Growing your fan base is an important part of your Facebook Page but what’s just as important is having fans that will engage on your page.
This means that you will have fans that will like your page, comment on posts and share posts because they want to, not because they are being enticed to via a prize such as a free giveaway or coupon. It call comes back to providing good content.
What is Good Content?
Good content will play on life, living situations and interests of your target market. It can be related to day-to-day life and should provoke a personal response immediately. It relates to all kinds of content, asks for the opinion of users, and tells interesting stories. What it does is create a town square attitude where users gather to socialize and find something interesting to engage with like minded people.
If you are still unsure of how to create strong content, then have a look at some of the Facebook pages created and managed by large companies such as Proctor & Gamble.
You can create this kind of content by defining your target market and then determining what relevant topics are for that market. Then create themed content that you can schedule so that you have constant posts going out to your users. You can use some of Facebook’s options, such as Facebook ads to target your audience and expand your reach through your posts.
To make sure you are on target and getting the ‘reach’ you are after, you should use Facebook Page Analytics to analyze your posts. This can provide you with sound information that will allow you to be able to make good decisions related to your posts and future posts that you might make.
There are many ways you can build your fan base that won’t actually help your business prosper, so keep this in mind. However, by taking the time to bring targeted traffic to your Facebook Page and growing a relevant fan base you can enjoy the full benefits of the work you put into this.
Long term your goal is to continue to grow your fans through ‘Likes’ and for them to love what you offer so much that they tell their friends who in turn tell their friends and that reach can continue to expand and grow, offering you a very powerful marketing opportunity.