Are you frustrated that only a small fraction of your Facebook audience is seeing your posts? How can you improve your organic Facebook reach? What exactly is organic traffic? It’s the people who are seeing your posts without you paying a penny for it.
Worldwide, there are over 2.38 billion monthly active users on Facebook. 1.56 billion of them are spending time every day on Facebook. Let’s look at some ways that you can get your posts in front of more people without paying anything.
Change Your Goal
If you are still using Facebook to promote your website or blog, it’s time to change that. People are logging on for entertainment, information and to interact with other people. They do not want to click away from their timeline to go to your website. Change your goal to building a community of engaged followers. Those followers will come to you when they need what you offer.
Mix It Up
If your posts all look the same, you are going to struggle to get traffic. People desire entertainment. Mix in some funny photos. Create a poll. Record a live video. Spend time learning how to make great Facebook videos. Reduce the stress by planning this out on a calendar. Watch the Insights and tweak as needed.
Jump Into Your Insights
Facebook gives you an amazing tool on its Insights tab. Dive in and learn how to understand and use that data. Study the graphs and learn what they mean. Scroll down more, and you can see detailed info on each post. How did each one do? What time of day seems to get the most traffic? Watch for patterns. Scroll a little further down for a great resource. Facebook is giving you permission to spy on other pages. Choose five pages that are a little like yours and see what works and what doesn’t work for them.
Respond to Your Followers
Your audience wants to make personal connections. When someone posts a comment, reply as quickly as possible. Respond to both positive and negative comments. Think of this as a customer service platform where you can show everyone how great your service is.
There is no shame in not having the time or desire to handle your social media presence yourself. But the available reach you could have is too big to ignore this platform. Entrepreneurs have a lot of hats to wear. You could let the experts manage your social media. Investing in this will more than pay for itself. You will get a wider audience, more paying customers and more time for yourself.
Don’t wait any longer. Tackle your social media presence head-on. Spend just 15 minutes each day following these tips and you will see your business page take off. And your business with it.