Spring Clean Your Profile to Get Ready for the New Facebook Changes

By , Small Business Consultant and Marketing Strategist

Solo-E Certified Solo Entrepreneur Expert

Michele A Scism - Small Business Consultant and Marketing Strategist

There is one that that is given in the world of Facebook and that is that Facebook changes all the time. The changes keep me on my toes that’s for sure.  The latest set of changes to the profile make it easier for people to see a “timeline” of your posts.  Since Facebook is in the business of selling bits of demographic information to advertisers – they are hoping that you will become enchanted enough with the new format to go back and fill in the missing bits.  Even if you don’t want your complete personal history on Facebook (I’m guessing that those of us older than 20 will not be going back and filling out our lives on Facebook), now is a good time to check your Facebook settings and update your profile.

Here are three things you should look at in the next few weeks:

1. Check your privacy settings and make sure that they are still as you want them to be.  I recommend having your updates spread as wide as possible generally (remember that you can limit specific updates so they only show on timelines of certain people) – the facebook changes make this easier to do) but not to have personal information (phone numbers, birth year, home address) available via Facebook.  The settings tend to revert when Facebook does major changes so it makes sense to check them.

2. Check your e-mail notification preferences to only receive notifications that are helpful to you, purge old friends and deactivate unused apps, games, etc.

3.  Finally (and yes, I’m saving the best for last)  Make sure that your profile is 100% complete and that it represents the current incarnation of your business.  Is your description correct?  Does the employment section link to your fan page?  Does your description use your keywords?

Michele Scism is a decisive, driven and committed entrepreneur who helps successful business owners create passive income streams so they can stop working so hard and start enjoying the benefits of entrepreneurship.

Michele’s business expertise has been highlighted recently on NBC, CBS, Fox, Entrepreneur.com and Forbes.com. She is an international speaker, best-selling author and the Founder of Decisive Minds.

She is a serial entrepreneur who knows how it feels to fail miserably at business, at one time the bank actually called demanding their $1.5 million back, and also knows how it feels to sign the contract to sell your company for $9 million dollars. For business building tips visit http://DecisiveMinds.com

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