I had never thought of writing an article on this topic before. But I got many responses from many people, about the popup lightbox that I use in my blog. You will notice that, after about a minute of loading my blog, a popup box appears which gives you a chance to like our official Facebook fanpage: daPazze.
Many of my friends asked me about the plugin that I am using for this purpose. I am sure that they googled about it, but were unable to find an appropriate plugin for this purpose. If you search with “Facebook popup for WordPress” or “Facebook lightbox WordPress” search terms, you will get various plugins, but maximum of them are premium and the ones that are free, lack the most essential features.
In this article, I am going to let you know the plugins that I use to dramatically increase the Facebook likes of my Facebook fanpage, without irritating or disturbing the visitors.
How I got The Idea
I always wanted to increase the Facebook likes of my blog’s Facebook page. I just didn’t want to increase the number of likes of my fanpage, with useless, no-targeted readers. I wanted to get targeted visitors liking my Facebook page. I didn’t want to force anyone to like my page, I just wanted to give them an opportunity to like it if they wanted to.
I first saw this on one of the blogs that inspired and educated me, ShoutMeloud.com. I found that the founder of this blog, Harsh Agarwal, was using a lightbox popup to give more exposure to his Facebook fanpage. The idea was simple, yet was very effective. It converted your targeted visitors into targeted Facebook likes.
I immediately decided to implement this idea on my own blog too. But I was unaware of the plugin he was using. I searched a lot and ultimately got hold of the Facebook Page Promoter Lightbox plugin, that I am using now. Thanks Harsh, for for inspiring me to implement this idea.
My Experience After Installing It
In one word, my experience has been just “awesome” after installing it. I am in no way trying to advertise or promote this plugin. All I am trying to do is sharing my experience with all my readers, so that they can also enjoy the benefits of it. Just on the first day of installing this plugin, I started to see a gradual increase in my Facebook likes.
The graph that was flat for many months had started rising slowly and linearly. My visitors were just getting converted into targeted Facebook likes, which I had wished for. Within just a week of installing this plugin, I had seen a drastic increase in my Facebook likes. I had seen a huge number of people liking my page every day, and they were all targeted likes. I didn’t buy them with money. They all liked my page only because they liked my blog and wanted to get my latest updates. I just gave a better opportunity for my visitors to like my page, nothing more.
Not only that, I had also seen more and more people started interacting with me in Facebook through my page. I also started getting more offers, opportunities and suggestions regarding my blog.
Facebook Page Promoter Lightbox
Facebook Page Promoter Lightbox by Arevico, is the plugin that I was talking about. It is available in both free and premium versions. I personally use the free version, but if you want you can go for the premium version of this plugin. It offers some extra features, like hiding the lightbox after liking, customize size, color, opacity, etc.
A feature that I desired very much in this plugin is to understand visitors’ behavior, like if it uses the cookies to understand how many times a visitor has visited the site and show the lightbox to only those visitors who have visited your site for more than a certain number of times. This would be a cool feature, I hope.
Some Alternatives To This Plugin
Though this plugin is enough for all your needs, but there are few alternatives to this plugin too. I found these plugins while searching for Facebook Page Promoter Lightbox plugin. Some of the plugins listed below are premium ones. They will more or less perform the same functionality but you need to empty your pocket to get hold of them. There are some others which are free, but they lack look and feel and functionality that you can get in this plugin.
But still I have listed them, so that you can get a chance to look at them too. If you like any of them, you can install them too.
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Try the Facebook Page Promoter Lightbox plugin, and share your experience with us. I am sure you will now start enjoying your content going viral on Facebook. Do let the world know about it!