Give Your Facebook Page a Facelift
Recently Robert Scoble interviewed Caitlin O’Farrell for the new building43 site which was recently launched by Robert and the team over at RackSpace. Caitlin is the program manager for consumer marketing at Facebook. Caitlin spends her time working with celebrities or, as she notes, their publicists, to provide them with a Facebook presence.
One of the key ways of accomplishing this is through a Facebook Page. As being someone that manages multiple Pages and Groups on Facebook, I was very interested to watch this interview. Even though I spend hours each day on Facebook, there is so much development taking place by both Facebook and application developers that it’s hard to keep up.
Check out Robert’s interview with Caitlin:
Two resources that Caitlin pointed out that I didn’t know Facebook provided were the Facebook Influencers and Facebook Marketing resource pages. I’m going to spend a little time poking around there for new ideas, best practices and to see what some the featured pages are doing.
Caitlin definitely left me with a list of ideas I now have for updating my fan pages and groups. It was also a nice prod to get in there and maintain interaction in the various pages. I think one of the normal things that happens in a lot of social networks (at least it happens to me) is that you set up a page, group, or forum where you want to build a community. But, because of other work, home or other page responsibilities, the pages, groups or forums don’t receive the level of attention that they deserve.
Remember when you build these communities you have to stay active in them. You have people that join them beacuse they care about the subject or brand that the community is based around. Be that community manager that they need and want whether it’s Facebook, LinkedIn or any other community you may be a part of.
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