I wanted to kinda start off on a funny note and I hope by now I got your attention
But seriously, I do base my claim on a solid strategy that simply works and l'll use it to steadily grow my list of Facebook friends from currently 2,300+ to 5,000 and I'm about to share with you the whole story of how I discovered a little nugget that's responsable for my steady increase of friends on Facebook.
Now, I know what your thinkin'... You may have noticed the blue link in my sig and its easy to asume that "Sure, Remi, its easy to get those friend requests when you have your FB profile link in your sig here on the Warrior Forum!".
Eventhough that sounds very logical, to be honest with you, I'm not as active as I wish I would be on this forum. In fact, I could easy be the bad example of how NOT to do forum marketing, in general.
So, where do I get 5 to 30 new friend requests every day on Facebook?
The first thing I've noticed was the fluctuation of the # of requests per day which sometimes was as low as 5 and as high as 30.
This lead me to the conclusion that the actual traffic to my profile is rather internally generated than from external websites that I might have linked my profile to.
And then it hit me: the friend suggestion box! When you log into your Facebook account you'll notice there's a box where people with a certain # of mutual friends are suggested by Facebook itself.
Now that I knew *the secret*, the big challenge was to find out how to get my name on the suggestion box as often as possible.
Could I do that? Is that even possible?!? Could I actually bend the rules and *influence* Facebook to show my name and picture on the suggestion box more often?
The answer is yes. At least to some degree.
I started being very active on Facebook, sharing and re-sharing a lot of posts, some informative and some funny and entertaining. I also posted a fair amount of personal info about my self that probably made me more transparent and encouraged people to add me as their friend. I'm not a Facebook superstar and I'm far from being a celebrity. But I guess the point is there's no secret push button social media magic. You need to "go out there" on Facebook, start posting and be yourself, socialize, be nice to people and always smile
Now here's another thing that happens once you're active on Facebook: as you slowly grow your friends list, more and more people will become mutual friends with you meaning the # of mutual friends that show up on the friend suggestion box will go up exponentially. Once you see suggestions with more than 300, you'll notice the viral element that allows your profile to be posted more often on the suggestion box, literally exposing your name to hundreds or even thousands of people every day!
I do hope that makes sense but if you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask.
But basicaly this is what brings me a continuos stream of friend requests that will soon get me to 5,000 targeted friends on Facebook.
Tell me your thoughts bellow..
What strategies have you used to expand your social influence on Facebook?