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Facebook page tips

Discussion in 'FaceBook' started by keysikg, Jul 8, 2013.

  1. keysikg

    keysikg Regular Member

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    Hello BHW. I have decided to create this thread and write down few tips for fan pages. I hope that someone will find them useful.

    Some of you maybe know that I have started Facebook journey on BHW few days ago. I have started new page and I am getting 1000-2000 likes per day on completely new page. It is very,very active with mostly US fans.

    I want to give few advices to BHW members. This is discussion so feel free to post your opinion, you don't have to agree with me of course.


    1. Fake Facebook likes (bought/exchange sites)

    Big NO. They are useless. 100 real likes > 100.000 fake likes.

    You don't need them. That is like buying 10 teddy bears and saying "Look, I have 10 best friends". They are destroying your page. Post comment on other pages, ask for shares, join groups related to your niche, create facebook profile and add those who are interested in your niche/product, but DON'T BUY FAKE LIKES. I may be hated by those "Facebook experts" selling fake shit to others, but I don't care. Fake likes are "good" for creating fake visual reputation. Maybe for persons who never used Facebook, when I see 5 million fans and 5k talking about, guess what I do?


    2. Hiding your page from certain countries

    Well, this is theme for discussion... I have asked in one thread few days ago and few opinions were different than mine. I will explain mine now.

    Lets say that your page has 100.000 fans.

    60.000 USA - Great for monetizing
    25.000 India - 99% impossible to monetize and earn well
    11.000 UK - Great for monetizing
    4.000 Germany - Great for monetizing

    So, as you know, your posts reach around 15% of your fan base. So from those 100k fans, 15k fans will see it on homepage. So, you want to monetize your page with whatever method... 25% of those 15k fans are useless for you since they are from certain country.

    So why would we waste reach and have fake vision of how great page we have, when we can create big US/UK/Australia/Germany/France... community. They will get you money.

    Note: I don't have anything against India or any other country. My country is completely useless for monetizing as well.

    I have banned 4 countries on start of my Facebook journey, and now I enjoy getting high quality US fans.


    3. Be interactive.

    Why would you expect fans to be interactive if you are not? Like their comments, respond to their messages, respond to wall posts, comment your picture when they start commenting a lot. Show them that you are not like bot. Everyone can schedule posts for 30 days. Be different. When fan falls in love with your fan page he will like, comment, share and follow you for few months at least. Do you know how many of his friends will notice that?


    4. Don't monetize it like idiot

    I see that bunch of pages are only posting links to their websites at the moment. And they are getting like 10 likes on each link. For 30 days - 100 links, 1 image. And guess what? Image had 4000 likes, and links 10. If you have decided to monetize your page with your website, you should still give fans CONTENT. That is what they want. Post few pictures, few links. Interact with them, keep page alive. They won't open random spammy links. Would you?


    5. Enjoy in this and learn how powerful is this

    You have to enjoy managing page. I can't even imagine how painful it is to manage page every day without enjoying it. If you understand how powerful Facebook pages are, you will love it. Reach of your pages is over few millions. You know what that means? Millions of people see your images/websites whatever... That is AWESOME.

    6. Don't be afraid to try something new

    Let's say that your average amount of likes on pictures is 1000. And you are uploading a lot of them daily. So why wouldn't you try something new? Maybe "Like for A, Comment for B", or "If I get .... likes". Whatever. It is childish and boring to you, but when you get 10 times more interaction on these posts, you will understand that you should post things like this from time to time. Not being likewhore, but once in few days is fine. You want to GROW.

    7. Ask questions

    Text posts/images with questions are receiving at least 100% increase in comments. Comments>Likes. In my opinion. When users start interaction with each other, you can be pleased. When my friend comments on some photo, I always look what it is. And it is great recommendation. If he is commenting on funny page, I will definitely check it out. Ask simple questions like "Do you agree with this?" or whatever like that.


    8. Don't give up!

    I was reading on thread on BHW few days ago. It was Facebook journey. Guy was using almost same method as me, commenting on other pages. He was receiving around 200-300 likes per day and everyone said that it is impossible to get so much, bla bla bla. They started, failed and quit. But they didn't stop there. Then they came here and accused him that he is liar. I am getting around 1000-2000 likes per day on completely new page. IT IS POSSIBLE. Just because you couldn't do it at first it doesn't that it isn't possible. You have my journey thread, I am posting screenshots of insights so that may motivate you a bit.

    I can't get 1 million likes on post but that doesn't mean that it is impossible. I have seen a lot of people who managed to get their posts so viral.

    9. Focus on growing page, don't think only about money

    A lot of people start monetizing page when it has with few thousands fans. That is their choice, but I don't agree with that. I have heard someone who asked me "Why are you growing page if you haven't decided how will you monetize it?". There is huge number of ways to monetize page, specially funny pages. I am focused on growing my page, when I get to 100k likes I will have very powerful page and community, it won't be problem to make some website, youtube channel or whatever. Focus on GROWING. You can have idea in your head how will you earn from it, but for now, your goal is 100k likes or whatever amount you have in mind.


    10. NEVER stop posting on page

    There is huge number of fanpages with 100k-2 million fans that aren't posting for months. WTF? They are goldmines, but admins probably don't even care about earning.

    Schedule your posts if you are going somewhere. But don't allow that "talking about" drops. Keep your page active. That is very important. Renewing dead page is very big and complicated job.


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    11. Allow top comments for your posts.

    This is very important. Half of people who comment are commenting to get likes. They will die for top comment. They will post whatever just to get top comment. It is like competition for them. They think that their life is worth if they get top comment. Well, it is sad but true :D It is very good thing, so I see no reason why you shouldn't have it.


    If something else comes to my mind, I will edit it and add that tip as well. Feel free to post your opinion. You don't have to agree with me of course, but explain why you don't.


    I hope that I have helped someone. :)
     
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  2. tresm

    tresm Newbie

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    Awesome guide! Thanks, I've been thinking about making my own Facebook fanpage for a while now seeing as I used to have a popular one.

    Any tips on finding a niche/character/page title?
     
  3. Edit.Your.Soul

    Edit.Your.Soul Newbie

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    Thanks for this bro! Appreciated.
     
  4. keysikg

    keysikg Regular Member

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    When I decided to make fan page I knew that I don't have any starting audience or something like that, so I focused on thinking about which meme would attract people when they see comment from it on some picture on big pages. I was browsing meme center 3 days and I found ideal one. I can make great comments specific to meme, and I have bunch of content for page. I would suggest you to try something same, but remember, you will have to work hard!
     
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  5. Micoli

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    This might be a good advise for social media experts working with targets like US, UK and so on. But when it come to business pages in some smaller country, is is quite impossible to adopt such a strategy. I developed one of my own and it brings 2k page likes per week, but that's the most I can take of it.
     
  6. prlinkssale

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    awesome tips , it really helpful for FB users.... Thanks for sharing....
     
  7. N1KITA

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    Thank you so much. A question : How big are your fanpages?
     
  8. keysikg

    keysikg Regular Member

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    I had 200k page about girls but it got unpublished because of "nudity", hope that I will get it back. I have started new one with funny niche, growing very fast, you have journey thread on BHW.
     
  9. keysikg

    keysikg Regular Member

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    That is not completely true but it is true in some way. With few twists and original ideas it could be done :)
     
  10. sjay89

    sjay89 Registered Member

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    What are your thoughts on allowing people to tag a picture? Should it be restricted for admins only or everyone. Also when you ban a country, should it be done once your page is big or as soon as you start?
     
  11. keysikg

    keysikg Regular Member

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    Tagging won't hurt you, it will only help you. :)

    I have banned few countries on start. I think that it would be a bit stupid to ban certain country if you have 300k their fans. But if they are useless, maybe it would be worth it. However, I stopped with some countries in first few days and now growing great US likes mostly.
     
  12. sjay89

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    What if you look at it like this. Not banning the country at the start would help the page grow more wouldn't it? Say out of the 300k likes 50k were from other countries. Those 50k users would have US/UK friends as well so when they interact with your page, you're still getting more US/UK likes. Once the page is grown and you want to start monetization. Then ban out the other countries. Sure you're number of likes will drop but you would have ended up with more US/UK fans then if you were to ban them out at the start right? What are your thoughts on that?
     
  13. keysikg

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    Not so sure about that. I have never wanted to have fake illusion about my fan pages. If I have 10.000 likes, I know that they are all good and could be monetized. I don't want to have 3000 out of 10000 shitty likes. Banning certain countries when page grows big is a bit tricky and not very nice, many users love your page, they interact with others, they like and comment posts every day. You would see big drop in engagement probably, so I don't really know about that. But banning them on start, or before page gets very big is great idea IMO, and that is what I am doing.
     
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  14. sjay89

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    Thanks. Have enabled tagging of photos and will be looking to ban out some countries after some thought :)
     
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    seogootwit Registered Member

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    Good post. I would disagree about the statement that its hard to renew a page after you have stopped posting for a while. I had an 85k page that I didnt post to for months and started posting again and its growing nicely after just a couple of weeks. Up to almost 93k now.
     
  16. BackY

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    I know all the steps you wrote, and maybe more. But to be honest, you gave me an inspiration cause I was SUPER BUSSY to use them lately, and I forgot the value of my fans :)

    Thank you.
     
  17. keysikg

    keysikg Regular Member

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    No problem, glad if I helped even a little :)
     
  18. malon01

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    Awesome tips bro, thanks!
    But from your experience, how could you explain that pages with 100K-2 Millions fans don't see the number of fans dropping after months of inactivity?
     
  19. keysikg

    keysikg Regular Member

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    Well, if you are inactive nobody is going to type your page in search and unlike it. Nobody will think of it for months if it is inactive. If that is what you asked. :)
     
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  20. MadRebel

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    GREAT tutorial m8 and advice. You've made a simple so that even a n00b like myself can understand it. However, I would like you opinion on the following.

    I started a white label adult dating site. It's online at present but I'm not doing anything at present to monetize it. I'm still in a learning phase with that.

    In the meantime, I've created a FB page with the same name as my white label site. I haven't published it yet as I'm still adding content (pictures/articles/testimonials, etc,etc). When I am ready to publish it, what is the absolute best manner to get people to this FB page? I have a normal FB account just as 1/6th of the worlds population has with about 150 friends (only) but I don't really want to tell any of them about the adult dating page, or site for that matter, as practically all my friends are from my childhood days and are all fairly religious and I'm certain that once they found out that I was running an adult dating site and FB page they would unfriend me immediately which that is not what I want either since they're the only means I have of keeping touch back home. So, I really need some suggestions and guidance on this one if you got the time and patience to give me some pointers or point me in the right direction for more info on this.

    I also read where you had a FB page with girls but it was taken down by FB because of nudity. The pic's that I'm posting on my FB page contains beautiful women, scantily dressed in compromising poses. The pics reveal their breasts, but absolutely no nipple shot's. Some also show them in real skimpy thongs and strings, but none of them are revealing their sexual parts and some women are totally nude but not showing any nip's or sexual private parts. Do I risk FB taking that page down perhaps? Also, each pic is watermarked with the name of the adult dating site and in the desctiption of each pic is an active link to the adult dating site as well. Just for your info.

    I appreciate your taking the time to reply to this and also taking the time for all of us by posting such a great informative post here.

    Hope to hear soon from you on this.