Facebook is definitely the king of all social networking sites, and like a virtual New York, if you can make it there, you can make it anywhere! One of the key measures of Facebook success is the number of likes you get on your page, posts and status updates. But these likes can be obscure – so staggering them in requires some strategizing.
Whether you’re just trying to get more likes on your personal statuses, or attempting to promote your business online, this handy guide will help you to successfully navigate the finicky world of Facebook likes.
• Post regularly, but not too regularly. Posting regularly increases your visibility on people’s timelines, making it less possible for your posts to be overlooked or skimmed over. If you can become known for posting interesting and funny status updates, photos and videos, people will be more likely to stop and take notice when your name appears on their feed. The more people who actually pay attention to what you’re posting, the more people who’ll be inclined to like each post.
• Post more photos and videos. People are very visually-oriented, so photos and videos are more likely to capture people’s attention than wordy status updates. It only takes about half a second for a person to take in a picture, so it requires very little effort, and they can respond to it almost instantly.
Interesting or funny videos are also a great way to get likes, but you may need to include a comment which attract people to watch the video in the first place, something enigmatic and intriguing like “This video is so funny I snorted milk through my nose” or “I can’t believe this video is for real…needs to be seen to be believed!”
• Keep it short and sweet. People are lazy. And impatient. They want to be entertained and they want it now. Therefore, long-winded or wordy status updates are more likely to be given a cursory glance, and then quickly scrolled past.
Remember that Facebook is not a blog – people don’t want a summary of your day, a description of what you ate for breakfast or a lengthy opinion piece on the latest episode of Breaking Bad. They want short, amusing stories or concise updates on cool, interesting things you’ve seen or done. So give the people what they want.
• Ask interactive questions. Another great way to get more facebook likes is to be interactive with your Facebook friends, by asking engaging questions and requesting other people’s opinions. You can also ask for other people’s help or recommendations – people like to be the ones to give the best or most interesting answer.