November 12, 2013

10 ways to learn about your fans by using Facebook Graph Search

Target audience: Nonprofits, cause organizations, foundations, NGOs, social enterprises, businesses, educators, journalists, general public.

John HaydonOne of the most critical components of an effective content strategy is to understand your audience. When you understand your audience – really get them – your content strategy becomes crystal clear!

In the video above, I lay out 10 ways to use Graph Search to understand your organization’s Facebook community.

  1. My friends who like [your organization]
  2. Favorite interests of people who like [your organization]
  3. Favorite interests of people who like [your organization] and Susan G. Komen
  4. Groups of people who like [your organization]
  5. Pages liked by people who like [your page]
  6. Pages liked by women who like [your page]
  7. Pages liked by men who like [your page]
  8. Fans of [your page] and [another page]
  9. Restaurants in [your city] visited by people who like [your page]
  10. Pages like by people who live in [your city] and like [your page]
April 8, 2013

Understanding how Facebook Graph Search works

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5 ways to improve your organization’s visibility through Graph Search

Target audience: Nonprofits, cause organizations, foundations, NGOs, social enterprises, businesses, marketers, Facebook users.

John HaydonFacebook Graph Search is very different from Google search. With Graph Search — which is still in the process of being rolled out to Facebook’s 1 billion members — you combine a keyword search with friends who’ve shared content on Facebook related to that search.

For example, you can search for friends in Boston who like volunteering for animal shelters. What this means is that there are now many more ways for people to discover your organization on Facebook! Continue reading

January 28, 2013

8 steps to prepare your Facebook page for Graph Search

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Connect your organization through Facebook Graph Search

Target audience: Nonprofits, NGOs, cause organizations, social enterprises, businesses, Web publishers, bloggers, social media managers, anyone with a Facebook Page.

John HaydonFacebook’s new Graph Search is very different from Google search. With Graph Search, you combine keyword searches with friends who’ve shared content on Facebook related to that search.

For example, here’s a search of friends who like The Ellie Fund and live in Boston: Continue reading