Getting More Facebook Fan Page Likes – Patience or Push it?
Patience or push it?
How do you get new FANS?
I have a Facebook Fan Page and I like to have new fans join More In Media. It’s very exciting to see the little person icon light up when I go to my page and see that a new friend has joined MoreInMedia. Sometimes the number I see is greater than 1 and that’s awesome! Fans are great! They like your posts, they comment and they share – if they are happy with your content. Fans are the best!
How do you GET new fans?
Initially, I invited all of my personal friends to like my new Fan Page, and out of 150 friends, about 10% did so when asked the first time. (You can ask multiple times, but don’t overdo it!) That did not give me a whole lot of fans to start off with. Since my business was new, I had no existing clients to go ask to like my page, which is what I would have done if given the chance.
Next, I started ‘liking’ other social media pages and left a scrap on their wall. Again, I received some responses, but not a whole lot. I also liked local news pages and local businesses if I could find them. (read: Connecting locally through Social Media without the Yellow Pages if you have trouble locating local businesses like I did) Again, always leaving something on their wall to tell them I was there. Interacting with them got me some more likes along the way, but slow and steady, nothing crazy! This was the patience part…
From one of the new fans, I did receive an invite for a two week ‘like each others pages’ event : ’Pages Gone Wild’. The event was a bit confusing, since we didn’t know to like each other with our personal profile (which makes it count as a ‘like’) or with our Fan Page, but I joined on day two and got 177 new fans by the time the two weeks were up! Well worth my time – and work it was to go like everyone’s page! So I was pushing it now…
I’ve also tried (small-scale) promotions, contests, fundraisers and such, but with limited results. For those to be successful, you need a fan base of at least 1000 I believe.
Soon, I started blogging about social media and current social media issues. I post my new posts on my Fan Page as well as my personal profile. I joined several groups on Facebook, one being a ‘comment on your blog’ group, which has been great for my blog’s Google ranking. (Comments on your blog count for ranking!) I recently added a Facebook social plug-in to my website: the ‘Like Box’ and that’s been great as well. (Click it before you leave )
Since the beginning, I’ve been slowly building up my Fan Page presence and have received a steady 5-10 new likes/week of real people, real friends, real business contacts. Interaction is the key! But you need more patience…
How do you get NEW fans?
So what happened last night? I got impatient! While scanning my news feed, I found someone had liked Fan Page Promote. Once I clicked on the page and liked it, I was hooked. How else can you receive 30 new likes in an hour?! Real people, real business people, willing to become your fan if you become theirs.
How do YOU get new fans?
So my question to you is: how do you get new fans?
HOW do you get new fans?
Are there any tricks I don’t know about? Is it patience vs. pushing it? Are there pros and cons to doing either? Can you do both…?! … Does it matter HOW?
How DO you get new fans?
So: Does it matter HOW? NO. It doesn’t matter at all. With 700+ million people on Facebook, let’s get a piece of that pie. Being excited about soon having 400 Fans should not be tempered by the thought they are not ‘real’ likes. They are! Someone actually went to my Fan Page and left me a note. Maybe they only came and left in 10 seconds but, more probable, they looked around to pick up new ideas. You should do the same when you like someone’s page. Look at their images, their location, their product or service and see what you have in common. Cross-promotion is big on Facebook and that’s what you should aim to do! Doing is the key-element. Just watching your screen and hoping for a new fan is not going to get you any!
So have patience and push it. Happy promoting and if you leave your Facebook Fan Page link in the comments below, we will become your fan!