17,000 Facebook Fans in 5 Days

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I thought I'd share a quick recap of how one of my pages gained over 17,000 Facebook fans in only 5 days.

It really blew me away and to be honest, I didn't expect it.

Here's how I did it.

I created a Facebook page in a niche that already has quite a bit of popularity, but the popularity wasn't really that big.



Why? Because the product I was promoting, wasn't even released. So I had a nice head start against my competition.

I then used Google Trends to track previous products that were similar.

Here's an example of a Google Trends search.

Google Trends: ipad 2

This one is for the iPad 2, you can see when and why there were certain spurts and if you don't know why, you can take those months into consideration inside of Google search.

I then took this data and compared it with my product.

For this example, let's go with the iPad 3

Google Trends: ipad 3

As you can see, the data is fairly similar, with a nice growth and then a sudden instant growth in searches.

I then calculated that down even further and went onto an estimate of 1 month's searches.

Again this is an example of the iPad 3 for 1 month.

Google Trends: ipad 3

Then I stated checking out why there were sudden spikes in searches and why there were downtimes.

I took all of this into accountability and then tried to estimate the future (which can be tough) of searches.

Finally, when I figured out there was going to be a lot of hype during a certain moment, I started a week early and began to build momentum. I was very active, constantly posting status updates, sharing videos, building a fanbase, and during that time, I gained a lot of respect, which then turned into a lot of likes.

17,000 likes for that matter.



Google Trends and Google Insights are great models for tracking things. I also suggest using Google Alerts to get updates on news.



Google Trends: Google Trends



Google Insights: Google Insights for Search



Google Alerts: Google Alerts - Monitor the Web for interesting new content

If you use it wisely, you're going to dominate any market. Especially once you understand when and why people are searching for something or their is a growing interest.

However, also be warry that just because searches are being done on Google, that doesn't necessarily mean Facebook is going to have the same hype. Sometimes Facebook will have a lot of hype towards something, but searches won't really show any significant increases, that's probably because the solution is already on Facebook, or vic versa.

Good luck!
#days #facebook #fans #google #trends
  • Nicely done did you tie it in with cpa program or ???
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  • Profile picture of the author Justin Says
    There's no point in just stopping at one thing.

    I suggest anyone that plans to get into Facebook, Websites, or anything for that matter should test out all different avenues.

    For this project, I've used CPA, affiliates, PPC, my own products, my own websites, building my own brands, Youtube recognition, advertising my Twitter and Google+, building Alexa ranking, getting things to go viral, hiring people to work for FREE (and they love it), building relationships, and all sorts of different things.

    Don't get into this and stop with just 1 thing, expand, expand, expand.
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  • Profile picture of the author Justin Says
    I'm getting outstanding results with the strategies. It's all over the place really. I can test out tons of different methods with Facebook traffic and from my experiences, Facebook is an amazing source for getting leads.

    There are some people that say Facebook isn't the way to go, but who are they to say anything? The point is, these are REAL people that are liking my pages. I suggest people try and acquire real people that are seriously interested in the subject at hand and not just dumby fans/likes/tweets, etc.
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    • Profile picture of the author Usmile
      Originally Posted by Justin Lewis View Post

      I'm getting outstanding results with the strategies. It's all over the place really. I can test out tons of different methods with Facebook traffic and from my experiences, Facebook is an amazing source for getting leads.

      There are some people that say Facebook isn't the way to go, but who are they to say anything? The point is, these are REAL people that are liking my pages. I suggest people try and acquire real people that are seriously interested in the subject at hand and not just dumby fans/likes/tweets, etc.
      That's great, indeed Facebook is a good source of traffic and I agree with that, in fact thousands and growing number of advertisers/marketers are already embracing Facebook. However, there are still millions of fan page owners who are not getting exactly what they want. In my own opinion, maybe they are just too aggressive in getting facebook fans that they tend to engage in buying fans just to boost their fan page credibility without foreseeing it's long-term result.
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      • Profile picture of the author Justin Says
        Originally Posted by Usmile View Post

        That's great, indeed Facebook is a good source of traffic and I agree with that, in fact thousands and growing number of advertisers/marketers are already embracing Facebook. However, there are still millions of fan page owners who are not getting exactly what they want. In my own opinion, maybe they are just too aggressive in getting facebook fans that they tend to engage in buying fans just to boost their fan page credibility without foreseeing it's long-term result.
        Here are 5 reasons why most people aren't succeeding (in my own personal opinion)
        • They aren't consistent and end up giving up too quickly.
        • They are buying FAKE facebook fans or using software, programs, websites that give them false leads.
        • They are abusing their fans by spamming them with links all the time, rather than communicating with them.
        • They think they're going to be successful in a month. Even though that's possible, this business takes dedication. You can't just give up.
        • They are going after something just because of the money, even though they have no real connection to it.
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        • Profile picture of the author l@ttemonarck
          Originally Posted by Justin Lewis View Post

          Here are 5 reasons why most people aren't succeeding (in my own personal opinion)
          • They aren't consistent and end up giving up too quickly.
          • They are buying FAKE facebook fans or using software, programs, websites that give them false leads.
          • They are abusing their fans by spamming them with links all the time, rather than communicating with them.
          • They think they're going to be successful in a month. Even though that's possible, this business takes dedication. You can't just give up.
          • They are going after something just because of the money, even though they have no real connection to it.

          Absolutely true. Dedication is most important to attain success
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  • Profile picture of the author PreciousGems
    Nice! What helps me is Twiends a website where you add your facebook fans pages to get credits/seeds. You get credits/seeds to like someone’s facebook page and you can use those credits/seeds to get your facebook fan page liked by someone. You can determine how many credits/seeds you want to offer per like, and when you run out your fan page remain on the list so people can still like you if they like your facebook fanpage.
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    • Profile picture of the author Chris Chicas
      Originally Posted by PreciousGems View Post

      Nice! What helps me is Twiends a website where you add your facebook fans pages to get credits/seeds. You get credits/seeds to like someone's facebook page and you can use those credits/seeds to get your facebook fan page liked by someone. You can determine how many credits/seeds you want to offer per like, and when you run out your fan page remain on the list so people can still like you if they like your facebook fanpage.

      Obviously you haven't used Twiends for over a year because this is long gone from their platform. You cannot add facebook fans via Twiends.

      Twiends used to be good now they suck, they only deal with getting Twitter friends which are not even targeted traffic. you're much better getting one of those awful automated programs which do work but then again Twitter traffic is usually crap for most people.

      I'm looking forward to find a program or ebook that really brings in fans naturally. So far all that I've heard is big promises and a lot of BS from people wanting to just make money peddling their systems.

      I'm still keeping an open mind.
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  • Profile picture of the author TopBackBuilder
    It seems like a TON of work to get fans on a middleman like facebook.

    The best long term business plan is

    Customer > Product Website > Satisfaction

    Not:

    Customer > Facebook Fanpage > Satisfaction > Small % to Product Website

    Just my 2 cents, great job though that is quite impressive and you seem to be very successful!
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  • Profile picture of the author eldudebros
    Great method! Thank you dude!
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  • Profile picture of the author drewcpappas
    Thanks, I am thinking about building a fanpage and your advice is awesome.
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  • Profile picture of the author Noel Cunningham
    Nice post Justin - I always enjoy reading your idea's. Great information once again. Keep up the good work!
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    Thanks Justin. Very informative post. Sounds like you're very dedicated.
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    Great post. Very informative especially in your approach of breaking it down.
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  • Profile picture of the author Landoy
    Nice! Awesome methode, thanks!
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    nicely done!
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    Cool stuff, thanks man.
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  • Profile picture of the author cashtree
    Justins the man, thanks for the post, like usual.
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    Do alot of your fans click back to your website to buy products, or are you just using them to socialize?
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    • Profile picture of the author Justin Says
      Originally Posted by Randall Magwood View Post

      Do alot of your fans click back to your website to buy products, or are you just using them to socialize?
      I'm using them for a mixture of things.

      I post things depending on the subject, the page, and the want for something at the time.

      So for example, let's say I have a page for iPad 3 (I'm using this as an example) and the iPad 3 is released, I would then send traffic to my page for iPad 3 or send them to a CPA offer to win the iPad 3.

      Now let's say that searches are going up for iPad 3 accessories, I would then dedicate posts to those accessories to build moment for products.

      Depending on the amount of people I have on a page and the amount of traffic I can send, I can also setup business relationships with big companies, other big people in the industry, and even people who have a product that they want to release, but don't have the audience.

      As long as it's relative to the subject, I'm okay with posting it, but I don't spam my fans.

      I make money from affiliates, cpa, advertising (only if I agree with the product advertised), youtube adsense revenue, membership areas (depending on the niche) and also by building relationships with people in the industry and then using their recognition to build my own websites/pages.

      As you progress with Facebook, it becomes a lot easier. But the biggest thing I can say is to stay consistent and DO NOT SPAM your fans.

      These are REAL people and we need to treat them that way.
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  • Profile picture of the author BRAlN
    My problem with Facebook Fanpage is, My friend list and followers.

    I don't have serious friends or interested followers. How I start attract people toward my page? Where I get start? Which method you did to attract people and self sustain viral fanpage?
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  • Profile picture of the author Justin Says
    @Brain,

    I would NEVER invite my own friends/family to a Facebook page that I create. This is just personal experience though. When I see friends/family on a page, it makes me feel like I'm getting false leads.

    I want people to like my pages because I have something to offer and that's how it should be.

    Join in conversation on other pages, connect with the community, join related forums, answer questions on yahoo answers, use whatever resource you can that will get you legit traffic.

    The best thing to do is to think in a common sense fashion. Where are people and where are the people that would be interested in your niche at right now? Then use that to your advantage for building your pages.

    My experience is absolutely my experience and you shouldn't subject yourself to achieving the same. Achieve what you can and continue to progress. Build your own momentum and you'll go really far
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  • Profile picture of the author marcelomusza
    Well that's pretty a wonderful jobs, congratulations.
    Anyway, from my point of view, being a Fan Page newbie, it's quite a hard work to get that accomplished, and experience + knowledge is a must to succeed there.
    But it's good to know that such a fantastic work is actually possible and getting real targeted Likes, not buying those that are totally unresponsive.
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  • Profile picture of the author Justin Says
    Originally Posted by Portlandrocks View Post

    very clever! do you have to do much promoting beyond creating it and sharing it with your own friends?
    I'll refer ya to recheck what I posted 2 posts up at 10:28 PM

    I'm not a fan of sharing my stuff with friends/family. I build things that people want to share with their own friends/family
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  • Profile picture of the author BRAlN
    This is sound interesting. I also tried use as Facebook page and participate in same niche topics, but admin of that page ban me within few minutes. Even I didn't post something like join me for more or asked to check my profile. Still I get ban from page
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    Great information thanks for sharing it
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    • Profile picture of the author GSMarketing
      Justin,

      Sounds great but I am curious about your reasoning of not inviting friends and family.

      Surely the point of FB is to get things going viral and allowing other people to build your network by them liking you. You're friends and family may not have a direct interest in the page but it is likely that someone in their friends list may well do, a like from your family may be seen by this person on their wall which in turn leads to them liking it which in turn leads to someone liking it through their wall and so on and so forth. If this happened to 10 friends the exponential results become enormous.

      I realsie you do not wish to count them as leads but surely you can just ignore the number of friends and family you have?

      Maybe i'm barking up the wrong tree here?

      Cheers

      G
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      • Profile picture of the author Justin Says
        Originally Posted by GSMarketing View Post

        Justin,

        Sounds great but I am curious about your reasoning of not inviting friends and family.

        Surely the point of FB is to get things going viral and allowing other people to build your network by them liking you. You're friends and family may not have a direct interest in the page but it is likely that someone in their friends list may well do, a like from your family may be seen by this person on their wall which in turn leads to them liking it which in turn leads to someone liking it through their wall and so on and so forth. If this happened to 10 friends the exponential results become enormous.

        I realsie you do not wish to count them as leads but surely you can just ignore the number of friends and family you have?

        Maybe i'm barking up the wrong tree here?

        Cheers

        G
        I'll add on another note

        I like to keep friends/family and business separate.

        If they find the page (which they usually do) indirectly, I'm okay with that. But I'm not going to advertise my stuff to them.

        In my community I'm pretty respected and I don't want to take away from that.

        Ultimately, I'm still a kid. I'm only 22 years old and I do have a lot of fun in life, but I'm responsible enough not to bring my friends/family into business matters directly.

        I understand that they could have other friends interested, but that isn't something I'm targeted at getting.

        I want only targeted traffic. That's why my conversions are so high, my optins are so high, my traffic generation is so extremely high, and I can get things to go viral, legitimately.

        Some may disagree with that statement, but I feel if you can start from no where and get somewhere, you can do it again, and again, and again
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  • Profile picture of the author xxxJamesxxx
    Thanks for little titbit of information... It'll come in very handy indeed.

    James Scholes
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    Justin- love the strategy behind this. Blows my mind away.
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  • Profile picture of the author Chris Chicas
    Justin,

    can you elaborate what you told someone on your website:

    "The Halo fan page cost me $250 + $100 facebook coupon, so $350 to get to 36,000 fans. From there the other 15,000 were completely organic/natural and continue to grow every single day."


    Did you buy the page from someone? Or is that what you paid for facebook ads? And how did that help?


    I think this is an important point.
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    • Profile picture of the author Justin Says
      Originally Posted by Christiani View Post

      Justin,

      can you elaborate what you told someone on your website:

      "The Halo fan page cost me $250 + $100 facebook coupon, so $350 to get to 36,000 fans. From there the other 15,000 were completely organic/natural and continue to grow every single day."


      Did you buy the page from someone? Or is that what you paid for facebook ads? And how did that help?


      I think this is an important point.

      The first 36,000 fans were acquired somewhat via Facebook advertising and virility.

      It then grew to about 46,000 fans over the course of a few months (without me really doing anything other than 2-5 minutes of work a day).

      To be fair, the page made well over $350. Actually a single status update made me over $150 and another made me $100, while most stay around $15 - $50 when I'm trying to make money from it.

      BUT, those status updates take me less than 5 minutes. Even if I only made $1 out of posting a status update, that would be equivalent of making $12/hr if I were to do it on multiple pages (which I do).

      The page continued to grow and is now around 68,000+ fans and still growing. I haven't spent anymore money since the initial advertising, but I will say that no money was needed to be spent. I could have started out with $0 or a $50 Facebook coupon (which can be found on the Facebook marketing page here: Facebook Marketing Solutions | Facebook )

      Point is go after something that is going to have continued growth. Look at Google Trends, Google Insights, Quantcast, and all the other programs and make sure that the niche you go after is really going to be progressive and something you have interest in and can talk about.
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  • Profile picture of the author ronnyroll
    Is facebook really deriving quality traffic? OR is a more kind of addictive gaming and entertainment site?
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    Nice man! Great job.
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