Can you be too careful? Um…no. Not in this business.
This started out as a Facebook post, but it grew and grew to the point that I realized it would be better handled as a blog entry/article. So here you go! Over the weekend, a close friend of my family texted me to ask me about a potential agent that had reached out to her via Facebook. This girl is like a daughter to me and she knows how much I care about her, so protective mode kicked in. Where did you hear of this guy? Who recommended him? What’s he offering? The answers were a bit murky. All she had for me was his name, a link to his…
The Dangers of Comparison Marketing (From Beyond The Buzz Marketing)
Are you concentrating on your own goals or working on someone else’s? One of the most common issues that I encounter when consulting in business or mentoring on a personal basis is comparison. It also happens to be one of the most detrimental things we can deal with in our lives. The internet has created a ripe field for comparing our lives and businesses with others and when that happens, we always come out lacking. Most of the time, it’s apples and oranges. Even in business. I encourage people to keep an eye on what competitors are doing and to even check out other websites and blogs that they enjoy…
Facebook Official Page: Can it replace a website for your company?
Recently I had a client mention to me that they had no interest in developing their own website for their company. The reasoning behind this was that they have a Facebook Official Page and that, in their mind, served their purpose. After all, it’s got their logo/branding on it, they interact daily with their customers, and the biggest reason; it’s cheap. Though I understand all of those points (and trust me – they are valid), when you weigh out the pros and cons, it just doesn’t add up. Here are a few things to consider.
Facebook Newsflash: You’re not the Customer
If you use Facebook, you’ve probably noticed that you’re often in a race with the site to make sure your privacy settings remain private. It seems like a constant battle to update, make sure you’ve got all the settings the way they need to be… It can sort of feel like that moment when you’re checking to make sure your skirt isn’t accidentally tucked in your waistband? C’mon ladies – we’ve all had that moment right? Just me? *blush* Okay – let’s move on then. There’s a good reason for that. When it comes to Facebook, you aren’t the customer. You’re not the client. Or the consumer. In this instance,…
Facebook Privacy – the Graph App and other things you need to know.
*Note: This post originally appeared at Beyond the Buzz Marketing. This morning a friend posted a Facebook Privacy warning with the very dire words “I WILL HAVE TO DELTE” you in the post. Of course, this made me wonder what I would need to do now to maintain a friendship but more importantly, to maintain my own security on the popular social networking site. Her warning went like this: WARNING!!! FACEBOOK HAS CHANGED THEIR PRIVACY SETTINGS ONCE MORE!!! DUE TO THE NEW “GRAPH APP” ANYONE ON FACEBOOK (INCLUDING OTHER COUNTRIES) CAN SEE YOUR PICTURES, LIKES, AND COMMENTS. The next 2 weeks I will be posting this, and please once you…
Did you know Facebook has ____________________?
Facebook is an ever changing entity. It seems that just at the point most of us get comfortable with the changes they’ve made, they are at it again. I know that this is a frustration point for many people – myself included. So how can you keep up on what’s happening at Facebook and make sure that your account is as up to date as possible? Did you know that Facebook has a variety of official pages and groups that anyone can join to keep up with the latest updates and news? There’s even several that allow you to vote on prospective changes!