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Sunday, 31 December 2017

December 31, 2017

The Ultimate Guide to Starting a Blog


Do you want to start a blog but do not know how to begin? Are you anxious about what blogging is but yet to see a relevant guide? I have painstakingly written an extensive guide to help you overcome your fears and pave the way for you to start your blogging business the right way. Take your time to digest this guide before jumping into the blogship. You will find interesting and eye-opening insights presented in simple and practical ways.

The internet has become a strong tool for information dissemination in contemporary days. Virtually every household across the universe has access to the internet. People create and share the Information accessed on the internet through websites, social media and blogs. Of these means of information sharing, blogs are the most relied on. Some blogs are updated almost every day allowing viewers to see new updates and information on what is going on at a particular period. This makes blogs strong marketing tools for driving traffic and increasing the awareness of a business and industry. Similarly, increasing the number of customers to a product or service and eventual income upturn from sales.

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Saturday, 11 November 2017

November 11, 2017

How to Create, Publish and Schedule a Post in Blogger

Blogging, at the basic sense, is all about creating and publishing posts (or articles) to communicate an idea, a discovery, a feeling or thought. Though these can be communicated via other means like audio or video formats, using textual posts (content-based) remain the most preferred means. Most blogs are composed of articles spiced with pictures or images to sustain readability and improve readers' understanding. Even if you're are posting videos, there is always the need to transcribe such videos into textual formats to enhance accessibility. Doing so requires creating and publishing written posts.

Having hosted your blog and have done the basics, the next thing is creating a piece of writing and hitting the publish button to get started. While some of us are conversant with the process and features for doing this, others, especially newbies might not fully know how to perform this important aspect. Blogger provides a rich post editing interface for formatting your write-up. Its simplicity is such that beginners can walkthrough without further assistance. However, some things are worth knowing to enhance productivity and ensure efficiency. Also, for newbies, it might somehow be challenging to do a walkthrough of the interface.  So, this posts will help to make you familiar with Blogger's post writing tool.

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Saturday, 4 November 2017

November 04, 2017

Nokia 2 Full Specifications and Price

Nokia's numerical nomenclature of phones has recently attracted much patronage. It is argued that Nokia's decision to integrate full Android OS has been responsible for this upsurge in patronage. Whether that is true or not doesn't really matter. What matters is the features added, experience derived by users, and the overall appeal of these brand of phones. Not long ago, Nokia 8 was released and made available in the market with intriguing features such as simultaneous camera capturing, excellent UX designs, and high-class performance control features. Somehow, it appears Nokia 8 was made for high-class users as the price dictates. Now, Nokia 2 has come to complement the need for quality, smartness and equitable price. No need to overshoot your budget, just plan within and get what is quality. The top features and full specifications of Nokia 2 have been given below to help you know what to expect from this Nokia brand of phone.


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Thursday, 12 October 2017

October 12, 2017

Top 10 Smartphone Features your phone must have

Recently, the influx of mobile phones - especially smartphones - into the consumer market has been alarming. Smartphones of various designs, sizes, and performance are being developed and released into the consumer market to increase patronage and equally meet up with users’ demands.

The competition from manufacturers such as Tecno, Infinix, Nokia, Samsung, Apple, and Lenovo has even exceeded elastic limit. Each company wants to stay above the others. This has resulted in these companies manufacturing several versions and classes of phones within a short period.

Tuesday, 26 September 2017

September 26, 2017

How to submit your blog or site to Google, Yahoo and Bing for indexing

Every web page or site you access by conducting a search using google, yahoo, Bing or Baidu has been indexed. That is why you can type a search query and get results. Internet users have so much relied on the use of these engines for information sourcing. This is because it is easier to reach quality resources that way than to hunt for websites using addresses you might not even remember. Research has revealed that websites that appear topmost in SERPs (Search Engine Result Pages) get higher click rates. As a blog or website owner, that is exactly what you want to see. You want to feel relaxed that your blog posts are visible to many and can attract organic traffic from search engines. One thing is however needed as step one to achieving this and that is:
 Submitting your blog for search engines indexing.
Search Engines

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Monday, 11 September 2017

September 11, 2017

Top 8 Features of Infinix XOS Chameleon Android OS


Smartphones have been around for a few years now and have taken over the mobile phone industry. Every Big Guy would normally pose with his 'toy' to show off his level and class. These phones are driven by touch-based Operating Systems that allow users to make commands or inputs via screen touch. Most of them are powered by Android OS, though other OS such Chrome OS, Apple iOS and Mozilla have equally been used.

Android’s Open Source project permits manufacturers to customise their OS, under the freeware license agreement, to adding features to their demands and make it suitable for their technologies. Nokia saw this to be useful in their development of Nokia X and XL. Now Infinix has followed suit by developing theirs using the license and decided to term it XOS Chameleon. Then, what is XOS all about? What are the differences it offers in terms of features and user experience? This and many others are what you will want to know. Maybe you want more insights on what this brand of OS is that makes it so pronounced by Infinix. In this post, I have provided this information (maybe answers) to all you need to know about this Operating System.

Monday, 4 September 2017

September 04, 2017

How to Publish a Post on Blogger using Email



Even though blogger boost of a very rich text editor and an interface for writing and publishing posts, there are periods when you might be on the move and an idea will just pop in for you to write an article on. It might even be a news or a discovery. The need to publish any of these as soon as possible could be there.  Convenience might just be another factor, especially if you are away from your PC. You can use the alternative – a mobile phone or tablet to put down this idea. How will you use that? Mobile phones can be discouraging to use with blogger post writing interface. You definitely need an alternative idea that will work better and help you achieve the task of publishing that post. Only a few of us have discovered that you can publish your posts to blogger from anywhere using an email-supported mobile device. Therefore, in this post, I will take through the steps you need to publish posts to blogger using your email while on the go – maybe travelling, in a party with friends, at a colleague’s home, etc.

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

August 30, 2017

Android - A phone, Mobile Phone Company, or What?

Many of us have been using Android powered phones for some time now, while some of us are equally dreaming of upgrading to newer and better versions of Android phones. We boast of the smartness of our devices and talk so much about what it can do that amazes us. In all of these, only a few of us have ever taken time to research on the “glue” that makes this possible. I mean the Operating System – Android. So many users out there only know little about what android is. Some called it a phone, finding it difficult to distinguish between the hardware and the software. So, what is Android? Is it a phone, software or a company?

Saturday, 26 August 2017

August 26, 2017

Google Launches Android 8.0 Oreo. See its top features

Since touch-based phones were introduced in the 1960s by E. A. Johnson at the Royal Radar Establishment, UK, Android OS has since taken the front seat by supporting a variety of mobile devices working on the touch interface. Though other OS such as the Apple iOS, Chrome OS and Windows have provided stern competition, the ease with which new users can operate Android and the wide APIs support have command a galore of a community of users. Several versions of this operating system have been launched and released into the mobile phone industry for manufacturers to use in developing their devices.

Monday, 21 August 2017

Saturday, 19 August 2017

August 19, 2017

How to Backup Blogger Pages, Posts, Comments and Template

It is safer and considered best practice to have a duplicate copy of the resources in your blog. Even if not everything, at least important ones like the pages, posts you have drafted or published, comments made by visitors and most importantly the template. To backup your blogger blog isn't complicated or a complex thing to do, and depending on the number of resources you have, the time taken to do this is relatively small. It takes just a few clicks to get everything done. The only challenge here is, you may not know how to do this. So, in this post, I will show you how to backup your blogger pages, posts, comments and templates, and how you can restore or import them back to your blog when needed.

Thursday, 17 August 2017

August 17, 2017

Nokia 8 Full Specifications and Price

Nokia has officially unveiled a new top of the class phone that will be of great appeal to photo lovers. Officially released 16th August 2017, this seems to possess top class qualities you had loved to check out as Nokia's recent brands of phones draw strong competition with Apple and Samsung Galaxy Phones. Nokia's drive to remain strong and unique competitors reflects on the grade of this device which boasts of a new camera technology that no other mobile phone company has ever used. Sooner, other companies will follow suit. Nokia has, however, set the pace on this one. The device equally integrates a captivating framework painstaking developed to reflect the true appearance of modern technologies. This should really be a breakthrough device for the big guys and fun lovers.

Nokia 8 Body Design and Colours


It equally has an updated version of Android Nougat and an octa-core technology to make the experience even better with high-speed processing and multi-tasking functionality. In addition to this, the storage capacity grants the confidence and space to install as many of your favourite applications direct from Google Play Store.

Check the full specifications and where to make an order and check the price below.

Top Features

Camera - Capturing both sides of the story

Delivering dual cameras which have never been seen or manufactured before. Both the front and rear cameras are designed with high colour duality with OIS and a dual tone flash to capture high-quality photos. Each is 13 MP and based on the Zeiss Optics technology, meaning every snapshot moment becomes a story worth sharing.

Simultaneous photo capturing with front and rear camera

Another feature of these two cameras is that photos can be captured with the front and rear cameras simultaneously. So, you can nip a shot of what is at your front and at the same time capture what is behind you. The dual image-fusion rear camera with both colour and monochrome sensors, plus a wide-angle 13 MP phase detection auto-focus front camera captures the soothing images for live sharing.

In the reality of it, if you're a lover of selfies and photos, this is your type of device. You capture live streaming to social media allowing your followers and friends to feel the experience as it occurs from your side.

Design - Made with Ultimate Craftsmanship 

The glittering and reflective appearance of the phone confirms the manufacturer's description of the rigorous, technical and painstaking stages and process the design went through before the final product was delivered.
The Nokia 8 undergoes a rigorous 40-stage process of machining, anodising and polishing to ensure its distinctive design pairs flawlessly with the polished aluminium uni-body.
This design means that with one hand you can get a firm grasps and feel, plus the aesthetic presentation. The aluminium body acts as a shock-shield to protect hardware components from being damaged in the event of fall or sudden hitting.

The edges have been slightly curved to add further gloss to the sight and appearance. Likewise, the slimmed overall design ensures convenience for one-hand operation and assures portability. The dimensions stand at 151.5 mm x 73.7 mm x 7.9 mm.

Nokia 8 body design

Battery

The battery capacity is fairly rated at 3090 mAh which is non-removable. With this capacity, it reaches a standby talk time of 36  hours (1.5 days) and a heavy usage time of 24 hours (1 day). This allows you to watch your favourite videos, play songs from your top music, stream online videos and watch slideshows of your fancied snapshots.


Software

The multi-tasking capability of this phone is made possible by the Operating System on which it runs. Android 7.1.1 (Android Nougat) is an upgraded version of Nougat 7.0 which allows users to perform different tasks at the same without exiting any of the windows of open applications. This is most useful when copying information from one application to another and in comparison information on two or more different applications. You can categorise your applications into a folder, customise your launcher and themes and set the nature of the icons.

Google Pay integration allows you to install your favourite applications. By default, it is loaded with several useful applications which are commonly used and desired in smartphones. But, you can add to these by visiting your preferred apps store - Google Play recommended.


Storage

There is enough storage capacity to save as many documents, files, applications and media as you want. With a RAM size of 4 GB and an octa-core processor speed of  2.5 MHz, the speed of operation is incomparable. The ROM (internal) memory is 64 GB of type UFS2.1 and is expandable up to 256 GB via a micro SD Card.

Never be disappointed and frustrated by insufficient storage space again!

Media

You get new dimensions of sound with standard OZO Audio technology which supports 360 degrees recording. It has a background noise reduction capability and an ambient sound reduction functionality that lets you accentuate the right sounds.

The 4K video captures your video clips uniquely with high resolution and imagery that maintains the tone, nature and truthfulness of the sight and sound.

Nokia 8

Availability and Price

Nokia 8 has been released to the consumer and is available in popular online malls and shops. To see Jumia offers and prices, click here. Please signup to my newsletter to get updates on when this top class phone enters the Market.

Nokia 8 Full Specifications

Display

Size
Corning 5.3 Inches
Display Type
IPS QHD
Dimensions
151.5 mm x 73.7 mm x 7.9 mm
Touchscreen
Yes
Resolution
2560 x 1440
Screen protection
Yes
Screen Protection Type
Corning Gorilla Glass 5, 2.5D Glass
Colours
Polished Blue, Tempered Blue, Steel, Polished Copper

Hardware


Processor
Octa core
Processor Speed
2.5 GHz
Processor Type
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Mobile Platform
CGPU
1.8 GHz, Qualcomm Kryo

Storage

RAM Size
4 GB
RAM Type and Design
LPPDDR4X
ROM Size
64 GB
ROM Type and Design
UFS2.1
Expandable
Yes
Expandable Storage Type
Micro SD Card
Expandable up to
256 GB

Camera

Rear Camera
13 MP
Rear Camera Type
Colour + OIS
Rear Camera Lens
1.12um, f/2.0, 76.90, PDAG, IR Range Finder
Rear Camera Flash Type
Dual tone flash
Front Camera
13 MP PDAF
Front Camera Lens
1.12um, f/2.0, 78.40
Front Camera Flash
Display Flash

Network

Dual SIM
Yes
SIM 1 Type
Nano SIM Slot
SIM 2 Type
Nano SIM Slot
2G
Yes, 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (MIMO), BT 5.0
3G
Yes
4G Lite
Yes
Network Speed
LTE Cat. 9, 3CA, 450 Mbps DL/50 Mbps UL
Maps
Yes
GPS
Yes, GPS/AGPS + GLONASS + DBS,

Internet/Connectivity

GPRS
Yes
Edge
Yes
HSPA+
Yes
WLAN
Yes
Wi-Fi Hotspot
Yes
Bluetooth
Yes
USB Port
Yes
USB Type
Type C, USB 3.1 Gen 1 (5 Gbps)
NFC
Yes, NFC (Sharing) ANT+

Sensors

E-Compass (Digital Compass)
Yes
Magnetometer
No
Proximity Sensor
Yes
Accelerometer
Yes
Barometer
Yes
Temperature sensor
No
Fingerprint Sensor
Yes
Gesture Control
No
Voice Control
Yes
Ambient Light Sensor
Yes
Hall Sensor
Yes
Gyroscope
Yes

Battery

Battery Capacity
3090 mAh2
Standby Time
36 hours
Heavy usage time
24 hours
Battery Type
Li-Ion
Removable
No
Fast Charge
No
Solar Charging
No

Media

Loudspeaker
Yes
FM Radio
Yes
Live Video Streaming
Yes
Social Media Live Video Streaming
Yes
Video
4K video
Audio
Nokia Ozo Spatial 3600 audio
Audio recorder
Yes
Video recorder
Yes
Headphone
3.5 mm ADJ headphone jack 3-mics

Others

Water Resistant
No
Splashproof
Yes, IP54
Dust Resistant
No
In-built antivirus
No
Google Play Integration
Yes

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

August 15, 2017

Tecno Spark K7, Full Specifications and Price

The Tecno Spark is a brand of phones manufactured by Tecno Mobile to meet up with the demands for youthfulness and social media usage. According to the manufacturers, these phones are designed mostly for youths and lovers of social media. With the Spark Brand comes Tecno Spark K7 and Tecno Spark Plus K9. Released in August to follow recent feats of high quality smartphones production by the Giant Mobile Phone Company. Some few weeks ago the WX series was made available to the Nigerian market and shortly after comes Spark brands.

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

August 09, 2017

The Ultimate Guide to Facebook Blog Post Boosting

Do you have a blog or a post you want more users to view? Have you tried other post promoting and boosting methods, but see your effort in the dust? This is an opportunity to achieve that goal of attracting more viewers. How can you do this? Facebook! It is no longer news that Facebook has the largest number of users across the world. With over 2 billion users today, Facebook is an avenue to promote your blog posts by channelling a reasonable number of these users to your blog.

 Having written and published a very rich blog post with flashback ideas and insights, getting more post views becomes the next task. As a blogger, all you want is high click rates and traffic to your post. Bloggers have suggested many ways of boosting a blog or its published posts using social media and SEO ranking strategies. However, Facebook portrays better boosting opportunity and platform to make your post go viral.

This post will walk you through on how to boost the number of views your blog or website posts receives. Mind you, it is basically a walk-through on blog post boosting using Facebook.

Why do want to promote a blog post?

There are many reasons why you will want to promote your blog posts. These reasons are centred on the following.
You want:
  • More people to read and engage with your posts.
  • Your blog to be known by many users and equally increase subscriber’s list.
  • Blog posts to rank high, if not first, in search results from Google, Yahoo, Bing and yandex.
  • To create awareness or advertise an activity, event, product or service that will bring you money.
  • A test of your content writing skills from the comments that will be made by viewers.


Just like I stated earlier, you may have several other reasons for wanting to promote your posts. Whatever reason you have, this post will give you insights to accomplish just that.


Facebook’s Marketing Overview

Many users believe Facebook is just for community building where friends, families, colleagues and mates meet to communicate and have fun. Though the primary objective is to connect people, Facebook offers more than that. With a larger community of users over 2 billion, you cannot but imagine what it will be like to draw attention to your post and achieve your reason(s) using this social media platform.

As a fact, most businesses use the features and services offered by Facebook to promote their businesses, attract more customers and overcome strong competition from related industries and business outfits. You can also leverage on this to drive traffic to your post and blog, whilst keeping your goal in view.

Before you continue reading, note that this post assumes that you already have an active Facebook account and a blog with post (or you intend to create a post that should reach many viewers, but through Facebook).

With so much already discussed on Facebook and need for boosting a blog post, let’s just go straight to the 10 Effective ways Facebook can promote or boost your blog posts/blog.

1.            Post short and regular updates

Updates are used to register ones presence and activity. In short lines, carve out an insight that will keep your followers thoughtful. This will attract more likes and increase their surge to see more.

Many users are prone to posting long updates believing that viewers might be reluctant to click the read more link. That conception is completely wrong. Longer updates irritate, they suck and are boring. Some can cover up the whole screen preventing quick viewing of other updates, at a glance.  

A short update on the other hand, allow users to digest its meaning and overall picture in terms of meaning, logic and effect. It equally allows other updates to be quickly viewed, which is better.

Let your updates also be regular. You will command only a few number followers if you scarcely post updates. Posting regular updates on Facebook will make your followers and friends anticipatory and expectant of what you will come up with the next time, especially if you are known to create striking posts. This rocks high, when timing is added. This is discussed in section 7 of this post.

What to consider when posting updates

  • Be creative and dynamic with your choice of words and phrases.
  • Show authority to command respect and followership.
  • Let the update engage viewers. You can use questions, clich├ęs or call to action, CTA.
  • Keep it short and inspiring
  • Avoid descriptive approach.

 2.            Use short quotes from your post as update

Sometimes, lines or sentences from your post can just be that insight you need to make your post attract more viewers. The truth remains that, some of such sentences are mostly in paragraphs that can be difficult to spot by readers. For you, the author, it easier to locate, especially when reviewing what you have created. So, analyse and point out some of these lines from your post and put one at a time for your followers.

Quotes give viewers an insight on your writing skills, thoughts and command of the topic. When viewers grasp your authority of a particular topic through quotes from your post, they will want to see more. This will make them to click the read more link to go through the remaining contents, hoping to find more inspiring lines and quotes.

This might sound irrelevant. But, can I remind you that we are in an Information Age. People value the quality and authenticity of not just the information they get, but also the knowledge-base and experience of the source. You therefore have to be technical, more careful and viewer-focused when selecting the quotes you want to use as update on Facebook.


3.            Engage your audience

Engaging your audience will help you to build trust, leadership identity, confidence and reliability. With Facebook, you can engage your audience in different ways. By engaging your audience, I mean, interacting with them – answering questions, providing solutions and tips, getting feedbacks and replying their comments. You will discover, in a short time, that when you engage your followers frequently, your viewers and followers will increase. Also, the chances of your updates and blog posts links being clicked will increase.

You can engage your audience meaning 3 different ways

Reply Comments

People make comments on an update because something in it has captured their attention. When comments are made on your post, take time to reply. It might just be a simple thank you, support of an opinion, answer to a question-based comment or thumbs up. Never undermine what such like etiquettes can fetch you. You never can tell how viewers will feel and interpret the way you manage responses to your posts.

 Create a community with Facebook Group

Create a Facebook Group

Creating a community is one way to build like-minded members who will be willing to contribute to a particular topic. Make sure you the group is specific. That is, let it be framed around the main topic on which you engage members. Customise it with profile and banner pictures. Don’t forget to add links and user friendly CTAs.

Post topics that will attract dialogue in the group

A community can be as useless as being in-existent if you don’t get members to discuss and share ideas. As many times as possible, try to post a topic or question that will require members to share their thoughts. Never jump to another when the first has not been tackled. Provide answers and insights where necessary and link them to your post. Don’t post topics that you have not created blog post for. So, before you engage your community members, think of creating a blog post on it to attract more views from them.

 4.            Be an active user of Facebook

See it as a market place where your continual presence makes you to be well known and trusted by old and new customers. When you go missing frequently, your followers or members will seek “close substitutes”. That will be too bad to handle.

Try as much as possible to make your fans know that you’re available by creating regular post updates, liking their posts or comments and replying them when that is needed. Don’t just log in to watch and monitor activities on pages and groups. Instead, participate and sometimes initiate the activities to keep your own end interactive and exciting.

When users see that you are often active and participating, they will be bent on following you and checking for your next updates and interaction clues. Take this up and don’t leave it dead. Don’t forget that all you want is to boost your blog posts.

 5.            Share blog post a number of times

Sometimes when we published updates, not most people get to view them, especially when users’ pages are extremely active. What you can do in this case is to share your blog post several times but, calculatedly. In a day, you can make that twice at specific intervals. Exceeding this number can get viewers irritated since they will prefer to see newer updates rather than those they have viewed before.

You can share the same blog post 3 or four days later with another of its attractive tag or quote. Try the same strategy for four weeks, sharing at least twice and at most thrice per week. This will attract attention and put more emphasis on the relevance of the post.  Be reminded that, the reactions, responses and interactions of your followers will play a great role on the number of traffic you will drive to your blog.


6.            Create an event

People like to see events. They get excited, become ambitious and are curious about what such events will bring. They wonder the kind of experience that will be derived from it. If you plan your event with creativity and “driving expressions”, you stand the chance of commanding many followers.

While some advice that you create regular events, you have to think twice before bowing to such. When you fail to stage an event which many subscribers have booked for, subsequent events will receive deflated audience. 

Even if you intend to host Facebook events every month, plan it through and thoroughly. Think of what will be appealing to subscribers. Spell out what they will gain and how you will keep the excitements going after the event.

To create an event, follow these steps:
Login to your Facebook account.
Click on Create Event to access the event window.
Click Create Event

Provide the details of the event such as date, venue, payment method for paid events, seat reservation procedure and overview.

Enter Event name, location start and end dates
Enter the Name, Location, Start Date and End Date of the Event. You can equally change the event photo
Enter Event Description, Keywords (optional) and Ticket URL
Enter Event Description, Keywords and Ticket URL (optional)

More Event options

Share the event you’ve created with friends, group members and subscribers. For subscribers, you can use newsletters to keep reminding them of the importance, date and time of the event.


When you build confidence and trust from the success of your events, subsequent ones will command more and more followers.



7.            Schedule your posts

Don’t just share new posts from your website or blog anytime or any moment without considering how your followers utilise this resource – I mean Facebook. Monitor the best period when group members, followers and friends are mostly online and use that as the best time to share new blog posts to your page.

In addition to this, I have come to discover that posts shared or updates published in the early hours of the morning have better viewing chance. The fact is that when users login for the first time in the day, they get to see your updates. Sometimes, that can be their inspiration for the day, you never can tell.

The best catch here will be for you to combine using the early hours and periods of the day you have found out to be the best for your friends online presence. Facebook Analytics or Statistics Page can help you discover the time of peak activity of your viewers and followers.

8.            Make Images big, sharp, informative and appealing

“Where words fail to drive a meaning, pictures can do more”. This is a fact you must understand and agree with. Pictures can communicate and attract the attention of viewers if they have that special touch. Think of your profile picture. What do people say when you upload a new picture. Some will say things like, “cute”, “fine but not sharp”, “awesome”, “it’s blurred” and many others.

From this insight, let your pictures meet aesthetic appeal. Big pictures can withstand different sizes, but when pictures are small, increasing their sizes will output disgusting images that are blurred, shadowy and unappealing. Facebook users, including you, don’t get to click such images
Even if you downloaded a picture from the internet or took a short with your canon or mobile camera, do quick editing to make it appealing. Where necessary, add info-lines to give more meaning. What people see sticks and last longer in their minds and can easily be remembered. So, if you are thinking of a way to keep your followers reminiscing on your updates, events and comments, just use "BSIAP" – Big, Sharp, Informative and Appealing Pictures/Images”.

You can use tools like Corel Photo Paint, Adobe Photoshop and Paint to edit your pictures and images


9.            Use Facebook Ads

Ads are paid means of advertising your events, pages, groups, posts and website or blog. Facebook has developed different ads methods you can evaluate to pick from. You can promote your page, boost a post or draw clicks to your website.


Boost a Post

Let’s assume you have created a compelling article on your blog and have done the needful by sharing it on your Facebook page. The next thing will be how to reach more audience and increase engagements with the post. Then it’s time to boost the post. On your page where the post has been shared, locate it and beneath it you will see Boost Post button.

Click Boost Post button

You can equally achieve the same by visiting your Facebook page posts list. The lists of posts will display as shown below. Click on Boost post for the post you want to boost or promote.

Boost Post

Clicking this button will take you through the required settings. These settings include your target audience, the number of days you want the boosting to run, how much to budget and then payment. Once payment is confirmed, Facebook will do the rest to attract more post engagements, thus linking more traffic to your blog.

Select your audience, promote period and budget

You can boost as many posts as you want and monitor how they perform. But remember that posts boosting comes with financial costs.


Promote a Page

While post boosting advertises a single post, page promotion does more than that. You can promote an FB page to get more likes from users and increases the chances of your posts being engaged. To promote a page, think of eye-catching infographics that will make viewers click or like the page.

Just like a post that is boosted, to promote a page, you have to pay FB for it. You select the audience you want to reach, set promotion period (days or months) and pay as required through the available methods. Once you pay, FB will start suggesting and advertising your page to other users.

To promote a page follow the steps below:
  • Login to your account and click on the page you want to promote. It is usually at the left corner. Where it does not display, click the ellipsis below the pages.
  • Click on promote page which should be located among the page’s side menu or anywhere advertised for easy accessed.
Click Promote
Click Promote
  • Select the number of users you want to reach, their location and age range.
  • Select the product category you wish to use.
  • Set your budget and proceed to payment methods.
  • Select the payment method that suits you and make your payment.
  • Track how the page and posts are faring by check the page statistics.

 
Promote your website or blog

Instead of page, you can choose to promote your website or blog directly. This will drive traffic directly to your blog, unlike page promotion that drives traffic to your page first. The merit of this is that you get more blog visits. It is, however, expensive when compared to page promotion, but it’s worth the value as more traffic will be driven your way.

To promote a website or blog,
Select Get More Sites Visitors

  • Login to FB account and open the page linked with it.
  • Click on Promote Page on the list of the side menu.
  • From the flyout window, click Get more site visitors.
  • Select your audience, number of days and proceed to payment – click Promote.
  • Once you are through, click Cancel to return to the page.
Set your preference


Facebook will have to review your promotion before notifying you on permission. Before the promotion can eventually begin, there must sufficient money to cover your budget. Else, no promotion will take place. The same applies for all other paid activities.
You can also promote your website or blog directly on Facebook, without a page. All


Promote an event

As explained earlier, events engage more users and followers. The events you create can only cover the scope of friends, community members and followers. This can turn out to be small, especially when the share rate is low.

To make or enlarge the awareness and publicity of an event you’ve created, simply promote it. Note that you can only promote an event that has been published. So, to begin, create and publish the event.

Once you’ve published the event, do these:
From the list of events, click the target event and click on Boost Event.
As requested, select your target audience, number of promotion days and proceed to make payments.
Your event promotion request will be reviewed by Facebook and once approved, with enough budget, boosting begins immediately.

 
Monitor the performance of your Campaign (ads and promotions)

You need to track how your ads or promotions are faring. This will help you to analyse the success of your marketing needs. You can track this from two viewpoints.

The first is Facebook Statistics, while the other is from blog or web analytics. If your block is hosted by google on blogger or WordPress with Yoast plugin installed, you have nothing to worry about.
Click Insights to open FB Statistics Page

For Facebook, open the page concerned and click on Insights. This will open the statistics page that displays engagement information with your campaigns, posts boost, page views. With this, you can analyse, according to periods, the effectiveness of your campaigns and other ads related promotions you’ve created.

Campaign stats


If you are using blogger, login to your account. From the dashboard, click on Stats. Click the Sources sub-menu to view the sources of traffic to your blog. The number will at an instant give you a view of how your promotion has performed in driving traffic to your web facility.

If your blog is hosted with WordPress with an analytics such as Yoast installed, login to your account, and where necessary select the right website. Without entering the WP Admin view, from the list of menus on the sides, click Stats. Scroll to the section with Referrers. There you will view where traffic has been referred from.


What you must consider

  • Your marketing needs. This involves answering the question, “why you intend to boost a post or an event and why you want to promote a page or website”. “What do you want to achieve?” “What are the specific goals within a given timeline?”
  • The target audience. You have to consider the location, age range, category – fashion, phones, automobiles, etc.
  • Ads life span in days, weeks or moneys.
  • Your budget which is dependent on the type of campaign and duration of the campaign.



10.          Promote others posts

One thing you shouldn’t forget to do is promoting others pages, posts and updates. Promotion here means anything you do to add liveliness and positivity to others social media identity and position. You can like a post, a profile picture, a video, a page, a link shared or events.

No one will ignore your role in promoting their posts, when turn requires them to do the same thing for you. It’s just like saying, “Do unto others what you want them to do for you”. Never disregard that. Some people call it the “Golden Rule”, but here I’ve decided to call it “Posts-en Rule”.

Make comments where you think it’s necessary to, like the page invitations your friends send to you, participate in other community discussion where you can show your legacy and authority, share the posts of friends, group members and followers and give them a thumbs up. That’s it! You nail it that way and your updates will never be ignored, disregarded or waved aside.


Final Words!

Facebook is not just a social platform for fun. There are lots of business opportunities in there for use. Don’t underuse these opportunities. It can be your best shot to drive thousands of traffic to your blog and website.

As good as this appears to be, Facebook, just like other social media either promote your blogging sphere to greater heights or can kill it completely. What you do with it will determine your experience. So, be smart, cautious, calculative and goal orientated while using this method to boost your blog’s traffic.

 Now Your turn

It’s been great putting you through these 10 effective ways of promoting your blog posts with Facebook. I must say, you did well reading it through. I equally believe that you discovered a great deal of experience and techniques.

But where do you go from here? What will be your next action plan? New ideas sometimes bring doubt. It’s up to you to decide what to do next. But believe me, applying these ideas effective will bring desired success. Just give it a try.

Keep the alarm blowing. Share this to your friends and help them discover new ways of using Facebook more productively to attract more traffic.

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Happy Blogging!