I belong to several Photography Groups and Forums. In one of them, a member suggested reciprocating Facebook "Likes". Many of us in that group have done this and it has meant that we are all enjoying more exposure for our work through each other's networks and we are seeing updates to one another's work on a regular basis - all part of the grand learning curve.
I check regularly to make sure that I have "Liked" the Photography Page of everyone who has "Liked" mine and has left a comment on my Facebook Page.
This video explains how you can improve the ranking of your Facebook Page in search engines.
IF YOU ARE A NEWCOMER TO FACEBOOK PAGES THEN PLEASE READ THESE IMPORTANT POINTS
- and get a shortened version of your URL.
PROTECTING YOUR IMAGES
Concern is sometimes expressed about whether you lose your statutory rights for photographs uploaded to Facebook. Here are some facts that might help you decide whether uploading is right for you -
"From Facebook's Terms of Service: Rights and Responsibilities Section 2
* Sharing Your Content and Information
When you publish content or information using the Public setting, it means that you are allowing everyone, including people off of Facebook, to access and use that information, and to associate it with you (i.e., your name and profile picture). We always appreciate your feedback or other suggestions about Facebook, but you understand that we may use them without any obligation to compensate you for them (just as you have no obligation to offer them)."
This is effectively the same as sites such as Flickr although the protection offered by FB is not so good hence the way in which I mark my low-resolution images on FB and issue this statement in my FB Galleries -
"It is with regret that I have added a logo, watermark and copyright notice to my photos on Facebook. This is because of clauses in their current Terms and Conditions regarding photographs. I hope that these additions do not spoil your viewing pleasure too much but all of these photos and many more can be seen in my gallery."
FB are quite clear that you own and retain copyright on any images you upload and you are certainly at liberty to sell them. It is other FB users who might "steal" your work about whom you need to be careful."
For more information about your rights take a look at - www.better-photographs.com/photo-copyright.html
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