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Unread 17th February 2013, 06:19 AM   #1
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Hi guys,

Today I'd like to share how I managed to get more than 2,000 new fans to my FB page in one single day. I hope it will give you some ideas to develop yours

As you may know, people are sensible to incredible or "touching stories". These kind of posts are easily liked, shared, which gives you a lot of exposure.

So what I did was pretty simple: I browsed the web, looking for something really original and "touching" to share. I used Google image in order to find great images. It is really important to have nice pics because this is what will attract people.

Quickly, I managed to find a pretty nice story about the friendship of a man and a crocodile. I gathered couple of nice pics and put them together using Photoshop.

Then, I tried to find a nice article about this story in order to share it with the images.

Job done. I posted the story on my page and other big pages. Booom! The image went viral and got shared by more than 11,500 people. It resulted in attracting more than 2K new fans to my page IN ONE DAY.

Here is the image/story I am talking about (you might have already seen it): Amazing Story

This kind of success can be easily duplicated. It only requires spending some time to find something original and gathering great photos. My page now has around 65K fans and keep growing.

I hope you enjoyed my share and found it useful and motivating

Keep up the great work guys!

Ben


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YOUR PAGE:

1) Create your page and add a nice/professional timeline banner and avatar (this is really important to "stand out").

2) Then, start adding a lot of high quality contents to your page. Why? Simply because this is how you create value. As you may know, people will "like" your Facebook page only if they find value in it. Having great contents is definitely the way to do it.

3) Diversify your posts. For example, I will share a beautiful photo of Italy. Then, my next share will be (for example) a funny picture where I ask my fans to find a great caption for it. This is a great way to keep your community active. I can then share some great news related to nature ("Algae lamps may soon light up in streets!"...).

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OTHER PAGES

Now it is time to get more exposure by posting your best photos on other big/small pages.

4) Use the Facebook Search bar to find similar pages (in the same niche). Giving that your page is brand new, don't focus only on "big pages". Smaller ones with couple of thousands fans will be easier to convince. Make sure that these pages are active and that their fans correspond to your targeted audience. Check the likes and the comments. If you see that most of them are from Asian people, you may want to choose another page. Then, make a list of all the pages you've found and keep it preciously.

5) Now, start posting your best photos on these pages. Don't spam them. Post only high quality things. The idea here is not only to use these pages to develop yours, it is also to bring value to them.

6) Don't hesitate to send a message to the admins of these pages. Not to ask them to share your page, but to tell them that you love their page(s) and appreciate all the shares. In this way, you will motivate them and admins will start to notice you.

7) When you share a post on other pages, don't forget to "tag" your page in it. To do it, simply use "@" and start typing the name of your page. In my case, I need to write @Amazing World. When you start typing the name of your page, a drop down menu will be displayed, allowing you to choose your FB page (or another one). Then you can do something like:

Join our Page -► @YOUR PAGE HERE ◄- For more amazing photos!

8) After couple of weeks, you can finally start contacting FB page admins and ask them to share your page. I usually send the following message:

"Hey there,

Once again I'd like to congratulate you for your wonderful page. I really enjoy all of your posts and can't stop myself from coming back to your page. As you may have seen, I am pretty active on your page and always try to post high quality photos that will bring value to it.

Couple of weeks ago, I have created my own Facebook page: YOUR PAGE HERE and have been trying to develop it since. I would be really thankful if you could share one of my photos to your fans and invite them to visit my page. This would really encourage me to be even more active!

I hope you will have the time to read my message. Anyway, are doing an amazing work! Keep it up!

Kindest Regards,

Amazing World"


It has been working pretty well for me so far. If you follow all these steps, you will definitely be able to develop your fan base.

Cheers!

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That is an awesome page. I liked it just because I thought it looked great, amazing photos on there.

How do you monetize it? Or do you?
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That is an awesome page. I liked it just because I thought it looked great, amazing photos on there.

How do you monetize it? Or do you?
Thank you for your kind words Shawnskee. I haven't really started to monetize it yet. I am waiting until reaching 100K fans. Then I will start creating a photography website, allowing people and photographers to share their own photos. I will be able to sell advertising spots on the site (to photographers) and include a "shop" section with products/affiliate offers related to photography.

I am also planning to add a "photographers" section listing some of the most talented photographers. In order to be listed in this section, photographers will be able to pay me to add their bio and site. I will also run some "Photographer of the week" campaigns on the site and on my FB page. During these campaigns, I will share one photo of the chosen photographer, everyday during one week. Each photo will be shared with the photographer details and website. When these campaigns will start to become more famous, I guess photographers will contact me to know how they can be part of it. I can then start to monetize these campaigns as well

Currently photographers are paying me to promote their photos (and sites) on my page. I also use the page to generate couple of sales with some of my brand new sites (selling digital services) and then sell them on Flippa (which is working pretty well so far).
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Those fans won't be targeted and therefore close to worthless.
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Glad to see your sharing your success and experience with a bigger audience Ben
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Those fans won't be targeted and therefore close to worthless.
Worthless? Actually they helped me to make more than $10K in one month... Moreover, my page is about photography and this strategy is helping me to attract tons of photographers. So I wouldn't say "worthless"...

It's all about the pics and stories you choose. If you have a page related to dogs, find a nice story about dogs. If you have a page related to new technologies, find an incredible story about a new invention...
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Ahaha, thanks bro Thought it is a good time to be more active on the Warrior forum. Glad to see you there as well!
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Great idea! I have some facebook pages and this just gave me some ideas of I could do with them.
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In my opinion, one of the best strategy on Facebook is to develop a FB page based on a general niche. Then, thanks to this page, you will be able to lead your fans into a more specific (and targeted) niche page.

Let's suppose that my niche is about dog's training. This niche is definitely specific and because of this, it won't be really easy to attract a lot of fans.

However, the idea would be to create (first) a "general" fan page about a topic including your niche. For example, I would create a page about "dogs", sharing only great quality contents (dog photos, articles, videos and so on). Why dogs? Simply because my niche (dog's training) is included inside Usually, people who are interested in "dog's training" are people who actually love dogs (and have one).

Then I will try to develop this first page about dogs. It shouldn't be too difficult if you focus on sharing high-quality content. Once you've attracted a lot of fans, you can then create another fan page about your specific niche (dog's training) and share posts on your first big page.

Why is it a good thing? Simply because you will be able to communicate among a big audience. A lot of people who love "dogs" have a dog, so it will be easier to attract them on your "niche" page.

The good thing is, given that your first page is "general", you can then use it to attract fans to some of your other niche pages (animal protection, dog and cat products….).


PS: Glad it gives you some new ideas Winagain
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You now have over 60000 fans, that is incredible!

Also amazing photos and photographs being shared, really awesome. congrats

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nice information i got here for Facebook likes

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Glad you find the share useful Can't wait to see you developing your pages!
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In my opinion, one of the best strategy on Facebook is to develop a FB page based on a general niche. Then, thanks to this page, you will be able to lead your fans into a more specific (and targeted) niche page.

Let's suppose that my niche is about dog's training. This niche is definitely specific and because of this, it won't be really easy to attract a lot of fans.

However, the idea would be to create (first) a "general" fan page about a topic including your niche. For example, I would create a page about "dogs", sharing only great quality contents (dog photos, articles, videos and so on). Why dogs? Simply because my niche (dog's training) is included inside Usually, people who are interested in "dog's training" are people who actually love dogs (and have one).

Then I will try to develop this first page about dogs. It shouldn't be too difficult if you focus on sharing high-quality content. Once you've attracted a lot of fans, you can then create another fan page about your specific niche (dog's training) and share posts on your first big page.

Why is it a good thing? Simply because you will be able to communicate among a big audience. A lot of people who love "dogs" have a dog, so it will be easier to attract them on your "niche" page.

The good thing is, given that your first page is "general", you can then use it to attract fans to some of your other niche pages (animal protection, dog and cat products….).


PS: Glad it gives you some new ideas Winagain
This is a terrible strategy that will result in a ton of wasted time and resources. Just target people to a dog training page to begin with via FB ads and save yourself a ton of time and money. I can't remember the last time I spent over 4 cents for targeted fans to a FB page via ads.
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Actually, I think you don't really get it. Of course anyone can use FB ads (even I do it). Using FB ads shouldn't be your only strategy. It should be combined to other things. The main point in developing a "general page" is that you can then use your audience to create and develop a lot of other niche pages (and it will be done really fast). This is a strategy that different top marketers are using and that it is also used by communication agencies for community management purposes.
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I posted a photo which was shared around 900 times and had 45k + views and didn't really see any new likes? Did I do something wrong?

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I posted a photo which was shared around 900 times and had 45k + views and didn't really see any new likes? Did I do something wrong?
Pretty strange... Did you invite people to like your page? When I share a photo, I usually use the following structure:

Title (title of the pic - should be catchy)

Invitation to join my page: "Join our Page -► YOUR PAGE ◄- For more amazing photos!"

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Credits (Source, Photographer's name & website - when I can find them)
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Hey Deezign. Gteat success story. These always motivate me to continue marketing on facebook.

How did you get your FB pages off the ground? Do you start with FB ads?

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Hey Deezign. Gteat success story. These always motivate me to continue marketing on facebook.

How did you get your FB pages off the ground? Do you start with FB ads?
Hi Kyle,

Thank you for your kind words. The first step was adding a lot of great photos to my page (because an empty page isn't really attractive). I wanted to have something to show to people. This is why I spent time collecting only the best photos I could find online (using websites such as Flickr, 500px, Earth Shots, National Geographic...).

Then, I started to share my best photos on other big pages (to get more exposure). Admins of these pages started to appreciate my shares (because I wasn't spamming their pages, only sharing high quality pics/info). They started to share my posts and give credits to my page. This helped me a lot to develop my fan base.

I also used Facebook ads (which worked pretty well too).
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Hi Kyle,

Thank you for your kind words. The first step was adding a lot of great photos to my page (because an empty page isn't really attractive). I wanted to have something to show to people. This is why I spent time collecting only the best photos I could find online (using websites such as Flickr, 500px, Earth Shots, National Geographic...).

Then, I started to share my best photos on other big pages (to get more exposure). Admins of these pages started to appreciate my shares (because I wasn't spamming their pages, only sharing high quality pics/info). They started to share my posts and give credits to my page. This helped me a lot to develop my fan base.

I also used Facebook ads (which worked pretty well too).
No problem! Thanks for the share. So you were sharing on other pages as the fan page? I am going to give it a try.

How long has your page been around?

Cool cool :p

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This is an amazing method. Keep your fans updated. It's the only way to warm them over to convert a sale.

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Pretty cool idea..I'm going check it out.. I'm gonna beat the 2k raise you 2k for 4K

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Hi guys,

Today I'd like to share how I managed to get more than 2,000 new fans to my FB page in one single day. I hope it will give you some ideas to develop yours

As you may know, people are sensible to incredible or "touching stories". These kind of posts are easily liked, shared, which gives you a lot of exposure.

So what I did was pretty simple: I browsed the web, looking for something really original and "touching" to share. I used Google image in order to find great images. It is really important to have nice pics because this is what will attract people.

Quickly, I managed to find a pretty nice story about the friendship of a man and a crocodile. I gathered couple of nice pics and put them together using Photoshop.

Then, I tried to find a nice article about this story in order to share it with the images.

Job done. I posted the story on my page and other big pages. Booom! The image went viral and got shared by more than 11,500 people. It resulted in attracting more than 2K new fans to my page IN ONE DAY.

Here is the image/story I am talking about (you might have already seen it): Amazing Story

This kind of success can be easily duplicated. It only requires spending some time to find something original and gathering great photos. My page now has around 65K fans and keep growing.

I hope you enjoyed my share and found it useful and motivating

Keep up the great work guys!

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Hey Deezign - Great stuff, congratulations on taking action and making things happen.
Gets me going on my own pages that I've been dragging my feet on!

And for this guy Wesd22 - what an A-HOLE!...If you don't have anything more useful to post - don't bother!
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Fantastic, out-of-the-box thinking there. The only small niggle I have is copyright protection on the photos. As these photos are not been taken by you how do you manage to side step the legalities. As it happens I am a photographer myself and have gone the polar opposite route with little FB success. I couldn't possibly put a photo I didn't take on either my blog or FB page, I don't have it in me

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Hey Deezign - Great stuff, congratulations on taking action and making things happen.
Gets me going on my own pages that I've been dragging my feet on!

And for this guy Wesd22 - what an A-HOLE!...If you don't have anything more useful to post - don't bother!


Instead of cutting down an awesome effort and result, why don't you try to help them target it more or....here's a concept, learn from it and go out and do something great yourself!

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thanks for this tips, i am motivated
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any idea where to get funny pictures on net? free picz without violating the ownership right
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FaceCap, look for the license. You want to make sure they are giving you permission to use the image.
Typically they will have a Creative Commons license that allows you to use and distribute the work.
It will look something like this;
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You can take a look at it here. About halfway down the page.

Search under Google creative commons.
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Just make sure you check the license
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And for this guy Wesd22 - what an A-HOLE!...If you don't have anything more useful to post - don't bother!


Instead of cutting down an awesome effort and result, why don't you try to help them target it more or....here's a concept, learn from it and go out and do something great yourself!

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What is your problem? I'm trying to save the noobs on this forum alot of wasted time by pointing out the flaws of OP's plan.

Every time someone posts how they got a few thousand FB fans free, everyone jizzes their pants here. I cannot overemphasize how important targeted fans are and how important ROI is when dealing with FB because FB can be a huge time suck and dollar suck with little return except for a worthless sense of accomplishment that X amount of people "like" your page.

I manage over 20 pages with very high PTATs (100%+ as a ratio to fans) and push affiliate links twice a day on each. I spend thousands on FB ads and more than make up for it with commissions from sales. I know how long and how much effort it takes to get fans virally versus through ads. And I know the value of the fans from each method. I also know how important the lifetime value of a fan is. So, when I see rubbish strategies that are going to have noobs spending a lot of time getting untargetted fans, I'm going to point it out.
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What is your problem? I'm trying to save the noobs on this forum alot of wasted time by pointing out the flaws of OP's plan.

Every time someone posts how they got a few thousand FB fans free, everyone jizzes their pants here. I cannot overemphasize how important targeted fans are and how important ROI is when dealing with FB because FB can be a huge time suck and dollar suck with little return except for a worthless sense of accomplishment that X amount of people "like" your page.

I manage over 20 pages with very high PTATs (100%+ as a ratio to fans) and push affiliate links twice a day on each. I spend thousands on FB ads and more than make up for it with commissions from sales. I know how long and how much effort it takes to get fans virally versus through ads. And I know the value of the fans from each method. I also know how important the lifetime value of a fan is. So, when I see rubbish strategies that are going to have noobs spending a lot of time getting untargetted fans, I'm going to point it out.
That makes a lot more sense with explanation that the initial comment.
So, my apologies for a rash comment on my part.
I just hate to see someone take action, and then take criticism.

What do you do to gain targeted fans vs non-targeted?
I'm assuming the touching story content is just way too broad?
I would love to hear your system...

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Wow, great success story there. Do you have other pages made, you know, ones that worked as well? Because this might just be a lucky shot, albeit an inspiring one. I just want to see if the method really works, and whether or not it's worth giving a try. Also, the pictures that you used.. they came from a royalty-free site, I'm assuming? Because if they aren't, well, I would be a bit bothered about copyright issues. Anyway, I just wanted to know if the strategy works in general. I've seen a lot of Facebook posts that went 'viral' and I was wondering if there is indeed a strategy behind it so that we could learn from. But thanks for sharing! It's things like these that keep us going.

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Yes, this is really great to see that you are sharing something that would help kicking our brain and get it back to real functionality.
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So, when I see rubbish strategies that are going to have noobs spending a lot of time getting untargetted fans, I'm going to point it out.
You have 20 pages? Great for you. I have only one page and my rubbish strategy (combined to my own money making system) allowed me to quit my job (Marketing Director) last September and work full time online. Usually, my monthly income varies between $3K to $15K.

So if these are the kind of results you get from a "rubbish" strategy, I guess I will keep using it. Moreover, I didn't have to pay thousands of $ in ads to generate these incomes.

Please note that it is not because you have a system that is working for you that it means it is the only way to go.

What you are doing is pretty simple: select a niche, add relevant content to your page, spend money in ads to laser target your fans, develop your community, keep your page active and promote affiliate offers / build your list of subscribers. Actually, there is nothing new in what you are doing, you aren't teaching me anything...

The main objective in having general pages (as mentioned before) is that I can then redirect targeted fans to other niche pages. For example, if I create a page about dogs, I can then create another page about dog's products, and redirect fans from my general page who are interested in dog's products. Then I can create a page about dog's training and do the exact same thing. So, instead of spending thousands of dollars in ads for several pages, I simply spend couple of dollars on one general page and then use it to develop my niche pages.
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Pretty cool idea..I'm going check it out.. I'm gonna beat the 2k raise you 2k for 4K
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Thanks for great share.. Virals power
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You have 20 pages? Great for you. I have only one page and my rubbish strategy (combined to my own money making system) allowed me to quit my job (Marketing Director) last September and work full time online. Usually, my monthly income varies between $3K to $15K.

So if these are the kind of results you get from a "rubbish" strategy, I guess I will keep using it. Moreover, I didn't have to pay thousands of $ in ads to generate these incomes.

Please note that it is note because you have a system that is working for you that it means it is the only way to go.

What you are doing is pretty simple: select a niche, add relevant content to your page, spend money in ads to laser target your fans, develop your community, keep your page active and promote affiliate offers / build your list of subscribers. Actually, there is nothing new in what you are doing, you aren't teaching me anything...

The main objective in having general pages (as mentioned before) is that I can then redirect targeted fans to other niche pages. For example, if I create a page about dogs, I can then create another page about dog's products, and redirect fans from my general page who are interested in dog's products. Then I can create a page about dog's training and do the exact same thing. So, instead of spending thousands of dollars in ads for several pages, I simply spend couple of dollars on one general page and then use it to develop my niche pages.
Thank you for sharing this. I am working on a page right now and as often happens...my interest starts to go elsewhere when I start to second guess myself.
Thanks to your post I got started working on my fan pages again.

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If you're earning up to $15k a month you're definitely doing something right - I wish the rubbish in my bin was worth 15k

How are you earning that much money btw, if it's shareable?

I loved your story anyway and I gave it a like - but must say "either that guy is crazy or the Croc must be gay" - only kidding.

I definitely think your method is very effective. I shall emulate it soon
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Thank you for sharing this. I am working on a page right now and as often happens...my interest starts to go elsewhere when I start to second guess myself.
Thanks to your post I got started working on my fan pages again.
A big thank you for your kind and encouraging words Natalie. I am glad to see that my share is motivating you

I can definitely picture myself in what you wrote. It is always really difficult to stay focused on only one thing (above all when you are someone creative). If you need anything, just let me know! I'll be more than happy to help you.
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If you're earning up to $15k a month you're definitely doing something right - I wish the rubbish in my bin was worth 15k

How are you earning that much money btw, if it's shareable?

I loved your story anyway and I gave it a like - but must say "either that guy is crazy or the Croc must be gay" - only kidding.

I definitely think your method is very effective. I shall emulate it soon
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Thank you Ben. It sounds great - hope to see you in the millionaires' club and why not?

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Deezign,

Thank you for sharing. you are not the first person I've heard doing this. The guy I heard do this was making quite an amount of dough too. He did use the images to drive traffic to his website though. And I like the idea of the content of the pic to drive a targeted audience. Don't see this as rubish or worthless at all.
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The main objective in having general pages (as mentioned before) is that I can then redirect targeted fans to other niche pages. For example, if I create a page about dogs, I can then create another page about dog's products, and redirect fans from my general page who are interested in dog's products. Then I can create a page about dog's training and do the exact same thing. So, instead of spending thousands of dollars in ads for several pages, I simply spend couple of dollars on one general page and then use it to develop my niche pages.
You don't "redirect" fans. You are WAY oversimplifying Facebook.

Using your strategy, to get your general page fans to your niche page, you have to post about the niche page.

Then the general page fans have to see the post (most of your general page's fans won't see the post because of EdgeRank).

Then you have to get them to go to the niche page.

And then you have to get them to like the niche page once they are there.

Every step of the way, more and more of the general page's fans are lost. So that by the time all is said and done, you have a trickle of fans to the niche pages.

Say you have 10,000 fans on the general page. Say then you post about the niche page - which means you have to create an enticing post, which means time spent. Say that 1,000 people see the post. Say that 50 people like the post. Of those, say that 20 actually go to the niche page (that's very high CTR to post-like ratio believe it or not). Of that, say 10 actually like the page.

Congrats, you got a whopping 10 new fans for that work. You know what 10 fans costs if you know how to advertise on FB? For me, 25 cents total for 10 fans in my niches.

Using your strategy, someone will have a valuable FB niche page with critical mass when they're 80 years old.

Your strategy makes as much sense as a hypothetical where Pepsi creates a general food and beverage page - call it, "People who like drinking and eating" - and then posting about its actual Pepsi page via the general page. Creating that extra page is so useless. Just create the Pepsi page and drive traffic to it - don't drive traffic to another page in hopes of driving part of that traffic to the target page. What a waste of time.
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I think his suggestion is a brilliant idea. In the PR world, it comes down to social network and he is adding people with very little effort and expense. Most would be proud of his achievement.

Now that he has a base of popularity, he can focus more on his niche but he has built his social influence.

Question . . . I understand finding heartwarming stories but I don't understand the photo part. Seems creative commons would have unrelated photos. Did the crocodile story have a photo from a newspaper or news site that you reused?

Do you rewrite the heartwarming story from your perspective?
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In my opinion, one of the best strategy on Facebook is to develop a FB page based on a general niche. Then, thanks to this page, you will be able to lead your fans into a more specific (and targeted) niche page.

very well said.

And thanks for sharing. every bit helps to learn

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Congrats on your success. It's always inspiring reading stories like these. Kinda of like shining light at the end of the tunnel.

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You don't "redirect" fans. You are WAY oversimplifying Facebook.

Using your strategy, to get your general page fans to your niche page, you have to post about the niche page.

Then the general page fans have to see the post (most of your general page's fans won't see the post because of EdgeRank).

Then you have to get them to go to the niche page.

And then you have to get them to like the niche page once they are there.

Every step of the way, more and more of the general page's fans are lost. So that by the time all is said and done, you have a trickle of fans to the niche pages.

Say you have 10,000 fans on the general page. Say then you post about the niche page - which means you have to create an enticing post, which means time spent. Say that 1,000 people see the post. Say that 50 people like the post. Of those, say that 20 actually go to the niche page (that's very high CTR to post-like ratio believe it or not). Of that, say 10 actually like the page.

Congrats, you got a whopping 10 new fans for that work. You know what 10 fans costs if you know how to advertise on FB? For me, 25 cents total for 10 fans in my niches.

Using your strategy, someone will have a valuable FB niche page with critical mass when they're 80 years old.

Your strategy makes as much sense as a hypothetical where Pepsi creates a general food and beverage page - call it, "People who like drinking and eating" - and then posting about its actual Pepsi page via the general page. Creating that extra page is so useless. Just create the Pepsi page and drive traffic to it - don't drive traffic to another page in hopes of driving part of that traffic to the target page. What a waste of time.
I'll repeat myself once again: this is my main strategy and it has been working pretty well for me so far. It doesn't mean that you can't use other strategies (such as FB ads, media buying...) to promote/develop your other pages. You need to be smart. It is all about combining things together to get an effective system to develop your pages...
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Hi guys,

Today I'd like to share how I managed to get more than 2,000 new fans to my FB page in one single day. I hope it will give you some ideas to develop yours

As you may know, people are sensible to incredible or "touching stories". These kind of posts are easily liked, shared, which gives you a lot of exposure.

So what I did was pretty simple: I browsed the web, looking for something really original and "touching" to share. I used Google image in order to find great images. It is really important to have nice pics because this is what will attract people.

Quickly, I managed to find a pretty nice story about the friendship of a man and a crocodile. I gathered couple of nice pics and put them together using Photoshop.

Then, I tried to find a nice article about this story in order to share it with the images.

Job done. I posted the story on my page and other big pages. Booom! The image went viral and got shared by more than 11,500 people. It resulted in attracting more than 2K new fans to my page IN ONE DAY.

Here is the image/story I am talking about (you might have already seen it): Amazing Story

This kind of success can be easily duplicated. It only requires spending some time to find something original and gathering great photos. My page now has around 65K fans and keep growing.

I hope you enjoyed my share and found it useful and motivating

Keep up the great work guys!

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I am interesting in your methods to post your story on other big pages ,
Can you tell more details about it?
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I think his suggestion is a brilliant idea. In the PR world, it comes down to social network and he is adding people with very little effort and expense. Most would be proud of his achievement.

Now that he has a base of popularity, he can focus more on his niche but he has built his social influence.

Question . . . I understand finding heartwarming stories but I don't understand the photo part. Seems creative commons would have unrelated photos. Did the crocodile story have a photo from a newspaper or news site that you reused?

Do you rewrite the heartwarming story from your perspective?
Hi Betty,

Thank you for your kind words. What I usually do is taking the photos/info from an online newspaper (such as DailyMail, BBC...) and find a video on youtube (to prove it)
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It's all about the pics and stories you choose.
However, without that critical information, following your steps and waiting for 100k followers is a losing strategy.

Also, your "$10,000 in a month" result sounds strikingly like the results of a mailing list. Converting one list to another list typically brings 10% of the old list onto the new list, where they're typically worth an average of $1 a month. It is worth considering whether you might actually be better off just building a mailing list in the first place.

Don't get me wrong - your results are good, yay, go you. Your methods are solid, too. But the crucial piece of information here isn't what kind of stories people share; we know that already. What people have trouble figuring out is how to convert people sharing a story into people giving you money. How to connect the dots from this story to those people to these products and services.

You used the example of dogs; sure, you can easily get people who are interested in dogs to share a story about dogs. What's NOT easy is getting those same people to buy something. That's where newbies fall over on the social media thing.

(I don't know how to do it myself. I market in more traditional fashions and only use social media to engage with others personally - not as a direct marketing channel.)

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I am interesting in your methods to post your story on other big pages ,
Can you tell more details about it?
Sure. To give you a concrete example, I managed to find several big pages that are giving credits to other pages (when they post something nice on their wall). One of these pages is: https://www.facebook.com/someamazingfacts

Now, imagine that the post that went viral on my page is now being shared by another big page (where the admin gives credits to my own page and invites his fans to check and "like" my page). Can you see how powerful it is?

The hardest part is to find big and active pages that are used to sharing other people posts (and giving them credits)
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