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Monday, 14 December 2015

Facebook tagging

Facebook tagging

Although Facebook Tagging seems rather straightforward, when I received the following as a comment in another post, I decided to write an entire post on the subject.
Recently, we were tagged in a post by another company. There was nothing inflammatory about the post, but my company is very sensitive regarding what is posted on our wall. As of right now, the post does not show up on the Page’s wall or in the news feed of people who like the Page. Would you let me know how tagging works for Facebook Pages, as it seems to be different from personal profiles? Also, is there a way to review tags and approve them before they are posted?

Facebook Tagging Overview

Facebook Tagging - How it works for Timelines & Pages
Facebook Tagging – How it works for Timelines & Pages
Facebook tagging links a person, Page, or place to something you post, like a status update, photo or app activity. Tagging is a useful feature because it:
  • Notifies a friend or Page when you post something that pertains to them, letting them know that they were mentioned;
  • Makes the post more visible because it appears in the news feed and timeline of the friend or Page you tagged (if the person has set the post to be visible to friends or public).
When a friend or Page is notified that they have been tagged, it increases engagement because they are more likely to comment on or like the activity in which they have been tagged. Without tagging, you could post a nice comment but your friend or the Page owners may never know they were mentioned. However, since your entire post including associated comments is automatically posted onto the wall of whichever friend/Page is tagged, there is an unspoken etiquette of Facebook Tagging that you need to understand.

Facebook Tagging for Timelines

When someone tags your personal profile (timeline), you have control about how you handle tags. You can turn on Tag Review in your privacy settings to ensure you always approve a tag.
Timeline Tag Settings
Timeline Tag Settings found in Privacy Settings
If you don’t want to restrict people, you do have many options if someone tags you unfavorably.

Facebook Tagging for Pages

Only Pages within the Brands & Products or People categories can be tagged in photos. In addition, the privacy of the photo is always respected when a Page is tagged in a photo. If a photo is published to “everyone”, then it can appear publicly on the Photos tab of the Page and the admins can see it.
Since Masterful Marketing’s Page is in the Brand or Product category, I was able to tag my page in a photo and a comment.
Facebook Page Photo Tagging
Facebook Page Photo Tagging
I took a screenshot as I hovered over the image and you can see that I tagged my laptop. I also received notification in the Admin Panel of these events.
Page Tagging Notification
Page Tagging Notification
The photo was visible on the Page under the photos area, but not on the timeline.
Photo Tagging for Pages
Photo Tagging for Pages (click to enlarge)
The layout of the photos section of your Page Timeline has your albums on top and tagged photos below.
Tagging in posts show up on your timeline. Below is a post where I tagged the MH Paint Works Pageand note that the post is in the right column.
Page Tagging in Posts
Page Tagging in Posts (click to enlarge)
Some of these settings are editable. Go to your Admin Panel, click on the down arrow next to manage and select “Edit Page”. Then select “Manage Permissions”.
Page Tagging - Managing Permissions
Page Tagging – Managing Permissions
As a Page Admin, you can set the permissions for your Page for how you want to handle posting. To make your Page more interesting, you should allow people to post content, photos and videos to your Page.
The Post Visibility section enables you to put posts by others at the top of the right column on the timeline. That is what you see in the image above for MH Paint Works – my post in the right column.
Plus you can restrict people from tagging photos that you post.

Pages Tagging other Pages

Tagging a Page from another Page is a nice way to promote other brands in which you may have a relationship, but to do so, you need to be using Facebook as your Page. To change to your Page, click on the down arrow next to home and select your Page:
Using Facebook as a Page
Using Facebook as a Page
Once you have done that, you can tag another Page in a post.
Facebook Page Tagging another Page
Facebook Page Tagging another Page
I have not found any type of Tag Review for Pages as there is for Timelines. Admins need to be aware of what is going on with tagging and monitor the activity to avoid any issues.
Have I missed any features of tagging for Timelines and Pages? Have you taken advantage of tagging to increase visibility for your Facebook Page?
Note: Please read the updated post: Facebook Page Tagging – An Update. If your question isn’t answered, please comment on that post. Many thanks!

Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Land costs hurting developers' profits

Land costs hurting developers' profits
Land costs hurting developers' profits

With home prices falling, they are likely to see smaller margins, slower growth: Study

That spells crimped profit margins for developers, just as competition for land impedes their ability to restock at a reasonable cost, according to a new study by BNP Paribas.       

This could slow down growth for these developers, said the firm's analyst, Mr Chong Kang Ho. However, the shares of listed developers have largely priced in the upcoming oversupply of private homes, which will help maintain a stable outlook on the sector, he added.   

While regulatory overhang continues to weigh on near-term sentiment, we reiterate that Singapore's property market is past the worst of policy intervention, and believe the Government could start to roll back cooling measures next year.
MR DERRICK HENG, analyst at Maybank Kim Eng Research
The report analysed about 185 successful Government Land Sale bids from 2007 to last month, and found that developers have become more cautious in their land bids.
Margin buffers this year - the difference between the prevailing price of launches in the vicinity and development costs of that plot - are generally above the mean, Mr Chong said. A wider spread of bids for each site, which indicates differing views among developers, may also be due to rising uncertainty in the global economy, he added. 
Still, the number of bids for each site tender is up from an average of seven last year to 9.3 this year, so far, as more developers seek to restock their land banks.           
And while winning bids have softened in some areas, developers have gone in to protect pricing in others. They include MCC Land, for Parcels A and D in Tampines Avenue 10, and MCL Land, for Parcels A and B in Jurong West Street 41.
Plum sites also continue to attract more bidders, so a slower decline in land costs could hurt Singapore developers' margins, especially if prices in the primary sales market continue falling, said Mr Chong.

Developers' net margins fell sharply from a recent peak of 35.7 per cent in 2009 to about 11.8 per cent last year, he estimated. 

And amid increased competition for sites, established Singapore developers have not been effective in restocking in Singapore, he added.

Using City Developments (CDL) and Frasers Centrepoint as proxies for these developers, he said their success rate of securing land has dropped from 13 per cent to 23 per cent in 2010 to 2012, to 10 per cent in 2013 and last year, to zero so far this year.

They face stiff competition from "new players entering the land market, and eager to expand market share, such as foreign developers, boutique local developers and construction-related companies," said Mr Chong.

In a separate report by Maybank Kim Eng Research released yesterday, analyst Derrick Heng said developer stocks may still rally, even as home prices slide.

This sort of rally has unfolded in 15 of the 31 quarters of home price contraction since the fourth quarter of 1997, the report found. In fact, home sales volume has had a higher correlation with stock prices than home prices, said Mr Heng.

"Hence, while home price changes are often used as an indicator for developer stocks, we argue that home sales volume can be a bigger driver at different parts of the market cycle," he said.     
Using CDL as a proxy to developer stock prices, the study found that in the fourth quarter of 2001, its share price jumped 44.7 per cent, even as home prices fell 4.3 per cent - likely due to a 43 per cent surge in home sales volume, and some government off-budget measures to reverse cooling measures then.

"We could see a similar situation next year," said Mr Heng.
"While regulatory overhang continues to weigh on near-term sentiment, we reiterate that Singapore's property market is past the worst of policy intervention, and believe the Government could start to roll back cooling measures next year."
This may not arrest home price declines but should bring a rebound in sales volume, he said.
"With our universe trading at a 48 per cent discount to revalued net asset value (RNAV), and 0.59 times price-to-book value, we continue to see good value, and a skewed risk-reward ratio," he added, maintaining an overweight call on the sector.
The Straits Times /Business                                                             Published on Wednesday, 7 Oct 2015                        By Rennie Whang                                                                              Land costs hurting developers' profits  
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