How do I get more Facebook fans?

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Hi,

I'm trying to increase the number of Facebook fans of a site and I'm finding it quite difficult.

I've used guest articles, which brought me a few and I only want to do it the free way.

Any ideas?

How could I increase the Facebook fans?
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  • Profile picture of the author eham
    invite your friends to join your fan page.
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    • Profile picture of the author shipwrecked
      Originally Posted by eham View Post

      invite your friends to join your fan page.
      Sorry, but that's the one thing ever kid at the corner knows
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  • Profile picture of the author Robert Brown1
    Like different facebook pages of your niche and give your facebook link on pages and you can also get facebook fans from social media exchange sites.
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  • Profile picture of the author Papaly
    Really depends on your niche because if you have a page with memes or videos it will be great for YouTube. However, business niches or profit niches are a little trickier to promote and get fans within Facebook. I would promote your Facebook page on your website along with promote it on relevant forums to get followers.
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    You can increase fanpages like by Addmefast.com
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  • Profile picture of the author Dennis Ray
    What you could do is find other groups/pages that are in the same niche as you, contact the moderator and ask them if you can post a link to your group/page.

    Be worth a shot. It's better than joining another group, posting your link and having the post deleted.

    Other then that really the only thing that works is to buy the traffic from FB. I would be very cautious with any other source... you could easily end up with bot accounts that simply like everything.
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    • Profile picture of the author nickherc
      Originally Posted by DennisRay View Post

      What you could do is find other groups/pages that are in the same niche as you, contact the moderator and ask them if you can post a link to your group/page.

      Be worth a shot. It's better than joining another group, posting your link and having the post deleted.

      Other then that really the only thing that works is to buy the traffic from FB. I would be very cautious with any other source... you could easily end up with bot accounts that simply like everything.
      This. It's all you need. Well, depends in which niche you're in, but still, in majority of cases it works like a charm.
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    • Profile picture of the author shipwrecked
      Originally Posted by DennisRay View Post

      What you could do is find other groups/pages that are in the same niche as you, contact the moderator and ask them if you can post a link to your group/page.

      Be worth a shot. It's better than joining another group, posting your link and having the post deleted.

      Other then that really the only thing that works is to buy the traffic from FB. I would be very cautious with any other source... you could easily end up with bot accounts that simply like everything.
      I tried actually,... not much success.

      What paid off were the guest articles on related sites. I asked them to place links to my Facebook page too. I got a few fans.

      But still, not in the hundreds, not in the thousands...
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    • Profile picture of the author io17773
      Originally Posted by DennisRay View Post

      What you could do is find other groups/pages that are in the same niche as you, contact the moderator and ask them if you can post a link to your group/page.

      Be worth a shot. It's better than joining another group, posting your link and having the post deleted.

      Other then that really the only thing that works is to buy the traffic from FB. I would be very cautious with any other source... you could easily end up with bot accounts that simply like everything.
      This doesn't work anymore, i have emailed and tried to contact 100's of facebook owners with the same niche as mine and none of them return your message even though i have over 36k on my page they still don't reply, you would think they all know Facebook is being a twat now with organic likes and they would help each other more but they don't.
      unfortunately you have to pay to advertise now with facebook

      it's a shame about the page and group owners as they should help each other out.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jimmy James
    Originally Posted by shipwrecked View Post

    Hi,

    I'm trying to increase the number of Facebook fans of a site and I'm finding it quite difficult.

    I've used guest articles, which brought me a few and I only want to do it the free way.

    Any ideas?

    How could I increase the Facebook fans?
    Hey shipwrecked ...The reality is you have to You Have to pay-to-play! now with Facebook.

    Only Free way can only be fought with a compelling content strategy directed at sharing Your committed fan base.

    So...Basically The Name Of The Game Is ENGAGEMENT!

    Cheers Hope this Helped!
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    • Profile picture of the author Jeffery Moss
      Originally Posted by Jimmy James View Post

      Hey shipwrecked ...The reality is you have to You Have to pay-to-play! now with Facebook.

      Only Free way can only be fought with a compelling content strategy directed at sharing Your committed fan base.

      So...Basically The Name Of The Game Is ENGAGEMENT!

      Cheers Hope this Helped!
      It's not surprising as even Facebook has to earn money to stay alive. And, they spent years allowing people to get a free ride with exposure of posts in the news feeds and once those Facebook page owners got addicted to all the free traffic, they started limiting reach and demanding money for the same. Now those people are having to pay or find other ways to get into contact with the fans who liked their page.
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  • Profile picture of the author daviddifranco
    Encourage others to like your page. It never hurts to ask.
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    • Profile picture of the author shipwrecked
      Originally Posted by daviddifranco View Post

      Encourage others to like your page. It never hurts to ask.
      If you have whom to ask, if you have any ways to ask.
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  • Profile picture of the author eham
    in order to increase fan invite more of your friends to join as you can
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  • Profile picture of the author chrisv24
    If you want targeted likes and people who will actually engage with you, here are a few ideas:

    Add a like box to your website
    Run some super targeted Facebook ads
    Run competitions
    Create content that people will want to share
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  • Profile picture of the author Brown2
    Post relevant content on Facebook & ask other to like your page.
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  • Profile picture of the author Corey Taylor
    use fb ads by creating multiple campaigns. split test between them.

    use different images/words. let them run for a while and then change them and test again.

    in 2-4 weeks you'll end up with the best converting campaign. then split test again with your best campaign to make it even better.

    when you're 100% happy and find the best of the best converting one, invest money on it. good luck
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    • Profile picture of the author miklanderson2
      Originally Posted by Corey Taylor View Post

      use fb ads by creating multiple campaigns. split test between them.

      use different images/words. let them run for a while and then change them and test again.

      in 2-4 weeks you'll end up with the best converting campaign. then split test again with your best campaign to make it even better.

      when you're 100% happy and find the best of the best converting one, invest money on it. good luck
      Did you even read the OP? He said he wants to do it the free way. While your way is probably the easiest, it most definitely isn't free...
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  • Profile picture of the author masterjobs
    Hi, easiest and fastest way is doing share for share (s4s), there tons of groups in fb. All you have to do is share other pages and will share yours in return.
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  • Profile picture of the author bnsuccessful
    Invite your friends to your fan page. invite the people in the groups you are in to your page. use fb ads too.
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  • Profile picture of the author anynewsbd
    Post good content & invite your friends to like your page.
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  • Profile picture of the author Work1099
    This could happen in several ways:

    # Increase the input to your sales process (more traffic to the page where they click to become a fan)

    # Increase the conversions of your sales process (make any given page where they would click to become a fan more effective at convincing them to do so)

    # Word of mouth (Make it more likely that your existing subscribers or new subscribers will share your page with someone else). For example:
    # # Higher quality content that better targets what your niche wants
    # # A rewards program for sharing it.
    # # More explicitly asking that they share it ... including a reason why that resonates with what they want.
    # # And so on...

    Have a seat with pen and paper and brain storm ideas for each of those 3 above. Once you've got 100 or so written down, go back and select the least worst ones to try.
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  • Profile picture of the author stealthtargeting
    I suggest you not to go for any fake Facebook fans. One real fan is better than 100 fake fans. Here are some steps those may help you to increase Facebook fans.
    Suggest or Invite your friends.
    Create a contest.
    Buy some real fans.
    Add the URL to your marketing materials
    Tag users in photos and videos
    Put a Facebook fan box on your website
    Create some nice and unique content.
    If you can follow those steps, I hope your will be able to increase the number of fans.
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  • Profile picture of the author DanaMears
    Originally Posted by shipwrecked View Post

    Hi,

    I'm trying to increase the number of Facebook fans of a site and I'm finding it quite difficult.

    I've used guest articles, which brought me a few and I only want to do it the free way.

    Any ideas?

    How could I increase the Facebook fans?

    Hi! You can join in communities on Google and try to get fans/followers there. Make sure your Facebook page is presentable and with informative and presentable timeline. You can also join in facebook groups that are related to your niche. There are also exchange likes which you can take advantage of, be sure to follow their guidelines. You can also target the followers of your competitor and send them private message inviting them to like your FB page.
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  • Profile picture of the author tudexo
    Originally Posted by shipwrecked View Post

    Hi,

    I'm trying to increase the number of Facebook fans of a site and I'm finding it quite difficult.

    I've used guest articles, which brought me a few and I only want to do it the free way.

    Any ideas?

    How could I increase the Facebook fans?
    There are scripts that unlock content after someone hits the like button. Try this. Use a script on your landing page that offers something truly valuable for free and then do a couple of press releases linking back to your site. People will come to your site looking for the content and would be presented with the FB content locker. Hope that helps.
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    • Profile picture of the author miklanderson2
      Originally Posted by tudexo View Post

      There are scripts that unlock content after someone hits the like button. Try this. Use a script on your landing page that offers something truly valuable for free and then do a couple of press releases linking back to your site. People will come to your site looking for the content and would be presented with the FB content locker. Hope that helps.
      Didn't Facebook ban like gating? I'm pretty sure locked content falls under the like gating ban.
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  • Profile picture of the author jamescanz
    Check out this thread, the method will really help you out:

    http://www.warriorforum.com/social-m...ding-dime.html
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    • Profile picture of the author EzraWinter
      Post easily shareable images that have a watermark with the name of your page.
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  • Profile picture of the author markeeter
    If you don't want to advertise maybe you can try to get people to share your post. It depends upon your niche. I doubt you can get far this way, but slowly likes will come if you do that.

    Another thing you can do it that you can include your Facebook page in your signature, and contribute real insights into Forums. If people think you know what you're doing. They may want to check out what you have to offer too.
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  • Profile picture of the author fakesoul
    The best way is to get more fans is by posting viral content. I had 30 fans on a cricket focused Facebook page. A friend of mine had this video of kid doing some great bowling tricks. I posted it online and asked a few social friends to share it. It got over 7000 shares in one month time. By the end of that month, I had 1700 fans on my page.

    Also, you need to keep up with your updates. Post different type of posts that do not deviate from the topic of your page. Try to be humorous. Publish video and text posts more frequently. This way, you page will get more chances of showing up on the newsfeed.

    If you have a website, use a Facebook pop-up plugin. You can also use fan-gate. It another good way to increase fans.

    I hope it helps.
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  • Profile picture of the author fakesoul
    Here is a blogpost about making engaging Facebook posts. 10 Awesome Tips to Write Engaging Facebook Posts [Infographic]
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  • Profile picture of the author AaronBurton
    Pay for them, create an ad and bid for fan page likes around your niche.
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  • Profile picture of the author alxtatik
    Originally Posted by shipwrecked View Post

    Hi,

    I'm trying to increase the number of Facebook fans of a site and I'm finding it quite difficult.

    I've used guest articles, which brought me a few and I only want to do it the free way.

    Any ideas?

    How could I increase the Facebook fans?
    Just focus on providing good quality posts that people will engage with instead of focusing on just getting likes.

    Reach out to others in your niche and get inspired from there posts and make a post of your own. Let those know about it so that they can spread the word.

    Share as much as you can through as many sites as you can.

    When you make that shift and you're consistent with how, when, and what you post then people begin to take notice and will eventually like your page.

    The best part about making great posts is that you never know when one will go viral. It's usually when you least expect it and even better is that when it does, it hits your page hard!
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