Social Media Boxes and Like buttons 101 | What does this do and why do I need it?

This is your NFL playbook strategy on what the buttons do and why you need them. A lot of my clients have had some confusion on what types of social media links they need to add on their website. Is it a like box? or a share box ? or what?. There are primarily 3 categories of boxes. links, call to action(like/follow) and share/viral.

A picture is worth 1000 words enjoy 😉

San Jose - ReachLocal - Internet Marketing Consultant - Talal Melhem, San Jose, CA 2011-09-08 16-25-34


Google+ Vs. Facebook | Video Chat Comparison | News Article

“Video chat is turning out to be a popular feature for social networking; we tried out both Facebook’s new Video Calling and Google+ Hangout.”

Facebook Video Calling

“Facebook’s new Video Calling service is powered by Skype; perhaps because of that, it’s simple and straightforward to use. You’ll first need to download a plug-in by going to, clicking on the Get Started button, then on the Setup button. At that point, you’ll download and install a Java plug-in.”

Google+ Hangout

“When more than two people participate in a Hangout, the large image shows whoever is talking — Hangout chooses which person will be center stage depending on audio feedback. If several people talk at the same time, the video goes back and forth from one to another.”



FB HOW TO | Converting a Personal Page to a Business Page on Facebook

You’re a savvy business owner and have over 1000 friends, everyone likes you were ahead of the curve and made a personal page for your business before Facebook decided to create business pages. Now your profile has 1000’s of friends and you don’t want to re-invent the wheel and create a new business page asking the same friends to like your page.

Well, Facebook realized this and now you can convert a personal page to a business page. HERE IS THE BEST PART, ALL YOUR FRIENDS BECOME INSTANT FANS 😉

Just realize that this tool is for the people that have their own personal profile and  merely created a business page for their business and made up a date of birth and gender etc…

The following is from the Facebook Help Section :

Why should I convert my profile to a Page?Since profiles are for meant individual people, they aren’t suited to meet your business needs. Page…Since profiles are for meant individual people, they aren’t suited to meet your business needs. Pages offer more robust features for organizations, businesses, brands, and public figures, which you can learn more about here.

Further, maintaining a profile for anything other than an individual person is a violation of Facebook’sStatement of Rights and Responsibilities. If you don’t convert your profile to a Page, you risk permanently losing access to the profile and all of your content. ”

Click here to convert your profile to a Page.