12 Facebook Page Apps for Small Businesses - Page 2

By Eric Geier | Posted July 21, 2011

YouTube for Pages

If you publish videos for your business or organization on YouTube, or you'd like to share videos from other YouTube users, then YouTube for Pages is a must-have app. It adds a tab to your Page that displays an up-to-date showcasing of your videos from your YouTube channel and favorites. Plus, it can automatically post new videos to your Wall. This is a great way to add a multimedia element to your Facebook Page.

Work for Us

The Work for Us app lets you post jobs and receive applications via your Facebook Page. Candidates can apply without leaving Facebook. This is a great way for small businesses to accept online applications for free. But best of all, you get to take advantage of the social network reach to create awareness about the job opening.

Contact Form

You can add a Contact tab to your Page with a contact form so visitors can send you a message with questions or comments. They could simply send a regular Facebook message, but the Contact Form app can prompt them for their contact details. You can also add text and an image to the page. If you have a physical location, you could add an image of your location on a map. You can also customize the CSS layout to change formatting if desired.

Social Plugins


Social Plugins aren't necessarily apps. They're more like widgets that you can place on your own website or within some custom tabs. You can add a Like Button so visitors can "Like" your Page and Send Button for them to share with a friend, both directly via your Web page. The Comments plugin lets visitors comment on the content of your Web page, and it also auto posts the comments to their Wall so their friends will see.

Other plugins include Activity Feed, Recommendations, Like Box, Login Button, Registration, Facepile and Live Stream.

TextualAds

TextualAds goes beyond a simple Facebook app. It's a mobile text (SMS) messaging marketing service. People can sign up to receive your mobile alerts from Facebook via a new tab on your Page, on your website via a widget, or by texting the signup number you display in-store or on advertisements. You can then send out alerts or reminders on sales and other news to help marketing and increase revenue. The free basic service only allows 25 free text messages a month. For more, you'll have to pay for the premium services.

Pay with a Tweet

This isn't a true Facebook app, but a widget you can place on your own website or within some custom tabs on your Facebook Page. Pay with a Tweet lets you sell a guide, book, article, song, video, or other downloadable content for the price of tweeting about you on Twitter or posting about you on Facebook.

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Eric Geier is a freelance tech writer and the founder of NoWiresSecurity, which helps businesses easily protect their Wi-Fi networks. Follow him on Twitter, or use the RSS Feed to keep up with his writings.

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