Monthly Archives: July 2011

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10 ways to get more facebook likes

With literally millions of Facebook pages gaining new fans every day, even though the button changed from become a fan to LIKE so it can be more socially shared on external sites – you are still are effectively a FAN.

The question therefore for all business is how to get more LIKE’s, as more LIKE’s mean more people spreading your message on their walls.  Here are my top 10 with some examples.

  1. Update
    Yes the simplest usually is the best, if you create a page then please update it, you can’t just expect people to LIKE you if you dont update it. Its simple and easy to do and make sure you create a mixture of content, links out to other sites as well as yours, images and status updates.
  2. Suggest to friends
    When you are logged in as admin you can by a tab on the right hand side suggest to friends, if they are good friends why wouldnt they LIKE your page.
  3. Ask
    The image above came from the Thistle Hotel in Exeter, and guess what they are using traditional media to simple ask, please like us on Facebook and here is the URL to use, they also offer an incentive (see below).
  4. Offer incentive – with reveal tab
    You can offer a reason for someone to LIKE your facebook page, Thistle use an incentive of first to hear about special offers, discounts etc.  You could take this one stage further if you are an ecommerce site and use reveal, whereby a user has to LIKE you to see the next tab that is maybe a discount on their first order.
  5. Connect to Twitter
    Unforgivable this not to connect the two, whatever you do ensure you keep them on separate tabs (facebook.com/gleavemedia) and you can use a free app from the likes of Involver to do this.
  6. Enewsletter promotion
    If you have a facebook page then mention it, in all your print media and your enewsletter, what could be simpler than sending out a newsletter with the words click here to LIKE us on facebook and a link through?  If you need an email marketing system we run a very thorough one.
  7. Memorable URL
    When you get over 25 likes you can head over to http://www.facebook.com/username/ where you can then choose your own memorable URL – we use  facebook.com/gleavemedia.
  8. Page Badges
    A simple tool you can get from facebook is the badge (http://www.facebook.com/badges/) here you can tailor the code and grab it to appear on your site, links the page and site together.
  9. Like box on your site
    Facebook has some great tools to enable your website and facebook page to coexist, head to http://www.westernrunner.co.uk and you can see on the right hand side a big box with faces of all those who LIKE the site – while you are there you can also click LIKE.
  10. More facebook friends
    Simple this one, we saved this till last, get more friends on your account, then you have more people to run through the above 9 steps with – simple really!

There are of course lots more great ways to get more LIKES on your facebook page, while you’ve read this why not click LIKE on the side of this post to keep updated.

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Curwell Windows

New Website for Double Glazing Company in South Devon

GleaveMedia are delighted to announce a new website for Double Glazing specialist Curwell Windows of Teignmouth.

Curwell Windows have been manufacturing and fitting double-glazed windows, doors and conservatories in and around the Teignmouth area for more than 25 years. Their showroom is located at Station Business Park, Teignmouth, which is situated behind the train station.  Curwell Windows is a family-owned business that prides itself on the quality of our products, with a fitting and back-up service to match. Not to mention our 12 Year Unconditional Guarantee on all aspects and parts of our windows, doors, conservatories and facias, soffits and guttering.

We are delighted to have built Curwell Windows a full CMS website allowing them to control and manage every page themselves, with the site the Curwell team got full training and support to ensure the site doesn’t just look good but it works in generating sales leads!

If your business needs to supercharge its web presence and get supported in this exciting and fast developing world then please get in touch using our contact form here.

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Seale Hayne

Social Media Seminar and Training in Devon

In late June GleaveMedia presented an all new inbound marketing seminar just for charities.  We created this presentation using all our experience in the charity and web sector to be all new and thought provoking looking at the big and small and good and great charities – covering everything from video to inbound marketing campaigns other charites have used and why.

Around 25 charities were present at this lovely venue of Seale Hayne on the outskirts of Newton Abbot and as a general overview the seminar gave an insight into how inbound marketing and social networking can help Charities to:

  • Communicate your cause
  • Increase your following
  • Interact with the community
  • Improve your fundraising
  • Increase your volunteer base

As with all our training seminar interaction and participation is encouraged and we welcome all charities who want to learn how to make better use of these new media technologies in a fun and challenging way.

A few testimonials;

I’ve learning how to use my Twitter account more effectively‘ – Philip King, Devon Air Ambulance

Had a brilliant time and have got some really good ideas to share with other charities‘ – Holly, Headway Devon

We dont just make seminar and training for Charities, if you business needs help and direction with your inbound marketing and social media then please contact us for a free no obligation chat and you can then see how we can supercharge your inbound marketing.

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Groupon and the very local Exeter experience

Groupon surely the ‘hot’ company of 2011 – offering daily deals straight into your inbox every day to a specific geographic area – Exeter (in my case).

Groupon became a huge success by offering big discounts at local stores such as hair dressers and car valeting, emailing the offers every day to subscribers in the geographic market, such as Exeter or London. It’s not uncommon for the offers to be bought by thousands of people, who can redeem them any time over a period of months or even a year.

This success in way created an issue as for example in my case I am registered with Groupon in Exeter BUT what happens when I am in London, do I currently receive any Groupon’s? The answer a simple no….

So how is Groupon evolving and tapping what surely is a massive market?  In simple terms they are rolling out a product called GrouponNow in the USA.  Anyone familiar with Voucher Cloud or QuidCo will know how this works, in offering deals that you are near. GrouponNow in the states takes this further by in some cases making the offers time limited.  Act now or miss out in other words.

This has got to be a great evolution of the Groupon Strategy and in using their massive subscriber base very powerful indeed, as a lover of Voucher Cloud I am very interested in how they may respond and address this encroachment into mobile territory.  For Groupon this cant come to the UK quick enough, mobile is big and has been for quote a while and Groupon need to be part of this.

 

 

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GleaveMedia in the local press #exeter #customercare

We are delighted to be able to share with you the great news that we are featured in the Exeter newspaper the Express and Echo, the story highlights our 100% focus on customers being at the heart of all we do.

“I wanted to work more with small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to develop inbound marketing strategies and to focus more on getting real benefits for customers and helping their businesses grow.”

Alistair Gleave

Link to the story in the Express and Echo

So if your business needs a new look at its strategic online marketing we’d love to here from you, contact us here.

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