How to Gather Facebook Fans
By Seomul Evans
For many businesses and institutions, having a Facebook page is an effective way to promote their products and services, and can significantly expand their network. Getting tons of fans on Facebook is easy, if you just follow some of these simple ideas.
First off, start with what you already have. Click on the “Suggest to Friends” button and invite friends from your original profile. The number of fans you will get from this method depends mainly on the number of friends that you actually have and your relationship with them. Aside from this, you should also invite your e-zine and e-mail subscribers. Send out an e-mail to your subscribers informing them of your fan page, and place a logo of Facebook in your newsletters.
Get the people who regularly visit your site to go to your Facebook fan page by embedding eye-catching things on your website. Choose from a number of widgets that you can embed on your site, such as the Fan Box widget, where you can display your page stream and some fans, or the Live Stream widget, which fans can use to send comments in real time. You can also load nice videos on your Facebook page and embed them on your website or your blog. The video serves as a link to your Facebook fan page.
People are attracted to unique and interesting material. A great way to get more people to check out your Facebook page and like it is to add interesting stuff on your fan page. Make your fan page unique by uploading an attractive welcome video on your main canvas page. Here, you can share what your page is about and why people should “Like” it. There are also a number of Facebook applications that you can try adding to your page to make it more appealing, such as Vpype, a live video-streaming application where you can air Internet shows directly from your page. There are also several companies that create custom Facebook applications, depending on what you want.
After doing this you post interesting updates, articles and news relevant to your business on your Facebook, so that people who are added in your list get the post and are forced to comment on your profile. By doing this the user who will comment on your profile will in return automatically post your comment to all users in his profile. This will notify more users about your existence and you will end up getting more people in your network.
Don’t forget to link, link, link. Make sure you add a link on your personal profile page that will direct your visitors to your Facebook fan page. Place your fan page’s URL right below your profile picture, on the “Write something about yourself” area, so that it will be easily visible to friends who visit your page. You can also link your fan page to other sites, such as Twitter. Your Facebook updates will automatically get posted to your Twitter account, and you can also promote your fan page on your background and Twitter bio field.
Above are the ways of doing it but the most important thing is that you keep on posting on your Facebook profile. You have to be very active on Facebook. An active profile is the key to attracting more and more users.
These are only a few of the things you can do to increase your Facebook fans. Try them out!
About the Author: Seomul Evans is a senior Custom Facebook Fan page designer and a Social Media Blogger.