Are you scared of not knowing what to do when it comes to marketing on Facebook? This is a common problem faced by people who haven’t learned about this form of campaign. Thankfully, this article simply and efficiently explains what it takes to create an effective campaign, so read on.
Do not sign up for a Facebook account and expect the name of your brand to speak for itself. Even if the brand you are marketing is fairly well established, you still need to do work to make it even more popular. Failing to do this may result in you losing some of your fans.
Integrate your Facebook page with your other campaigns. Place links to your Facebook page on your blog, website and in the signature of your professional emails. You should draw attention to your Facebook page by presenting it as a way to get access to exclusive content and more promotional offers.
All content on your site should be easy to Like and Share on Facebook. It should also appear in shortened form with a link on your Facebook wall. If people are able to share your content with their followers, you’ll find that your reach begins to expand exponentially, and so will your profits.
If you are using Facebook to market your business, make sure that you completely fill in the “about” section. This is a great way to communicate what your business is about. It is also an excellent area to put in contact information, locations, phone numbers and other helpful information about your business.
Add Facebook sharing buttons on your website. Most blog platforms will automatically integrate these elements but you can easily find the code needed to add these buttons by visiting your Facebook settings. These buttons are a great way to encourage your readers to share your content while reminding them about your Facebook campaign.
A fun and easy way to get followers on your Facebook business page is to create a contest. Loyal followers will share their contest entry with their own followers and spread the word quickly. The prize doesn’t have to be anything big, a sample product or small cash reward can be enough to spread the word.
Answer all questions and comments sent to you via Facebook. If a person has taken the time to reach out to you, thank them for their time and answer any query they have as quickly as possible. Share links to your business’s site or Facebook page if you have the information they need.
Use pictures. Once you’ve got your site set up, share pictures with your Facebook friends and fans. These pictures can be of your product, or they can be inspirational or funny pictures. Your customers will share these pictures with their own Facebook friends, which raises your exposure across the site and will lead people to you.
Only post updates that are pertinent to your area of business. It might not be of interest to your followers to hear about your personal life or an unrelated news happening. Personal news and interests should be kept for a separate personal Facebook page.
Share pictures on Facebook. Keep in mind that your subscribers check Facebook to see updates shared by their friends. If your subscribers have a lot of friends on Facebook, your updates might not be easy to notice. Getting their attention will be a lot easier if you share pictures rather than text updates.
You might have trouble when you first start marketing your business through Facebook. One easy way to begin is by adding a Facebook link to your website. This will allow your customers to navigate more effectively. When your business gets “likes” on Facebook, it will be easy to update fans on what is happening with the business.
Personalize your brand so that it is memorable. If people find everything you post to be stale and brand, this will give them the same perception about your brand. Show off a bit, but stay professional.
Holding contests or sweepstakes on your page is a great way to increase interest about your products. Have people perform certain tasks to earn entries into the contest. They could like your page, subscribe to your email updates, or post pictures using the product. Then, at the end of the contest period, someone will win a specified prize.
Do not underestimate the power of exclusive content or products. Everyone wants what they think is hard to get. Therefore, take something of value (like an e-book) and give it out to people, but only if they like your page first or perform some other action. They will be excited, and you will get something that you want too.
Put a Facebook plug-in on your website. Some platforms for blogging will allow you to use this element quite easily but there are also embed codes that allow you to add Facebook plugins to any site. This plugin generally shows your subscribers, your latest updates or provides a link that takes visitors to your page.
Be more active on your Facebook marketing page on Fridays! The company has a happiness indicator that consistently shows people are in better moods as the weekend approaches and more apt to interact with you. Announce a sale or contest and ask them to tell their “friends” about it: you’ll see bigger results than on any other day of the week.
Don’t look at your Facebook analytics numbers without considering your context. If you compare your 200 fans to Apple’s millions on Facebook, you’ll be surely disappointed. This may be an extreme example, but it’s true no matter the level. COmpare yourself to your direct competitors to see how your really doing overall.
Whether you’re marketing clothing or seminars, nightclubs or landscaping services, Facebook can make or break you. When done right, a social media campaign can bring you huge profit gains. The knowledge you have after reading this article should help you find success thanks to a well thought out Facebook campaign.