Most people in modern Western societies have used Facebook for entertainment, personal or business purposes. It’s hard to argue that Facebook can’t or won’t enhance your business or service. Become acquainted with Facebook marketing and use it to your advantage by reading the tips in this article and creating a page today!
Depending on your needs, a Facebook group may work better for you than a page. Facebook groups will encourage potential customers to establish their own community. You can have both a group and a page, the page for updates and the group for interactivity.
You need a good fan base when you are using Facebook as a marketing strategy. Having an excess of 5,000 fans is best. When you hit that number, conversion rates skyrocket.
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.
Never, ever, EVER pay for Facebook fans! Facebook can tell if your fans are engaged in your page or not, and the more fans you have who don’t check out your page, the worse your EdgeRank will be. You want fans who really are interested in your products, so let them come naturally.
If you do not have time in the day to maintain a Facebook page, you should get someone else to do it. People will notice if your messages become to brief and start to lack substance. It is perfectly acceptable to have someone else run the page while you work on other aspects of the business.
Create infographics. Infographics are a step up from pictures, and include information and relevant information that can be useful to your target market. When you create an infographic, it is even more likely to be shared by others because the information is valuable. This raises your profile, but it also makes you look like an expert.
Integrate your campaign across multiple platforms. You want your branding, your site’s look and feel, to be consistent across your Facebook page, your website, your Twitter page, your YouTube channel, and so on. Consistent branding will make visitors feel more at home on all your business’s advertising platform, and therefore encourage more use of all the platforms.
Using Facebook as an effective marketing tool requires an investment of time and effort on your part. Do not post more than five times a day with updates. You want to save the information and put it out in an attractive way. That will make it more effective and likely to be remembered.
Facebook is more effective if you use it as a connection builder, so do not use it the same way you would use a direct marketing tool. If everything you post is marketing related, you may lose a lot of fans. People tend to be more interested in your business as a whole, and they don’t want to be feel like you are spamming them.
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.
If you have a Facebook page for your business or service already, you might not be using it in a way that can render the most benefit. Make sure that you are using this amazing marketing tool to the best of your ability. Remember the tips in this article and apply them as soon as you can!