According to the latest stats, the number of monthly active users on Facebook has exceeded 1.94 billion. As you can see, marketing on Facebook can potentially do wonders for the promotion of your brand. It can play an effective role in increasing the brand awareness of your business for starters. Businesses have also found it a beneficial source of leads and sales. Therefore, the primary task after registering your business on Facebook is to increase the reach. Here’s how the best way to it in 2017.
Post Contents that Have Universal Appeal
If you want your post to be shown on Facebook for a long while, then you should concentrate more on posting content that has universal appeal. The Facebook algorithm determines the durability of a post based on its usefulness. Therefore, focus on creating contents that are beneficial to your targeted audience. Above all, engagement is key. The more people engage with you posts, the more they’ll stay visible.
Target Your Audience
Facebook lets you target your audience organically so that your posts reach more potential customers. You can choose your audience based on gender, age, language, relationship status, location and interests. You need to keep in mind that having 1000+ fans for your page doesn’t mean that a particular post is valuable to all of them. If you don’t select your target audience, your posts will sent to all your fans, resulting in a low engagement rate. Be wise and choose your potential customers before you begin making content.
Post When Fewer People Are Online
You might be thinking, “how can you reach the most number of people when the number of people viewing is few? The reasoning is that when there are fewer people on Facebook, there’ll be lower number of shares, increasing the chances of getting noticed as updates of people’s feeds will be less rapid. Check when your fans are online and test the performance of content by posting at different times.
Choose Right Type of Posts
Research shows that Facebook users love to see videos and images. Links also get shared several times on Facebook. But that doesn’t mean that you will also get engagement with these types of posts. Analyze what your potential customers like to get engaged with and then choose the type of post that best reflects your research.
Join Relevant Groups
Posting content on Facebook can’t be the end of your work. You have to market it properly to gain high engagement. Join relevant groups where content like your posts get liked and shared. You also need to check how frequent the members of the groups are and most importantly, what type of content gets the most number of shares and likes in those groups. Also, ensure that no more than 10 joining requests are sent in a day as Facebook flags it as a spam tactic
One of the best ways to market posts is to embed them on your website. It doesn’t mean that you are writing new content. You are just boosting the marketed content you already have to gain more views.
There you are, a few proven methods to increase your organic engagement on Facebook. Just follow the above-mentioned tips and witness the change.