This is a guest post by Adesoji Adegbulu.
If you have a Facebook Page that lacks the required amount of Fans you desire, you should read this. Your page is lacking fans either because you are not promoting the page or because what you are offering is not what people need. In whichever way, your aim should be to always increase the number of fans you have for your Facebook Page.
These are some of the things you should do.
1. Place a Link to Your Page on Your Blog or Website.
You can place a link to your fan page on your blog or website either in the area where you also have an RSS button, or at the bottom of your posts, where readers are more likely to engage with you after reading your content.
2. Place a Facebook Page Widget on Your Blog or Website
There are a number of things you can do on your blog itself to increase your Facebook fan base. To do this, you can make use of any of the following Facebook page widgets.
The Fan Box
You can create what is called a “Fan Box”. A Fan Box is a widget that you can display on your blog that shows either your latest updates, pictures of your fans, or both at the same time. On the right hand side of my blog, you can see my personal fan box.
The Share Button
On your blog posts, you can insert a button that will share your post to the friends on Facebook of whoever clicks on it. It’s sort of like the Tweetmeme / Retweet button, which you can see at the top of this post on the left hand side. I have yet to try this out, but I might incorporate it into my next design. As far as this kind of “push-button sharing” is concerned, more people are using Twitter instead of Facebook, at least for now.
All of these Facebook sharing devices/widgets (and more), can be found here on the Facebook Widget Page
3. Place a Link to Your Page in any Forum Signatures You Have.
Make sure to take advantage of your presence on forums related to your niche by placing a link to your Page in your signature, so it’s done automatically for you after each of your posts. Take advantage of html to make a nice looking anchor text (preferably with a call to action), back to your Facebook Page.
4. Include a Link in Any Videos or Guest Posts You Do
Any video you do for your blog or the ones you place on youtube should have a link to your Facebook Fan page. With these, people that watch your videos will readily click on the link and become your fan. Also, guest post should contain a link to your Fan page. This is one of the best way you should incorporate immediately if you have a Fan page and you guest post on other people’s blog.
5. Advertising Your Page on Faceboook.
It does cost money, but you can get highly-targeted followers to your Page and blog/website by advertising your Facebook Page with Facebook. Considering the number of people that comes on Facebook daily looking for friends, they can easily become your Fan through the adverts you place on Facebook. If you need help on how to advertise your page on Facebook, you should read Facebook PPC Marketing. It will help you a lot.
6. Place the link to Your Facebook Page on your Business Cards
When next you are designing your business cards, make it a duty to place the link to your Facebook Page on the business cards. That would grow your Fan base a lot.
7. Tell everyone who cares to listen about Facebook and how they can become a Fan of your page.
These seven keys/points have been proven and they work. You too should deploy them for your Facebook Fan Page and when you start to see results flowing in, do not forget to recommend this post to your friends that may want to create a Facebook page for their business or the businesses they represent.
To this end, if you have more than 3, 000 fans on your Facebook page, I would be glad to know what you did to get that huge amount of Fans. This would also help as many people who reads this post. To do that, you should make use of the comment box provided further below.
To your Facebook Success.
I am a Nigerian blogger, entrepreneur, consultant, coach and a patriot who lives the internet lifestyle and teaches Nigerians how to make real money online, build online business and also create wealth through www.makemoneyonlineng.com and www.adesojiadegbulu.com/blog