Great article in this month’s issue of Website Magazine, Making the Case for Facebook by Matt Goulart, Founder and Lead Consultant with Webstar Content. In this article, Matt states, “With the decline of traditional television and print advertising, it is getting harder and harder to find effective ways to attract consumer attention. Increasingly, many businesses are moving toward online and social networking tools. Facebook can be a highly effective cost-free solution.”
So, why Facebook? Well, as many are aware, Facebook is the world’s largest social network!
Seven Great Facebook Apps for Business
From the Staff at Website Magazine
Contests – Businesses can create and launch branded contests on Facebook Fan Pages within minutes. Available formats include photo contests, video contests, design contests, logo contests, essay-based contests and more. Contests are a great way to build brand awareness, build content on Fan Pages and recruit new fans.
SocialToo – Enables users to update their personal profile pages, any Facebook Fan page they administer and even remotely to Twitter from the convenience of the status update box.
SocialOomph – Provides productivity tools for social media users and includes tools for Twitter, StatusNet, and Facebook. Facebook users can schedule status updates for their accounts to be published at dates and times of their choosing.
NetworkedBlogs – Promote your blog on Facebook and discover new blogs. NetworkedBlogs is a community of bloggers and blog lovers. Join the fun, add your blog, and connect with others who read and write about subjects you like, as well as promote your blog to active social media users.
RatePoint – Lets users create e-mail newsletters, collect reviews and testimonials and build surveys for free. Connects to Facebook and Twitter easily and allows for share reviews and newsletters with Facebook Friends and Fans, and Twitter followers.
Jobmagic – A social media recruiting application that expands a recruiter’s reach by leveraging Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter social media channels to help start a dialogue with other candidates which other recruiters cannot.
Social Store Builder – Enables a Volusion store owner to display and sell products directly on their Facebook page. After clicking on a featured product, the customer is taken to the store owner’s secure, one-page checkout to complete the transaction.