* not Top 10%, but I still get plenty of leads from Linkedin
* Facebook Cover Photo Rules
* Buying "Likes"
This is tempered with a bit of jealousy. I was not in the "Top 10%' of searched profiles of Linkedin, but from the company I am keeping by not being in the 20 million strong club. I am feeling alright about it. Linkedin boasts about 200 million users. So, to be in the top 10% is around 20 million people. Not bad, but not great. I had wondered out loud on Twitter whether or not many if any of those in the Top 10% had ever got any business from Linkedin. I was on Linkedin in early 2006, and I really feel as those I have gotten some pretty good leads from my presence there that have turned into real dollars from mortgage deals to consulting.
Right now, I am focusing on real estate and my profile really reflects that. Funny, over the last week or two, I have had a lot of connection requests from other agents, brokers, mortgage guys and title agents. Maybe, I am in the Top 10% of real estate professionals searched? Rant over.
Facebook Cover Photo Rules
I am still seeing a lot of businesses that have great and good looking cover photos, but are completely out the Facebook guidelines. They are adding "calls to actions" asking for likes, phone numbers, website dot com's and so on.
Covers May Not Include:
* Images with more than 20% text
* Pricing or Purchase information
* Contact information - no websites, no phone numbers no nothing that should go into the "about" section
* don't ask for "likes" or "shares"
* no Call to Actions or Tell your Friends
I am hearing that Facebook has already started to crack down on business and brand pages that are violating guidelines.
Another thing that Facebook is starting to crack down on and the one thing that still really irks me, but not enough to allow them to be my friend on Facebook. Is the business with the personal profile. I can see the allure of it, but when it all comes crashing down. You are going to wish that you did not do it.
Also, at this point, you are only allowed 5000 friends. I am sure you would like more than 5000 fans. So, why limit yourself to jut 5000.
Really people this is all old news.
I've stumbled on some if not most of my goals like doing this podcast on a weekly basis. I have not lost the weight that I have wanted to lose, but I am down to 260. Last week, I started to wake up at 5am to go to the gym before the work day begins. I know I am self-employed and that I can go anytime, but I was listening to a webinar and they mentioned a study of agents that make over 250K a year. A large majority of them were up before 5 and in the gym before the "work" day even began. I know that doing all of that will not guarantee me success, but I still call on, work and are friends with those that punch the clock everyday. I may as well work when they work, or I could find myself working when they are playing and so on.
Plus, I love knowing that I am getting more done before 9am than most do all day.