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PAGES LIKE THESE ON FACEBOOK LISTEN UP: there are numerous Facebook pages that have been using my cosplay photos and not linking back.
If you admin these or have seen this please link back or ask the admin to link back to my blog.
Better yet report , or let me know.
I do not appreciate not being linked back. I cosplay and would like to be known for it. So if my weddingstuck photos are being passed around on Facebook pages please do link back to me.

This counts for all of my cosplays. I hate how these pages do not credit artists I’m generally okay with being reposted as long as I’m linked back but a lot of others state on their pages that they are not so when you do repost please link back. But these pages do not do this, they find images from google and refuse to right click and find the source and ignore who the Cosplayer is and then that Cosplayer is not known or credited. This is wrong because as an artist I would like to be known and I think all artists deserve recognition. So if you don’t know who is in the photo or who did what don’t post it. Just don’t. This speaks for face book, tumblr, Instagram , ANYWHERE! THESE PAGES NEED TO NOT DO THIS
I REPEAT THESE PAGES NEED TO NOT DO THIS
ESPECIALLY IF AN ARTIST HAS SAID TO NOT REPOST THEIR WORK OUTSIDE OF TUMBLR OR WHERE EVER YOU FOUND THE WORK

DO NOT DO IT.

THIS IS WRONG.

Some good horror Facebook pages:

Alright these pages have been giving me some great support for sometime, so I think it’s time to send some love back their way: 

1. Read If You Dare 

https://www.facebook.com/AsylumofCreeps?fref=ts

2. Paranormal Stories

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Paranormal-Stories/166137883596361?fref=ts

Check them out, and if you guys like what you see, hit that ‘Like’ button! 

youtube

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Big-Time-Games/446271218777876
Please listen and give your support everybody, I’m counting on you!

-Badger 
Narrator / Admin

 

Getting Your Tumblr Posts on a Facebook Page Timeline

After a long time of having this option disabled (or simply not available) we can now send our Tumblr posts to a Facebook Page once again (We talk about Pages here, Not Profiles).

  1. Go To Blog Settings » Check Share posts on your Timeline
  2. After you log in to Facebook you will see a message that says: Tumblr would also like permission to: Manage your pages Tumblr may login as any of your X Pages, including: (A list with your Pages). Click on Allow.
  3. Now, Go Back to your TUMBLR and go to Blog Settings » Scroll Down and, from the dropdown menu (that was not there before) choose which page (or profile) you will send your posts to.

Source: Send Tumblr Posts to Facebook Pages.

COSPLAY FACEBOOK PAGES & REACH

Hey there! I’m smzeldarules, a cosplayer in Western New York. I’ve been cosplaying since 2006, but took a break while I was in college. In 2014, a year after graduating, I finally got back into the hobby and also made my active cosplay facebook page! I’ve learned a LOT about facebook’s strange rules and how to get your posts shared with more people from having my cosplay facebook, my graphic design facebook (which I confess, I’m not very active on), research, and even a little bit from my job. I hope to help cosplayers looking for stress-free and money-free ways to improve their facebook reach with these tips!

1. Create a fanbase of people who will interact with you.

            - FIRST THING’S FIRST, the number of followers you have or get is NEVER what should matter, what DOES matter is how interactive they are with your posts; and that means you should aspire to get followers who will like what you make and talk about what you post with you. If you just get random people to like your page, they will become “empty likes” and might even unfollow you.

2. Find which posts get the most interactivity.

            - You can find your most interacted posts by going to your page’s “Insights” tab, scrolling down to the “Your 5 Most Recent Posts” and clicking it to see all of your posts, then filtering the table by Reach. It should then list them with the most engagements at the top.

            - Ask yourself: What works about these posts? Why did so many people like/comment/share/engage with me about these specific posts?

            - Try to do the same for a lot of your posts, whether it be the content in the photo you posted or the link you shared, or maybe it was the way you shared/posted it. You now know what most of your followers are most interested in regarding your cosplay, and if you keep that up, your followers will eventually end up getting more people to talk about your work and discuss with you on your posts. When people engage with your posts, since they are more than likely public, their friends are most likely going see their engagement on their news feeds, and if they’re interested they might want to follow you too!

3. Square images for timeline posts are key!

**Disclaimer: **Keep in mind this is just for timeline posts! Do whatever the heck you want with photoshoot photos and other pictures; I’m sure they’re absolutely beautiful no matter what size and they deserve to be unedited :) But anyway,

            - Facebook apparently will automatically try to “boost” timeline image posts with equilateral sides more than if they don’t have equal sides.

            - 504x504px is the size in which square images will be displayed on your timeline. When you click it, will be closer to real size. Long vertical pictures will be shoved to the left though. So it’s better to post horizontal images with a minimum width of 504px than vertical images if not square.

            - Use Photoshop or any equivalent. I even suggest posting instagram photos often if you can because they’re automatically square!

            - Square images also look way nicer on people’s newsfeed if you’re just posting one image as a timeline post. Example:

4. Boosts for free!

            - You DON’T need to spend money for Facebook to “boost” your post. If you have a good amount of followers who interact with you regularly, and you post things that your followers are most interested in, one thing at a time, “boost”s will just happen. Timeline image posts being the sizes Facebook focuses on do help, but a big chunk of people who follow and interact with you are more important. Obviously interaction won’t be as huge as if you give into the corporate devil and pay Facebook for it, but don’t you want people who are genuinely interested in your work following you, and not random people who don’t give a crap and will probably just unfollow you the next day?

Thought so.

            - If you’re willing, tag your personal page in your photos. It will increase the reach to your personal friends, since they are more than likely going to see “Your name” was tagged in “Your cosplay page“‘s picture. When your friends like your posts, since they’re public, their friends are more than likely to see it too; another way to increase reach. You could even do this to get your page started and then stop tagging yourself in posts that you don’t feel like tagging yourself in.

            - The scheduled post function is wonky for multiple reasons. For one, your page will still say it was posted at whatever time you scheduled it. Say for instance, you schedule something to be posted in 2 weeks - once the time does come, it’ll be posted and on your page it will say the date and time of posting. But, it will be shown on your cosplay page as posted 2 weeks prior so it won’t be shown on your photo collage at the left side of your screen if you post pictures regularly. It will be seen in your albums, but as a photo from “2 weeks ago.” I don’t know if it’s just me but I hate that.

            - There’s just a lot of bugs in the scheduled posts function; I’d rather just wait for Facebook to fix the bugs in it…if they ever do. More than half the time it messes up for me and doesn’t even get shared with many people anyway, no matter what size an image is or what the content is! “Boosts” very rarely happen on posts I schedule as well. So in my opinion, at the current state it’s in, scheduling posts aren’t worth it.

           - Time of day can help boost your post reach too. I usually find lunch time and 5pm-6pm on weekdays do very well. I have pretty good luck with any times on the weekend too.

5. **~~~Pretty graphics~~~**

            - Make sure you have a really nice profile picture and cover photo showcasing some of your best work!

            - Believe me, it really makes a difference. It might be the graphic designer in me talking for the most part, but I cringe when I see graphics that are stretched out! I see it mostly on cover photos. Do a little research, find a graphic editor software to make one, or have a friend make one for you! Facebook cover photos are 851x315px, and then profile pictures are going to be shown as a square no matter what with the current layout.

            - Even making a logo for your cosplay name is a nice touch if you want! Cosplay for me is just a fun hobby, but being a graphic designer at the same time motivates me to create eye catching graphics already, so it’s just an added bonus I guess.

           - Make your graphics .pngs as much as possible! Facebook really likes to decrease the quality of jpgs (which are already compressed).

6. Spam4Spam… I mean Share4Share is the devil.

            - This is part opinion but also factual as well.

            - Basically s4s is literally just spam to me unless you’re wholeheartedly expressing interest and appreciation for the person’s work.

             - You’re just clogging up your followers feeds AND WILL POTENTIALLY LEAD TO PEOPLE UNFOLLOWING YOU, which means LESS REACH! Do you really want that? All the power to you if you do but if you’re mindlessly just sharing people’s pages and not even posting your own cosplay work, people will ask themselves why did they even like your page in the first place?

7. Change up your content every now and then.

            - Just a little SEO tidbit. Changing content and the way things are worded will help search engines pick up your page - This goes for not just facebook pages but any webpage you have!

Feel free to ask me questions if you stumble upon this and/or share with friends!

Here’s some other helpful links too:

“All Facebook Image Dimensions: Timeline, Posts, Ads”

“10 Changes to the Facebook Page Layout: What Marketers Need to Know”

“Fb pages: Sizes & Dimensions”

smzeldarules / / facebook | cospix | worldcosplay | acp

Major Facebook pages getting mass-spammed by pro-Muslim activists

In an effort to draw attention to the controversial YouTube video that has sparked major protests in the Middle East and may have led to the death of a U.S. ambassador, protesters have taken to a number of major news and celebrity Facebook pages to spam a variation of the above message — no matter on which post. The message here is from the Sky News page; other pages that have been hit include Reuters, The Washington Post, Barack Obama and Michael Phelps. The New York Times has more info on the controversial video that sparked these protests.

The value of a 'like'

Recently I got myself involved in a LinkedIn group conversation which was aiming to connect small businesses with a Facebook page, to other small businesses with a Facebook page, in order to generate some additional ‘Likes’.

Attracted to the post based on it’s simplicity, and being a social media buff I was excited by the opportunity to connect with other professionals - I signed right up!

From this one posting I gained an additional fifteen ‘likes’ in just 48 hours. Not bad going.

However, it also got me thinking deeper about value. 

Great, I’ve got fifteen new people/businesses to talk to online but how many of those am I genuinely connected to? How many leads am I getting from it?

The answer is zero, for now! What I propose here is that it goes back to the age-old debate of quality versus quantity. So, how valuable are my likes exactly?

Below I set about starting to explore the pro’s and con’s then provide a short analysis on what I think it all means.

What’s good about a like? /// 

  • Increase visibility
  • Connect you with other businesses and individuals
  • Promote your page via your ‘fans’
  • Increase readership potential
  • Link to your blog, website, Twitter…
  • Help develop your SEO 

And the downside? ///

  • Fans can filter information from you
  • You are more exposed to spam
  • You cannot control the wall posts from others
  • Numbers do not equal loyalty.

Do numbers = popularity? ///

It may look great having hundreds (maybe thousands) of ‘likes’ on your business page but if you are keen on stats, it is much better to monitor; conversations, ‘liked’ posts and shares. 

If you are leading a popular page then this is where the real value in knowing your numbers lie.

Is having a business page worth it? ///

The simple answer is yes! You can see above that the pro’s far outweigh the cons. So we have established an element of value, but how do you judge yours?

I have created myself some a list of rules which help establish my integrity:

  • I want to create useful and rewarding content
  • I want to reach people genuinely interested in my business and/or topics
  • I want to connect with potential clients, customers and peers
  • I want to engage with other businesses I genuinely like.

After opting to put my Facebook page onto the LinkedIn group, I actually received a couple of spam wall postings too. I’ll define the spam like this: no greeting, no acknowledgement of the page or how they found it, just a link to their page! That’s not how I want to grow page ‘likes’, or do business. It’s just not valuable, nor is it an engaging way to generate contacts. This is why integrity matters.

Who is it good for? ///

It’s probably something SME’s in the B2B arena will benefit from the most. If you are a B2C business then growing and monitoring your Facebook page activity in this way may prove fruitless, as consumers fit a much wider bracket. You can however advertise your page targetted to specific interests and age groups etc so there is a level of control available.

Conclusion ///

The quality of your readership/fan base/likes is much more important. Growing it based on your own integrity may take longer but you can be assured that the people and businesses you connect with are interested and, like ‘real-life’ clients, you build a level of trust with each other (which is what I hope for Pinch too).

Finally, it is probably worth pointing out here that, if you do choose to develop your own page in this way, it has echoes of an integrated approach. If you align you online (and offline) practices to your goals they are more likely to be met.

If you would like to read further about making the most of your Facebook business page then take a look at the links I’ve pulled together for you below. From beginner to advanced, hopefully there is something for everyone.

If you like what you read and want to keep up with more Pinch views, tips and news, then please do connect on Facebook

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