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I printed my first batch of business cards (a small one) to test having my social media link listed on the card. My YouTube, fb, and twitter all have the same URL.

Here's something I've run into. Some people don't realize that they need to go to a browser to type in the URL. They are trying to type it inside the search section of Facebook. On a computer it may not be a big deal, but on a mobile app it doesn't work well.

I've seen some businesses list: "search for (business page name) on Facebook. Has anyone tried comparing either approach? I don't want to have to take up a bunch of space for both the link and search for test. There's only enough room for one
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Dave,

I have found a lot of success with putting the Facebook.com/yournamehere approach on my client's promo materials as well as QR codes. Generally speaking, url's work best with desktop/laptop and QR codes with mobile. Fortunately, my clients have the option to go for the mobile app/site upgrade when purchasing a custom Facebook fan page package. Basically, for a small amount per month, your fan page is converted into an HTML5 responsive website for mobile devices. Not only that, but it also comes standard with "clcik to call" and "click to email" tabs along with "follow on Twitter", Photo Gallery and "Special Deals" buttons : )

Here's one I just completed today for a client and his dinner show:

http://www.facebook.com/KentukyMagicDinnerTheater
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Could not get the link to work Eaton, think Kentucky is missing the C.
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On 2013-01-26 17:27, eatonmagic wrote:
Dave,

I have found a lot of success with putting the Facebook.com/yournamehere approach on my client's promo materials as well as QR codes. Generally speaking, url's work best with desktop/laptop and QR codes with mobile. Fortunately, my clients have the option to go for the mobile app/site upgrade when purchasing a custom Facebook fan page package. Basically, for a small amount per month, your fan page is converted into an HTML5 responsive website for mobile devices. Not only that, but it also comes standard with "clcik to call" and "click to email" tabs along with "follow on Twitter", Photo Gallery and "Special Deals" buttons : )

Here's one I just completed today for a client and his dinner show:

http://www.facebook.com/KentukyMagicDinnerTheater


Ah good call on the QR code. I mainly use my facebook page, rarely use my twitter except to repost what I post on my facebook. I also have a "watch videos" tab on my page as well, which features videos from my youtube channel. I'm thinking of sticking to plugging the facebook page and not worrying about listing the twitter or youtube icon too. All of that could be summed up by saying something such as: "like my facebook page to keep up with local shows and youtube videos".

Have any of the magicians you've designed for given feedback on the QR code? I personally don't use them, and never hear any of my smart phone user friends referencing them. But, obviously that doesn't mean people don't.
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On 2013-01-26 18:13, Decomposed wrote:
Could not get the link to work Eaton, think Kentucky is missing the C.


Thanks. Try this one: http://www.facebook.com/KentuckyMagicTheater
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On 2013-01-26 17:27, eatonmagic wrote:
Dave,

I have found a lot of success with putting the Facebook.com/yournamehere approach on my client's promo materials as well as QR codes. Generally speaking, url's work best with desktop/laptop and QR codes with mobile. Fortunately, my clients have the option to go for the mobile app/site upgrade when purchasing a custom Facebook fan page package. Basically, for a small amount per month, your fan page is converted into an HTML5 responsive website for mobile devices. Not only that, but it also comes standard with "clcik to call" and "click to email" tabs along with "follow on Twitter", Photo Gallery and "Special Deals" buttons : )

Here's one I just completed today for a client and his dinner show:

http://www.facebook.com/KentukyMagicDinnerTheater


Ah good call on the QR code. I mainly use my facebook page, rarely use my twitter except to repost what I post on my facebook. I also have a "watch videos" tab on my page as well, which features videos from my youtube channel. I'm thinking of sticking to plugging the facebook page and not worrying about listing the twitter or youtube icon too. All of that could be summed up by saying something such as: "like my facebook page to keep up with local shows and youtube videos".

Have any of the magicians you've designed for given feedback on the QR code? I personally don't use them, and never hear any of my smart phone user friends referencing them. But, obviously that doesn't mean people don't.


I have found that the most effective way to properly use video on Facebook in context to trying to sell yourself or your services is the way I am doing it with the custom fan pages. If you notice that with Eric's page I created for his "Liberty" DVD, it's designed so that the video is the first thing you see, followed by a small call to action to purchase, then when you scroll down a bit you'll see a nice graphic along with info and the "buy now" button. Finally, we ask for feedback and have a comment stream to engage. Here's the link in case you haven't seen it yet: http://www.facebook.com/EricJonesMagic/app_102068836552678

In regards to your question about the QR codes, I do have several ways to use them and one VERY effective way for magicians to use them but I generally don't like to just give away the information away to the public. If you PM me I'll give you a pretty clever marketing trick using a QR code and if you ever decide you want a fan page and would like to pursue more social media marketing then at least you know the guy to talk to ; )
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Nice!

Here be my little world:

https://www.facebook.com/TVEntertainer

:kewl:
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Nice!

Here be my little world:

https://www.facebook.com/TVEntertainer

:kewl:


I like your cover but be careful when it comes to the website up at the top. Facebook has strict guidelines when it comes to calls to action and contact info. Most of this should be posted in your "About Us" section.

Here's some info:

http://www.facebook.com/page_guidelines.php

Take note of section III under "Covers" and read those carefully. But otherwise, looks good. If you ever wanna jazz up your FB page gimme a call. Rates are very good as opposed to website developing. In fact, I used to build websites but switched entirely to doing the FB pages now just because it makes so much more sense going this route.
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