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Facebook and MySpace added to Google and Bing real-time search.

There has been a debate within the CMO community discussing why they should approve a Facebook page and a MySpace Page for their company and or employees.  Mashable did a very valuable update on where this all stands.  Based on this update, the debate is over.  Get your company pages up on Facebook and MySpace to gain real-time organic content search.  More important, be sure to tell your team and family to clean up their pages on each or to close the access to their page if it is currently public, unless they want to be searched real-time.

 Google Adds Facebook Pages to Real-time Search
Posted: 24 Feb 2010 04:26 PM PST
 Google has announced that it has added a new content source to its real-time search feature: Facebook Pages.
Google launched real-time search in December, providing a real-time feed of information from Yahoo Answers, Twitter, blogs, news websites, and other sources for hot or trending search results.
Two integrations have lagged though: MySpace and Facebook. Eight days ago, Google added MySpace updates to its stream. And now Google has added Facebook Pages to the mix.
Still, Google’s stream doesn’t include public Facebook profiles, something only rival search engine Bing can access. This limits the usefulness of today’s update, but we still welcome the addition

Google launches Buzz

 Google Buzz launches. My Google email account had a new message that welcomed me to Buzz.

It read, ” Welcome to Buzz.   Buzz is a new way to share updates, photos, videos and more, and start conversations about the things you find interesting. You’re already set up to follow the people you email and chat with the most.”

So I tried it and it is easy to use, once you approve a profile.  They preset you up with others in your address book.  To me it looked liked my Google Wave list.  Google Buzz has the look of Twitter and the functionality of Facebook. It is listed in your Google side nav bar, so easy to use.  You can follow and unfollow at the click of a button.

 Now why and how would I use it?  I think I am going to keep this one as a small group of contacts that I will communicate with and not the larger groups that are on Facebook and Twitter.  Not sure that is how they intended for it to be used?  How will you use Buzz or is it another Wave which turn out to be to far ahead of its time and not really usable?

Update: Mashable reported this morning less than a week there have been over 9 million post and comments already.

Creating fan pages in Facebook for blogs or your company step by step

Quick Online tips  did a great blog on  “How to create a  Facebook page for your blog”. This information is really good for anyone who wants to set up a fans page and integrate it with your blog. What I like about it is they give a step by step with pictures as to what you need to look for at each step.  This is a must bookmark for future use.

Quick Online Tips blog and email that I read and is a really great publication to read on a daily basis.

Here is the blog on this subject from them.

“Guest Post By Dee Barizo
Do you know how to create Facebook page for your blog? A couple days ago, I was doing research on my blog’s niche. I wanted to know which social media sites were being used by my audience. Did they have blogs? Were they active on Twitter or forums? Did they participate in MySpace or Facebook?

I found out that Facebook was a popular place to hang out. Also, my referral stats showed that I was getting traffic from Facebook even though I never promoted my blog there. With these things in mind, I created a Facebook Page for my blog. I’m planning to use the page to join the conversation on Facebook. Hopefully, the result will be more traffic and increased branding.

Step by Step Guide to Create Facebook Pages

Here’s a step by step guide for creating your own Facebook page.

1. Log in to Facebook.

To create a page, you must have a personal account. If you don’t have your own account, go to the Facebook home page and sign up.

2. Go to Create New Facebook Page

For category, chose “Brand, Product, or Organization” and then scroll down on the drop down menu and choose “Website”. On the next section, enter the name of your page. I just used the name of my blog. Click “Create Page”.

fb-page-opening-screen

3. Add a relevant image.

Move the mouse pointer to the question mark on the left and you’ll see the words “Change Picture” pop up. Click it to add an image related to your blog. I used an image from my header but you can also use your logo or icon.

change-picture

4. Include information about your blog.

Click the “Info” tab and then “Edit Information” on the right.

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Type in the relevant information including the date your blog was founded, the URL, and an overview.

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5. Import your RSS feed.

By importing your RSS feed, your Wall will be populated with your newest posts. Also, it will be updated whenever you publish a new post. Go to the left sidebar and under your picture, click “Edit Page”.

edit-page

Scroll down until you see the Notes application. Then click “Edit”.

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Look to the right and click “Import a blog”.

import-a-blog

Enter your RSS feed URL, click the check box, and click “Start Importing”.

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Click “Confirm Import” on the right.

confirm-import

6. Write a short blurb about your blog.

You’re back on the home page. Look to your right, click the fifth link under the picture, and write a short blurb.

short-blurb

Final Facebook Page

You’re done! That’s all there is to it. Here’s the final product.

final-fb-page

Oh, one last thing. Don’t forget to become a fan of your new page.

become-a-fan

Tumblr Launches Hashtags and Facebook Integration

I have talked about the importance of hash tags in prior blogs postings. Here is info on Tumblr. This blog platform has launched hashtags and Facebook integration. The info was reported on Mashable which is a blog I like very much. http://mashable.com/

On Facebook, have you tried Farkle app for more interaction sparkle.

Adding experience in the online gaming world is key to your social media understanding. Start with an easy one called Farkle on Facebook.  Facebook application is called Farkle, just put the name into the search bar to find it.  It adds a dice game that seems to be all the rage. Plus it will add more to your CMO facebook experience. 

 The goal of Facebook is social interaction, but like most CMO’s you may be guarded as to how much you want or will share, to even your friends and family. So Farkle is a good way to add on “safe” interactions for your Facebook experience.

There are many other games and apps for you to try.  You can even get cheats for Farkle apps.

Google Profiles now has pages for the famous and not so famous. Be sure to get yourself and others listed.

Google now has on-line profiles for the famous and not so famous.  Be sure to get yourself and others listed. Go to http://www.google.com/profiles.  It is really free PR advertising and it is another area of social media search for you to get involved with.

It is easy to do. They do require your info to be pretty complete before they will post it.  It took me three tries, to give them enough that they said yes.

 The only aspect that I did not like was posting the photo.  it needs to be from a flickr or some such picture account, instead of a straight down load like most social sites have like Linked In.

This is also another area for Google Profiles, where the first to list gets the name, so hurry and claim your name on this site too.  Google is already been very aggressive in getting these profiles published and searched.

Tweetdeck is a blessing for the long worded marketer.

tweetdeckI could not live without my tweetdeck. You can find it at http://www.Tweetdeck.com. It can condense the URL to a shorten version.  If it needs to be a few letter shorter, it has a tool for that, it has a tool for Twit pics pictures and 12 seconds of video, it even does translations.

It sorts out my tweets to subjects and topics I want to see, it puts my facebook in too.  I love this tool and you will too.