Don't Pin It and Forget It - Promote Your Pinterest Boards

Few will argue that Pinterest provides incredible exposure for visual brands; except maybe artists. Once you move beyond the copyright violation argument artists wage against the Internet, Pinterest still remains a fabulous option for creatives who want other people to see their art.

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How to Engage More Fans on Facebook

Facebook expert Mari Smith shared her 10 tips for engaging fans on Facebook. I give you the highlights along with a couple of addition insights that might help you crack the Facebook feed code.

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5 Actions to Rock Your Facebook Page

Here are four things you can do to distinguish your business page on Facebook from your personal profile. These actions (especially #4) should give your art business a boost in visibility on Facebook.

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Tell the Story of Your Art Career on Your Facebook Timeline

Dust off your art résumé and put it to use with the new timeline on your Facebook page. Timelines are a place for you to share the history of your art career. They’re not for you to tell your life story – that’s for your personal profile timeline.

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4 Starter Moves for Your New Facebook Timeline

Starr Weems’ cover image goes well with her profile picture.

Facebook says pages and profiles will be forced to adopt the new timeline by March 30. Here are 4 starter moves for making the change to the new timeline with some inspiration from those who have already converted.

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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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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 posts. Twitter Create a custom Twitter background to show off your art on your profile page. Your design in the left column of your Twitter background should be about 200 pixels wide. When your tweet begins with an @Name, it is seen only in the streams of people who are following both you and the @Name. This is an abbreviated version of the Art Marketing Action newsletter. Get the rest of the scoop

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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

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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 you’re going places with your art?

Here are 4 quick things you can use to improve your professional presence on Facebook.

1. Connect Your Biz Page to Your Profile

You want your friends to become fans, right? Make it easy on them! Lisa Call outlines how to show everyone you have your own art business in this article.

2. Add a Welcome Page

What do first-time visitors see

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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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