Increasing the number of Fans on your Facebook Fan page
With over 500 million registered users on Facebook right now, no doubt, Facebook is one of the most potential tools to promote your business. People are nowadays using more social media rather than search engines to make their buying decisions.
Creating a Facebook Fan page is quite easy. Getting people to like or be fan your page is the challenging task. Yet there exist some easy and simple ways. Some of which are:
- Using intelligent words
Use of intelligent words is crucial when promotion through social media. When deciding to make a purchase, we often influenced by how fast we can have the product (gratification). You can activate the emotional triggers by using words like ‘instantly’, ‘immediately’ or ‘fast’.
- Embed Widgets on your websites
Select from a number of the new Facebook Social Plugins and place them on your website and blog. TheFan Box widget is now the Like Box and it works well to display your current fan page stream and a selection of fans.
- Add to your Email Signature Block
Instead of promoting your Facebook personal profile (if you do), include a link to your fan page in every email you send out. If you are using g-mail, it allows you to put a permanent email signature at the bottom of every mail you will be sending.
- Update your contents regularly
One of the most important work is to update your fan page with fresh contents, posts, articles, pictures or news. This will keep your fans up-to-date about your latest products or services. Also every times you update you page, facebook notifies it and even your fans get aware of it on their walls..
- Recommend to your friends and contacts
Recommending your fan page to your friends and contacts is a quick way of growing your fans and get a lot of ‘likes’. You can ask your friends and contacts to send a recommendation to their contacts in turn. In that way more and more people will be aware of your facebook fan page.
- Use of facebook applications
Adding any application that is related to facebook is indeed very helpful.
- Get Fans to tag photos
A picture says a thousand words.If you host live events, be sure to take plenty of photos and load the photos to your facebook fan page and encourage fans to tag themselves. This, again, pushes out into their wall and friends’ News Feeds, providing valuable exposure.
- Facebook Fan Box
The Facebook Like Box, formally known as the Facebook Fan Box, is an application that you can grab from your Facebook Fan Page settings page and add to the website of your choosing. So make sure to put a facebook fan box in your website. Just don’t miss anything.
- Link your facebook account to Twitter
Linking your facebook account to Twitter automatically post your facebook content to Twitter. You can edit what gets posted, choosing from Status Updates, Photos, Links, Notes and Events.
- Submit your fan page links
Submitting your facebook fan page link on the walls of other pages will increase your page visibility to others. This may be one of the most simplest ways to increase visibility, hence your fans.
- Suggest to friends
Actually this depends on how many facebook friends you have. The more you have, the more you can suggest your facebook fan page to.
- Use the share button at the bottom left of the page
The share button is used to share a page on your personal profile. In such a way others can see it. So it increases visibility. It is recommend to share periodically and to put compelling comments along.
- Use of SocialOomph
Personally I found this very effective. It is of such a kind that can be periodically programmed to automatically post links and comments on social networks such as facebook, twitter, among others simultaneously.
So with only one tool you are able to post on many major social sites periodically at the same time. It saves time and no need to log on each time to post individually on each social network.
- Facebook Ads
If you only have a Facebook Fan Page for ego purposes, spending money on increasing your Facebook Likes or fans may not make much sense. But if you hope to send your Facebook fan page to your website and convert them to customers, whether through an ecommerce purchase, clicking on an AdSense ad/Affiliate link/advertising banner, or getting them to sign up for your newsletter/email list/etc, spending a few dollars each month to get highly targeted customers is worth it.
- Use of social media
A few ways of using social media to increase your likes or fans would be to promote recent Facebook fan page posts via a link on Twitter, ask people to stumble, Digg and bookmark your Facebook fan page and grab photos from Flickr and post them as a link on your Facebook Fan Page.
- Encouraging comments
Post questions and polls and post timely information to encourage current fans to comment, share, and “like” your posts. Every time a fan comments or likes a post, your post will show up in their friends’ Facebook stream, making your page visible to an untapped group of potential fans.
There are many others ways that can help to increase your number of fans on your Facebook Fan page. These are the major and easy ones. Hope that turn to be helpful.
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