So you want to know How to Share Posts From Your Facebook Fan Page and Gain Over a Thousand Views, Even if Your Page Has Few Likes? You’re in the right place.
Some of you already know this trick. But you might not know how important it is to traffic. So I’m going to keep this article as short as possible, and still make it worth your time.
Facebook is one of the biggest social media platforms on the internet today. And so far so good, it is hella effective in promoting social activities and helping businesses grow.
The best way to have a wider reach and be thoroughly business like, is to get a Facebook fan page. A Facebook fan page is now equal to a mini blog, and even a mini e-commerce store. Depending on what you want.
Just like your personal Facebook posts, each post you make on your fan page has a share button. The share buttons have options. You can share directly to your personal wall, you can share to a page and you can share to groups you belong in, especially if they allow your kind of content.
All three share options are good. But which is more effective?
1. Share to personal wall
2. Share to page
3. Share to group.
Sharing posts from your page to your wall means your friends will see your posts. The highest number of Facebook friends you can have, is about 5000. But if you’re popular enough, you can have anywhere from 5000 to 20,000 followers and above.
But wait. You’re not popular. You only have around 500 to 1000 Facebook friends. Or less.
What about sharing to pages? The thing here is, if you are not an admin of the page you’re sharing to, your posts will go to ‘visitor’s post’ on the page you shared to. Only very few people see it. So your post is as good as hidden.
So how do you start to build traffic to your page, and eventually to your blog?
The answer is Facebook groups. Not just any group, but groups where your target audience are. If your posts are approved in the groups you share to, a large number of members will see them and interested parties will click-through to your page
So should you just wake up and join groups so you can start sharing your posts there? No. Before joining groups, lookout for the following:
1. The admins allow members post on the group.
2. Your posts meet the type of content they allow.
3. The number of group members is reasonable enough.
Now after joining groups that allows members post your kind of content, start to share posts. In some cases, make positive contributions to other people’s posts, with your fan page link.
How do You Post?
Sharing your posts is one thing. The type of content you share, is another.
Among the three main multimedia contents, writing, video, pictures, audio, data gotten from various surveys show that people respond faster and better to pictures.
However, what happens if you need to add some written content to your post? I notice a lot of people posting pictures, write ups or both, on several groups. Some share their articles with blog links.
A link alone is not sufficient, except the link has a very bold image in the post it is directs to. This way, the image will still display well.
See this example from my page.
Also see this one, an image
So depending on your content type, You should always use pictures, along with written words and links (if you have a blog). This is the type of post you should make on your page. From your page, share posts via the share button, to groups you belong to.
In doing so, interested persons who see your link will follow it to your page. And if they like you enough, they like your page.
You not only gain views, you gain page likes and engagement too.
See this picture case study, with Liam’s Property.
Initially, he was without an online presence. Knowing the power of Facebook, I asked him to get a page. I mean, seriously, if you’re not ready to have a blog, then at least, get a fan page.
Thanks to Mark Zuck and his team, a Facebook page is as good as a mini blog and it has a lot of features: You can pull in subscribers, do a video shoot, post photos, build a shop, etc. But of course, you must keep to their terms or get blocked.
So, Liam’s property, at the early stage, was getting 10 to 40+ views per posts.
See screen shots.
He called me and complained about low traffic and zero engagement.
I asked if he shares his posts on groups. He said yes, and directed me to one of such posts.
No, no, no! Wrong.
You shouldn’t post directly, with your personal Facebook profile, to groups. You should instead, share as a page. Your page.
It gets people curious enough to visit your page.
It is effective in pulling in engagement and earnings.
After looking at what Liam had done, I advised him to change his sharing style. He did. See the result below. His posts now gains between 1k to 5k views and above, per post. And he is starting to get engaged too.
How to Share Posts From Your Facebook Fan Page and Gain Over a Thousand Views, Even if Your Page Has Few Likes?
1. Go to your page
2. Click share and choose, write post. If there are other pages where you act as admin and have rights to share to, you can click on share to page.
3. Click on the top left where you have ‘share to Facebook’.
4. Click on, ‘in a group’. If you have a fan page to share on too. Then you can pick, ‘on your page’, after you’re done sharing on groups.
5. Pick a group. For the purpose of this post, I choose Ladies in Business on point.
6. You can see the group name now appears where ‘share to Facebook’ once occupied.
7. Hit post, to publish.
Congrats! You’ve made your first quality share. Now, repeat the process to several groups.
How many groups should you share to? Not less than 5.
Should you do that for every post? Yes. Until you’ve pulled in enough page likes, blog traffic and subscribers.
How long will the process last? It will last for as long as you need it to.
Will I automatically get over a 100 likes in a week? I can’t say. It totally depends on what you’re putting out there, as well as consistency.
So are there other ways you share posts on facebook and get good views? Please share them with us in the comment section.