Facebook Is the No. 1 Social Network Platform

The official bragging rights has gone out to Facebook which now boasts its current user as 1.7 billion. With that astronomical number it is hard for any other social media network to compete. To have billions of users is one feat on its own and to keep the network growing is another feat which is seldom to accomplish. This shows that more of the Earth’s population is growing on the internet and the need to stay connected is rapidly growing.

Now many may be saying what is the significance of the 1.7 billion other than the fact that it’s the largest number to follow a social network. The 1.7 billion number is the size of the Earth’s population a century ago. This means that a century ago, the entire earth would have been a Facebook member. That is pretty significant in terms of user base. Most networks don’t house as many as 1.7 billion users and cannot make such a bold statement. By this Facebook has set itself as the leading and No. 1 provider for social networking on the internet to-date.

Most people are familiar with such titles as MySpace, AOL, and other social media platforms which took flight when the internet took flight. Facebook has drastically changed this canvas to show that it is more than just a fad, but more of a company which has mastered the way how social networking changes not only lives, but also our perception of social networking. Facebook has dabbled in such ventures as making WiFi available at different locations on the planet by having unmanned aircraft fly over head with accessibility to the internet and making it available to anyone with a WiFi compatible device. This not only increases coverage for the internet, but also gives more exposure for Facebook which would essentially pick up new users which before might not have had the ability to get online prior to this innovation.

Companies on the verge of this announcement have spiked up there efforts in order to grasp this growing market on Facebook which currently does not seem to have an end in sight. This is huge for companies that are trying to build their network of clients and being able to reach out to them in real-time. Facebook gives that ability to companies and individuals trying to market themselves or their company brand out to the masses.

Using Social Networks to Boost Your Business and Products/Services Sales

They began as tools to communicate on a social level. One person relating with another. Sharing thoughts. Communicating actions, events, trends.

Over the years they’ve gained a boom and, because business deals and sales of products and services are basically a function of relationships – your contacts, your links, etc, the Social networks have become the next platform for advertising your products and services. (The more persons there are on any network, the greater the chances of conversion.) It’s all about opportunities.

Many obviously must have read that Facebook overtook Google in the number of persons that was on its network over a 30 day period. (That means great great opportunities for marketing your product). I suggest you open Facebook Page if you don’t have one.

Of course the concept of Marketing/Advertising is all about visibility and reach. Internet Marketing is no different. It’s all about visibility and reach. So, with several million persons on the social network, Facebook daily, a lot of opportunities for advertising of products and services definitely abound. Companies and businesses are equally setting up Facebook pages. Via it, they communicate happenings and events in the organisations to their clients, fans, etc. They are equally able to preview market perception of about to be released products.

So, how do you utilise the social network Facebook to boost your business and increase your products and services sale?

Our upcoming Empowerment Seminar is positioned to communicate the utilisation of this great tool for Internet Marketing as well as other great tools.

You probably have heard about Google Analytics that gives you details of hits and visits to your website, the pages visited, how much time was spent on a particular page and, the bounce rate. If you monetized your site, Google Analytics also records the income stream obtained. Now Facebook also has its analytics extended to serve you better.

To incorporate Facebook Analytics to your page and extend the reach of your products/services and your brand, you will need to utilise the new Facebook Like plugin. Placing the code for the plugin on your page links you back to Facebook and inevitably to its Analytics that will give you details of visits to your website or blog page. It also boosts your visibilty via search engines. Remember that the more visibility you have, the greater the chances of new opportunities.

You can also place the Facebook Post to Facebook link on your page. It gives visitors to your site the opportunity to post articles on your webpage to their Facebook pages and other locations.

To implement the Like plugin and the Post to Facebook plugin on your website, you must create an iframe and specify an “href” attribute to the iframe: something like

<iframe src="http://www.facebook.com/plugins/like.php?href=http://www.your-website-example.com/web-page.html"></iframe> . You will need to copy this code and place at the relevant points in your website page(s).

I hope you have an exciting Internet Marketing Experience.

Cheers!

Izuchukwu Ezeume

Social Networking – New Revolution – How To Capitalize

Do you guys remember when the internet first started? If you were born before about 1985 you can remember back to the days of dial up internet and newsgroups. It seemed as if the world literally fell in love with plugging their phone cord into the wall and listening to the computer dialup to the internet. People built communities, newsgroups, forums, and chat rooms. The smart people were the ones who created all these mediums for people to communicate on. In a way, social networking started a long time ago.

Now, let’s fast forward to 2008. Social Networking has literally taken the world by storm. Everywhere you look people are trying to start the next MySpace, Google, or Facebook. Marketers, advertisers, businesses, and ordinary people are looking for ways to capitalize and make money on these social networking sites. These people see opportunity knocking on their door from social networking and want to be a part of the game. Then there is the 95% of others out there who sit back and wait for things to happen. These are the types of people who enjoy “playing it safe” their whole life. They like to watch as others go out on a limb and try something new.

Isn’t it time you join the new revolution of Social Networking? The industry is now a multi-billion dollar industry, it’s time for you to find your niche. You don’t necessarily have to create a social network, but you should at least take the initiative to learn more about these amazing networks that are literally taking over the internet. Who knows, maybe you’ll find a way to capitalize for your business, hobby, or trade.

Facebook is quickly becoming the world’s largest social network, with over 60 million people signed up. The number is growing exponentially on a daily basis and is really starting to get up there. With a social networking so large, you know Facebook had to come out with their own advertising platform. Of course they did, Facebook Ads, formally Facebook Fliers are getting a lot of attention around the Internet. Since Facebook started offering advertising solutions, it seems their way of providing value to the marketer has improved with every update. At first, they had a program called Facebook Fliers. The basic concept of Facebook Fliers was you paid for per thousand impressions. While this was a good concept, it didn’t work as well as it way supposed to. The current program being used is called Facebook Ads, which has the option of paying per click or per impression. The targeting, pricing, and setup seemed to improve with Facebooks newest creation. The general consensus found with everyone I have spoke to is they are experiencing much better results using CPC versus CPM. If you think about it, if your visitor actually takes the time to read your ad, and then click it, they have to be interested.

Join the revolution today and learn about social networking, Facebook ads, and how they can help you grow your business.