Some Simple But Effective Ways To Grow Your Facebook Page
If you are reading this post then you most likely already have a Facebook page. However, if you don’t, then you can create one here. Many people anxiously wait for people to start liking their page once it is public. The trouble is that there are so many pages out there that yours can easily become lost in the crowd. How, then, can you make it so that people will find your page and start liking it? Fortunately, the answer is simple. You need to tell others about your page. Doing this is a little easier said than done.
Maybe you have a new page and you need to bring more people. Or maybe you have had a page for a while now and are still struggling to get people to like your Facebook page. In either case, you can still grow your page. Getting fans for your page is very important, especially if you want to grow your business. There are billions of people on Facebook and they are all looking for the next big thing. That can be your page!
When finding fans, it isn’t enough to simply collect them like bubble gum cards. No, you need to work to find targeted fans. That means that even though vast numbers are good. It is better to have fans that are genuinely interested in what your page is about. The more targeted your fans the more likely they will be to convert on one of your posts.
This great guide will show you the fastest ways to get lots of Facebook fans for your page. You are going to build both numbers and get more targeted fans thereby helping the bottom line of your business. After all, targeted fans are the fans that will help you pay the bills.
Simply follow the instructions below and you will be well on your way to building a much larger Facebook presence than you currently have.
Invite Your Friends
The first thing you need to do after creating your Facebook page is to target the friends that you already have. These people are your friends. Many of them should be happy to support your page by giving it a like. Sure, they may not be targeted likes but they are numbers. In addition, not all of your friends are going to like your page. However, it is still worthwhile to invite them. After all, if they don’t like it that you are asking them to like your page then they probably aren’t worth having as a Facebook friend.
Inviting friends to like your page is very easy. All you need to do is click on the “invite friends” link on your page. This link will be in the sidebar or in the page tips/recommendations section. Click on it and then start selecting friends from the list that appears. You can also search for specific friends.
Note, that once you invite a friend you cannot send them a second invite. They will still show up in your list but it will show that they have the “invited” status. In addition, if one of your friends likes your page then they will appear in the list with the “liked” status. This is a great way to see who likes your page, who has been invited to like your page, and who you still need to invite.
There may also be an option for you to add a personal message to your invite. If this is the case then it may be a good idea for you to do so. Simply add a few lines supporting your request for them to like your page. If you do this, it is highly recommended that you personalize each message. This will make it more likely that your friend will like your page.
In addition, if you don’t send a message with the invite, don’t worry. After a few days, you can bring up your invite list and then send a message to the friends that still haven’t liked your page. This is a great way to remind them to like your page even though you have already invited them. Include a link to your page in your message and make sure that you are being inviting and informative rather than questioning why they haven’t liked your page.
Here is a nice example of a follow message you can send if someone hasn’t liked your page after a few days:
I’ve launched a Facebook page for XYZ. I’d really appreciate it if you would like the page and become a fan! If you like what you see then please consider inviting a few friends as well.
YOUR PAGE LINK”
As long as you are not forcing them to like your page then things will go well. Simply ask people and show them your passion for the subject. If they see that you are serious about your page then they will give you their support. They may not be very active on your page. However, for now, getting them to like the page is the goal.
Reach Outside Facebook
You may be relatively new on Facebook or you may not have a lot of friends on your personal profile to invite to your page. If this is the case then you definitely need to contact as many other people as you can to tell them about your page. On the other hand, if you have already invited several people to your page then you should still do this because it will only add to your page likes.
There are several different places that you can go to solicit likes for your page. The main thing is that you contact people that you already know. Focus on all of the other connections you have online. Write out a nice message informing these people about your Facebook page and ask them to like it. Include a link to your page for their convenience. Once that is done, then start reaching out to people on each of the platforms below.
Email – You no doubt have an email address with many contacts. Take the time to sift through your contacts and send a personal message to everyone you can. It is possible that several of them may not have a Facebook account. However, those that do may like your page. In addition, try to start out with a personal note in the email. Sort of like an introduction to your request. Don’t be afraid to catch up with them a little bit and shoot the breeze. Doing so will make it more likely that they listen to your request of liking your page.
Other Social Media – If you are on Facebook then you probably have other social media accounts. The first thing you should do is post a link to your Facebook page on each of these accounts and ask people to like it. Then, use the nice message you typed to contact as many people as you can on those other networks. Do more than merely posting it on your profile. Take the time to send a message to each and every person. You can do this on Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Instagram, and any other social media site you are on.
The more messages you send the more likes your Facebook page will receive. Of course, this isn’t going to be easy. It will take a lot of time and may be rather boring. However, you will see results. Sure, not everyone is going to like your page and some people may become irritated that you asked them to do so. But don’t worry. You are working to promote your passion and business. Don’t let them get to you.
In addition, if you have the same friend on multiple social media accounts feel free to contact them on each one. He or she may check one account more frequently than the other. If they ask you why you sent them so many messages simply let them know that you contacted all of your connections on all of your social media accounts. If they become upset then forget about them because they aren’t going to support your passion anyway.
Communicate With Your Fans
Once you have tapped out all of your current connected resources then you need to start focusing on bringing in more fans naturally. An amazing way of doing this is by communicating with your current fans. If you show your fans that your page is active and that you truly are passionate about it then they will help you get more likes. They will share the page with others and invite their friends to like your page. This is the best way to get more facebook fans. It is one of the most difficult, but if you can get your current fans to promote your page for you then you really have something special.
In order to do that you need to interact with your fans. This means you should be constantly and consistently posting to your page. You need to be sharing good content that is relevant to your page. This way, your fans will see that content and then hopefully, share it with their friends. Thus, bringing you more Facebook followers!
A great way to encourage interaction on your page is to get your fans involved. Post discussion questions and dumb activities. Ask them to post the lyrics of the song that’s in their head, or their favorite movie quote. Relate that to your page niche and you’re all set. Ask for their help with things like choosing which photo is better or selecting a title. Make them feel like you value their opinion and that they matter to you.
Always share valuable resources with them that they will find useful. Be careful not to promote too many products because if all you are doing is posting products that require a purchase then they may grow tired of always having to pay for things. They will start to think that you are only in it for the money and will quickly move on. Therefore, provide them with enough free stuff that they will recognize that you are truly in it to help them. Then they will be happy to pay for something if they are interested in it.
Of course, there are many more great ways to get more fans for your Facebook page. In fact, there are so many different ways that even in 10 posts I couldn’t cover them all.
In addition, remember that getting genuine, targeted, Facebook fans takes time. It is a tree that you must grow from a little seed. It is a continuous effort that you need to nurture and maintain. If you continue working at it and following as many methods as you can then you will be much better off than most people. That means you will be way ahead of your competition and many other people on Facebook.
Remember to treat your fans like human beings with respect and they will treat you the same way. Having good, reliable, fans can mean the difference between your success and failure. Therefore, put forth a huge effort to treat them like gold. If you ever need any help or have any questions be sure to reach out to us.
Best of Luck!