Welcome to the wonderful world of Facebook marketing. It is truly unlike any other form of campaign, especially those we’re used to. That means everything you’ve learned about marketing may not apply to such a campaign, so read on to see which traditional tips are no longer in play, and which new tips you should keep in mind.
Reach out to the friends of your subscribers by encouraging them to share your content. You could for instance ask subscribers to share your updates to receive a coupon code or focus on sharing entertaining content your subscribers will want to send to their friends. Keep track of which strategies work best.
Make custom tabs on your Facebook page. You will automatically have a few tabs set up for you when you first create your page, but it is possible to get creative and add in a few of your own. For instance, think about including a tab that has links to information that you find valuable.
Make regular posts on your Facebook page. Setting up a page, putting in multiple posts on the first day, and then ignoring the page for the next several months will do nothing to improve your business. Set up a schedule for posting that meets your business’s purpose for the Facebook page, and stick to it.
Think of a good reason why people should become a fan of you or your company. When you can answer this “why”, you are prepared to deliver something to them that’ll get your fans to stick around and become engaged with the brand. Make it the centre of your promotion.
Use a cover photo on your Facebook page that really shows off your brand. For example, show a picture of one of your best selling products. You want to keep your products fresh in the mind of the public, and choosing the right cover photo can make this a lot easier for you.
Don’t be afraid to promote yourself. You often hear that it’s bad to sell your products on social media, and that is true. But that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t celebrate milestones and other big moments. People love feeling like a brand is personal, and milestones add to that feel. It’s a human touch that really makes a difference.
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. Post about your milestones on Facebook. You could for instance let your subscribers know about your sales volume, the launching of new products or the anniversary of your most popular products. This is a good way to draw attention to certain products while creating a positive image for your brand.
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