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So if you are facebook, please share our posts (when you wish to) and we will share yours, this is how it is done, this is how we can get a better reach.

If you don't want to, let us know and we will stop following you. Just want to explain how it works, so we can help each other out and get some love~

Thanks. Smiling

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OK, so you all may know this, but once again it was news to me.  After trying to go onto business pages to like some of you, I could not figure out how to do it.  Searching help, I found unless you have a personal page, you really can't.  So I guess the big decision will be if I feel like coming out of my shell...which right now I don't .  So please realize this for those of us who can't "Like" you back....don't take offense!

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You first have to 'use Facebook as your biz name'. If you just GO to your biz page, then no, you can't like anyone as your biz.

Click on the little 'flower' at the far right of the FB page and there should be a drop down with your biz name in it. Click that and then you'll be using FB as your biz and not as yourself.

If you're doing that already and you can't like anything, I don't understand what's going wrong.

You want other businesses to show up on your biz page, not your personal page. (In this instance.) It's more to get YOUR biz name out there with people who are fans of the OTHER biz pages.

If you just click on the left hand panel where it says 'Pages' then you are looking at your page as yourself, NOT 'using FB as your biz page'.

Hope that helps.

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I am not on fb, DH has a fb page, and he set up the business page from that.  I don't exist.  So we added the business email, and that is what I use to log in and post with...see I don't exist.  I guess I could click on him as the business, but he doesn't want to get the notifications, so not sure here what to do...hate to switch back and forth.  Will keep working on it.  (We made the business email the default.)   

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You can do the same thing as what I said. Log in using whatever name you chose to use. THEN, in THAT account, click the link on the little flower drop down. You will be using FB as the inn, not as you or him. If the inn email is the default, any notifications will go there.

Don't want notifications at all? Turn them off. I don't get any notifications unless someone tags me, personally,  in a photo. (I set it up to let me know so I could see what hideous photo someone had taken of me and remove my name!)

It may have something to do with how he set it up if you can't 'like' other businesses. I do know that every once in awhile I hit a biz that I can't like as a biz, only as a person.

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Seeing as neither DH or I know anything, the fact that we have a page is a minor miracle.  I will try to go in being him and see how far I get.  Maybe I will just have to cave.  Didn't think about all the hideous photos of me out there...now THERE is something to worry about!  THANKS.

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Don't cave, just make up a name so you can have admin authority on the inn acct. You don't have to get involved. You don't have to have weird guys from HS trying to be your friend. Eye-wink

Once you have admin, you go on as your fake self and do the stuff I said before.

(By the way...Analog Girl is taken...)

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Didn't... cave...became DH, clicked little star, became buz, I think I liked you and JB....quite the adventure for me!  Hope it worked!

Maybe KayPro Gal...  Thanks again for putting up with me.

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I did a like on everyone on innrewards. I hope I got everyone. Maddie's tip helped me also. Thanks, Maddie. White Pine, if you are not on innrewards, email me through here. I am too dense to remain anon.

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white pine wrote:

I am not on fb, DH has a fb page, and he set up the business page from that.  I don't exist.  So we added the business email, and that is what I use to log in and post with...see I don't exist.  I guess I could click on him as the business, but he doesn't want to get the notifications, so not sure here what to do...hate to switch back and forth.  Will keep working on it.  (We made the business email the default.)   

You can set it up so there are no notifications, if that helps. Go into his personal settings.

I would actually suggest that you create a personal page for yourself. Heck, nobody checks, so if you want to have a 'nom de plume' just make it up. Then you can make yourself the admin for the business page and DH doesn't have to deal with it at all.

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Madeleine wrote:

You first have to 'use Facebook as your biz name'. If you just GO to your biz page, then no, you can't like anyone as your biz.

Click on the little 'flower' at the far right of the FB page and there should be a drop down with your biz name in it. Click that and then you'll be using FB as your biz and not as yourself.

If you're doing that already and you can't like anything, I don't understand what's going wrong.

You want other businesses to show up on your biz page, not your personal page. (In this instance.) It's more to get YOUR biz name out there with people who are fans of the OTHER biz pages.

If you just click on the left hand panel where it says 'Pages' then you are looking at your page as yourself, NOT 'using FB as your biz page'.

Hope that helps.

Previously, White Pine said she didn't have a personal page, that the biz page was set up from husband's personal profile.

White Pine, you would have to 'like' the pages with your husband's name. What Maddy said above is exactly right, but in the drop down, you should see your husband's name and be able to switch back and forth from his personal name and the biz name.

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did I miss the list ?

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Is anyone else getting an Internal Server Error 500 message when trying to go to the ResKey book it now app?

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Breakfast Diva wrote:

Is anyone else getting an Internal Server Error 500 message when trying to go to the ResKey book it now app?

Oops. did not see app until just now. Went to my web page and it was fine. Not using my iPh one.

 

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gillumhouse wrote:

Breakfast Diva wrote:

Is anyone else getting an Internal Server Error 500 message when trying to go to the ResKey book it now app?

Oops. did not see app until just now. Went to my web page and it was fine. Not using my iPh one.

 

I should have been more specific...the facebook app

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 Ours is simple, http://www.facebook.com/harborfields

 

I have liked a couple of FB pages of Inns here from my personal profile, but by no means all of you (yet), and I enjoy seeing what you all are doing with the medium.

 

I will say that it is (usually? often?) possible to "share" stuff that you find in your own personal newsfeed with your business page. When you click "share" you are presented with an opportunity to add your own caption/thoughts and there is a pull-down menu "Share with..."

 

I will also point out that one page "liking" another page does not add to the liked page's count of likes -- the count of likes only includes actual people (well, FB profiles of people) who have liked the page....

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I liked your page, then clicked on the "BOOK NOW" (I like this logo!) but it took me to a page that said "Reservation Application not added". Just wondering if you knew about that?!

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No, didn't know about that -- thanks for the heads up. That used to be an RK logo for ReservationKey; the "Book Now" is a new one on me! Not sure why it is not working.... will have to investigate!

EDIT- John has made changes to the ResKey FB apps (notice was posted through the RK message system). I have re-loaded and all is working as it should now.

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Your cottages are delightful. heart

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I just checked mine, and I'm getting a server error. I guess I'll have to go re-do mine too.

For anyone else who uses ResKey, better check yours!

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Not only should we 'like' each other's pages, but feel free to 'like' posts you actually do enjoy. Every little bit helps!

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Is there a list somewhere on Innspiring that shows all of the Innspiring B&Bs? That would make searching for them to like them on FB easier...

Thanks!

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It's an opt in kind of list. But, we could start a 'blind' list of FB pages. So, if you are inncognito on here you could still have your FB page listed.

If anyone wants to email their FB page link to me I'd be happy to start the list. And not tell who you are!

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I am clicking through and like, like, like!

Here's ours if you wanna like us too:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Willow-Pond-Bed-Breakfast/93946116236?ref=hl

Thank you!

Laurie

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Here's an example of not being able to find you on FB. I followed your link to your FB page and I was logged on to FB with my personal profile. I liked your page. Then I wanted to like your page as my b&b, but when I changed to my business profile and did a search on FB, I couldn't find you at all! I then went to your website to click through to your FB page, but there's no social media buttons on your website.

Long story short, I finally got to you with the biz like, but it was tough!

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There is a facebook widget on the bottom left corner of the homepage...surprise DH updated the website recently, must have overlooked the buttons, they were on there before! Twit-ter, Fb the whole shi-bang! Thanks for bringing this to my attention!!

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Oh, I see it now!  I think I overlooked it because of all the logos you have in that area. Most websites these days have the small little icons in a row up towards the top of the page. I think you would get a few more 'likes' if it were in the more standard format.

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Thanks for posting this JB.  I think I am not afraid to say I don't have a clue how this is done, I only started doing comments and likes to comments when a friend said....UMMM you know....NO, I didn't!blush  Talk about socially awkward!

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Best to like the other biz pages with your biz page. That way when you like or share YOUR biz name gets out there, too.

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If you "Like" her page from your business page, you will start seeing her posts in your feed.  Then, just hit the Share button under it and it will now show up in your feed for your audience to see.  Once, JB follows your page, she'll start sharing your posts for her audience to view.  

And also watch out for the Sort setting on your feed.  You will see it right under the Status box when you are looking at your Feed (not on your homepage).  I think it reverts to "Top Stories" which will only give you a limited number of posts.  But, if you click on it to change it to "Most Recent" you should get everything in chronological order.

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OK, bear with me please.  So if we all "Like" each other here, then won't all of everybodys posts start showing up on our feeds?  Are we supposed to share it all?  Won't that be a little mushroom cloud like?  My little pea brain is spinning...

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OK, bear with me please.  So if we all "Like" each other here, then won't all of everybodys posts start showing up on our feeds?  Are we supposed to share it all?  Won't that be a little mushroom cloud like?  My little pea brain is spinning...

LIKE will only like, a drop down will fall below when you click LIKE to say SHOW IN NEWS FEED, it won't do this automatically.

If I am shown in your news feed, then you can comment right there and SHARE from there. If you don't show in news feed you will never see my posts, but CAN go to my page and comment etc.

If you hate the stuff I post, by all means, UNCLICK show in news feed. Some innkeepers post the most boring stuff, saying "Having souffle today, ain't this fun" etc etc is NOT what I want to follow. Now if that same innkeeper shared an IMAGE of the souffle, I would then SHARE THAT. Not just with my followers but Innteractiveinns FB page as well. 

If you are prone to sharing cartoons and "crap" then I won't follow you. Or political diatribes. If you want to make a statement abotu something, you may lose followers. Up to you what you share of course, you business, you page. 

Smiling Don't be bullied into not sharing you personality and who you are!

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Little pea brain getting warm again...swap file full.  I REALLY appreciate this thread.  I will have to study it. Thanks for all the good info.

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Yes, the posts will show up in your feed, the one you read. If, however, you don't interact with those posts they will eventually stop showing up in your feed. Unless your fans are actually ON your feed (actually looking right at your feed, not looking at their own feed) they won't see anything unless you like it.

Share or like what you really like because that will show up in your outgoing feed to your fans. Don't overwhelm your fans with everything.

So, maybe 1-2 shares per day intermixed with what you want them to know about your place. Space it out during the day.

 

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white pine wrote:

OK, bear with me please.  So if we all "Like" each other here, then won't all of everybodys posts start showing up on our feeds?  Are we supposed to share it all?  Won't that be a little mushroom cloud like?  My little pea brain is spinning...

I wouldn't share everything. If there's something you think would be cool for your fans to see, then share. Feel free to like anything and everything.

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I only have a  business page...being of a very private nature, DH had his page, and we set up from there.   We claimed the fb page, and merged the page DH had set up for the business.  I wonder if because I view pages only from the business page that not all features show up for me?  I don't see a way to "like" JB's page?   I only figured out yesterday I can hover over a persons avatar and see who they are, click and it takes me there...maybe I'm still doing something wrong?

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If you see something in your biz feed you like, hover over the name of the other biz and you'll get a pop up that lets you like them. Otherwise, just go to the page you like (by searching for it in the search bar at the top of FB) and like from there.

I will say that the search bar forces more popular pages at you first. Even tho I have a lot of likes of local businesses, if I go to the search bar to look for them quickly, I get a lot of crap pages I don't even want to know exist. And, sometimes I type the entire name out as I know it is on FB and I don't get the page I want.

I'd like to think it's a grand, paid plot to get me to like other stuff, but I really think it's just that it's a free service and that's the way it is.

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You know, this is the kind of stuff that I was running into, and because I don't have a clue, figured it was me doing something wrong.  Wouldn't this be nice if there were something actually intuitive about this?   This kind of thread makes me more encouraged to keep trying.   Thanks!

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Wow, I wasn't following you on my personal or business page.  WTH?!?  I thought I was... anyhow, that's been fixed =) 

Will do, sistuh!

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