How to get the most out of Facebook Marketing?Â After Google, Facebook is the most popular website in the world. With millions and millions of members, itâ€™s no wonder why so many internet marketers use Facebook as a platform for advertising.
Itâ€™s so easy to find a targeted audience by joining groups and clubs. However, this is something that your competitors are doing too, so you need to work on making your page stand out.
Here are 10 key steps to help you get the most out of Facebook marketing:
1. Create a neat page.
You donâ€™t have to fill out everything, but fill out at least the most important information in the profile section. Also, include a picture. People like seeing that theyâ€™re dealing with an actual person and not just some faceless company.
2. Keep your business profile separate from your personal one.
Donâ€™t go following your favorite bands or befriend your real life friends on Facebook with your business account. Itâ€™s okay to have a bit of fun with your business profile, but donâ€™t forget its main purpose â€“ marketing.
3. Make plans about what youâ€™re going to say.
What are you trying to accomplish? How can you make your page unique? How can you get the right audience interested in your page? How will you respond to criticism? To praise?
4. Brand your identity.
Use a theme on your Facebook page that is similar to that of your website. Use the same logos and graphics, although you shouldnâ€™t go overboard with them. Too many graphics will make your page difficult to load.
5. Interact with others.
Participate in discussion and always give friendly, knowledgeable replies. Join clubs relating to your niche and offer suggestions and tips. Whenever somebody asks a question, offer a thoughtful answer. If somebody says something you disagree with, let them know in a friendly manner, and provide a well-thought out reply as to why you do.
6. Youâ€™ll probably have to deal with some negativity.
People can question your intentions at any time. Always be patient with your critics and deal with them in a professional and friendly manner. Donâ€™t expect to always satisfy everyone. What you can do is maintain a positive image for your brand.
7. Try encouraging your fans to talk.
Offer polls and surveys, asking your fans what they do and do not like about your niche. Try starting new topics such as â€œtop 10 reasons whyâ€¦â€ or â€œlearn how toâ€¦â€ and then ask others to share their tips and ideas.
8. Keep everybody up-to-date with offers.
Online communities need to be active, and one of the best ways to stay active on Facebook is to offer coupons and special deals on a regular basis. Also, having a lot of updates about discounts on your page will entice new visitors to follow you!
9. Hire a professional to create an app and offer it on your page.
People really love apps, and your fans will even share them with their friends! Fun applications are a great way to attract attention on Facebook. You should be able to find a developer who charges fair rates.
10. Be consistent with your efforts.
Log on every single day and post something! Even if you donâ€™t have any updates, log on and participate in discussion. If you donâ€™t get on Facebook every day and share tips, ideas, etc, people will forget about you. Also, donâ€™t forget to use important keywords in your posts!
Follow these 10 steps to get the best out of your Facebook marketing campaign!
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