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Your Extraordinary Life Podcast Episode Minus 2 – What is the Facebook Star Rating and how to remove it.

In this video I go over:

  • What is the Facebook Star Rating
  • Why you should be afraid of it
  • Why you should remove it
  • How to remove it

This is a quick guide on how to remove Facebook Star Rating from your Facebook Page. Thankfully, it’s easy. Sadly, you do lose one bit of small functionality.

The video above is my quick video tutorial on how to do it. Below are the text instructions:

  1. Log into Facebook as the administrator for the Facebook Page and go to the Page you want to fix.
  2. Under the logo and name section, click on the About link.
  3. On the top left, click Edit next to the About heading.
  4. On the Address line, click on edit.
  5. From the information that shows, under the map uncheck the Show this map on your Page item.
  6. Save changes.

That’s it. As the text says though, it will remove your businesses map and address from showing on your Facebook page. So that’s kind of a bummer if you’re a local business. Otherwise, we’re not free of the ill-implemented rating system!

I like where Facebook Home is taking the market, though there are three good reasons why an entrepreneur and business professional should avoid it.

3 Reasons Why You Should Avoid Facebook Home

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Like anyone else, I like to be social. These days that means sharing photos, text and thoughts online to the world. Call me paranoid, but I draw a fine line where technology and social apps significantly invade my privacy.

Many people’s smartphones contain most (if not all) their lives. Keycards, photos, contacts, journals and countless other things. The problem is that many of these things are not connected at all and that makes it really difficult to use all of them in any coherent fashion without wasting a lot of time. That’s where Facebook’s Home app comes in.

Facebook Home is supposed to be a socially aware, social first and simple interface for Android phones. I really like this idea. Something simple and yet highly integrated with everything so that I don’t have to keep using a gazzilion apps just to post a short message! The app (well, it’s a system interface replacement really) looks amazing, looks super easy to use and understand and brings all the great social features front and center. Great.

But not so fast. There are many issues with this idea.

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While a personal profile can only get so much attention, a Facebook Fanpage allows you to expand your reach and your profile’s capabilities. While a business profile is ok, a fanpage for your company, business, service or product is the best approach on Facebook since a fanpage has significantly more options and is more flexible than a simple profile.

For this tutorial we’ll assume that you have a freelance service (and a product) which you want to advertise on Facebook. We won’t cover Facebook ads here, only the design and structure of a fanpage which will get people interested in your product and services.

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Aweber is an extremely powerful auto-responder system, it’s probably one of the most used as well. In their latest annoucement, you can now integrate Aweber into a Facebook Fanpage. What do they mean by ‘integrate’? Well, you know how Aweber can send out e-mails … and stuff, right? Well, now it can post to your Fanpage wall as well!

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Digg Digg   The Best WordPress Social Plugin All of us have tried many different social plugins. I know that most, if not all, of us use the TweetMeme plugin and maybe even the sexy bookmarks plugin. But that’s the problem with that idea: so many different plugins slowing down our site. Not to mention the complete mess of having so many plugins installed and having to manage each one separately.

Thankfully there is a solution! The Digg Digg plugin! As you can see on this website, I have it installed. it’s the awesome left bar that scrolls with you when you’re on a post! There are a few ‘issues’ with the plugin though.

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Facebook Lockdown   Reclaim Your Privacy On Facebook There are many things Facebook is great at, consumer privacy isn’t one of them. Time and time again they have screwed us over with horrid privacy policies (or shall we say there lack of) and by making it extremely difficult (and annoying) to get it back. Well no more! In this video I show you how you can:

  • Remove yourself from the facebook ‘automatic’ partner program (and no, this isn’t a cool affiliate thing. This is where Facebook gives away all your data to these companies freely)
  • Block bad applications from having access to your account
  • Block applications from ever having access to your info even through your friends accounts
  • Set setting for maximum privacy
  • How to Lock Down Your Facebook profile to the max!

The links to the pages mentioned in the video are listed right below the video. So no need to guess where they all are!

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Internet Marketing Interview With Terrie Wurzbacher Piotr Krzyzek InterviewI had the great privilege of being interviewed by Terrie Wurzbacher of Getting Unstuck LLC. I must say that was a very new and interesting experience for me! It was my first interview ever and we covered a whole slew of topics.

We covered:

  • Me
  • More me
  • Getting unstuck in life
  • What internet marketing is REALLY like. Trust us, it’s not what all those ‘gurus’ say it is. It takes work!
  • Great tips for getting your foot in the door with Internet Marketing
  • Biggest challenges for new internet marketers
  • Randomness!
  • and some info about my latest upcoming Facebook fanpage guide (for businesses).

It’s well worth the listen. But don’t take my word for it. Inside you’ll learn a bit more about me and Terrie, and a whole lot about starting off with internet marketing. But please go easy on me. It was my first interview and I was scared out of my mind the whole time Internet Marketing Interview With Terrie Wurzbacher And yeah, I did blank a few times.

That’s life people. It takes work, some balls and effort. Even internet marketing. This interview proves that with even a little bit of effort each day you can move forward in life. Terrie and I both really enjoyed the interview, and we both you do to.

Let us know what you thought Internet Marketing Interview With Terrie Wurzbacher

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