Do you want to make your Facebook fan page more of a community, to foster discussions and connect with your readers?
Here are 5 ideas I’d like to share with you today.
# 1 – Do a GIF hunt
Ask your Facebook page fans to find a special GIF on your website. Hide it within a paragraph on one of your posts. Or an archives page.
This activity can be made to be very interesting and fun for your readers. If you include a special download bonus linked to the image, it can be an even bigger incentive to browse your whole website and learn more about what you do.
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# 2 – Fill in the blank quote
Find a good quote relating to your niche. Then remove a part of the quote and ask your Facebook fans to fill in the blank. To better engage readers, create an image containing the partial quote.
“Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while.”
Fill in the blank! “Creativity is just ___________. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while.”
– Steve Jobs
Even if only one person makes the effort to Google the answer or take a blind guess, they will be engaged.
You can then encourage them with a follow up question like, “How do you get inspired to create something useful?” – on the theme of the quote.
# 3 – Share a Work in Progress
Share interesting statistics you are gathering for a future blog post, graphics you are sketching, concepts, store front redesign ideas, and anything that would interest your readers and you.
It’s okay to show Work In Progress – just make the images you share a bit more professional, even if they are just sketches.
What this will do is, it will give your readers an impression of being close to you as you work through a problem. It will give them insight into your character, your abilities and what your site can do for them.
Best of all, it is easy to post progress updates and keep in touch with the community.
Your regular readers may even be able to form solutions for you to help your projects move further much faster.
# 4 – Recognize your readers
Give thanks to a reader on your website. Share their comments, their website, and anything else that can give recognition to them.
Not only does this feel good, it’s kind to your readers to give them warm attention.
# 5 – Pose a difficult question
Relate the complete details and article links that delve into the complexity of a given issue.
Without overtly asking for comments, state something about a relevant and important topic that is challenging. This is useful for focusing on deeper discussions around your website’s main themes, whether that be SEO or barbecue grills.
A question that inspires a deeper discussion can invite experts in the field to your fan page. They can be a great resource for everyone who is looking to grow from their length of experiences and professional knowledge.
Questions for You
What was the last FB fan page you commented on?
Do you remember why you felt the need to say something?
Think about what makes a good fan page useful and engaging.
Then apply what you can to make your community page better.
Conclusion: Creativity, kindness and helpfulness
We hope after reading Simple Ways to Make Your Facebook Fan Page More Interesting, you will now have a set of ways to make connections through your FB pages.
- Avoid being negative. Keep all gossip off the page.
- Apply creativity, kindness and helpfulness in every post.
- Make your pages more involving and useful.