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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