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How DO you get people to follow your FaceBook Page?

Discussion in 'Networking' started by angela123, Jan 18, 2011.

  1. angela123

    angela123 Active Member

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    Hi
    I started a FB fanpage to try to network with more Wedding Industry businesses, but I have only got 14 followers so far. Kind of stuck.
    How do you get followers?

    Here is my page, feel free to "like" and I will like you back)
    My Facebook Fan Page

    I now also have a FB page for my Ragdoll Cats, link is in my sig :)
    Thanks to everyone who has 'liked' me :)

    cheers
    Angela
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    angela123 Active Member

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    Hey angela,

    My wife and I also liked your page.

    I found by doing FB ads I got a couple of new fans a month, depends on your budget.

    A good free tip is to suggest to friends, you can just pick and choose the friends you send and invite to.

    I have also done this for other FB pages, where we mutually suggest to our friends.

    Hope this help, if you want to like my page back it is http://facebook.com/sirmovealot and my wife is http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/pages/Online-Personal-Assistants/26745878659

    I also liked unicorn graphics

    Cheers
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    Hi everyone,

    I've liked you all, just because. I do know there should be better reasons, but that's all I feel like today. And that might answer your question, at least in part. People like pages because they see them and because there is something that calls them in.


    I see Bridal pages as interesting as unless that is your passion then you're only going to be interested for a finite time. If you can post regularly and make the information interesting then you'll get people in, then you just have to keep them there and keep them interested.

    BTW there's something wrong with the Home page. I think you might not have closed the html properly and that paragraph is showing up as links when they're not really.
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    liked you back :)
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    angela123 Active Member

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    I think that is the key, I will have to keep updating and posting interesting info to keep people engaged :)
    Once the flood cleanup is over, and I have more time, I will really roll with it,
    cheers
    Angela
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    Hi Angela. I LIKED your page. I personally like to get some tips about wedding.

    What I am doing to have more followers on fan page is that I regularly post on it with interesting status updates, links, photos and videos. Then I send a request on people that may be interested to get updates on my niche. I ask them to view my fan page. I also join relevant groups and fan pages and participate on the discussions to connect with other people.

    By the way, here's my Fan Page - http://www.facebook.com/pages/Premium-SEO-Solutions/155655884461196. Hope you Like it too.
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    Have 'liked' you back, cheers!
    Angela
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    Hi everyone it's a matter of spreading the information around. Every so often I go through and suggest business pages of new contacts to my friends list. Always put a personal message even if it's just to say "a friend has a new page please have a look". Remember when you've got 30 or more likers to claim your url.

    My business pages are
    http://www.facebook.com/ladybeetle.lbbs
    http://www.facebook.com/wireybeads

    I've already been thru this list to like everyone and will send you all out to my friends
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    Hi Belinda Jane

    If you want a unique URL for your Facebook Fan Page you need to have at least 25 Fans,
    After you achieve it - goto :
    http://www.facebook.com/username
    Then Set a username for your Pages.
    Once you have set this you cannot change it.

    I havent got to 25 likes yet so anyone willing to help me out it would be appreciated. As an aded benefit you will get lots of great information about building.

    My Fan Page - For Owner Builders:

    http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/For-Owner-Builders/122527887807008

    Thanks
    Nathan
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    Hi Nathan,

    Arrhhh thanks so much...already set up and added to my signature.

    Also liked your page, so you can get your count of 25.

    When l'm in the market to design my shopfront with a cool apartment upstairs, l'll know who to call.

    Thanks again for all your help, greatly apprecaited.


    Belinda
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    Great thread Angela!

    I'm going to " LIKE " everyone here to - I love FB, such a useful tool :)

    Here's mine http://www.facebook.com/bridaldiscountbook for anyone that's interested.

    Love to see you there and by all means send me a friends request - Always happy to chat.

    Cheers
    Jeanette
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    Thanks so much for that Nathan, I wondered how everyone else had a short link, and I didnt. Now that I have just over 50 followers (thanks, guys!) I will apply for mine :)

    cheers
    Angela
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    WOW I didn't know that... cheers for that.

    I also liked your page too Angela :)
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    wow .. great thread .. I could use some more "likes" as well .. I have gone to all on this thread and liked you .. and infact I did like you! LOL..

    Please "Like me" haha

    Coin Consulting Group
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    Hey ErpSpecialist,

    I tried to like you using the link in the body of your post and the link is broken.

    The link in your signature works fine so I used that.

    Nathan
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    Thanks Mate .. much appreciated .. We need to get to the magic # of 25 ..
  20. ladyvee

    ladyvee Guest

    Here are two GREAT Mari Smith article for everyone to read

    http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/21-creative-ways-to-increase-your-facebook-fanbase/

    http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/13-ways-to-move-your-facebook-fans-to-action/

    Once you get the "likes" it is another thing to have it visible and people to interact.

    Plus supposedly people can only "like" 500 pages maximum (according to Mari Smith) ??? Have no idea if it is true never really counted how many pages I've liked LOL !!!


    Here are a few of mine --

    www.facebook.com/gcpets
    www.facebook.com/goldcoastpets

    The following two require 25 fans first before they can get their own URL

    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Network-of-Professional-Pet-Carers-Gold-Coast/103988903011640

    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Arundel-Gold-Coast-Community/165870540125194

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