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.
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.
Here are the finalists (in alphabetical order):
- BeStitched Needlepoint
- Chocolate for Breakfast
- Dog Pack Snacks
- Galaxy Restaurant
- Gorgeous Jewellery Ltd
- How to Market Your Horse Business
- Koyal Wholesale
- Legendary Whitetails
- NOCO Genius / Battery Chargers
- Palm Tree Charters, St John USVI
- Phunk My Space
- Precision Paddleboards
- Red-I by Chelsea
- Social Media Branding with Kim Garst
- Superhero Stuff
- Talking Finger
- The Chicken Chick at Egg Carton Labels by ADozenGirlz
- The 3/50 Project
- Zox Straps
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.
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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.
Here's a useful social media tool worth noting:
Feedspot: A social feed reader based on topics, currently still in beta.
GraphEffect: A collaboration platform for social marketers.
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