Top Small Business Facebook Page Finalists: This Week in Social Media

social media researchWelcome 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.

Finalists: Top 10 Small Business Facebook Pages

We received over 1800 nominations for more than 500 business pages in our Top 10 Small Business Facebook Page contest.

Take a look at this list of 23 outstanding finalists!

The Judges: Our panel of Facebook experts includes Amy Porterfield, Andrea Vahl and Phyllis Khare (co-authors of Facebook Marketing All-in-One for Dummies). They’re currently finishing up their reviews of these sites.
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Here are the finalists (in alphabetical order):

How We’ll Pick the Winners

#1: Initial Qualification

A page must have a compelling Facebook presence, must have been nominated multiple times by multiple individuals and must be regularly updated. If someone nominated more than one page, only the first nomination was counted.

#2: Final Winner Selection

  • Quality of Facebook page: Our judges will examine and score the Facebook page of each finalist (65% of decision).
  • Fan engagement: Regular comments from readers are another sign of a healthy Facebook page. In addition, the number of nominations for a specific page plays a part in this (35%).

Congratulations to the finalists! We’ll announce the winners here soon!

What do you think about these Facebook pages? Leave your comments below.

What’s New This Week?

Facebook Launches Sponsored Results: TechCrunch reports that Facebook has started rolling out Sponsored Results. This is Facebook’s version of Google’s AdWords, or pay-per-click search ads.

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"Sponsored Results gives brands the ability to buy ads in search results, bringing more awareness and traffic to your App, Page, or Place."

YouTube Launches Ads for Mobile Devices: “Mobile growth on YouTube has been phenomenal.”  YouTube now has “TrueView in-stream video ads on mobile devices.”

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Mobile YouTube viewers can skip ads they aren’t interested in after five seconds.

Discussion From Our Networking Clubs: Thousands of social media marketers and small business owners are asking questions and helping others in our free Networking Clubs. Here are a few interesting discussions worth highlighting:

Foursquare Lets Users Tag Friends on Facebook and Twitter: Foursquare users can now mention friends in Foursquare check-ins, and automatically tag them on Facebook and Twitter.

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Foursquare can tag your friends on Facebook or @mention them on Twitter.

Here’s a useful social media tool worth noting:

Feedspot: A social feed reader based on topics, currently still in beta.

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Check out Feedspot to follow specific topics of interest.

GraphEffect: A collaboration platform for social marketers.

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GraphEffect is a platform that enables marketers to work more efficiently together.

And don’t miss this:

Social Media Examiner presents Facebook Success Summit 2012 (online conference).

Facebook Success Summit 2012

Join 20 Facebook experts at Social Media Examiner’s big online conference! Go here to learn more.

What do you think? Please share your comments below.

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About the Author, Cindy King

Cindy King is the director of editorial for Social Media Examiner. She spent 25 years abroad in international business development and then built her own international business from scratch by using social business networking. Other posts by »




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