Social Media Services

Social Media Marketing with Creative Web Designs Ottawa

Creative Web Designs offers many services to assist you with Social Media Marketing

  • setting up facebook business pages
  • new timeline banners (see examples below)
  • adding custom tabs navigation to facebook business pages.
  • integrating your facebook page into your business website
  • more….just ask!  (see below for Facebook FAQ)
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What’s up with the new Facebook?

Have you seen the new Facebook? Timeline has completed changed not only how Facebook Pages look but how they function as a marketing tool for the small business.  Find out how to use the new timeline to your advantage.

Facebook 101

Here are some of the most common questions our clients ask us about Facebook marketing:

Why do I need a Facebook page for my business? Everyone who Likes your page is raising their hand and expressing their interest in learning more about your business. Your customers are already on Facebook, so why not plant your business where they already are?

Does Facebook offer business accounts? You’ll need a personal profile in order to create a page for your business. “Pages” are the Facebook equivalent of Facebook business accounts.

What’s the difference between a Facebook page and a Facebook profile? Facebook profiles are for personal use and you are only allowed one profile per user. You can always recognize a profile page if you see the “friend” option. Only personal profiles have friends. Facebook pages on the other hand were designed to be used for businesses and you can create as many pages as you like. You’ll know you’re on a Facebook page if you see a “like” button.

Can I see who is looking at my Facebook page? Facebook offers in-depth user data about your page, called Insights.  To find your Insights, log in to your Facebook page. You have your Admin Panel right there. Click “Insights” and then you just have to click on “See All”. Insights includes information on the gender, age and location of who is looking at your page, as well as which types of status updates are the most popular.

Is there a limit to number of ‘likes’ on Facebook? Personal Facebook profiles are limited to no more than 5,000 friends. However, Facebook pages allow an unlimited number of “likes”. This is one of the many reasons you want to use a page and not a personal profile to promote your small business on Facebook.

Can I create my own Facebook URL? Custom URLs also known as “vanity URLs” are made available once 25 people like your Facebook page. This allows you to create an easy to remember facebook URL instead of the long numerical URLs that are initially assigned to pages. You can find this option by clicking on “Edit Page” in the top right corner of your Facebook page, then choose your username in the “Basic Information” section.

How do I post on Facebook as my company’s page instead of my personal profile? Facebook allows you to switch between your personal profile and your page. To make the switch, go to Account in the top right-hand corner and click on Use Facebook as Page. In the pop up window, click Switch to (your page’s name). That’s it! You’re now using Facebook as your page and can leave comments on your own or other pages.

What are a few Facebook marketing tips? Engage with your audience. You’d be surprised a small amount of time has on the number of fans on your Facebook page. Taking a few minutes a day to interact with the people on your page will make you see huge results from Facebook. Another tip is to use photos on your Facebook page. The new design displays photos prominently. Most businesses don’t feature photos. Upload a few today!