Are You Missing This Startlingly Useful Branding Option On Your Facebook Page?

 

If you are a Business Owner, then you probably join me in appreciating the power of Facebook and Social Media for Networking.

Having a strategy for Social Sharing is important if you are producing good quality Information for Educating others, and very often this is in the form of Blogs.

Blogging is a perfect way to show-case your Brand and Share your free content whilst building a list and offering your products.

In fact, to me my blog is the central hub of my Business.

So… we will share our blogs on social media, and many people also have a Facebook page to interact with their fans and colleagues on a daily basis

Now, there is a Tab available on your Facebook Fan-page called ‘Notes’ and this is what I am talking about today. I aim to give you the run-down on what they can be used for, their features, and how to use them!

So here goes…

What is a Facebook ‘Note’?

A Facebook Notes is an app feature  built into your page, that provides a blog-like interface with extra formatting options.

Why would you use Facebook Notes

  • Because your content gets stored under Notes… and doesn’t disappear down your timeline
  • Your visitors are not directed away from your Fanpage to read some juicy content, they can read it while on your page
  • You can strategically use Content here that ‘Brands’ YOU for your visitors to find, and Share it periodically to increase exposure
  • You can add / edit information if content or links need updating.
  • You can direct your readers to any of your products or capture pages

What can you use them for?

  • You can use them for taking notes!! They can be saved as a draft for you to access, so they can be used for accumulating information.
  • You can use them for full length blog posts, instead of a blog, if you don’t have one
  • You can copy your blogs here [see video below]
  • Use them for Images / Quotation Images and text
  • Discussions… ask your question and people can comment underneath, these stay with the note so are always visible instead of the conversation vanishing down your timeline.
  • To record perhaps a weekly Business Tip or Image
  • To keep a series of related items together
  • Newsletters / weekly / monthly product or updates
  • Featured items or products

How To Transfer A Blog to a Facebook Note

Advantages to using Facebook Notes over a status update

(for certain types of post)

  • You have some access to text editing, and can use basic html [ See image below ]
  • You can save drafts and view / edit / publish when you choose
  • You can edit notes at any time.
  • You can create juicy long text content with formatting, images and tagging
  • Once created, you can share this link to your Notes to re-ignite the content on Facebook or other social media platforms (you may need to shorten this for Twitter)

 

Facebook notes HTML

Features of Facebook Notes

Text features you can use for notes include…

  • Bold
  • Italic
  • Underline
  • Numbered / Un-numbered lists
  • Define Quotes
  • Insert Images
  • html allowed
  • you can use tags
  • you can add photos
  • comments are active
  • they can be saved as a draft / edited / published / deleted as required

SEO Info

The title of your Note is used as the SEO Title

The 1st sentence is your meta data (little content descriptors that tell search engines what your note is about)

Where do I find Notes?

To access Notes, go to your Facebook page or profile and then click More > Notes.

If you don’t see Notes, click More >Manage Sections and then check the box next to Notes.

You can also search for “Notes” in the search bar at the top of the page.

Facebook Notes

Your Business Hub could be your Blog, or your Facebook Page… but either way I expect Facebook plays an important part in your Online Marketing and Networking, so you may like to give ‘Notes‘ a try.

Personally, I like them for providing more branding information for those visitors that find you on facebook, and as a means to re-share important messages.

I hope you can see how Notes could enhance your Facebook page, when used in conjunction with your own marketing strategy, and when you require a certain type of status update

So have fun!!

Have you been using ‘Notes’ already?

Do let me know if you have any more suggestions in the comments below πŸ™‚

warm wishes

 

Jacs Henderson

 

 

 


Jacs Henderson
Jacs Henderson

I am a Social Media Marketer, and my mission is to assist you to Build your Business Online using Social Media. Building Your Brand Online is both an Art and a Science and I have created Savvy Social Marketing with Jacs, where we can share value and learn from each other to perfect our Savvy Social Marketing strategies 😍I would love to welcome you there!

    52 replies to "Are You Missing This Surprisingly Useful Branding Option On Your Facebook Page?"

    • Kathryn Maclean
      Twitter:

      Well yes I was missing out on a surprisingly useful branding option
      But I won’t any longer…
      Such an informative article Jacs.
      I have used notes before but I did not know that I could use them to
      showcase my blogs!! Great video. Thanks so much!
      Kathryn Maclean recently posted..Female Entrepreneur AssociationMy Profile

      • Jacs Henderson

        Happy to hear you picked up some useful information Kathryn… Notes are a very useful thing!!
        ~Jacs

    • Mary Sloane
      Twitter:

      This was really great information Jacs and while I knew some of it I didn’t know all of it. Plus I had forgotten lots of it!

      I had no idea you could use all that code to really make your notes pop! Sort of like a Word document.

      I’ll be sharing it with my peeps!

      Mary
      Mary Sloane recently posted..Are You Serious About Growing Your Wealth?My Profile

      • Jacs Henderson

        Thanks Mary… Isn’t there so much to know!!

        Sharing our discoveries is such a benefit to all πŸ™‚

        ~Jacs

    • Ron West

      Hi Jacs, This is a great post! I learnt a lot just reading it, but there is a lot more there anyway, so I will have to pop it into my ‘notes’ for a more in depth read later. I think I might be coming to you for some advanced education! It’s great finding someone with your level of knowledge! Thanks for sharing… Kind regards Ron
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      • Jacs Henderson

        Thank you for your kind words Ron… this is a useful way of presenting certain information, so knowing about it is great when starting marketing!
        It will be such a pleasure working with you on your new project πŸ™‚

        ~Jacs

        • Ron

          Yep I keep coming back to this! There’s such a lot of useful info here… πŸ™‚ Thanks
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          • Jacs Henderson

            Bless you Ron!!

            Always a pleasure to say Hello again πŸ˜€

            ~Jacs

    • Susan cooper
      Twitter:

      This was interesting. I’m bookmarking this so I check it out when I have more time. That’s for sharing your discovery.

      • Jacs Henderson

        Hi Susan! I’d love it, to help you discover something useful πŸ™‚
        Really hope you are happy my friend
        ~Jacs x

    • Donna Merrill

      Hi Jacs,

      What a wonderful walk through you have given us in this video. You made it so easy to do.

      I love to advertize on Facebook. I like the new structure of notes and how well we can use it. Of course..I have to apply that lol. But you have made it so user friendly.

      I am going to use Notes once set up for the posts that need the most recognition. Thanks again for walking me through this!

      -Donna
      Donna Merrill recently posted..The Nature Of Your BlogMy Profile

      • Jacs Henderson

        Such a pleasure Donna to pass on a smidgen of help (and reminders) to others, I know I get much from your posts!

        I think a carefully planned strategy with notes is a great way to share blog information, particularly when you have your own products and services to showcase.

        Thank you for your lovely comment πŸ™‚

        ~Jacs

        • Donna Merrill

          Jacs,

          I am a slow learner lol, but I went over this video once again so I “got it” I want to thank you so much for putting this video together because you made it so easy to apply.

          I’m planning a strategy this week and will implement it on my notes. I just had to come back and say Thank YOU

          -Donna
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          • Jacs Henderson

            Love that you came back to visit the video Donna, I do feel honoured!! I don’t think you are a slow learner πŸ˜‰ … just a busy lady, but you found time to re-visit something you felt could help your marketing… that’s wise persistence!!

            and I appreciate you returning to say thank you πŸ˜€

            ~Jacs

    • Erika Mohssen-Beyk
      Twitter:

      Hi Jacs ,
      I use notes and I think it is something very good .
      I learned it from NT Izuchi . I think it is good
      you are writing about so more people can see and use it.
      Thank you for the videos and details.
      Erika

      • Jacs Henderson

        Thanks Erika! It is great you already know the usefulness of Notes. I appreciate your kind words in your comment πŸ™‚

        ~Jacs

    • Monna Ellithorpe
      Twitter:

      Hey Jacs,

      I’ve heard of Facebook Notes but had no idea how to get started with them or where to look. Thanks for your great information and review of FB Notes

      It will be interesting to see what develops from your directions.
      Monna Ellithorpe recently posted..Friday Question Day No. 1My Profile

      • Jacs Henderson

        Hi Monna! You may find them useful for showcasing your books etc. It is great to write it, then you can share the link for marketing and add comments to the bottom… all good for your facebook page engagement too πŸ™‚ Thanks for popping by!
        ~Jacs

    • Dexter Roona
      Twitter:

      Interesting tip, does it bring you more engagement?
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      • Jacs Henderson

        Hi Dexter… Yes from more punchy text in the timeline, and added comments when sharing the link for marketing… good for facebook page engagements πŸ™‚
        ~Jacs

    • Chery Schmidt
      Twitter:

      Hello Jacs, What a wonderful post my friend, I have no idea about this note otpion, I am not sure as to why I cannot get your video to play for me, I do see from reading the comments that others have viewed it HUM?

      Perhaps I will go and refresh the page and give it another shot. Then off to FaceBook to check this all out.
      Thanks for sharing & Do enjoy the rest of your weekend..
      Chery :))
      Chery Schmidt recently posted..Choosing To Build A Successful Online BusinessMy Profile

      • Jacs Henderson

        Thanks for those jolly words Chery! Strange about the video… I will upload it to my facebook page directly so you can view it there.
        I hope ‘Notes’ will be helpful for you πŸ™‚
        ~Jacs

    • Sherrie James

      Great info Jacs! I learned something new today!

      • Jacs Henderson

        Great! hope it’s useful to you Sherrie
        Thanks for dropping by πŸ™‚
        ~Jacs

    • Sue

      It’s so long since I used the Facebook Page notes feature, I’d forgotten about it. I don’t think there were all the formatting and insert image features then either.

      Thanks Jacs.
      Sue recently posted..Essential Website Tools and Some That Aren’tMy Profile

      • Jacs Henderson

        The features have changed over the years Sue (like most things facebook!) and it is pretty user-friendly now… it’s a great thing if you have a strategy for using it, so it may come in handy for you!
        Thanks so much for dropping by πŸ˜€
        ~Jacs

    • Lillian De Jesus
      Twitter:

      Great information Jacs! I haven’t dabbled into Notes but you’ve made some good points. I’ll give it a try.

      Thanks!
      Lillian
      Lillian De Jesus recently posted..5 Ways to Create Visually Appealing Newsletters {and Why It Matters}.My Profile

      • Jacs Henderson

        Thanks Lillian… they’ll be waiting for the moment you need them πŸ˜‰

        ~Jacs

    • Lesly Federici
      Twitter:

      Hi Jacs,
      Since you shared this with me I have been using it. Makes so much sense and it really is using the Fb features better for promoting your interests. I like that the blog posts don’t get lost and are accessible. Thank you so much πŸ™‚
      Lesly Federici recently posted..How Following Can Screw YouMy Profile

      • Jacs Henderson

        Such a pleasure Lesly to help you with your mission. I never realised how so many didn’t know about this, so am pleased I did the tutorial. Thank you for your kind words πŸ˜€
        ~Jacs

    • Liz Delaney

      That was brilliant Jacs. I had no idea. Such an informative post and useful strategy. Thankyou.
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      • Jacs Henderson

        Thank you Liz… could this strategy make you even more Awesome :*

        ~Jacs

    • BG Jenkins
      Twitter:

      Hi Jacs. Thanks for the info and the video turtorial. It was very helpful. Now I will have to try them. πŸ™‚
      BG Jenkins recently posted..Making ConnectionsMy Profile

      • Jacs Henderson

        Thanks for visiting and I do hope you find ‘Notes’ useful πŸ˜€

        ~Jacs

    • Lawrence Bousquet

      Thanks so much for this article Jacs I had no idea this existed and see the power in it very strong indeed. I plan on learning more on this tomorrow. Again Thanks.
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      • Jacs Henderson

        Thanks for your positive feedback Lawrence, it’s one of those useful tools staring us right in the face, but can easily be missed πŸ˜€
        ~Jacs

    • Emi

      Hi Jacs,
      This is great love using notes as they are very organised and you always can access them quickly.
      Thank you for all the tips πŸ™‚

      Emi
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      • Jacs Henderson

        Thank you Emi… You are right, they are so easy to access when you want them… πŸ˜€
        ~Jacs

    • vinton samms

      Hi Jacs,
      This is a most informative article. I have not been using notes and did not know what was its purpose so thanks for the education. I now see how it can be useful to enhance whatever marketing activity that I am engaged in as well as give the Facebook audience more information about what it is that I do. I particularly like the idea of sharing blogs in the notes. Your video was quite clear and easy to understand. Appreciate this very much.

      Vinton.
      vinton samms recently posted..Guidelines for participation in FB Challenges, Groups, ETCMy Profile

      • Jacs Henderson

        Thank you Vinton for such positive feedback and I love that you are working out how to use them in your Marketing… good strategy πŸ˜‰
        warm wishes
        ~Jacs

    • Willena Flewelling

      I never cared much for the notes on the FB profile — but I can see the Notes you’re talking about on the FB page have so much more potential! Thanks for sharing — especially the graphic showing how to get each of the effects we might want.
      Willena Flewelling recently posted..Deja-vuMy Profile

      • Jacs Henderson

        Thanks Willena, they do come in very handy! I appreciate your kind words πŸ™‚
        ~Jacs

    • Sue

      I knew about the notes but haven’t used them for a long time and I didn’t know about all the formatting options. Thanks for the reminder You’ve given me some ideas on what to use them for.
      Sue recently posted..Do It Later Note-Taking SystemsMy Profile

      • Jacs Henderson

        Hi Sue… yes, there have been some changes which make them user friendly… good luck with your ideas πŸ˜‰
        ~Jacs

    • Joan Harrington

      Hi Jacs,
      Thank you for sharing on the importance of utilizing “notes” on your fan page πŸ™‚ I have never ever thought of that lol Now I will have to go and implement your great tips!

      As a brand, we all want ways to enhance so these tips are awesome! Blogs are definately the best way to enhance your brand as well…..as it is your “hub” of valuable information πŸ™‚

      Great share!!
      Joan Harrington recently posted..6 Linking Techniques That Content Marketers Need To KnowMy Profile

      • Jacs Henderson

        Many thanks for your enthusiastic words Joan, using ‘notes’ can be a very helpful branding strategy for linking people to your facebook page πŸ™‚
        ~Jacs

    • Sherman Smith
      Twitter:

      Hey Jacs,

      I never heard of this feature but it sounds like a great option to build your brand, especially for blogging. I have one question though. If you copy and past your blog in this feature does it allowed hyperlinking? I do a lot of interlinking and linking to outside resources as well.
      Sherman Smith recently posted..How These 31 Successful Bloggers Overcame FailureMy Profile

      • Jacs Henderson

        Hi Sherman… Yes it does, all links are hyper-linked… brilliant eh!! The only thing I have had to adjust after copy and pasting is the spacing… says the perfectionist in me!!
        hope you enjoy trying it!
        why not join the fan-page thread in the group… I’d love to see what you’re up to πŸ˜‰
        ~Jacs

    • Rachel Lavern

      Thanks for this reminder to begin using Facebook notes Jacs. I said ‘reminder’ because I came across a blurb about Facebook notes in one of my online programs just last week and made a mental note to explore that feature more in the near future. But I’d already forgotten.

      Going to add it to my task list this time πŸ˜‰
      Rachel Lavern recently posted..Things I Wish I’d Known About BusinessMy Profile

      • Jacs Henderson

        Lol Rachel!

        How many things do we want to do and put on that list!!
        Hope you find Facebook notes useful when you get to this task πŸ™‚

        ~ Jacs

    • Marilyn K Foster

      I am looking for the link to the video and cannot find it.

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