How Do I Attract People to My Facebook Page?

You just launched your new Facebook business page. What’s next? The next step is to persuade people to visit and ‘like’ your page, obviously. In this post, we’re going to share a couple of helpful ways to attract people to your Facebook page.

Post on a Regular Basis

Believe it or not, people are more likely to visit a page that is active and has a lot of interesting Facebook Engagementfresh content. It can be a turn off to visit a page that hasn’t been updated in days or even weeks. Posting on a daily basis is important because it not only shows that you maintain an active business, but it can help increase your visibility. Just make sure you include content that your audience will be interested in viewing.

One way to find out what people are truly interested in is to visit the top companies within your industry. Your audience will let you know what they want by the way they respond on those particular pages (with likes, comments, shares, etc.). By researching other companies, this will give you inspiration to create better content.

Make sure you include eye-catching photos, interesting status updates, links to informative articles and videos. The more people view your posts in their feed, the more likely they will notice what you’re posting. However, you don’t want to over-do it with posting. Posting too many updates will flood people’s newsfeed. As a result, they will be inclined to unlike your page.

If you have less than 100 followers, posting 1-3 times a day is sufficient. However, if you have over 2,000 followers, you’ll want to post more frequently (6-8 times daily) so that people will see your posts.

Include Your Facebook Details on Your Marketing Collateral

Another great way to attract people to your page is to invite them on your marketing materials (business cards, envelops, brochures, and etc.). Make sure you include your Facebook details on your email signature, newsletters and website. If you have an office or store, consider displaying a small ‘Like Us on Facebook’ sign in the window or on your desk/countertop. The next time you attend a convention, seminar or a meet-up networking event, don’t hesitate to bring along a few social media invite cards or promo cards.

Buy Facebook Ads

Investing in Facebook ads is an affordable way to promote your page and your website. Just make sure you are targeting the right audience. It is also important that your ads aren’t too salesy. There has been research conducted that showed Facebook users are more likely to respond to ads and promoted posts that provide a solution to a problem or fulfills a need.

If your goal is to use Facebook ads to get website clicks, make sure your copy mirrors your ad. Often times, people become frustrated when they invest in ads, but no one takes action (e.g. make a purchase, newsletter sign up, make a call, etc.). Ad copy should be marketable and engaging. For the best results, consider hiring a professional copywriter who specializes in creating Facebook ad copy.

Social Media Tip: It is important that your graphic art is visually appealing. Images that are bright tend to work better than dark images. Images that include a person within the graphic tends to work better than graphic text.

What NOT to Do?

DON’T use your personal Facebook page to promote your business. Although family and friends may ‘like’ your page to support you, the key to having a successful page is to only promote to your target audience – those who are truly interested in your business.

DON’T buy Facebook likes. As mentioned in our previous posts, don’t fall prey to companies that sell Facebook likes. Buying likes will not increase your reach or conversions.

DON’T spam your competitors’ page. A good example of spamming someone’s page is promoting your business in the comments section of a company’s post. You run the risk of either getting banned from their page or worse, getting called out.

As you can see, there are effective ways to attract fans to your Facebook  page. The key to having successful results on Facebook is to be consistent and to provide people with content that they want.

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How To Know Where You Should Build a Link Or Not- Link Building Do’s and Don’ts

Link Building

How can I tell if a link is safe?

How do I spot a good or bad link?

What questions can I ask myself to see if a link should be pursued or not?

These are common questions many business owners ask ourselves as we SEO our websites. Link building is an essential part of SEO. Without it, especially in a competitive industry, your site may move in rankings, but at some point it will stagnate. Many SEOs believe that link building can attribute 60% or more to the ranking ability of a site. Plus, with the right kind of links, link building can drive quality traffic to your website which can convert into leads. However, if you do not have quality links placed, it can be detrimental to the growth of your online presence.

Link Building Can Be Dangerous

But beware. And we hesitate to say “Buyer Beware,” because you should not be buying links. The issue is that link building can be dangerous—and can do even more harm than good. With algorithm updates like Penguin and a Google search formula that closely scrutinizes links to your site, it’s more important than ever to not only build a clean link profile, but to make sure all links already pointing to your site are of good quality and the kind that will not be disregarded or penalized by Google.

Link building is a complex subject, so if you are starting out and you are not working with a professional SEO company (we recommend that you do), then see if the link you are planning to build to your website meets the following 10 criterion:

•  Is the page being linked to valuable to users? Can you articulate why?
•  Will the webpage linking to you likely refer a quality prospect to your site?
•  Is the link built to help users online or is it solely built for SEO purposes?
•  The website is related thematically or solves a problem for the same target audience.
•  The content on the page where the link is coming from is thematically relevant to the page it is linking to.
•  The link will actually be clicked on because it is placed into the optimal context (content of the page).
•  The website is of high quality – branding, content, user experience.
•  The website itself does not have bad links pointing toward it.
•  The website looks up-to-date and well managed
•  If your customers came across this link, would they form a positive or negative impression of your brand based on the page on which the link has been placed? If the answer is yes, then it may be good. If no, then avoid this link.

A better way to look at this is to simply ask whether a link builds value to your target audience and the audience of the site where the link may be placed. A focus on value and whether that link will help people and actually be clicked is a better way to determine if this is a good link or not rather than adhering to one supposedly safe or sanctioned approach.

Final Tips: Don’t EVER BUY links to your site, especially if you are offered packages like “Buy 300 links for a special time $299 offer.” Stay away from these solicitations. There are many companies out there that will promise hundreds or thousands of links for a price. Don’t buy into their offer. You not only run the risk of receiving a bunch of links from poor quality websites, purchasing links to boost your page ranking goes against Google’s guidelines. As a result, your website could get penalized or even banned from the search engine.

Especially if a deal sounds to good to be true or you do not know the company personally who is selling to you, then you should avoid link building companies altogether. Rea link building takes time and is a very in depth manual process based on an approach and a strategy.
Play it safe and do it right the first time. A few good links carries much more weight than many poor quality links, and it is the safest route to take on your link building journey. If you get penalized, it will cost you dearly in time and money to clean up your link profile.
Getting Started with Link Building

If your goal is to build a solid online presence that draws your target audience to your website, and you do not know how to start, then reach out to us with your questions. We are happy to help. Call (516) 610-0922.