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How to get more Facebook Likes?

Discussion in 'Facebook Users' started by HiteshMistry, May 15, 2013.

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    HiteshMistry

    HiteshMistry Freshman

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    Hello

    I'm wanting to increase Facebook likes organically and for free, for our Emailer Go Facebook page.

    I've tried the following:
    - Invite friends
    - Share on Twitter
    - Asking people to like our page

    I know Facebook Ads is an option too.


    Hitesh
     
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    HiteshMistry

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    I dont want to purchase fake likes either
     
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    Mark

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    Post content that people actually like. It's the only way.

    Asking people to like your page isn't really productive at all.
     
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    thelegalstop

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    In order to show more people the content that they might like, try showing it to them, bu sharing pictures, posts, etc. Ask some friends to help you take over, too.
     
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    HiteshMistry

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    Thank You
     
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    samuel

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    What Mark said—post relevant and popular content, stuff that's in the viral moment, but don't just simply distribute it as it is. Give your opinion on it, ask a few questions, leave space for your followers to join the discussion. If you have more friends on your personal profile as compared to your business page, a good "soft" way to increase your brand exposure is to share stuff from your page on to your personal account (people tend to be more engaged on personal profiles too). Mix up that viral content with original content—link to your blog posts, make videos, nuggets of wisdom etc (the series of email tips you guys have look very helpful!). Facebook's Analytics dashboard is very helpful for figuring out what works and what doesn't—experiment quickly, move fast, break things, learn from your mistakes.
     
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    It's good to hear advice centering around 'post good content' - at long last. For years companies have been trying all kinds of tricks to get visibility - everything in the book short of actually producing some worthwhile content - glad to see the message is getting through.
     
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    ISS

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    Judging by your OP, this thread is also designed to get you "free likes" too.

    So, what do you win for lots of likes?
     
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    SetupaCompany

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    Run a contest that gets people to like and share your page.

    Just make sure that the prize is relevant to your target market to maximize the effect.

    Doing that should be able to get you a few hundred decent quality likes at least. Then once you have that all the other stuff like posting good content, etc will stick much better.
     
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    I've still never got an answer as to the tangible benefits of having lots of likes on FB.

    Seems to be one of those things that people just "want."
     
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    All about exposure. Someone likes your page - they see your posts more often.

    If they see your posts more often they are more likely to interact with your posts.

    If they interact with your posts, their friends are more likely to see the content too and therefore more likely to become fans.

    If you do your targeting correctly and use social media effectively then simply more Likes should translate to more sales.
     
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    ISS

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    Thanks for that I appreciate it!

    I'm still thinking it's a waste of time for many types of company but thanks for taking the time to explain it.

    It seems to be becoming an urban legend that it's "required" to be successful isn't it?
     
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    Oh yes it most certainly is a waste of time for many businesses. For Business 2 Business companies there are much better avenues than Facebook for generating new leads but for some B2C companies I have seen it done very well.

    A lot of the urban legend is born out of misinformed SEO. Yes social is becoming increasingly important for SEO but it goes far beyond the number of people liking your page or posts!
     
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    Facebook is too social for business content. Twitter is far more business-like and a better choice for networking, but lacks Facebook's content system.

    Content always looks better on a bespoke designed blog/website than 'plonked' onto a one-size fits all portal like Facebook, where users have no say or control on how their content is displayed.
     
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    You could buy likes, but like other people have said the only way to get likes that will actually mean/convert to anything is to acquire them naturally. Post interesting stuff, not always business related. Even though everyone wants to work with someone professional, they also want them to be relaxed.
     
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    Sorry mate, have to disagree with you there. Facebook might be a less focused tool at generating leads for B2B—that much is true—but the overall benefits in increasing your online presence, allowing direct target-market engagement, viral opportunity and community-building are still very positive. Facebook might seem like a waste of time because so much of its value can't be determined or captured in precise metrics, but the goodwill you can generate from a single positive interaction with your consumers shouldn't be underestimated. Remember, users who like your page are giving you permission to market to them—they are psychologically primed to listen to you, but in a manner that engages them and allows them to respond. Too many businesses make the mistake of hardselling over social media. That's not the name of the social game—it's about listening, starting conversations, allowing your customers to speak and picking up on the viral moments for maximum visibility. Regardless of whether your business model is B2C or B2B, there are still human beings behind the B—which makes Facebook even more crucial for breaking through the professional veneer and talking to them as people. Think of it as an opportunity to be wherever your customers are, talking about the things they do.
     
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    Problem with either huge or social websites is whether they actually deiliver visitors. A high traffic site just means it gets many visitors ie: input - the output (how many visitors are sent out) could be rubbish in thousands of cases and likely is.

    Would like to say Twitter sends us hundreds of visitors, but it just doesn't and never will. Facebook is even worse for its traffic delivery. If a website can't send visitors for free, then why spend money on adverts.


    Twitter needs to become more b2b to find a way to target the amount of business users. Seems its majority of b2b users are small biz owners, that can't afford ££££ to force their way to the top, and clearly Google, Yahoo, Twitter/Facebook are designed for big Co's and not to serve the smaller guy. Besides, most free stuff is worthless junk anyway, which doesn't exactly help the needy.
     
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    I've done it only with facebook ads. Is the easyest way for me
     
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    Actually, Facebook ads give you access to a massive dataset of information, which normally wouldn't be available for small businesses. And you can set up an advert for just under £10 and still get some traffic.

    Twitter gives you the opportunity to see what people are talking/thinking and to jump into conversations without being banned or feeling awkward. Yes, it takes a lot of time for a small business to search through the tweets and get some answers, but it's definitely worth it!
     
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    Hi Hitesh,

    I'm managing a few Facebook companies pages, and based on my experience I would say that Facebook ads might be very helpful for you willing to promote your page. We use them a lot as it is the best possible way to promote the page and its content. I would highlight that even if you create high quality interesting content, it is still gonna be challenging to attract the audience. There is such huge amount of information on news feed of Facebook users that unfortunately it requires some investment to have a chance to at least show up there. Facebook ads are very manageable to customise the amount of money you would like to spend on it: even £1 can be helpful to promote your page.
     

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