4 Ways to Use Dark Facebook Posts for Business

social media how toDo you want to target a segment of your Facebook audience?

Have you considered dark Facebook posts?

Dark (unpublished) posts are a great way to tailor different messages to various audiences without posting multiple messages to your page timeline.

In this article you’ll discover four ways to use dark Facebook posts for your business.

Why Dark Posts

Before getting into how to use dark Facebook posts, it’s important to understand what dark posts really are, and just as importantly, what they are not.

Dark posts (also known as unpublished posts) are not the same thing as targeted posts, but they do have much in common. They both allow you to promote posts to specific fans of your page. However, there are two main differences.

use dark facebook posts for business

Discover how to use dark Facebook posts for business.



How to Grow Your Facebook Fans Without a Budget

social media how toWant to increase the size of your Facebook community?

Want to avoid costly Facebook ads?

When you develop relationships with others in your niche and experts, your Facebook page can easily grow without advertising.

In this article you’ll discover three ways to grow your Facebook fan base without ads.

grow facebook fans without budget

Discover how to grow your Facebook fans without a budget.



Top 9 Facebook Marketing Questions Answered

social media how toHave you got Facebook marketing questions?

Are you wondering what the most common Facebook marketing questions are?

Businesses with Facebook Pages often have the same questions.

In this article I’ll dive deeper into frequently asked questions for businesses on Facebook.

top nine facebook marketing questions

Find answers to the top nine Facebook marketing questions.



How to Remove Fake Facebook Fans

social media how toDo you want to get rid of fake Facebook fans on your page?

Do you need to know how to find and remove them?

You may have attracted fake Facebook fans without even realizing it, and those fans may be damaging your position in the news feed.

In this article I’ll show you how to sniff out those fake Facebook fans and ban them from your page.

Why Fake Facebook Fans Are a Big Deal

In April 2014 Facebook announced an update to their news feed algorithm that challenged Facebook page admins to improve their marketing efforts.

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Find out how you can remove fake Facebook fans from your Page.



5 Ways to Establish Your Voice on Facebook

social media how to Do you have a recognizable online tone?

Do you make the most of it in your Facebook updates?

A consistent tone makes fans feel comfortable so they’re more likely to interact with you.

In this article you’ll discover how to establish your voice and use it to get more engagement on Facebook.

Match Your Voice to Your Fans’ Expectations

Competition for attention is fierce on Facebook. If you want people to keep you top of mind, you have to give them increased value. That higher value gives fans a reason to come to your page and interact with your updates.

Ah, but how do you do that? To provide the right kind of value, you need to know why your audience is on Facebook in the first place. How do they use it? What do they look for? What do they interact with? What do they want?

Facebook users primarily seek out connectivity, community validation and media saturation/entertainment. Being marketed to isn’t high on their list (if it’s on their list at all).

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Pew Research found that most users don’t want to be marketed to.



7 Ways to Improve Your Social Media Engagement

social media how toIs your company’s social media as stale as last month’s bread?

Would you like to get more people-to-people interaction and begin a real conversation with your audience on social media?

No matter your company’s industry or size, you can encourage these deeper connections and improve your social media engagement.

Here are some tips to help you encourage people-to-people interaction, whether you are on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Foursquare or Instagram.

#1: Use Facebook to Highlight Employees and Reach Out to Fans

Your company is only as good as your hardworking employees—so don’t be afraid to highlight them.

SEOmoz uses Facebook photo albums to highlight their employees.

The SEOmoz Facebook Page does an excellent job of this. Two examples in particular really jump out.

The “Then and Now” photo album: Employees provided photos from their youth along with recent photos of themselves. This is a great way to show fans the human side of SEOmoz. Plus, the baby pictures are adorable.

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SEOmoz does a wonderful job of featuring employees, like in this “Then and Now” photo album.

The “What are Mozzers listening to?” photo album: All it took was snapping photos of employees with their headphones on and asking them what they were listening to. The result is an inside look at company culture.



3 Unconventional Ways to Boost Your Facebook Engagement

social media how toDo you want more Facebook fans without running contests or advertisements?

Are you interested in increasing the engagement on your Facebook Page?

If you’re looking for some creative ways to boost your brand’s profile on Facebook, here are three ways to do it that don’t involve giveaways or advertising.

#1: Crowdsource

Crowdsourcing is a term credited to Jeff Howe, who wrote about the phenomenon for Wired magazine back in 2006. He defined the concept as a “new pool of cheap labor: everyday people using their spare cycles to create content, solve problems, even do corporate R & D.”

In friendlier language, crowdsourcing is when you ask your community of users to offer their suggestions for how you might solve a problem or address an issue.

Crowdsourcing can be a great engagement tactic. Image source: iStockPhoto.

In the years since Howe’s story, crowdsourcing has been adopted by many multinational companies and organizations, such as the mining company Goldcorp and NASA. And with the growing popularity of social media, crowdsourcing has spread to Facebook, too.



3 Ways to Boost Interaction With Your Facebook Fans

social media how toAre you looking for fresh ideas to engage your Facebook fans?

Do you have a pretty nice fan base, but you’re struggling to come up with ideas to engage them on a daily basis?

One proven approach is to help your fans.

Here are 3 techniques used by some of the most successful Facebook pages. Try them on your page to see how your fans respond!

#1: Become a resource

Despite the level of connection you think you have with your fans on Facebook, many still express pleasant surprise when you respond to them personally on the social network.



Study Reveals Why Consumers Fan Facebook Pages

social media researchHave you ever wondered why people decide to become fans of Facebook pages?  Understanding the reasons people become fans can help your business or brand develop better strategies.

In this article, I take a look at two studies.

The first reveals why consumers fan businesses on Facebook. The second one examines how marketers are keeping up with the ever-changing world of social media.



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