Have you ever noticed the Notes section while scrolling through a Business Page or a friends Personal Account on Facebook? When Notes first launched they were a way to share simple text updates in long form with your friends and network, just this year Facebook has released some improvements. Users can now add a cover image to the individual note, include hyperlinks, tag People, Pages, and Groups, and a whole lot more. Think of Facebook Notes as a Facebook based blog.
I would not suggest everyone using Facebook as their only blog, but if you are most active on Facebook and have a large following it could be even more beneficial than having your own Page on a blogging site. Remember though, when people read your “blog” posts as Facebook notes, it is Facebook getting the website hit rather than your own site.
When published, a Note will appear in your follower’s timelines and they can be shared and commented on just like a regular Post. Use Notes to write a quick summary of a recently posted Blog entry, announce congratulations for clients with new homes, share in-depth details of your new listing, answer your most frequently asked questions- get creative and take advantage of Facebook Notes!
*Please note that if you do not yet have the new “Write Something” box, you may be temporarily unable to access Notes*
Head over to www.Facebook.com and log into your Account. Go to your Business Page.
Locate the “Write a note” icon in the new “Write Something” box.
Click the “Write a note” icon and an editing window will appear. At the top of the window add your Cover Photo (dimensions: 1200 x 445px).
Add a Title to your note and then add your body text at “Write something”.
Clicking into “Write something” will bring up more options for formatting your note.
The + button on the left will reveal the options to include a photo or embedded link, the button to the right will reveal multiple formatting options including; Header1, Header2, bullet or numbered lists, quotes and links.
To format your text with italics and more, first type out your sentence, then highlight the word you wish to format and select your option from the pop up window that appears.
Once you have finished scroll to the bottom and click “Publish”. If you would like to finish your note later simply click “Save”, and if you are unsatisfied and would like to start again, simply click “Delete”.