10 Reasons Your Facebook Page Is Not Taking Off

Facebook Page Why isn’t my Facebook Page growing faster? Why aren’t people engaging more?

I’m gonna say it right off the bat, I believe growing a community or achieving higher levels of engagement with your audience is harder on a Facebook Page than on a blog or Twitter.

I usually hear this with clients and in random conversations. What is it that we fail to understand about them? Is it that we don’t really understand how the user interacts with a page or consumes its content? Do we know where this interaction happens, the Page or the News Feed? Do we see a “Like” as more commitment than a “Follow”? Are we leveraging all the available features and tools to achieve growth and interaction?

Are we supposed to deliver more in exchange of a “Like” than what we do for a Twitter “Follow”?

Today we review a few things that we might be lacking in our daily operation and what we need to do in order to build a growing and engaging community on Facebook.

What Are Your Facebook Goals?

Before we dive in, it is a big help if we have a clear picture of the desired outcome. Are you trying to generate traffic from your Facebook Page to your site or blog? Are you using the Page as a hub or final destination for your online strategy? Lists your objectives.

More importantly, do you have a clear objective of what you want your fans/likes to get out of the experience? What do you want them to walk away with?

I guarantee you that having these goals on lockdown will already help you with the following ten points. Here is the list of 10 reasons your Facebook Page is not taking off:

1. You Are Not Promoting It

Facebook Badges

Facebook has made it very easy for you to deploy assets that integrate with other platforms such as your blog (or any kind of website). Visit Facebook Badges for a wide variety of tools you can integrate including the Like button, Like Box, and even Facebook Comments or Login buttons.

The point here is that you not only integrate your blog/site with the biggest website on the face of the earth but you get to display promotional points on your property. Now the user doesn’t even have to travel to your Facebook Page to give you that precious Like.

2. You Are Not Posting Regularly

This one is a biggy. I’m also guilty since I tend to be more active on Twitter. No secret here, frequency builds momentum. With this I’m not saying you need to be posting stuff all the time. Have a plan and stick to it, 2 to 3 posts per day should be sufficient, then observe how people react and adjust.

Don’t over do it, find a good balance without annoying your fans.

3. Your Posts Are Automated

Social Media Is Not Automatic

Some people try to automate content distribution by posting to multiple platforms at the same time using services like Ping.fm or integrating Twitter with Facebook. While I understand we’re trying to be productive, I have to say that I strongly disagree with this practice for so many reasons. To give you a couple of examples:

  • Facebook users don’t necessarily like Twitter and when they see tweets they might get annoyed
  • Facebook gives you options like adding a thumbnail to the content you’re sharing that are not always picked up by tools like Ping.fm (If you must post from a third party application, Hootsuite does a pretty god job). This might seem like a minor detail but people interact more with images
  • The best timing to send a tweet out is not necessarily the best time to post something on Facebook, it might also be different for Linkedin, etc. (Again, Hootsuite allows you to schedule posts)

The best thing you can do is to manually manage your content and front-end interaction on your Page. Sorry I don’t have a magic solution for this one, I said before, Social Media is not automatic.

4. You Are Not Engaging Your Audience

If your visitors are not encouraged to participate they won’t. Ask them openly to participate and share their thoughts. Imagine if you could turn your Page into a Q&A forum in which you share your knowledge and expertise in your field to solve problems.

If you do this right, even when you’re sharing somebody else’s content, a discussion can get started if you share your thoughts on the topic at hand. Don’t just post a link, everybody does that already.

This point requires that you get some creative juice going on. Try to make it fun.

5. You Are Not Using Other Types Of Media

As opposed to Twitter where you are dealing with text-only posts, Facebook gives you the option to post different kinds of media from video to photography and even questions without having to follow a link and leaving your page. Leverage that, people engage more with visuals. There are tons of content you can share.

It’s very easy to embed outside content such as YouTube videos or go wild and create your own video right there without having to leave the page or importing anything.

6. You Are Not Posting Quality Content

I guess this is not exclusive to Facebook but the social web in general. Specially when it comes to sharing other people’s content, sometimes we make the mistake to share stuff that’s not relevant to our audience or it’s not good enough. People have to see you as a great resource.

Obviously when you post your own blog content, we’re talking top notch, right?

Content is not only links. Be a creator and craft your own shit, have a perspective on things. Be edgy. Be unique and post stuff that’s exclusive to your Facebook audience.

7. You Are Not Leveraging Customizations

Facebook Custom Tabs

One of the disadvantages of Fb Pages is that there is very little room to stand out visually and try to make a good first impression. That’s why you need to leverage every small opportunity to deliver a unique experience.

A perfect example is to have a landing tab to display as a welcome for new visitors. This is not only a perfect opportunity to introduce yourself and integrate a little branding, communicate what the page is all about and point the user in the right direction (like asking for a Like) but this piece of real estate is also great to integrate other elements like video or opt-in email boxes to build your list.

Leverage these opportunities, focus on conversion. Hire a designer or if budget is limited and you want to do something simple read the How To Build Your Facebook Landing Page tutorial to do it by yourself. Also take in consideration that we mostly talk about landing/welcome pages but you can create whatever you want with these tabs. In the example Nick Unsworth is using multiple tabs, the one I’m showing if called “Sweepstakes”. Be creative.

8. You’re Not Present

Another one that might seem like a no brainer but we’re often guilty as sin. If you’re able to get people to comment and interact with your content, you also need to be present to turn this comments into a live conversation. In other words, you need to host this puppy. You wouldn’t throw a comment or a question in a group conversation and walk away, right?

The problem here is that when you come back the next day to follow up on comments the person is no longer there. This is called “Front-End Interaction” and you need to have a plan to approach it. It is key if you want to build loyalty in your present audience.

HyperAlerts Facebook Page Alerts

A great solution for this is getting email alerts when somebody writes a comment on your page, that way you can react in a timely manner. Since Facebook seems to have forgotten that feature, you will need to rely on a 3rd-party solution. HyperAlerts does the trick with a simple web application that you setup in 2 minutes, connect your Facebook Page and choose the frequency of the alerts.

I have to give credit to my friend Antonia Harler for this one. She has a list of free social media tools you probably don’t know yet.

9. You’re Posting At The Wrong Times

A lot has been said about the best times to post content on different networks, for example, some say that rush hours on Twitter are 9am, 12pm and 3pm and you have more exposure at those times. Facebook is the same, people seem to spend longer periods of time during weekends and when they get off from the daily grind while Twitter on the other hand pretty much dies.

Instead of recommending best times for you I’ll suggest you experiment with different times and track when people interacts the most. This is a testing game and we’re all in different industries and parts of the planet.

10. You’re Not Paying Attention To Your Analytics

Facebook Insights

Most people I talk to spend little to no time observing web analytics for their sites or any other online platforms. I don’t blame you if you’re resisting it, it can be tedious and it gets worse if we don’t really know what we’re looking at.

We discussed this with Srini Rao on a recent interview for BlogcastFM and we agreed that we should not spend too much time looking at these numbers, there are far more important things to do. What I recommend as good practice is to allocate a small period of time for analytics each month and while you’re there make an effort to learn a little bit more.

Believe me, when you start to understand this not only is a bit more fun but you’ll be able to make decisions and actually see how testing different approaches can impact the outcome. When you a spike on your weekly interactions don’t focus on the pretty chart, focus on how you were able to deliver a better experience.

Facebook Insights has been improving a lot if you haven’t paid a visit in a while, there is sufficient data there to get to know your audience a little better and be aware of your performance.

Your Turn

So there are my 1,800+ words on how to make your Facebook Page take off. Now it’s your turn, what are your secrets for success? How are you engaging your audience? Or are you struggling with this? Share your thoughts or your questions in the comment section. I’m pretty sure you have something to say!

Elsewhere…

Check out this very cool interview I did for Deva Coach, I love how Sandi titled it Rebel With A Cause: Spotlight On SocialMouths. It’s part of a series of interviews she calls “Ordinary People Doing Extraordinary Things“. I’m not really sharing this with you because I did the interview (well, a little) but because I believe going through this set of questions Sandi puts together is a great exercise for yourself. Also to put back the spotlight on Sandi, if you don’t know her, this is a blog I happily recommend. Thank you Sandi!

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  • http://www.prolificliving.com/blog Farnoosh

    Francisco, how fun you bring up Facebook fan page….I was beyond shocked when Chris Brogan listed my page on his blog post as one of the top fan pages with lots of interaction….and I used to think I have *some* engagement but boy did he bring me heaps of new traffic. Since then, I am working so much more carefully – but still being myself, I automate NOTHING on my Facebook page, not a single update is automated….and I am loving the engagements. I have noticed that a personal daily photo with an inspirational message and a personal kick starts conversations. I have also had lots of luck with asking questions with the photos and just recently I started updating my status update. I was always posting mainly my posts and sometimes other killer posts but not really updating the status. Now I am updating the status and it’s really fun to watch the conversation take off. A Welcome page is a MUST. And being professional and fun and responding to every single update – I don’t care how long it takes you, it’s hard work to build a community but if you want it, you’ll do it – those are key and my advice to you…..of course I am going to follow yours to a T, my friend.

  • http://twitter.com/SocialVirAssist Social Assistant

    It’s interesting, I don’t rely on Facebook as much as I do on a fanpage. I don’t ignore it, but I also get a lot more traffic from Twitter and my blog and simply commenting on other blogs. Facebook fanpage is a great way to have a presence, but I don’t rely on it.

    For bloggers I think it can be more difficult because we have a blog that we want to promote, but clicking on that link takes them away from the fanpage. People generally won’t go back to the fanpage just to ‘like’ or comment.

    With a picture or video or just a question, however, these are great for engagement on Facebook.

    Thanks for the great post!

  • http://twitter.com/Ayngelina Ayngelina

    So many good pieces of advice here. I started my page a few months ago because other bloggers told me I HAD to be there. It’s only now that I’m looking to go back and do it properly with a landing page, objectives and value for people who join.

  • Anonymous

    I’m just starting to build my FB page and you have some great advice here. I agree that you shouldn’t post automatically to your page and I think that FB notices when this is going on and doesn’t share these types of posts as much. I also think a landing page is a great idea. I’ve also added my Mailchimp subscribe page to one of the tabs. I didn’t know about HyperAlerts though. Off to add it now. Thanks!

  • http://www.socialmouths.com Francisco Rosales

    Thank you Ali. HyperAlerts is definitely helping stay on top of it since I tend to keep my Twitter client open all day and disconnect from Fb. You should also check out that post I listed from Antonia, there are some pretty cool tools there.

    Good luck with your page and I hope you see you here again. Share your Fb URL here if you want.

  • http://www.alisonquine.com alison quine

    I’m just starting to build my FB page and you have some great advice here. I agree that you shouldn’t post automatically to your page and I think that FB notices when this is going on and doesn’t share these types of posts as much. I also think a landing page is a great idea. I’ve also added my Mailchimp subscribe page to one of the tabs. I didn’t know about HyperAlerts though. Off to add it now. Thanks!

  • http://www.socialmouths.com Francisco Rosales

    Oh come on, you’re rocking that page! 600+ Likes, tons of interactions… You have definitely made it a fun page.

    Here’s the link if anybody wants to check it out: http://www.facebook.com/BaconIsMagic

    Thanks for stopping by friend!

  • http://www.socialmouths.com Francisco Rosales

    I also get much more traffic from Twitter but one of the things I have noticed is that I get more traffic from Fb not when I posts my content but when I engage in conversations.

    Thanks for stopping by, just followed you on Tw and hope to stay in touch!

  • http://www.socialmouths.com Francisco Rosales

    Hey Farnoosh, I know exactly what you mean, guys like Chris Brogan will turn your traffic upside down with a simple comment. I gotta admit that back in the day (which is ’09) Guy Kawasaski doubled my blog traffic with one tweet.

    That’s a great point you make about updating the status, sometimes we only post content and forget the human touch.

  • http://www.prolificliving.com/blog Farnoosh

    I *know* – I heard your fabulous story on BlogcastFM. Love it when good things happen to good people.

  • http://blog.trushots.com/ Trudy

    Great post! I had no idea about the Hyper Alerts feature. I used to have ways to keep up with fan page feedback, but that was until Facebook made site changes and ruin things. I will try Hyper Alerts and see how I like it…I hope it works well.

  • Anonymous

    Really interesting post. As ridiculous as it might sound I’d ignored creating a Facebook fan page for my two sites. But after finding a great tutorial on creating a proper FB page I finally redid mine. One thing I learned from interviewing Lori Deschene at TinyBuddha was the importance of engaging and connecting with the audience. I think it’s one of the best Facebook pages I’ve seen from a blogger. I also thin you make a great point about connecting with you audience and promoting the Facebook page. Simple example is sending it out in your email newsletter and cross promoting. What I’m trying to do is in addition to my blog post do something like posting inspiring quotes on the FB fan page on a daily basis. Definitely gonna dig more and more into your post here and come up with a Facebook strategy.

  • http://www.orologidiclasse.com Massimo

    You simply wrote The Ten Francisco, great! Have always to follow all of them but, I personally found great improvements expecially with point 5 and 7. Recently I turn in my page from posting a personal text with the link of the blog’s article, with posting a photo gallery (at least three pics) with some inviting personal words in the description and an in-depht shortened bit (dot) ly of the blog’s post.

    Likes and comments get improved and I also mantained a good conversion in traffic to my website

  • http://evelynparham.com/ Evelyn

    This is exactly what I needed. I haven been trying to figure out how I can get more interaction and engagement. I find your tips very helpful and I will incorporate them and see what happens.

    Thanks for the Hyper Alerts! I always check my page manually and I usually respond too late. With Hyper Alerts, I can get notifications as soon as possible. I’ve already registered for this service.

    Take care,

    Evelyn

  • Nick Unsworth

    Wow, great post Francisco and thank you for the shout out I really appreciate that.

    I’ve got to say that it was quite refreshing to read through this because there are a lot of marketers that are sugar coating the amount of work that is involved.

    Two of my favorite strategies on how to increase engagement & fans:

    1. Contests – Share a high value prize that will create brand advocates and get your fans talking about you. The best way to market is to have others talk about you! The contest just greases the wheels a little bit and gives people an incentive to do so. While you’re doing the contest use it as an opportunity to get market research as well. Ask a question while you’re doing it. “What do you think about _______?”

    2. The Review Application
    Can you tie your contest to the Review application? Search “review” on FB and install it to your page then ask your customers to write a review for them. Most of the people that you ask…will actually do it! Then it will get posted to ALL of their friends which is the best possible type of advertising for you.

    3. Facebook Advertising: (Bonus, lol)
    When you think about Facebook, do people want to see an ad where someone has an eye-catching photo that tries to sell you something, or would they rather see you or your brand asking a question and literally talking to them? It’s the latter…people are sick and tired of being marketed to. Instead, make friends (literally) and help them and they will help you in return.

    These are exciting times, keep on rocking!

    Nick

  • http://benjaminlang.com Ben Lang

    Love it Francisco, been working on improving my Facebook Page a lot lately. I always thought that posting often would upset fans but I guess I’ll try posting more often. Also that HyperAlerts tools looks awesome!

  • http://digitaladagency.com/ DigitalAdAgency

    We help clients provide ways for users to vote (on anything) and the ability to shop for the clients products if applicable. The key is that their is no “one-size-fits-all” strategy but what is clear is that just having a page and doing nothing with it will attract no new fans. Keeping the dialogue relevant, spending some money on Facebooks Ads – are all tools to that end.

  • Anonymous

    Wow, this makes a lot of sense.

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  • http://heathero.com HeatherO

    Really Great points! Being present is a very important one. It’s called a SOCIAL network for a reason. It’s important to recognize that people don’t ‘like’ a page just because they really want more advertising in their facebook feed! Good content that offers value to ‘fans’ is critically important! It has to offer more than sales pitch after sales pitch. Many people complain about ‘not having the time’, but it doesn’t have to take a lot of time. A few minutes in the morning and evening really can work.

  • http://www.socialmouths.com Francisco Rosales

    Alison, two good points you make, first about content making it to the news feed. We have to understand that most users interact from there and not necessarily going to the actual page.

    Second, you gotta love the MailChimp App, it is very easy to implement even if you’re not a techie person.

    Thanks for your comment!

  • http://www.bizchickblogs.com Tia Peterson

    Finally! Some good, usable Facebook advice. I think #6, 7, and 9 are the biggest challenges, and #6 is probably the most difficult to tackle.

    Everybody thinks they are posting quality content. But I honestly feel that on Facebook, it’s more about having a conversation – just like you would on your personal profile. When I do that, I get much more engagement. Even if I post the most stellar thing ever and it’s a hit on my blog, it can be a flop on Facebook.

    I’ve taken to NOT posting on my wall very much – not nearly as much as I update the blog – but instead, just talking. It keeps people interested. Plus, they most likely already subscribe to the blog, so no need to be vigilant about keeping Facebook in line.

    And I agree with you about NOT cross linking from Twitter and LinkedIn and all of that. Too much noise – too much repetitive noise.

  • http://twitter.com/Amplivox Amplivox Sound

    I liked that graph you had about analytics, what program/facebook page can you access that at?

  • http://theaatkinson.wordpress.com thea atkinson

    awesome post. the first one makes perfect sense and so I just tweeted an invitation to join me. got a new subscriber in about 10 seconds

  • http://theaatkinson.wordpress.com thea atkinson

    awesome post. the first one makes perfect sense and so I just tweeted an invitation to join me. got a new subscriber in about 10 seconds

  • http://twitter.com/Beaut_Baby Beaut Baby

    Thanks very much for the great post and especially the link to Hyperalerts. I’ve just signed up :-) and am passing the info onto another friend who also needs this option for her page.

  • http://twitter.com/mobilelawyer Michael Hodson

    thanks for the tips here. I am happy that I am getting my FB page numbers up to a reasonable amount, but this one has helped clarify my thoughts moving forward.

  • http://twitter.com/Enerwings Web Design Software

    Great article! It really shows what is happening out there. Thanks! And the list of tools is great too!

  • http://www.clearpointagency.com Rachel

    I agree it’s harder to contact customers on Facebook than Twitter. Good point about the landing page- I think most companies are hesitant to do that. I also think it’s a great idea to have a blog of your own content and own You Tube Channel. That way you’re creating the content and not pushing someone elses. Good post though- nice tips.

  • http://www.intmc.com Intmc

    I agree with you,your all 10 reason are responsible,If some buddy follow your rules his face book page will definitely growing faster…

  • brian

    people ik you dont know me but im trying my best to make this singing thing work im a male in middle sckewl all i need u too do is like my page its still in development its called B.oreol lee or jus type in oreol lee please and thank you for your cooperation ill support urs in return

  • http://deejay.blog.hr discjockey

    Useful info.
    Bookmarked. Will read the whole article later.

  • http://upstartinteractive.com/launchuridea.php upstart interactive

    why should create Facebook fan page. i don’t think so that it is helpful for driving more traffic. The one good reason that you should have a Facebook fan page is that you can take the badge from your fan page and place it on your website. your blog is very knowledgeable for novice seo. thanks for sharing with us.

  • http://www.ProfessorProsperity.com Professor Prosperity

    Its true but only 5 reasons are responsible for me.I will change this ratio within 10 days..

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/danny-demichele/ Danny DeMichele Photos

    I realize some more reason for not taking off,I will disclose that reason in my upcoming blog you will find my blog in next 15 days….

  • http://www.thefrisky.com/post/246-qa-matchmaker-amy-laurent-on-starting-her-on-biz-and-helping-folks-find/ Amy Laurent

    I also think it’s a great idea to have a blog of your own content and own You Tube Channel. That way you’re creating the content and not pushing someone elses. Good post though- nice tips.

  • http://www.123people.com/s/mychael+margott Mychael Margott

    I honestly feel that on Facebook, it’s more about having a conversation – just like you would on your personal profile. When I do that, I get much more engagement. Even if I post the most stellar thing ever and it’s a hit on my blog, it can be a flop on Facebook.

  • http://www.susanross.ca Susan Ross

    Thank you for your advice. Now I need you to come to my house and show me how to use all these sites to there best advantage.

  • http://twitter.com/kinj28 kinj

    I am on my mission to improve my Facebook Fan page. And I really need to work on many of the mention points! Thanks for wonderful insights. But I wonder, if hyperalerts are needed? since I get updates on email if I new comment is posted.

  • http://www.wix.com/rainesmaker/creative Glenn Raines

    Nick, the Review app is an awesome idea. There’s some other creative ways to use it to attract engagement and feedback, just starting to explore it. Cool.

  • http://www.blog.chrisehyoung.com/ Chris Eh Young

    I’m happy to find out that I am not guilty of any of these. Whew!

    Most people grossly underestimate the amount of time and effort it takes to make a good page.

    I do see the value in contests to get people to Like your page but I find that the quality of fan that likes strictly for a chance at something free is similar to the type of customer that is only seeking free. Once the free is gone, they have no interest anymore. Although having them as a fan affords you the opportunity to keep in constant contact with them should that situation change. It’s a delicate balancing act.

    Automation is a real killer and it will only get worse now that Facebook has made it easy for pages to send their statuses to Twitter. The two platforms need to be treated as independents. Retweets and Hashtags don’t always translate well to the Facebook audience. While I do cross post from time to time, I prefer to do it manually and be very selective.

    Good post. I shall go share it with my community now.

  • http://www.constructionmarketinguk.co.uk Peter L Masters MCIM

    A very, very good post! Thank you very much. I recently disconnected my Twitter from my Facebook & my Klout score went down from 58 to 50! I got over it and reconnected. I am now wondering (prompted by you) if all the Tweets are annoying FB friends! Hmm, food for thought. Don’t want Klout to go down even more. I liked this a lot and I’ll be looking out for you stuff. Quality!

  • http://www.whenpigsflyblog.com Jen

    Thanks for this. I’ve really been struggling with driving more traffic to my FB page. I set it up as another way to get people to visit my blog and start reading my writing. I have found that the types of comments I place on Twitter do not seem to work with FB. It seems the people interacting with me on Twitter are more open to edgier comments. The short and sharp quips seem to baffle some of my FB people.
    At the end of the day, I agree it’s about deciding what the goals are and then creating a conversation. I’m off to do just that.

  • Anonymous

    Many local businesses have jumped on the social media band wagon without a clear understanding of the commitment they’ve made or how to maximize their benefits. They’re lost, and information like this will help bring them back on course! Thanks!

  • Anonymous

    Thanks for the nice juicy article! I got several ideas and really appreicate it.
    My fan page has that flat feeling, I will do some tweaking!
    Thank you
    MarVeena

  • http://www.stephaniesammons.com Stephanie Sammons

    Francisco great post. Do you use the “networked blog” app or do you post your blog articles as manual status updates? I have debated on this quite a bit myself. Thanks!

  • http://www.yourfriendontheweb.com Diana the web designer

    In my town, there are multiple “social media management” companies cropping up – all of whom will make daily posts for your company, for a fee. Even if they make a good effort to understand your company’s goals, culture, etc – I don’t see how having someone post on your behalf creates that “presence” or community or conversation. And as a consumer I feel tricked if I think I’m talking to the actual business owner or rep and find out I’m not.

  • http://www.notawickofscents.com Scentsy Wickless Candles

    Thank you for the great information. Everyday I learn something new when it comes to Facebook and Twitter. It is nice to have everything linked together because it saves time, but never thought about what my followers would think.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=755065382 Fiona Phillips

     This is a great post – very informative – and I’ll be applying it to my FB pages.

    I don’t have any advice to pass back, I’m afraid. I’m still learning. I have several FB pages relating to different businesses I run (murder mystery writing business and several Zazzle shops), and my biggest challenge is finding the time to not only create, post on blogs, FB and Twitter (occasionally Squidoo too) but also cast around within those industries for trends, sites etc. 

    I’m hoping Social Mouths can help me with my challenges.

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  • Labner

    I use Posterous.  I blog an article about my industry (real estate) every weekday at 11 am.   Often I repost articles that I have read that I think is very helpful to buyer, sellers, investor.  My posts are on my blog on my website, Twitter and my Facebook Page.  When I first started I got no hits, then it started to grow.  No comments, but I could average 25 to 30 hits per day.  One got over 140.  This was pretty steady until about mid April 2011.  Everything stopped.  Seriously it was that abrupt.  I have checked to see if my posts are out there, and they are.  Any ideas?

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