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How facebook is better than twitter ?

facebook vs twitter

Facebook and twitter are the two most powerful social media websites today.In my previous post i wrote an article about why twitter is better than facebook sorting out the important points of twitter which lacks in facebook.In this post i am gonna share how facebook is better than twitter.So.lets see what are the important features of facebook which lacks in twitter.

1.Community size is very important to have a better exposure and reach.According to the recent sources,facebook has more than 500 million active users while twitter has only 190 million users.

2.Live notifications are one of the important feature of facebook which lacks in twitter.

3.Twitter has limited features for profile info to show about yourself when compared to facebook.As facebook has more features in the info section,it lets your contacts to know more about yourself and to make a better networking with each other.Facebook has the feature to show your complete profile info online.

4.Instant messaging(IM) is another important feature of facebook which lacks in twitter.

5.You can customize updates of your friends and fan pages in news feed settings on facebook.Unlike in twitter,you can hide or show your friends updates in your news feed on facebook.In twitter,you cannot control the tweets of your friends in your news feed unless you unfollow them.By this limited functionality,you are not able to focus on updates of a specific person.

6.Anybody can see your updates just by following you in twitter.But in facebook,your updates will shown to others only when you confirm the specific person as a friend.

7.You can make true friends in facebook and networking when compared to twitter.

8.Facebook is rapidly growing community when compared to twitter.

9.Unlike facebook,twitter can be easily abused for spam by spammers to promote useless links often inside the community.

10.You can make long relationships on facebook when compared to twitter.

11.You can create and share photo albums with your friends easily on facebook.

12.You can get more interactions and active group discussions in facebook.

13.You can promote your product,brand or website with a fan page to gain more exposure.You can even promote yourself as a public figure via fan page.

Last but not least,facebook lets you to have meaningful relations which you cant make with twitter.

In this post i missed many points as i want my readers to show off the points.So what are the vital points which i missed in this post ?

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13 Reasons why twitter is better than facebook

twitter is better

Twitter is the second most popular social media site next to facebook.Though I like facebook much than twitter,as a matter of fact,twitter is better than facebook in some key features.This post is not a entire comparison between twitter and facebook.Its about only the pros of twitter which lacks in facebook.So,lets come to the point :

1.Tweets get quick attention than facebook updates.

2.You can follow more people quickly in twitter when compared to facebook.

3.You can have more contacts in twitter when compared to facebook.You can only have a maximum number of 5000 friends in facebook.

4.You are not restricted to follow more new people until your following limit reaches 2000.Unlike in twitter,facebook has more restrictions for adding new people.You are able to send more friendship requests based on the approval of your friendship requests from others.For example,if your friendship requests sent to others not approved,you are temporarily banned for adding friends in facebook.

5.You are able to get other’s updates easily just by following them in twitter.But in facebook you must add the person as a friend to get their updates.

6.Twitter has less privacy settings when compared to facebook which lets us to get more online exposure.

7.Unlike in facebook,you dont have to waste your worthable time like playing online games,useless pokes and tags from friends in twitter.

8.More desktop clients are available for twitter when compared to facebook.

9.Monetizing twitter is easy for every twitter users and time consuming when compared to monetizing facebook.

10.You can able to get quick reply for your update from your twitter network when compared to your update in facebook.

11.Unlike in twitter,you can only send a bulk message to a list having a maximum of 20 conatcts in facebook.You can add many people in many lists but you can only send a message to a list which has maximum 20 contacts.Unlike in twitter,messaging to other people in facebook needs word verification if you send more messages.

12.Navigation inside twitter is easy when compared to facebook.

13.Your followers and the people followed by you are not able to write or post anything in your twitter wall(What’s happening) but in facebook you friends are able to write or post anything in your wall unless you restricted your privacy settings. 
            
   Last but not least,twitter has more potential to spread a news viral than facebook.

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How to optimize news feed settings in facebook ?

optimize news feed

Facebook is getting more viral everyday and its one of the biggest competitor to google now.Even some report says facebook drives more traffic than google.Optimized news feed settings in facebook lets us to to reach the targeted people in facebook.

As soon as you logged into facebook,you will be redirected to your ‘home’ section in facebook which will display the news feeds.By watching news feeds you are able to know what’s your friends are doing around in facebook.News feeds has two sub-sections :

1.Top News

2.Most recent 

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Top news section displays the most popular updates from your friends,applications and the pages in which you joined as a fan.This can be determined by edge rank (an facebook algorithm for news feed optimization in facebook).I haven’t explained about edge rank in this post as there are more articles available in the blogosphere about it.

In the top news section,you are able to hide updates from specific users and fan pages.Now coming to the point.Targeted networking with your friends in facebook helps you to consume time and lets you to watch their updates without any disturbance.For example,consider you have 2000 friends in facebook.Of them, 500 are your targeted friends.Now,optimized news feed settings lets you to track the updates of 500 targeted friends exactly in such a way you wish and you have no need to delete your non-targeted friends in facebook.

news feed settings

Remove the non-targeted friends from your news feed.You are able to do this by just clicking the X button when you mouseover a specific person in the news feed.

Remove the specific fan pages from which you dont want to receive updates.You have no need to unlike the specific fan pages.If you want to add the specific update of a person or page,then go to the end of the page.Click ‘Edit options’.You can get a list of friends and pages which are hidden from your news feed.Choose the specific person or page,then click ‘Add to news feed’ to receive the updates from them again.


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By doing this simple optimization in your news feed settings,You will be able to easily track what your targeted contacts are doing in facebook.

Most recent section displays the live updates of your facebook friends and pages in the news feed.You are able to adjust the settings to get specific updates from the contacts and pages you are looking for.Now go to the end of the page,then click the ‘Edit options’ to adjust the settings.You can see three options there :

  • Hide
  • Show more
  • Number of friends
facebook optimization

Type your non-targeted friend’s name or the specific page name in the ‘Hide’ field to hide the updates from them.You can able to select multiple friends and pages in this list to hide.

Type your targeted friend’s name in the ‘Show more’ field to receive most of their updates in your news feed.

In the number of friends field,Select how many number of friend's updates that you want to receive in the live feed.Default is set to 250.You can adjust this number as you wish.Highering the number lets you to get more new updates often in your news feed,so select the number based on how many contacts you have in facebook.Choose the numbering especially based on the number of targeted contacts you have.

Hope you like this post !

Why facebook fan pages are better than groups for online promotion ?

fan pages vs groups

Facebook groups are popular than fan pages before,but its time for the domination of fan pages in facebook to get more exposure.We can say facebook is the king of Social media optimization(SMO) as google for search engine optimization(SEO).The key features in which fan pages better than group are : 

1.You can import rss feeds via notes in fan page but you cant import rss feeds in group.

 2.As an admin,you can able to track insights in fan page such as active users,new likes,post views and feedback etc..,But you are not able to see insights in facebook groups.

3.An another important feature of fan page is,they are indexed by search engines but groups are not crawled by search engines.

4.Any visitor can able to see fan pages without being a facebook member but groups can be seen only to the members of facebook.

5.You are able to use only small logo for  facebook groups as group picture but you are able to upload a big logo(200*600 pixels) for fan pages.

6.You can able to set different landing pages for fan page showing different content to fans and non-fans but groups lacks this feature.

7.You are able to customize your fan page by adding new applications such as static FBML,polls,quizzes etc.., but you are not able to add applications in groups.

8.You are able to add new tabs section in fan pages to show your twitter updates,public profiles etc.., but you are not able to add new tabs in groups.

9.You are able to get a vanity URL for fan page but you are not able to get vanity URL to groups.

10.You are able to see the number of your facebook friends joined in fan page as an admin but group has no such feature.

11.You are able to promote fan pages in websites and blogs as a widget but you are not able to promote groups in websites or blogs.

12.You are able to get more fans for fan pages without limits(till now) but you are not able to get more members for groups as they have limits.If your group members exceeded a limit of 5000 members,then facebook admin can take control over it.

13.Members are able to promote their links in groups letting spammers and others posting useless links such as affiliate links,links which are not related to the group etc..,.But only admin of the fan page are able to post links in their fan pages.As a matter of fact,in both groups and fan pages,members and fans are allowed to post their links repectively.But if you disable posting links for members in group,then the group becomes dead as their will be no more further participation of members.

14.Fan pages are better for clients to make a long relationship with them and to get a good followership for you.

15.You are able to communicate with your fans easily via fan pages unlike in groups.

16.You are able to run contests in fanpages to get viral exposure but you are not able to make contests in groups.

17.You can able to promote both groups and fan pages in facebook via social ads but fan pages get more visibility than groups as it shows the number of fans liked the fan page.

18.You are able to promote yourself as a public figure via your personal fan page,the one which you are not able to do via groups.

19.You are able to promote your other fan pages in your existing one but you are not able to promote your group through your another group.

20. Your fans are able to subscribe your fan page updates via SMS but groups has no such feature like it.

So,What are the points which i missed in the above list ?

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How to optimize facebook groups to get more exposure

Facebook has many useful features for users to utilize the power of online networking.One of the feature is creating “groups”.Unlike the fan pages,groups allow to send bulk invites and any member of group has the option to send bulk invite to their friends and others.Well the difference between group and fan page regarding “inivitng friends” is,for fan page you are allowed to invite your friends only but in groups you have the option of inviting other people who are not in your friends list too.I agree that fan pages are more popular than groups to gain more exposure but I am gonna discuss only about the groups in facebook in this post as the topic is about it.

optimize facebook groups



1.Create a group in facebook.While creating a group,suggest a keyword rich title as the group name.I had come across some of my friend’s groups,they had a group just promoting their site only.Make the group suitable for all members,so they can join and able promote their contents in your group.

2.In the description field,give a short and upto the point information about your group rather than putting bunch of paragraphs inside it as users dont pay attention to it.

3.Choose the group type.In the select category,choose business or common interest which are the hot topics for group exposure and then fill out the remaining fields giving your link in the website field.

4.Upload a eye-catching picture to your facebook group.

5.In the group settings enable “Allow all members to post links” on wall which will let the group members to share their links in the wall,encouraging them to be active in the group and to participate often in the group.Often check your facebook group to avoid spamming and useless links.

6. Create new discussions related to the topic and invite your group members to participate in the discussions.

7.The one important feature of group that lacks in fan page is ,when you message group members it will appear in their message inbox but you will be able to send only updates to your fans via fan page which is not a noticeable one and does not appear in the live notifications on your facebook account.



facebook groups


8.Another important feature of group is you can import you latest posts in the wall automatically whenever you publish a new post.But this cant be done by importing RSS feeds in the group like fan pages,but you can do this by using networkedblogs application.In your networkedblogs  application,go to your blog’s profile,then click the “syndication” option which will appear below “Edit details”,then enable “Auto-publish to group”,you are done !.

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 9.Use E-mail harvester softwares to send mass e-mail invites to new people to join your group.

10.Appoint your active group members as “officers’ of the group encouraging them to participate often in the group.

11.Engage in interaction with your group members often by liking and making comments on their links.

12.Create group events and invite your members to join and participate in the events.

13.And the last one to mention is,facebook has now restricted its settings and you are able to be a administrator of group as long as your members number not exceeded 5000.After that,facebook will take control over it.So,we have to control the limits.

Though fan pages has more advantages than groups,groups are better to get quick attention and  make active discussion than pages.

So,what do you think about this article?

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18 simple proven tips to get better online visibility in facebook

facebook online visibility
Facebook is the most powerul social media weapon in the industry right now.Its now important for us to expose ourself to stand out among the crowd.Here are some simple tips for better online visibility in facebook:

1.Upload a neat professional picture

2.Complete all the information in the info section regarding about yourself,your likes and interests and your contact information.

3.Get a vanity URL for your profile

4.Share links in your wall with a keyword rich title which will be an eye-catching one in your friends news feed.

5.Engage in conversation with your facebook friends by making a comment on their links and replying to their comments vice versa.

6.While sharing a link in your wall,ask a sensable question related to your link which will make eagerness to your friends to reply.

7.Like others links and like the comments made by others on the links.

8.Create lists to share links with others which will consume time rather than messaging them individually.Create separate lists for your family members,friends,colleages etc.., Facebook allow us to add maximum 20 people in a list.

9.Share your friend’s favourite links in your profile like their new blog posts,youtube videos etc.., which will let you as a noticeable person to them.

10.Ask general question in hot topics which will become like a dialogue conversation bringing more online visibility to you.

11.Create a personal fan page for youself and promote it inviting your friends,apart from your business fan page like a public figure pointing you as a expert in any field(if really you are) which will give you more exposure in facebook.

12.Update your status often in your personal facebook fan page which will let your followers to understand you better.

13.Reply to the comments of your “friends of friends “ whom made a comment on your friend’s link.By this you can expand your friends network and online exposure.

14.In your home page of facebook,you can see the events section on the top right in which you can see the upcoming events and birthdays of your friends.Make comments on your friends wall post wishing them with a greeting message.

15.Poking your friends often may increase your online visibility but its useless one for the people who are looking for networking.

16.Tag your friends in photos and videos .

17.Share funny and interesting youtube videos in your profile which will let you to stand out from the crowd.

18.Engage in conversation with your fans both in your personal and business page.

So,what are the main points that i missed in the opening of this post ?

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Making money from your own and third party facebook applications

facebook applications

Facebook becomes a major platform for not only advertising but also a huge opportunities for monetization online.VideoEgg,an online advertising solution service has recently announced that it has generated over 1.5 million USD in the past five months using eggnetwork,an add network for facebook applications.Facebook applications have business value even without creating revenue.There are more methods to monetize facebook applications.We can make money by using our own facebook applications and also from third-party facebook applications.By using our own applications we can generate revenue by :

  • Using CPM ads for pageviews of facebook application canvas pages.
  • Cost per click models which many ad networks doing like Social media,Lookery,Rock you etc..,
  •  Cost per application install depending on the need in market place.
  • Promoting affiliate links and products as Cost per Lead or Cost per Action.
  • Selling products of your own such as e-books, PHP scripts  by which you will get instant money.
facebook money

There are many sites  and fb applications which are offering you to create a new facebook application without the programming knowledge required but they are upto certain limits and i am not sure that we can take full control over the applications though we can promote our business through advertising.Here are some services which let you to create your new facebook application.,

Social app studio let you to create your own facebook application and its perfect for both beginners and professionals.

Application builder is another facebook application builder which let you to create many kinds of facebook applications such as poll,quiz,gift cards etc..,

Brandingapps let you to create your own money making gift application.

Appbank is the application creator platform on facebook which pays the app creator money based on the popularity of the application and no programming skills are required.


Making money from facebook’s third part applications includes many ways:

Bannerapp is a simple facebook applications which lets you to add your affiliate products or your own products to sell in the form of banner which you can add it to your profile.

Booksgeek  is nice facebook application which lets you to showcase your books and let other users on facebook to make a comment on it.

Shopit is a free social commerce network application which lets facebook users to buy or sell products or trade products and services.

Paypalwishlist is a facebook application connecting paypal with facebook which lets you to market variety of products with compensation and you will receive 1 USD to invite other users and friends in facebook.

Cafepress  is a facebook application which lets you to create a store by selling products through your facebook profile.

Ebay  lets you to promote your e-bay products by selling to your friends on facebook.

Garagesale  lets you to seel your items to your friends on facebook

Musicblaster lets you to promote their musical acts  and you will earn  5% commission on the sale of their music.

Lemonade lets you to promote an item by displaying as a widget on your profile
and you will get a commission on every sale.

Resources to make money from facebook

money from facebook
Facebook is the top second website in the world ranked by alexa after google  and its popularity is raising day-by-day.More internet marketers and advertisers are focusing on facebook now to market and advertiser the products.,There are many ways to make money from facebook using our facebook profiles,groups,fan pages,applications etc..,Here we gonna discuss some of the resources..,

Paidstatus is a service which connects the facebook users and advertisers,users can make money by just updating the status of their facebook profile,fan page and group respectively.If you have a minimum of 500 friends in your profile or minimum of 500 members in your group or minimum of 2000 fans in your fan page,you can apply there.You can set your own own price that you would like to get paid from the advertisers.

Facebookcashflow is a 47 $ woth free e-book revealing the secrets of money making on facebook and the offer is valid upto July 17,2010 .

Takeadvantageoffacebook  were offering a “Make Money on Facebook Techniques”e-book for 13 $ but they now make the book free to public and its available online as a online tutorial guide.

MakeMoneyWithFacebook is a e-book written by a college student Hooman nuri and the book is getting a lot of good feedback from the buyers and its now available for 10 $ now.

Facebookpayday is a another e-book about making money from facebook and they have closed the doors to buy now but you can subscribe them to receive a special price offer when its released.

Faceprofit is a money making package system which reveals the exact successful Facebook profit secrets,Optimized Facebook marketing strategies and tecniques and Processes that are generating money.,

FBadsguide by Jonathan Volk is the best selling e-book revealing the complete guide to make money with facebook ads.This book is the best selling e-book ever related to making money from facebook and its getting lot of positive waves from the online.

Facebankguide is another  “How to Make Money With Facebook” e-book telling the methods and tips on how to make money with facebook.

10 Cool facebook applications for bloggers

facebook applications
Blogvote is a simple facebook applications for bloggers which lets you to vote for other blogs and promote your blogs.

NutshellMail  helps to maintain your online activities which will deliver your facebook activities in a single e-mail digest.

Poll  is a simple facebook application which lets you to create polls for your fanpages and profiles.

RSSGraffiti  Unlike other applications this app lets you to publish mutliple rss feeds to the walls of your facebook profiles,fan pages and groups.

Webaddress is a simple facebook application which lets you to maintain your mutliple online profiles in a single link.

Webprofiles  lets you to connect your social media accounts like twitter ,bebo,my space etc.., to your facebook profile.

Friendmeup is a simple facebook application lets you to connect your youtube,linkedin and twitter to your facebook profile.

Simplaris Blogcast lets you to blogcast your latest posts in your blog.

Yakket allows you to synchronize your twitter updates with your facebook status.

Twitter is a simple facebook application which lets you to synchronize twitter updates with facebook.