The world is colonized by the social media. This media penetrated into nook and corner of not only the Internet world but also the real world. Even the businesses, buying trends are influenced by the social media. It has become more powerful than any other media. One such powerful social media is Facebook. For websites, traffic from social media sites especially, Facebook is valuable, as it let the websites get maximum exposure. This post will teach you how to increase the traffic to your site with Facebook.
Why Facebook is a better source of traffic?
#1 Be Visible
This is the first step. You have to be in Facebook in a position that others can identify you very well. A complete profile will let the visitors know about your whereabouts and what you do. Suppose if the visitor is searching for a blogger and if your profile tells you are a blogger of some blog, it will be easy to find people across borders. A complete profile will let you shine in your community of people.
#2 Find Friends and Make Friends
A Friend in need is a friend in deed
Facebook is all about making friends and Friends are essential part of the traffic. Whenever you need traffic your friends will come solving your needs in the form of traffic. Make friends of your niche as much as possible though you know them personally or not. They will help you for sure. Also be careful while making friends. Make sure you don’t befriend with fake people. Have a verification on whom you are befriending with. Check your friend list regularly and remove people if they are spamming.
#3 Facebook Fan Page
Having a Facebook page is a must for every blog. Facebook page will be a portal for you to interact with your website visitors. A fan page is an authority to tell how many people ‘Like’ your webpage or blog. We brought out more reasons about having a Facebook fan page in Why your blog should have Facebook fan page.
Do not restrict yourself with creating a fan page for your blog. Also, ‘Like’ and join facebook fan pages of other blogs and websites and make yourself active there.
In fact, this is where the traffic generation starts. A status to popularize content of webpage is not easy. People may get bored with your normal status messages and may not look into your upcoming status messages. Make your status message unique. Unlike Twitter, Facebook gives you the freedom of using words without limit and the use of URLs and Images. So make your status messages colorful.
#5 Link with other social networks
It may be a time consuming process, but once it is done, it will be fruitful. Link your facebook profile with other social networks like Twitter, Digg, Pinterest, RSS feeds etc. Doing this will help you cover all people from one social network.
#6 Use Social Plugins in your website
Facebook allows developers use social plugins in your website. Try to include Facebook Like/Recommend, Share button, Like Box, Recommendation box in sidebar and Facebook Comments below the post. This will help you get traffic through the viewers who use these plugins as the information will be posted on their Facebook.
#7 Acknowledge to comments
It is a good practice that every one of you must follow. Whenever a user reads your post and comments, Please acknowledge them and thank them immediately. It increases the activity through Facebook and many others can watch the post. In this way, you can bring in lot of visitors to the blog.
You can start a Facebook group for discussion and join people there. It will be a good interactive forum for the visitors. You can conduct polls, post questions and answer to queries. Now, Facebook allows file sharing through the groups. So you can share any file in the group.
#9 Use Facebook to interact with Visitors
Your own Facebook profile along with the Fan page and Groups will be the best discussion platform for the users. So let the users know about your blog/website through Facebook. It will be a beautiful place for your interaction with visitors.
Encourage users to connect with you through the social media and keep up the encouragement by acknowledging them and thanking them.
Readers, I hope these tips will help you and bring you a lot of traffic. Share your thoughts as comments!