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How do I enable photo tagging on my Facebook Fan Page?

March 13, 2015

How do I enable photo tagging on my Facebook Fan Page? *** this information may be out of date, as this was written far before the publish date of our blog. Facebook has changed their allowances to restrict the ability of Fan pages to advertise or spam via the “tagging” feature. As Facebook advances and promotes it’s built in advertising engine, the ability to organically promote via a Facebook page has significantly been reduced ****   The advent of Facebook pages has allowed numerous people and companies alike to build a loyal base of their followers and communicate with th

How do you tag people on a Facebook page?

March 13, 2015

*** this information may be out of date, as this was written far before the publish date of our blog.   Facebook has changed their allowances to restrict the ability of Fan pages to advertise or spam via the "tagging" feature.   As Facebook advances and promotes it's built in advertising engine, the ability to organically promote via a Facebook page has significantly been reduced ****   Tagging in Posts: When using Facebook as a Page, you cannot tag people (i.e. your friends or “likers”) in a post unless you are personal friends with them. What you can do is tag other Pages in a

What are Facebook Insights and what do they mean for my CrossFit box?

March 13, 2015

Now that you’ve built and shared a Facebook business page that accurately represents your business, it’s time to measure your efforts using “Insights.” The Facebook Page Insights has several metrics that include: • People Talking About This – This is the number of people that engage with your Page and includes users liking your Page, liked, commenting on or sharing a post from your Page, answered a Question you’ve asked on your Page, or tagged your Page in an update or in a photo. This also includes Facebook users who’ve responded to an event on your Page. • Friends of Fans

How to create a Facebook page for your CrossFit Affiliate box.

March 13, 2015

Whether you’re a veteran CrossFit Affiliate or a newbie, I’m sure many of you are looking to grow your box – whether this means your overall clientele or your square footage. For the average Affiliate owner, you don’t have a lot of free time to build your business outside of your gym. Instead, you are confined to concrete walls and dull metal barbells. But have no fear, Facebook is here. Creating a Facebook Page isn’t just a “good idea” for business owners, but it is rather essential, and one of the most valuable components of your marketing strategy. There mere exposure will he

eApps features Level One Sites in Successful Company Case Studies

March 13, 2015

I’m going to file this under “Good Company’s working with Good Company’s”This was taken from eApps Hosting’s April NewsLetter and their website:   Q&A: Level One Sites, provider of solutions for CrossFit franchise owners   Level One Sites is the leading provider of software solutions for Reebok/CrossFit franchise owners. The company, co-founded by serial entrepreneurs Scott Martin and Vin McCauley, provides the best solution for the management of a CrossFit franchise and now serves customers throughout the USA and has a growing presence internationally. Level One Sites

WordPress dangers

March 13, 2015

Recently there have been reports of attacks on WordPress websites created by cyber attackers, and they may be preparing for even larger scale attacks. You can read more about the specifics here. If you have a WordPress site for your gym, it is crucial that your passwords are created in a way that makes it difficult for hackers to penetrate the security of your website. Here are a few simple password rules to limit the possibility of attacks: minimum of 8 characters use a combination of numbers, letters, and special characters use a mix of upper and lower case letters make sure it is not g

3-2-1 Go Time Management

March 13, 2015

In an ever changing technological world there are more inventions to save us time, yet why is it that our time seems more scarce now than ever? Since technology is simply a tool, our use of time comes down to an old school concept – time management. How can you leverage your time as an owner of a CrossFit Affiliate to maximize results? This question is one that can contribute to business management and growth considerably once mastered. There are many resources to help us manage time but one fact never changes – we only have 24 hours in a day! The challenges of running an affiliate are nu
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Low Cost Marketing strategies for Affiliate growth

March 13, 2015

The challenge in business, regardless of your size, is to invest wisely in strategies that increase your brand awareness and improve your opportunities to grow your membership base. This challenge is an ever-changing struggle and even more difficult when you look at your bottom line and there is nothing left over to invest in your marketing. Now what do you do? The 2 most common areas of opportunity for growth for CrossFit Affiliates are by referrals or via your web and social media presence. While both are important there are other activities you can do to increase your brand awareness
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Do you know how to lead?

March 13, 2015

Leadership is a quality that comes naturally to some and requires work and refinement for others. When I was promoted to management at the age of 25 it required becoming a leader of a team where I was not only the the youngest manager but younger than my entire team! Is it possible to become the leader your team needs even if you are not sure how to lead? The answer is a resounding yes! Before we discuss how to take steps in becoming the leader you need to be to ensure that your CrossFit Affiliate is thriving we must first address why this is critical to your success. It is great that
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How to make the best website for your CrossFit Affiliate

March 13, 2015

With CrossFit slated to have over 10,000 total global Affiliates in the near future, we are finally starting to see pockets and markets that are saturated.   Although this may cause some dismay to come Affiliate owners, the stance from CFHQ appears to be that more competition will breed a better product … cream rises to the top, if you will.   Many Affiliates optimize basic WordPress or Joomla generic websites.   These provide adequate SEO (unless you are in a saturated market) and will also allow for a static/informational website.    There are about 160+ Affiliates out there that

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