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May 19, 2009 - Spotting things you'll want to see today.

This is the May 19 2009 Special Edition of Who's Blogging What, a weekly newsletter that covers more than 1,000 top web marketing blogs for online professionals involved in social media, search marketing, email, user experience and web analytics. Listed below are the posts from 2009 on Facebook that our subscribers found to be the most useful. If you would like to be kept up to date (on all important aspects of web marketing) you may enter your email address in the box at the right.

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The most useful posts about Facebook

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Power marketing on Facebook:
  • Facebook Shares Tips and Case Studies for Brand Marketers (Mashable)
  • 5 Tips for Optimizing Your Brand's Facebook Presence (Mashable)
  • How To Develop A Facebook Page That Attracts Millions of Fans (All Facebook)
  • 30+ Apps for Doing Business on Facebook (Mashable)
  • How to Increase Your Site's Traffic Through Facebook Share (Inside Facebook)
  • 5 Elements of a Successful Facebook Fan Page (Mashable)
  • 4 Simple Ways to Promote Your Site on Facebook (Search Engine Journal)
  • Citysearch: Each Item Shared Through Facebook Connect Generates 30 Clicks (Inside Facebook)
  • Facebook's Clinically Precise Advertising (Mashable)
  • Using Facebook Business Pages to Promote Your Brand (Big Wave)
  • the inside scoop from facebook advertising - the day I spent inside (dk's Purpose)
  • How to Create Successful Facebook Ads (Web Analytics World)
  • 10 Privacy Settings Every Facebook User Should Know (AllFacebook)
  • 20 Facebook desktop apps to try (Webware)
  • Facebook Posted Items - Sharing Beyond Your Network (Web Success Diva)
  • 13 Sure Fire Strategies for Launching Successful Facebook Applications (All Facebook)
  • How to Launch Your Web Show on Facebook (NewTeeVee)
  • 5 Rules Of Facebook Flirting (All Facebook)
  • 8 Essential Apps for Your Brand's Facebook Page (Mashable)
  • Optimizing for Facebook Share Preview (Gregg Hilferding)

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Twitter is a place where Facebook marketers go to share ideas and learn new things. Do your part, just hit this button to be taken to your Twitter home page with a 117 character Tweet (leaving plenty of room for ReTweets). Use it if you like or come up with something even better. Thanks!


Facebook marketing success stories:
  • The 30 Most Popular Pages on Facebook (Inside Facebook)
  • The 25 Facebook Groups with Over 1 Million Members (Inside Facebook)
  • The Top 20 Most Engaging Facebook Applications (All Facebook)
  • 10 Highly Addictive Facebook Applications (All Facebook)
  • 6 Weeks After Redesign, A Look at the Top 10 App Developers on Facebook by Reach (Inside Facebook)
  • How Specialty Brands are Driving Sales on Facebook (Inside Facebook)
  • Top 20 Emerging Facebook Apps (Inside Facebook)
  • The Top 25 Facebook Games for March (Inside Facebook)
  • 5 Great Examples of Facebook Connect on the iPhone (Mashable)
  • How Major Retailers Can Improve the Effectiveness of Their Facebook Pages (Inside Facebook)
  • 5 Lessons Celebrities Can Teach Us About Facebook Pages (Mashable)

Facebook status updates for 2009:
  • Facebook Advertising - An Opportunity for Deep Targeting at Very Low Cost (SEOmoz)
  • Facebook to Launch Redesigned Pages for Businesses - Tour & First Impressions (Inside Facebook)
  • Don't get confused: Facebook's open stream approach isn't like Twitter's (LA Times)
  • 8 Ways the Changing Facebook Home Page Will Affect Application Virality (Inside Facebook)
  • A look at Facebook's latest statistics: More status updates? More content sharing? (Venture Beat)
  • Hands on: Facebook's new homepage adds, loses control (ars technica)
  • First Look: Getting Data from the Facebook Stream API (Inside Facebook)
  • Facebook Begins Testing Ads on Applications (All Facebook)
  • Facebook Starts Alpha Testing In-House Platform Ad Network (Inside Facebook)
  • Facebook Announces Advanced Ad Targeting Features (All Facebook)
  • Facebook Tests New Ad Format With 5 Ads Per Page (All Facebook)
  • The Current Facebook Developer Dilemma (AllFacebook)
  • Facebook Begins Heavily Promoting Mobile Services (All Facebook)
  • Facebook Takes A New Step Toward Openness (All Facebook)
  • Top Facebook Applications See 25 Percent Drop In Traffic Since Redesign (All Facebook)
  • Don't Fight The Stream: Facebook And FriendFeed Redesigns Are Paying Off (TechCrunch)

Facebook's role in the world of social media:
  • Twitter Versus Facebook, A Comparison Of The Top Users (All Facebook)
  • Should Facebook Dominate Your Social Media Strategy? (Online Marketing Connect)
  • Facebook Vanity URLs Could Help Search Engine Rankings (WebProNews)
  • 10+ Twitter-Related Facebook Apps (RotorBlog)
  • 10 Great Implementations of Facebook Connect (Mashable)
  • Glue Lets You Browse the Web With Your Facebook and Twitter Friends (Mashable)
  • Face.com Brings Facial Recognition To Facebook Photos (TechCrunch)
  • Facebook Must Handle the Twitter Threat (All Facebook)
  • Book Review: The Facebook Era: Tapping Online Social Networks to Build Better Products (SMO)
  • Facebook to Make Big Mobile Push with Profile Pic Caller ID, Phonebook Sync (IntoMobile)
  • Fluid Uses Facebook Chat And Status Updates To Help Retailers Make Shopping Social (TechCrunch)

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