Monica Ramos

Monica Ramos is a certified Social Media Manager specializing in Facebook for Small Business Owners (Home Business, Direct Sales, Network Marketing). She offers free tips on her Facebook Page and conducts free educational webinars 2 to 3 times per year. To hire Monica for personal business coaching or as a trainer/speaker for your next event, visit her web site by clicking on the link above.

Not All Likes Are Good Likes

 Posted by on 11/01/2014
Nov 012014
 

This week in my 5 Week E-Course: How to Increase Your Visibility on Facebook Easily, Ethically and Free we are discussing low quality Likes, how to remove them, and how to prevent them from decreasing your visibility.  Below are some of the actions steps I shared with my enrolled course members:

 

Stop Participating in Like Ladders

These get you a bunch of low quality likes that make you invisible to your high quality, interested fans.  Learn all about how Like Ladders and Like Exchanges are hurting your reach and visibility in this detailed blog post.

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Oct 212014
 

There are many things to consider when creating your Facebook Business Page.  In this blog post I will go over Category, Name, and Web Address (your Page’s URL).  For additional tips on using Facebook for Business, especially if you are in Direct sales, check out my E-book: Top 25 Facebook Tips for Direct Sellers (recently updated in Jan. 2015).  This post below is taken from Tip #1.  Check out the other 24 tips by getting my e-book here.

To create a brand new page, go to www.facebook.com/pages/create.  You can also just click on the green “Create Page” button located at the top left of every Page (except yours – you will not see this option when you are visiting a page you are an admin of). Continue reading »

Best Times To Post on Facebook?

 Posted by on 10/01/2014
Oct 012014
 

I decided to create this quick blog post to address the question, “What is the best time to post on Facebook for highest engagement?”  First of all the time of day or day of the week won’t matter much if the content itself is not engaging.  I discussed this and gave some links to some great resources for creating and finding engaging content in a previous blog post.  Secondly, I want to point out that there is no one-size-fits-all “best” time to post because every Business Page has a different target audience.  The best way to determine your most optimal time to post is to check your own Insights. Continue reading »

Sep 222014
 
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If you are feeling a bit overwhelmed at times, maybe there is too much on your plate?  There are only so many hours in the day and chances are you are beating yourself up about not accomplishing things that in reality you couldn’t accomplish in a single day anyway.  Take some time to write down what really matters in your every day life and schedule in those things first.  I call them the 5 F’s: Family, Fitness, Faith, Fun, Finances. Continue reading »

Sep 172014
 

There are 3 privacy options for Facebook Groups: Public, Closed, or Secret.  When choosing your Group’s Privacy Setting, consider these points:  Once a Group reaches 250 members, you cannot decrease the Privacy Setting.   For example, you can increase the Privacy from Public to Closed or from Closed to Secret but you can’t go from Secret back to Closed.  You also cannot change the name of the Group once there are 250 members.  Here’s a chart from Facebook’s Help Center to help you decide which option is best: Continue reading »

Sep 132014
 

stop-like-laddersThis topic has been coming up a lot with my clients lately, so I thought I would create a reference post with my advice on how Like Ladders/Exchanges could be hurting your reach on Facebook.

First, let me clarify what a Like Ladder or Like Exchange is.  It is a very common practice among small business networks on Facebook.  The basic principle is to post your Page in a comment thread and ask for Likes.  In exchange you agree to Like all the other Pages on that same thread.  These definitely work for getting your number of Likes up, but most of the time Continue reading »