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Offline xobrandinicole

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Facebook Page for your Blog?
« on: Jul 12, 2015 @ 08:57 AM »
I was wondering how many bloggers have a Facebook page that people can follow specifically in correlation with your blog?  I don't want to overload my personal facebook page with all of my blog posts updates and everything, but I'm wondering how hard it will be to create a good following on a Facebook page that's for my blog. Any ideas/suggestions/feedback?

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Re: Facebook Page for your Blog?
« Reply #1 on: Jul 13, 2015 @ 08:06 AM »
I have a specific facebook page for my blog, and it has taken me no time at all to reach almost 200 likes. There are a few tricks to this though.
#1. Participate in facebook page hops if you can find any. Mom Bloggers Club has them pretty frequently. You post your link and link other pages, they like yours.
#2. Make sure to like pages with your personal account and leave a post saying "new personal like from (tag your page)". Usually you can get another like this way.
#3. Make sure you post a link to your facebook page on your blog so your readers can find you.

I honestly have better luck with twitter because facebook has changed the way they display posts.

Just something to think about though, if your blog takes off do you want people to follow your personal page? There are still people who don't have a twitter or other social media sites, but they have facebook so you could be missing out on more readers, but I personally didn't want a bunch of people I don't know following my personal page because I post a lot about my daughter. You can always ask your fb friends to like your page if they want to see your blog posts.

Just some food for thought, hope it helps.

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Re: Facebook Page for your Blog?
« Reply #2 on: Jul 16, 2015 @ 06:58 PM »
I also have a facebook page for my blog.  I set it up so all of my facebook posts also connect to my twitter account.  So far, only a few of my facebook followers are not already my friends on my regular page.  I think this is primarily because Facebook wants you to pay to "boost" your post, and therefore it doesn't show up as easily as on Twitter.  All of my twitter followers are people whom I've never met so I'm assuming that Twitter does a better job exposing my page than Facebook.  Nevertheless, I don't think that it hurts to have as many  several media outlets.

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Re: Facebook Page for your Blog?
« Reply #3 on: Jul 17, 2015 @ 05:02 AM »
I agree with Christina that Twitter does a better job exposing your blog.
Here's a few things to think about:

Facebook has an algorithm that determines if your posts show up on a news feed (unless the person changes their news feed to most recent). It is based upon the interaction with your posts, so the more likes and comments on a post, the more people will see your post. Does that make sense?

With Twitter it is all in "real time" so the issue with Twitter is, if someone is following, say 2,000 people, your post is only on their news feed for a short time. If they are not on when you post, you may not reach them.

There are a couple of tricks to this,

#1. When posting on Facebook, aim for quality posts that will attract readers and encourage them to like and comment on your post. A good way to do this is to post a question, or post something from other sites that are popular as well. The interactions on you other posts can slightly boost posts that are not getting much interaction.

#2. When posting on Twitter, still aim for quality, but you want to aim for quantity too. Post several times throughout the day, not 15 posts in 1 hour, but 10-15 posts throughout the day. You also want to post during the times that you get the most response.

I hope this helps!

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Re: Facebook Page for your Blog?
« Reply #4 on: Jan 22, 2016 @ 05:07 PM »
Hi xobrandinicole,

I would highly recommend keeping your personal Facebook page separate from your blog's Facebook page. Growing a separate Facebook page will be at times a slow and frustrating process. As others have mentioned, Facebook has changed the way and frequency of which posts are delivered to a user's feed.

It's always helpful in growing a new page by starting off with your friends and family and asking them to like it. Once you start to grow your website traffic and display the widget on your pages you'll be able to pick up more likes as time goes on (again it can be a slow and frustrating process but takes time and patience).

There are many ways to speed up this process:
- Using different channels (if you have the following) to corss promote your new page.
- Boosting your Page's posts and being very granular in your targeting and demographics so you don't waste money.
- When posting to Facebook make sure to use catchy titles or images with call to actions (if you're hoping to drive the reader/user towardsa a particular action). The action may simply be signing up for your newsletter or clicking the link or images to read the post on your site.

Hope this helps! I see this was posted about 7 months back so I'm assuming you've been on your way and hopefully have learned a few tricks of the trade.

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Re: Facebook Page for your Blog?
« Reply #5 on: Apr 05, 2016 @ 11:16 AM »
I have a facebook page for my blog. I link it to twitter so that my tweets post to facebook too.

 


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