How to get Facebook post likes? l Alwaysviral

How to get Facebook post likes? l Alwaysviral
How to get Facebook post likes? l Alwaysviral

1. Post Pictures.

Most Facebook marketers know that posting photos will generate engagement from fans. We live in a visual world -- and with more Facebook users than ever using mobile devices to scan their news feeds, visual posts are more important than ever.

Why do people (and their eyeballs) gravitate toward visual content like pictures? Because pictures and graphics are often easier to consume -- and usually more fun to share.


2. Add a like box to your sidebar.

It’s becoming increasingly evident that in today’s internet age, sidebars tend to be entirely ignored by the average viewer. However, it has potential that shouldn’t be forgotten. Something as simple as this Easy Facebook Like Box can help you easily grab likes to your Facebook page.

Most of these Like Box plugins are simple enough to set up and easily integrate as a widget in your sidebar or footer. They tend to stand out as they look different from your average widget and a single click of the mouse makes it a done deal.

Plus, your blog readers may not even know that you have a page on Facebook, so having something there just makes it that much easier to get them to follow you.

But it’s important to note that these boxes can display the number of people who like your page. If that number is quite low, it may put them off from liking your page. Otherwise known as ‘negative social proof.’


3: Add social media icons to your emails

This is a super simple, but often missed, way to increase your Facebook Likes. And it takes no time to implement. How many email contacts do you have? Even small businesses have a few hundred, and that number is constantly increasing as you generate blog subscribers, merchants or business leads.

Start using an email template (like the one below) which includes social media icons. Or, better yet, add a footer to your emails which prompts your recipients to Like you on Facebook.


4. Find the post you want to embed.

You can find it by either (1) scrolling through your Timeline or (2) going to your page’s Insights. For this first example, I’ll use Insights.

Here’s what our Insights on the Post Planner fan page show me to be the best post types with the most engagement: For the image above I clicked “Engagement” then “Likes, Comments, and Shares” so the most popular post appears at the top. As you can see, this post got about 5.2 million Likes, comments & shares.


5. Question posts get 100% more comments.

If comments are the kind of interaction you’re after, questions might be the way to go. According to an infographic by Kissmetrics, they get 100% more comments than standard text-based posts. HubSpot shares a similar finding, although this data point out that question posts often get fewer likes and shares than other types of posts.

What I found really interesting about this stat is that HubSpot’s data also shows which question words attract more comments, with the most popular being ‘should,’ ‘would,’ ‘which,’ and ‘who.’ This makes me think that closed questions which have a very limited answer option are the highest attractors of comments. Open question words like ‘why’ and ‘how’ which make the user think more to articulate their answer sit at the bottom of this chart. 


6. Shorter posts get 23% more interaction.

Writing shorter posts isn’t just handy on Twitter. Keeping your posts below 250 characters can get you 60% more engagement than you might otherwise see. You can even get up to 66% more engagement if you cut it down to less than 80 characters.

Either way, the result seems to be that getting to the point quickly and concisely works best. Perhaps that’s why Facebook fans like photo posts so much?

Especially looking at the overall Social Media statistics for other social networks, it’s really interesting how this stacks up to other platforms.


7. Focus on WHEN You Post!

Time of Day is Important

I’m not a fan of saying there is a “magic” time of day to post to your page. It all depends on your audience and your testing. But, according to the research KISSmetrics has done, the peak activity on Facebook (comments and posts) occurs at 3 pm.

The Day of the Week is Important

In addition to knowing which time of day has the most activity on Facebook, you need to know what day of the week is most active. According to KISSmetrics, Wednesdays are the most active – as defined by the number of posts and comments published per day.


8. Create a Facebook Fan-Specific Coupon.

What's the value of Liking you on Facebook? What does someone get out of it. It can't just be your awesome Posts. There has to be something in it for them. That's where a Fan-Specific coupon comes in: something offered on your website (perhaps promoted with a popup or footer) which showcases the specific value of Liking you on Facebook.

here's an example of a Holiday-season coupon template which would incentivize someone Liking you on Facebook (and also give them a reason to buy from you around the Holidays). Creating something like this takes only a couple minutes with Wishpond:

 

 

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