increase facebook traffic
Social media is the wave of the future. Whether you’re posting pictures from your latest party, playing Farmville, or trying to promote a new business. Social media is a daily part of most people’s lives. If used correctly it can be a wonderful marketing tool for your business or service. So like most businesses you created a fan page, invited all your friends, and now what? How do you drive traffic to your Fan page? How do you get people you don’t know to “Like” it? Here are some great tips to help you get your page started and Increase traffic to your page. Everything you post on your page should not be there to read but be there to be discussed. You want people to talk about your page. Word of mouth is a powerful advertisement.
Choosing a good Facebook page name
First thing that you have to do is choose the best name for your Facebook page. Don’t choose generic or long page name, why not create a page by the name of your business or website. Once you are finalized with the page name, stick to it.
Choosing a Good Address
(URL) for your page
Choosing a good username
Another thing that you have to do is choosing a good username i.e. URL for your Facebook page. You can select the username for your Facebook page from www.facebook.com/username here. But when choosing the username, make sure you are very comfortable with that name and will be able to abide by that in the long term. I would suggest including your business or website name as your username if it’s available. For my Facebook page, I choose a user name SFMBlog, so URL to my Facebook page will become as http://www.facebook.com/SFMBlog as I have 25 fans to my Facebook page. You have to wait by the time you have 25 fans to your Facebook page when you will be able to migrate to this short, easy to remember and seo friendly URL for our Facebook page. And when you have 25 fans to your facebook page, choose a good URL for your Facebook page.
Ask your friends to Join Facebook
One of the major step that you can take is using the ‘Suggest To Friends’ feature available on Facebook where you can send invitations to all of your friends list in your email account to Join Facebook. And once some of your friends accept your invitation, you have the option to promote your Facebook page among those friends.
Facebook page Badge on Your blog
Why not create a Facebook badge for your page and start showing it on your blog. This way, you will be able to get more visitors to your Facebook fan page and thus more fans to your Facebook page.
You may ask some of your friends to become fan of your Facebook page if they already are active on Facebook. Apart from this, you may think of using your Facebook fan page in all of your email signatures, discussion forum signatures, in the Author Bio section in your guest posts. And if you are sending newsletters, ask people to become a Fan of your Facebook page. Talk about your Facebook fan page on your blog, on your Twitter account and in the discussions where it looks natural.
Start some discussions
Add a discussion section on your Facebook page and start some discussion there. Start some interesting threads in this section and see how people respond to your threads.
Videos are a Great Tool
Start your tips or have a video of you speaking on your page. Sites like YouTube, Vpype, and Vimeo can all be steamed into your fan page. Important tip: If you do stream in videos, be sure to embed them so they show up on the Google search engine. You want all the links to your company you can get.
Special OffersOffer a special offer or exclusive promotion for joining your Fan Page. People will join and tell their friends.
Interesting Tips and Articles
Post interesting ideas, tips, and advice about your service or company. Be the expert in your field on your page and soon others will look to your page for information.
Contest and Sweepstakes
If you have a service or company that sells something, then start a contest to win something you sell or the service you do. Create a contest is also a great way to attract people. Have people named a new product or give the correct answer and they get a prize.
Remember that your fan page is a live Google Page so you want is active on it. You want to post and link so your name is more recognizable in search engines. I always say “An hour a day brings clients your way”.
I use my knowledge to assist clients in this new wave of web marketing. I also put my five years of upscale retail management experience to work bringing a higher level of success to everything I touch. My three years of experience in the hotel industry (Sales Department, Accounting, and concierge) helped to polish my business savvy. Although my main focus is social media, I has a strong background with fundraising for a large non-profit organization and chaired several events. I am a proud mother of three beautiful children. I live happily in Santa Clarita Valley, California.
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