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PostPosted: April 1st, 2014, 4:18 am 
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I registered my DJ name as a name and affiliated my webcast as a Musician/Band. Now, I am going to go down the most frequent artists in my 5,000+ track playlist one-by-one and Friend them. I will use my DJ name account, because Musician/Ban accounts can only Like, they cannot Friend Before doing so, what is the best way to make my Facebook page a magnet for tuning in to the station? I already filled the title screen with the webcast name.


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PostPosted: April 1st, 2014, 5:13 am 
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The best way to keep people on a facebook page is to keep interesting content on it. It honestly can just be light hearted and directed to who would be your target audience. Artist news, events and perhaps some personality is how you can create an interesting promotional page. If you don't have the time to manage a facebook page fairly regularly then it will never really grow.

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PostPosted: April 1st, 2014, 10:00 am 
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My plan is to Friend hundreds of artists in my playlist. What I need is advice on how to steer as many Friends from my page to my stream when they first visit the page. Later on, I will of course add content. My question is about optimizing tune-in factor from the page right now.


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PostPosted: April 1st, 2014, 12:21 pm 
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The problem with Facebook is that unless you pay them, the number of those who have liked your page who will see what you post there is a ever-dwindling percentage.

We post our daily schedule on our page every morning - generally between 50-75 people actually have it served to them. This is out of 1,901 likes.

I certainly understand that not all of our 1,901 likes logs onto Facebook every day and sees what we post. One of our likes, however, is my personal Facebook account - and I rarely if ever see anything we post in my news feed. We are considering dropping off Facebook altogether if this trend continues.

There are quite a few companies that are dropping Facebook as well. Consider this open letter written to Facebook by Eat24Hours ... which is not exactly a small operation:

http://blog.eat24hours.com/breakup-lett ... rom-eat24/

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PostPosted: April 2nd, 2014, 4:34 am 
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OK, so you don't like Facebook. Roger that.

Back to my question: Is there ANYONE on this Board who can advise me how best to format my Facebook page so it's a magnet to my stream? I need formatting suggestions, not posting suggestions, and not quitting Facebook complaints.


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PostPosted: April 2nd, 2014, 10:17 am 
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Have an app tab pointing at your stream.
Use the stream link as your homepage setting for the page/user account "about" subpage.
Include the link to your stream in every post you make.
The more you post, the more users will see your stuff. So go on and bombard your users with messages ;) (SCNR)

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PostPosted: April 2nd, 2014, 9:53 pm 
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I would echo app solution as well. It is an easy way to include streams. The issue is Facebook doesn't like a lot of adjustment to the user experience so it is getting harder and harder to include rich media in Facebook.

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PostPosted: April 19th, 2014, 3:18 pm 
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Mastacheata wrote:
Have an app tab pointing at your stream.
Use the stream link as your homepage setting for the page/user account "about" subpage.

I don't know how to have an app tab point at my stream.
In Edit Profile/About, I don't see any homepage setting for page/user account "about" supbpage.
Would you explain these two ideas slowly and clearly, please? Thanks!


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PostPosted: April 19th, 2014, 6:20 pm 
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The app tab:
You create a Facebook application in the developer area of Facebook.
Usually you would use the API to develop a full-fledged application, but that's only neccessary if you want to interact with the facebook platform. For a radio application you can however ignore the whole facebook interaction thing and simply link an iframed webpage that will be used as your "application code" on facebook.

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PostPosted: April 20th, 2014, 3:58 am 
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Mastacheata wrote:
The app tab:
You create a Facebook application in the developer area of Facebook.
Usually you would use the API to develop a full-fledged application, but that's only neccessary if you want to interact with the facebook platform. For a radio application you can however ignore the whole facebook interaction thing and simply link an iframed webpage that will be used as your "application code" on facebook.
Where is the developer area of Facebook. I know how to make an iframed webpage, but I am looking at the Apps area, and it doesn't say how to create an application.


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PostPosted: April 20th, 2014, 6:41 pm 
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Just below the "Recommended Pages" Box on the Facebook Homepage it says:
Code:
English (Pirate) · Piracy · Pirate's Code · Ship's Biscuits ·
Tharr be more

Click the "Tharr be more"/More link and then in the menu that opens, the "Ship Builders"/Developers link.
Or just type developers.facebook.com into the URL box of your browser.

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PostPosted: April 20th, 2014, 7:07 pm 
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Mastacheata wrote:
Just below the "Recommended Pages" Box on the Facebook Homepage it says:
Code:
English (Pirate) · Piracy · Pirate's Code · Ship's Biscuits ·
Tharr be more

Click the "Tharr be more"/More link and then in the menu that opens, the "Ship Builders"/Developers link.
Or just type developers.facebook.com into the URL box of your browser.

None of this appears on the Facebook Homepage, and I don't know where to go in developers.facebook.com to go for inserting the iframe.


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PostPosted: April 21st, 2014, 3:53 pm 
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Honestly I'm using twitter with way more feedback and interaction that I ever had with facebook. At this point the facebook page is there but rarely updated. Twitter just lends itself better to interacting with people in real time.

Best of luck with it all :)

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PostPosted: April 22nd, 2014, 10:21 am 
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dj001 wrote:
None of this appears on the Facebook Homepage, and I don't know where to go in developers.facebook.com to go for inserting the iframe.

Create an application on developers.facebook.com and make it point to your radio player. Then make that application appear on your fanpage.

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