Get Your Facebook “Friendly” URL

Facbook allows you to have “Friendly” URLs that allow for a nicer way for your URLs to be displayed. This also provides an easy way to remember your pages. For example, you can now view my Facebook page as http://www.facebook.com/davidzielski, instead of something like http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=[some huge number].This is a great thing for people who use Facebook and put their Facebook links on their business cards. Log in to Facebook and you should have a link to choose your username in the upper left-hand corner — or just go to http://www.facebook.com/username/ and attempt to select your username there. You may feel that Facebook is not that important to your online presence — but if you change your mind in the future, it might be too late to claim the username you want. But remember, once you pick this address, it cannot be...

Internet Users by Language – Top 10 Languages

Thinking about the global nature of the web and your web presence? I came across this information that shows the top 10 Internet Users by Language. It is very interesting to see the Spanish are ranked third in number of users. This Internet Users by Language information my be very helpful when designing your site for a global presence. The rest of the worlds internet users are increasing and is you do business globally, you may want to capitalize on these users. For more information and to read the entire article, click...

What are the keys to building a successful startup business?

Startup legends – Marc Andreessen of Netscape, Kevin Ryan of DoubleClick and Gilt Groupe, Thomas Gensemer of Blue State Digital (the company that developed Obama’s online campaign and fundraising efforts), and Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg – reveal their strategies for innovation and give tips on how to build a successful...

Link Your Facebook Fan Pages to Twitter the easy way

There is an easy application offered by Facebook to link to a Twitter account. It allows for seamless updates when you post to the Facebook Fan Page to appear in the Twitter stream. The requirements are that you are the administrator of a Facebook Fan page and a Twitter account. After logging into your Facebook account, use this link: http://www.facebook.com/twitter/ This should bring up a screen that shows the Pages you administer. It should bring up the following screen: Now all you have to do is enter your Twitter account information and you will be all set. Now, whenever you post anything to your Facebook Fan Page, it will automatically update Twitter. Hope this...

Book Promotion with Social Media

Well, you finally got your book published after years of work. Today is the day. You get your blog going, a twitter account up and running and a Facebook fan page going and wallah!!!! – nothing happens (Click for audio of crickets in the background…) Below is a clip of Chris Brogan, a very great social marketing expert, talking about how authors can use social media to promote their books. You need to wait for the right opportunity to introduce your book to people in social media just like in real life. You cannot just come out and say “I am the author of this great book!” Its like walking into a Starbucks and walking up to a table of three people you don’t know and without saying hi or anything else, you say “I am the author of this great book!” ummmmm – Security! Take time to be in conversations, build relationships and trust. Then when your new contacts are interested in you, they will then ask, “Hey, what do you do?” – “Well, I am the author of this great book!” – “Oh yeah, tell me more….” – now doesn’t that seem like it will work a little...