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Up until a few years ago, if you had a business online you could actually use a personal Facebook profile as your business page. In 2012 though, Facebook made it known that they would be cracking down on these types of people and instead gave them the option to create a fan page i.e.; Facebook Business Profile. To be honest though, if you’ve never checked out a business profile from an admin standpoint, you might not really understand just why these pages are so beneficial. I know for me personally, I would rather have a business page just because of so many of the options, benefits and features available. But, if you’ve never used a Fan page you might not understand why it’s so much better than a regular old profile page. Below, we will be going over the benefits, as well as differences between a regular profile page vs. a business page and you will see essentially why you should be using one rather than a profile page.
Just a few years ago SEO and social media simply coexisted. But over the last few years the line between the two began to blur. Now more than ever the major search engines use social signals as part of their ranking algorithms. In web marketing today an effective SEO strategy will be incomplete without incorporating into it the social aspect of the Web 2.0 which is built around the social element to begin with. And on the other hand, an effective social media strategy will be contributory to the SEO initiative. It is important for the two to work together in order to achieve higher rankings in the SERPs, increase site traffic and of course increase the ROI for a business. Over the last few years there have been several giants in the world of social media; but recently there have been some changing of the guard. Here three top social media platforms that should be part of any social media strategy used in an SEO campaign.
Many experts agree that Facebook is one of the most popular social media platforms that are used for large scale business promotion. The social media giant has a global outlook that spans across 126 different countries around the world and has more than 845 million active users. Facebook can be a useful tool for promoting your business, or your website. Using Facebook to compliment other web marketing strategies can end up being a valuable resource. For those who use Facebook for web marketing campaigns or SEO purposes it will require that you are consistent and patient.
Create a Facebook Business Page
Your Facebook page should reflect the look and feel of your business website. The profile should incorporate keywords which describe the business so that new and existing clients are able to find your page. Don’t forget to create a places page by using the “Check-In” feature. This will allow you to claim your business and then customers can use their mobile devices to “check in.” This will automatically post your business name and location on their facebook page. This will inform all of their friends that they are supporting your business. Think of it as free advertising – because it is!