Just as technology is evolving fast, social media sites are not been left behind. A good example is the new facebook update layout. It is amazing how things are moving so fast nowadays that for you to succeed in work online business you need to keep abreast with these new technologies.
If you stay a while before visiting some sites for a month or you, you may go back to find a lot of changes. This is especially when it comes to website designs. Whether these modifications are necessary or not I leave it to you to make your own judgment.
Of late, I’m sure you have noted the way facebook has been trying to improve or should I say readjust their site appearance. These new facebook updates are geared towards improving the experience of users. As an online home based business entrepreneur, you need to take advantage of these changes to market your online brand. In addition, proper use of these facebook updates will help you generate more targeted traffic.
On this write up, we shall discuss some of the new facebook updates that you can take advantage of and increase traffic to your blog. If social media marketing is your cup of tea then you need to read this article to the end.
Here are the added facebook updates and features to make use of as you are working online:
People are now able to subscribe to you: Facebook users will now be able to choose which updates they want to view from their friends and business connection. This was done to enable users sift out the information they what to get from their list of friends.
The feature allows users to either choose to view all updates or choose to view most updates or opt to get only the most important updates posted by someone. If you subscribe to get all updates it will mean that you will view all the person’s status wall posts. As for the option of most updates, users will view the same results as before. But if you select only important updates, the new facebook update will only show you vital highlights occasionally.
The new facebook update is meant to allow people to get only the important information. What does this new feature tell work online marketers and bloggers? It simply means that you have to up your game. If you have been posting on your wall information that is not helpful no one will subscribe to you.
This is to remind bloggers the importance of sharing high quality content that will add value to your readers. In one of the previous articles on web developing, we saw just how vital CONTENT is in online money making.
Another important aspect of this facebook update is the ability to keep you up to date with current news and events in your niche. Subscribe to top bloggers in your niche and hence get updates whenever something new hits the market.
Ability to better list Friends: This facebook update is similar to the Google+ feature called “Circles”. You can now group your friends in different categories. If your facebook account has a combination of family, workmates, business connections and friends you will now be able to separate them.
The feature was there before but now it is improved. This time you will be able to share information with one group and leave out another. It means you can play with a certain group and be a serious business man or woman with another group.
This new facebook update has something called “smart lists” where it automatically analyzes your profile and groups your connections. So rather than do it manually, the feature will arrange your friends automatically.
New facebook feed layout: This feature used to be there before where you had two links. One was a feed showing top news while the other was displaying recent news. It used to happen that if you took a while before visiting facebook, you would not be able to views last week news.
With the new facebook update you will now be able to view the most recent updates that are related to your niche. The news updates are important in ensuring you know what is happening and thus be able to share fresh content on your blog with your target audience.
Before the new facebook update, you had to keep on scrolling down until you get to the important news. This was a challenge for people who had many friends and were forced to sift through many updates. Now the news can be customized to help you receive only relevant updates.
Live News Ticker: If you have noticed, the news ticker appears at the top right. It scrolls up automatically hence is making it easy for you to view your friend’s activities on real time.
Now you will get to view right away when your friends comment on someone’s wall. If your connection liked a certain fan page or a certain post, you will be able to see the LIKE and head there right away. This is like having an eagle’s eye view of what is taking place within your facebook community.
In the online business front, it means that your friends can now easily view your activities without necessarily visiting your page. Again, it is an opportunity for you to keep adding relevant and high quality content to your wall. This will help you boost your online brand name and increase targeted referral traffic to your blog or website.
Since this facebook update has the option to unsubscribe, make certain that every status wall update is valuable and thus your friends will always what to see your activities.
Summary: Some of you may be thinking that facebook now looks like a maze, yes that may be true to some extent. But you as an online business marketers needs to look at these facebook updates from a different angle.
First you need to familiarize yourself with how these facebook updates and features are working. Then find ways of taking advantage of them.
It is sure not the end of facebook updating their site design. Am sure even as you are reading this publication someone at facebook is burning the midnight oil to add yet another feature. Take time to learn every new update that is added and see how it can boost traffic to your blog.
Change with the times and new technologies and for sure online money making will be easy for you.