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Apr

On April 26, we will be updating the size of the profile picture on all Pages. We are letting you know about this small change in advance so that you can update your profile picture on April 26. The new profile picture will be 160 x 160 pixels and will sit at 23 pixels from the left and 210 pixels from the top of the Page.
Facebook

09

Nov

On the fence about new Google+ pages.

Today, I signed up Wheaton Bible for Google+ for a page (new feature of Google+). What will come of it is to be determined, still!

Here’s what I’m seeing so far…

  • Unlike Facebook, you can’t have more than one admin…which gives it a thumbs down.
  • Unlike Facebook, you can’t set a clean URL…which gives it a thumbs down. On Facebook, we are Facebook.com/wheatonbible. On Google+, we are https://plus.google.com/111982031991795803934. Hmmm….
  • Switching between myself and the page is as simple as can be…which gives it a thumbs up.
  • The aesthetics of Google are, in my opinion, much better than Facebook…which gives it a thumbs up.
  • But…bottom line: Google+ is not anywhere NEAR Facebook in any other area.

Do I hope that Google+ can carve out a niche for itself, instead of just trying to replicate Facebook? Yes… but until that happens, I’m on the fence.

28

Oct

Liz’s Advice of the Day:

Don’t get too used to it, since it might not happen every day, but I just feel like this can’t be said enough:

ALWAYS set up social media accounts with your person email - not work email! 

ALWAYS make sure that all ‘rogue’ social media accounts at your church/in your ministry have administrators that are connected with the church. Otherwise, what happens when your social media person burns out and quits or moves on? What happens when the ‘administrator’ of your Facebook page moves on and you realize they had the only login for the Facebook page? 

Be smart! 

27

Oct

What is the best time to post on Facebook?

I get this question all the time…when is the best time to post on Facebook?
Here’s the 101 version of this article…but please read the whole thing!

  • Best individual hour to post: 11 AM on Saturdays
  • Worst Individual Hour to Post: 3 PM on Fridays
  • Best Day to Post: Sundays
  • Worst Day to Post:Thursdays
  • Best Hour to Post throughout the Week: The 8 PM hour performed best throughout the week.
  • Worst Hour to Post throughout the Week: The 6 AM hour performed worst throughout the week.