Most Engaging FACEBOOK updates EVER written?

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Doing a Quick Study! What types of FB post are you seeing the most engagement with? Give examples if you remember them.
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  • Profile picture of the author Soulstreak
    Extremely interesting/crazy/funny video are the trend right now. They are the absolute best way to grow a page.

    There are also a few good images that require an answer from your fans. Like math problems or pictures that require people to comment in their answer. These do well in getting more viral impressions rather than just organic.
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    • Profile picture of the author jayhmarketing
      leaning towards this... so far i've compiled a list of over 400 quotes, trivia, & opinion questions... I'm working a 2nd edition, so thanks for the tips
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    • Profile picture of the author Alex Mensah
      Originally Posted by Soulstreak View Post

      Extremely interesting/crazy/funny video are the trend right now. They are the absolute best way to grow a page.

      There are also a few good images that require an answer from your fans. Like math problems or pictures that require people to comment in their answer. These do well in getting more viral impressions rather than just organic.
      yes to add to this posts about viral images and videos are really sensational as well and generate a really good engagement and viewership.
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  • Profile picture of the author julianhwong
    Originally Posted by jayhmarketing View Post

    Doing a Quick Study! What types of FB post are you seeing the most engagement with? Give examples if you remember them.
    Yea.. videos is one.

    Are you referring to wall posts or group posts?

    (Written Posts)

    For wall posts.. the most engagement I had was this:

    "Like" this message if you think you deserve better in life.

    For group posts.. I find that it really helps to litter the top line of the text with some symbols, i.e.

    @@@@@@ ATTENTION! @@@@@@

    That's when I use hootsuite.. cos if you use that too, you'll realize that if you're gonna spam many groups, you can't do it with previews or links (sometimes) or you get fb jail.
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    • Profile picture of the author jayhmarketing
      Originally Posted by julianhwong View Post

      Yea.. videos is one.

      Are you referring to wall posts or group posts?

      (Written Posts)

      For wall posts.. the most engagement I had was this:

      "Like" this message if you think you deserve better in life.

      For group posts.. I find that it really helps to litter the top line of the text with some symbols, i.e.

      @@@@@@ ATTENTION! @@@@@@

      That's when I use hootsuite.. cos if you use that too, you'll realize that if you're gonna spam many groups, you can't do it with previews or links (sometimes) or you get fb jail.
      symbols... lol... really? ok. but, yeah i've tested many of my current updates on fanpages, my own personal pages, as well as in groups Im in... to do pretty well, but, SYMBOLS.... well. i'll just have to give that a try thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author MelanieandMiles
    It really depends on the niche... But we've consistently had great luck with image/quotes.

    Asking questions that are of interest to your target market is obviously a great way to build interaction... Or, offering a 'free product/session for 1 person who replies with their answer' has also worked quite well (and has flopped a few times, too).
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    • Profile picture of the author julianhwong
      Melanie, I like your second one!
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    • Profile picture of the author jayhmarketing
      Originally Posted by MelanieandMiles View Post

      It really depends on the niche... But we've consistently had great luck with image/quotes.

      Asking questions that are of interest to your target market is obviously a great way to build interaction... Or, offering a 'free product/session for 1 person who replies with their answer' has also worked quite well (and has flopped a few times, too).
      I purchased a wso a while ago with pic quotes... which is the whole reason i came out with version 1 of my updates... thinking of adding some pics in v2 as well.
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  • Profile picture of the author Chris Chicas
    If you want to check out an example then I suggest you look up one of my fan pages. It's for Lucid Dreaming. So if you just type in those two keywords it will pop up.

    It seems that the longer you put out content and the more the page matures, the easier it gets. I'm getting better at posting but it is an art. You can check out my latest posts and you can see why some of them are really working.

    In specific: I like to engage the audience, ask questions, or illustrate something really eye opening. It doesn't have to be a beautiful picture, what works best are illustrations that have some sort of a story behind them.

    Anyways, good luck, and realize that the more you do it, the better you'll get at building up your fan page. It is a skilled art. Good luck.
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    • Profile picture of the author jayhmarketing
      Originally Posted by Christian C View Post

      If you want to check out an example then I suggest you look up one of my fan pages. It's for Lucid Dreaming. So if you just type in those two keywords it will pop up.

      It seems that the longer you put out content and the more the page matures, the easier it gets. I'm getting better at posting but it is an art. You can check out my latest posts and you can see why some of them are really working.

      In specific: I like to engage the audience, ask questions, or illustrate something really eye opening. It doesn't have to be a beautiful picture, what works best are illustrations that have some sort of a story behind them.

      Anyways, good luck, and realize that the more you do it, the better you'll get at building up your fan page. It is a skilled art. Good luck.
      Thanks for the tip Christian. I've tested many posts and have used the fb data to determine which posts generate more engagement.. An art form Vs. Hard data.... I tend to go with the data.
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      • Profile picture of the author Chris Chicas
        Originally Posted by jayhmarketing View Post

        An art form Vs. Hard data.... I tend to go with the data.
        Well that's what I meant... the art of the getting the best results from the hard data, haha.

        If you keep at it I"m sure you'll do well. All the best.
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  • Profile picture of the author marketingva
    The posts on animal rescue seem to go viral and get lots of "Likes" and comments. Facebook has become an important resource for rescuing animals that need homes.

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  • Profile picture of the author PROmotions LLC
    I saw something today where the FB Page was offering a Lot of products for the person whos comment has "No Likes" this forced a frenzy of interested people to comment, and everyone else to like everyone's comment. The social signals were through the roof and fast! This method is pretty awesome.
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    • Profile picture of the author Jeff Lenney
      Originally Posted by PROmotions LLC View Post

      I saw something today where the FB Page was offering a Lot of products for the person whos comment has "No Likes" this forced a frenzy of interested people to comment, and everyone else to like everyone's comment. The social signals were through the roof and fast! This method is pretty awesome.
      Ooh this is awesome. I'm doing this now on my page http://Facebook.com/jefflenneyofficial thanks for the idea
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  • Profile picture of the author hockmasm
    I've had success with getting more facebook likes/comments and pinterest pins by adding the title of my blog post over top of an image and posting that. Instead of just an image.

    Also in the post I write: "Share", "Like" and "Comment" on this post. Seems to help out.
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  • Profile picture of the author rickdangelo
    Infographics and videos seem to generate the most shares while witty stories or quotes tend to spark discussion in the comment section.

    And maybe this is a trick or whatever, but ambiguous posts sometimes result in discussions too. For example, "Just discovered business revenue went down. It should have been bigger." Some people will Like the post because they feel the revenue should have been bigger. Some people will react because how can anybody Like news of a business earning smaller revenue right? It starts a flurry of discussion stemming from ambiguity. Before you know it, people are discussing off-topic items on the thread and sharing your post to the world, even on their blogs and websites. Sometimes they share it purely because of the comment exchanges. And before you know it too, that post is already hitting social signals and helping a specific page on your site rank better on Google.
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