There are many bloggers and social media “masters” out there that will try to tell you secrets of becoming a Facebook guru. They will claim to know how to get followers quick and thus more traffic and money to your blog. They have half of that correct, more followers can equal better business for your blog. But getting Facebook followers fast does not necessarily mean quality for your blog.
You want good quality followers. You want followers who are have the same common interest as you. You want followers who will be engaged not only on your Facebook page but on your blog as well. Gaining followers fast and easily cannot guarantee this. But gaining followers with my tactic below can help.
The only way you can guarantee you have quality followers is to go out and get them.
Yep, you guessed it.
The secret many don’t tell you is that to be a Facebook Guru you need to be active on Facebook.
Before Becoming Active
Be sure your page is in order. Have your blog linked in the info section along with its description and an email you can be reached at. Get some updates up and share some links from your blog and others. Be active on your page first and foremost.
Tip: Don’t follow pages with your personal Facebook profile, like them with your blog’s Facebook page. For instance, I have a profile for me, AllieRambles. I also have a page listed under that as Ramblings of a WAHM w/ Allie. This way when you comment your blog and your name show up.
Ready to Be Active on Facebook?
I have come up with 4 simple steps to more Facebook followers:
Go out and look for blogs that are in your niche, and then follow them. You can also look at what your friends are following on their Facebook pages. And don’t forget to see who your followers are following AND do they have Facebook Pages you can follow also?
2. Start being active.
The key to finding good quality followers is to become a quality follower yourself.
Like and share every day. It only takes 20-30 minutes out of your time to login, see what is on your timeline and simply like and share for the pages you found.
But don’t just stop there.
~ Contribute comments.
~ Answer polls.
~ Ask questions of the page owner or his/her followers.
Be sure to always keep the information on topic; do not change the subject being discussed. Remember you are here to gain followers. You need to become a source of information for people. They will come to your Facebook to find more of what you have to offer.
3. Watch for notifications.
Facebook allows you to get notified via email, use this. Then follow up with more conversation and likes to other comments. And always follow up with the owner of the page conversation when directed to you.
4. Mention pages when you link/ share their post.
When you share a post on Facebook you can put an “@” sign in front of the page’s name. Various names will automatically pop up. When you click that name it will be included in your message thus notifying the party of your mention of them. This gets the other person’s attention and hopefully they will remember you.
With Engagement comes Interested Followers
It does take some work to find great followers but when all your efforts pay off and you have an engaged community on Facebook you will be happy you took the time to build it and become the Facebook Guru you always dreamed of being.
Guest Article by Allie of Ramblings of a WAHM