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Facebook Question

Discussion in 'Picture Framing Business Issues' started by Kirstie, Sep 8, 2009.

  1. Framar

    Framar SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God

    Here is a link to a Grumble thread a few months back which contains some very helpful likes about social networking. I remember printing out the Facebook for Business one but I can't find it so I'll have to print out another one.

    http://www.thegrumble.com/showthread.php?t=40934&highlight=Facebook

    It is amazing how this stuff which seemed so dang confusing and convoluted at first is becoming clearer day by day. Thank God for new neural pathways!
     
  2. Rebecca

    Rebecca SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer

    Possibly; it is all beyond me. I don't care about the privacy aspect as I'm not the one that was cluttering up my wall, it was the random thoughts of friends. If I have something to say to someone I tend to e-mail them LOL.
     
  3. Thedra

    Thedra CGF II, Certified Grumble Framer Level 2

    You can also split your friends up into different "lists". That way you set which friends you listen to and what friends you check on from time to time.

    Tom
     
  4. Framar

    Framar SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God

    I have my personal FB friends listed in two groups (Grumblers and locals) - I wonder can I split up my business page fans into lists as well?

    I am not really interested in sending (or receiving) invitations and such to (or from)other framers - hmmmmm....
     
  5. Thedra

    Thedra CGF II, Certified Grumble Framer Level 2

    As far as I know and my knowledge is limited, you have to send to everybody. Grumblers are not likely to buy framing, but they will get ideas from promotions that you are running, so will not be sad to get your missives.

    Tom
     
  6. trinity

    trinity CGF, Certified Grumble Framer

    I just updated my singnature.

    hope the links work:thumbsup:
     
  7. Framar

    Framar SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God

    I just sent out a mass invitation for my Grumbler friends to become fans of my shop page - State of the Art. Kirstie, bless her heart, was my very first fan and she signed on from Paris!!!!

    How cool is that!

    (If all Grumblers respond I'll have my hundred plus a few extras!!!)
     
  8. Framar

    Framar SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God

    FB seems to be acting a bit skwirrely this evening - I have several Grumblers backed up and waiting for me to OK their friend rekwests and the program is not responding, folks - it ain't me!
     
  9. DVieau2

    DVieau2 PFG, Picture Framing God

    Hello Facebook Grumblers,

    Tonight was my Facebook lesson courtesy of my son. My page is set up but lacking in content while I continue to figure this out.

    I'm now a fan and have sent a friend request to many who posted on this thread.

    As I browsed around your pages I also saw many familiar names.

    You can see my page at: http://tinyurl.com/mxeroo

    I would like to get to the 100 fan mark so I can secure my username.

    Doug
     
  10. Framar

    Framar SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God

    I only started my page on Monday - so you are not that far behind me - this thread has proved to be invaluable - but having a hands-on guide in the form of a young person - that is pure gold!

    Mazel tov!
     
  11. Thedra

    Thedra CGF II, Certified Grumble Framer Level 2

  12. Framar

    Framar SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God

    I was so long ago now - ( last Monday!) - but it seems to me that was the link I clicked to start my page and my page URL is still three lines in length!

    Understatement of the week: Sometimes Facebook is very confusing!
     
  13. John Ranes II CPF GCF

    John Ranes II CPF GCF SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer

    Correct...

    Tom is right that at first it is a little daunting...and some things are not readily found. I notice that a few businesses are setup as individual accounts.

    Individuals / People have Friends

    Businesses / Shops have Fans

    Both appear to be accessed by the same Individual account which needs to be established first.

    John
     
  14. Framar

    Framar SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God

    Here's more semantic confusion to threw into the mix:

    Individual pages are called Profiles,

    and

    Business profiles are called Pages.

    So, your Business has a Page with Fans and you have a Profile with Friends.

    Carry on!
     
  15. DVieau2

    DVieau2 PFG, Picture Framing God

    I just went through this problem last night.

    This solution come from my son Andy. ( He's smarter than I )

    If you copy and paste your link while logged into facebook you get a url with all kinds of useless session script, it works but is very long.

    If you log-out and re-open your browser and go directly to your page you will get a url that is "not so long". Copy and paste that url.

    If you want a url that is even shorter go to" www.tinyurl.com

    Doug
     
  16. surferbill

    surferbill SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer

    If I could do it over, I would start my business name first on facebook as ocean art.
    When you start as an individual, your business can only be a page of your individual account, or so I've been told.
    I'm william harris on my individual account, and ocean art as a business page.

    PS: One local restaurant I'm a fan of has 1,600 fans. Free advertising to 1,600 people each week would be a powerful way to keep your name out there.
     
  17. Framar

    Framar SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God

  18. Cassetta

    Cassetta CGF II, Certified Grumble Framer Level 2

  19. DVieau2

    DVieau2 PFG, Picture Framing God

    Robert,

    I just became a fan. I would like to know what you think about Cameo Style, maybe in another thread.

    Doug
     
  20. Cassetta

    Cassetta CGF II, Certified Grumble Framer Level 2

    Doug,

    I have not devoted the time to marketing Cameo Style, but I think the product is a good fit for my future plans and will share info as we get further along with the marketing program for Art Incorporated.Have done a few things for existing customers.PM me for further info about Cameo Style
     
  21. Framar

    Framar SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God

    Doug - for the last two days I have had a friend suggestion which I was unable to see and just now I was able to click on it and it was to be friends with you - FB has been all over the map in the last 2 weeks - they should change their name to GPS!
     
  22. RParrish

    RParrish PFG, Picture Framing God

    Mar that has been my experience since I started earlier this year, with the number of users and it's regularly attacked by hackers. There are relatively calm periods, once in a while.
     
  23. Kirstie

    Kirstie PFG, Picture Framing God

    We just added a Facebook feed to our home page and today I added photos from our trip to the shop FB page. I tired to tie all the photos in to an art focus, a stretch, I admit.
     
  24. Framar

    Framar SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God

    Wow - your website is really superior!!! Better every time I go there!

    Gonna go burn mine now......

    How did you add that FB feed thing? I can't even make the "badge" show up on mine!
     
  25. Framar

    Framar SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God

  26. Kirstie

    Kirstie PFG, Picture Framing God

    There is a place on your facebook page under your image on the left side of the page that says Add a Fan Box to your site. It gives you the html code and you choose your options--fan box, with feed, with fan thumbnails, etc. I had to give the html code to my web designer to insert onto he page.
     
  27. blackiris

    blackiris SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God

    Sooooooo do you guys get notifications when people post on ur biz page!!! I keep missing all of mine.........I need to figure out how I have it set up! ;)
     
  28. Thedra

    Thedra CGF II, Certified Grumble Framer Level 2

    Nope no notification for business pages, just check when you check The Grumble and you should be covered!!!:thumbsup:

    Tom
     
  29. RParrish

    RParrish PFG, Picture Framing God

    I book marked my page so , when I go to FB I start from my biz page.
     
  30. PaulSF

    PaulSF PFG, Picture Framing God

  31. Framar

    Framar SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God

  32. Al R.

    Al R. Grumbler in Training

    Pilm Joint MEC 1 Framing Equipment

    Hi guys,

    Just in case anybody wants a Pilm Joint Mec. I have one. Mine says in the Manual JOINT MEC 3 x 3, but I see it is exactly the same they sold as JOINT MEC 1.

    I had in the past for a short period an art gallery and I paid for it over 500 with S & H and without the base. I think now, if you find it, will probable be around that price, maybe including the fragile base they did for it.

    I added a more sturdy metal base which will last forever, and I practically used the equipment for only 3-4 months.

    I'm selling it for $380 with manual, accessories that came with it, base and adding for free with the purchase 3 boxes of staples.

    It is only available for pick up, in Clewiston, Florida. No tricks, it is in perfect condition.

    Pls, if anybody wants to buy it just send an email to esvipron@yahoo.com for that purpose.
    Thanks
    Al.
     
  33. RParrish

    RParrish PFG, Picture Framing God

    You don't need 100 for a URL anymore. Follow back on the thread and it will explain all.
     
  34. Framar

    Framar SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God

    FB has been acting so dang screwy lately, Randy - i began my business page with your original link and still have the realllyyyy lllloooonnnngggg address.

    So i wonder what happens when I reach the magic number? Bells and whistles? Or just the short URL? Or is it something one has to apply for?

    Or does FB just have another aneurysm and shut down?
     
  35. Framar

    Framar SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God

  36. Thedra

    Thedra CGF II, Certified Grumble Framer Level 2

    Just go to www.facebook.com/username to get your short url. This changed in late July and you can get it at any time!

    Tom
     
  37. PaulSF

    PaulSF PFG, Picture Framing God

    Thanks Tom! Mine is now Facebook.com/TheGreatFrameUp. The 100,000th fan wins a brand new BMW.
     
  38. framinzfun

    framinzfun MGF, Master Grumble Framer

    I don't know that's true... I started my page, and it didn't let me set a username until I hit 100 fans. Maybe it depends when you started your page. Good news is, I finally hit 100 fans today! So my facebook page is

    http://www.facebook.com/TheCustomFrameStudio

    Yahoo!
     
  39. Thedra

    Thedra CGF II, Certified Grumble Framer Level 2

  40. DVieau2

    DVieau2 PFG, Picture Framing God

    :eek:

    I would like to see you delete that statement. The viral nature of the internet could easily make that happen. There are people with millions of fans on facebook.

    Doug
     
  41. PaulSF

    PaulSF PFG, Picture Framing God

    Good point, doug!
     
  42. Framar

    Framar SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God

    Aha - now I remember (or is it deja vu all over again?) when I try that fb/username addy I get taken to a page that wants my mobile phone number to verify who I am and since I have no mobile phone I am still waiting for 9 more fans!!!
     
  43. Grahame Case

    Grahame Case Grumbler

  44. RParrish

    RParrish PFG, Picture Framing God

    I think there is a limit to the number of fans you can have, I am not sure but I think it's 5000.
     
  45. Thedra

    Thedra CGF II, Certified Grumble Framer Level 2

    No there are alot of business pages like Holiday World that have 29,400 fans and some have half a million. I'm Proud to be a Christian has 835,044!!

    Tom
     
  46. RParrish

    RParrish PFG, Picture Framing God

    Must be friends then.
     
  47. surferbill

    surferbill SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer

    Starbucks has over 3 million fans. Can you imagine having that many customers?
     
  48. Grahame Case

    Grahame Case Grumbler

    think we wouldn't cope with that many customers... workshop far too tiny!

    [​IMG]
     
  49. AnneL

    AnneL SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God

    Grahame, is that you in the picture playing the pipe. Do you play bagpipes also?

    Oh, by the way would you mind a fan from overseas? I just checked out your page and like what you are doing with it.
     
  50. PaulSF

    PaulSF PFG, Picture Framing God

    Considering that there are billions of Christians, they could do a lot better!
     
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