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Facebook “Questions”

Facebook continues to impress and is becoming an even more powerful tool for small business by adding the “Questions” product..  If you haven’t yet heard about Facebook “Questions”, you’ll definitely want to check this out.  Like LinkedIn, Yahoo and others, Facebook’s Q&A provides an opportunity to reach out and glean information from friends or simply network with 500 million members.

According to Mashable, “Questions” is currently in beta however, if it truly catches on with Facebook’s 500 million users, it could prove to be a terrific tool.  Questions posed can be seen by everyone including your friends so you’re more apt to get answers from experts who know most about the topic. Questions is available to Fan pages as well so imagine, if you will, being able to pose questions directly to your followers or being able to answer questions directly related to your niche.  What a great branding opportunity that would be.

“Questions” is currently available to a limited number of users however, if you are curious and would like to see if you have it and can pla with it, you can try it out by;

(the following are from FB’s Help Center)

1)  Typing a question in the search box at the top of the Facebook page

2)  Clicking on the Questions dashboard on the home page

3)  Using the publisher at the top of your home page and your profile

If you don’t have access yet, I’m sure you’ll be getting it soon.  The more active users they have, the better the answer database will be.   I’m looking forward to using it myself so it can’t get here soon enough for me.

We’ve been hearing for some time that Facebook Ads is a powerful tool to consider and now with the addition of “Questions”, Facebook becomes all the more attractive to small business. Perhaps that is all part of the monetization plan.

What do you think?  Do you have access to “Questions” and have you tried it yet? I’d love to hear about your experience with it thus far.

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32 Responses to Facebook “Questions”

  1. Nat August 22, 2010 at 11:02 pm #

    Hey Linnea

    I know a couple of people with the FB questions and they are really impressed so far, im looking forward to it rolling out to everyone so i can have a play with it! I think facebook is becoming so much more social now just with their little tweeks they are doing here and there, so I think questions is going to add a whole new social community side to it!
    cheers
    Nat
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  2. Virgil Cook August 23, 2010 at 10:42 am #

    Everybody these days is trying to figure out Facebook so any help is appreciated. Thank you for your input Linnea…

    Virgil Cook
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  3. Linnea August 23, 2010 at 6:59 pm #

    Hi Nat,

    Good to see you. Knowing someone who already has Questions may well give you a leg up as well. I’m glad to hear that they are impressed so far…it only makes me want to see it all the sooner. Perhaps we can trade notes once it has arrived.

  4. Linnea August 23, 2010 at 7:01 pm #

    Hi Virgil,

    I’m happy to help where I can.
    Thanks for stopping by.

  5. Johanna Brem August 24, 2010 at 5:05 am #

    Hi Linnea,

    thanks for the heads up with the FB Questions. I am curious how it works and what it allows yout to do.
    Anyway looking forward to it and to trading notes about it.

    Many thanks Johanna

  6. MaryKay Edelen August 26, 2010 at 6:03 pm #

    Hi Linnea,

    I have not heard of Facebook Questions. It sounds like a valuable tool and I’m going to check to see if I have access to it yet.
    Thanks for the great information!

    MaryKay
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  7. Gary Young August 27, 2010 at 6:49 am #

    Linnea,

    I had no idea! Thanks so much for bringing this to our attention. This will change my thinking on FaceBook.
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  8. Christine Casey August 27, 2010 at 10:20 am #

    Hi Linnea,

    This is such a great concept for FB to have added & cannot wait for it to be out of BETA testing ~ really appreciate you sharing about it :-)

    Christine
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  9. Linnea August 27, 2010 at 10:44 am #

    Hi Johanna,

    You’re welcome.
    It’ll be great fun experimenting and yes, trading notes about it.
    Something more to look forward to.

  10. Linnea August 27, 2010 at 10:50 am #

    Hi MaryKay,

    I hope you do have access to Questions.
    If so, you’ll have to let us know what you think of it and how it works for you.
    Inquiring minds are anxious to know.

  11. Linnea August 27, 2010 at 10:51 am #

    Hi Gary,

    You are welcome. I hope that you have it and can take advantage of it sooner rather than later. I would think that it could prove to be a very useful tool for your business.

  12. Linnea August 27, 2010 at 10:54 am #

    Hi Christine!

    Hey, great minds… I see that you too, have a Facebook post this week. I’ll definitely check it out.
    I’m right there with you, being anxious for it to be out of beta testing. I suppose it will come soon enough though.
    Thanks for stopping by.

  13. Kimberly Wagner August 27, 2010 at 5:22 pm #

    There’s always some new, interesting feature that I can’t quite wrap my mind around! So many useful tools.
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  14. Peter Fuller MBA August 27, 2010 at 7:47 pm #

    Hey Linnea

    Thanks for the info on FB Questions, I was not aware they were adding that feature.

    Can’t wait for all of the Internet Marketers to flood my inbox with their “must have” “how to” gaming systems :)
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  15. Linnea August 30, 2010 at 2:56 pm #

    Hi Kimberly,

    It really does boggle the mind, doesn’t it? That’s half the fun in my book, though.
    Always something fun and new to learn. The time has never been better for the internet adventurer.

  16. Linnea August 30, 2010 at 2:58 pm #

    Hey Peter,

    oooh. Great point that I hadn’t thought of. I’ve been focused on what a great tool it will be however, you are so right, as with all new things, it will be coming at us as well. The good news is that this too, will pass.

  17. Glyna Humm September 3, 2010 at 9:24 am #

    Linnea,

    I have never heard of FB questions. I can’t wait to check it out because I definitely see a big benefit for the feature. Thanks for the info!
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  18. Linnea September 6, 2010 at 10:19 am #

    Hi Glyna,

    You are welcome. I’m really looking forward to it too. Haven’t seen an expected date for the full release but sure am looking forward to it. Thanks for stopping by.

  19. Wendy Hewlett September 9, 2010 at 9:06 am #

    Facebook continues to impress. There are currently over 500 million active users on Facebook. General Motors has just announced they will be integrating Facebook into their Onstar Service. It really is a powerhouse of opportunity. Thanks for informing us about Facebook Questions. I haven’t tried it out yet, but look forward to doing so.

    Wendy
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  20. Debbie Wood September 14, 2010 at 3:28 am #

    Thanks for the tip on FB questions. I had not heard about this and was not familiar with this technique, but will definitely check it out. FB is such a great medium to network with so many people any and little thing they add only makes it better.

    Thanks again for the tip. Your blog look great! I love TSA because we get to visit and read so many blogs that we would probably not have found if not for them.

  21. Linnea September 14, 2010 at 11:26 am #

    Hi Wendy,

    I hope you have it to play with but if not, I’m sure they will be rolling it out soon enough. In any event, thanks for stopping by and if you do get to play, let us know how it looks to you. Thanks!

  22. Linnea September 14, 2010 at 11:29 am #

    Hi Debbie,

    You are more than welcome and I’m with you on the TSA. It’s great fun visiting all the different blogs and reading what everyone is up to. What great exposure! Thanks for your feedback on my site. It’s been a lot of fun getting it up and going.

  23. kebabope September 17, 2010 at 11:25 am #

    Very interesting Linnea, never heard of that before but will definitely put some time aside to explore it thanks for sharing…and nice blog hey!

    To your succeess,
    ~kebabope morapedi
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  24. Linnea September 17, 2010 at 11:51 am #

    Hi Keba,

    If you do find that you have access, it would be great to hear about your experiences with Questions. Have no fear if you don’t have it yet. I’m sure it will be coming shortly. I’m glad you enjoy my blog…hope to see you again.

  25. John Gaydon March 2, 2011 at 3:05 pm #

    Hi Linnea,

    I have been using questions for market research for years and they drive my marketing funnels. Having this facility on Facebook is a fabulous idea.

    It is mind boggling what is available these days.
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  26. Linnea March 3, 2011 at 8:08 pm #

    Hi John,
    Good to see you again. Yes, it certainly is mind boggling and only continues to be more so each and every day. Glad to hear that you are already well aware of the power of questions. Would love to know more about how you are using them. To your continued success!

  27. Hazel-Ann La Fortune March 11, 2011 at 4:16 pm #

    What a great post! I never realized that FB had such a feature. I’m heading over there right now to test it out. I use questions and often the response is not as I would like.

  28. Linnea March 17, 2011 at 8:04 am #

    Hi Hazel-Ann,

    Welcome! I’m so glad I could point the way to what I hope to be a great new tool for you. I’d love to hear what you learn by digging in. Thanks for commenting.

  29. marquita herald August 16, 2011 at 2:09 pm #

    Hey Linnea, I see this post is from last year but I was curious because I just noticed the Facebook Questions icon and plan to do a quick poll to start using it. I can hardly wait!

  30. Linnea August 16, 2011 at 5:12 pm #

    Hey Marty,

    I do hope you find it useful. I do believe that it is now released to everyone whereas previously, it was still in test mode and not everyone had it. That might be why you hadn’t previously noticed it.

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