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Three Creative Ways to Boost Response on Facebook

September 27, 2012  
As we mentioned last time, B2B marketers are becoming more socially adept. As a result, tips continue to emerge about what's working best to engage users at the major social sites.

John Jantsch at Duct Tape Marketing recently shared his insights about three tactics boosting response for him at Facebook.

Feeling creative? With your next post, you might want to:

Use an image for your update. Forget the blah, blah, blah. Upload a photo as your next status update! Then add a little descriptive copy and a link to your blog post (which can go into detail about your big announcement) in the "say something about the photo" box, Jantsch suggests. "I notice that when I do this I get … more views and more engagement," he says.

Use a tab for a call to action. The space to the right of the About box will display four images (tabs) of your current pages or apps. The good news is you can create your own images in those spaces! Why not include a call to action in one of them? For instance, "if you want to send someone to a page to grab a free eBook, you can use an image to create the call to action," he advises.


Schedule your posts. According to Jantsch, scheduling posts is no longer a professional no-no, and it might even get you more TLC at Facebook. He reports that his scheduled posts are getting seen by greater numbers. Why? Perhaps Facebook favors direct posts over those posted by third-party tools. "I know off hand that my direct content gets 30-50% more views then content from Buffer," he notes.

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  • by Kevin Walli Thu Sep 27, 2012 via web

    I liked the advice offered here, using an image as an update is encouraged. Here is some advice on setting up your FaceBook account:
    http://www.cross-check.com/blog/bid/120960/CrossCheck-s-Social-Media-Challenge-Account-Set-Up-Tutorial

  • by Nick Stamoulis Fri Sep 28, 2012 via web

    Sometimes you have to schedule posts because your peak social hours might not coincide with your actual office hours. You want your content going live when your Facebook fans are ready for it.

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