Facebook has since grown into a popular social networking website that is open to all.
With over 30 million members worldwide, Facebook is 7th most visited site in the United States and sees over 15 billion pageviews every month.
In May 2007, Facebook took a big step forward by launching the Facebook Platform, which allows developers to build third-party applications for use within Facebook’s user interface. This gave marketers and companies a viral and effective means of promoting their website to the Facebook audience.
The platform, along with a rapidly growing member base has made Facebook into viable means to get exposure for your brand, product or website.
Using FaceBook for Brand Exposure, Traffic and Sales
I’ve been meaning to write a detailed article on using Facebook for some time and have been doing research gradually over the past few weeks. Some bloggers have written useful articles on Facebook marketing, although most of them are brief and do not go into great detail.
Having experimented with both Facebook and Myspace, I do think Facebook has a lot of potential for businesses and entrepreneurs looking for some targeted traffic. For instance, Facebook has a far greater amount of user features, communication channels and ad targeting possibilities.
I’ve previously examined some ways to make money with myspace and hopefully I’ll be able to come up with a future piece on how you can use Facebook as a method to generate long term income for your website or business.
For now, here are some articles you can read during the weekend, if you’re interested in getting started on Facebook.
Introduction and Tutorials on how to use Facebook
These are some general articles which examine Facebook from a user perspective. All of them are introductory and will help you to start using Facebook.