As a blogger, you can compare creating custom Facebook apps with Lujure to creating custom plugins for your WordPress blog. That's the best analogy I can think of to express how highly flexible Lujure is, and since I started using it, I'm actually starting to like Facebook now. I know, it's hard to believe I'm saying this, because I've been complaining about how annoyed I get when Facebook makes changes to their platform. And I'm sure you have wanted to scream and pull your hair out just like all the other Facebook users – not to mention the headaches all these changes cause for most Facebook page owners and developers.
IMPORTANT UPDATE: Lujure has changed their name to Heyo!
But when Facebook introduced Timeline for pages I started to relax a little, I felt a little grin come across my face, and I even said to myself “this is kinda cool”. Then Amy Porterfield mentioned Lujure in one of her recent webinars, and now I'm hooked on using Facebook and I'm beginning to I feel like a total Facebook junkie! Get valuable Facebook Ads training from Amy Here!
Lujure Heyo is to Facebook, just as Plugins are to WordPress
Lujure is a really feature rich service that will help you get the most out of your Facebook page by giving it a ton of added functionality. You can build apps with optin forms, squeeze pages, Google maps, Skype, YouTube videos, RSS feeds – just about everything from soup to nuts and best of all you can create your first Facebook app with Lujure for free! Now I think you're starting to see why I compare Lujure to WordPress plugins, but proceed with caution because pretty soon you'll be hooked too.
This image represents the number of widgets you can currently add to apps from the Lujure library and just imagine all the possibilities this opens up for expanding your network on Facebook. After you build your first free app, you'll find that Lujure offers affordable pricing, starting at $30 per month for the Consultant Plan which I signed up for right after creating my first application. Lujure also has an affiliate network and I joined the program right away as well.
The Lujure HTML Widget
During the evolution of Facebook pages, about a year ago, Facebook did away with the FBML templates and everyone converted to the more popular iFrame tabs. Lujure has a nifty iFrame widget, which is the one everyone “oohed and aahed” over in Amy Porterfield's webinar (including your's truly) Get Amy's latest training program here! Lujure's iFrame app is one of my favorites because you can drag an entire web page right into your Facebook Page with the iFrame. It's so easy to build an application with the iFrame widget, you simply add the URL of the webpage right inside the wigdet and drag the frame to fit the page. Sounds super awesome right! You can build a page in less than 60 seconds flat. No kidding and absolutely NO CODING involved.
However, for this video I wanted to do something a little more challenging, to really show off how you can do just about anything you want with Lujure's HTML widget. After all, this is my third video and latest entry in Barry Well's internet marketing video challenge so I had to step up my game a bit 🙂 Let me know if you think I did just that because in this video I'm going to show you how to add an Aweber broadcast newsletter right on your Facebook page app. HA!
Can I get a “ooh” or an “aahh” on that one? So it's official, I'm starting to like Facebook Timeline for Pages and I'm even starting to get comfortable using Aweber too. In case you missed some of my fancy footwork in the video, now is a great time to mention that Aweber has a new broadcast email generator. It's in beta but you can choose from a lot of different template and just drag and drop them. It's not as fun as Lujure, but it's a huge improvement over the old email editor and they keep making it better every week. Hopefully it will come out of beta soon after they work out the kinks.
More Facebook Timeline and Lujure Training
Find out more about Facebook Marketing and Lujure Training from the links listed below:
- Kim Castleberry's Facebook Timeline Changes (use Brankica's affiliate link)
- Mari Smith's Facebook Money Mastery (starts in June, please use my affiliate link if you decide to attend)
- Lujure's YouTube Channel (videos for how to use every application)
- The Video Blog Challenge for Internet Marketers (wonderful collection of tutorials from top experts)
- Amy Porterfield Post about Facebook Interest Lists (nobody explains Facebook like Amy!)
- Ditch The Fake Like Button on Your Facebook Timeline (nobody does posts video on Basic Podcasting Tips like me) LOL!