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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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18 Effective tips to get more twitter followers

twitter followers

Twitter is the second largest social media site next to facebook.Unlike facebook,twitter is a micro blogging service which will drive huge amount of traffic to our sites.Most of my friends asked me that why i mostly write articles about facebook.The reason is simple ,just I love facebook much.Well comming to the point,there are various methods to get more followers in twitter.Here is a list of 18 tips which helps you to get more followers in twitter.

1.Optimize the placement of your twitter badge in your site.There are two portions of blog which gets more visibility among the visitors.One is the content above the fold and another one is the content right below your blog post.Add your twitter badge exactly at the end of the blog post.Floating twitter badges may have more visibility than this but visitors will follow you only you have quality content in your blog.So,adding twitter badge at the end of blog posts can get more attention from the visitors than adding anywhere alse.

2.Get your account verified from twitter.Now twitter verifies only a limited number of accounts.You will be get verified easily only if you are a popular figure in particular field like celebrities,politicians etc..,Your twitter profile gets more visibility among twitter users if you have a verified account.

3.Update your tweets regularly with quality information.

4.Synchronize your twitter account with other social media sites like facebook,myspace etc..,

5.Ask some little help from your followers.Ask them to tweet your profile link with a message inviting others to follow you.( Use clicktotweet to make this task easily)

6.Recently i came across a called tweepml sharing the lists of twitter users.There are many lists of follow back twitter users in the site.You can follow all the people in the list with just a single click.Get more people following back you.

7.Make your twitter profile looks professional by giving all important informations about you in the profile.Having your own picture is very important otherwise people conside your profile as fake.

8.Swap you profile link among your friends in twitter.Ask your friends to tweet your profile link with a intro message about you and do the same for them.

9.Run a contest on your blog to promote your twitter profile.

10.Thank your followers who shared your tweet by using @ reply method.

11.Use signatures(a big myth !) to promote your twitter profile.

12.Dont tweet about your activities often.Tweet about useful info that what your followers are looking for.

13.Welcome your new followers with a auto direct message

14.Tweet with a link containing a photo to make your tweet interesting.(Checkout Twitpic)

15.Use hashtags inside your message while tweeting.

16.Add your twitter badge especially in your stumbleupon profile in your bio section as it gets more visibility for your new profile visitors.

17.Try to get quick attention from others with an eye catching message.

18.Checkout featuredusers which is an ad network of twitter applications where twitter users advertise their profile to gain followers.

Last but not least,keep adding new followers regularly.Do you think am i missed any important points in this post?

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How facebook groups are better than fan pages ?

facebook groups

In one of my previous post i wrote an article about why facebook pages are better than groups sorting out the important features of fan pages which lacks in groups.In this post i am gonna share in which way groups are better than pages in facebook.

1.Groups has the potential to send bulk messages to all members but fan pages are only able to send update to their fans.Consider you are having 5000 members in your group and 50,000 fans in your fan page.You are able to get quick attention to your group’s messages from 5000 members but you are not able to get attention to your fan’s update from your 50,000 fans.

2.Group’s messages appears in the live notifications but fan’s update does not appear in the live notifications.That’s y messages get more attention than updates.

3.Groups have more active discussions and participants but discussions in fan pages are not much active when compared to the discussions in groups.

4.Fan pages are for oneway promotions means only the administrator of fan page gets benefits from the fan pages and the fans are not able to get benefits from fan pages.

5.Unlike in groups, fan pages are targeted for a specific website or business so fans have no benefits from their fan pages.

6.Though both in fan pages and groups,fans and members are able to post links in the wall respectively.But only members are allowed to post links in groups and fans are not allowed to post links in fan pages.

7.You are able to invite your friends from other services like hotmail,yahoo and gmail in groups but you are only able to send suggestions to anyone except to your facebook friends.

8.You are able to add a personal message with invitation in groups but you are not able to add a personal message with suggestions in fan pages.

9.Administrators are visible in groups but they are not visible in fan pages.

10.You are able to approve requests for particular new members in groups but you are not able to do this in fan pages.You can just hide your fan page for a particular country or for a particular group of people.

11.You are able to make group members as officers but you are not able to make fans as officers in fan pages.

12.Any members of group are able to see the list of all other members in group but only admin’s are able to see the list of all fans in their fan page.

13.Members are allowed to upload videos in groups but fan are not allowed to upload videos in fan pages.

14.You are able to provide privacy types such as public,closed and secret only in groups but you are not able to provide privacy types in fan pages.

15.Group events are more active than fan page events.

16.Last but not least,you are able to create more fan pages using groups but you are not able to create more groups using fan pages.

What is your opinion about this post ?     

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How to optimize facebook profile for better visibility ?

facebook profile
Social media optimization play an important role for driving viral traffic to our sites.As the top social media site,facebook’s popularity is growing day-by-day and its necessary one to optimize major features of facebook for better visibility and online presence.Here are 16 simple tips which helps you to get maximum exposure for your facebook profile.

1.Profile picture should be neat,professional and attractive.Users first pay attention to your  profile picture as soon as they reached your profile page.

2.Add your real picture rather than adding fake pictures or cartoons.This will help the users to recognize you as a authentic person.

3.Create an intro video about yourself with a welcome message to your new friends and add the video in your profile.

4.Below your profile picture,there is a mini info box.Describe about yourself shortly and upto the point.

5.Dont add bulk of information or more links in the mini info box field.

6.In the information section,make sure to show your relationship status,current city and your website.

7.If you have both your personal and business contacts in facebook,hide your friend’s info by changing the visibility settings.By making this adjustment,your personal contacts will not get disturbed by your business contacts.

8.Show your activities and updates from other social sites.Though you are able to add updates of your other social sites through third party facebook applications,some of the social sites applications has no feature to synchronize with facebook.By default,facebook lets you to import your updates from other sites.This feature is currently supporting to 13 sites including delicious,digg,youtube,flickr,google reader etc..,To do this,go to the options below the share button in your wall,then click settings,then choose your other sites to import your activities of them in your wall.

9.In the “Stories posted by friends”,uncheck “friends may post to my wall”.Let them to only send message via DM.

10.You are able to control which applications can post stories on your wall via application settings.

11.In the Info tab section,completely fill all the blank fields giving relevant information and just hide your e-mail in the contact info to avoid contacting you without your prior permission.

12.Use any  rss importing application or networkedblogs application to update your latest posts in your wall automatically.

13.Share links in your wall with thumbnails.Links without thumbnails dont get attention from your contacts.

14.Keep an eye on your friends activity in your profile.Reply to their comments and likes made on your profile.

15.Customize your wall settings to be seen by your friend’s of friends.

16.Update your status often in your wall with useful and eye catching information so your contacts are willing to participate and make comments in your updates.

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How to get more targeted facebook friends ?

targeted facebook friends

Facebook is a very powerful social media site for networking with other people.While adding friends in facebook,add targeted like minded people rather than adding bunch of non-targeted users.Adding 500 targeted people is better than adding 5000 non targeted users.Add people only related to your niche to build a strong community in your network.Here are12 simple tips which lets you to get more targeted friends in facebook.

1.Facebook groups are the best place to find targeted people in facebook.Search for the groups related to your niche and send friend requests to new people with a little introduction about you.(Who you are and what you looking for)

2.Ask your friends to suggest like minded people for you to build a better networking.

3.Have a keen look at the conversation in your friends updates where you able to catch your targeted friends.Add them as mutual friends by sending them a welcome message.

4.Send an automated message to your new followers in twitter to add you as a friend.Be sure to mention that what kind of a person you are looking for.(Checkout Socialoomph)

5.Create your own group related to your niche and ask your friends to invite their friends to your group.Now you are easily able to add like minded people from your group.

6.Add your facebook profile badge in your blog especially in the author’s page.So the visitors are able to know you better and they will add you if you have similar interests with them.

7.Ask your friends to share your profile link on their wall with a targeted message.

8.Your fans are the targeted audience following you.Provide quality links and updates in your fan pages often.People will start adding you automatically if they have similar interests like you.

9.Add your facebook profile badges as a signature in e-mails,discussion forums and comments.Use your facebook profile link to make comments on blog posts.

10.Give a complete information about you in your profile’s info section and make sure to adjust your privacy settings for “everyone”.So users able to know more about you before adding you as their friend.

11.Participate in other social networking discussions and forums to search the like minded people.Leave your facebook profile link there with your intro message.

12.Last but not least,now facebook has restricted its settings while adding friends in facebook.Try to get more friend requests from others rather than sending friend requests to them. 

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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 

news feed

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.

facebook news feed

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 !

14 effective ways to get more facebook fans

more facebook fans

Fan pages are one of the most powerful feature of facebook which lets us to get more traffic and exposure to our blogs and business.Business fan pages makes an easy way to communicate with clients by announcing them about the latest offers and updates.Getting more fans is a hot talk in facebook now. Here we gonna discuss some simple but powerful tips which will helps you to get more facebook fans .

1.Promote your facebook fan page as a widget in your blogs and websites.Everyone promoting their facebook fan pages in their sites but you have to optimize the placement of  the widget.Dont add widget at the footer or at the right column of the site.Add widget exactly at the end of your blog post which will pay more attention to the visitors.

2.Synchronize your fan page with twitter.When you post a link in your fan page,a automatic tweet will be published in your twitter pointing a link back to your fan page.

3.Send invitations to your subscribers via e-mail inviting them to join your fan page.

4.Add a link in your e-mail as a signature signature pointing to your facebook fan page.

5.Run a contest in your blog to giveway cool prizes.Ask your visitors to join and share your link via social media sites as a rule to participate in the contest.

6.Add your facebook fan page to your facebook profile with a welcome message to join your fan page.

7.Ask your facebook friends to invite their friends by suggesting your fan page to them.

8. Ask your friends to share your fan page link on their wall with a eye-catching message.

9.Promote your fan page link in the group discussions and while making comments on your friends wall by a link pointing back to your fan page.

10.Invite your group members to join your fan page by sending a bulk message to them.

11.Use an attractive landing page to your fan page in facebook.

12.Ask your fans to tag them in your fan page photos.

13. Promote you fan page with social ads.

14.Not but not least, update your fan page regularly with quality content.

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So,what are the important points that i missed in the beginning of this post ?

How to optimize live chat in facebook ?

facebook live chat
Like pages and groups,instant messaging(IM) is another important feature of facebook to chat live with other friends in facebook.Its a great way to keep in touch with our friends,family members and colleagues in facebook.You are able to chat with others as soon as you logged into facebook.

The chat feature includes two major settings :

1.Friends Lists


Friends list: Lists are one of the useful feature in facebook which helps us to organize our contacts in facebook.You are able to create separate lists for family members,friends,collegues and business contacts in facebook.You are able to add upto 20 members to a list.Lists not only helps to optimize the chat in facebook but also helps us to send bulk messages to the contacts in the list.

Options: The options has six sub-settings

  • Go offline
  • Re-order lists
  • Pop out chat
  • Play sound for new messages
  • Keep online friends window open
  • Show only names in online friends

Now lets go to the point. If you have 500 or 5000 friends in facebook,then its difficult for you to chat with particular group of people in facebook.So organize your contacts with the lists feature,creating lists for:

Your family members and relatives
Your real life friends
Your co-workers
Your business contacts

Facebook restricted to add only 20 people in a list because just to avoid spam.Now go to the facebook chat,Mouse over the friends list and select the lists that you want to appear in your facebook chat.Ignore the lists that you don’t want to chat via IM.You are able to change the options in this feature often as you wish.Now in the chat window you are able to see the contacts listed under a specific list which you created.You are able to be appear online and offline to any list of friends you have selected.By this simple feature,we are able to be in online mode without getting disturbed by others.

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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 !.

 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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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.