If your company is in a marketing rut lately, why not learn to use Facebook to your advantage? Simply create your business profile and start spreading the word about how you can help customers with a great product or fantastic service. The following article will show you how it’s done!
Reach out to the friends of your subscribers by encouraging them to share your content. You could for instance ask subscribers to share your updates to receive a coupon code or focus on sharing entertaining content your subscribers will want to send to their friends. Keep track of which strategies work best.
Always be professional when you post on any social media. Social media often has a relaxed or casual tone, but you still need to present a professional attitude. This will help to increase the credibility of your page.
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.
Facebook ads are a great place to start. Regular posting, while valuable and beneficial, only goes so far. Purchasing Facebook ads will help you reach your goals. They are affordable and effective.
If you are going to share images with your fan base, make sure that you know exactly who or what is being portrayed. Posting a picture of one person and saying it is someone else is a very terrible faux pax. It may give people the idea that they are not individuals in your eyes.
Don’t ramble on your page. Don’t fall into the Facebook trap of thinking more posting is best. People don’t need to know every last thing you are up to. In fact, if you tend to ramble off-topic, you may actually be doing more harm than good. People follow you for a reason, so keep your focus on what you or your brand does best.
Avoid posting updates too frequently. If you notice that your subscribers are not interested in your updates, try reducing the frequency of your updates. Save the content you want to share so you can post more valuable updates later. Posting one daily update is your best option if your subscribers check Facebook regularly.
Try posting to Facebook at different times during the day. If you have a habit of posting at the same time every day, you may not know if there are better times to get engagement. Every target audience is different, and what works for one time-wise might not work for another. Try posting at multiple times during the day to see when your audience is the most active.
It is possible to send out messages to all of your subscribers at once. While you certainly do not want to overuse this feature, as it will annoy people, it could come in very handy if you have a big announcement or you are running a contest. Save it for only your most important announcements, however.
Run a contest or competition every now and then with the goal of getting more “likes” on your page. You can award the prize after a certain number is hit, for example. Make the prize worthwhile. This brings in more subscribers and gives an opportunity to the winner to comment on the prize or free offer.
Do not place any images on the cover of your page that are not good quality and/or are not relevant to your business. You may see a nice picture that you think people will love, but it won’t make any sense to post it if it has nothing to do with what you are selling.
Vary the timing of your posts to see when you get the most likes or comments. For instance, a lot of people are on social media sites late at night, after ten. Your post may get more visibility if it goes up then. And, if you don’t want to be doing work related tasks that late at night, you can always take advantage of the scheduling feature that Facebook offers and write the post during the day.
Be strategic about when you post. Every target audience is different in terms of the time they have to surf social media sites during the day. If you are posting at 9am, but your audience tends to surf at night, then you are missing out on golden opportunities to build communication and community with these people. Post when your audience tends to be around.
Keep your status updates interesting. You want the status to interest people enough to check out your page and become a fan. If you post dull status updates, people may overlook them, or even delete your account from their page. Try using questions to pique the interest of the readers.
It is much easier for you to lose followers than it is for you to gain them, so keep this in mind when you are marketing. Avoid doing anything people may find offensive. Once they are gone, it is pretty much a good bet that they will not be doing any more business with you in the future.
Keep in mind that a lot of Smartphone and iPhone owners have access to Facebook on their phone. You could share link to your mobile website on Facebook or encourage your subscribers to share pictures taken with their phones, for instance while visiting your store or when testing your products.
Express appreciation to your followers whenever you can. People don’t know you care unless you say that you do. Get creative and let your community know how much they mean to you every now and then. It will make them feel good and should increase their interest in you and your brand.
Nearly every business could use a marketing boost these days, and with virtually zero over-head, Facebook is the go-to medium. Hopefully this article puts you in the position to begin mastering the ways of “friending” and accumulating a wide audience of customers. The more effort you put into your Facebook campaign, the greater the rewards for your company will be.