Facebook continues to evolve as a social networking giant. Whether you use it for business or pleasure or both, you’ll want to know about some of site’s cool and underused features.
Did you know that the new profile design is a magnificent tool for all professionals? Whether you’re a student, a professional or a business owner, there’s one feature in particular that you should take advantage of.
Now you can add projects that you’ve worked on and tag friends who worked with you on the project(s). Here’s how:
- Convert to the new profile by clicking here: http://www.facebook.com/about/profile/
- Once complete, click “edit my profile” on either your homepage or profile page.
- Select the “education and work” tab.
- You can add projects to either your university or place of employment or both. Just click on the “add a project” link under the entity name.
Profile and Page Tags:
This is another personal favorite feature. You can tag people, fan pages, groups, community pages, etc. in your status updates and on wall posts.
Tags are great because just like photo tags are posted to your page, status tags will show up on the user’s wall (depending on their settings) or on the page wall. Why is this so cool?
If you’re a business owner, you can monitor when people tag your business by using the search feature. You can also view mentions on your community page, which is a public page featuring every Facebook post that mentions your company name.
How do you tag something? First, be sure you either are a friend of the person or “like” the page. Now you’re ready to tag. In the status update or wall box, type the “@” symbol followed by the person’s name or page name. A drop down list will appear with all of the names of people or pages that you’re associated with that are similar. Choose the one you want to tag and that’s all there is to it. The text that is tagged will show up as highlighted text. When you click “post” the tag will appear.
Claiming Places and Community Pages:
Have you ever searched your business name on Facebook? If not, do it. In the search results, you’ll likely see a “community” page and/or a “places” page. Did you know you can claim these pages?
When you click on the page, you will see an option in the left hand menu that says, “Is this your page?” If you have reason to believe you can claim that page, click on the link and fill out the appropriate information.
There are many, many more features than the ones that I have highlighted in this post. Feel free to contact me with any questions and of course, check back for new blogs. You can also subscribe to my RSS feed by clicking here, http://www.miss-ink.com/feed/rss/ or become a fan of Miss Ink, LLC on Facebook or follow me on Twitter.