Facebook Page, Group and Advertising

Facebook Page, Group and Advertising

Hey Everyone, Why should my business have a Facebook Business Page, Group Page or do advertising on Facebook? Answer: There are many people using Facebook and because Facebook Ads can target based on geographic location as well as keywords, what a great way to target those running businesses or people groups!  Using a business page or group page, allows more interaction with clients, potential clients and people groups. First, if you have a personal Facebook account, you can create a Facebook page for a business or a Group page for an organization.  Since I’m well known to be a web guy anyway and often share my new web projects with my Facebook friends, I chose to use my personal account to create a Group page for my business.  If you don’t have a personal Facebook account and don’t want one, you can create a business account for the sole purpose of advertising on Facebook. Once your Facebook page is created, you can click on the link “Promote Page with Ad” or “Promote Group with Ad” depending on which you choose to do.  I also setup a Fan Box that is listed on my Business web page at www.billsweb.biz which provides a link back to my Facebook Page as well as other information.  Anyone can become a fan of my Facebook Page, even off of my web site. Here are some helpful tips I found while attempting to do this setup an ad.  You need to have an image (if not using the one from your Facebook company page) as well as target information as shown below. You will need...
About Bill

About Bill

So you want to know more about me?(Mar 13, 2010) Personal. Well, I recently turned 50 years old and being the son of a professional musician (Dad) and a writer (Mom), I have had the opportunity to use both of the these traits, though not as much as my parents have, especially the writing part.  I truly enjoy playing music and writing the occasional technical thing or two.  I can get wordy so I have to tone that back.  But, since this is my Blog site, perhaps you can endulge me to get a little crazy now and then. I’m a happily married man of 30+ years.  My wife, Sue, loves to ride horses as I do so we have a lot of fun.  We have 4 daughters, 3 of which are married. We have 4 grandchildren, 2 of which we are now gaurdians and parents for. I was born in New Mexico, raised some there but moved to West Virginia at 13 and have called that my home state for much longer than any other state.  I joined the U.S. Air Force after having challenges with getting the financing for college (its a long story) when I was 19.  I served our country from 1979 to 1984 and loved it!  I almost made a career of the Air Force.  From there, I lived in WV for a short time then moved to Boston area for 1-1/2 yrs until moving to Northern Virginia where I worked in the Washington DC area for 12 years.  In 1998, I got the opportunity to move to Colorado where we will probably live...
Blogging from the PC or MAC?

Blogging from the PC or MAC?

Why not journal what you want to have on your blog site using an application on your PC or MAC? I’ve been using a journal program on my computer to keep notes and various information like conversations, phone numbers, etc., for about 2-3 years now.  The program I use, and highly recommend is called The Journal, provided by David Michael.  This has been, without a doubt, one of the coolest programs I’ve ever used! (I understand there is a decent Mac program for journaling called MacJurnal – check it out here.) The nice thing is, if your using a WordPress blogging application on a web site, as I do here, you can then upload your journal to a blog.  Also, The Journal will provide multiple categories and pages. This web site, however, is a merge of Joomla! (one of the best content management systems) with WordPress (one of the best blog systems), thanks to CorePHP who created this awesome component for Joomla! and WordPress. The important thing is, use what works best for you.  If you like to Journal and if you think it might help someone else, why not share it on a blog web site?  And, for pastors, ministers, teachers and leaders, what a way to do it?  Aren’t you usually typing your notes somewhere?  Why not in a Journal?  Then upload it to a blog? There are some free blog sites out there but, if you want total control, get your own site at www.billwatkins.biz with your own domain name, like www.billwatkins.biz.  (I am working on some very reasonable web sites for anyone interested in just...