Why Your Art is the Profile Picture for Your Facebook Page

Art by Angelique on Facebook

Use a photo of you for your personal profile on Facebook and an image of your art for your business page. Yes, it’s nice to see artists’ faces (I agree! I like to see faces, too), but are you promoting your face or your art?

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Is Twitter a Perfect Platform for Introverts?

Twitter seems like an instant platform, but it actually gives introverts a little time to respond and still be part of a conversation.

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Compelling Video of Your Art

Philadelphia’s Rosenfeld Gallery is providing videos for their artists who exhibit there. This is a fantastic service for the artists and a smart use of video by the gallery.

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Look Like a Whiz on Facebook & Twitter

Art Biz Coach on Facebook

It’s not very easy to find out little secrets about how things work on Facebook and Twitter.

Here are a few things I’ve learned that have made me feel more confident in my presence on those sites.

Twitter The photo strip on the top of your Facebook page and profile consists of images that are 97 pixels wide and 68 pixels high. Manual posts outrank automated

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PEARLS of Social Media Wisdom

Angela Piehl

It’s not just you. Everyone is overwhelmed by all of the options for online marketing.

In today’s Art Marketing Action newsletter, I provide PEARLS of social media wisdom. Here’s a sneak peek.

©2008 Angela Piehl, Pearls Kiss. Oil on birch panel, 36 x 48 inches.

Pick a Platform Engage Acknowledge Respond Listen Share and Sell

What pearls of wisdom do you have to share about using social

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Fine-Tune Your Artist Presence on Facebook

Frances Vettergreen - Facebook

For quite some time, I have been publishing my weekly newsletter on this blog in addition to sending it via email. This will no longer be the case. Only those who subscribe to the Art Marketing Action newsletter will receive it beginning September 7. Below is the next-to-last issue that will be posted here.

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Does your Facebook presence show your friends and fans that

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How To Set Up a Custom Welcome Page for Your Facebook Page

Nithya Swaminathan

There are at least 5 reasons to add a custom welcome to your Facebook page. Follow these steps and you’ll have one up and running in about 30 minutes.

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Complete your Google Profile


Unless you’ve been hiding under a virtual rock, you’ve been hearing a lot about Google+ (a.k.a. G+) over the past couple of weeks. You’ve also been seeing more +1 buttons popping up on your favorite sites, like at the bottom of posts here on the Art Biz Blog.

The Google +1 button is Google’s answer to the “Like” button. As they say on their site, clicking on the +1 button is like saying “this is

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Are you spamming people?

Spam isn’t just sending bulk email to those who haven’t requested it. Spam is also rampant on blogs, Facebook, and Twitter. Make sure you’re not spamming people!

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Drive More Traffic to Your Site

Ann Brauer, Out of the Earth. Art quilt.

It’s a waste of time – yours and your recipients’ – to send an email or tweet that only says you have a new blog post or have updated your website.

Use more enticing language in your newsletter, email blast, Facebook update, or tweet to encourage blog visits and more meaningful connections.

Below are examples of how I might announce selected real-life blog posts.

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