Facebook kicked off its five-city Facebook Fit tour — a conference to help small businesses market themselves on the social network — in New York Tuesday. Some 900 small business owners were in attendance, and Global Director of Small Business Dan Levy announced some new numbers related to mobile and small businesses.
Small businesses are no small matter at Facebook, and Global Director of Small Business Dan Levy is working to keep it that way. Levy spoke with Jon Xavier of Silicon Valley Business Journal about the social network’s recently announced Facebook Fit series of workshops for small and midsized businesses, and the SMB sector, in general.
More than 25 million Facebook pages are now classified as small business pages following a change by the social network to include ecommerce pages in the category, Global Director of Small Business Dan Levy announced Monday at Salesforce’s Dreamforce conference in San Francisco.
Facebook Director of Small Business Dan Levy announced a milestone of sorts during a small business roundtable in New York: 1 million advertisers have been active on the social network in the past 28 days.
Local businesses are thriving on Facebook, according to statistics released Friday by Dan Levy, director of small business at the social network, who said more than 2 billion connections exist on Facebook between users and local businesses, adding that approximately 70 percent of monthly active users in the U.S. and Canada are connected to local businesses.
Facebook’s Graph Search has several uses, such as looking up restaurants in Tokyo that your friends like, or seeing photos that they’ve posted from San Francisco. You can also use it as a dating site, looking up men or women who are friends of friends and meet your criteria. But can Graph Search make you money? That’s what Neo Mammalian Studios and Advantage Capital Funds wanted to find out, in an infographic posted on sister site SocialTimes.
The total number of Facebook pages has topped the 15 million mark, up from 13 million in December, Facebook Director of Small Business Dan Levy said at Borrell Associates’ Local Online Advertising Conference in New York Tuesday.
The number of local business pages advertising on Facebook has nearly doubled since January, and the total number of active local pages is up by more than 40 percent over the same time period, Director of Global SMB Markets Dan Levy said at BIA/Kelsey’s Interactive Local Media West conference in Los Angeles Thursday.