Thursday, January 6, 2011

5 applications to make Perfect facebook pages

Your Facebook Fan page is more than your business brochure. It is even more than the tool to build the community around your business. Actually it can both and even more.
With the variety of free applications you can turn it into the huge source of information around your brand: it can be as comprehensive as your own website giving your “fans” plenty of options to meet, get in touch with you and each other and find more information about your business.

1. Static FBML
Static FBML is a genius Facebook application that allows for plenty of flexibility. Basically, it adds a box to your Page in which you can render HTML or FBML (Facebook Markup Language) for enhanced Page customization.

2. FAQ tab

With this app you can add a pretty FAQ tab to your Facebook page to explain the concept more efficiently. The best thing about the application is that it allows to create Q&A page with answers revealed after the click (something you would normally see on huge FAQ pages with multiple questions):
FAQ tab

3. Youtube Video (Channel)

This application (which will ask you to provide your name, email and phone number) has somewhat enhanced Youtube integration (compared to the more popular one).
It allows you to:
  • Import your uploads and/or favorites;
  • Enable comment support;
  • Import play list;
  • Hide related videos;
  • Enable TubeMogul tracking:
Youtube integration

4. Reviews

Reviews app adds user-generated content and testimonials to your fan page. Each review is shared on the author’s Facebook stream – the only thing you should be aware of before adding this app is that it might result in spam boost:
Reviews application

5. Contact form

Contact me is a great Facebook application that lets you add a pretty contact form as a separate tab to your Facebook fan page.
It is very easy to install – just allow the application to enter your fan page information and provide your email address to send emails to:
Contact me
You can even customize the form to:
  • Add a heading;
  • Upload your logo
  • Add your phone number and mailing address;
  • Add your social media profiles
Customize form
After that, your page fans will be able to see the following form:
Contact me facebook application

Any other cool facebook applications you could recommend? Please share them here!

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