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7 Ways to Expose Your Content Using Facebook

One of the most common ways to expose content is using social media networks. You can create a profile or page and then start sharing your posts or articles there, so people can read/watch it, share it and like it. But, as you know, it is easier said than done.

 

It is not enough just to sit and write a post, so then you can hope for the best. Most of the time what will come from it is a couple of views, and that is it. You need to go that extra mile if you really want to spread the word about what you are doing by doing some of the ways we will present to you below.

 

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1. Join groups of interest

There are several groups on Facebook dedicated to the most amazing topics. And most of them are very active. So what you have to do is to find out which are the best options for you, join them, and discover the best way to share your content with them.

 

Generally speaking, what you want is to pick those groups where your target audience virtually hangs out and become an effective contributor. Read all posts with interest, and answer questions if you can. Also, make sure that you follow the group’s guidelines so not to be inconvenient.

 

And don’t overdo your posting – instead, only use your content to answer people’s questions or when you are 100% sure that they will be happy to see it. Otherwise, it will backfire on you.

 

2. Pay for ads

Sometimes, what you want to share is just too commercial. So it is better, to be honest about it and pay for ads on Facebook. The biggest social media network has been improving their paid advertising solution, so you are getting much more than before.

 

What you need to ensure here is that your ad will be seen by the target audience that you want. And Facebook won’t guess it for you. You are the one who needs to narrow down to whom your ad will be displayed by giving them insights into their characteristics – meaning that if you don’t know your target audience very well, do your homework before buying your ads.

 

3. Make the most of the visual resources

Only your family and friends want to hear from you on Facebook. Your clients, maybe not so much. Your potential clients, probably even less. You have to understand that Facebook is a social media for informal conversations and not for business. So you need to find your way to get their attention in a positive manner.

 

And the best way to do it is by making the most of any visual resources you might have. You will want to look for high-quality photos and illustrations, perfectly edited and emotionally engaging. And it is because your target audience needs to feel motivated to read your post. And nothing better than the right image to do it.

 

4. Answer your comments one by one

A good trick to use on Facebook to keep your post at the top of your results is by answering your comments sparsely. As you might know, every time that someone comments on your post it goes up and gets to be seen by more people. And the same happen when you answer them.

 

So, instead of answering all your comments in one go, answer a couple of them and then come back for more later. It will bring your post back to people’s timelines and notifications, improving your chances to be heard by more people.

 

5. Post consistently

If you are posting the right content to the right people, the chances are that they will be waiting to hear more from you. And the truth is that people follow patterns even unconsciously and also tend to forget things (and people) quite easily. Meaning that they will be expecting you to show up with a decent frequency and offering the same type of content.

 

In other words, make sure that you post regularly, usually at the same time, and that you only write about the same subject – the one that you know well. It will help people to see you as an authority in your area of interest, and it will also make you sound professional, as in taking your content seriously.

 

6. Tag the right people

If you are sure that someone really wants to hear or read what you just posted, don’t be afraid of tagging them on your comment or even on the post itself. Let’s say that a potential client has mentioned that they would love to know more about a certain book, which you hadn’t read yet. But now you did, and you wrote a post about it. In this case, there is no harm in tagging the person.

 

By doing it, you will refresh your name of your potential client’s memory. And it will also increase the chances that they will comment and engage with your post, and even share it with their own audience – just because people love to see their names mentioned online.

 

7. Create a user-generated content contest

If you want to see your content getting more shares, then let your audience create it. User-generated content is something that people really engage with and tend to share with their families and friends – which is all that you can dream of.

 

So as your followers to create their own content about your brand of the topic of choice. You will certainly get more views than you never had before and it won’t cost you much. Just make sure that the rules are clear and enjoy the results later.

 

The bottom line

As you can see, there are many simple ways to increase the exposure of your content on Facebook. And they are all easy to implement. Yes, there will be a bit of hard work, but it is all part of networking.

 

The good news is that, once you build up your audience, it tends to be loyal as long you keep offering what they need. Meaning that you will have the perfect place to promote your posts, products, and service from now on.

 


About author:

Eliza Medley is a talented writer for research paper help. Also, she is a marketing expert and guest contributor for many blogs. Her articles are related to education, tech, blogging, and internet marketing. Follow @Eliza_Medley on Twitter.

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Everything About WhatsApp Sharing Data to Facebook

Since the day WhatsApp introduced the end-to-end security encryption to the messages, the respect over this messenger has increased among people and they even protested against governments that wanted to channel all the messages under their watch for security purposes.

 

Privacy is a big thing than the system and the government here. Facebook, after acquiring the world’s largely used messenger (WhatsApp), have brought significant changes like the blue ticks, end-to-end security, document sharing and revised the number of people limitations for groups.

 

Recently, WhatsApp made changes to their terms and conditions that share the chats and phone numbers to Facebook for improving your Facebook ads and product experiences.

 

What’s wrong? Why would WhatsApp share data?

WhatsApp chats and your phone number are the private data. The main aim of end-to-end encryption is to provide that privacy to people and their conversations. If that private data is shared to improvise the marketing strategies of super node Facebook, privacy should be compromised internally.

 

WhatsApp is no more an individual company. Facebook acquired WhatsApp and now it is a child company. Facebook has authority to take any decisions about the WhatsApp now.

 

However, the private chats and phone number would not be shared to anyone outside the corporation. The data is not sold or leaked to any other company or organization. It will be kept secured encrypted within the WhatsApp and Facebook servers only.

 

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You would see this option on your screen when opening WhatsApp. It says,

 

Share WhatsApp account information with Facebook to improve my Facebook ads and product experiences. Your chats and phone number will not be shared onto Facebook regardless of this setting.”

 

This means, unless you opt-in this option, WhatsApp will not share its data to the Facebook for better marketing. It also means that they would be sharing your phone number to the brands. If supposedly not shared with brands, the phone numbers might be used to notify you about their advertised products.

 

Didn’t understand? Let’s talk about some examples

Example 1: Let us suppose that you are chatting (WhatsApp) with your friend about the wedding shopping. The chats will be shared onto Facebook and analyzed. The analyzed data will be matched with their advertisers' demand by their marketing team. Then you would be shown the sponsored posts on Facebook newsfeed related to the products specifically that you were talking about with your friend.

 

Let’s consider that you were talking about the wedding jewelry. When you log in to Facebook and scroll through the newsfeed, you will be shown the ads for wedding jewelry. 

 

You will also be getting SMSs related to the jewelry products from Facebook about their advertisers.

 

Example 2: If you are searching for best smartphones under some budget say $200. You will be shown the sponsored posts on the Facebook newsfeed with all the smartphone phone ads.

 

This happens generally because of the safe cookies and the search analysis of your queries on Facebook. This sort of usage stats are being gathered without our notice or as the part of terms & conditions.

 

This is not new to us. They are just expanding the reach

This marketing strategy is not new to us. Even search engines do the same through the safe cookies. Facebook also does the same by taking the information from these cookies.

 

Remember, you would realize Facebook showing relevant ads in the newsfeed. Never mind if you don’t. I will give you an example screenshot.

 

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Pic: The above screenshot is from Facebook

 

The Titan company page admin might have bought ads focusing the keyword for watches. I was watching for the watches a day ago and this comes up on my newsfeed. The purpose of the WhatsApp sharing the data Facebook relates closely to this.

 

How does sharing  WhatsApp chats data and phone number help them?

It’s simple. Collecting more data will increase the productivity by increasing the advertiser’s target accuracy and in turn earns good ROI.

 

For example, if you and your friend are talking about a new pair of shoes for the next week’s bday party and you don’t do much Facebooking. When you login for one in thousand reasons that day itself, you won’t be shown the sponsored posts of relevant products and ads. It won’t help you as well as Facebook as you won’t be interacting to them. 

 

#Take a minute to understand the logic. I’ve all the time in the world.

 

To tackle such situations, Facebook takes the data of your chats and brings up the relevant ads on the newsfeed (like as that Titan sponsored post that I shared above).

 

Should you stop sharing data to Facebook?

Are you interested in getting relevant ads for your chats?

 

If you answer ‘Yes’ to this question, you should opt-in to share your data. If it’s a ‘No’, just opt-out.

 

There is a possibility that Facebook might bring textual sponsored messages intruding into your chats in the middle of something like the online dating apps do suggesting the premium membership while chatting.

 

WhatsApp had promised that it will not introduce the ads in the form of banners. That is not everything. The creativeness of advertising and marketing may take any forms. It may take the words that you type (keywords I mean) and turn it into hyperlink pointing to the advertiser’s link Hike do it for inserting emoji’s and stickers.

 

So, it’s all about your priorities. The privacy may be compromised but not the security.

 

How to block WhatsApp from sharing data to Facebook?

The sharing of data is not a knife on the neck. You can opt-out from sharing your chats and your phone number. There are two ways to do this.

 

Method 1: You can opt-out by unchecking the checkbox when it shows on the screen about their new terms & privacy policy. It would something look like this,

 

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After unchecking it, just click on Agree to continue using WhatsApp as usual.

 

Why would you need to click agree even after unchecking? Is it a trick?

No. Not at all. Whether you agree to share your data or not, you have to agree to the terms and policy updates of the product in order to use WhatsApp. This would be common to any application.

 

Method 2: Go to Settings > Account > Uncheck the option ‘Share my WhatsApp account information to Facebook..”

 

Just a second

I hope this long post has helped you understand the corporate operations behind the companies. Opting in or out is still your own decision.

 

Share this to your social media timelines to help your friends also understand this. I would consider that your thankfulness for my efforts I put here in this article.

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How To Check If Someone Is Hiding On Facebook

Everyone these days wants to be a spy. Not actually in ‘real’ life with a neat suit, hand gun and 007 background tracks playing behind the scenes, but in virtual world. Spying or stalking someone has become a hobby since people found Facebook helping them so.

 

During the times of Orkut, people used to fear of stalking/spying on someone. Because, the profile page used to show the recent visitors beside. This somehow contributed to the fall of Orkut and rise of Facebook.

 

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Note: This tutorial is to help you know about the features of Facebook through which we can track(follow) someone’s online activity. We have no intention of braking someone’s privacy by any illegal means.

 

#1 Follow their activity

Every common individual likes to be followed by people on social media. If you are friends with your stalkee already, it is easy to track their activity. Even though the availability status is kept offline, you will still receive their activity of likes, shares and comments rolling down your news feed.

 

Even if you are not actually connected to each other, you can still track their activity by ‘following’ them. But this ‘follow’ option has to be enabled on their profile.

 

#2 Follow their close friends

Social networking is all about connecting people. It connects us to people that we know and we don’t know. The person that you are trying to spy on and you might have got some common friends in between. Adding them to your ‘close friends’ list will notify you when they are mentioned by your target person in any update.

 

This is somehow can be called a real stealth mode. It is hard to say that someone is stalking someone’s profile.

 

#3 Message ‘seen’ status

If you can see them being online, ping them with a message. If it shows ‘seen’ status, it means that they are online but are (willingly) not responding. Facebook might show just-gone-offline members too in the online list. You should be carefully watching the difference while pinging them.

 

#4 Follow the trends

This might sound non-catchy for your thoughts. If there is anything trending on Facebook which is one of your stalkee’s interests, follow it to some scroll downs. As you cannot get everything on newsfeed, you might miss their activity in the track of frequent updates. Following the trends of their interest would help you catch him soon in an update.

 

As we know that the trending updates include updates from our friends, pages and followees too.

 

#5 Toggle between recent and most popular updates

Facebook newsfeed can be sorted in two ways, ‘recent’ and ‘most popular’. Some updates might not even be noticed by the people and so they will go down to hell in the short course of time where as, some updates get a lot of activity on them and will be frequently shown in the newsfeed.

 

<<Highly Recommended>> Don't let the unknown people stalk your Facebook profile

 

The message

All the above features mentioned depicts the flexibility of Facebook and its features. However, it always possible to protect and hide you profile from unknown and annoying people.

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Boost Your SEO Score Using Social Media

This article is contributed by Sheela Joby, a freelance writer with an experience of 10 years. Apart from writing, she is into photography, traveling, music etc. You could reach her at sjindia2013@gmail.com


 

A decent Social Media methodology alongside SEO will help you increase better rankings on the web. A ton of organizations don't have the best handle or comprehension of the significance of having strong online networking vicinity. Here are few ways you can influence social networking to flavor up your SEO endeavors.

 

Social Sharing

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Through social networking channels, little organizations can manufacture connects normally and really share articles on the online networking channels where your crowds are well on the way to be available, and pay consideration on the subtleties of every stage and the timeframe of realistic usability of the substance in that. On Twitter, where the timeframe of realistic usability of a bit of substance is shorter, you can don't hesitate to tweet content a few times in one day. You can focus the right recurrence by testing reactions from your crowd.

 

Make a Content Strategy

Both social networking and pursuit are content driven. Excellent content has a tendency to create more shares and engagement on online networking — a sign to web indexes that the data your image is giving is useful and locks in. In any case, online networking is more than a device for sharing content from your site; it’s additionally a stage where you can have data and assets for your purchaser. In case you're ready to create engagement, your board will rank high in web search tools, building mindfulness about your nearby business

 

Connect With Similar Businesses

At last, in case you're hoping to upgrade your site for neighborhood quests, take a stab at connecting with comparative organizations on online networking. Search for organizations in your neighborhood or organizations in your industry close where you work. Draw in with them by sharing some of their content, and remarking on their profiles. They ought to give back where it’s due and help you develop your crowd thusly.

 

Distribute Visual Media

Visual media running from photographs and features, to slideshows, charts, and infographics not just have the ability to make a profound initially impression with the online client, additionally holds the ever-alluring potential to create viral activity that rapidly gets a SERPs consideration.

 

Tailor your informing as per the system

Social Media system is interesting and in this way you have to verify that your informing and content is customized to its clients. Verify that your message is custom-made by Social Media channel. Individuals can tell when something has been duplicated that was particularly made for Facebook to Twitter and the other way around. Tailor your pivotal words, labels, and informing to the Social Media channel that you are focusing as one shoe doesn't fit all particularly inside of Social Media.

 

Online networking is not just about building a group for your site. It's more than that. You can utilize it to do SEO, to discover new substance thoughts and advance your business.

 


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Facebook Introduces ‘Nepal Earthquake Safety Check’ | Mark The Earthquake Survivor Friends ‘Safe’ on Facebook

Nepal earthquake was the biggest catastrophe of recent times. More than 1800 dead officially and many others stuck in remains of the collapsed buildings after 7-8 magnitude hits Katmandu, Nepal on 25th of April 2015.

 

Facebook, this time has taken a step voluntarily to gather information from its users and so introduced Nepal Earthquake Facebook Safety Check. You can mark your friends with whom you still have communications ‘safe’ using it. You can mark yourself safe and help them gather quick stats.

 

How to use this special feature?

Go to the link given above and the options will be provided to mark your friends as well as yourself ‘safe’.

 

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You can also see the helpline if needed any emergency service.

 

To mark your friends ‘safe’

Just scroll down the page and mark your friends ‘safe’ by clicking on the  green SAFE button beside their profile information.

 

To mark yourself ‘safe’

Click on the link ‘Yes, let my friends know’ and it will take to another screen like as shown below:

 

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Click on green I’m safe button if you were in the affected areas during the earthquake. Choose to click on I’m not in the area link if you are not there.

 

Continuous safety notifications about your friends will be sent as soon as they hit ‘safe’ or ‘I’m safe’. You can turn them off if you want to avoid turning emotionally imbalance in this situation.

 

This is a great move taken by Facebook after Google. Finally, we’ve got a reason to tell parents ‘why use Facebook’. We know that Google also has always been with us during such havocs and so is it now.

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Facebook 18+ Pornographic Videos Spam is Active Again

Facebook spam is not a new word for us. We have seen many Facebook spams so far and the spam I’m going to talk about today is not an old one, but seems so.

 

According to the web sources and after seeing some of my friends' profiles who are victimized to it, It is confirmed that the old 18+ video spam is being propagated through the Facebook profiles again and so I am willing to share some information about it with you.

 

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This spam was seen in the past and we have also discussed about the preventive measures under online security discussions.

 

This time, it seemed to have been upgraded, as Facebook has made serious changes to its algorithm to get rid of spam in the news feed in the past after it was seen.

 

Lets see how the spam propagation works

It is a ‘Trojan’ malware that tags the victims' friends to that porn video post. When someone clicks on the video link, it will show a preview of the porn video followed by asking to install a flash player(fake) to continue the video.

 

This malware is found to be infecting 110k and counting so far, as per the information provided by Reza Faghani on seclists.org. To make its existence as hidden as possible, this malware tags only minimal list of 20 friends from the list.

 

What has upgraded?

As we talked about it previously, this malware is a upgraded version of the the past one. Ever since the Facebook algorithm is updated, the chance of propagating this kind of malware was discouraged and so it was not seen in recent days.

 

The older Trojan was used to not only tag but also send a message to the victim’s friends with the link. Thus, it was propagated like a nuclear reaction in the past.

 

Now, it is not sending any messages to victims’ friends but is tagging them in minimal.

 

Here is the true horror story

This malware actually propagates when the fake flash player is installed and run. The fake software will even record your mouse and keystrokes. Later, it establishes a network with the porn sites that it was intended to do.

 

How to protect yourselves?

  1. If you are a parent and worried about your children under 18 years, please go through this parenting guide to protect against online evils.
  2. Know about list of best child safety software on internet.
  3. Learn about detecting and fighting against malware on your computer.
  4. Learn about hiding your profile from unknown people.
  5. Learn about logging out from everywhere on Facebook.
  6. Learn about turning off unnecessary tagging on Facebook.
  7. Learn about removing tough and unnecessary extensions from Google Chrome.
  8. Updates your anti-virus definitions and upgrade your web browsers.
  9. Do not install unverified software.
  10. Be conscious always when on internet.

I personally thank my friend ShivKanth for pushing me forward to write this article in order to bring awareness among the friends on Facebook.

 

Stay safe!

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How to remove all friends on Facebook at a time

Do you want to clean up your profile and start a fresh life on Facebook? Generally, you would delete or leave the current profile as it is and start up by creating a new profile again.

Why should you just create another profile and re-start you whole life on it?

Do you know that Facebook have started to clean up duplicate profiles a long ago?

Can you guess the after effects of the action you are going to take about creating a new profile?

Loss #1: Facebook celebrates your presence during the start of every year and on your every birthday. It summarizes the moments, actions, pictures and all the life you have lived in that year so far. Creating a new profile may not give you Choco chips of happiness during such moments.

Loss #2: The movies you watched all through the year, the places you have visited, the moment you shared when you first voted, the beautiful phase of your life that you have entered, when you committed a relationship, all goes in a passing of a thought to create a new profile.

Loss #3: What about the photos, videos, group chats and messages? Facebook is going to wipe out all the data you have uploaded unknowingly.

Why are you doing this? Is it all about wiping out the anonymous friends out of your profile?

It seems like you are right! We can remove 10 or 20 unknown and annoying people with patience, but what if a profile has hundreds of zombies around?

Aha! wait there! I got a solution for you. You need not to loose your years of life on Facebook every time you wanted to wipe out your profile. There is a simple Chrome extension available using which we can remove all friends at a time.

Downloading and installing the Chrome extension

Step 1: Go to this link and add the extension to your Google Chrome browser.

Step 2: Once it is installed and added to your browser, it will appear on the extensions bar like this,

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Step 3:  Click on it > Press Ok to open Facebook.com in new tab.

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Step 4: A pop-up windows will open the toolkit with all available options. Click on Free Removal Tools tab.

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Step 5: Choose Unfriend All The Friends At Once option to remove all friends at a time from your profile.

What about family and dear one’s?

This extension will remove all friends at a time as it don’t know who is closer to you. Send friend requests to only those whom you wanted them in your list. It is a little drawback of this application but not that worst than that of creating a new profile.

How should it be? – It would have been good if it asks the user with a confirmation dialog to remove friends of certain groups, so that we won’t be removing the friends added to ‘close friends’ and ‘family’ groups.

However it is better than losing years of life. Isn’t it?
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Facebook Work From Home Scam Debunked

These days, I have been seeing a spammy scam advertisement running on one of my browser tabs sometimes saying “Facebook Pays India Residents USD$257/day To Work From home” mocking fox news website with the published date as of today's.

 

This fake news was being propagated with the URL of website localnews247.net with a imposter look of an official news media website. This website also have a hacked image of an Indian family, fake proofs of payment checks and fake comments under the article to make the visitors fall for their filthy scam.

 

The webpage features a morphed image of Mark Zuckerberg’s team with a banner of text ‘Facebook work from home’ on their back along with the tag line in the bottom saying “As seen on: CNN, The Star Online, NewStraitsTimes, BBC”.

 

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Debunking the ‘Facebook Work From Home’  scam

Level 1 investigation: This webpage contains a family photo of guy and his fake statements saying “All I had to do was browse the web and post links on other online sites. I also did some data entry work…

 

When searched for the image on the internet on Google, it showed some Facebook profiles among which we actually can’t pick the genuine one from. Take look at the following screenshot:

 

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Also the fake admitting of Mr.X in the photo says that he was asked to post links, share stories and review sites and some data entry work. He also says that anyone with basic computer skills can do this work and no other skill is needed.

 

Catch 1: Why would a company like Facebook releases a picture in the name of a guy who is totally fake?

 

Catch 2: Facebook has nothing to do with the posting links and sharing content on other websites and forums as there is no point of following such beginner strategy to promote themselves.

 

Catch 3: The date of publishing of the news is found to be changing daily dynamically. But why? Is it to make it look fresh?

 

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Catch 4: The fake check is found to be from ‘Amazon Services LLC’ instead of ‘Facebook’. Also all the other details can be found as morphed up on keen observation.

 

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Level 2 Investigation: We have tried to dig a little deeper about the details of this scam and found the following astonishing facts.

 

The title of the website localnews247.net is found to be registered as “How To Lose 18 lbs of Belly Fat in Just 1 Month With This 1 Diet Trick Celebrities Use” which was an yesterday’s scam that looted huge amounts of money all over the globe. However, when we tried to visit the website, it showed us ‘403 forbidden error’ which means that the website is no longer available for anyone(as people might have realized it a scam by then).

 

Catch 5: If the title of the website is found to be something that is related to dieting and fitness, how come the website not not load? and how come the sub-page of the website, the new Facebook scam is loading?

 

After knowing the true face of the title, we have tried to dig out the details using ‘WhoIs’ tool on the internet. This is what it showed:

 

Domain Name: LOCALNEWS247.NET
Registry Domain ID: 1641531904_DOMAIN_NET-VRSN
Registrar WHOIS Server: whois.enom.com
Registrar URL: www.enom.com
Updated Date:
Creation Date: 2011-02-22T12:27:00.00Z
Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2015-02-22T12:27:27.00Z
Registrar: ENOM, INC.
Registrar IANA ID: 48

 

Catch 6: The expiration date of the domain is found to be 02-2015. If this program is real, how can you expect it to end within 3 upcoming months?(in reference to the catch 3). Doesn’t it conflict with the Catch 3 we have discussed earlier?

 

If we look at the details of ‘WhoIs’ information, we get some more information about the registrant of the website.

 

Domain Name: LOCALNEWS247.NET
Registry Domain ID: 1641531904_DOMAIN_NET-VRSN
Registrar WHOIS Server: whois.enom.com
Registrar URL: www.enom.com
Updated Date:
Creation Date: 2011-02-22T12:27:00.00Z
Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2015-02-22T12:27:27.00Z
Registrar: ENOM, INC.
Registrar IANA ID: 48
Registrar Abuse Contact Email:
Registrar Abuse Contact Phone: +1.4252982646
Reseller: NAMECHEAP.COM
Domain Status: clientTransferProhibited
Registry Registrant ID:
Registrant Name: WHOISGUARD PROTECTED
Registrant Organization: WHOISGUARD, INC.
Registrant Street: P.O. BOX 0823-03411
Registrant City: PANAMA
Registrant State/Province: PANAMA
Registrant Postal Code: 00000
Registrant Country: PA
Registrant Phone: +507.8365503
Registrant Phone Ext:
Registrant Fax: +51.17057182
Registrant Fax Ext:
Registrant Email: B87F2227527C440CA4D8AFB1C2A6D763.PROTECT@WHOISGUARD.COM
Registry Admin ID:
Admin Name: WHOISGUARD PROTECTED
Admin Organization: WHOISGUARD, INC.
Admin Street: P.O. BOX 0823-03411
Admin City: PANAMA
Admin State/Province: PANAMA
Admin Postal Code: 00000
Admin Country: PA
Admin Phone: +507.8365503
Admin Phone Ext:
Admin Fax: +51.17057182
Admin Fax Ext:
Admin Email: B87F2227527C440CA4D8AFB1C2A6D763.PROTECT@WHOISGUARD.COM
Registry Tech ID:
Tech Name: WHOISGUARD PROTECTED
Tech Organization: WHOISGUARD, INC.
Tech Street: P.O. BOX 0823-03411
Tech City: PANAMA
Tech State/Province: PANAMA
Tech Postal Code: 00000
Tech Country: PA
Tech Phone: +507.8365503
Tech Phone Ext:
Tech Fax: +51.17057182
Tech Fax Ext:
Tech Email: B87F2227527C440CA4D8AFB1C2A6D763.PROTECT@WHOISGUARD.COM
Name Server: NS1.DIGITALOCEAN.COM
Name Server: NS2.DIGITALOCEAN.COM
Name Server: NS3.DIGITALOCEAN.COM
Name Server: NS4.DIGITALOCEAN.COM
DNSSEC: unSigned
URL of the ICANN WHOIS Data Problem Reporting System: http://wdprs.internic.net/

 

The registration link is total different from the this news published link. This is what it looks like: register.fbcdnindia.com

 

Catch 7: Let us consider that the news is published in a real website like fox news, but what is the need to elevate the topic for such a popular news channel in a promotional way along with how-to-register links in it?

 

We have tried to dig out details for the registration link that is specified above. These are the details we’ve got to know from ‘WhoIs’ information:

 

Domain Name: FBCDNINDIA.COM
Registry Domain ID: 1888502460_DOMAIN_COM-VRSN
Registrar WHOIS Server: whois.enom.com
Registrar URL: www.enom.com
Updated Date: 2014-12-03T10:07:33.00Z
Creation Date: 2014-12-03T18:07:00.00Z
Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2015-12-03T18:07:00.00Z
Registrar: ENOM, INC.
Registrar IANA ID: 48

 

The registration domain is found to be registered in the month of March, 2014 and it is going to expire in an year.

 

Catch 8: Why could company like Facebook not register a domain for 5 years at least to work along with a business plan?

 

The information from ‘WhoIs’ shows more relevant information about registration link and the details are as follows:

 

Domain Name: FBCDNINDIA.COM
Registry Domain ID: 1888502460_DOMAIN_COM-VRSN
Registrar WHOIS Server: whois.enom.com
Registrar URL: www.enom.com
Updated Date: 2014-12-03T10:07:33.00Z
Creation Date: 2014-12-03T18:07:00.00Z
Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2015-12-03T18:07:00.00Z
Registrar: ENOM, INC.
Registrar IANA ID: 48
Registrar Abuse Contact Email:
Registrar Abuse Contact Phone: +1.4252982646
Reseller: NAMECHEAP.COM
Domain Status: clientTransferProhibited
Registry Registrant ID:
Registrant Name: WHOISGUARD PROTECTED
Registrant Organization: WHOISGUARD, INC.
Registrant Street: P.O. BOX 0823-03411
Registrant City: PANAMA
Registrant State/Province: PANAMA
Registrant Postal Code: 00000
Registrant Country: PA
Registrant Phone: +507.8365503
Registrant Phone Ext:
Registrant Fax: +51.17057182
Registrant Fax Ext:
Registrant Email: A3278FE1D68B4F628A7FABF8C2FE4781.PROTECT@WHOISGUARD.COM
Registry Admin ID:
Admin Name: WHOISGUARD PROTECTED
Admin Organization: WHOISGUARD, INC.
Admin Street: P.O. BOX 0823-03411
Admin City: PANAMA
Admin State/Province: PANAMA
Admin Postal Code: 00000
Admin Country: PA
Admin Phone: +507.8365503
Admin Phone Ext:
Admin Fax: +51.17057182
Admin Fax Ext:
Admin Email: A3278FE1D68B4F628A7FABF8C2FE4781.PROTECT@WHOISGUARD.COM
Registry Tech ID:
Tech Name: WHOISGUARD PROTECTED
Tech Organization: WHOISGUARD, INC.
Tech Street: P.O. BOX 0823-03411
Tech City: PANAMA
Tech State/Province: PANAMA
Tech Postal Code: 00000
Tech Country: PA
Tech Phone: +507.8365503
Tech Phone Ext:
Tech Fax: +51.17057182
Tech Fax Ext:
Tech Email: A3278FE1D68B4F628A7FABF8C2FE4781.PROTECT@WHOISGUARD.COM
Name Server: NS1.DIGITALOCEAN.COM
Name Server: NS2.DIGITALOCEAN.COM
Name Server: NS3.DIGITALOCEAN.COM
Name Server: NS4.DIGITALOCEAN.COM
DNSSEC: unSigned
URL of the ICANN WHOIS Data Problem Reporting System: http://wdprs.internic.net/

 

The registrant of these domains is found to be linked up with another yesterday’s fraud business, domainspark.biz. All the P.O.Box addresses of the registrant is found to be same if you can observe from the ‘WhoIs’ information.

 

Level 3 Investigation: Later we’ve tried to investigate for the clues on the page and what we found are some naked facts. The comments below the news article are put to manipulate the judgment of the reader. In fact they are not the real comments nor even real Facebook profiles.

 

If we see the source code of the page, we can recognize them as fake profiles. Take a look at the following screenshots:

 

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Also the timestamps of the comments are found to be so recent and you can observe it in the source page.

 

Catch 9: What’s the need of placing fake comments for the article for a company like Facebook?

 

Over to you

Earning online is same as earning offline. You have to put the effort and time to make the decent figures. Would you be paid just to walk-in and walk-out from your office building? Probably you’d never be. The same happens with working online too. Be careful with the scam programs and don’t waste your time and money on them.

 

Report to us if you found any such scam and we’ll debunk it and inform you the real fact and fiction!

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Stephen Hawking Joins Facebook, Crosses 1 Million Likes in Just 20 Days

Stephen Hawking, the theoretical physicist and the most influential scientist of this era has finally joined Facebook earlier in this month of October. All the fans who were badly waiting for this genius’s joining Facebook are rejoiced knowing the news.

 

This official page of Stephen Hawking is originally maintained by his research team. But the posts made by Prof.Hawking are signed as “SH” in the end as per the information given in the about section of the page.

 

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Mr. Hawking and his team have took a great initiative by joining Facebook so that fellow physicists and research aspirants all over the world can get a chance to interact with these genius minds and can expand their domain in research.

 

Prof.Hawking actually joined Facebook on October 7th itself but haven’t posted since then. He posts his first update yesterday by welcoming visitors to his page.

 

I have always wondered what makes the universe exist. Time and space may forever be a mystery, but that has not stopped my pursuit. Our connections to one another have grown infinitely and now that I have the chance, I’m eager to share this journey with you. Be curious, I know I will forever be.

Welcome, and thank you for visiting my Facebook Page. –SH” says Prof.Hawking in his first status update.

 

His first update(technically the second one) is about the ALS ice bucket challenge. He says that his three children are going to take the challenge for him as he cannot take the ice bucket challenge as it would not be safe for him.

 

It just been 20 days since this genius joined Facebook and the page have already crossed 1 million likes so far.

 

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This shows how popular is Stephen Hawking on the internet and how much science freaks admire him.

 

Are you Mr.Hawking fan? What are you waiting for? like his official page and start following his intelligent updates now.

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Facebook Introduces Quick Select ‘Post as’ Button for Fan Pages

Now it is lot much easier to post a status update on your fan page ‘as the page’ or ‘as yourself’. You had to change to yourself or page to post and view the page content accordingly in the past which really wasn’t that cool.

The new tweak that facebook has introduced would let you choose the ‘post as’ contribution separately for each status update. The ‘post as’ will be visible on the top of status update box and will look like as shown below:

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However posting as a person goes under ‘Posts to Page’ category as usual ending up with showing an notification like as shown below.

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The new feature and the so called tweak applied to post to a page is a good move by facebook as it was a heck of transformation, had to go through to post on it as a person in the past. If it is making things easier than before, means it is good.

Thank you Facebook!
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What To Do When You Cannot Play Any Game On Facebook?

Gaming on facebook has ever been fun. The best part of it is that you don’t need to install any game on your computer or smart phone to play them. After all, you may need some basic tools like web browser and internet connection to play them.

However, even having the required tools, you may not able to play any games of facebook suddenly since last log in. There are many reasons for it and you can’t just suspect a single one.

What to do?

Before going to troubleshoot the problem, answer my following questions at first and proceed with the troubleshooting process.

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  1. Have you installed any software program last time?
  2. Have you just ignored any warning it showed last time?
  3. Are you sure your computer is running good in the last few log ins?
  4. Have you installed any updates on your computer?
  5. Is your internet connection speed good?
  6. Did you check it on other browsers too?
  7. Have you played any new games on facebook last time?
  8. Do you find any suspicious warnings, unauthorized access notifications on your facebook in the past?

Solution 1: Re-enabling or Disabling the browser plugins

Any newly installed software might be conflicting with the plugins that are running on your browser. Check your software against vulnerability using your antivirus.

Sometimes installed programs disable the necessary browser plugins on the computer and installs the unnecessary ones. Re-enabling the necessary and disabling the unnecessary can solve your problem easily.

To re-enable/disable the plugins on Google Chrome, copy and paste the following path in your address bar and hit enter.

chrome:plugins

Tick or untick the plugins to enable or disable them. Make sure you have enabled the ‘Adobe Flash Player plugin’ first of all.

To re-enable/disable the plugins on Mozilla Firefox, copy and paste the following path in your address bar and hit enter.

about:addons

Navigate to ‘plugins’ and and make sure you have enabled the ‘flash’ plugin fist of all and disable the unnecessary ones.

It is better to remove the programs that are conflicting with the browser plugins unless they are truly useful. I mean adware type of crapware specifically.

Solution 2: Caring about the warnings

The reason why most people fail to troubleshoot their computers is nothing but ignoring the warnings and notifications the operating system show. Every warning has its meaning and you just ignored the to understand.

Tune your computer by running the maintenance wizard on it or using a third party software. Download and install recommended updates on your computer after maintenance was done.

Never ignore any future warnings as they help you solve the problem in short time and in an easy way.

Solution 3: Finding the origin of the problem

You faced a problem with it today doesn’t mean that it is originated now. It might be because of the past problems you have been facing with your computer that are ignored.

Optimizing the computer, scanning for vulnerabilities and installing updates can help in most possible cases. If it doesn’t solve your problem, go for the operating system repair or reset your computer in case you are using Windows 8.

Solution 4: Re-checking installed updates

Installing updates would update your software on your computer. Updating software is not same as troubleshooting. The reason why I suggested you to go installation of software updates is to eliminate the possibilities of rising incompatibilities of latest technologies on your web browser and operating system.

Re-check the installed updates and explore if any conflicts were found among two or more programs. For example, some third party antivirus programs check for incompatible software on the computer before they start the installation wizard.

Solution 5: Check your internet connection

There is no point of checking all the above solutions before checking the internet connection as we are troubleshooting a gameplay online here. Check if your modem is working good. Check the speed of your internet connection and see if is quite enough to stream games online.

Solution 6: Make a check on other browsers too

You cannot play games on Facebook doesn’t mean that you cannot play it on other browsers too. Check if the game can be played on other browsers also or not.

If you can play it on other browsers, simply update the faulty browser or reinstall it.

If you cannot play it on other browsers too, go with the other solutions.

Solution 7: Played any new games on facebook?

An online gamer would ever be on hungry for new games. I know you are too.

Do you know that the most facebook hacks are happening are because of the games you play online?

There is a technique called tab nabbing technique through which a hacker can trick you to get your login credentials and can access your facebook without your consent.

The hacker might have blocked the most lovable game of yours in your facebook apps list.

Login to your account firstly and change your password. This time choose a strong password that is hard to understand and crack. Then unblock the app from your blocked app list.

Solution 8: Any suspicious activity on your facebook?

Every suspicious activity is not only because of some living hacker but also some potentially harmful code. Posts like Malaysian airlines flight found, John Cena died in the ring comes under those categories.

Facebook spam links look seductive and all it wanted is a click on it. Once clicked they will spread to your friends lists and their timelines and inboxes so viciously.

Use a good antivirus+internet security program and keep it updated from time to time. It can at least warn you not to proceed with the link you have clicked there by stopping the activity of the code before it shows an effect on your profile.

Hope I covered the most possible cases and solutions. Though, there might be some other reasons also for not allowing you to play games on facebook.

Have you ever faced any problems while playing games on facebook? Share your experiences with us in comments below.
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Should You Take Facebook News Feed Surveys?

Do you know that you can tell facebook which is the high quality content and which is not?

Facebook is taking user opinions in defining the quality content rather than leave it to some heartless junk of code which are called algorithms since last year. That doesn’t mean facebook would be totally considering the user opinions to priorities their news feed among ads.

It is not the first time for facebook to run tests on social behavior and user priorities online. But I won’t think this would come under that bad category experiments by facebook which had hurt people who took it in the recent past.

The survey would help us get high quality content on our news feed rather than showing some crappy ads and like-baiting updates.

Should you take the survey?

There is a need to take these surveys and we’ve already discussed about it in the past. The information thus we provide will be helpful to us in return and so you should take one.

How to take a survey?

Login to your facebook account and watch for the downward arrow mark on each status update that looks like this: downward-arrow

Click on it and select ‘Take a survey to make your News Feed better” option.

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Then you will be shown some light box pop up like this:

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Click on ‘Start Now’ button to get started with the survey.

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You will asked to rate some randomly chosen status updates within your reach. In general, you will be shown 15 random updates at a time. You can choose to quit the survey by click on the ‘X’ button on the popped up window and also can choose to rate some more posts on your interest at the end of 15 questions.

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I have seen a lot of improvement in news feed quality since last spam reduction algorithm update by Facebook. I strongly believe that the user opinions have got an important place in programming it.

Haven’t you seen any difference in your news feed stories? Share your experiences with facebook news feed quality in comments.
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How to login to Facebook with different email IDs

You might have been logging into your facebook with a single email ID or a phone number associated with it. Do you know that you can login with different email IDs into your account as per your convenience?

To do so, you have to login to your facebook with the primary email you are using till now. After logging in, go to settings from your homepage.

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Under the ‘General Account Settings’, ‘Edit’ email.

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Click on ‘Add another email’ and add your new email address and ‘Save Changes’.

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You will receive a confirmation email to your newly added email address. Confirm by responding to that email.

From now, you can access your facebook account with any of the email IDs you have added to your account. But you can only receive updates and notifications to your primary email address only. Fortunately, you can change the primary email address as per your choice.

Benefits

  • You can login to your facebook with any of the email ID you can remember.
  • All email IDs work with the single password there by eliminating the confusion of remembering one for each email ID.
  • Profiles in the name of brands can be managed by group of C-level administrators.
  • You can login with different email IDs on friends and others computers there by confusing them when they tried to spy on you.

Cautions

  • You cannot manage contacts separately for each email ID.
  • Any other email ID that is added with the same password is vulnerable for hacking.
  • Accounts merged with different email IDs will get spam more than using the single email ID.
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Facebook Video Calling Troubleshooting Guide

We often come about some issues regarding the video calling on facebook. Here is the troubleshooting guide for video calling on facebook with solutions for mostly raised issues.

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Image Credits: Google Images

Case #1: Call disconnects upon connecting – Facebook video call runs with the help of Skype plugin. Skype have difficulties running on low speed bandwidth connections. If you are a regular Skype user, you would have noticed this issue earlier. But Facebook can even run on low speed bandwidth connections.

Bandwidth may not be the only cause for quick disconnections. If you are sure about your internet speed and think it is because of another unknown reason, report the issue to facebook.

Case #2: Showing “Software is temporarily  unavailable” – This error might be because of Skype plugin again. Try restarting the tab or web browser, if it doesn’t work, try it on another browser. If nothing works, try to reinstall the video calling plugin for the browser.

You can also remove the old plugin from programs >uninstall a program option in control panel in Windows. To remove the plugin in Mac OS X, search for FacebookVideoCalling file and delete it.

Case#3: Error while installing video calling software – Check if there are any blocking rules applied to your username on your computer. If you are the only one using computer with administrator privileges and sure about software installing authorization on your computer, it might be a bug on facebook. Report the bug to facebook or wait till is fixed by themselves.

Case #4: Video call quality is too low – The quality of the video call may not always depend upon the speed of the internet connection. It might be because of the outdated web browser you are using. Update your web browser in this case.

The quality of the webcam should also be considered here. You could never make a quality video call unless you have a high quality web camera. Upgrading your web cam to high quality one can make the difference.

Pause all the downloads and close all unused applications to improve the performance of the video call.

If you are trying to make the video call from your laptop, make sure it is not running out of battery or in power saving mode.

Case #5: Other person can’t see you or vice versa – This happens when there is problem with your webcam. Go to control panel and configure the default webcam device.

Case #6: Headset/Microphone isn’t working – Check if your headset pins are correctly plugged in. If correctly plugged in, check if your headset is set as the default device or not.

Also check your microphone/headset’s mute button. Some headsets are muted by default when they are plugged out, we need to turn them back to unmute state.

Hope that helps!

Did you ever face any problem with facebook video calling? How did you come over the issue at last? Share your bad video calling experience in comments.
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Facebook crashes again in a month and half

This is not the first time in the year for Facebook to crash. It was just a month and half ago since the last outage was occurred. Just like that time twitter cashes the outage again.

This second outage also left billions of users with an error message saying “Sorry, something went wrong. We’re working on getting this fixed as soon as we can.”

Mark Zukerberg assured users worldwide that no more blackouts would occur in future when last time. This frequent crash really disappointed the users who wanted to access their personal data at those hard times.

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Why this happens?

The addition of new features to facebook is not the only reason for its crash, it is due to the communication gap between the facebook servers around the world.

The misconfigurations between the data centers which are need to be communicated continuously might be the causes for blackouts.

Is end of facebook nearer?

No! a couple of blackouts can’t decide the future of a giant company like Facebook. Mark already said in a press meeting about the blackout last time that they are going to do something to make it not happen again. May be he needed some more time.

Facebook is running successful around the world with billion of users for now. If this continues and some other social media introduces dominating features, Facebook may go down. Till then, fear not about facebook and your data in it.

What world tweets?

Every blackout of facebook would becomes a trending topic on twitter. Here are some funny tweets found in twitter about the ‘catastrophe'.








..and last but not least

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“Bear Tears Woman Apart” & “Anaconda Swallows Woman Alive - Video” are spam

Two new and similar spam links are rolling out in facebook news feed recently. The two links are being propagated the same way previous facebook spams have spread out. People’s anxiety over such happenings is air to such craps on facebook.

Here is how they look like:

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This click fraud links asks the victim to hit the play button to watch the video which actually shares it on to his timeline and ends up crashing the player. Facebook has already released an algorithm update in the past to weed out these kind of click scams.

How to keep away from these scams?

There is only one way to keep away from these kind of scams. Do not click the links and hold your anxiety over such updates on facebook. Facebook or any other social network won’t encourage displaying disturbing content on the walls of its users. So next time you go to give a click on it, wait for half a second and think over it for the remaining half second.

Keep yourself safe!
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Using Facebook for Effective Lead Generation in 2014

Facebook, as you know is the largest social network with billions of accounts and hundreds of millions of active users per day. You know facebook as a platform that helps you meet childhood friends, colleges buddies and families that locate far far away from each other.

According to the stats only 42% are ready to agree with you. The 37% use it for both personal and business purposes. Only 2% of people say that they use facebook exclusively for business purposes and astonishingly they are one of the top most successful business persons in the world. The opportunity they see is using it for business to business lead generation.

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Yes! you read it right! lead generation through facebook is possible. Facebook can be used in more creative ways than you think. Generating business leads is one of the creative strategies what successful businessmen have found.

So, How am I going to generate leads for my business?

The answer is quite simple and less complex. Facebook runs on content, I mean the content that is mostly engaging and useful by the organic users. Multimedia content on facebook would get much interaction than that of textual content. Videos are most shared than links and images are most liked than textual status updates.

Create adorable content

Create adorable content with attribution links of your product. I won’t say ads but it should be informational and a reason to buy your product or service. You can create amazing videos that could show the necessity to sign up to your services or products.

Create infographics – Infographics is a great way to engage people on social media on your content. The visual information attracts reader than textual paragraphs.

Create status updates that show off features of your services and product along with the direct links to the subscription page. Because, once tend to subscribe, no visitor would care reading other stuff on the page.

Set up a fan page for your business

Fan pages are the most reliable elements of facebook for a business. Create compelling content that is said above here on the page and observe the user interests. This helps you do a little research on current market trends and act upon the next product quickly.

Setting up a fan page is easy, but you should not leave it incomplete after creating. Take better care about the cover photo and profile picture of the fan page. Don’t forget to place your logo in both of them to get your business a branded identification.

Post regularly on it

As you believe lead generation is an ongoing process, you facebook fan page should get into sync with it. Posting regular updates is proving that you are still alive on social media. When a fan comes to your page and finds out the last update shows up with the date before a month or two, the next second he’s gone.

Post something human. Facebook has rolled out some major changes for its newsfeed eliminating and less prioritizing the posts that are useless and automated using third party applications

Generate ‘likes’ to increase fan radius

You are creating adorable content and posting everything human, you’re good. But, if you don’t have any fans who care to read your updates, you’re done! all your efforts would go to dust.

Generating ‘likes’ for your fan page is not a hard job. Invite your customers, friends and employees to ‘like’ the page and share it. This is most effective way to get followers for your business page.

Use hash tags – hash tags promote your content far beyond your expectations. Use moderate number of hash tags that truly relate to the content you are creating would surely help your business reach more number of users online. Do not flood the hash tags in order to get more like as it might bring you a bad repo at facebook team.

Use facebook ads

Facebook ads are another great way to promote your content on facebook. Sign up for a couple of ad plans one after another and see the difference. It is better to sign up for ad campaigns that run at commercial times. For example, the evening times and weekends are more commercial than that of working hours. Festival seasons are more commercial than normal days. So be smart and choose a best season for signing up.

Promote your posts

Not only the fan page as a whole, you should opt to promote your posts on it often. Promoting a post that is talking about the offer you are giving at commercial times would help you in 3 dimensions at a time. It promotes your product or services, promotes your post about it and also promotes you fan page making a tri-hit for single shot.

Conclusion

That all I got for you? No! there are so many creative ways to generate leads from social media giant like facebook. All you have to do is find the possibilities. If you think I forgot something that has to be in the list, comment below. I’ll add it up in the article with a thankful attribution of your name.
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How to Hide Your Facebook Profile from Unknown People

Facebook, other than connecting people, disturbs a lot. It may sound odd, but it is true. There are so many people out there especially girls who suffer the wrath of other side of facebook. The messages from unknown people irritates a lot when expecting one from your dear ones. The messages on your wall and tag notifications in anonymous image, video and status updates bursts out anger at peaks. If you are one of those girls who afraid to surf Facebook due to all these non-sense, you should read this article.

This article is dedicated to all girls who are afraid to log in to their own Facebook accounts due to bunch of non-sense around. After reading this article you will be happily browsing your friend’s status updates, slide over party photos, watch videos on Facebook, like them, comment on them and share them with no fear of anonymous intruders. Also you will be able to weed out crappy messages and tags from unknown people.

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Don’t let unknown people see your stuff

You wall posts are what makes unknown people send friend requests. Stop them from visible to public. To do so,

Go to Privacy settings located besides the Home button and change the setting ‘Who can see my stuff’ from Public to Friends.

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This will allow only your friends to view your stuff on your timeline. If you want more privacy regarding your wall posts, you can set it visible only to yourself or some of your friends.

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Don’t let unknown people contact you

The message button on a profile looks appealing for people to contact you. Block messages from unknown people by strictly filtering the settings. To do so,

Go to Settings > Privacy > Under ‘Who can contact me’, select Strict filtering.

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Strict filtering separates messages from friends and unknown people. You would see messages from known people, you started conversation with in Other folder if they are not in your friend list.

Don’t let unknown people send you a friend request

People has become smarter than ever now. They can figure out if their friend requests are noticed or not. So it is better to block friend requests rather than ignoring them totally. Because, you may also miss friend requests from the people you know.

By default, this setting would be set to Everyone. Change it to Friends of Friends to let only your common friends send you friend requests. This may not totally help you stop requests from unknown people, but some what better compared to previous default setting. You could at least let know of them through your friend circle.

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To change the friend request settings, go to Settings > Privacy > Under ‘Who can contact me?’ Click on edit of ‘Who can send you friend request?’ setting and change Everyone to Friends of Friends.

Don’t let unknown people see your contact details

One of the miserable things those unknown people who annoy you on facebook do is that they’d start disturbing you through emails and unwanted phone calls. To avoid this from happening, change the ‘Who can look me up?’ settings from Everyone to Friends.

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Hide you friends list

Your friends list is the one of the resources to gather information about you. The tracker will get into friend list of one your friends and will keep tracking you with Friends of Friends privileges. He can now send friend request too. Read ‘Do not let unknown people send you friend request’ section of this article.

Leaving these settings to Public could bypass ‘Who can send you friend request’ setting. Follow these instructions showing you how to  hide your friend list.

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Sometimes, even friends can disturb you with annoying game requests, messages and tag suggestions. To make your space on Facebook and to block unnecessary alerts and messages reach your notification area, inbox or timeline, read the other articles about Blocking messages, Blocking Game Requests, Turning off tag suggestions.

You can open you wings in Facebook now!

Stay safe!
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