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So you’ve got a Facebook “Like”! Now what?

It’s seems like everyone is obsessed with how to get “Likes” for their Facebook Page these days.

Yes, “Likes” are important because when people “Like” your Page, they’re giving you a powerful form of permission. They’re saying that they are interested in you and want to hear from you on Facebook.

This keeps your business or organisation top of mind, but “Likes” are only one piece of the puzzle.

What happens after the “Like?”

The truth is, what you do with those Facebook fans AFTER they “Like” your page is what really matters. The more engaged your audience is, the more success you’ll get, the more comments, more people sharing your content, and fans spreading the word about who you are and what you stand for.

These things help increase the awareness of your business or organisation, and ultimately, result in more customers, clients, donors, members, and supporters.

So after people “Like” your Page, you need to engage them and drive them to take action. Of course, it’s easy to say “be engaging”, but how do you actually do that?

Here’s a list of 10 things that will help:

1. Feature an exclusive offer. In a study of consumer behavior on Facebook you can find the top five reasons people “Like” a Page. Two of those reasons were: To receive discounts and promotions and to gain access to exclusive content. One of the best ways to see results from your Page is to frequently run special offers specifically for your Facebook fans.

2. Ask questions. One of the best ways to engage your Facebook fans is to ask them simple, open-ended questions that allow them to share their views. And have some fun with a fill in the blank, a do you agree/disagree, or a simple yes or no question. Be sure to add a strong call to action that tells them to comment.

3. Use Facebook’s Questions feature to poll your fans. This is an easy way for people to see how their answers or votes stack up with others.

4. Share other people’s content. While it’s great to post your own content, it’s perfectly acceptable to post links to articles, photos, or videos you find interesting or informative — just make sure to give credit to the author!

5. What’s new? Is there something exciting happening at your business or organisation? Maybe it’s a new product or service, a new partnership, or a new employee. If you’re excited, there is a good chance your fans will be excited too. Even better, share the news in a quick video that will more visibly demonstrate your enthusiasm.

6. Respond to comments. If you’re creating great customer experiences and/or posting great content there is a good chance people will respond. Make sure you thank them for their messages — even if they are negative — and answer any questions they may have.

7. Share motivational/ inspirational quotes or statements. These are always good for a “Like” or a share. They’re also a good way to see what beliefs you share with your fans.

8. Share photos and videos The most shared (i.e. viral) content on Facebook comes in the form of photos and videos. Be sure to add those to your content mix.

9. Run a “Fan of the Week” feature. This is a great way to say ‘thanks’ by putting the spotlight on your fans.

10. Just say thanks every now and then. Simple, yet powerful. Show your fans that you appreciate their attention.

Now you know exactly what to do

Just put these tips into practice and you’ll find yourself with a highly engaged group of fans. Then you’ll really find out what happens after someone “Likes” your Page.

Do you have any more tips to add to the list? Share them in the comments below.

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About Tamsin Fox-Davies

Want some more help on marketing during the Christmas period? Register for our advanced social media webinar From just using Social Media to Getting Real Results. It’s taking place on 3rd December as the first part of our expert education series. I look forward to seeing you there! Tamsin Fox-Davies works for Constant Contact UK, where her role is to spread the small business marketing love and share best practices. You can run a nifty little Facebook marketing campaign with a month’s free Social Campaigns account when you sign up at: www.constantcontact.co.uk. Constant Contact are the Key Sponsor for the Women Unlimited THRIVE conference. You can connect with Tamsin by clicking on the icons below.

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5 comments

  1. I have recently started my own page in Facebook and your information is of great importance for me! Thanks for the tips!

  2. Haha, I like the title of this article..i love it…i say the same to my sister, You got a like for your pics 😀 …I haven’t thought about going further into it though…thanks for highlighting the options

  3. Thanks I am working out whether to invest time in a Facebook page. Thanks to your article I might just do that. Cheers

  4. the more likes you get the more big headed you tend to become. When that happens, you’ll tend to take your likes and comments for granted and stop responding. It’s vital to create good customer experiences.

    Great Post! 🙂

  5. Thanks for the comments. I’m really glad this article was useful for you.

    It’s so easy to look at Facebook as a numbers game, but it’s really about creating relationships and conversation.

    Good luck with your Pages!

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