Facebook Strategies for Small Businesses
Facebook is the big success story of the social media revolution. It has become one of the most widely used online marketing tools for business, so it makes perfect sense for YOUR business to have a Facebook presence.
We show you how to harness the power of the world’s largest social network for your company with our six simple rules for promoting your Facebook page.
CREATE FACEBOOK SHAREABLE CONTENT
Shareable content is a post that directly benefits your audience. When a fan shares your post, it appears on their timeline and their friends’ news feeds, so creating shareable content is important for page exposure and acquiring new Likes. People respond to a business or a brand with a ‘human side’, so don’t be afraid to add your own flair and personality. Combine your (clean) humor with content that helps your fans express their own identity. Now more than ever it’s important to put yourself in their shoes. Key Facebook Strategies….
- MEASURE AND ADJUST
Once 30 people have liked your page, you’ll be able to see your Page Insights, which will tell you all about how your audience is responding to your content. Page Likes, Post Reach and Engagement tools are just some of the things you can use to track your best performing posts.
- BE AVAILABLE
People love an authentic presence online, so be conversational and share what you are genuinely interested in. Remember that it’s about quality not quantity. Respond to both good and bad feedback. Experiment with post types and times. You can schedule posts on Facebook, which is a godsend for businesses with little digital resource and don’t have the time or employees to post for them.
- DON’T BE TOO FORMAL
Say goodbye to formalities and loosen up a bit. People on Facebook are there primarily to catch up with friends, so if you want their attention, you have to talk to them as though you are just another friend to encourage interaction rather than sounding like a marketer. People don’t go on Facebook to read sales pitches. That is not to say that your shouldn’t be professional, but have a little fun with your status.
- CREDIT WHERE CREDIT IS DUE
Do not take credit for an image that does not belong to you. This doesn’t mean that you can’t share an image your think that your audience would love to see on your page, even if you didn’t take it yourself. It simply means that you should, at all times, give credit where credit is due. Adding a link to the original source builds credibility and trust with your audience.
- DON’T IRRITATE YOUR FOLLOWERS
Facebook likes an active page but people are quick to say if something is not to their liking. The aim is to be consistent and to post regularly, but don’t overdo it. Ask yourself questions such as: “would my audience share this?”, “would they find it interesting?”, “would they like to see this in their newsfeed?”. If the answer is yes, then go ahead.
DON’T GET OVERWHELMED WITH FACEBOOK
Starting a social media marketing campaign can be extremely overwhelming if you’re not familiar with the digital space. Just the thought of creating a company Facebook page or tweeting to your consumers can cause stress and anxiety for some small businesses who are too busy running their offline bricks and mortar business.
This is where we can help. We have Facebook Strategies and online marketing expertise, so why not contact us today and see how we can help your business. We look forward to hearing from you.
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