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There is always confusion over whether Facebook penalises pages which use automated posting. Things like Hootsuite and Buffer. So, if you're not sure, you can use their own tool on the status update box to schedule posts on Facebook.

Facebook change the way you schedule posts on Facebook

However, in October 2014, Facebook changed the way that you schedule posts on Facebook.

Instead of this:

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It's slowly been rolling out but I now have the Post Attribution Settings feature on my Facebook page.

What on earth is that, Jo?

Well, what it means is this:

New Post Attribution Settings Feature on Facebook

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When I am using Facebook as Lollipop Local, I can go into the Page Feed that shows the posts from any other Pages that Lollipop Local has liked and I can choose to like, comment or share as Lollipop Local or as Jo Shaer - without having to switch between profile and Page.

Here's what I mean!

In the top navigation bar, go to Activity.

Select Page Feed.

Now scroll down the feed through the posts and images that other Pages your Page has liked have published.

See something you want to like, comment or share?

Go to the bottom right hand corner.

facebook post attribution settings

You will see the profile picture of your Page with a little arrow next to it.

Click on the arrow to get the chance to swap from your Page to your personal profile.

facebook like, comment or share as you or your page

It may only be a small thing but it is going to save a lot of time switching between your Voices in the navigation bar at the top right and then finding that Page and the content on that Page, which is what you had to do previously!

For more tips and tricks about how to use Facebook effectively for your business, book a 1-2-1 consultation! Fill out the form in the right hand sidebar and we will be in touch with some dates.

Lollipop Local are pleased to announce our Facebook Ads training courses.

How Facebook say you should use their platform

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Facebook have set out their own strategy for how business owners can best use their platform.

They say:

  • Create a Page
  • Create engaging content
  • Target
  • Measure

Which all sounds very easy.

Facebook is not your friend! They want you to pay for advertising to reach your fans

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They've only gone and done it again. The Twitter layout seems to have changed as of last week and now holds a striking resemblance to the Facebook layout. It was only May when I wrote a blog about the last layout change...

It seems just as you get your bearings and become used to a new social media layout, it's soon changed again! Take a look at the old header vs the new header.

Old Twitter Layout
Old Twitter Layout


New Twitter Header
New Twitter Layout

We no longer have our messages and settings symbols on the right had side. Instead we now have our profile picture thumbnail to the left which, once clicked, gives us access to our profile, lists and settings. The message tab has now also been moved to the left hand side.

How to edit your profile settings with the new Twitter layout

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When you are learning about Statutory Sick Pay as a new employer, there are a couple of abbreviations that you need to understand.

PIW = Period of Incapacity for Work
QD = Qualifying Days
WD = Waiting Days

SSP kicks in after 4 days of incapacity providing the employee earns more than the lower limit for NI Contributions which is currently £111/week.

All information that I gleaned from a great webinar produced by HMRC. Please note, I am not an expert. This is my understanding based on the information provided in the webinar.

Qualifying conditions for Statutory Sick Pay

The person concerned must have started working for you - say they were asked to start work next Monday but have an accident on the Saturday and can't start until the following week - you are not liable to pay them sick pay

The employee must be unfit for work for at least 4 days in a row - this is called the period of incapacity for work or PIW

The employee must have an average weekly earnings equal to or more than the lower limit for NI contributions.

Notification of sickness

Notification must be within 7 days of the sickness starting - if the employee does not tell you then you can withhold SSP until the date they do notify you.

The employee can notify you via a friend or relative

The employer must have reasonable rules about notification - you cannot insist that they come to work to tell you.

Evidence of sickness

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