Category Archives: Facebook

Facebook has risen as THE social engagement tool of the century. While customization is slim, you won’t want to ignore it’s potential for increasing your bottom-line, promoting your brands and building upon core audiences thru technique and best practice.

Social Media Autoposting from your Blog – A Quick Solution

While, many will argue that social media is (of course) about your level of engagement, interaction, and networking, there is also quite a few of us bloggers who “prefer” an auto-posting solution “backed up” by engagement (as time permits).

For instance, a large organization can afford the luxury of a social-media focused individual who “can” take all day (or their 8 hours) and properly engage across media channels for a warm and friendly level of interaction.

The other model is the hard working blogger (usually a 1 person operation) who prefers to spend his or her time on the creation of content and fresh articles.

This article’s strategy “can” be utilized by both but is meant for the single entrepreneur who ALSO needs to alert their followers to fresh posts as they are submitted. This method is also a great way to save massive time (keeping your channels active with content) and driving traffic back from those who are alerted to your activity (your fans, LIKES and followers)

Without further ado, I have devised a simple 3 point plan that each uses a different method for submitting. Continue reading Social Media Autoposting from your Blog – A Quick Solution

Facebook Posts are Posting Twice (or more) Issue?

This was a recent issue I dealt with that one hand might seem obvious, but actually took a big of digging to trouble shoot.

If you have set up your blog or RSS feed to funnel into Facebook, you may have run into this once or twice. What we’re talking about is your RSS feed posts showing up in Facebook more than once upon posting. The reason might vary for how you setup your accounts but I thought it best to offer a few suggestions for you to troubleshoot.

Hopefully one of these will lead you in the right direction:

1- Check your WordPress plugins, make sure there isn’t one that might be doubling up or sending out a post from your feed into Facebook. If one looks suspicious, you might try deactivating it until you can test this against your accounts.

2- Are you using Facebook’s “RSS Graffiti” plugin? Check the settings to make sure you didn’t set up 2 channels by accident that post back to your Facebook page

3- Lastly but not least (and for the record the one I eventually tracked the issue down to)
Are you using to autopost your RSS feeds into Facebook?

Make sure you login and check your settings. allows you to autopost your RSS feed back into Facebook thru Twitterfeed. It’s a great solution, however it’s quite possible that 1 of 2 things occurred.
1- you accidentally created the service twice (of which it will hit Facebook 2X on every post)
2- you created 2 accounts (forgetting about the original you set up) which are also hitting Facebook 2x Continue reading Facebook Posts are Posting Twice (or more) Issue?

Prepping HD Video (High Definition) for Facebook and Youtube:

There are few tutorials on the web, that give more detailed info on using software to prep HD video.
If you know how to use a video program such as “Premiere“, “AfterEffects” or “Final Cut Pro“, your really going to need the proper settings that are recognized by the social media sites.

In simple form, the output video should be:

– 1920 x 1080

– H.264 (codec compression)

– Audio 44 (AAC)

– Stereo

– size kept under 1 GB

Once you have this file formatted in this output, as you upload to YouTube of Face book, the site uploader will recognize your file as HD.

Usually this is also indicated by the pull downs on the video that show different sizes to play it by.
In YouTube….the 4 arrow icon should now default to HD on play (full screen)

In Face book…it has a similar operation but in essence it will automatically add that little [HD] symbol Continue reading Prepping HD Video (High Definition) for Facebook and Youtube:

Social Media Deactivation options – Facebook | Twitter

There has been a little confusion over keeping, deleting social media pages in the event you want deactivate.
(Meaning you dont want to give up a page, but dont want it live either)
For simplicity I’ve included the options and a suggestion for Twitter

Personal accounts – can be deactivated and reactivated later (pay attention to prompts instructions when deactivating)
Business / Fan pages – can only be deleted – with no reactivation
Business / Fan pages – will delete if your only admin (personal profile) is deleted / canceled
                                         –  as long as it has 1 admin it will stay live.
(takeaway: protect your business page by having more than 1 admin)

Deactivating your account permanently removes your profile and information from Twitter
Before you deactivate your account, you should know: Continue reading Social Media Deactivation options – Facebook | Twitter

Facebook kills all LIKING assistance sites! Community ANGRY!

Wow, it didn’t take long for the Facebook mafia to step and squash all the LIKE assistance apps on the market. It was only a month ago I reported on a new kind of application that helps Facebook starter sites get some kind of grounding by getting them LIKED based on liking other sites back. This if of course helps one to meet that dreaded “25 LIKE” quota so that new Facebook sites can properly establish a decent “username” (aka vanity URL) such as:

This previously working site is called Twiends. It’s premise was pretty simple and served a NEEDED function that new sites struggle with. Though all good things come crashing down and Facebook killed Twiends LIKING app. Shortly after (and word got out) onliners were turning to Twimates which also got squashed. So in typical online fashion, a forum discussion began in several sectors which made mention of some helpful alternatives.

Yep, you guessed it! Squashed, squashed, squashed.

I had given up hope and found 1 small straggler that still seemed to work. Per this article, that site WAS called

A week later, app wasn’t killed, but INSTEAD the whole DOMAIN was taken down. What gives!!! Continue reading Facebook kills all LIKING assistance sites! Community ANGRY!

How to create a Facebook Business or Fan page?

Facebook fan page steps?
How to get my business on Facebook?
Kickstarting my Fan page?

(Note: you must have a working personal page first, so that you can be an admin of your business page)

What does that mean?
1- create a personal FB profile page THEN follow below


02– Select what your page will be (brand, product, business…)

03– Hooray – your on your way! Continue reading How to create a Facebook Business or Fan page?

FaceBook: Working replacement for Twiends?

Similar Site to Twiends?
Any other websites similar to/as useful as Twiends?
Facebook Replacement for Twiends
Help getting username on Facebook?

If you’ve check out my article here on getting a Facebook Page username in a hour, then you might have also heard the news that Twiends has had to take down their Facebook service. This is unfortunate and has followed into other sites like So the pressing question is….. what is the working alternative? I’ve dropped by most on the lists but only found one that seems to work on a smaller scale. It needs more sites on it, so spread the word so that it works on a larger scale. It’s easy to use and does the trick.

The site:

Oh, and I couldn’t get it to work on IE, so use Firefox. Continue reading FaceBook: Working replacement for Twiends?