4 Great Facebook Apps to add to your Page for FREE

The new Facebook Timeline for Business Pages has meant that tabs have become more dominant than they were before and many people have asked me how to use tabs to add links to their websites.

I have found four apps that can help you add value to your Facebook Page.  And the best part of it is that you can add them for free.  They all have paid version if you want to do something a bit more sophisticated.  If you have never played around with apps before, these ones are a good place to start.

It is free easy to add your add your own imagse and captions to the tabs, read my previous post New look Facebook Pages: Understanding Tabs

1.  Involver

Involver allows you to add two apps to your Facebook Page for free.  You can change the applications around at any time and the five that you can choose from are

  • RSS Feed – which allows you to import your blog posts into Facebook
  • Twitter
  • YouTube Channel – let people view your YouTube videos on your Facebook Page
  • Flicker – import your photos
  • Static HTML – (for people who know what they are doing!)  It allows you to convert HTML into iFrames on Facebook or, in other words, have a website page on Facebook.

2.  Contact Me

Facebook now allows your Fans to message you directly, but most Fans don’t know that they can do it.  This form is an easy way for people to contact you directly.

  • Easy to customise
  • Can add your address and telephone number
  • Can add your Social Media Links
  • Can add Skype
  • Can use with MailChimp or Constant Contact to add people to your mailing list

3.  Fan of the week

I love this app.  It makes it very easy to reward your loyal Facebook Fans.  Each week this application will select the fan who has interacted most with your page.

Warning:  Don’t forget that this application post automatically at the same time each week.  I have made the mistake of posting something to my Page within a few minutes of this being posted.  Ideally, you make sure there is at least 4 hours between postings because the biggest reason for people unliking a Page is: Too frequent posting.

4.  Lujure

This is a very clever application which I found out about through Amy Porterfield.  It allows you to import your web page into Facebook.

I have imported my YouTube Workshop which allows people to book directly onto the training without ever having to leave Facebook.

  • To do this sign up with Lujure
  • Choose the iFrame widget.
  • Add your website URL
  • Resize the page
  • Add other widgets to it.

Here’s a video that shows you just how easy it is.

You can create one tab for your Facebook Page for free and it could be a Landing Page, or could include your YouTube videos or even be a online shop.  What I like is how easy it is to use.

 

There are substantially more applications you can use. Let me know if you like one that isn’t mentioned or if you have been inspired to try one.  And don’t forget to share this post with your friends.

Nicky Kriel

Nicky Kriel

Nicky Kriel is a Social Media Coach & Trainer inspiring, educating and empowering Business Owners to use Social Media more strategically. She is also the author of How to Twitter for Business Success. For more information visit http://www.nickykriel.com or to find out about her courses that she runs in Guildford visit http://www.nickykriel.com/courses

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34 thoughts on “4 Great Facebook Apps to add to your Page for FREE

  1. Very informative and thank-you, I will have a go on… Fan of the week and website.

    What about a tab for – ‘Suggest your friends’ … mine’s really slow with fans I need a boost. I have seen some increased their fans by over 500 or more in one day…amazing… how did they do this?

    • Hi Karen

      There are no short cuts to building a community and engagement on Facebook. It is better to have a few loyal fans who are your customers than thousands of people who will never buy from you. There are ways of building numbers, but I suspect that anyone who increase their fans by over 500 in one day, have either bought them, or got very lucky. One way to build targeted fans is to do Facebook Ads for your Page. Have you used ads before?

      Nicky

  2. Thanks, Nicky. So much useful information! My Facebook Page will be undergoing tweaks all weekend, I know it! I love browsing through your blog, and I’ll keep returning.

  3. wow
    thanks for the information especially on contact me … using that for a while now but have to change it for the opt-in :)

  4. Hi Nicky
    Thanks for sharing this information, I am planning on creating my fan page next week so your post came at the right time!
    I will go through your list when I get started.
    Have a great weekend
    Pauline

  5. Thanks for the info, Nicky! I had a installed a couple of those you mentioned already but “Contact Me” was a new one to me which I’ve just installed on my fan page.

  6. Hi all,

    I am Neeraj Kumar. I am working on a side project, Social Munkee. I have created a set of free facebook page apps that anyone can use. These apps are 100% free! I created these apps because I wanted to enable people to be able to promote themselves on facebook. Specially, those who can’t afford commercial apps.

    You can check these apps at: http://facebook.com/socialmunkee or http://socialmunkee.com/

    I would love to hear some feedback.

    Regards,
    Neeraj Kumar

  7. Thanks for the information. I think this what we need. I was wondering yesterday on how to have a blog post on your facebook fan page because as all I can do is only to connect facebook into my blog. Glad to know about it and thanks a lot for sharing this!

  8. Thanks for this great post. I just went to check out Lujure is now a company called Heyo (www.heyo.com) and they charge for their services. If you know of another company that allows you to import your website into FB (for free) please let me know!
    Thanks!

    • Hi Tanya

      One thing about Social Media is that it keeps on changing! A great site that I have found since I wrote the article is https://woobox.com/ The custom tabs are free and you can use it to import your web page in a similar way to Lujure/Heyo. What I especially like is that you can use it across a number of Facebook Pages. You aren’t restricted to just one app.

      Let me know how you get on.

      Nicky

  9. Hi Nicky,

    Thanks for this article. I know you will have lots more recent ones now but this has helped me begin my journey to creating a developing social media base for my Sports Performance Analysis business. I really like the Involver apps and have made use of them along with creating some customised images to overlay on top of these tabs!

    The facebook page is here if you fancy taking a look:

    https://www.facebook.com/AnalysisProLtd

    Thanks again for your help,
    Josh

    • Hi Josh

      Pleased it helped and thank you for letting me know. You might want to look at Woobox too. Have liked your Page.
      Just a little pointer: -Facebook have bought in a new regulation that text on your Cover picture cannot take up more than 20% of the area.

      Nicky

      • Thanks Nicky and thanks for your like too!

        I was looking at WooBox yesterday after reading your above comment to Tanya, some really great tools in there. I’m looking to make use of the rewards to give people some discount codes and generate more likes in facebook and for our twitter account @analysispro too due to the criteria you can set in there.

        Thanks for letting me know about the cover photo too, I will get around to changing that at some point.

        Happy Friday!

        Josh

  10. Thank you soooo much Nicky Kriel! I am building a fan page for my company and this is such a big help that came at the right time. I know I have a long journey ahead of me and this really sent me in great direction to get started. Please send any links to anything that you may be affiliated with so that I can continue to show support, its only right! Sincerely, Ed Rogers