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The Secret Facebook Actually Wants You to Know

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:

Facebook1. Find and follow pages that are in your niche.

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.

Facebook Mention

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
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  • Michael Belk

    Great article Allie, I try to be active on facebook, but I am not sure how many comments I get from them.

    • Allie


      I have learned through Facebook you need to make connections, even small ones. Comments and shares get you and your blog noticed. What you are trying to do is get people to visit your blog and then stay there. They get to know you on FB so they will want to visit your blog.


  • JoMi

    Hello, dude! I wish I have the luxury of time to be much active on Social Networking sites like Facebook to promote my blogs… Thanks for the tips! =)

    • Allie

      I am in the same situation. You should make time, even 10 minutes. Don’t worry it will get fun and you will start to come back to get to know people.


  • Hajra

    Hey Allie!

    You did a guest post! Yayyy for you! :)

    Facebook is tough to manage but given the tagging thing a lot of things are made easier. Also, with the likes and the shares; it gets easier to pass message around. But yes, Facebook messes up with setting sometimes and now though it is more sorted out; I think it is always better to keep a check on that!

    But yes, being active is important; you need to be present to comment, do the like thing or have opinions; otherwise you just being another one of the friend list.

    • Allie


      What do you mean by messes up on the setting?

      I always forget about the tagging of people or blogs. It is a great way to let the person know you are talking about them so they too can join in the conversation. I actually remember to do that more in Google+ than FB. I guess after years on FB you get conditioned to do it a certain way and forget newer features.


  • Ileane

    Hi Allie and Herbert, these are some awesome strategies for Facebook engagement. You should also be sure to have your Facebook follow icon or widget displayed prominently on your blog or website. Thanks for the post Allie.

    • Allie

      Hey Illeane,

      Thanks. I actually just learned all this recently. Of course, I read a lot of posts about Facebook and best strategies and such but never listened until I really started to just let loose to share and comment. Sure glad I did.

      Thanks, yes, don’t forget that widget. Glad you mentioned that.


  • chrisair

    great advice I try also to be active on my Facebook pages but my fault was following other pages with my personal FB account now my wall was flooded by those pages that I follow

    • Amit Shaw

      Yes Chrisair you are right. Same problem with me also. Thanks Allie i will try to follow yours rule sfrom today. Thanks for nice info.

    • Allie


      I try to keep my Facebook profile for private reasons and my page for business. It doesn’t always work out completely that way but for the most part it does.


  • Deeone Higgs

    Great tips here, Allie!

    I must admit, when I started my page and my career as a blogger, I built my list of connections and pages with blogs outside my niche. I don’t have to tell you that it didn’t pay off much for me. I became one that always reached out to the blogger and never get it back in return.

    These tips you shared here actually puts many of my new practices in the spotlight. I have since begun looking for more blogs and websites more in line with what I write about. The sad part is, I’m sorta starting over. But this also helps with me making more lasting connections that are more beneficial. Not that the other ones aren’t, but it’s just better practice to get more involved with our niche. It pays off better in the long run.

    Great read, and a lot of great tips! Thanks for sharing! 😉

    • Allie


      When did you sneak in here and comment? I can’t believe I missed you.

      The beauty of your niche is that it is for everyone so you can make friends with anyone. At least that is what I think. But I know what you are talking about when you feel like you need to start over again (but keep all your old friends) online. I am in the process of doing the same thing, sorta. It is always good to find new people online.


  • Shalu Sharma

    Herbert, great points to remember. If one builds a blog/site/page then comes hard work after that. Blogs and websites are indeed hard work be it articles and then even harder are getting traffic. But its not impossible, with a little of bit of work and luck, most people can make it through; in the case of Facebook followers.

    • Allie


      You are right. The easy part is building our blogs. The hard part is getting out there and promoting what you have done and getting people back to your blog to read and comment.

      Facebook is a great place to find people to visit your blog. I have read many posts about how Facebook is one of the top 5 traffic producers of their blog traffic.


      • Herbert

        Hey Allie, thanks for heading back to respond :)

        • Allie

          Any time. I believe that is what guest poster should do.

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