Welcome to our weekly edition of what’s hot in social media news. To help you stay up-to-date with social media, here are some of the news items that caught our attention.
This was a VERY big week for social media news. Be sure to see all the new updates from Facebook, Google+, Twitter, Foursquare and more below.
What’s New This Week?
Facebook Surpasses 800 Million Active Users: Plus, 350 million people use Facebook via a mobile device.
Major Facebook Features Roll Out
New Facebook Timeline Revolutionizes Your Facebook Experience: Facebook changes its current layout to give you a Timeline where it’s easy to share the story of your life. This new feature will roll out over the next few weeks (signup here for Timeline). Check out the video below.
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Facebook marketing, when done right, is an extremely powerful tool. It can increase your leads, attract highly targeted prospects and position you as a sought-after industry leader.
To reap these business-building benefits, the key is to develop daily habits.
In this article I’ll reveal some of the social media techniques I used to get thousands of people excited enough about my new book Launch: How to Quickly Propel Your Business Beyond the Competition that they shared it with friends and peers.
By the way, you don’t need to have a book to benefit from these tactics.
Why Social Media for Books?
Back in the old days, book promotion heavily relied on the traditional press. I remember the challenge of promoting my first book (Writing White Papers) back in 2006. I had to work with journals and print magazines—and their long editorial cycles. I also needed to speak at physical events and perform many other time-consuming tasks.
Perhaps you have a Facebook Fan Page and even some fans. But now what? How can you encourage your fans to act and interact?
In my prior post I covered the various sources and types of content you can post on your Facebook fan page. I also talked about the importance of consistent updates.
However, just like the “Field of Dreams” – if you build a fantastic fan page with plenty of quality content, will they come and will they stay?