Marketing online is never easy. You have to do a lot of planning to ensure that your investment pays off in the end. How can you know what steps to take? The best way to find out when it comes to Facebook marketing is to read the below article and take notes.
Marketing through the use of Facebook tabs is an easy and efficient way to get the word out. Why not create a “Promotions” tab and highlight items you have on sale, coupons you’ve made available or even contests you’re running. It’s a great way to allow your followers to easily keep up with what’s going on.
Contests can be used to your advantage. Encourage people to “like” your Facebook page, and offer discounts or prizes in exchange. Follow through and actually award a prize or you will appear dishonest.
You can build value for your Facebook campaign by using this platform to share exclusive content. Give some specific examples of the kind of exclusive content your subscribers have access to. You could for instance use Facebook to share some coupon codes or let your subscribers know about the new products you have not released yet.
Immediately answer any questions and comments that your followers post on your Facebook wall. They’re taking the time to contact you, so the least you can do is reply. Facebook should be looked at like a phone call; you answer whatever questions they have and respond to their comments.
Keep your posts relevant. If you make kitchen appliances, everything you post about should have something to do with the kitchen. If you post too much about irrelevant things, the theme of your page will get lost and your bottom line could be affected as a result. It is important to stay on topic.
Facebook allows you to have both a profile picture and a cover picture. Make sure that both of these have something to do with your business. In addition, do not make the pictures too complex or flashy. You want them to be easily identifiable to your target market. If they are not, someone could be confused about what your page is really about.
Make sure that you don’t allow your page to become a ghost town. If you don’t have anything to post, go to your page and reply to come of your users’ comments. This will give people the idea that you actually care about then as individuals and their loyalty is important to you.
Facebook has become almost a second website for many businesses. After being of Facebook for a number of years and comparing traffic results from Facebook and to the official business website, many businesses are finding they have more Facebook traffic than they do on their home website. This is a great way to expand your presence on the Internet.
Organize a contest on Facebook. You should encourage your subscribers to tag you in one of their updates, for instance to share a picture of the product they bought or a review of a product. Give a free product to the entry that receives the most votes so contestants encourage their friends to vote on their entry.
Only post professional-looking photos on your wall. These are a great way to show off your business. When using personal photography, use a high-quality camera and only post shots which won’t offend anyone.
Make sure you use Facebook’s Update ability sparingly. This ability allows you to send a message to all of your followers. However, only use this for truly important news and events, such as times of emergency, etc. Do not use this tool for promotional purposes.
It is important to gain subscribers and have them share your content. You want to have fans who want to buy from you and will share the content you post. Check out your conversion rate; it will give you some sense of how your campaign is going.
Get on other pages on Facebook as well. The point is to make it known that you exist. For example, like other people’s statuses, pictures, and, from time to time, comment on them as well. Make it clear that you have more than a self interested use for Facebook, or at least create the illusion that you do.
If others will be posting on your Facebook page, be sure there is consistency. That is important for your campaign. If necessary, prepare your weekly updates in advance so your colleagues do not have to look for updates themselves.
A Facebook plugin is something you should add to your site. This is something that is easy to include and a huge benefit for your business. This Facebook plug-in will give a link to the site and show your subscribers.
If you are doing particularly well, make sure that you go on Facebook and thank everyone for their loyalty. Let them know that you have reached your goals and you could not have done it without them. Be humble since acting arrogant will leave a bad taste in peoples’ mouths.
Do not forget to run your postings through spell check if you have any concerns about the way they are written. You do not want people to be treated to content that is full of errors. Even if these mistakes are minor, many people will be turned off and they may unsubscribe.
Don’t focus on getting the most fans possible. Yes, everyone loves a big number, but if you’ve got 10,000 fans who never respond to you, then what’t the benefit? That’s 10,000 anchors pulling down your potential marketing. Your goal should be as many engaged and communicative fans as possible. Approach your marketing with that in mind.
With your notes at the ready, you can now start planning a Facebook campaign to make all others look flawed. Just put in the effort to make sure your research and strategies are solid and you’ll come out on top. Best the competition, increase your profits and shoot for the stars!