Social Media Examiner is the world’s largest online social media magazine and was designed to help businesses discover how to best use social media tools like Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and LinkedIn to connect with customers, generate more brand awareness and increase sales. Their blogs boasts over 100,000 email subscribers and is ranked as one of the Top 10 Business Blogs worldwide by giants like Technorati and AdAge.
Recently, the Social Media Examiner created a contest for the Top 10 Small Business Facebook Pages of 2011. With more than 1400 entries, the competition was fierce! Social Media Examiner chose a panel of Facebook experts who carefully reviewed the nominees and finalists, analyzing their landing pages, engagement, reader involvement and creative use of promotions (among other things). This panel included social media superstars Mari Smith (co-author, Facebook Marketing: An Hour a Day), Dave Kerpen (author, Likeable Social Media) and Michael Stelzner (author, Launch). According to the panel, the top 10 pages were all able to achieve great success on small budgets!
The winners were announced on Tuesday, September 6th, and Obeo is honored and proud to be included on Social Media Examiners list of the Top 10 Small Business Facebook Pages of 2011! In this post, announcing the winners, The Social Media Examiner judges chose Obeo as a winner for these reasons:
- Good use of incentives to like the page for Facebook exclusive promotions
- Variety in posts (blogs, pictures, trivia, links)
- Nice presentation of video and virtual staging on Welcome tab
- Smart balance of content on YouTube tab – informational and inspirational