5 Ways to Get More Fans on FacebookPosted on: October, 9, 2010, in
Suggest to Friends
If you go to your facebook page, you will see a link on the bottom left that says suggest to friends. If you click this button, you can select all your friends manually and send them an invite to your page. This is a slow process if you have lots of friends, although it’s one of the most direct and effective methods to get more likes for your facebook page.
Like Box on Your Website
If you go to edit page, on the top right is a link that says add a like box to your site. Just copy the code and paste it somewhere on your website. Now, visitors to your website can like your facebook page without even leaving your site. This is a great way to get lots of fans if you already get a lot of traffic to your website.
FBML Landing Page
There is an app for facebook called FBML. If you install this on your page, you can then have a tab with whatever name you want that contains FBML (facebook markup language) which allows you to do basic HTML code such as adding images and links. You can define it as your default page for visitors who are not yet fans under settings on your page’s wall. There’s also an app by North Social called Fan Offer that allows you to offer a coupon code once the user clicks the like button as an incentive. I know a way to do the same thing using only FBML. Much cheaper than North Social’s $20/month, so let me know if you want help setting up some kind of fan offer. Check out Blue Lotus Media on facebook to see an example. (must not already be a fan to see the effect.)
Offer an Incentive
Offering an incentive for people to click like is a powerful way to get more fans on facebook. It can be anything from a free ebook to a car. You can also host contests on your page. Just make it fun and give everyone who likes your page a free gift or a chance to win great prizes.
Get a Username
After your page has at least 25 fans, you can go to facebook.com/username to select a short url for your page. That way you can just tell people to go to facebook.com/yourcustomname instead of facebook.com/You-Custom-Name/838372983/ As you can see, it’s a lot easier to remember and share.
I hope these tips help you to grow your fan base. There are many other things you can do that I didn’t cover here like creating events, tagging photos/notes, making quality posts, and buying facebook advertising. These are just a few ways that I have found most effective. I wish you great success in your facebook marketing efforts. I also design graphics for facebook landing pages, so let me know if you would like some help making something clean, professional, and enticing.
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