Free Facebook for Business Training – The Latest Fan Page Changes!

March 4, 2011 · 50 comments

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Free Facebook for Business Training – The Latest Fan Page Changes!

Facebook LogoFacebook Changes
Can Be A Headache!
Here’s What You
Need To Know!

Only a few days ago, Facebook announced the impending upgrade of their entire “fan page” platform!

These changes have a broad scope and carry a lot more impact than first meets the eye!

The magnitude of these changes forever change how we as business brands engage on Facebook and is certainly worth a much deeper look than most are providing.

Here are screenshots with note detailing the front and back end changes that will be put into place on March 10th if the page is not upgraded by an admin before then.

These  are very helpful to give you an overview of the changes that are easy to observe in pictures and give you a feel for the “whats where”.

However, its important to realize that many of the biggest aspects of what has changed can not be conveyed in pictures… and that is the parts about how brands now co-exist and  cross engage becoming fans of each other and able to function on each others pages as a “business entity”. This is the game-changer!

Please click on the picture to open a larger image view and then click back to return here!

And if the idea of studying pictures makes your head hurt, scroll to the bottom and grab a copy of the training video.

Front-End Facebook Page Changes

Back-End Facebook Page Changes

As I’m sure you can see…. there’s a lot going on! Wow!

There is a lot to think about when it comes to the new brand-to-brand engagement issues, limitations and potential for headaches. However, the brand-to-brand feature is incredibly powerful and very very useful for those of us doing business on Facebook. If you’ve been uncomfortable using your profile for business matters… its just gotten substantially easier to avoid doing so!

Also, Facebook announced the upcoming end of new Static FBML development and the migration to IFrame Phase-In as part of these changes.  Want to learn more about iFrames? Check out a separate training I recently put together!

If the idea of trying to wrap your head around more Facebook changes makes you want to pull your hair out, then…

You’re going to love the recording of the training I did covering all of this madness!

Come join me as I walk you through the tangled possibilities these changes bring and help you see a lot of bright possibilities!

If you missed the live event or just want a second chance to review, I’ve got the recording you’ve been asking for!

With several potential pitfalls existing, being aware of your options before you upgrade is your best opportunity for a smooth hassle free journey!

Put your name and email in the box labeled sign up, confirm your email address and the video link will be delivered to your inbox!

(I even produced a iphone compatible copy!)

Come join me as I help relieve that knot of dread in your stomach and show you some neat tricks with the new changes to Facebook’s Fan Pages.

Yes! Send me what I need to know to stay on top of the changes to social marketing!
[And that free training recording!]

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See you inside!

Kimberly Castleberry
Your Partner in Online Success

PS:  Feeling stumped at the loss of Facebook’s static FBML? Here’s what you need to get cruising with the new iFrames! Check it out -> http://speed2trust.com/iframes101/

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50 comments
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[...] to my blog. Kim quickly became my Facebook expert to follow. (Check out Kim’s latest post “Facebook Changes Can Be A Headache! Here’s What You Need To Know!” if you haven’t upgraded your Facebook fan page [...]

Sally Thompson
Sally Thompson

This is good news! Love to try the free Facebook for Business Training.. See you! Thanks for the share anyways..

Reggie
Reggie

Thanks Kim. In this constantly evolving world of information technology its people like you who help people like us, get on top of these things! Thanks

susan
susan

Looks like terrific facebook training. I've been wanting to get into facebook more for my clients' businesses, i'm going to check it out. Thanks!

Beverly Monical
Beverly Monical

Your trainings are always so good and I always learn so much.Things change so quickly online and I always know I can get the latest from you.This was a really good one because I use Facebook so much.I am going to have to listen again so it will sink in better the 2nd time.Thanks Kim!

Cosmetic Dentist Expert
Cosmetic Dentist Expert

Great post Kim! Thank you so much for sharing in here such valuable information. it's worth the read!

Carrie Maiara
Carrie Maiara

Great post, Kim! Facebook changes can be a little tricky, thanks for clarifying it so well.

Lyka Ricks
Lyka Ricks

Hi Kim,

The image is in detail and answers the FAQ... Thanks for sharing! Again, will be keeping an eye on your FB updates.

Aybi
Aybi

This is what I've been looking for! Since the last time Facebook updated it's user pages, I am completely lost on what should I do to enhance my Facebook pages. I submitted my subscription and hope to learn a lot from your free training service. Thanks much!

Stevie
Stevie

Aye Kimberly, where do you find the time? For everything that you do?

For this article for example, packed with real information about the good the bad and the ugly of the new kid in town: Facebook Fan Page!

For putting together a free tutorial so that we can all understand the implications and the needs to get of our seats and jump into the changes.

And for doing all this with a smile... Always..

All I can say is THANK YOU!

Keep the Smiles,

Stevie@After Breaking Up Advice recently posted...

Paul Reimers
Paul Reimers

Thanks for the amazing and detailed post on the changes to Facebook Pages. I really appreciate that you dig in and get into the details of things and never just skip over important parts.

I appreciate that you use screen shots with comments in red. It's a great way to get a lot of information across in a limited space and with total clarity.

Thanks for your expertise!

Glyna Humm
Glyna Humm

Kim - I love the way you put this post together with the pictures and highlights! It did make my head hurt a little at first but then I go the hang of it! What a great idea! You crack me up with the profanity blocklist comment:) I also did not realize you could change your vanity url up to 100 likes! Great stuff as always!

Thanks!

Donna Turner
Donna Turner

Wow, Kim,

Where have you been all my life? You have way more than met my expectations in your thorough description of all the changes to facebook pages. I have been very frustrated with just getting comfortable with a process, then facebook upsets the order of the universe. One thing I do like about the new pages, as you mentioned, is the new ability to post as your page or your profile. That is very helpful. Thanks, Kim. I'll definitely be reading more of what you have to offer.

Donna Turner

Nicole Hisler
Nicole Hisler

I just read the 30+ page e-book on the "Facebook Marketing Update" offered by HubSpot and it was full of helpful information. It was so much content that it was hard to retain it all! This article is a great summary of that information and I appreciated the refresher. So hard to keep up with all these updates, as soon as you get used to using the tools one way, they change them! Thanks for the noted screen shots!

Julie Weishaar
Julie Weishaar

Hi Kimberly, I am sure you are not surprised to know that I AM pulling my hair out with all the FB changes :) Your video is bookmarked so I can watch it this week. Thanks as always for being my go-to person.

Brian Frank
Brian Frank

Thanks so much Kim for posting this. I have been learning recently about fan pages and this helped. Thanks so much

Pearly Quah
Pearly Quah

Hi Kim,

Thanks for the well covered post about changes on facebook fan page. You are truly an expert !

I have seen and probably upgraded the changes but I am very certain that I did not really looked into so much details just like you have mentioned above.

Your great article makes me realize that I need to learn more on this page to enhance the overall look, content and visibility (if possible), etc, etc.

I will definitely go through the video again and again, Kimberly. Appreciate your content !

Cheers

Pearly

Alexander Paul
Alexander Paul

Hi Kim,

Thank you for this post and the changes to the fanpages.

I still have to get my head around it and make time to get to know all the details.

Will get onto the vido soon to get a first glance what needs to be done.

Great blog and look forward to learn more.

All the best,

Alex

Miss Leslie
Miss Leslie

Hi Kim. I keep telling myself that I have to spend a week just going over information on your blog. I am getting my brain geared up to do a lot more on Facebook. Just have one more project to finish up and I'll be read to dive into learning more about what to do with my Facebook fan page. Thanks for all you do.

Wishing you a song in your heart,

Miss Leslie @ Music with Miss Leslie

Marc Korn
Marc Korn

Hi Kim,

Thanks so much for the comprehensive view of all the new FB Fan Page changes. This is a very concise way to learn about the front end and back end changes and the screen capture really helps to illustrate the areas we need to focus on.

With all the changes going on in the Social Media world, it is great to have you as our go-to expert. It helps to have someone you can trust to help explain everything in a fashion that the masses can understand.

It is also great to be able to hear about the changes and what it means to us and our brand in the early stages.

Keep up the great work in the social media arena and TSA...

To your massive success,

Marc

Amit
Amit

yes ,They have done some changes ,It's good

Marius
Marius

Please can you tell me if you offer a question and answer facility for FB pages and if yes, the fee to use it. I am stuck on a few hurdles and just need some specific help.

Thank you,

Marius

manni
manni

I was really not happy that FB was changing the Pages. I dreaded it. however I have watched a few videos and read articles explaiing the changes and some of the kewl things that will be possible now. So my view has changed. i am excited about the new changes to iframes. I have found a few good templates and will try them. if they do good I will come back to tell folks about them and share where they can be downloaded.

BTW I was told about your blog by Greg Meggs. he was right you have a fantastic site and lots of great tips and info. Thanks Kim for sharing.

reehasmith
reehasmith

Hy Kim

thanks for bringing this change to us ..i already see such changes ..these changes make FB more popular among businessman,s,just bcoz of ease that FB is providing

Coaching with John Komatsoulis
Coaching with John Komatsoulis

Screenshots are great !!

Thanks Kim for taking the time to layout the new Facebook changes.

I loved the way you used screenshots and borders to bring attention to specific parts.

I know Facebook will make more changes, so I look forward to your next tutorial :)

Yasser Khan
Yasser Khan

Hi Kim!

I truly admire the way you've woven your unique proposition throughout this post and letting the pics and wordings up the intrigue factor!

I've already implemented a lot of the FB changes you're talking about here, and I'm seriously impresses with FB's direction towards being more business-friendly.

Yasser

Sigal Zoldan
Sigal Zoldan

Wow Kim, what a comprehensive explanation. You rock!!

I was looking for the video that you mentioned on this page and couldn't find it.

If you can let me know what's the name of the video I will probably be able to find it on this page. It'll be much easier for me to follow your guidance there than to figure out what each red box means.

Thanks.

Sigal Zoldan

Lori Mooney
Lori Mooney

Aloha Kim!

What a great description of the new fan page changes. It is so hard to keep up with all of the new things going on all over - I don't know how you do it!

This is a fantastic description and really helps me to understand the changes we are all looking forward to :)

Thanks,

Lori

Adam
Adam

Great Site Kim Well Put Together With Valuable, Knowledgeable Content.

John
John

I have heard about the changes Facebook has made to the “fan page” platform but I didn't really notice all of them since I just started using Facebook as a business tool.

You do a great job illustrating all the changes that have taken place. I entered my email and look forward to receiving my video link because I do need some guidance. Thanks a lot for sharing Kimberly.

wong
wong

great tips about change setting/appearance on facebook fan page, i will practice that.thanks

Laura Morris
Laura Morris

Hi Kim

Wow, there sure are a ton of things to be aware of with the new fan pages. I missed the webinar that I registered for so this was a great way to get up to speed. i was especially surprised about static FBML going away? I have not done much with our fan page, and have been meaning to get with your trainings on beefing up our fan base following! I plan to do so!

Thanks,

Laura

Steve Shoemaker
Steve Shoemaker

Kim man thats a lot of information. I have to be honest though I am really starting to love the new changes especially as I see how much more flexibility we are being offered with our like pages.

I have some great ideas I will be sharing soon and thanks for all you do.

Steve

Adrienne
Adrienne

Hey Kim,

Well I just created my Fan Page so was not aware of what it was like before. I have to admit, I'm not that happy with it at the moment. Still scratching my head over some of this that I just don't understand. I did enlarge the photos and read through your post but still a little confused in certain areas. But I'll get there with time. It's not quite 2 weeks old and I've got 51 fans so that's not too shabby.

May revert back to this post as I continue to trudge through figuring more of this out.

Thanks for this, it's come in pretty handy.

Adrienne

Alison Moore Smith
Alison Moore Smith

Wow, that was a great rundown. I appreciate the specifics in the images. Really helps to see the difference from those of us who haven't used the fan pages much.

Patrick McIntosh
Patrick McIntosh

What cool tips on the changes. I like how it will work. It will allow more seamless interaction- I think, anyway. Thanks for the tutorial as it helps fill in the blanks too.

Debbie
Debbie

Fantastic Kim. You are my go-to guru. Thanks for this great tutorial. Got my fan page up and running. And thanks to you, got enough likes for my customized url.

YOU ROCK!

Dr. Adam Sheck
Dr. Adam Sheck

Kim,

Thanks for laying out the changes, I'll definitely check out the video when I get a chance. I took the plunge and converted over my "Passion Doctor" FB page to the new format and must say I don't really like it. AND, I'm sure I'll be used to it in a month or two. Don't like the new personal page format either to be honest, no box to refer to my Fan Page!

That's just appearance though, look forward to learning about the new internal changes and how that will impact us.

Linnea
Linnea

Hi Kim,

What a great run down on the new fan page changes. Thanks so much! It really looks like you have it all covered and I really like the annotated screen grabs. Great job and thanks again.

~ LInnea

Paul H. Moore
Paul H. Moore

Hi Kim,

Great visuals on this article! It really helps. I also signed up for your training video and look forward to that. I joined TSA recently and I am finding the support really fantastic. Great blog! You said that the 'Suggest to Friends' button is still 'buggy.' Did you mean that if I am a fan of my page - that I have to 'un-fan' myself in order to then suggest it to friends? Sounds like this is what you meant. Because I am having problems suggesting my page to friends. I do find that the navigation features for 'business to business' communication on other pages to be invaluable! Thanks again!

Tristan Azcona
Tristan Azcona

Yup, the changes implemented by Facebook with the new platform and using iFrames are a lot to take in but once you've have a proper look around it isn't that bad at all ;)

Though Facebook decided to keep Fanpage photos as random does make is look cluttered but theres a solution for that as well ;)

And Using iFrame also boost site visits as it creates a portal to content showed in your site.

The only aspects one needs to get a hold of is how to create a new page tab and how to create content that is engaging for people to like your page and opt-in to your list.

Thanks for sharing!

Tristan

Ileane Smith
Ileane Smith

Hey Kim,

I look forward to your webinar. I'll try to check in, but I think I have a meeting at work during part of your Facebook Page training. Let me know of any future sessions so that I can add more links over on my blog :)

Thanks Kim, you're awesome!

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bilal
bilal

thanks for informing about this new change in facebook ..this offer will surely attract business in facebook

Val Wilcox
Val Wilcox

Thanks Kimberly,

I was unable to attend Friday so I definitely will be there Wednesday! I appreciate all the work you do on keeping up with all the newest changes. Helps the rest of us in our endeavors.

Val ;)

Kimberly Castleberry
Kimberly Castleberry

Sigal, there is a signup form on that page that you have to sign up to receive the training webinar recording if you wish to receive it. It very well should have been paid content but I wanted to make it available to my subscribers for free. Just drop your name and country and email in the box and after you confirm your address, an email with the link will be in your inbox momentarily!

Kimberly

Kimberly Castleberry
Kimberly Castleberry

Hey Ileane, thank you so much for including my link. This will be the last live run of this information since by next week it will be "old news". However the recording from Friday came out out excellent and I've given the recording to all my subscribers. After the Wednesday session, probably on Monday, I will release the recording public then everyone can have it. My subscribers just gotta get first love ya know ;) I love to run webinars and would like to do more but I have to juggle them with being information filled while not "giving away the farm" since I also teach paid classes. I'm always looking for new ideas and "breaking news" is one of the easiest. If you have ideas for other webinars I'd love to hear em!

Kimberly

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