Would you like to start a Facebook page for your business or cause? Let me take you step by step through the things I found helpful and those that were a waste of time. If you follow my hints you will have a successful page before you know it.
Let’s get started.
The more you put into your page the more you and others will get out of it.
Choosing a name, obviously, if you are starting a page for your business you need to use that name. If you are starting a page for a cause or just for laughs it helps people find you if your name says what your page is about.
For instance, if I am trying to promote ribbons I would use ribbon in my name with something catchy before or after it. My page is a cause page for awareness of the heroin epidemic. That is why I used Heroin News. We share up to date news articles and even write our own articles on our blog http://www.caringbysharing.net and then I share to my facebook page. It works great.
Be sure to create the address for your page with the same name. That way people can find you easily. You can create the link in the about section of your page. See example below:
Invite all your personal friends to like your new page and encourage them to share your posts. Every time your posts are shared there is a like button attached that people will click and that means more followers.
Join groups of like-minded people if you are a cause. For a business that has a physical address, you want to join groups in the area of your business address.
We post with the hope that it will be shared and seen. People sharing your posts is important. It’s the best way to get your posts in front of as many people as possible. That is why it is extremely important to always check notifications.
You need to be sure to say thank you. It will be tedious work but it will build loyalty to your brand or page. A quick comment under the post on their page simply saying, Thank you for sharing our post. You will be surprised how much it will help your page grow.
Another plus to commenting on shared posts is that every person who sees that post will see your page name and might follow your link to check out your page. I have gotten loads of new followers this way.
Read the comments on your page and respond. People like to feel important and if they are engaging in your page by sharing, commenting and/or liking your posts, they deserve your attention. This will also breed loyalty plus they ARE important.
If someone is being rude you can hide the comment after clicking the down arrow in the top right corner of the post itself. Facebook will then ask you if you wish to ban this person from your page. This is of course up to you and their offense. See example, of rude comment and the tiny arrow in the top right corner of the comment.
Find other pages that have lots of followers and as your page comment, like and share things that work with your specific page. Always comment Shared to __________. You share ethically by hitting the share button on their post. By doing these things the page itself may notice you and check out your page. With any luck, they follow your page and share a post or two. Not to mention anyone that sees the post that you engaged with will see the name of your page and may begin following you as well.
WHETHER YOU LIKE MEMES/POSTERS OR NOT FACEBOOK USERS LOVE THEM. Make your own posters/memes for your page and you will be twenty times more likely to be shared by your followers as well as other pages.
Websites/Apps to create posters/memes
These can all be used free or paid. It’s all Heroin News and Holy Addiction uses. It’s also fun to experiment.
Facebook has an awesome feature that allows you to schedule your posts so they are spread out. The more you post the larger your chances of being shared, however people will get frustrated if you post twenty things in a roll because it clogs up their timeline. People will unlike your page if this happens.
You can also sit down and in one sitting schedule the posts for a few days or week ahead. You still need to check your page regularly to respond to messages, reply to comments and say thank you when you get a share. The schedule button is inside of the post button. On the right, you will see an arrow click that and you will see the schedule option.
Never make anyone an Admin on your page. Many pages have been stolen because of making this mistake. You can still get help with your page by adding them as an editor. This way they can do everything the owner of the page can but cannot make major changes to the page, like change the name or block you from your own page. Your page will show the name of the person who posted on every post. Those following the page cannot see this, it’s only visible to you or your editors. Keep this in mind so that if needed you can ask them to add their name to any messages they answer or comments on posts. That way your customers or followers will know who they spoke with. An editor has access to your messages on the page as well. There are other roles you can choose. Check them out and decide for yourself.
Celebrate with your followers when your page reaches milestones. When you reach 100 likes on your page post a poster that says Thank you for helping us reach 100 likes, we couldn’t have done it without you. Then make another every hundred after. Once you make it to one thousand start celebrating for every thousand.
When I first started my page I made a bunch of rookie mistakes. This is a list of the most important ones.
1. Memes that other people create are that person’s intellectual property. People spend time, money and thought into making these Meme’s or posters as I like to call them. Don’t make the mistake of downloading other people’s work and posting it to your page. This is why this is important. After you begin making your own memes/posters you will see how much work and love go into them. Those memes/posters are someone’s intellectual property.
a. If it is wrong, don’t do it.
b. If you do it and someone reports you for stealing their intellectual property Facebook can and will shut down your page.
c. The other pages and groups that are putting out memes that fit your page are the people you want to network with, you don’t want to piss them off.
2. Boosting posts is a complete rip-off. Don’t do it!! I wasted way too much money with little to no evidence that it got me any more followers.
3. If you join groups and begin sharing to the groups be cautious because Facebook Jail is very real and they get upset if you post too fast or too much to groups. There are two pages I know of that were made unable to share to groups for 30 days or more.
I hope this article helps. It would have been awesome for me to have had this information when I started. Helping others is a new addiction of mine so I hope this serves you well.
If you have questions about any of this or something else please comment below this article on the website and I will answer your questions. That way others will be able to use that information as well.
All these tips can be used for Twitter too, at least the basic idea. I am just now getting involved in Twitter. I will keep you posted on my progress.
Written by Holy Addiction’s Author JoAnn Miller
To see original article click : Heroin News
Published Sept. 11, 2016