5 Essential Apps for Your Facebook Fan Page

Author: MarketingExpert Facebook Marketing Tips

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If you have a Facebook Fan Page, you have access to countless Facebook apps. These apps will help you promote your business, get more fans and turn your page into a great marketing tool.  While there are hundreds of great apps, I’m going to go over the five essential apps you need to include on your Facebook Fan Page.

Before I get into the different types of apps, I’m going to explain how to get them.  Just go to the Facebook App Directory at http://www.facebook.com/apps/directory.php.  Once there, click on “Business” and you will see the different apps for your Facebook Fan Page.  Now that you know how to access the apps, we are going to go over the top five.

Fan Offer

This app is a great way to build your fan base.  You will create an offer or a coupon.  Then, the Fan Offer app will build a welcome page for “non-fans.”  Non-fans will enter your Facebook page via the welcome page.  The page will tell non-fans that they just have to “Like” your page to receive the offer or coupon.  Once they “Like” the page, they will receive the special offer.

You have to pay $19 a month to use this app.  If you learn how to monetize your fan base, $19 is a small price to pay for new “Likes.”

You could also have someone just custom create a “welcome” page for your Facebook Fan Page. Check out my Fan page (and like it if you haven’t!) mine has no monthly fee, but I did pay someone a decent amount up front to get it done like this.

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Promotions

The “Promotions” app is next on the list. Just as the name suggests, this app will help you run promotions on your Facebook page.  These promotions can come in many different forms, including contests, sweepstakes, coupons and giveaways.

You do have to pay to run promotions with this app.  However, if your promotions help you get more customers, the money you pay will be well worth it.

Networked Blogs

If your blog is going to help you sell products, you need to have readers.  The Networked Blogs app will help you build a strong following.  You can use the app to import your blog feed to your Facebook page.  Then, your Facebook fans can go through your posts and help your blog become as popular as your Facebook page is.

Constant Contact, iContact or Mail Chimp

If you doing any type of online marketing, there’s a good chance that you use an auto responder to collect email addresses.  Fortunately, Facebook makes this easier by offering apps for Constant Contact, iContact and Mail Chimp.  Once you download the app, you will be able to collect email addresses right from your fan page.

Tweet Tab

This app will create a “Twitter” tab on your Facebook Fan Page.  The tab will display your Twitter feed.  This feed will be updated every three minutes.

You can include up to 18 Twitter accounts on your Tweet Tab. This is great for people who use different Twitter accounts for different products.

Spend some time familiarizing yourself with these apps today. Once you understand their features, install them so they can help you build an online following.

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Comments

  1. Zachary Branson

    I would have to say my favorite app would be the Twitter Tab app. The two main reasons would be because it is free, and that I love the idea of showing my twitter feed on my Facebook Page!! This is great as I do most of my social network advertising through bit.ly and they do not post to my Facebook Page as it just posts to my personal user account. Then I have to go in to my Facebook Page and “share” my personal Facebook posts. I am going to implement this right away. Thanks for the great content as always!!

  2. Laura Folk

    I am going to try the blog networking app. I think this will be a great boost for my anger management blogs. Now all I have to do is come up with a product to add to this part of my business. Thanks.

  3. James Postelwait Jr

    I think they are all good very good choice of the 5. These 5 will help with business for sure. Thanks my friend and keep up the good work. James

  4. Barbara moore

    Well my apps is twitter and Nelog because it is free and i get to post it to thousand of peoples to read each day and they is great and i share it on my facebook page thank you Anthony

  5. Deborah Seelbach

    I never knew about these apps – THANX! I think my fav will be “Constant Contact.” Any thing that gives you more email addresses/contacts is great.
    Thank you.

  6. Jo MacDonald

    These seem to be great idea’s that I will implement after I do my website. My coach(?) says I’m working at this well and like u said, “do them in order” Thank u for these and like the other e-mails I’ll sent I stick them in my favorites for further use.
    Thanks again,
    Anthony

  7. Sheila

    I personally like the tweet app for the simple reason it doesnt cost to use, while is sufiicient in getting feedback on our status for our affilliate marketing.
    I also like the idea of using the network Blogs for the purpose of building customer. Thank You for the app info

  8. Sheila

    I personally like the tweet app for the simple reason it doesnt cost to use, while is sufiicient in getting feedback on our status for our affilliate marketing.
    I also like the idea of using the network Blogs for the purpose of building customer relations. Thank You for the app info.

  9. Mark

    Out of the 5 apps presented, Constant Contact is the best and my favorite.

  10. Stanley J. Beller

    My favorite app is Networked Blogs, because I will be doing alot of blogging to make my campaigns successful. I am now much more excited about using facebook to promote things. You have surprised me again.

  11. M Dolores Harper Morgan

    I am trying to do your program. I’m going to do one this coming Monday. I’m so very excited about it too. I can’t wait to do it. Wish me luck in it please. Thanks Dolores

  12. Gene Arnett

    I like the comments on these pages as they help me stay hooked up. I’m still looking forward to making my first dollar but I see the possibilities. Great job, keep it up, I need the help.

  13. Bobby Sims

    Anthony, thank you for the insight. I also sign up to become an Anthony, fan on Facebook. I’ll always be there to support you, because, I know you will do the same. Now, go take on the blissful day!!!

  14. Margaret Sansom

    I am in the process of building my website (It’s up, but still under construction.) and hope to have it done by the end of July…cancel that: will have it looking the way I want by the end of July and ready to roll. I would like to build my fan page http://www.facebook.com/thedeclutterqueen on Facebook in order to drive traffic to the website. All this is a roundabout way of saying that the app that appeals to me the most is Fan Offer, and I will be taking advantage of this app after the website construction is completed.

  15. william merola

    constant contact or mail chimp seams to be my favorite. Although please send me the links to begin again; tried yet did not complete ?? Ia their a simple plug in to review my sites to see why their not generating any income lately , pas few months; nothing generated; mmm maybe we will have that needed 25,00 ck in the mail or better yet are we able to have funds sent directly to our accounts by aba & routing numbers ? what do ya think Anthony ?

  16. Kabina bhari

    My favorite app would be NetworkedBlogs because it helps you build a strong followingas its mentioned above… You can also use the app to import your blog feed to your Facebook page. So that my Facebook fans can go through your posts and help my blog become as popular as my Facebook page is… 🙂

  17. Ulric Kurashige

    I have been trying to figure out a way to add contacts to my client list. It has not been easy and I definitely needed help. I think Constant Contact, iContact or Mail Chimp is my favorite App. It is one more tool to get my business off the ground.

  18. Pollie Witherspoon

    Hello Anthony, This is your friend Pollie . I really don not know lot about email and computer’s. This is why I’m so long emailing you. My son had to show me how to sign up on facebook. i don’t know what is wrong. I try to accept your app, but it did not go through, now what do I do?

  19. Gopal Iyer

    Thanks for sharing this information. I like the Constant contact. It helps me get new email addresses. It helps me build my list

  20. Dan B

    I would have to say it’s the Constant Contact, iContact or Mail Chimp one for me, I know I should be collecting email address but I don’t know how, this should give me a good starting point.

    Thanks please keep up the good work.

  21. Pollie Witherspoon

    Hi Anthony, Thank you very much for the App. I tried to post them, but I could not do it. I guess I will have to wait till my son get home to post. By the way, I watch the blog when you gave the family Money. That was great. They will never forget you.

    They will never forget you.

  22. Clara Leake

    Anthony,
    I like all the apps, but the twitter tab is my favorite one. I’ll put as many as I can afford in action right away. By the way, thanks for the information. as usual, it’s awesome.

  23. Jason Boxwell

    Mine would also have to be the twitter app I to enjoy that it is a free app considering money is tight right now so I have to be frugal with the money to get the things I need to get my site up and working for me. Another reason I like the app is that it will force me to start tweeting more often.

  24. Paul

    I have not used any of the apps yet but from what i read they all look equally as helpful.

  25. Carol Amato

    I am so glad you taught this today. I had no idea about all that and will check up on these apps. Hmm, trying to decide on which one to check out first . . . probably the T tab. 🙂

    Thanks for all your help in keeping us up to date on all this stuff.

    Appreciate it much!

  26. Paula Anding

    I DO HAVE A DOMAIN…COASTLIGHTINGBIZ.COM

    DEAR ANTHONY…I’VE NEVER TWEETED AND DON’T HAVE A TWITTER ACCOUNT. I LITERALLY HATE FACEBOOK SINCE I AM “REVEALED” WITHOUT MY PERMISSION. I’M A PRETTY PRIVATE PERSON; AND I DON’T EVEN KNOW HOW TO SET UP A BLOG.

    MY PASSIONS ARE: EXPERIENCING JOY THROUGH GODS’ LOVE AND THE GRACE THE LORD GIVES ME DAILY.

    STAYING UP-TO-DATE ON OUR COUNTRYS’ POLITICAL SITUATION IS THE OTHER. TELL OTHERS WHY WE NEED TO GET RID OF THE FEDERAL RESERVE WHICH IS A MISNOMER. IT’S NOT FEDERAL AND THERE IS NO RESERVE. IT WAS MADE UP OF A GROUP OF FOREIGN BANKS AND SOCIAL ELITES IN 1913. THEY ALL MET (UNDER FALSE NAMES) AT JEKYL ISLAND OFF THE EAST COAST. THEY’VE BEEN MANIPULATING OUR NATIONS ECONOMY FOR 98 YEARS NOW. AND GEORGE SOROS AND HILLARY CLINTON HAVE BEEN IN CAHOOTS FOR YEARS NOW (2003). OUR NATION IS IN DEEP DOO RIGHT NOW & WE ALL NEED TO DO EVERYTHING WE CAN TO CHANGE THIS SITUATION. INCLUDING BECOMING PROACTIVE BY LEARNING, TEACHING AND VOTING.

    GOD BLESS YOU ANTHONY AND ALL YOU ARE DOING FOR PEOPLE. I CAN’T RUB TWO DIMES TOGETHER RIGHT NOW, BUT PERHAPS JULY WILL BRING SOME BRIGHTNESS IN OUR LIVES.

    IN CHRIST……..PAULA ANDING

  27. Cherita Young

    Hello Anthony,

    Great overview of the “5 Essential Apps for Your Facebook Fan Page.” If I could afford the monthly fee, I would use Fan Offer to build my fan base. It gives Fans something special and this I think will grow a great Fan base. Looking forward to the next blog.

  28. keith dansie

    I just found out about aps on facebook. So its just one more thing I need to learn about.

  29. John Proulx

    I Have not Been Involved In facebook Fan Pages or Tweeting as Yet .

    Far to much Studying To Do Yet on Other Promotion Methods .

  30. Pollie Witherspoon

    Hi Anthony, These are the Apps that I like. Constant Contact, Icontact or Mail Chimp Fan Offer Promotions

  31. Ethel Packer

    Anthony, Thanks for this information. I had a product on face book once but got no responses. Now I know why. It was because I did not know that there was a business page nor how to advertise on facebook or twitter.I am surely going to try these. Thanks. Ethel

  32. Kathrine Austin

    Thanks for the super info. I like the Twitter Tab app, which will save time by not having to do something twice. You always give everyone great and useful information.

  33. Janet Maxwell

    I like the promotion app, since I like contest and I think there are a lot of other people that like them too. Sounds great as far as all of them. Gonna look at it further and see which one to put up.
    Thanks

  34. Brian Schorzman

    Im gonna go with the twitter tab. For that sounds really useful, and because i use facebook quite often i think i will use this app quite a bit too. Thanks for showing this to me 🙂

  35. Ralph Bryant

    Anthony, I am leaning towards the networked blogs app. simply because of the sheer amount of active users. I also like twitter because I am fairly new to this and I feel more confortable in twitter.
    The one I like best is networked blog. No I am going to need to learn how to create a blog! lol

    Thanks for your Help.
    Ralph

  36. Debbi in AZ

    Hi Anthony,

    I like the ‘Fan Offer’ Page. If it brings potential email addresses, at $19/month it is definitely cheaper by a lot shot than social media . . . .

    My question would be does it apply even if you are already using Aweber and does it also apply if you are promoting different types of business streams (making on the internet and dating)?

    Great Info!

    YOU ROCK!

    Debbi in AZ

  37. Lana Dageford

    Think I’ll start with networked blogs. I have alarge friend base on facebook and am hoping it wilol ehlp ge4t the word out for me.

  38. Lori Martin

    Thanks for the Info. I am going to check these out this morning I think my favorite will be the Twitter tab also.
    Thanks again
    Lori

  39. Richard Dickens

    My favorite app would be the Twitter Tab app. The reasons would be because it is free, and that I love the idea of showing my twitter feed on my Facebook Page!!
    Thank you for your really informative “Tips” Anthony
    I appreciate the time you take to teach us a road to a better life.
    RknLc

  40. Terri Masterson

    I am new to this, and I’m in a fog! I don’t know any of the ins and outs of networking and trying to find the right applications to get my businesses rolling! I do not have lots of money for this, (the reason I’m getting into these networking MLM’s). I need any help possible as far as what apps to use and how to use email or put on autopilot where I can have money rolling in like everyone else! Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thank you, Terri

  41. M Dolores Harper Morgan

    My favorite one is Constant Contact. Talk later hope I win. Thanks Dolores

  42. Karen Tracy

    I would probably use the Tweet Tab, because it posts to Facebook and it sounds like it would produce more volume. I have to set up a Twitter account, and follow through with the info you provided–I am very optimistic that I am on the right path now. Thank you

  43. Bart Drury

    Dear Anthony-Thanks for your review of the top 5 Apps. My vote would have to go to the Tweet Tab as it affords exposure to my Facebook account as well. Cheers, Bart

  44. Pam Fulmer

    I plan to use the constant contact app now. Maybe others later as I learn more about what I am doing. Thanks so much for all your help!

    Pam Fulmer

  45. Michelle Reynolds

    Hi Anthony,
    I am so excited to get started with PMI.
    I am excited about all of these apps and know that eventually I will be using them all.
    thanks
    Mihelle

  46. Beth Dublinski

    This is pretty complex stuff for me. I am a newbie and don’t understand all that I read but I think I like Networked blogs best. Think I could do this one. But want to learn how to do them all.

  47. Pam

    This is all so new and confusing. Making time to go thru the different apps. this week. Your program is awesome. Looking forward to much success

  48. Andrea

    My favorite if money were not an issue would be the “Promotions” app. Everyone is always looking for something free and I believe it would boost your fans on my Facebook page.

    Since money is an issue, the easiest for me to implement would be the tweet tab. I would have to check it out to see how successful it is. But of my friends and fans are not big tweeters.

    The next app I would try would be the Networked Blogs app. Now I just need to create my own blog.

    I love the Fan Offer app will build a welcome page for “non-fans.” . This is a great way to build your fan base. But $19 a month is way too steep.

  49. steven

    Hey Anthony-Thanks for your review of the top 5 Apps. I would have to go to the Tweet Tab as it affords exposure. Thanks Steven

  50. Anita S.

    I have researched the fan/offer page and never could understand how to employ it for my page. Thank you for enlightening me, it’s my favorite of all your app suggestions!

  51. Irma & Jerry Fay

    Anthony,we look forward to your weekly Blog. Our favorite app is the Networked Blogs because we know it is important to build a strong following. We are looking forward to building our first landing pages , start setting up our advertising accounts & to creat our Blog.

  52. Fred Thompson

    Once again I must say thanks for the additional infi. to help promote my business. I have limited information on how to make use of the diffrent ways to use the internet for free advertisement. I printed this and it is in my primary nest step file.

    Fred& Hyunsou

  53. Blake Baxter

    Networked Blog because that is how business contacts are built, without strong contacts, you will not have a strong business.

  54. Lynne

    I ;knew nothing about this. Constant Contact would be my favorite as people write on my wall but I don’e contact alot on Facebook. Then my email list will increase!

  55. Lora

    Tweet Tab app is my favorite right now because I am not familiar with any of the others at this time. Maybe with using them I will get familiar with them and have a different favorite. Also it is free.

  56. Bonnie Kaiser

    well once I find out what it is that I am supposed to promote…. This whole venture will probally make some sence. Thanks for all the useful information. I think I like the Network Blog the Best at this time.

  57. John

    Hello Anthony and thank you for this information. I am in the throws of blogging so the network blogging app is of most importance at this time. Although, in due time I will consider the other apps as well. Thanks! John.

  58. Janice Martin

    My favorite app is the promotions one. In this economy, people tend to look for anything free, discounted or coupons. They are more likely to click these than anything else. All of you suggested apps are great though. Thanks for the tips Anthony.

  59. Serena

    I have the promotions app, I have only used it once but it is sure nice. I am also working on a storefront with the Payvment app. I am hoping that will help also. I tried blogging, it hasn’t stuck yet but with this app maybe I will try it again. Thanks for the info.

  60. daniel byrne

    I like the tweet app soon as I figure it out.
    I wish you would get my name correct on account and e mail this stuff was a gift to me I am not diana. I am still changing my whole site and will try to publish soon. and I agree with the other person lots of research to be done yet for twitter and fackbook. thank you Daniel…

  61. Karen Pressley

    Again thanks Anthony I am going to try these…………it as all new to me but I really liked all the apps but I think I will try the Promotions one first. I appreciate all you are doing for all of us.

  62. Trena

    In all honesty, probably won’t use any of the apps because I don’t have anything to sell and I’ve never tweeted before in my life.

  63. Inez

    I like the Promotions apps. which offers contest, sweepstakes, coupons giveway. Feel likethis type of offers will keep attention on my facebook page also the monthly active users were 376,330 just from 15 friends

  64. Tammy

    Thank You Anthony for all your helpful information. I need to check all this great stuff out and start making money !!!

  65. Stan Bookstaber

    Promotions are wonderful. there is no “Pushing” most people look for freebies and discounts. All fall into the category of “Promotions” a very big Business and Data Base builder.

  66. poseta

    Dear anthony, how do i apply for a facebook fan page? I have no clue of what to do. Please help a green lady who has no clue of what to do.

  67. Jean

    At the moment the Constant Contact sounds like the one to use at present. When I have money that will pay for the Fan Page, will plan to get it and possibly all 5.

  68. mwhite

    I think the Tweet Tab. Just learning to navigate in all this new communications technology. 🙂

  69. Shayna

    Ok I added all your apps and have used them all, hmmm honestly # 1 would be tweet, then promotions, I absolutely love that one, it draws people in to get anything free or to win something, so I took your advice and am doing the same, setting the same fire, hope it works.

  70. Toyonnie woodley

    I like the Fan offer the most because all may fan’s would be able to take advantage of great deal’s and exclusive offers just for being a fan and accessing my website.

  71. Sandra Bell

    Teh network blog app sounds perfect, didn’t know about it, but still trying to create a landing page for my site on Facebook. tedious, but we’ll make it. Hadn’t thought apps. Thanks for letting me know.

  72. Cindy

    I hope I can get my up and going soon. Just need to push the right button and I can make some money soon. I hope.

  73. Cindy

    I like all you app they are help full. For people that don’t rely under stand how to start up. Thanks for all you do for the people.

  74. Brigitte

    I like Promotions – who doesn’t want free stuff they can actually use. I “won” a camera through a twitter contest … was skeptical to give me address to a total stranger but ultimately did it and got a camera in the mail – brand new – a few days later – no strings attached – no spam email – no spam snail mail – nothing. It made my day to receive this gift – I want to do this for other people too – so, Promotions is my personal favorite.

  75. Ruth Wong

    I’m going to try the Tweet tab. It would be great to be able to have interested people be able to click that and immediately leave a response. And it would help me keep up with the interest in the site.

  76. Ruth Wong

    I am just learning about all this technology. It may take me a bit longer than the next person, but I am dedicated to making this work. I think the Tweet tab will be an exciting tab to add to the page. I think it will help me see who is looking at the Facebook page and see who is following me. It is amazing to think how somebody came up with this idea.

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