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Clickable Calls-to-Action (CTA) - 20 Critical Do's and Don'ts

Artcle by: Hubspot Calls-to-action (CTAs) are one of the most critical inbound marketing tools. Whether they take the form of anchor text links, images, or buttons, CTAs are what motivate and direct your visitors to take a desired action, usually on Read more

Why Online and Offline Marketing Integration is so Important

  I'm a big believer that you need to create strategies for your online and offline marketing integration in order to establish a unified message about your brand and capture audiences from every media source. It's not enough anymore to Read more

How to Activate Your New Twitter Profile

Once again Twitter has made some pretty substantial updates and one of them includes the new "look" to your profile, much like that of the Facebook Timeline. Activating it is pretty simple and I'm going to show you how to Read more

48 Significant Social Media Facts, Figures and Statistics

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Facebook facts figures and statistics 2012 Jeff BullasWow, are you ready to be completely blown away by some social media statistics?  This article written by Jeff Bullas will definitely get you thinking about the importance of social media and the impact it has on all of us today.


ps. some amazing infographics included…beware!


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5 Steps You Need to Take to Switch to New Facebook Timeline

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Getting Ready to Switch Your Fanpage to Facebook's New Timeline

With the new Facebook Timeline deadline creeping up quickly, you want to make sure you’re ready!

Here are 5 steps you need to take in order to make the switch. This will get you started, then you can go back and fine tune it further after you’ve made the switch.

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New Facebook Timeline for Double Dragon Jewelry

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Finally ready to be revealed!  As mentioned in our last post where we revealed the new Facebook Timeline cover and profile for Murray and Margie Whitcombe of Awesome Online Biz, we’ve dolled up the page of our second place winner whom they chose to gift their official win to.

Cindy from Double Dragon Jewelry Ltd. was the “other” contest winner in our “Free Facebook Cover Image” Contest where we designed the cover and profile of their choice.

Her fanpage is now all dolled up and lookin’ spiffy! Take a look and give her a “Like”:)


Facebook Timeline cover and profile designed by Simply Social Media Solutions

Facebook Timeline cover and profile designed by Simply Social Media Solutions

ps. stay tuned, another contest coming soon. You may want to alert your peeps early to entice those votes:)



New Facebook Timeline for AwsomeOnlineBiz

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Recently we ran a contest on our Facebook page offering to create the winner a free Cover and Profile image for their new Facebook Timeline.

What happened was simply amazing!

Murray and Margie Whitcombe of Awesome Online Biz won hands down!  But, in a true act of kindness, they asked that the second place entry be given their prize!

Of course we granted their request and also created a Timeline cover and profile for them.

You can see his new Timeline at Awesome Online Biz as well as “Like” his page:)

The winners cover and profile image are set to be revealed very soon…maybe even today!

We’ll be running another contest very soon so hop over to @Simply Social Media Solutions on Facebook and “Like” us.


You Could Win a Custom Facebook Cover Image!

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In order to celebrate the new Timeline for Pages…

We are hosting a contest on Facebook where 1 lucky winner could win a FREE Custom Facebook Cover Image designed to match their own company branding.

The contest opens Friday, March 2, 2012 at 1:00 am cst and close on Sunday, March 4, 2012 @ 11:00 pm cst.

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Facebook Timeline for Pages is here!!

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Well the much anticipated “Timeline” for Facebook Pages was apparently rolled out overnight February 29th. Initially it was planned for after their announcements later in the day, but when I logged in this morning, I was greeted with the opportunity to preview the new look:


Needless to say, I’m pretty pumped and ready to dig in!!

You do have the option of waiting to publish (which is often recommended) giving time for the dust to settle and bugs to be fixed.  Facebook does not intend to make this absolute until the end of March (30th) giving you time to plan, play and learn before going public.


In the meantime, here’s a few things I’ve discovered so far:

  • Default landing tabs are going away and the Timeline is default
  • Tab width is changing to 810 px wide (currently 520px).
  • Profile pictures should be 180×180 and easily scale down to 32×32 pixels
  • You can feature a story at the top of your timeline for up to 7 days
  • You can now message fan pages

I also found this Facebook Product Guide from TechCrunch that offers up some pretty valuable information.

Facebook Timeline For Pages – Product Guide – from TechCrunch

I’ll be spending the day at the FMC conference to learn more, and of course I will be updating to our Facebook Page when I learn something worth sharing.  So be sure to “Like” our page at www.facebook.com/Simplysocialmediasolutions, stay current on the latest changes and join the conversation.