If your company is in a marketing rut lately, why not learn to use Facebook to your advantage? Simply create your business profile and start spreading the word about how you can help customers with a great product or fantastic service. The following article will show you how it’s done!
Consider surfing Facebook as your company instead of yourself. When you’re on your page, you have the opportunity to check out Facebook as the page itself. Do this and like pages which you think have a similar fan base, and then comment on those pages as well to get your name out to an expanded audience.
If you want to use Promoted Posts, do so only with your current fan base. When a non-fan sees “Promoted”, they think it’s a “Sponsored Ad” and tend not to click on it. Your current fans won’t think that way as they already know who you are and what you do, and obviously like it.
It is truly a myth that every business HAS to be on Facebook. The cost of the time taken to plan your campaigns, maintain your page, communicate with fans, and advertise can become a massive burden on a small business owner. Consider carefully if the costs will be outweighed by the profit increases.
Remember to respect your followers privacy when using Facebook to market your business. If someone sends you a glowing review through a private message, remember to ask their permission before making it public. They may have chosen to send you the message that way because they did not want to be publicly acknowledged.
Provide value in every post you make on your Facebook page. In other words, your followers should get something out of each and every one of your posts, whether it is a great deal, a helpful tidbit of knowledge or an inside scoop on the latest product. You don’t want to “sell” your customers too often because this will irritate them.
Facebook is one of many social media sites out there. Although Facebook is popular with certain subcultures and age groups, some people do like to use other sites. Do some homework to find out where your niche audience spends their social media time.
Share pictures on Facebook. Keep in mind that your subscribers check Facebook to see updates shared by their friends. If your subscribers have a lot of friends on Facebook, your updates might not be easy to notice. Getting their attention will be a lot easier if you share pictures rather than text updates.
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.
Make sure that all of the content you post on your page is shareable. If your page has valuable information, some of your audience may tell others they know about it. Interaction and sharing are at the heart of what Facebook does. If you make the effort to give your audience valuable information, it will pay off for you.
Ask other people that you know for advice regarding Facebook if you are new to it. Facebook has been around for many years now, and thanks to this, many people have learned a great deal about how to effectively optimize a page on the site. You will likely be surprised at how much there is to learn.
Stay active on your Facebook page. Using Facebook to market your business is more than simply setting up a profile and hoping people find it randomly. You need to stay active on your page and post status updates, pictures and respond to comments and questions on a regular basis.
Try turning your Facebook fan activity into advertising for your business page. You can use Facebook Sponsored Stories in the Facebook self-serve ad tool to do this. It basically turns the fans’ activities into ads. It lets you promote your business via displaying positive updates from the fans that mention your business or promoting news feed stories about fans that “Like” your page.
Make use of the post scheduling tool on Facebook. Keeping posts regular, rather than clumping them together and then leaving the page to sit, will draw more visitors. If you don’t believe you will have time in the future to make weekly or daily posts, create several time-neutral posts at once and schedule them to appear at a later date.
Offer a reward to those that already frequent your page for telling their friends to like your page. This is a relatively cost effective way to interact with those that already are interested in your business, as well as an easy way to spread the word about what you have to offer.
Try your best to respond to each and every comment that you get. This includes those you get in your inbox and those you see on your page. Although this will require hard work and dedication, you will be rewarded with loyal customers.
Nearly every business could use a marketing boost these days, and with virtually zero over-head, Facebook is the go-to medium. Hopefully this article puts you in the position to begin mastering the ways of “friending” and accumulating a wide audience of customers. The more effort you put into your Facebook campaign, the greater the rewards for your company will be.