Tips To Engage Your Facebook Community More &Amp; More

By | July 1, 2014

Submitted by: Joseph Augustine

Social networking is ultimately about community, and not just surfing a website. So if you want to get the most out of the Facebook, and to use it for benefiting your blog, then there are some things you should know about engaging community. The good news is– the rules aren’t very different to follow, even the tools can be handled easily. Facebook is a game-changer. A Facebook page has huge way to connect to audiences.

Are you actively and consistently engaging your community on Facebook? Then for more effective social media networking, here are few things that you can do to turn your Facebook page into a dynamic and engaging destination for your Facebook fans.

Be Unique:

There s nothing worse than having a blunt Facebook page. Think long and hard about how you can change the page & make it look different. Importantly your page has to be unique and has to stand out from the rest.

Design is a major part of being unique on Facebook. Check out with some excellent examples of creative Facebook fan pages for inspiration. You can never go wrong investing time and resources in creating a great design for your Facebook page.

Think creatively about how you can add value to your Facebook users. For instance can you give them something? Can you provide them with help, or resources? These are the things that will get people joining your Facebook page and keep them coming back.

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Don t talk too much about yourself:

Just don t always talk about yourself. Talk about the your product it s trend, model, style, etc If you keep on talking about yourself people will tune out, that will become a drawback to you.

Be Truthful:

Don t try to hide the true facts or misrepresent you or your product. Always be honest & respectful to your fans & customers.

Celebrate your audience:

Put your audience at the center of your page. From a B2B context, it may make sense to choose ambassadors to drive conversation.

Use contests:

Contests are a great way to make your facebook page more engaging, and they also give incentive for fans to join. Create contests that would make them, bring more & more friends; it would be an excellent tool if it is done properly.

Integrate multiple social networks:

You can use multiple Facebook applications to pull in your other already existing accounts from other social networking sites. With the help of some other applications, like Twitter, LinkedIn and many others.

Thank & Celebrate:

Celebrate with your audience when you hit important milestones on Facebook. Thank them for becoming a fan in your face book page & do it immediately also sent request to participate in the contests in your facebook page, share your resources with them.

Find your voice and your cadence:

Learn what your audience s preferences are, figure out when your people want to talk and engage. Then hire some comedy writers for your product. Then keep on testing, again & again.

About the Author: Joseph is a Software developer and freelancer writes in blogs and develops free website services. He and his wife are working on different websites and free java tools. Some of the websites are given below.

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ReliefWeb

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ReliefWeb is the largest humanitarian information portal in the world.[citation needed] Founded in 1996, the portal now hosts more than 500.000 humanitarian situation reports, press releases, evaluations, guidelines, assessments, maps and infographics.[1] The portal is an independent vehicle of information, designed specifically to assist the international humanitarian community in effective delivery of emergency assistance. It provides information as humanitarian crises unfold, while emphasizing the coverage of “forgotten emergencies” at the same time. Its vision and strategy aim to make ReliefWeb a “one-stop shop for the global humanitarian community.”[2]

ReliefWeb was launched in October 1996 and is administered by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). The project began as the brainchild of the US Department of State, Bureau of International Organization Affairs, which had noticed during the Rwanda crisis how poorly critical operational information was shared between NGOs, UN Agencies and Governments. In 1995, the Department’s Senior Policy Adviser on Disaster Management led a series of discussions at UN HQ in Geneva and New York, as well as a conference on the project at the US Department of State in which both ReliefWeb as a product and the internet in general were touted as fresh tools for the humanitarian community. Its official launch was also the launch of the UN’s first disaster website. Recognizing how critical the availability of reliable and timely information in time of humanitarian emergencies is, the United Nations General Assembly endorsed the creation of ReliefWeb and encouraged humanitarian information exchange through ReliefWeb by all governments, relief agencies and non-governmental organizations in Resolution 51/194 on 10 February 1997.[3] The General Assembly reiterated the importance of information sharing in emergencies and of taking advantage of OCHA’s emergency information services such as ReliefWeb in Resolution 57/153 on 3 March 2003.[4]

ReliefWeb maintains offices in three different time zones to update the web site around the clock: Bangkok (Thailand), Nairobi (Kenya) and New York (USA).[5]

ReliefWeb has seen steady growth in usage.[6] In 2013, 11.85 million people visited ReliefWeb and 44,000 updates on humanitarian crises were published.[7]

A first major re-design effort was started in 2002 and completed in 2005, which focused on implementing a more user-centric information architecture.[8]

In April 2011, ReliefWeb launched a new web platform based on open-source technology to offer a powerful search/filter engine and delivery system.[9]

In 2012, ReliefWeb began to expand its focus to become the one-stop shop for critical information on global crises and disasters.[10] In November 2012, ReliefWeb revamped the home page, the “About Us” section and the Blog and introduced “Labs”,[11] a place to explore new and emerging opportunities and tools to improve information delivery to humanitarian workers.

ReliefWeb disseminates humanitarian information by updating its web site around the clock. In addition, ReliefWeb reaches more than 168,500 subscribers through its e-mail subscription services, allowing those who have low bandwidth Internet connections to receive information reliably.[12]

Information from ReliefWeb is also available via RSS feeds, Facebook and Twitter.

ReliefWeb posts maps [13] and documents daily from over 5,000 sources from the UN system, Governments, Inter-governmental organizations, NGOs, academia and the media. In addition, a team of cartographers creates original maps focusing on humanitarian emergencies.

All documents posted on the site are classified and archived, allowing advanced searching of documents from past emergency responses. The database contains more than 500,000 maps and documents dating back to 1981.[14]

ReliefWeb is also a major repository of humanitarian job postings and training announcements. In 2013, 2,700 organizations posted 27,000 job announcements on ReliefWeb.[15] The job and training sources include Academic and Research Institutions, NGOs, International Organizations, Governments, Red Cross/Red Crescent Movement and the Media.

ReliefWeb has won the following awards:

Microsoft buys online ad firm Aquantive for $6 billion

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Friday, May 18, 2007 

Microsoft have today paid $6 billion (£3 billion) for the online marketing firm Aquantive. The takeover will pave the way for Microsoft to expand into the $40 billion online advertising market currently dominated by Google and Yahoo!.

Kevin Johnson, the head of Microsoft’s platforms and services division, said “This deal takes our advertising business to a new level” and follows the recent acquisitions by Google and Yahoo who bought DoubleClick for $3.1 billion, and the remaining 80% of Right Media Exchange for $680 million respectively.

Aquantive will remain at its base in Seattle with its current staff of around 2.600, but will work as part of Microsoft’s online operations.

The deal is expected to be completed by early 2008, subject to regulation.