Find, Like, and Review Local Norwood Businesses in Facebook

 

Check out this quick way to find local Norwood businesses on Facebook, and while you’re there, consider clicking the “Like” button. You can also click directly on the business to leave them a review.

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Simply click on this link to see local Norwood Businesses.

 

Like, Share, Comment & Repost

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Small Business Facebook Likes Comments & Shares

Supporting a local small business on Facebook is simple to do, takes very little time and is absolutely free.

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When you like, share or comment on a Facebook post, all your friends can potentially see it. That kind of exposure is incredibly valuable for smaller locally owned businesses who don’t have the budget for lots of paid advertising.

Also, check in to local businesses on your smartphone when you can, and if you buy their products or use their services, consider leaving them a review on Facebook.

A business with lots of activity on their Facebook page is likely to show up closer to the top of Google’s search rankings than a page that has little to no activity.

For example, if there are two pizza restaurants in town, Google has to decide which order to rank them when you search for pizza. If one has a Facebook page with lots of likes, comments and reviews, and people are checking in regularly but the other has no Facebook page, or a page without any activity, Google uses that information (among other factors) to make their decision.

Even if you don’t buy the product or use the service, your likes shares and comments can make a huge difference for a local small business, so please take the time to help them out.

 

Facebook App Permissions

Over the years you may have unknowingly given Facebook apps access to your personal information and photos.

Every time you install an app on Facebook, you agree to give the app access to certain parts of your profile. It makes complete sense that Google maps needs to access your location, or Instagram would need to access your photos.

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What we tend to forget are all the other apps we’ve given various permissions to over the years. Every quiz you’ve ever taken, or that old favorite app, “See who looked at your profile”, may have had access to your profile for YEARS.

For example, I opened up my apps on the left and chose the “Cities I’ve Visited” app (which I only used once).  Let’s take a look at what this app has been able to see on my Facebook profile.

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This app can see virtually everything on my profile, and it needs to be removed.  By clicking the privacy at the top right of my Facebook page, I can access the Privacy Checkup.

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Hit “Next” to go to step 2 where you can review your approved apps.

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I’ve scrolled through to find the “Cities I’ve Visited” app. Click the X next to the app to remove it.

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You can repeat the process with as many apps as you’d like, and when you’re done, click next and then finish to exit the Privacy Checkup.

 

 

How to Backup Your Facebook Data

If you’d like to backup all the data on your Facebook account, this post is for you.

To see the full list of data you can download, check out the list here.  Photos are probably the main thing most people wan to backup, followed by private messages, and those are included in the download.

Click on the little down arrow at the top right of your Facebook page and go to settings.

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Directly underneath all your general account settings is an option to download a copy of your Facebook data.

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Click on the green Start my Archive button to get the process going.

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Depending on the size of your archive, it can take a long time to create the archive. Facebook will send an email to your registered Facebook email address when it’s ready.

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At the bottom of email is a link to the archive.

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Verify your password and the download should begin.

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Once you have downloaded and extracted the .zip file, you’ll see some folders with your archived files inside them.

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A look inside my html folder shows some of the many files you can back up. Obviously these will vary depending on how much you use your Facebook account and what you do with it.

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It’s amazing some of the information you can get from these archived files, like all the IP addresses you (or anyone else) have used to log into your account. The main thing lacking from this archive is the information for all your contacts. For some reason, Facebook doesn’t allow you to back these up. Still, if your goal is to back up your messages and photos, this will do the trick.

 

How to Share Your Facebook Business Page

If you have a business page on Facebook, you can post it on your wall or in Facebook groups to get more exposure for your business, and hopefully more customers.

All you have to do is go to your Facebook business page and copy the name in the address bar of your browser.

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I’ve highlighted the link for my page here.

In this example, I’m going to post the link on my local small business Facebook group, but this works the same way if you post it to your own Facebook wall.

Paste the link into the status window, and Facebook will create a link using the header photo from your business page.

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Facebook will turn your link into a nice graphic.

 

You now have a link that can be liked, shared, and commented on by friends, family and customers. This can lead to hundreds of new people seeing your business or product. It also increases the insights on your Facebook business page. For more on insights, check out this informative article from Kissmetrics.com.

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It’s probably a good idea to share your page at least weekly. Depending on the type of business or product you want to promote, there are many different types of groups on Facebook where you can post your links. Use the search box at the top of the Facebook page to search for groups that are related to your business.