While many businesses are moving their social media marketing to other platforms, Facebook is still the largest network. With over 1 billion active users, it’s the most used social media platform. In order to leverage your Facebook efforts, you need to increase your reach and engagement, and these 7 tips will help you do just that!
It doesn’t matter how interesting your content is, it’s all about how it’s presented to your audience. If it doesn’t catch your audience’s eye, they’re going to scroll on by and not give you or your business a second thought. Here are some engaging type of posts that can help you increase your engagement:
These are designed to provoke thought from your audience. They work well to increase engagement and you get to learn more about your fans.
People are drawn to visual content, so images work well for increasing engagement. Your audience is much more likely to share an eye-catching image than they are anything else.
A great way to add entertainment is by using video. Your fans are likely to share your videos, especially if they find it helpful.
Sharing content from your blog or your website is a good way to share valuable content with your audience. Be sure to write a captivating comment with your link to increase the chances of it being shared.
Videos perform the best in terms of shares, which is what you want. If you’re looking to increase shares, video is your best bet. The average Facebook shares of video content have doubled, making videos the most popular shared content on Facebook.
That’s right – your audience wants more visual content. This can be in video or image format. To increase your visual content, you can share infographics, create custom images and share video tutorials.
None of this matters if you’re posting at the least popular times. To find the times your audience is most active, take full advantage of the Insights section on your Facebook fan page. To give you a little help, the most shares occur on Saturday. Makes sense since most people have more time to spend on social media on the weekends. According to Facebook, there’s a spike in shares at noon (lunch break) and a slight increase after 7:00 pm.
Your fans don’t want to read a book every time you post. There’s nothing wrong with sharing great content, just make sure you’re succinct. A recent study found that posts with fewer than 50 characters have the most engagement. And you thought 140 characters was short!
If you think this is juvenile, think again. Emojis (emoticons) add a personal touch to your content and make you appear friendly. That’s a win-win! Using emojis can improve your share by 33% and increase your comments by 57%.
I know you’ve seen those like and share for a chance to win posts on Facebook. That’s because they work! People are drawn to winning freebies so play into it. Be sure you clearly define your rules, decide on a prize, and display the details so there’s no confusion.
If you’re not using any of these already, you need to start…NOW! Facebook is always making organic reach difficult to achieve so you need to work at it. Your numbers aren’t going to jump overnight but you will see progress. Remember, social media marketing is a marathon, not a sprint. To learn more, or to schedule a consultation, contact me today.
Cheers, Love and Success,
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