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White Friday in the Middle East: Shocking Numbers from Google Trends

White Friday in the Middle East: Shocking Numbers from Google Trends

Bet you’ve never heard of White Friday!! Learn All About White Friday in the MENA region, from Google Trends. It seems the winter holiday season is upon us. Not convinced? The team in our Arabic sister website,... Read more »

5 Great Google+ Features

5 Great Google+ Features

After all the begging and the waiting, I finally got an invitation to Google+ and frankly, I must say that I am very impressed with what they have done so far! And though many people are comparing Google+ to... Read more »

Facebook HOW TO: Create Your Own URL on Facebook

Sometimes, your profile on Facebook is not accessible through the search available there while at others, it is not easy to spell your name or guide others to how they can reach your profile on Facebook. In those cases, the usage of a Facebook URL becomes really helpful.

How To Get One?

Facebook URL

A Facebook URL is in the form of: facebook.com/username, and it will lead to your profile directly. To secure your own URL, go to www.facebook.com/username and you will be allowed to choose your username from among some suggestions based on your name or pick a completely different one.

Some conditions and limitations exist:

  • You need to have a verified account.

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  • Some public figures and brands had their names reserved for them, so you will not be able to register them even if they are not in use.
  • If you are getting a URL for a fanpage, you need to have at least 25 likes in that page.

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10 Tips for Utilizing Your Facebook Fanpages

So you have your Facebook Fanpage set up and ready to go however, you have no clue how to make use of it! Here are 10 tips that could help you utilize your fanpages in the best way possible:

1. Carefully Choose Your Content:

As we have previously discussed, your content is very important and it plays a great role in attracting and retaining fans.

Now, since we are discussing Facebook fans in particular, you should always try to use the right messages combined with a mix of audio visuals in order to capture your fans’ attention since there are millions of other companies, people, services and products competing over it!

An Example of Pringles' Content on their Facebook Fanpage

An Example of Pringles' Content on their Facebook Fanpage

Your Facebook fanpage messages should be unique, informative and, when possible, fun!

2. Focus on Your Fans:

Fans are not really customers, however, they have the power to spread the word about your product and service in a way that you would not be able to do yourself! This is why you need to focus on your fans and how to attract them and satisfy them enough for them to become your natural buzzers!

HOW TO: Remove Facebook’s Photo Viewer Theatre

One day we all woke up, logged onto Facebook and click on a photo only to be horrified by what we were seeing. The new Facebook photo viewer is atrocious, and navigating it is a nightmare. Thankfully people have already rolled out various solutions to the problem.

10 Tips to Make Your Content Unique, Fresh & Attractive!

Anyone can write, but not everyone can write for the web! Although this seems to be a given, you can still find web content which is weak, repetitive and even dull. Whatever your website is, I believe that there is always a way to keep your content fresh, unique and attractive and through research and […]

Facebook Resistance Workshop: A Chance for A Change?

Facebook Resistance Workshop: A Chance for A Change?

Facebook Resistance

Ever wished that you could change or manipulate some of the many laws of Facebook? Your wish could finally come true through The Facebook Resistance Workshop by Tobias Leingruber, which will be taking place on March 18th, 2011 in Amsterdam.

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HOW TO Hack Facebook & Protect Yourself

HOW TO Hack Facebook & Protect Yourself

Secure Connection Setting on Facebook

Back in October a little innocent Firefox plugin was released called Firesheep. This plugin was release to make it public that stealing your account on Facebook can be as easy as stealing candy from a baby. Websites like Facebook, Twitter and many others send user information, usernames and even passwords over an insecure HTTP connection...

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10 Options & Features Why Facebook Rocks!

10 Options & Features Why Facebook Rocks!

Controlling Your Privacy

I would like to list the 10 thing that make Facebook so special and cause it to rock and shine amongst other social media platforms!

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HOW TO: Use the New Facebook Groups Feature

HOW TO: Use the New Facebook Groups Feature

Privacy Settings

A few months ago I heard that Facebook released their new group feature and I have to be honest that I was confused about this announcement. People have always been able to create Groups to share their interests and obsessions, so how is this a new feature? Actually for a while now it seemed that the group feature is on its deathbed...

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5 Top Tips for Engaging Your Audience Starting Every New Year!

5 Top Tips for Engaging Your Audience Starting Every New Year!

Happy Tweets!

5 tips for engaging your audience starting every new year!

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Abine Launches a Delete Button For the Internet! [video]

This week may mark one of the greatest launches yet made in the history of the Internet: Abine, a US based privacy company, has launched DeleteMe.

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