10 Ways to Get More Fans on Facebook

Joy Fleming
Joy Fleming Personal Development & Online Marketing Coach, Life Passion Coaching

Posted on October 23rd 2011

 Have you created a Fan Page, but now you’re wondering – “How Do I Get People to ‘Like’ my Page? If so, you’re not alone. Many people struggle with getting Fans. Here are 10 ways to get more Fans.

  1. Create A Customized Welcome Page – Creating a Customized Welcome Page is an excellent way to increase your number of fans. Statistics show that it will help you turn 72% of your visitors into fans.

    To create a custom page, you can use the Facebook application, Static HTML iframe tabs.

    If you’re not familiar with HTML code, then you can go to Pagemodo.com. Pagemodo is free, and they have ready-made templates that you can use. So, all you have to do is just pick a template.

    There’s also a website, Woobox.com, where you can add sweepstakes, coupons, and more to your Fan page.

  2. Email your current customer list & invite them to your new Fan page – You can send a nice email out to your current list letting them know about your new page, and you could say something like – I would be honored if you would click ‘like’ to become a fan of my new page (and make sure to include a link to your page).

  3. Post Links on your Social Media Profiles like Twitter, LinkedIn, & Your Personal Profile on Facebook – For example, in your Bio on your Facebook Personal Profile, you could include something like: Come hang out with me on my Fan page at: http://facebook.com/______________. In your Twitter or LinkedIn Bio, you could type: Connect with me on FB at: http://facebook.com/____________.

  4. Use Facebook as Your Page – When you login to Facebook, you can click the down arrow in the upper right-hand corner next to “Home”, then click “Use Facebook as Page”. When you click on this, you will now be interacting with people as your Page (NOT as you personally). So, a strategy that will help you get more fans is to click “Use Facebook as Page” and then comment on other Fan Pages as Your Page.

  5. Use Facebook Ads – You can always purchase ads on Facebook to drive traffic to your Fan page. If you use this strategy, make sure to target your ads appropriately and start out small. Start out by only spending a few dollars a day and testing out different ads, so you can determine which ads work best for you (before you spend a lot of money).

  6. Add the Facebook “Like” Box to your Website – When you add this to your website, then people can click “like” and become a fan of your Page (directly from your website). When people come to your website and they see that you have a large following on your Fan page, that also helps build up your credibility.

  7. Ask Friends to Share your Page – All Fan pages have a “Share” link on the left-hand side of the page. You can always ask your friends to come to your page & click on the “Share” link. This way, your friends can share your page with their followers.

  8. Add Your Fan Page Link to your Email Signature – If you do this, then everytime you send an email to someone, they’ll see your Fan Page link in your signature. So, they can easily click on the link to go to your Fan Page.

  9. Invite Friends – On the right-hand side of every Fan page, there’s an “Invite Friends” link. Simply click on that link in order to invite your friends to become a Fan of your Page.

  10. Create an Event Launching your Page – You can create an Event called something like: “Launch of the _______ Page”. When creating the Event, in the More Info section, you could type 1 sentence about your Fan page and then type: I would be honored if you could click ‘like’ to become a fan of my new page http://facebook.com/____________ (Always include a link to your page. If you don’t include the link, then people may not know where to go to access the page).

    When you’re Selecting the Guests to invite to your Event, you’ll see a link to “Add a Personal Message”. I recommend clicking on that link & typing the same thing again: I would be honored if you could click ‘like’ to become a fan of my new page http://facebook.com/____________

    If you have your Fan page Link in 2 places, there’s a better chance that your friends will click on it in order to become a fan.


 

Joy Fleming

Joy Fleming

Personal Development & Online Marketing Coach, Life Passion Coaching

Joy Bing Fleming is a successful Personal Development & Online Marketing Coach. Her website, LifePassion.net, is dedicated to helping individuals, small business owners, & entrepreneurs monetize their passion. She loves to empower and inspire others to believe in themselves & to know that you can achieve your goals, fulfill your dreams, & get paid to pursue your passion & do what you love. Her website is currently ranked in the top 1% of all websites (per Alexa.com). She has also appeared on National TV - HLN. She has an international coaching business with clients all over the world (in Australia, South Africa, Bahrain, Ireland, England, Canada, and more). Her purpose is to use her knowledge, experience, and enthusiasm to empower and inspire others to discover their passions, fulfill their dreams, and take their business to the next level.
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Comments

Posted on October 23rd 2011 at 10:39AM

Right in time!

I was just planning to create a fan page for my blog, and stumbled upon this post on Twitter. I'm so glad I did.

Some of these ideas I didn't thought of before. Thanks!

barberflorist
Posted on October 23rd 2011 at 12:35PM

Thank you for sharing this great article. I have been struggling with this issue! My small business has three other stores that are competition and they are using profiles with many many friends (which is a FB Terms of Service Violation). It has done no good to report them as such and our customers do not understand why we don't have "friends" instead of "likes." Please advise something to do about this problem! Thanks!

Posted on October 23rd 2011 at 12:40PM

Wonderful suggestions, thank you.

I have been using a number of these ideas already, but really love your point 10 about creating an Event to launch a Page ...

My mind is spinning now on how to use this for myself and my clients!

Cheers

Brian

PS also posted a link to this Post on my Blog http://briancurrin.wordpress.com

 

 

Posted on October 24th 2011 at 1:41AM

Thanks so much for the post! It's eye opening for me. Been struggling to promote my fan page on Vietnam travel and still got stuck. Keep up your good work Joy!

SOCIAL PLANET
Posted on October 24th 2011 at 10:24AM

This last idea is a great one that I hadn't thought of before. Great list!

 

Posted on October 24th 2011 at 5:08PM

That is a really useful article, I have retweeted the link and will be reading again when pulling all of my info together to create a social media strategy for work! Top tips, especially about the welcome page...even a video being good.

Thanks. Ben. @TheBenRobson

Posted on October 24th 2011 at 9:00PM

Great suggestions here. Another good one is to try to network with people through Random Rounds (http://apps.facebook.com/chatrounds/?publisherid=elena&campaignid=BC&ban... ).

Posted on October 26th 2011 at 8:19AM

Joy - I'm curious about the 72% conversion stat you mention. Where did you get that?

rcl4rk
Posted on October 29th 2011 at 10:14PM

Excellent post. Thanks for providing this valuable information. I cannot believe the number of individuals, companies and organizations that have "empty" pages setup on facebook. This should help!

Thanks again.

Rick C.

@rcl4rk

Posted on October 29th 2011 at 10:16PM

Thank you!! That's a great list. I have already 670 fans but I would be happy if more people would learn about my business

Coaching For The Soul™.

 

I Love what I do and want to spread the word. Your article really helps!

 

    Gila Joy Pascale