So, how’s your Facebook looking? How about your posts? I certainly don’t have my friends maxed out on the massive social media site, but I’ve got a fairly big number. Since social media is a great way to let people know about your business (if you’re a business owner), getting more people to interact with you on your page can be huge! There are so many ways to get people to click the notorious Like button, but I’m going to give you three quick things that you can start doing right away that will get you pretty fast results, meaning a lot more Likes on Facebook.
1. Make People Laugh!
This right here will change your Facebook page. This is when I started to see the rise in my Facebook Likes. I put this as number one because I believe it is number one. At least a few times a week, I post a status (non-controversial) that gets people laughing. Ok, so what if you’re not the class clown that I was? Go to Google and type in “Funny Facebook Statuses.” You’ll get plenty of sites to pick and choose from. Just copy a one/two sentence status and post it on your page (that’s what they’re there for). People will love you for it!
2. Share Something Important
Now, don’t make this an every day event, but once every week/two weeks, post something that has real value to you. Me? I like to post statuses that have to do with my family. Sometimes, when we’re on vacation, I’ll post a picture or two and talk about how nice it is to be with them. Also, if I have a cool story from performing, I like to post it. When I do, I always like add how blessed I am that I get to do what I love. People like to see that “emotional” side of you, even if you’re not being too emotional.
3. Timing is Everything
I could put this paragraph in a book and sell it…but I’m giving it to you for free. Facebook posts show up in more newsfeeds when people are interacting. That it shoots to the top of everyone’s newsfeed. The problem is I have posted great pictures and statuses that have gotten over 100 Likes and dozens of comments. Then, I’ve posted similar statuses that have gotten next to nothing. As it turns out, timing seems to have almost everything to do with that. Well, after looking at posts from the last few years, I believe I have discovered the key time to post something to Facebook. Ready?……Monday through Friday, between 2PM and 3PM Eastern Standard Time. The reason so many people don’t see as many Likes is because only the people in their time zones are awake. For example, if I post at 10am EST, how many people in Hawaii are awake at 4am? Post later! Studies have even shown that people actually check their Facebook more regularly at work when they’re not on the clock than at home when they’re relaxing. Catch ’em at prime time…be their time waster!
Be honest on your page. Be yourself, and yes I know that sound cliche. However, so much of the Facebook accounts with the most Likes are people who are being genuine! For example, I love what I do and literally can’t wait to start work every day. It would be a lie if I posted a funny status about hating Mondays. I know this seems small and insignificant, but it ended being much bigger than I first thought.
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