Recently I was able to nearly quadruple the number of my Facebook Page Likes (fans)!
I was of course very excited about this and even better it brings the number of my Facebook fans much closer to the number of my Twitter fans. I started my Facebook page much later than my Twitter account.
Before I share how I did this I want to show you the proof from an email that I received from Facebook. Check out these numbers!
Who wouldn’t mind seeing more statistics like that? Nearly 6000% increase of people talking about it! That really is a major increase!
I’m sure that you would like to know how exactly I did this so I will get to the point and tell you.
How I Quadrupled My Fans
I participated in a giveaway with a bunch of other bloggers. One person organized the whole thing and the rest of us paid a small fee to host the giveaway. I only entered my Facebook page (I could have entered my Twitter and Google Plus profiles for follows if I had chosen as well) so it cost me a mere $5 which I already had sitting in my Paypal account.
The fee went towards the giveaway which was $700 Paypal cash. In order for people to participate in the giveaway to have a chance at winning the money they needed to enter. Makes sense right? In order to complete an entry they were required to like a Facebook page, follow a Twitter profile, etc.
Each like or follow was worth one entry and for the chance to win $700 the participants were more than happy to like and follow all kinds of pages and profiles.
So for $5 I was able to quadruple the number of my Facebook Fans!
- The number of fans and followers are used for social proof. In other words it’s one of those things that visitors look at to see how popular the blog is. They often look at Facebook fans, Twitter followers, and the number of comments among other things to get a feel for how other people like the blog. Most people are more likely to spend more time on a blog that other people obviously like. That’s a big plus!
- With more fans you have a wider reach of people who will see what you post onto your page. When you post links to your newest posts these new fans will have it show on their feed.
- I have not lost a single fan even though the giveaway has been over for a couple of weeks! That’s 100% retention!
- I’m getting a lot more traffic from Facebook.Facebook has shot up as one of my top referrers to my blog. It was pretty low on the list for a while and then all of a sudden after I got all those new fans it was one of the top referrers of blog traffic.
The only real drawback is that I can see is that these new fans are not necessarily targeted fans. There is no guarantee that they will have any interest in your content whatsoever.
If my great-aunt Mae clicked your like button because she was hoping to win $700 she probably doesn’t have any interest in your SEO blog.
On the other hand you may find a lot of your new fans have an interest in your blog. They had to find out about the giveaway through the bloggers who were hosting the giveaway. I’ve had some good interactions with some of my new fans.
Like I mentioned above I have maintained 100% retention on my new fans.
How You Can Achieve Similar Results
I am participating in a similar giveaway that you can join. This one is a laptop giveaway so you know that there will be a lot of people clicking those like and follow buttons for more entries to win a laptop! You can sign up for the Month of May Giveaway until March 30th.
If you do sign up for it I would love to hear your results!
To Your Success,
What are your thoughts on this traffic generation method?