The Facebook Ticker is one of the most popular topics of discussion in the Facebook Forums. Some people want to turn it on, and some want to turn it off. Many other people claim that their Ticker has disappeared and then miraculously reappeared again! Either way, the FB Ticker has people talking!
Your Ticker displays ALL the activity of your Friends and the Pages you “Like” in real time. You can close, hide, re-size and move the Ticker according to your preferences. On small screens, you can hide ticker by clicking the arrow icon in the top right corner of ticker. On larger screens, you can minimize ticker or make it bigger by dragging the horizontal bar between ticker and chat up and down.
If you don’t see (or have never seen) a Ticker on your Facebook Home Page it could simply be because you are new to Facebook or not attached to many friends or Pages that are updating their statuses. Remember this feature is in “Real Time” and your News Feed is showing selected stories and filtering displayed content according to your desired settings. If your News Feed is slow enough to display all the status updates from your connections, then your Ticker will not be present!
The best advice we can always give is to customize your Home Page to suit YOUR desires and YOUR preferences. Whether it is the posts that you want to see in your News Feed, or the size of your Ticker… FB offers you options to customize your experience… USE THEM!
There are so many symbols that work with Facebook Chat… but rarely do you see anything other than plain text and text symbols in status updates. I have come across a cute little site that offers a variety of symbols and techniques for creating interesting status updates on facebook.
Check them out Click Here
So while we are still limited with the “styling” of our update… we can now use symbols to be a bit different!
I know this is a very brief update… but I am sure that the link will intrigue you and take a bit of your time in exploration! Have fun!
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Exposure is KEY on Facebook. We strive to have as many people as possible see our Page posts and hope that our messages will reach far beyond the number of people who “Like” our Page. This extra exposure occurs when people interact with our posts. You can see how far your reach goes by examining the analytics of your page.
Here in the Neworld, we have adopted a policy for posting updates to our pages that we have shared with readers once before…
Each and every update should strive to create one of the following responses:
- Clicking through with a website link! (Ok, so this option doesn’t exactly extend our reach, but it is still a great consideration with your business growth in mind. )
When people Like, Share or Comment on our posts, their actions are shown in the Newsfeed of their friends Home area… whether their friends “Like” our page or not. You see this typically when you go to your Home link and you are shown the various posts that your friends have interacted with! THIS is how we extend our reach!
So what type of posts are liked, shared and commented on? Think about the types of posts that you comment on and you will have some ideas.
Here are some of ours…
- Be blatant… ask people to like, share or comment
- Quotes (inspirational and motivational)
- Recommendations of other associates
- Talk about something controversial
By considering these actions each and every time we post an update, we are doing our utmost in our attempt to have our message seen by as many people as possible.
“See” you again soon!