We all would like to get more Facebook fans, so I asked online business owners what they were doing to get more likes to their Facebook pages.
Here’s the top 3 responses…
*** Trade Shows ***
“When I have a booth at a trade or local home show I will always give away a door prize. At trades show it will be something like a table top grill or at a local home show it will be a free fireplace inspection.
“On the entry form I always ask for email and also say on the entry box that the winner will be announced on a certain date on our Facebook page so make sure to like us on Facebook to see if you won. That way if they visited my booth then there was some kind of interest to began with and I can now have them on Facebook where I always update my status with new products and sales going on.
“I also will compile a list of email address of potential customers for the future.”
Shawn Ziemann – Cen-Tex Fireplace Solutions
*** Pay Influencers & Run Contests ***
“Some effective ways to increase your reach and get more Facebook fans is to do the following:
- Utilize influencer marketing (pay folks with large followings to post about you)
- Contest/giveaways that require participants to tag friends in posts or share them to your wall
- Boost posts/Facebook Advertising
- Sponsored content (paying a large blog/news outlet to write about you and they then share this article on their social media)
- Shout out exchanges with companies from complementary industries”
Gianna Del Monte – International Vapor Group
*** Facebook Promotions ***
“When I started with MyCorporation about five years ago, we had a couple hundred Facebook fans. We now have 9,340 likes. A good way to build your following quickly is to host a contest or promotion (For a chance to win an iPad, like the MyCorporation Facebook page, and share this post with your friends!).
“But how you build a steady following of loyal customers over time is to post interesting, quality content on a regular basis. Don’t spam your feed with too many posts in one day, or too many promotional posts about your business.
“Post things that your audience would want to read. Over time, people will come to your page for guidance, good information, or a laugh. Make your page a part of your customers’ daily routines.”
Kelsey Goeres – MyCorporation.com
What I Do To Get More Facebook Fans
Some of the things I personally do to get more Facebook fans is to specifically invite my blog visitors to ‘Like’ my page and then give them a link to do it. This can be at the end of articles, or through the Facebook Like Box that you can insert on your website sidebar.
What Do You Do To Get More Facebook Fans?
Do you do something that is not mentioned in this article that works really well? Leave a comment below!