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HOW TO: Increase your Facebook Fans

If You Build it Will They Come? If you build a Facebook Page, will fans come? This is the great hope for many business owners. However, fans do not appear from the Facebook mist. Competition for attention is fierce and many users might be coping with Facebook fatigue. We have put together a list of […]

If You Build it Will They Come?

If you build a Facebook Page, will fans come? This is the great hope for many business owners. However, fans do not appear from the Facebook mist. Competition for attention is fierce and many users might be coping with Facebook fatigue. We have put together a list of bread and butter methods to help build your Facebook fans. People must be lured to your fan page. And there are some good and bad ways to go about doing this.

Embed Social Plugins on Your Website

The Facebook Like Box 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 Facebook Business page in every email you send out.

Integrate Facebook Comments Plugin

Integrate Facebook Commenting into your website. Facebook users who comment on your website will share that comment with all of their friends and followers.

Write Shareable Content

If you are writing good quality content, your fans enjoy, they will naturally share your updates with their friends. If you understand what your fans like to read then tailor your posts and updates to your advantage.

Place Facebook Sponsored Stories

Even with a nominal weekly/monthly budget, you should be able to boost your fan count using Facebook’s own social ad feature. It’s the most targeted traffic your money can buy.

Link to Twitter

Link your Twitter account to your Facebook fan page and automatically post your Facebook content to Twitter. You can edit what gets posted, choosing from Status Updates, Photos, Links, Notes and Events.

Display at Your Store/Business

If your business is run from physical premises, put a placard on the front desk letting your customers know you’re on Facebook. Ideally, you have a simple and memorable username.

Use “Suggest To Friends”

Depending on how well you know your friends and how often you suggest pages this may or may not work for you. Often peoples requests page is littered with potential connections and yours might just be one more they ignore.

Social Media Wisdom

By staying consistent you will begin to see results. Don’t expect overnight results! It’s an evolution not a revolution.