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Post To Your Place Page – New on Google Place Pages

I was working on one of my customer’s place pages, as I do on a daily basis, when I came across a new tool in the top right-hand corner. The option to place a message on my customer’s place page that expires in 30 days.

I called the customer for a quick blurb to try out the new tool and here’s how it looks.

A great tool that my customers have been asking for. Try it out today.

Using Facebook for Your Business While Keeping Your Privacy

So I’ve been struggling with exactly how to use Facebook as a business tool instead of as a way to look at pictures of my friends’ kids or find people I knew in high school. One of the problems inherent in Facebook is that all your worlds start to merge. Personal and business, past and present, close friends and just acquaintances. Do you really want your business associates to see pictures of you at the beach? Do you really want your family and friends to get your business pitches?

As an internet marketer I’ve bit the bullet and accepted that my networking contacts are going to be able to find me and see pictures of me swing dancing or out with my friends. That’s fine, we live in an age where we can find out exactly what our neighbors paid for their house and if they’ve ever been arrested or not. However, you can still use Facebook to promote your business and keep some semblance of anonymity. Promote your business with a Facebook Fan Page.

You get most of the functionality of a normal Facebook page, but geared for business. If you’re familiar with Facebook, you’ll adapt to fan pages quickly. The main difference is that you get fans instead of friends and you put in business information instead of personal info. You get:

  • Status Updates
  • Wall Posts
  • Links
  • Pictures and video
  • Notes
  • Events

In addition you can:

  • Get customer reviews
  • Promote other pages
  • Run ads on Facebook to promote your page
  • Assign multiple people to manage your page

Even better, you can automatically update your page from your blog (as you’ll see when I publish this). Lastly, the analytics that Facebook offers to Fan Page managers is outstanding. You get reports on fans and what kind of interactions they’re performing with your page and whether your postings are effective or not. There’s some really powerful stuff on here and I’m just delving into it myself.

If you’ve been wanting to get your business on Facebook, but you didn’t want to get on yourself, this is the way to go. Become a fan of my page and I’ll be happy to help you out myself.

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Welcome To The Internet Adventure

Welcome to my Internet Adventure. It’s been an exciting few months for me, full of twists and turns and ups and downs. I have re-invented myself as an internet marketing entrepreneur and I feel like I’ve found what I’m supposed to do. In the process, I’ve had to re-visit skills and experiences that I’ve built over my lifetime. I feel like I’m in a unique position where I’ve had an opportunity put in front of me that was tailor-made… for me! But that’s an entire blog post in and of itself.

My company, Business Local Listings, has had great success, starting in the Tampa Bay market, in placing our customers on the map, the Google Map. I’ve learned quite a bit about the changing faces of the internet in general and Google in particular. Through research and hard work and some old-fashioned trial and error, we’ve figured out what works and what doesn’t to get a company on the local map.

It’s been an adventure. Come share it with me.