Are Facebook Ads Missing Your Target Audience? by Joe Spake

Graceland-2In his latest blog post, Joe Spake, co-founder of Social Web Learning makes very interesting points about Facebook pages News Feed reach.  He’s asking if Facebook is missing your fan base when Facebook decides who of your followers/fans sees your status updates on your page.

After watching the video  Facebook Fraud, Joe checked his stats to find surprising results.  His article shows you how he found the information.  Read more by clicking the link to Joe’s blog post below.  You’ll be checking your stats to see if it is happening to your page.

Small business – is Facebook Missing Your Target.

Interesting read.  Great insights, thanks Joe.  You can find all Joe’s contact info and social media channels on his blog Joe Spake’s Weblog

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Frustrated with Facebook Changes???

Many of us are.  However if you attended the in-depth Facebook Marketing Success Systems you found that using the Power Editor and setting up a Facebook marketing budget a bit complicated.  Mixed reviews show that for some social media managers, advertising campaigns inside Facebook are working beautifully.  For smaller businesses it seems to be a hit both for the learning curve and financially.



Want answers, join Mari Smith February 24th for answers.  Social Profit Systems 2014 promises to be very interesting and I’m betting Mari answers questions and will help us understand Facebook changes and how to use them to our advantage.  I hope you’ll join us.

Click here for further details and to register for this free two hour webinar.  Join us!


Posted in Education, Facebook, Mari Smith, Sheila Hensley, Social Media Training, Social Media Wisdom

Pinterest for Real Estate Agents

Fabulous beginner Pinterest webinar by Kim (Wood) Salmons at The Tech Byte – free. The Tech Byte is an affiliate of my real estate school and I’ve posted this video there but if you’re just starting out with Pinterest or you want to know if it’s important that you do get started – this is the video for you.

You’ll love Kim’s style. She begins with the basics so you won’t be intimidated if you’re (like me) a bit behind the curve about Pinterest. Real estate related but you’ll learn a lot no matter what business you’re in. If real estate is your primary business and you’re not using Pinterest, this is a must see!

Kim offers a handy check list you can download on The Tech Byte page you’ll be taken to when you click the video below.  Enjoy!

Pinterest for Real Estate Agents

Posted in Education, Real Estate, Sheila Hensley, Social Media Training

Update Your YouTube Channel!

I’m not a YouTuber.  You may not be either.  I have a channel that before today was in the name of my blog.  I used it to practice my video magic (there is none – exaggeration to make a point) and comment on other’s videos and sometimes during Google Hangout on Air presentations.  Only.  All videos there are private and unlisted.

How frustrating for YouTube to constantly ask me to change my channel name and connect it to my G+ profile.  That’s not what I wanted so ignored the insistent demand.

Now I realize that if I don’t make and accept the necessary changes, I am unable to properly comment and take part in a Hangout.  Yesterday, I was ask a question directly by the Hangout presenter and ask to answer in the comments.  The presenter thought I’d refused to answer.  Ugh!

Even if you’re not an active YouTuber but you have an account, you need to be aware of the consequences of not following whatever direction Google/YouTube is taking us.  Click on the image below to find out more.

I don’t like it but I found it necessary because I’m interested in Google Hangouts, how they work and want the information Hangouts offer.


Be sure to check all your settings and the channel is viewed as you wish.

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Is FaceBook Being a Bully?

While catching up on Facebook before shutting down for the evening, this notification from FaceBook popped up.

Alarmed at first, since I’ve never, ever been noticed by Facebook much less received a notification from them, I clicked to see what they were trying to tell me.

It tells me that my most recent Page post is doing well and suggested I promote it.

Excited and expecting dramatic results, I clicked on the notification to see just how well the post was doing.

A couple of comments/replies and 13 people had seen it but it certainly was not the most productive post on my page as proclaimed.

Now, I’m not surprised that Facebook is encouraging me to spend money.  That has become unmistakably obvious during the last few weeks – months really.

But I’m not entirely sure that proclaiming an exaggerated percentage to “get even better (pay or you won’t be seen) results” is the best idea.  I’m just a bit insulted.  This is either a roll out faux pas or a terrible idea.  How stupid do they think we are?

I’m Calling a Facebook Fail on this one.  Their action didn’t produce the results they wanted from me.  I do wonder how others will respond.

Post that received the notification

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