Creating a Facebook Page for Business

Creating a Facebook Page for Business

Simple step by step instructions and features to set up a Facebook™ business page for your business, entertainment or services. This will get you started and show you tools available that you can use for a Facebook™ page for business.

 

Creating a Facebook page – Lets get started!

 

From your personal account click on the drop down arrow in the top blue menu

 

Select “Create a Page”  (see the difference between a PAGE and a GROUP)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Select which best describes the category your Facebook page will go into

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Select a sub-category (if prompted) and fill in any information needed to start your page set up

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Follow any steps that you need (each category is different) to continue to set up your page

 

 

 

How to design and use tools in your Facebook business page

 

How to find your page that you created?

 

 

Click on the down arrow in the upper right of the Facebook menu. Select which “page” you want to go to (some people are set as administrators of many pages so if you do not see your page, you would want to select “see more”)

 

You can view messages left on pages managed here too!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Change your page images by clicking on any of the camera icons on the page.

 

Write something so your audience and followers can see by clicking next you to icon and “write something” You can also publish URLs here to share information that will drive your audience back to your web site for sales and information!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There are easy to use tools that you can use for your followers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

See the weekly analytics of how your page is doing with viewers! The more you share your page and likes you get, the more you will see these numbers change.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

See reviews that people leave for your page. Encourage your FB viewers to leave their reviews, though an ultimate guide would have them leave them on your web site for products and services you offer.

 

You can edit any information on your page by viewing icons or edit links to help provide all the best information for your business. The more complete your profile looks…the better! 

 

Use the side menu, add a call to action button for people to use, change your information and category as your business changes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How to create a FB business URL

 

Many people would like their own URL for Facebook so to create your own, under GENERAL (see image above) > edit – will prompt you to create your own to share on other sites, friends and associates.

 

We hope this was a simple way of explaining how to set up and use your Facebook business page to get your started!

 

If you like easy instructions like this, give us a thumbs up on our Facebook page!

 

 

How to Use Google Photos

How to Use Google Photos

Sometimes we have events or family outings where we have a multitude of photos we want to share on social media or for others to download. if you have a Google account, you can store your photos directly into your Google Drive under Google Photos.

Google Photos is probably one of the most useful photo resources you can use, mainly for its powerful automatic backup feature. And since you probably already have a Google account, getting set up will be easy.

You can access it on the web at photos.google.com or simply download one of the free Google Photos apps to automatically upload all photos you take with your devices. They’ll all be synced up right across your account and accessible from anywhere. Look for the Google Photos icon in your Google Apps.

You can also use Google Photos to edit your photos, organize them according to people/places/things and share them online even with non-Google Photos users. The more you use Google Photos, the more it learns about your photo habits so that it can take some of the manual work off your back by automatically organizing your photos for you.

Best for: Automatically backing up photos that you take, uploading large quantities, uploading high-quality photos, editing them, organizing them, and finding them again later using visual search.

Max image size/storage: Unlimited free storage for photos taken by smartphones and point-and-shoot cameras (16 megapixels or less) plus the option to alternatively use your limited storage space from your Google account for photos taken by DSLR cameras. You can also upload videos in 1080p HD.

By using Google Photos in your google account, you can share with others so they can download their favorite photos!

We found this video tutorial that shows a lot of the features that also comes in the Google Photos Feature.

Login to your Google Account and click here to go to Google Photos

We hope this helps understanding of how you can take advantage of this great tool for storing your photos by a drag in drop or by mobile app!

2017 The Year of Encryption Everywhere using SSL certificates – Time to get ready!

2017 The Year of Encryption Everywhere using SSL certificates – Time to get ready!

2017 is going to be probably the most secure year for website owners because Google released updates to force people to get site SSL ready.

In the coming year, Google’s browser (Chrome 56) will begin to show warning message as “Not Secure” to all HTTP sites to make the web safer and secure (less hackable) place.

SSL certificate is used to make the encrypted connection between browser and server. Therefore, Google has already moved their almost services over HTTPS encryption technology. Even WordPress has announced that they will no longer promote hosting partners until they provide SSL certificate by default in their accounts.

Don’t worry, we will be looking into some affordable ways to do this and making arrangements for installations.

Source: 2017 The Year of Encryption Everywhere using SSL certificates – Infographic

The Current State of WordPress Security in 2016

The Current State of WordPress Security in 2016

Essentially, WordPress hacking and insecurity has been on the rise. The number of reported hacks is in the hundreds of thousands.

What about those that go unreported? Of course, you might be wondering why anyone would even want to hack your website. However, you should remember that most attacks are automated.

These days, hackers have created various bots before releasing them into the web to look for vulnerable websites, just like yours.

When hackers have thousands of sites in their control, they are able to use them for database scraping, mass email sending, and black hat SEO. To them, that’s pure gold.

So, before you start a blog it’s important to know that WordPress security is not automatic. Although WordPress is one of the most awesome platforms around, it does have its fair share of problems. As a user, you should take care of the most basic security and safety measures.

Proper Security Measures

Beginner’s Level

So, how do you go about doing this? Here are some tips:

  • Secure administrator account
  • Use your editor account purely for content work
  • Strengthen your WordPress password
  • Limit your login attempts
  • Secure your PC
  • Automatically update your WordPress
  • Update your plugins on a regular basis
  • Backup your website/blog
  • Only use legit web hosts
  • Download themes and plugins from well-known sources

Advanced Level

On the advanced level, you can do a number of things to further bolster WordPress security and safety. These include the following:

  • Deleting plugins you do not use
  • Reducing the total number of plugins you use
  • Installing well known security plugin
  • Protecting your website from brute force attacks
  • Using CloudFlare
  • Monitoring for Malware
  • Performing theme checks
  • Blocking trackbacks and pingbacks

Pro Level

Pros do more than just the above to ensure that their WordPress accounts, websites and blogs are safe and secure. They will, in most cases, do any or all of the following:

  • Generating new security keys
  • Changing the database prefix
  • Using .HTACCESS protection
  • Disabling XML-RPC
  • Disabling all PHP error reports
  • Tracking the WordPress dashboard
  • Watching their Google Console
  • Reading Sucuri
  • Checking out all un-secure plugins
  • Using SSL

So, how would you like to go about ensuring your WordPress security and safety? We are going to discuss the above points slowly but surely.

Source: How to Prevent Your WordPress Site From Being Hacked

How to Prevent Your WordPress Site From Being Hacked

How to Prevent Your WordPress Site From Being Hacked

WordPress security and safety is not something to joke about. If your blog site gets hacked, you will have to spend countless hours trying to fix things that you might not even understand.

Similarly, a hack could potentially make everything start performing in a weird way on your WP account, website, and blog.

At the end of the day, any sort of attack will give you a difficult time. However, you can guard against such attacks.

This is why we created this guide: How to prevent your WordPress website from getting hacked.

Here’s what we’re covering:How to Safeguard Your WordPress Site (Infographic)The Current State of WordPress SecurityProper Security Measures

14 Steps You can Take Today to Improve Your WordPress Security

 

 

 

Source: How to Prevent Your WordPress Site From Being Hacked

Learn WordPress and be Independent!

Learn WordPress and be Independent!

Kicking off the month of July after a national recognition of our independence day, we are now offering training for WordPress so that you can to become independent in managing your WordPress site.

Maybe you have thought about a new web site and heard about WordPress or have an existing site and want to learn how to maintain it so that you get the best benefits of having a WordPress site? Thats what we are going to start addressing in a series of workshops.

Look for our upcoming WordPress workshops and sign up as we offer:

Beginners to WordPress – All the ins and outs and updates you should know.

Effective Posts and Why they Matter – Find out effective ways of posting new things on your web site and how to share to social media.

SEO for WordPress – Want better search engine rankings? There are effective tools for WordPress and let us show you important things to vamp up WordPress.

We always believe that our clients should have the ability to know how to manage their site even if they hire someone else to do it. Hopefully we can answer all of your questions (if you have any) after the workshop is complete. We will cover all the basis for understanding your WordPress web site and how it functions.

Our workshops will be located in the East Flat Rock area of North Carolina. We hopefully will like to offer online courses in the near future, but think the relaxing atmosphere will lead to a better learning experience for locals at this time.

Stay tuned for the schedule!

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