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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.
What’s New This Week?
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.
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.
And don’t miss this:
Social Media Examiner presents Facebook Success Summit 2012 (online conference).
Join 20 Facebook experts at Social Media Examiner’s big online conference! Go here to learn more.
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