In the world of marketing, you take advantage of every opportunity that comes your way to reach new customers. One of the most advantageous tools to ever hit the business of marketing is Facebook. This article will show you the many ways you can start putting this highly effective medium to work for your company.
Utilize custom tabs. These allow for increased organization, making your page very user friendly. Use tabs to organize the different contests that you hold.
If you’re working on building your fan base, consider using “Like Ads”. These are ads that include a call to action to Like your page right from the ad itself. These ads seem to be just as effective in the News Feed as they are in the right column, so play with the placement.
Never rely on anyone else’s advice as to when the best time for updating your page is. While a non-profit may find people are more charitable on the weekend, that doesn’t mean your customers aren’t actually checking out your page at work. Do your own research to figure out when you should be posting.
When you get advice about “the best” of something, such as the best type of post, or the best type of content, or the best time to post, it will already no longer be the best. Why? Because your competition has read that post too and will be following it. Research your target audience and figure out your own personal “bests”.
Create infographics. Infographics are a step up from pictures, and include information and relevant information that can be useful to your target market. When you create an infographic, it is even more likely to be shared by others because the information is valuable. This raises your profile, but it also makes you look like an expert.
Take advantage of the Facebook Places feature. This will allow people to let others know when they are at your place of business. If you don’t link your places page with your main page, people will be sent to a generic page. You want them to end up on the page that has the correct branding, so link the pages as soon as possible.
Respond to comments or questions as soon as possible. With technology today, people like speed. The quicker you can be about responding to the questions and comments that your audience has, the better. This will show them that you really do care about them as customers and value them.
Encourage two-way communication with your customers. If a customer posts a great photo of your product or service, share it with everyone. Also take advantage of the Reply feature getting rolled out to respond directly to particular comments on an individual basis. Facebook allows for both group and individual communication simultaneously.
When opportunity knocks in marketing, you open the door. Get your company’s Facebook profile up and running soon and see what it can do for the bottom line. Given the small amount of resources required to get a Facebook campaign going, it’s foolish not to capitalize on this fast-paced and far reaching marketing medium.