Tips: Choose either show faces or show feed for a more streamlined look. Also, it will look better if it is the width of your sidebar. For example, my sidebar is just over 300 pixels, so I chose to make my box 300 pixels wide.

Blogger

  1. Log into Facebook
  2. Scroll down and find the link to your page on the left sidebar, click the link
  3. Click “edit page” on the top right
  4. On the left side of the page, there will be a list of actions, click resources
  5. Select “social plugins” from the grey box
  6. Scroll down and select “Like Box” you will be here: 
  7. Fill out the fields to acquire the look you want. You can use my qualities as a reference. 
  8. Click “get code”
  9. You will then see a “pop up” window
  10. Select and copy the code from the bottom box
  11. Go to your blogger dashboard- click design.
  12. Under Page Elements, click “add a gadget”
  13. Scroll down and find “HTML/ JAVA script” click the blue plus sign
  14. Paste the code from facebook in the content box
  15. click save
  16. Arrange that widget where you would like your new like box to appear
  17. enjoy getting more facebook likes

Other Blogs/ Website Creators:

Follow the directions for Blogger (steps 1-10)

Place the code in your editor where you would like it

This was pretty simple, now we can get on to the fun stuff!

Next week: Tips for creating a FABULOUS landing page for Facebook!

Enjoy, and if you have any questions, just comment and I will help you out.

Update to Lesson 1: Fanpage Vanity URL

So, in my earlier post, I gave some wrong information.

This was not intentional, but I do want to correct myself.

I stated that you have to have 25 likes to have a vanity URL…

I WAS WRONG!

Here is how to do it:

1. From your fanpage, navigate to  “Edit Page” (the upper right hand corner)

2. Select “Basic Information” from the menu on the left.

3. Click the link for “Create a username for this page”

you will be here

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Marketing with Facebook: Lesson 1

As promised, I am starting a blog series.

A weekly tip/ tutorial on using Facebook for marketing.

With this being the first in the series, there will be improvements as we move along.

Lesson 1: Setting up a page.

A Facebook fanpage is a very important marketing tool for brands.

Before you can begin implementing this amazing tool, first you have to own one!

(If you already have one, I will have other advice for you after the tutorial)

1. At the very bottom of the Facebook homepage, click “create a page”

this is the screen you will be directed to:

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#SOPABLACKOUT

Finally, I figured it out!

NIGHLON is black!

Along with many other major sites!

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Back From Vacation, #SITS31DBBB, and A New Plan

I took several days off from blogging for several reason… I know, I’m horrible.

My Mother was in town for an unexpected visit and I really enjoyed my time with her.

Also, I wanted to get caught up on my Mommy Blog (Beautiful Imperfection) with my weight loss journey.

I have a few HUGE projects coming up, so I wanted to take a step back and get my thoughts all together.

This will really benefit you amazing people out there who have put up with all my randomness!

Also- SITS’ 31 Days to Build a Better Blog started this week, so That is also pretty exciting!

I have a new plan in order!

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As Requested, Get Facebook Timeline NOW

It has been requested that I write a post on how to enable the Timeline now.

So here goes!

In order to do this, you have to be registered with Facebook as a developer.

Here’s how to do that!

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Bring it On 2012

2011 was never dull.

I had joy and disappointment.

There were so many happy moments and at the same time, it was a rough year.

NighLon said hello in 2011, and at just three months old, growing by leaps and bounds.

Remembering this, I am so ready for 2012 and all the things it will bring.

I sat down and came up with some goals for NighLon in 2012.

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Another Episode in my Facebook Love/Hate Relationship

I have written before about how much I love Facebook, yet I hate it all at the same time.

There is another installment of this: The Facebook Timeline

I got my timeline several months ago as a special release to developers only.

I love the idea of it.

However, If you play games, its not so great when it starts.

The reason for this is when others go to your wall, its hard to fine all of the game posts.

Its wonderful for just pictures, status updates, and the new addition of LIFE EVENTS.

I LOVE this new addition.

I went through and added all of my biggest life events; like my wedding, when my son was born, and when I started NighLon!

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20 Things I do EVERYDAY

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I was thinking today about some habits that I have.

They don’t seem all that strange to me, but maybe some are.

These are the things I ALWAYS do!

(and yes, I am slightly OCD)

1. Drink entirely too much coffee

2. Kiss my husband

3. Kiss my son

4. Text my mom

5. Pick on my father-in-law

6. Laugh with my mother-in-law

7. All kinds of mommy things

8. Make some kind of list

9. Check my calendar (and it has to be paper)

-enter the internet-

10. Check email

11. Roll through FB

12. Look at Twitter

13. Look at Google to check the doodle

14. Check my stats

15. Read SKIRT

16. Read GEEKSUGAR

17. Search something random

18. Create some graphic/ tag

19. Try out a new tool/ trick/ website

-and the finale-

20. KISS MY HUSBAND GOODNIGHT

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Facebook Love: Wix

 Behold the email I received today!

I enjoy playing around with Wix to create webpages.

However, I have discovered that for my own personal style, WIX is best for splash pages ; versus full blown websites.

I wanted to make an amazing landing page for my Facebook fan page, but honestly thought that I would have to do some serious coding to accomplish this. Then, like magic, this email appeared in my inbox!

PERFECT TIMING!!!

Just go to WIX

Sign up for a free account

Choose a Facebook template

Edit to your liking

Save (choose name)

Publish

Then, WIX will walk you through setting your site as your landing page in Facebook

It’s really pretty simple!

This is what I came up with

I still want to play around with it and tweak a bit, but this is a start.

There are so many things you can incluede:

Slideshows

Collages

Contact

Extra Pages

Store Items

Play around with it, and let me know what  you come up with.

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