Have you set up a fan page on Facebook for your blog yet? I did this recently and it was probably one of the smartest things I have done this year. Facebook is a great source of traffic, but getting people to become a fan of your page can be frustrating.
Below I have come up with four tips that I believe will help you increase your fans.
1. Get At Least 20/25 Fans Straight Away
If people see that the only fan of your page is you and your mum then they are not likely to become a fan themselves. When you create your fan page try and get 20/25 fans as quickly as possible (friends, family, loved ones).
2. Invite Your Friends In Bulk
I tried to invite my Facebook Friends to become a fan one by one, I soon learnt that this was a huge mistake, especially if you have a lot of friends. What I do now is once a month I send out a bulk invite to new friends I have on my list.
3. Show Your Fan Badge On Your blog
It is not just Facebook Friends who you will want to become fans, you want anyone and everyone to become one. Place your Fan Page Badge on your blog so that visitors to your blog are aware of the page.
4. Run A Contest On Facebook
This is an idea that I have not yet tried out, but I will in early 2011. We run contests on our blogs to attract new readers, so why not try the same thing with Facebook? Ask people to become a fan of your fan page, then invite their friends to become fans. They will be added into a draw for some cool prizes.
This is by no means a complete list, so if you have any suggestions that are not listed here then why not let us know via the comments section?