You’ve probably heard people talk about Facebook marketing in the past. More and more people are using Facebook as a PR tool. However, all that chatter doesn’t mean much if you don’t know how to make Facebook work for you. In this article, you’ll find some excellent tips that will help you get all you can out of Facebook.
When you get advice about “the best” of something, such as the best type of post, or the best type of content, or the best time to post, it will already no longer be the best. Why? Because your competition has read that post too and will be following it. Research your target audience and figure out your own personal “bests”.
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.
Integrate your campaign across multiple platforms. You want your branding, your site’s look and feel, to be consistent across your Facebook page, your website, your Twitter page, your YouTube channel, and so on. Consistent branding will make visitors feel more at home on all your business’s advertising platform, and therefore encourage more use of all the platforms.
Build your brand’s personality. If people see that everything you’re posting is bland or stale, they will see your brand the same way. Always stay professional though, to keep people feeling secure in your brand.
It is essential that you work on keeping followers updated via Facebook. Do not post more than five times a day with updates. Your posts should contain valuable information that is targeted to your customer base.
Figure out the best time for your Facebook posts. You will get more attention for your updates if you post them when your subscribers are checking Facebook. You could for instance share updates around noon if your subscribers are likely to check Facebook during their lunch break or share your updates during the evening.
Keep your profile updated. If there are any changes in your business, change your profile page to reflect them. If someone is looking to find you, they’ll want to find the most current information. Regularly changing up your Facebook page will make people want to keep coming back.
Make your Facebook page consistent with your other media. As with any kind of marketing, individual efforts rarely pay off. Try to integrate your marketing as much as you can. Try to make the look and feel, messaging, etc. consistent across all platforms that you use. For instance, your email newsletters, Twitter feed, website, and Facebook page should all be similar to each other. This can boost the success of your campaign.
Post a “just for fun” post every so often. Not every post you write needs to be officially about your brand. People want to see that there are humans behind these fan pages. Every so often give them something that shows that you are. Repost a popular meme or something else that’s slightly random to your brand, yet still tasteful.
Hire someone to take care of your Facebook page on a daily basis so your marketing can get the attention it deserves. You need daily interaction to keep people invested in you. And the best part is that these posts are shareable so that their friends will see them, too.
Use a mixed media approach on your Facebook updates for the best results. Post photos of renovations or new dishes being offered, short videos of people using your product or having fun at your venue, as well as text posts! This will create a varied and more interesting approach for marketing.
Remember to keep questions you ask in order to engage your readers simple on your Facebook page. Although you want to keep it interesting, the simpler a question is to respond to, the more people will do so! Posing a query that needs only a one or two word answer will garner you the greatest number of reactions.
One way to build the presence of your business on Facebook is through a brand page. A brand page, which is also called a fan page, is similar to an actual personal profile. However, one distinct difference is that fans are accumulated instead of friends. On your brand page, you can import your Twitter and blog feeds. You can also post and collect content, have hosting discussions and collect user reviews.
When you need to be inspired, tap into your Facebook audience. For instance, if you have a specific marketing idea, see what your customers think about it. Very quickly you will receive valuable feedback, positive and negative, from exactly the people you want to market to.
Even if you have things set up to share posts from other sites on Facebook, you should still leave things directly on your Facebook page. You do not want anyone to get the idea that your Facebook page is just an afterthought, so make sure that you leave original content there.
Work with a web designer and have them design your Facebook page. This may seem a bit extreme, but you want your business to have the best representation. The way your page looks will give people a good idea of the quality they can expect, so do everything you can to look good.
Don’t post just to post on Facebook. That’s a sure-fire way to lose fans. If you are posting randomly with very little substance too many times every day, then many people will look at your brand as simply spamming their Facebook feed. Yes, you want to post as often as possible, but make sure the posts are quality.
There’s a reason Facebook has become such a popular marketing tool. Every day, new people sign up for Facebook, and each one of them is another person you can reach out to. If you use Facebook to its fullest potential, you’ll be unstoppable. Thanks to this article, you know just what to do.