3 Reasons Your Business Needs A Facebook Fan Page

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I’m sure you’ve heard of Facebook. With over 480,000 new users joining each day – it is the fastest growing social networking site on the web. There are many reasons why your business might want to consider creating a Facebook fan page. I’ve outlined three of them here.

1. Everybody is on Facebook.

Okay – not everybody. But there are over 175 million people using Facebook. If it were a country, it would be the sixth most populated country in the world. Your business has the potential to reach this audience – for free.  The best way to have a business presence online is to set up a Facebook fan page. You can do this for free here.

Someone at your company will need to create a personal profile in order to do this. Most likely someone at your businesses or organization already has a Facebook account for personal use. Don’t worry – the personal account is only used to set up the business page. None of your personal information will be shared on the business page.

2. Facebook is a great place to distribute your company information.

Facebook fan pages allow businesses and organizations a place to create event listings, post their business hours and contact information, and even display photos, text, and online articles. These tools are great to display information. Your business most likely has a website already – but do you have the potential to reach over 175 million people with that site?

3. Facebook allows a two-way conversation with your customers and clients.

It works as a great feedback loop. Because a discussion feature comes pre-built into the page you can carry on discussions with your customers, take surveys, and gather feedback. Plus – you create “buy-in” when a client or customer becomes a fan of your page. They are basically raising their hand to say “Yes I want to continue a relationship with your business.”

To sum it up – Facebook is a great place to start if you are new to all this social media stuff. Because changes are coming for how you will do business. These changes are at the very foundation of how people communicate and interact online and off. If you really want to stay in the loop subscribe for free to the Folk Media newsletter.

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Joel Mark Witt is a producer, speaker, and new media leader who writes about social media and its impact in the business world. He is also the Founding Director of Folk Media. Send him an email: joelmarkwitt (at) folkmedia.org or follow him on Twitter.

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  1. David Mon says:

    Nice post, Short sweet and to the point!

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