There are many bloggers and social media “masters” out there that will try to tell you secrets of becoming a Facebook guru. They will claim to know how to get followers quick and thus more traffic and money to your blog. They have half of that correct, more followers can equal better business for your blog. But getting Facebook followers fast does not necessarily mean quality for your blog.

You want good quality followers. You want followers who are have the same common interest as you. You want followers who will be engaged not only on your Facebook page but on your blog as well. Gaining followers fast and easily cannot guarantee this. But gaining followers with my tactic below can help.

The only way you can guarantee you have quality followers is to go out and get them.

Yep, you guessed it.

The secret many don’t tell you is that to be a Facebook Guru you need to be active on Facebook.

Before Becoming Active

Be sure your page is in order. Have your blog linked in the info section along with its description and an email you can be reached at. Get some updates up and share some links from your blog and others. Be active on your page first and foremost.

Tip: Don’t follow pages with your personal Facebook profile, like them with your blog’s Facebook page. For instance, I have a profile for me, AllieRambles. I also have a page listed under that as Ramblings of a WAHM w/ Allie. This way when you comment your blog and your name show up.

Ready to Be Active on Facebook?

I have come up with 4 simple steps to more Facebook followers:

1. Find and follow pages that are in your niche.

Go out and look for blogs that are in your niche, and then follow them. You can also look at what your friends are following on their Facebook pages. And don’t forget to see who your followers are following AND do they have Facebook Pages you can follow also?

2. Start being active.

The key to finding good quality followers is to become a quality follower yourself.

Like and share every day. It only takes 20-30 minutes out of your time to login, see what is on your timeline and simply like and share for the pages you found.

But don’t just stop there.

~ Contribute comments.

~ Answer polls.

~ Ask questions of the page owner or his/her followers.

Be sure to always keep the information on topic; do not change the subject being discussed. Remember you are here to gain followers. You need to become a source of information for people. They will come to your Facebook to find more of what you have to offer.

3. Watch for notifications.

Facebook allows you to get notified via email, use this. Then follow up with more conversation and likes to other comments. And always follow up with the owner of the page conversation when directed to you.

4. Mention pages when you link/ share their post.

When you share a post on Facebook you can put an “@” sign in front of the page’s name. Various names will automatically pop up. When you click that name it will be included in your message thus notifying the party of your mention of them. This gets the other person’s attention and hopefully they will remember you.

Facebook Mention

With Engagement comes Interested Followers

It does take some work to find great followers but when all your efforts pay off and you have an engaged community on Facebook you will be happy you took the time to build it and become the Facebook Guru you always dreamed of being.

Guest Article by Allie of Ramblings of a WAHM

17 Comments

  1. February 19, 2012 at 7:17 am

    Great article Allie, I try to be active on facebook, but I am not sure how many comments I get from them.

    • February 20, 2012 at 10:42 pm

      Michael,

      I have learned through Facebook you need to make connections, even small ones. Comments and shares get you and your blog noticed. What you are trying to do is get people to visit your blog and then stay there. They get to know you on FB so they will want to visit your blog.

      ~Allie

  2. February 19, 2012 at 8:32 am

    Hello, dude! I wish I have the luxury of time to be much active on Social Networking sites like Facebook to promote my blogs… Thanks for the tips! =)

    • February 20, 2012 at 10:44 pm

      JoMi,

      I am in the same situation. You should make time, even 10 minutes. Don’t worry it will get fun and you will start to come back to get to know people.

      ~Allie

  3. February 19, 2012 at 7:52 pm

    Hey Allie!

    You did a guest post! Yayyy for you! :)

    Facebook is tough to manage but given the tagging thing a lot of things are made easier. Also, with the likes and the shares; it gets easier to pass message around. But yes, Facebook messes up with setting sometimes and now though it is more sorted out; I think it is always better to keep a check on that!

    But yes, being active is important; you need to be present to comment, do the like thing or have opinions; otherwise you just being another one of the friend list.

    • February 20, 2012 at 10:52 pm

      Hajra,

      What do you mean by messes up on the setting?

      I always forget about the tagging of people or blogs. It is a great way to let the person know you are talking about them so they too can join in the conversation. I actually remember to do that more in Google+ than FB. I guess after years on FB you get conditioned to do it a certain way and forget newer features.

      ~Allie

  4. February 19, 2012 at 8:05 pm

    Hi Allie and Herbert, these are some awesome strategies for Facebook engagement. You should also be sure to have your Facebook follow icon or widget displayed prominently on your blog or website. Thanks for the post Allie.

    • February 20, 2012 at 10:58 pm

      Hey Illeane,

      Thanks. I actually just learned all this recently. Of course, I read a lot of posts about Facebook and best strategies and such but never listened until I really started to just let loose to share and comment. Sure glad I did.

      Thanks, yes, don’t forget that widget. Glad you mentioned that.

      ~Allie

  5. February 20, 2012 at 4:21 am

    great advice I try also to be active on my Facebook pages but my fault was following other pages with my personal FB account now my wall was flooded by those pages that I follow

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