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Ways to grow FB pages for legit businesses?

Discussion in 'FaceBook' started by BlackxHat, Mar 31, 2014.

  1. BlackxHat

    BlackxHat Power Member

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    I havent really tried to grow a FB page for white or blackhat purposes

    Can you follow people that might have an interest in your page and then hope they will Like your page? I know this is something you can do on Twitter but doesnt FB have a policy where they can ban you page if you do this?

    Somebody aware me if this works or not....or some other ways that you can grow a FB page for legit websites (if it is it black hat method it has to have very minimal risk of getting a page banned).
     
  2. socialseos

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    You should consider running a giveaway, big brands do them all the time, contact me if you want more info as I have launched over 20 of these and they grow your fans and followers very quickly.
     
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  3. BlackxHat

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    What about Friend'ing/following people in hope that they might Like your page, does that work?
     
  4. Pete Thong

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    try to find pages or groups that are related to your business and participate in discussions with useful comments or add useful content to the pages/groups. make sure you post as your page and not as the page admin. this might be a little bit more work but you will get attention and likes/followers from highly targeted people that are interested in your business and that will also interact with your business page. tried it before and hired someone on elance to do that job, its definetly worth a try. you may see different results depending on your business - can you tell us what kind of business your page is about?
     
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  5. lord1027

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    Short answer, no. People on facebook tend to see likes as something very valuable, and unless you're already a big brand there's pretty much no way to grow a legit facebook page. I'd recommend giveaways too, make a contest and everybody has to like your page and share post to enter the contest to win the giveaway. Sometimes, this things can go pretty viral. Even boost post if needed.
     
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    Join groups with your personal page related to your niche and location.

    Build a business page.

    Set up Google alerts for your niche and locations so you will know about breaking news and trending events.

    As these happen, post them to your business page, then go into your personal page and share the posts with the gr0oups you are a member of. You will build a reputation for being among the first to pass along news, and people will rely on your for that, increasing your readership.

    Keep your focus on informing your followers and and toss in the marketing lightly.

    You posts on the business page can be on local news and sports events, the industry you are involved with and so on, but keep personal stuff on the personal page.

    Anytime you promote someone or a website on your business page, send them a link and tell them, they may link back to your site or your facebook page.

    Use coupons, giveaways, and whatever you can think of to engage your audience. Never underestimate top 10 lists.
     
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    For legit businesses I would discourage making the "share the post" as a contest/sweepstake rule. It is against FB ToS. And if you are going to boost it you'll have more chances they will notice it and it may harm your page.
     
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  8. BlackxHat

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    i like this idea but wouldnt other pages ban me for posting on their page since they might see me as a competitor? If facebook sees that wouldnt they probably ban my account also? I dont have a business yet this is just for future reference

    I like the idea about joining groups. but i can only do that with a personal page and not a business page?

    Really? FB is so strict
     
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  9. Techxan

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    You want to do this from your personal page. People are more likely to go to a post by someone they trust over a company they follow.
     
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    Brands don't follow, they get followed. But if you are just a network marketer that strategy should work.
     
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    This is very interesting.Lately it happens very often that I am creating FB pages for various type of customers (companies, brands, small sites, personal sites) and the most difficult part is to let the page start getting the first 20, 30, 50 fans (of course I mean without investing in FB ads).I would be very interested if you could elaborate more on this specifical matter.Thanks :)
     
  13. seekman

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    Unfortunately. In the page guidelines there is written: