When something works in business, you stick with it. This applies to using Facebook as a marketing tool for your company. Although it’s only been around for about a decade, Facebook is a proven success when it comes to marketing campaigns. The following article will show you how to capitalize on this very useful tool for business.
Use Facebook Insights to improve your social media marketing campaign. Check Facebook Insights to find out which updates are the most popular. If possible, share more similar updates. If you notice your subscribers are losing interest in your Facebook campaign, make an effort to create more interesting content for your campaign.
If you don’t have time to maintain a Facebook page for your business, you can still use Facebook for marketing. Facebook provides ads on their site which can easily be hyper-targeted towards your exact target demographic, from their sex and age to their likes and dislikes, making your campaign hyper-successful, too.
If you’re having trouble gaining followers, you can offer a sweepstakes in return for their “Like”. Just place the sweepstakes in a tab on your company’s page and have them fill it out with their email address, specifying that only those who Like your page will be eligible for the contest.
Think of Facebook as a dialogue. A lot of people when they begin Facebook marketing, talk AT their audience. You need to talk WITH your audience. Feel like you are having a conversation with them, not like you are announcing things to them. Remember, Facebook is a social medium. You need to be social.
Avoid posting updates too frequently. If you notice that your subscribers are not interested in your updates, try reducing the frequency of your updates. Save the content you want to share so you can post more valuable updates later. Posting one daily update is your best option if your subscribers check Facebook regularly.
When working on Facebook fan engagement through building conversation, lean towards posting easy to answer questions. If you post complex questions, you won’t get many responses and you could even drive some fans away. Keep the questions simple, and aim for questions that only take a few words to answer. This will increase the interactivity surrounding your page.
Consider using Facebook advertising. By paying for Facebook ads, you can reach a larger audience by targeting specific demographics. This can get your Facebook page a lot of attention, and that’s important. Try it out for a while and then cancel it if it does not seem to be working.
Apply real resources to your Facebook marketing. Facebook is quite a large site, and using its marketing strategies takes a focused effort. If you are about to utilize somebody who already has too much work to do, your results will never be as great as you would like. Put real time and money behind it to succeed at it.
Respond to your fans. Remember Facebook is social! Your fans have begun following you because they are interested in what you have to offer. They want to communicate with you. If they are writing questions or having a conversation, get involved back. Answer those questions and get in the conversation. It’ll build a lot of loyalty among your followers.
Organize a contest on Facebook. You should encourage your subscribers to tag you in one of their updates, for instance to share a picture of the product they bought or a review of a product. Give a free product to the entry that receives the most votes so contestants encourage their friends to vote on their entry.
Figure out the best time for your Facebook posts. You will get more attention for your updates if you post them when your subscribers are checking Facebook. You could for instance share updates around noon if your subscribers are likely to check Facebook during their lunch break or share your updates during the evening.
Do not place any images on the cover of your page that are not good quality and/or are not relevant to your business. You may see a nice picture that you think people will love, but it won’t make any sense to post it if it has nothing to do with what you are selling.
Do not hesitate to moderate the negative comments you receive on your Facebook page. Some customers will probably post complaints on your Facebook page. Try satisfying them by offering a free product or a refund but do not start an argument. You could develop a negative image for your brand if your customers see negative comments on your page.
Don’t let Facebook negativity bring your brand down. It’s tough facing negativity. The immediate response, if you follow through, is often defensiveness or negativity in return. That won’t help your Facebook marketing. You need to approach negativity with poise. Take the higher road and respond politely and meaningfully. Your fans will take notice.
Post pictures along with your text. It will make your post stand out in the newsfeed, and it gives it a little extra edge. Make sure, however, that you either use your own pictures or you use royalty-free images when posting. This is important because you do not want to essentially take someone else’s property without asking.
Put together a fundraiser on Facebook. Fundraisers are great because it gives you a reason to be “hard sell” promotional in a way that people respect. You are doing it for the greater good, but the side benefit is that your brand’s name is getting out there too. That’s a win-win scenario.
Use Facebook “likes” to your advantage on your profile page. Whatever incentive you have to offer to get them, the more “likes” you have, the better your business will be perceived by onlookers. This will increase your overall popularity on Facebook and make any campaign you hold that much more effective.
Using Facebook for marketing purposes makes sense and cents! Use the information from this article to begin your marketing campaign and reach an unlimited amount of new customers. When something works in business, it catches on and everyone starts taking advantage of it. Today there are literally millions of companies on Facebook: What are you waiting for?