My Facebook Fan Page Update
If you just discovered to my year long Facebook experiment or want to get caught up on where I am in this social experiment – take a look at my last post about how I learned to use my Facebook Insights to see what’s been working and what’s not.
I’m into the tenth month of my Facebook experiment and I can honestly say that it’s become more than just seeing how I could grow the number of fans on my Facebook page. It’s been an exercise in learning.
I’ve spent most of this year understanding how Facebook works and finding ideas that small business owners can use with this social network to connect with more people.
For this edition of my Facebook experiment posts, I’m going to do more than just give you my personal experience with the ‘expert’s ideas.’ I’m going to share with you some of the great information I’ve discovered about how to grow your Facebook fan page.
Why Facebook Groups Rock
My Year-long Facebook Experiment: Facebook Groups
The best place I’ve discovered to make friends and turn them into Facebook fans is participating in Facebook Groups. Facebook Groups are what building relationships in social media is all about. This is how we can really see the “social” in social media.
Click here to read more about my personal experience of Facebook Groups from both the admin of a group and a participant.
Grow Your Online Presence By Using Facebook Groups by Erica MacDonald:
This post isn’t just a list of great Facebook Groups for small business owners and bloggers. It’s more like a networking guide about .
The Best Facebook Groups to Hang Out in for Business Owners by Allyn Lewis:
This one IS a list of Facebook Groups! It’s like she knew what you what you were looking for in a Facebook Group and did all the research for you.
Should You Pay to Use Facebook?
My Facebook Boost Post Experiment
I tried out Facebook Boost Posts early in my Facebook experiment. Overall, it was a good experience for the amount of money I spent. Here’s a look at how I used Facebook boost posts – what worked, what didn’t and what were my final numbers.
Facebook Advertising: Is it worth it? by Stephanie Giese
While I was working through my Boost Post experience and thinking about doing Facebook ads, I found this personal post about how one blogger tracked her Facebook advertising campaign. And it’s not what the experts are telling us would happen!
How to Launch Your Product using Facebook by Andrea Vahl
BUT if you do want to add Facebook into your marketing plans, check out this post with all kinds of crunchy Facebook goodness. She covers everything from ideas for planning your Facebook strategy to how to build some buzz with ads.
Growing Your Facebook Presence
My Facebook Experiment: What happens when you’re not working it
I found out the hard way what happens when you stop working on your Facebook fan page. I quickly learned why people run Facebook ads consistently. This stuff is just like any other form of marketing. It’s about making sure that your fan page continues to be in front of the people you want to connect with in Facebook.
17 Killer Facebook Post Ideas for Small Business Owners by Kim Garst
Not wanting to get back to that low place with my fan page, I did some research to give me new ideas to boost my content. Kim didn’t just give me one or two ideas, she generously shared 17 of them!
How being human helped this Facebook Page Get 1.2 Million Likes by Ravi Shukle
This case study about a Facebook fan page caught my attention. It was more then just the stories behind how this fan page increased it’s Likes to over a million. Ravi shared with us WHY these steps worked and how we can use these ideas to help us with our own fan pages.
The Comments are Open
Do you have any suggestions about something you’ve tried that helped to increase your Facebook fan page reach or something that grew your fans? Let me know. I’m open to trying out any and all suggestions!
Hopefully, you’ll join me over at my new Facebook Page! I’d love to connect with you over there and we can work on this together to see if this Facebook stuff really can work for small business owners.
PS What if you could find a way to grow your presence in your social sites? And what if it didn’t add hours to your already crazy day? What if it took just 30 minutes a few times a week?
Click here to learn more how to manage your social sites with the 30 Minute Social Sessions workbook.