Book review: Facebook All-In-One For Dummies + GiveawayFacebook is an ever-evolving social media network, and keeping up with it can be a challenge. For some, just getting started can cause frustration and confusion. Between profile pictures, status updates, privacy settings, and learning how the timeline works (if you’re not using it, don’t worry, you’ll be forced into the change VERY soon), new users have a huge learning curve compared to those of us who started using it years ago. Even us seasoned Facebook users have a lot to learn, especially those of us who use Facebook to share our work with others. You can go out and buy a book on every single aspect of Facebook and spend a small fortune, or you can just grab Facebook All-In-One for Dummies by Melanie Nelson and Daniel Herndon and learn everything you need to know in one book.

It’s Like Six Books In One

Actually, Facebook All-in-One For Dummies really IS six books in one. Well, six mini-books, but those min-books pack a lot of info! They include:

    • Getting Started with Facebook
    • Customizing Your Page
    • Marketing Yourself on Facebook
    •  Facebook Advertising Basics
    •  Facebook App Development Basics
    •  Facebook Privacy and Etiquette

As you can see, this book handles everything from getting your account set up to developing your own apps. Like all Dummies book, the Facebook All-in-One For Dummies book is easy to follow and doesn’t assume you know too much. Obviously, it assumes you know how to turn on a computer and navigate to Facebook, but beyond that, it really does walk you through every step.

My favorite of the mini-books is the Marketing Yourself on Facebook section, because it really gave me some good ideas. I’m always trying to figure out how to make Pretty Opinionated’ Fan Page more interactive and attract more readers to it. It’s especially challenging since Faebook limits how many of my fans actually see my page (which irks just about every blogger to no end. If you want to hide me, I understand, but if you didn’t choose to hide me, then why can’t you see my updates? Grrrrrr!).

The Developing Apps section is way over my head, I’ve never been good at any sort of programming stuff. The instructions are easy enough to understand for someone who has at least rudimentary skills in that area though, so if you’re into apps, give it a try!

Author Melanie Nelson has a lot of experience in online marketing, she runs a successful blog called Blogging Basics 101, which offers great tips on blogging for both newbies and seasoned bloggers. Daniel Herndon also knows his stuff when it comes to social networking and marketing. He’s the founder and CEO of redwall LIVE, and has been recognized for his creative acts of philanthropy.

Buy It: Buy the Facebook All-In-One for Dummies book online for $29.99.


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Book review: Facebook All-In-One For Dummies + Giveaway