Posts Tagged ‘Tips’

50 Ways to Get More People to Like your Facebook Page

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By: Garin Kilpatrick

There are over three million active facebook pages, and these pages are gaining millions of new fans every day.

Yes, I just said fans.

Although the button has changed from “Become a fan” to “Like,” the action of joining a brands page remains the same.  Facebook pages are still fan pages.

With Facebook’s announcement of The New Messaging there are more reasons to like Facebook, and Facebook pages, than ever.

I hope you enjoy this post about 50 Ways to Get More People to “Like” your Facebook Page, and if you do I would really appreciate it if you share these tips with your friends, and join the FanpageFlow Facebook page.

Here are the 50 tips:

1. Post a Status Update

Post a status update mentioning your facebook page.

Don’t be afraid to outright ask people to join your facebook page.  Ask and you shall receive.

Give them a great reason why they should join, tell them news, or find a creative way to mention and link to your page:

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2. Get fans to upload and tag photos

If you host (or attend) an event with several of your fans take a bunch of pictures, post them to your page, and then ask your friends to tag themselves in the pictures.

If you can get your fans to upload pictures to your page, or tag themselves in pictures you uploaded, this will post to their walls as well and will lead to additional traffic for you.

3. Offer an incentive for people to sign up

Using custom iframes you can create a dynamic facebook landing page with a “reveal tab” that contains content that is visible only to fans of your page.

The more valuable your incentive is, the more people will be compelled to click the “Like” button to access it.

Examples of exclusive content could be: An exclusive Video, an exclusive whitepaper/.pdf, exclusive pictures.

The image below shows different levels of increasing effectiveness for acquiring new fans.

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Involver offers apps (and several of them are totally free) that make it easy to create a “Fan Gate” containing incentives, like a file or coupon, that will cause more people to “Like” your page.

4. Contact admins of groups related to your pagefacebook-group-icon

Groups are more powerful than pages in terms of their messaging ability. Pages send updates, but groups send messages directly to a users facebook inbox, triggering an email alert.

If you contact the admin of a facebook group with some valuable content that adds value to their readers then this can help them nurture their community and help you build yours.

5. Get people to join your page via SMS

Send a text message to 32665 (FBOOK) with the words “fan yourusername” OR “like yourusername” (without the quotes).

This feature is ideal when you’re in front of a live audience.

6. Install a page Badge

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Facebook Badges are a simple, yet effective way to link to your facebook profile.

Unlike widgets, badges are simply images, and will load much faster.

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50 Great Facebook Tips and Tricks

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By: Garin Kilpatrick

This post is a collection of some of the best apps, tips, and tricks I have discovered from countless hours of research into facebook and the facebook ecosystem.

The tips and tricks in this post come from the firefox plugin directory, the userscripts database, and facebook itself.

If you know of any additional facebook tips and tricks worth sharing let us know in the comments below!

1. Create a Custom Username for your facebook Profile or Page

For example, the custom url of my personal profile is: http://www.facebook.com/garinkilpatrick/

You can customize the URLs of your own facebook profile and pages by surfing to: http://www.facebook.com/username/

2. Export your facebook Status Updates via RSS or Text Messages

If you go to facebook.com/notifications you will be able to choose how you would like to syndicate your status updates, as RSS or Text Messages.

3. Import your Tweets as status updates


With the Twitter app for Facebook. This app will import all tweets as status updates, which may alienate your fb friends with useless @replies if they do not have twitter.

4. Schedule your Status Updates on facebook and Twitter

Sendible.com is a site that allows you to import your contacts from a variety of address books, and schedule status updates to multiple networks.

Status updates supported by Sendible include: your Facebook Wall, Facebook Page, and other Social Media sites like Twitter and Linkedin.

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25 Facebook Advertising Tips

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By: Garin Kilpatrick

Facebook offers a powerful platform for creating ads that you can target at very specific demographics.  The targeting options with Facebook are vast.  People share all kinds of information with Facebook about what they like and who they are, and you can use this information to target your ads at your ideal prospect.

But who is your ideal prospect?  Facebook ads are a great way to figure this out.  Create many different ads targeted at many different demographic and interest groups and then watch them closely.  Track everything.  Keep the winning ads, drop the losers, then rince and repeat.

Below you will find 26 Facebook Advertising Tips that will help you:

  • Get a Better Understanding of Facebook Ads
  • Save Money by Getting a Cheaper Cost Per Click
  • Get More Clicks from your Facebook Advertising

Enjoy the article, and if you like it then please share it with your friends!

1. Split Test Your Ads

Split testing is the secret to sucessful Facebook advertising.  Split testing is when you create split (multiple) versions of the same ad, but change one variable.  By testing different variables, like the picture, headline, and body text, you can discover which variables will deliver the most clicks.

2. Bookmark The Ad Help Center

Here is the Facebook Ad Help Center to check out if you want answers from Facebook directly.

3. Drive Traffic to a “Reveal Tab”

Driving fans to a page that contains a “Reveal Tab” hiding exclusive Fan content is the most effective way to convert visitors to fans.

4. Include an Email Capture form on Your Fan Page

Capture the email address of the lead to your website and then follow up with them using an autoresponder email system such as Aweber.

5. Advertise a Page Within Facebook

By advertising a page within Facebook you give people the ability to “Like” your page (Or RSVP to your event) without ever clicking on your ad.

Advertising that contains Facebook features like the “Like” button is larger than other advertising and certainly attracts more attention and drives a better CTR than an ad without these features.

6. Strive to Get The Best CTR Possible

The higher your CTR (Click though rate) is, the lower your CPC (cost per click) will be.

Test several different images to see which one works the best.

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5 Tips for Building your Email List with Facebook

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Although Facebook is the new medium, the money is still in the list. Having a big Facebook community is powerful, and in my new Facebook Power training program I teach exactly how to get a huge Facebook community fast, but no matter how big your Facebook page is the fate of it will ultimately lie in Facebook’s hands. If you start to post about things that violate Facebook’s tos, or if Facebook thinks your brand is better suited as a community page, they could pull your admin and posting abilities out from under you. This is why I think it is absolutely vital to use Facebook to build your email list. In this post I will share with you five different email list building methods that I have personally used to add well over a thousand new names to my list. Enjoy!

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