Are you keeping up with the competition on Facebook?
Are you interested in knowing what is and isn’t working for your competitors?
All Facebook marketers are trying to see what content gets the best results.
In this article you’ll see how Facebook Insights’ ‘Pages to Watch’ can help you deliver content that engages your audience.
Why Is the ‘Pages to Watch’ Feature Important?
Facebook started rolling out Pages to Watch about a year ago, but the feature became a meaningful tool for tracking competitors with its second iteration–when it started appearing in page administrators’ Insights dashboards.
The first version only allowed you to see changes in competitors’ number of likes, which is hardly enough intel to sink one’s teeth into. There were other issues too.
Some marketers started receiving alerts from Facebook that a competing page had begun tracking their activity via the Pages to Watch module. That hardly helped build confidence in Facebook as a means of stealth monitoring.
Have you considered using Facebook groups to build your business?
Facebook groups offer a proven way to form lasting, productive connections that generate leads.
In this article you’ll discover how to create stronger relationships with customers by networking in Facebook groups.
#1: Join the Right Groups
With millions of active groups on Facebook, there truly is a group for every interest. If you’re looking for networking, you can track down groups within your industry to connect with your peers and prospective customers.
With so many groups to choose from, you’ll need to start with some research to find groups that fit your needs. Start by asking your colleagues and customers what groups they’re active in.
Facebook also offers a “suggested groups” feature that you can find on your top navigation bar when you view Groups from your profile.
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).
Are you getting the results you want?
The kinds of images and text you use in your Facebook ads impact your audience’s response.
In this article you’ll discover what makes people more likely to click on your Facebook sidebar ads.
Designing Click-Worthy Ads
Facebook sidebar ads are pretty small (at least for now). Each one allows for 90 characters in the headline and displays at 100 pixels wide x 72 pixels tall.
Do you know which elements make up a good Facebook page?
While there are an unlimited number of strategic factors that can contribute to the success of a Facebook page, many share common elements.
In this article you’ll discover the six elements of successful Facebook pages and how you can improve your Facebook page.
#1: Add a Clear Cover Photo
When Facebook users land on your page, you want them to figure out who you are and what you do in about 3 seconds. That’s why a good cover photo is important.
Here’s a good example from Coca-Cola.
Are you optimizing your blog posts for social shares?
Using your blog, Pinterest and Facebook together can amplify your social media signal tenfold.
In this article I’ll show you how pin-worthy images and an enhanced Facebook update can increase your repins and blog traffic.
Getting the Formula Right
If you want to bump up your shares and repins, you need four things: useful content; a headline that grabs people’s attention; an attractive, pinnable image; and a cross-posting plan.
In the Facebook update below, Peg Fitzpatrick uses this formula. She wrote an enhanced Facebook update that included an excerpt of her blog post, a pinnable image (including her headline) and links to both the post and the pin.
Are you confused by Facebook’s advertising options?
Do you know when you should use boost posts vs. promoted posts?
Understanding the similarities and differences between boost and promoted posts helps you make better budget decisions.
In this article you’ll discover the differences between the boost post and promoted post options, and how to choose which is right for your marketing efforts.
Why Pay to Have People See Your Posts?
You’ve probably heard the news that Facebook has decreased the organic reach for pages. That means that to be seen in your community’s news feed, you need to spend some money on Facebook ads.
But should you boost or promote your posts? I say it depends. Base your decision on which posts are helpful to your audience and further your goals on Facebook.
You don’t need to pay for every post—just choose the best ones. Use the tips below to help you decide which posts will help you the most.
Are you looking for a resource to guide your Facebook marketing efforts?
Whether you’re marketing on Facebook as an individual or as a brand, these expert articles will help you design your presence, create contests, execute ad campaigns and measure your results.
Each of these articles will help you understand and master a specific part of marketing on the Facebook platform.
Get Buy-In to Market on Facebook
How to Convince Your Skeptical Boss That Facebook Marketing Works: Here’s how you can show the value of Facebook to your client or boss, and how they can get the most out of it.
Facebook marketing can work well for B2B companies, but you may have to rethink how you use your Facebook page.
In this article you’ll discover four tips that can help you make Facebook work for your B2B company or client.
#1: Understand Your Audience
It’s important to recognize that your audience on Facebook may not be the same as your audience on LinkedIn.
Knowing your audience—what resonates with them and what their expectations are—is always your first step to success. When you know what your audience wants, you can give it to them (without guessing).
So how do you find out who your Facebook audience is? Use the tools available to you and look at the data. Check Facebook Insights, Google Analytics and even your own database to get a clear picture of your audience.
Facebook Insights tracks how your audience engages with your page. You can trace their preferences, see how your audience demographic compares to Facebook as a whole or track which user segments you’re reaching and engaging with most often.