I reluctantly started using Facebook last fall, (just another thing to keep up with), as I was trying to build a business clientele. I say reluctantly, because I thought it was for college kids. However, I’ve been discovering business applications to add to my Facebook page that are seen by my Facebook friends and business contacts.
Today, let’s look at two apps that are easy to add. First, if you have a blog (if you don’t have one, why not??), it’s easy to get your blog postings imported into Facebook. Look here for easy step-by-step instructions from Facebook. A real benefit to adding this feature is that whenever you make a change in your Facebook – add an application, note, etc. all your friends are notified and they will see that update when they log in to their account (depending on their settings). So it’s like getting noticed twice – once for making a change and once for the actual blog. Your friend doesn’t have to leave Facebook to view/read it either.
The second app has to do with highlighting your web site. You have a web site, don’t you? Why don’t you spotlight your web site from within your Facebook account! Instructions are here on how to do this. This app will put a small screenshot of your web site right in your Facebook.
So if you are a business owner, set up a Facebook account if you don’t have one, it’s just not for kids any more! Social networking is fun – so have fun with it, feel free to post about things unrelated to your business. It’s OK to talk about what you’re going to do for fun this weekend or what book you’re reading.