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If you have ever received an email with a subject line “reports citing copyright violations of your Facebook posts” ,I’m sure your heart dropped just like mine.  It can be an extremely stressful situation.  I remember reading the email that had been forwarded from a client, I had to read it twice and thought to myself “it’s not possible”. Like you, we do all we can to only share content that will keep you safe and definitely give credit where ever you can, but still that email shows up! You could also receive this same or similar message via the Facebook Messenger.

Is it a Phishing Attack?

It is very possible it is a phishing attack.  This however does not lessen the impact of discovering that email in your inbox.  Head over to Google and do a bit of research. Are others receiving the same email? Are there threads on different websites, including Facebook that describe the same incident? My first big clue should have been that I didn’t receive the first email from the client, it had been directed to my spam folder.

Facebook tells us to beware of;

Messages with misspellings and typos, multiple fonts or oddly-placed accents.

  • Messages that claim to have your password attached. Facebook will never send you your password as an attachment.
  • Mismatched links: When you hover over a link, look at the status bar at the bottom of your browser window, and make sure the link actually goes to the place shown in the email.

 

The first big clue that it is phishing; you are asked to enter your personal information AKA password.  Facebook will NEVER ask you for your password via email or message. You control all of that via the privacy settings on your profile. Do not click on any link, it could have some type of virus attached.  Forward the email over to Facebook at [email protected].  If we all let Facebook know when these things happen they will be able to put a stop to it sooner.

What Happens if It’s Real

Then I want you to do is to head over to Facebook and take a look at the page in question.  When you head over to your Facebook account to see what’s happening your account just might have been shut down by Facebook if there has been a complaint. There are a number of different steps Facebook may take;

  • Shut down your account
  • Blocked from posting to your page
  • Remove the suspect image

If the copyright infringement notification is truly from Facebook it will include the name and email address of the rights owner who made the report and/or the details of the report. Click here to be taken to the Facebook page that outlines the appeal process.

Make Sure It Doesn’t Happen to You

To make sure you never receive that email/message reading “Copyright violations of your Facebook posts”, do your research on any graphic you find online, find out if you can use it and if so how can you use it.  If you are only looking for general images to support your post or blog a real quick and easy method is a Google search.

Go to Google images, enter the keyword phase you would like to find a graphic for and search.  Once the search has populated, go to the top bar and click on tools, then usage rights.  You will find many images you will be able to use, just select the specific “rights” you are looking for. Enlarge that graphic on the left and you will see the path you need to take to identify images that won’t get you into trouble.

I use Google Images for a number of different posts, including graphics here on the blog and Facebook.  They usually aren’t the most exciting but they are definitely better than nothing. Remember there are lots of different programs you can use to edit a picture/graphic to make it more exciting.

Where can I find Free Images?

Here are 5 sources where you can find copyright free images;

There are many others, if you don’t find what you are looking for within the five sites above keep searching using your keyword and add “copyright free” then hit search.  There is a lot out there for the person who takes the time to look.

Is it Worth it to Buy Images?

Most definitely yes, but I recommend you only buy the ones that are very specific to your business and your current need.  Some images can cost $100.00’s of dollars, while others can be as affordable as a dollar.  Here is a list of a few of the sites where you can purchase images;

ShutterStock

DreamsTime

Fotolia

DepositPhotos

PhotoPin

Pond5

YAYImages

iStockPhoto

123RF

BigStock

MediaBakery

Hire Your Own Graphic Artist

This may not be as expensive as you might think.  There are 1,000’s of graphic artists in the Philippines looking for work who would love to be creating graphics for you.  Two of the graphics in this post were created by my graphic artist John Mark.  Check out http://www.onlinejobs.ph

If you would like assistance hiring your own graphic artist sign up for a free strategy session with me.  Be sure to add the information you are looking for your own graphic artist in the “Is There Anything Else You’d Like to Tell Me?” box.  Here’s the link to sign up for the session http://www.AskCarla.ca

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13

Tips on Maximizing Facebook Tools

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Want to add more polish to your Facebook Live broadcasts?

Wondering how Facebook Creator can help?

Facebook Creator is a handy all-in-one app that lets you record branded video, chat with your community, and get valuable insights for your content.

In this article, you’ll discover how to use the Facebook Creator mobile app to get the most out of your Facebook Live videos.

Read more: How to Use the Facebook Creator App via Social Media Examiner

So, you’ve built a social media marketing foundation. That’s great, but let’s take things to the next level.

Today, we’re going to outline some simple, effective ways to help improve your Facebook performance to get more followers, build engagement and drive traffic to your website.

To begin, let’s start with goals.

Read more: How to Get More Facebook Followers and Improve Engagement via Social Media Today

10 Quick and Easy Ways to Get More People In Your Facebook Group

Do you have a Facebook group for your business?

I’m not talking about your Facebook PAGE, although that’s super important too!

I’m talking about Facebook groups, which are now being used by 1 BILLION people each month.

Facebook groups are a fantastic way to provide value to your audience, while growing your traffic, email list and sales.

They provide a more personal, interactive environment where you can:

– Give advice on common problems or issues related to your industry
– Become a trusted expert in your field
– Connect your customers or clients with one another
– Promote your stuff: blog posts, products, services – you name it!
– But while Facebook groups can be amazing brand-building tools, getting people to actually JOIN them can be a challenge.

This post will outline 10 quick and easy ways you can start growing your Facebook group today!

Read more: 10 Quick and Easy Ways to Get More People In Your Facebook Group via kim Garst

 

 

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Lately I have been seeing a number of people complaining about Facebook Messenger, however let them go because they are not your ideal client!

Marketing via Facebook Messenger can be lucrative and fun when you do it with the right intentions.  Read this article and test out the strategies in your business.  You may be pleasantly surprised.

Facebook Messenger Marketing: 7 Ideas You Can Try Today

We often think of social media as just the major social media networks such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn. But that thinking misses a big part — a bigger part, in fact — of social media. And that’s messaging apps.

If you are starting to think that messaging might be great for your business, read on to find out the seven ways of using Facebook Messenger for your marketing.

Read more: 7 Facebook Messenger Marketing Strategies You Can Try Today via Buffer Social 

How To Create Facebook Ads That Convert

Placing Facebook ads with the intent to convert requires a unique approach, one that is much different than trying to get more Page likes or build brand awareness. Rather than just simply putting your brand in front of people, you need to convince your audience that behind that call-to-action button is an extremely valuable offer. With an ineffective strategy, you could be flushing advertising budget down the toilet.

Read more: How To Create Facebook Ads That Convert via Social Media Hat

5 Ways to Use Social Media to Build Influence

Have you ever wondered how to gain attention on social media and expand your brand?

Wish you could make powerful connections, create differentiation, and establish credibility?

You can! But it will take some work, flexibility, and a commitment to consistency.

Ready to make it happen?

Read more: 5 Ways to Use Social Media to Build Influence via Rebekah Radice

 

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Have you ever considered using Facebook Notes for Business? Recently I joined a paid Facebook group and I realized that one of the ways I could be helpful in the group was to add some “how to” information.  At first I simply did a post but I saw that it soon disappeared down in the timeline.  (it’s a very active group) Not one of the new people joining the group would see they could enhance their experience with the group with the simple strategy I shared.  I went searching for a better way and remembered Facebook Notes.

It appears Facebook is changing things up and for some pages and Facebook groups they are no longer called notes.  They are now called docs instead.  Which I believe is a good thing as so many people already use the word docs!  It’s nice when things match up and are called the same thing on many different platforms.  Would you agree?

I discovered no specific purpose designated by Facebook for notes, so that pretty much leaves it open for us to make it work the way we need it to work.  Here are a few suggestions:

6 Ways to Use Facebook Notes/Docs for Business

  1. use it as an extended business description
  2. press releases
  3. company updates
  4. special offers
  5. Events
  6. instructions to complete a task

If you do not have Facebook notes/docs added to your page or group, it’s nice and simple to do;

  • Go to the Facebook Page you want to add the Notes to
  • Under the cover photo you’ll see various actions
  • Click on the “See More” dropdown and the option for “Notes” will appear, along with other options

Use Facebook Notes to Promote Your Blog

I like to share content from the Butterfly Networking Blog, because of course it’s always good to spread your own content around!  Sharing my posts in Facebook Notes is just another way to do the work once and benefit multiple times. 🙂  Then I like to  link back and forth between note and blog post. You will notice on the Butterfly Networking Facebook Page notes section we usually link right back to the blog. I personally like to put a teaser for my blog posts in a note and then link it back to the full blog post.  You can do that too, or something totally different.  That’s the beauty of notes, there are lots of options.

One way to enhance your notes and or docs is to add photos, here are the directions from Facebook

To add a photo to your note:

1. Open the note
2. Click Edit Note in the top right
3. Click where you want to add the photo
4. Hover over on the left, then select Photo
5. Choose a photo from the list or click Upload New Photo to add a new one

To remove a photo from your note, hover over the photo and click Remove.

To change a photo’s position in your note:

1. Open the note
2. Click Edit Note in the top right
3. Hover over the photo
4. Click Left, Center or Right

To manually resize a photo in your note:

1. Open the note
2. Click Edit Note in the top right
3. Hover over the photo to make appear on the left and right
4. Hover near to change it to
5. Click and drag to resize the photo

How do I add or remove a cover photo in my note?

To add a cover photo in your note, click the gray area at the top. Choose a photo from the list or select Upload New Photo to add a new one.

The recommended cover photo dimensions for a note are 1200 pixels (width) by 445 pixels (height). If you upload a smaller photo, it’ll stretch to this size and appear blurry.

To remove a cover photo in your note, hover over the existing image and click Remove.

Remember FB is always improving and editing their platform I would definitely advise against using it for “blog posts”.  You never know you could wake up one morning and the function would be gone or dramatically changed.

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Facebook is always updating their algorithm, along with most other social media sites.  It’s one of the main reasons I started sharing all of these different blog posts each Wednesday.  It’s a time consuming task to keep up with it all.  

Please enjoy reading today’s articles;

2 Reasons Facebook’s Latest Algorithm Change Will Impact Marketers

According to a Parse.ly data analysis of over 2,500 sites, Facebook referral traffic now sits at 35.1 percent, while Google referrals are hovering just above 40 percent. Combined, the two tech giants own 85 percent of the mobile ad market and make up nearly 80 percent of all referral traffic to publisher and branded content sites.

https://contently.com/strategist/2017/09/28/facebook-algorithm-change-impacts-marketers/

You may be saying, “But I’m not a marketer”, however if you have a business you must market.  Please be as informed as you can!

This next one is from one of my mentors, Dr Ben Adkins.   His content is always well worth reading.

What is “Ad Maturing”? (How 48 Hours of Patience Lowered my Facebook Ad Cost by 34%)

There aren’t many things that you can learn
in 5 minutes that will both save you a fortune
and make you a fortune… but this is one of
those rare occasions…. so please read this all the way through.

I see it everyday…

…People trying to promote their businesses and

products on Facebook and they lose a ton of
money because they don’t understand one
simple way that Facebook Ads work.

http://www.fearlesssocial.com/blog/ad-maturing-48-hours-patience-lowered-facebook-ad-cost-34/

 

Enjoy and as always would love to have your comments and questions right here on the blog.

 

 

 

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