It’s a good thing to try out new things, but sometimes those things you try out simply aren’t very good. Pagemodo automatic Facebook Page/Tab creator is one of them.
I read about www.PageModo.com in PC World Magazine. I decided to take a look to see if the online application was as great and as easy to use as PC World Magazine said it was. I ran it through set up and published my page using their free version. I spent quite a bit of time working with the interface adding images and text. What I found was that this was more frustrating to use than creating your own developer page with HTML.
This is my feedback:
- It was impossible to resize the images in the template. The grab and pull action to the bounding box would not work on the two templates that I tried.
- When I tried to load my image in one template a black box overlayed it even in publishing, no matter what I tried my header image was obscured. I changed to a new template and did not have this issue, but what a time pit getting the image and content in just to scrap the template as unusable.
- Text was easy to add but better make sure your character count between columns is exact as there is no way to balance the content short of removing words.
- Want a Fan Gate or another page, you’ll pay a monthly charge for use. With Facebook turning your business page wall into a community site where anyone can post I’m not sure if in the future world of Facebook a Fan Gate will even be allowed.
I have to say that for people who have no HTML skills and hours of time on their hands, they may be able to painstakingly create a nice looking page for their Facebook Business page. Will I use it again, no, it is too time consuming and buggy for professional use.
I found a cool website and wanted to share it with you, it is called www.Ifttt.com. With this interactive website you can connect your social networking sites like Twitter or Facebook and use their premade “recipes” or action steps to react automatically when an action happens.
This is what I have set up. When someone mentions me on Twitter on #FF or Follow Friday. I have Ifttt set up to send an automatic thank you to the sender – cool!
I’ve also got my blog feeding to Google+ using Ifttt also. There are literally hundreds of actions that you can use or you can easily create your own. It’s worth a quick look, you might just find and action that needs your action too.
If you like to bid on online items, you may really be interested in this new website called www.Dubli.com. This new site is a reverse auction site.
Reverse auction means instead of multiple bidders bidding up a price, when you bid you are bidding down a price. That’s an interesting model isn’t it? In fact this is how it works. You search on Dubli for items you are interested in buying. You buy credits online at $.80 a pop. To see the current price of an item you are interested in, you click view price and Dubli takes one of your $.80 credits away to view the price. For each person that views the price the price of the product drops by $.25. If you like what you see, you can choose to buy the item at the Dubli bidded down price or you can choose to wait and see if the price will go lower.
For hot property items, the price on Dubli can drop rapidly and you can snatch up a bargain, if you are watching. This is a winning combination for online auction buying in Europe and is just now appearing in the United States.
Check out www.Dubli.com yourself and see what you think!