Do You Get Any Traffic from Facebook? This is Why You Aren't
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Do You Get Any Traffic from Facebook? This is Why You Aren’t Getting Much from Facebook


Facebook is the largest social network in the world, so almost any internet marketing strategy should incorporate it in some way. But you can’t necessarily accomplish this just by attaching a “like” button to your website and calling it good. Here’s how to build a following on Facebook and launch your popularity through the roof.Facebook definitive guide on how to use facebook to get good results

Facebook Definitive Guide to Traffic Generation


 

Set Up a Facebook Fan Page

If you didn’t know, you shouldn’t be doing business on a standard Facebook account. Instead, you need to set up a fan page. Most of the activity that takes place on Facebook is between friends who know each other. It is only on fan pages that people have topically oriented conversations with people other than their immediate social circle.

Unless you are an anomaly on the web, your blog’s audience consists of a wide variety of people from many different places. They are only all in the same place because they share a common interest. A fan page is where you build this kind of community, so set one up before you do anything else.

Give People a Reason to Come Back to your Facebook page

Your fan page should offer something of value that keeps people interested. Before you even start reaching out, make sure that something of value is there. Why would anybody become a fan of something that offers nothing? It’s also important to realize that your fan page is not a place to advertise or sell anything. It exists to get people excited about you and your blog.

Post links to videos, forum posts, blog posts, and interesting content on the web other than your own.

  • Start discussions.
  • Ask questions.
  • Run polls.
  • Include useful apps.

Your primary goal with each update should be to get people talking. This is true even if you are putting content up on a fan page that doesn’t have any followers yet. Starting a conversation is what it’s all about. The more people talk about you page, the more visible it will become to your facebook followers and their friends. It’s a good idea to ask a question every time you post something.

Spend Half Your Time Elsewhere

You should spend about half of your time on your own fan page, and half of your time on other fan pages.

Don’t leave comments just asking people to visit your fan page. That’s spam, and people hate it. Just become a part of the community, share interesting facts, join the discussions, and become an important part of the conversation. Eventually people will start to recognize you and will want to find out more about you. This will bring them to your fan page.

That said, remember to be logged in as your fan page, not as yourself, while you are doing this. You aren’t trying to make personal friends; you’re trying to create an audience. While it’s true that the lines between these two things are blurring, it’s still an important distinction. When you post comments as your fan page, people can click on your name and it will take them to your page, not your profile.

Understand Facebook Edge Rank

Facebook Edge rank is the algorithm that is used to determine what shows up in a user’s stream when they visit Facebook. A high edge rank means that your latest posts show up closer to the top of their stream, and they’re more likely to see you.

The gist of the algorithm is that recent information, information from people you have interacted with the most, and information that has been liked and shared often is most likely to show up at the top of the stream. This is why it’s so important to provide content that people want to share, want to talk about, and want to talk about often.

If you can master these three skills, you will always be on the front of your audience’s pages, where they will be reminded of what you have to offer.

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25 comments
  1. white hat seo techniquies

    January 17, 2012 at 12:55 pm

    very nice blog .And thanx for posting for us.

    Reply
    • Olawale Daniel

      January 21, 2012 at 11:59 am

      You are welcome friend 🙂

      Reply
  2. karan

    January 17, 2012 at 1:42 pm

    I get 0 traffic from facebook:D Its because I don’t promote my posts on facebook yet. Waiting for the right time to start this. Will remember your tips then.

    Reply
    • Olawale Daniel

      January 21, 2012 at 11:55 am

      You sure will 🙂

      Reply
  3. Amit Shaw

    January 17, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    Most of Traffic am getting from Facebook. Wow Edge Rank is the new For me and thanks Olawale for sharing this article with us. Thanks.

    Reply
    • Olawale Daniel

      January 21, 2012 at 11:54 am

      Good you have good testimony

      Reply
  4. Amit Shaw

    January 17, 2012 at 2:01 pm

    Awesome really facebook is one of most factor to get traffic for our site. Thanks Olawale for sharing with us.

    Reply
  5. Cathrine

    January 19, 2012 at 7:40 am

    Yes true. Increasing traffic is not an easy one. We have to participate in the discussions and have to be an important part of it.Highlighted answers in the discussions will focus more.Also the activities should be regular.

    Reply
  6. IT Rush

    January 19, 2012 at 1:30 pm

    Starting a conversation to a newly created fb fan page really is difficult but when you start to get the ball rolling then you’ll be fine.. Thanks for this guide.

    Reply
  7. Rosel

    January 20, 2012 at 12:40 am

    Im not sure facebook drove traffic, does it?

    Reply
    • Olawale Daniel

      January 21, 2012 at 11:42 am

      It really does for smart people.

      Reply
  8. Rose

    January 20, 2012 at 6:21 am

    A Facebook Fan Page is one of the most effective ways to market your business on Facebook. One of the biggest advantages of creating a Facebook Fan Page is that the number of fans is unlimited.

    Reply
    • Olawale Daniel

      January 21, 2012 at 11:38 am

      🙂 Great point

      Reply
  9. Nishadha

    January 25, 2012 at 2:45 pm

    I think understanding edge rank is very important in Facebook marketing, that is why sometimes you need to post slightly off topic content that has more engaging ability.

    Reply
    • Olawale Daniel

      February 22, 2012 at 8:38 pm

      Yes, edge rank knowledge will help you target the right place and get result

      Reply
  10. Nadia

    February 7, 2012 at 3:54 am

    Really good idea,thanks for sharing.

    Reply
  11. Ella

    February 7, 2012 at 8:16 pm

    Like Twitter, Facebook is just one of the many ways to get some traffic to your site.

    Reply
    • Olawale Daniel

      February 9, 2012 at 4:59 am

      Thanks for comment here man

      Reply
  12. facebook fan page

    February 27, 2012 at 2:18 am

    Do you have any video of that? I’d like to find out some additional information.

    Reply
    • Olawale Daniel

      March 30, 2012 at 7:48 pm

      Maybe we shall add one soon or if you come up with one that is okay, let me know

      Reply
  13. Villa

    March 7, 2012 at 8:57 pm

    Nice writing bro, very informative and useful. Thanks

    Reply
  14. Edward

    March 12, 2012 at 9:07 pm

    Great guide very useful, facebook really has an important role in marketing our business.

    Reply
  15. Edward

    March 17, 2012 at 10:06 pm

    Good post, thanks for providing that great guide to generate traffic. Facebook is an amazing social network site.

    Reply
    • Olawale Daniel

      March 17, 2012 at 10:23 pm

      You are welcome Edward

      Reply
  16. Allan

    December 17, 2014 at 7:26 am

    OMG Daniel..!! Awesome info. You have helped me a lot throught this post. Now i understand where i lack. Will start following your guidance from now. Thanks u very much.

    Reply

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