Social Media Tip of the Day
On your Facebook personal profile About page (TimeLine) or Info page (if not yet on Timeline) Use the Contact box to list your other social profiles and websites.
No matter how many you list, Facebook will only display six of them. However, you may find it convenient to list more than six and switch them around from time to time. You could make one of them a direct link to more of your links as I have done with the first link on the list you see here. Put a carrier return between each link. If you have or support a Facebook Page – be sure to include that.
Why provide this information? For the convenience of your Facebook friends to find you elsewhere. Just because you are already connected on Twitter, especially if your Twitter name is not simply your first and last name, it may not come immediately to mind. Believe it or not, your friends can forget the name of or have difficulty finding your Facebook Page. (note there is a distinction here between a Facebook Profile and a Facebook Page – profiles have friends, Pages have fans/likes). You’ve recently gotten on Pinterest but you didn’t get Pinterest.com/yourname because your name was already taken. Mine is at Pinterest.com/Kauaimarketing. Help people return to your boards. You have a blog or website. Make it easy for people to visit you there.
Today I got a Facebook message about an event that I wanted to share on Twitter. To use a “via” for the person that posted that event, the first place I checked was her about page. Alas, she had not added any contact links there. I took the extra time to look it up, but many will not.
The “About” page link is just below a few particulars about the Facebook member below their profile photo on a Facebook Timeline profile. On a Facbook personal profile that has not yet gone to Timeline, click on the word “info” under the word “wall” under the profile photo of the Facebook member. Scroll down to “contact information”. If the member has added anything there the links will be listed under “website”.
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