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How to Increase Facebook Likes
Jonathan_Ht



 
Msg#: 4637766 posted 5:08 am on Jan 16, 2014 (gmt 0)

I need some guidance.
I an New in SMO/SMM and i have a client who needs to increase his fan page likes upto 300,000 and his current likes are 4000.
i am regularly posting new engaging posts on daily basis upto 12-15 posts.
participating in events groups and communities but still it's likes are not increasing as mush fast.

can anybody guide what else i can do for that fan page likes.?

 

webmarketingxpert



 
Msg#: 4637766 posted 5:56 am on Jan 16, 2014 (gmt 0)

Jon,

For increasing likes its not just about sharing engaging post. An engaging post is the one which actually grabs users attention and make them comment. With 4000 likes the minimum users engagement in terms of likes and comments must be 500+ and if it is not then your likes are not the targeted ones. Be natural but strategic with what you are sharing and doing.

1. Make use of images more when you share anything. Try using square images as facebook accepts quite well.
2. When you share something try to make your every point whether it is word or image catchy. Use new attention grabbing images because it easily falls before users eye.
3. Share you page link at the end of your each share.
4. You need to give the reason to your fans to comment and like the post
5. Do not just opt for sharing what is in interest of the users, share something that could create a controversy.
6. Make use of other social medias as well to promote your page
7. FB groups are most effective if used properly. Join niche related groups and share thoughts, ideas, blog posts through your page.
8. If users are not engaging with your posts, you engage with users.
9. For faster users engagement run some contest which you can do through several free FB content apps available
10. Run FB poll etc.

It is important to understand your users first before you should implement your strategies.

See your FB insights and list out the posts that had most engagement. See the time of the day and find out which time and day has the maximum engagement percentage. Then compare with your other posts with lower engagement and find out what was the factor in the most engaged posts.

Add a small call to action kind of text like:

Share if you like
Care to share?
Share to help others
If you like it share it

There are more ways to increase likes, do not stop yourself from experimenting, social medias are not search engines where experimenting can lead to penalty or some crawling issue.

For more information and ideas on increasing likes and other ways to improvement social media profile you can read blogs on JeffBullas.com.

I hope it helps.

Thanks
Harsh

GoNC



 
Msg#: 4637766 posted 9:17 am on Jan 16, 2014 (gmt 0)

My advice would be to forget about it. Read the other thread about the new policy causing practically 0 reach to the fans now.

If you achieved 300,000 fans, you'd be lucky for your updates to actually be seen by 3,000 of them. That's a lot of time and money spent on this, when that money could be a LOT more productive in an actual marketing campaign.

This is just my opinion, but with young people leaving Facebook by the millions, and now small business owners getting ready to jettison, Facebook's days are numbered.

Tropical Island

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Msg#: 4637766 posted 5:49 pm on Jan 18, 2014 (gmt 0)

Just did a post.
I have 29,000+ likes & only reached 150 with the post.
Complete waste of time unless you boost the post by paying.

Hoople

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Msg#: 4637766 posted 8:32 am on Jan 19, 2014 (gmt 0)

Just did a post.
I have 29,000+ likes & only reached 150 with the post.
Complete waste of time unless you boost the post by paying.
In my experience the reach was influenced by a post being shared more than a few times. Being liked seemed to enhance the effect.

Many have noticed that facebook filters seem to follow the appeal of the post to user. Make it blatantly commercial and users will see it as an advertisement. Pages with little user interaction (owner uses page as a broadcast list) I've seen also suffer (and rightfully so) low seen by counts.

GoNC



 
Msg#: 4637766 posted 8:54 am on Jan 19, 2014 (gmt 0)

That was true a month or so ago, but not so much anymore.

On November 29, I made a post on my FB page that referred to a thread on my website's locally-oriented message board regarding the weather, and it was seen 1,008 times; a reach about 43%.

On January 16, I made a post that referred to a thread on the same website, this time about school closings and road conditions. Traditionally, this type of post is liked and shared a lot, because it's pretty important to the locals. But this time, it was shown 38 times; a reach of 1.6%.

topr8

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Msg#: 4637766 posted 10:36 am on Jan 19, 2014 (gmt 0)

>>i have a client who needs to increase his fan page likes upto 300,000 and his current likes are 4000

the question is why?
is this just an ego thing?
user engagement is what is important not raw count of likes.
you need to discuss the actual goals the client has.

not2easy

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Msg#: 4637766 posted 7:26 pm on Jan 19, 2014 (gmt 0)


>>i have a client who needs to increase his fan page likes upto 300,000 and his current likes are 4000

I have to agree with topr8. You can go out and buy a lot of likes, and then what? Because "Likes' are a traded commodity, they have no useful value. It used to mean that your page had more visibility or that more of your followers would see your updates. Now, it is 'pay to play' and number of "Likes" means zip. FB is a waste of time for getting a product/service promoted.

martinibuster

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Msg#: 4637766 posted 1:44 pm on Mar 6, 2014 (gmt 0)

the question is why?
is this just an ego thing?
user engagement is what is important not raw count of likes.
you need to discuss the actual goals the client has.


I also agree with topr8. A goal is typically sales. But targeting specific kinds of people can be a goal, too. Of course, you have to complete that sentence and identify the reasons why you want to reach those people.

Judyanne



 
Msg#: 4637766 posted 4:37 am on Mar 18, 2014 (gmt 0)

I was basically using my Facebook page to give updates not only about my site but also interesting things gong on in my field. I'd noticed lately that my updates were only going to a fraction of my followers. Now I understand why. I know I've always expected to get all the updates in pages I follow and I assume most people do. I really appreciate the information in this thread. Time to take the FB page down.

Judyanne



 
Msg#: 4637766 posted 12:18 am on Mar 30, 2014 (gmt 0)

Remember how you used to "follow" a page then Facebook changed it to "like"? Now it seems visitors have to select both "like" and "follow" in order to get page updates. It also appears that when they changed things people who signed up during the "like" period have to go in and select "follow" as well to get updates. Most people won't have a clue that they need to do that. Even if they knew many wouldn't bother.

webdevfv

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Msg#: 4637766 posted 6:57 pm on May 27, 2014 (gmt 0)

<quote>the question is why?
is this just an ego thing?</quote>

I've added the facebook widget to a newish website and of course the number of Likes is very low - I think it reflects negatively on the website having such a low level of Likes, therefore I'm prepared to 'pay' for Likes to boost this initially - just for number purposes.

Totally wrong for the concept but it's a quick fix and I think it will give a small positive signal to buy from the website seeing that so many people have been here before. It may tip the balance between Sale and No Sale.

Thoughts?

sharylahr



 
Msg#: 4637766 posted 7:19 am on May 28, 2014 (gmt 0)

Maybe you should add more friends to the client's facebook account not on the fanpage, you can ask them to like and share your page. Make you to post relevant/interesting post.

kokopoko

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Msg#: 4637766 posted 2:28 pm on May 28, 2014 (gmt 0)

I've found that FB contests in which they have to like your page to enter works well. We used Short Stack to help us manage the contest.

utsavchopra



 
Msg#: 4637766 posted 2:52 pm on Jun 30, 2014 (gmt 0)

If you want original likes than do SEO of your page and provide quality contents on your blog.
And if you only want to show max likes than use like exchange sites.

goranasmith



 
Msg#: 4637766 posted 7:37 am on Jul 11, 2014 (gmt 0)

There are two ways to increase facebook page likes:

1. You can ask your friends to like your page. Also, you can ask them to further invite their friends to like your page and share it on their timeline. Trust me, if all goes well, you can create a chain of likes. In addition to this you can post the widget of your facebook page on your website.

2. This is an artificial way, but is very fast in case you are looking for quick likes. You can use sites likes traffup and like4like to get quick likes.

PurplePig



 
Msg#: 4637766 posted 3:33 am on Jul 27, 2014 (gmt 0)

The days of artificial "likes" are now dead, which is a bit of a relief. Who really cares if 10,000 people like your page, if nobody is engaging with your business or any of your posts. We have been successful in obtaining a handful of FB likes through their advertising program.

jasonkeeler1313



 
Msg#: 4637766 posted 6:46 pm on Aug 7, 2014 (gmt 0)

I would suggest using the ad portal and focusing on "page likes" as the option. Agreed with all above that buying likes is pointless.

Actually...facebook likes in general are pretty weak considering you can target exactly who you want with promoted posts, regardless if they like your page or not : /

john14



 
Msg#: 4637766 posted 8:01 am on Aug 16, 2014 (gmt 0)

To increase likes it is important you must spend daily 8 to 10 hours on facebook and post fresh and engaging posts. Emphasize on images and videos. Join groups, Post funny jokes and videos because people are more interested in these kinds of stuff rather than boring articles. Participate in others discussions, Like others posts and get the reward

garry420



 
Msg#: 4637766 posted 2:30 pm on Aug 19, 2014 (gmt 0)

mate likes are easy to get but what type of likes you want to give him, thats the main point..scripted one are the easiest and you can buy them..likewise dead likes ...then you have organic but may not be of your theme..then you have likes that is relevant to your theme...toughest are the theme based likes..
rest are easily available

KevinC

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Msg#: 4637766 posted 4:30 pm on Aug 19, 2014 (gmt 0)

just pay for them, it's really cheap and you can laser target who will see your ads.

BoostSoftware



 
Msg#: 4637766 posted 7:50 pm on Aug 21, 2014 (gmt 0)

Has anyone ever tried converting their clients to a FB group instead of page? If they have notifications on, it should have the reach everyone is so desperately looking for, without the added cost. And you could offer incentives or give-aways for joining the group. Just a thought, I've obviously not done this or even thought too deeply on the subject.

Muneeb



 
Msg#: 4637766 posted 11:11 am on Sep 3, 2014 (gmt 0)

My opinion on FB marketing would be entirely on

1. Creating Quality content that can be channeled through FB and other social media platforms

2. Engaging with the audience (comments/discussion participation)

3. Posting content the right time when everybody is online

4. Using rich media (video, Podcasts etc)

5. Contests


good luck

grazecolt



 
Msg#: 4637766 posted 8:15 am on Nov 4, 2014 (gmt 0)

Insert "Share Button"
With this button you can have Facebookers share almost anything. Put the URL you wish to share in the code and once a person uses the Share button, all his friends will see this URL in their news feed.

Whitey

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Msg#: 4637766 posted 10:38 pm on Nov 5, 2014 (gmt 0)

@not2easy FB is a waste of time for getting a product/service promoted.

For a service involving social events my observation is that it can work. But that's pretty narrow in the overall scheme of things.

Likes mean nothing in terms of $$'s unless you can track sales. And I'm sceptical +1.

I just posted a question regarding the ROI comparison of FB v Google - [webmasterworld.com...] - not sure if it's will get any answers, but here's hoping.

not2easy

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Msg#: 4637766 posted 7:30 am on Nov 18, 2014 (gmt 0)

@ Whitey -Just a note about the quote here, that was said in the context of free promotion via "Likes" which was the goal around the time it was posted last January, it had just begun to fade away. Today there is "pay or go away" but I'm sure we all remember when commercial interests got a free ride using adequate efforts.

pandaboy



 
Msg#: 4637766 posted 11:40 pm on Nov 26, 2014 (gmt 0)

I have to disagree with those that say FB is a waste of time when it comes to reaching your target audiences. I've a page, very small, only 3.5k likes but my posts average from 400 reach to 4000. It all depends on the time of day, the content, how I phrase my content and who I'm looking to engage the content with.

FB is all about research, I've learned a lot from much smaller pages and their failures. The biggest key to building organic virality is "identity". What's the identity of your main demographic? Check out your insights for your 10 most successful posts. What people identified with these posts more than others. What time were these posts most effective? Is there any relating content between these posts?

FB gives you everything to succeed, the more cynical chums will say it doesn't, but it requires hard work and a lot of research. Click farms are over and it's about building organic strength. Invest time and money and learn about your target demographics. Then build the content around them. It will slowly expand.

My niche is a very small communal niche, but I know that in time it will expand to a bigger group once the brand is recognised. What it has achieved so far has gone beyond measure. I found an identity and my brand represents that identity hence the surge in organic reach.

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