Facebook

Business advertising used to be very expensive during the times when popular media platforms were newspaper, radio and television. It was quite impossible for small businesses to publish a business-related advertisement because the rates were not affordable.

But with the advent of the internet and social media, businesses (small or big) are given the chance to promote their products.

One of the most popular and viable platform for business advertising is the social media giant, Facebook. With billions of users around the globe, your audience reach can be limitless (theoretically).

If you’ll take time to observe your Facebook account, you can see your business minded friends are already taking advantage of the platform. For instance, one of your friends might have posted some of her pre-loved clothes for sale or you might be seeing posts of another friend promoting her baked products.

In cases where you’re looking at short term business, Facebook can be very helpful. You sell products and promote it without spending a dime. But if you are looking at a long-term and a more sustainable business, that’s not necessarily the case.

If you want to maximize the potential of Facebook as a marketing tool, then it is a misconception to think that you don’t have to spend money for it.

Let’s take the case of Julia who decided to stop working full time to focus on selling her baked goodies online. She posted pictures of her items in a Facebook Page she newly created for her business. She even set the privacy setting of her posts to public, so it can be easily shared and will be easily viewed.

She didn’t want to spend money, so she invited her immediate family and friends to her business account.

But it is important to ponder on the following questions: Was she able to reach her target audience? Was she able to maximize the potential of Facebook as a marketing platform for her business? How can she set herself apart from other online clothing stores? How can she draw more followers or more clients to her Facebook page?

 

Don’t you just hate spoilers?
 
How about people who just keeps on talking and posting about things you don’t even care?
 
Or those posts that are just too hypocritical for you?
 
We get it. Sometimes, there are just posts that we don’t want to see. Take the first example for instance; let’s say The Avengers: Infinity War.
 
Those who had the advantage of seeing it first keeps on blabbing about the movie, sharing news, reviews, and other online commentaries, without even the decency to consider those who haven’t seen it. Don’t you just wish you can snooze it all for a day or two?
 
Well, Facebook’s now got you covered with their new feature that allows you to filter your news feed based on keywords you don’t want to see.

facebook messenger option

 

The word’s out. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has indeed deleted some of his messages sent to recipients on Messenger. While this is not possible for others, it is for Zuckerberg. Guess being CEO has a lot of perks, right?
 
But now the word’s out, Facebook said they’re only testing the ‘Unsend’ feature before rolling it out for public use (or so they said).
 
How would this feature work? What, then, does this imply to the users and their privacy? Will this affect people’s conversations? Let’s discuss these shortly.
 

 

The past week must have been a busy week in the Facebook HQ. After all, any news on data and privacy breach on the biggest social media platform is a huge blow. With billions of users and their respective data, a single entity to get hold of it is like enjoying an all-you-can-eat-buffet for free.
 
Just to give you a background, Cambridge Analytica and a certain Aleksandr Kogan used an app to gather millions of data from users in 2013. Two years after, their app brought attention to Facebook and the social media giant asked Kogan and Cambridge Analytica a certification that all the data were already deleted.
 
Fast forward to 2018, it seems like the data were not deleted after all. Even worse, the data were sold. To what intents and purposes, we don’t really know for sure. Even Facebook can’t trace all that.
 
In a public apology posted by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, he mentioned the series of events that led to this breach. He also mentioned that they’ll go over through the rest of the apps, check how much user data they’re getting, and what they could do to improve on this especially with data issues at hand.
 

facebook likes

Facebook has always kept their environment as healthy and positive as possible. While this may not be mostly in their control, they do everything they have in their power to maintain that within their platform.
 
For example, when people heard rumors about a dislike button, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was quick to respond that they’re not going to do so to keep Facebook a positive place for content and discussion.
 
But maybe, some minds were meant to change; including Zuckerberg’s.
 
Recently, some Facebook users noticed a ‘downvote’ button on comments. According to Facebook, they’re doing a little test on how users would respond and use the button, and how it would affect comments of a certain post.
 
Is this move necessary? Is Facebook going to the right direction? Would this still somehow keep the platform positive? We weigh in with some of the pros and cons.
 

get more facebook fans

 

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced last month that there will be changes in Facebook’s algorithm. Most specifically, with what the people can see in their news feeds.
 
According to Zuckerberg, they want people to see more of their family and friends in their news feed than ads and posts from pages. That is including business pages. And that speaks a lot for companies who relied so much on their Facebook marketing.
 
(Also read about Instagram’s new algorithm in Videos, Shopping, & More for Instagram this 2018!)
 
Obviously, this change is going to affect your business if you’ve been pouring a lot of money and effort on building up the number of followers. And this is the worst news for those who really PAID to gain followers.
 
But don’t fixate on the problem so much. All is not lost and just for naught.
 
If you know how to navigate around this new algorithm, you would still be able to target your audience. While it might not be the surefire way to do it (none of the Facebook Pages practices are, anyway) but it will somehow give you the helping hand.
 

facebook is testing a new feature

Long gone are the days that you have to personally walk in and submit job applications. For years, technology made sure that it would be convenient to both the applicant and the employer to find a perfect match. Job search websites came, then followed by social networking sites like LinkedIn which lets you create an online resume for recruiters to see.
 

Early this month, rumor has it that Facebook is going to the same direction as LinkedIn in trying to create a resume feature on their platform.
 

As to the specific details, Rocket Social only heard of a few since only a few specific people are currently on this test.
 

However, we’ll share whatever knowledge we have – and our two cents – on his this feature could mean to you and your Facebook profile.
 

facebook snooze

Last month, Facebook rolled out a snooze feature available to some users.
 
This feature would allow you to ‘snooze’ a specific person, pages, or group instead of unfollowing, unfriended, or completely unblocking them. This means that you can put them on ‘mute’ in a given timeframe; from 24 hours or up to 30 days.
 
Just by looking at the surface, this feature has a lot of advantages especially for those who want a more informative, insightful news feed.
 
However, this does not mean that it is immune to negative feedback from others. There might be some areas that people have qualms about.
 
This time, Rocket Social weighs in if the Facebook Snooze feature is a good or bad idea.