Social Media Measurement, Social Media Tools, Facebook, Social Media Measurement, Social Media Metrics

How to Track Facebook Success Or Failure with Real-Time Stats

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There’s been lots of gnashing of teeth and wringing of hands and pounding of keyboards about Facebook’s Edgrerank lately. “How dare they!” pontificate the social pure bloods. “We put forth the effort to get fans to ‘like’ our page, and now we have to PAY Facebook to reach them? It’s an outrage!” It’s not. Facebook […]

Community Management, Social Business, Social Media Measurement, Social Media Strategy, Social Media Tools, Brand Communities, Facebook, Social Media Marketing, Social Media ROI, Social Media Staffing and Operations

Digital Sharecropping – Why Most Facebook Customization is Wasted Effort

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Part 3 of a 3-Part Rant The time, money, and overall exertion being spent on customizing Facebook fan pages is largely misspent. Just because you CAN replicate much of your corporate website functionality on Facebook, doesn’t mean you SHOULD. Your Facebook fan page is not a collectible automobile. You do not get extra brand advocacy […]

Community Management, Content Marketing, Social Media Tools, Blogging and Content Creation, Brand Communities, Facebook

Is Your Company More Interesting Than My Wife?

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If you’re going to succeed on Facebook, you don’t just have to be more interesting than other companies, you have to be more interesting than my friends and relatives. Are you prepared for that? My friend Jeff Widman runs BrandGlue, a consultancy that helps companies better manage their Facebook fan pages. He told me recently […]