Facebook is the largest social networking site right now in the universe, with about 800+ million active users. But if you are a blogger or if you are having a business, then Facebook certainly means a lot more than just a social networking site to you. Facebook means Users, Users means Traffic, as simple as that.
But in order to make Facebook help you out in your business or your blog, then you should know how to get facebook likes and perfectly scoop out a part of Facebook’s large audience to your business page, because even if its only just a small part, when compared to 800 million, it stands out to be pretty big.
To help you out in directing loyal users to your blog or your business, I have made a list of very important tips and tricks that you can follow to increase facebook fans to your page.
10 tips on how to get Facebook Likes to your Fanpage
1) Choosing an easy to remember URL
For spreading your Facebook page, its very important to choose such a name for your page which will form a good URL, and will be easy to remember. For example if you choose the name for your page as “myfacebookpage”, then your URL will be like, http://facebook.com/myfacebookpage, which is a very lengthy one, making it hard for people to remember your page name, eventually decreasing the chances of your page being spread much less, in case of offline sharing of your page.
But if you choose the name as “mypage”, then your URL will be http://facebook.com/mypage, which is a much shorter and better one, and it has a high chance of being spread from people to people, as short URLs are easy to remember.
2) Using Facebook Like Box
If you are confused on how to get Facebook likes for your page then Facebook Like Box is a very impressive social plugin from Facebook that you can use to start your campaign, which will significantly increase Facebook fans on your page. And the best thing about this tool is that it can be set up easily and quickly on your website, without even knowing any HTML or any other language.
It is always a good practice to keep this kind of widgets in your blog sidebar, and in a visible location where your visitors can see this widget easily, and like your Facebook page. Another good practice is that to always choose to show faces in the like box widget, as people’s attraction mainly goes to images than simple numbers, so its a chance that choosing to show faces might fetch you more Facebook fans.
3) Inviting friends to like
Inviting your friends is a great way to start building up your fan base in Facebook. Its most unlikely that you won’t find any of your friend on Facebook, so starting up with them, by inviting them to like your Facebook page, is a good way to increase likes for your page.
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Not only you will be getting more likes to your page, but will also get genuine likes and genuine readers for your blog, who will regularly check for updates from your blog, this way you will be building up a strong base of loyal readers for your blog too.
4) Creating Facebook signs
Facebook signs can prove as a vital and effective way to draw attention of visitors to your Facebook page. Creating Facebook signs are not so difficult, and it takes only seconds to do so if you use online tools for creating this type of signs.
WhatCounts provides a great online tool to generate a Facebook sign, which shows a popup consisting of your Facebook page URL and message code to like your page through SMS. Just use this Facebook Sign Maker tool to create your own Facebook sign. Type in your fan page name, and click “Make me a sign!” to generate your sign, and save the image.
Remember to add a space after your fan page name, if your fan page name is a large one, else you will end up having the last character of your fan page name overlapped with other texts.
5) Using status tagging
Facebook offers status tagging, which means that you can tag your fan page with your statuses in Facebook. Doing so will help you get more visitors to your fan page and which in turn will increase Facebook fans to your page.
So try to start a controversial topic with your fan page tagged, as more and more comments your status will get, the more are your chances of getting a like in your page.
6) Make fans only content
Another good way of getting more Facebook fans to your page is by creating fans only content, like a ZIP file of all great photos that you have used in your showcase post, or a PSD, or something like that, using Static FBML app in Facebook. The advantage of using Static FBML is that you can limit some content of your blog which will be shown only to those who will like your Facebook page.
Just search for Static FBML in Facebook, use it to create a tab for your page, and paste some HTML, the content you want to be shown only to those who have liked your page, into the fans only area. The next time when your page will be loaded in Facebook, it will offer selected content based on whether the person viewing it has liked your page or not.
This way you can generate some likes to your page as many users will like your page to get access to the content that you provide only to fans.
7) Utilize your online signature
Email signatures can be used to spread your fan page virally. By including a link to your Facebook page in your email signature, you will be not only providing a reference to your business, but will also be getting more Facebook fans to your page. You can also provide a link to your page, wherever you use a signature, like in a forum or something like that.
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Use impressive words with your link, like “Find us on Facebook”, “Know more” or something like that, so that you can direct the attention of the person reading your email to that link. Using only URL may not yield any impressive results.
8) Do some offline promotion
Doing some offline promotion of your Facebook page can add up some likes to your page too, and the only thing you need to do is, spend some money for it. You can add the URL of your page in your business card, and the more you give your card to people, the more are your chances of getting a like in your page.
There are many online services like CafePress which offer custom printings on various items such as T-Shirts, Bags and many more such items, you can use some of those services to print a message or sign in your T-Shirt or bag to like your page on Facebook. This is a great way to spread your Facebook page, as wherever you will go, people will notice your page URL, and if you make your sign interesting, chances are that you will get a good number of likes on your page.
9) Using free Facebook Likes trading services
There are several online services like YouLikeHits.com that allows you to trade Facebook likes among users of common interest. You can use these services to like the Facebook pages of other users, and in return they will like your page.
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Though in this method you will trading for your likes, but its not a spam method of getting more Facebook fans to your page, because here you can choose to like only the pages that fall in your interest and matches with your blog niche. Ultimately you will be getting genuine likes to your Facebook page using this method.
10) Attach your Facebook page to your work information
Another step in increasing Facebook fans to your Facebook page is by adding the link to your Facebook page in your work information area, be it on Facebook, or LinkedIn or anywhere else. By doing this you will not only be adding a reference to your profession, but will also recommend your business page to people around the world.
In Facebook, you can add your work as your page name, and your page will automatically be linked with your profile, and everyone viewing your profile can access your page easily.
By now I hope that you know how to get Facebook likes to your blog or business page, with these above mentioned ways. If you have a different view or query about this topic or about any of the points mentioned above, feel free to ask us using the comment section below.
So, which points do you think will have a heavy impact on your Facebook likes? Share your views with us.
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