Get Organic Search Traffic to Your Facebook Page

No matter what kind of Facebook Page you run, the best way to reach your objective is to get a high amount of traffic to your Page. Whether you’re looking to monetize or to increase your brand awareness, the more Likes you have the more successful your Page will be.

High traffic allows you to generate revenue from a Fan Page. It allows businesses to create a following, and it gives entrepreneurs a sense of authority.

We all just want to be “Liked,” but how do we increase our traffic?

We’ve talked before about the importance of running Facebook ads to grow your audience. This is a must to get your traffic going when you have a new Page. But if you want people to keep finding your Page without continuously paying for ads, keep reading to learn how to grow your audience organically.

Optimize Your Page Content

Like websites, Facebook Pages can show up in search engines, like Google, Bing or Yahoo, if they’re well optimized. SEO, or Search Engine Optimization, is the process of optimizing your online content so that it is easy to find on search engines.

If your Page is well optimized, it will have a better chance of ranking at the top for search engine results. Being listed at the top brings significant traffic and shows consumers that your Page is top-notch in your niche.

The #1 position in Google’s search results receive 18.2% of all click-through traffic. The second position receives 10.1%, the third 7.2%, the fourth 4.8%, and all others under 2%. Placing in the first few results is critical to gaining organic traffic through search engines.

Organic traffic from search engines is unique because the users coming to your Page are people who are looking specifically for what you have to offer. This kind of audience is likely to engage well with your content and help promote your Page’s organic growth.

Here are a few guidelines for optimizing your Facebook Page for search engines:

Facebook seo cheat sheet

Claim Your Username

When you first create a Facebook Page, the platform generates a messy URL associated with it. Once your Page gets 25 Likes, you can claim your username. This creates a vanity URL for your Page. Your username and vanity URL should match the title of your Facebook Page as closely as possible.

Optimize Your Page Title

Your Facebook Page title should be relevant to your brand. If you have a website associated with your Page, the titles should match. Make your title something catchy that will stand out and be remembered. The first word of your Page title is the most significant.

Flesh Out Your Page Content

Make sure to enter a valuable description in the “About” section of your Page. In addition to gaining your Page higher ranks in the search engines, this content will help fans connect with your Page.

These quick tricks can have a great impact on your search engine rankings, allowing people to easily discover your Page. The number of Page Likes or the amount of engagement you have will not affect your rankings, but more Likes and engagement will help you grow your audience organically across Facebook.

Engage Your Fans

When users come to your Page through the search engines, encourage them to share your Page by posting relevant, valuable content. If your fans love your content, they’ll be more likely to comment on your posts. When they share your content on their own timelines and tag their friends, your Page will have no problem gaining organic traffic.

We all want to get more traffic to our Facebook Pages, and the less we have to pay for it the better. Tweak your Facebook Page for SEO to gain more organic search traffic, and always post content that your fans will engage with.

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20 Ways to Get More Facebook Page Likes

The key to succeeding with any Facebook Page is to gain a significant amount of fans. The more Facebook Page Likes you gain, the easier it will be to generate revenue or funnel traffic to your monetized website.

Facebook like thumbAs your posts get liked and shared, your Page’s reach and visibility increases, leading to organic growth. With 4.75 billion pieces of content being shared daily, how do you get people to hit the Like button on your Page?

We’ve got several (mostly free!) ways you can increase your number of Facebook Page Likes. Start growing your fan base with the following tips.

How to Increase Your Facebook Page Likes

  1. Keep your posts short. Research suggests that posts containing 100-119 characters get the most engagement. (Posts that pose a question get even higher engagement!)
  2. Add value to other Pages and blogs in your niche. Comment on other Pages as your Page, leaving informative responses that will increase your authority and visibility.
  3. Create a giveaway. The FPTraffic Giveaway feature prompts users to post about the giveaway, which can drive more Likes to your Page.
  4. Optimize your Page for SEO. Add relevant keywords to your Page’s title and About section to increase its rankings in the search engines.
  5. Post relevant, useful content. Keep up on what’s trending among your fans and look for any gaps you can fill with informative content that they’ll want to share with their friends.
  6. Tag other Pages in your posts. Your post will appear on the other Page’s timeline, increasing your Page’s visibility among their fans who will likely see the value in liking your Page.
  7. Claim a vanity URL that’s catchy and easy to remember.
  8. Embed your Facebook video posts onto your website or blog. This will help promote your Page to your website viewers.
  9. Use popular hashtags when posting about trending topics or breaking news.
  10. Keep promotional content to a minimum. Post mostly informative, educational content and sprinkle in promotional content here and there. Follow the 80/20 rule, posting promotional content only 20% of the time.
  11. Post consistently. Create a post schedule to consistently get content in front of people and increase engagement.
  12. Ask your fans to share photos on your Page. When they do, your Page will appear in their friends’ feeds and increase your Facebook Page Likes.
  13. Add your Page to a Fan Page directory list.
  14. Use the Facebook Page Plugin on your website or blog. This encourages people to share your content and it boosts your Page Likes.
  15. Use captivating and relevant images. Between 65 and 85% of people describe themselves as visual learners, meaning they digest information easier by viewing rather than reading. The FPTraffic Chrome Extension allows you to easily find and schedule great images for your posts!
  16. Create a Facebook Group in your industry. This is a great way to reach prospects who haven’t liked your Page yet. You’ll provide value and gain trust, driving more Likes to your Page.
  17. Connect with admins of popular Facebook Groups in your niche. They’ll see you as an authoritative source and be more likely to share content from your Page.
  18. Cross-promote your Pages.
  19. View your Facebook Page Insights to see your most popular content. Use those results to give fans more of the content they want, and they’ll be more likely to share that content.
  20. Create Facebook Ads for Likes. At a budget that you control, Facebook will promote your Page to reach more people interested in your niche and boost your Likes.

Getting Facebook Page Likes doesn’t have to be complicated or cost you too much money. There are several ways to keep boosting your traffic. Remember to always post content that provides value to your fans, increase your visibility by engaging with other Pages, and ask your fans to engage with your Page as well.

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How to Create a Facebook Page

If you’re one of the 1.18 billion users who log onto Facebook daily, you might feel like navigating the platform comes second nature to you. But you keep hearing about all the benefits of setting up a niche, business or brand Facebook Page, and you want to get in on the action. Suddenly, you realize you don’t know how to do everything on Facebook.

You want to create a Facebook Page, but where do you get started?

Creating a Facebook Page only takes a few simple steps and you can do it right from your own Facebook account. We’ll show you how to get your Page up and running so you can start monetizing it and reaping the benefits.

How to Create a Facebook Page

To set up a new Facebook Page, log into your Facebook account.

  1. On the left sidebar, under the Explore tab, click Pages.
  2. On the top right, click Create Page.
  3. Select your Page type.
    Facebook Page type
  4. Within the Page type you select, select the appropriate category from the Category dropdown.
  5. In the Name field, enter the title for your Page.
  6. Click Get Started.
    Page Category Dropdown
  7. In the About field, enter a description for your Page. If you have a website, Twitter or other social media account associated with your Facebook Page, enter that information in the Website field.
  8. In the next field, enter a username so people can easily find your Page. Stick with either the title of your Page or something close by. Read more on claiming a username for your Facebook Page here.
  9. Click Save Info.
  10. You’re then prompted to set your Profile Picture. Use either Upload From Computer or Import From Website, and click Next.
  11. Click Add to Favorites so you can easily access your Page from your Home screen. Then click Next.
  12. You can then set a Preferred Page Audience if you like. If you select specific interests, Facebook will target this audience more so than the general audience. Read up more about Facebook Audience Optimization here.
    preferred page audience
  13. Click Save.

You now have your own Facebook Page! Don’t stop there. We’ve got a few more tips for you to set up a successful Page.

Next Steps

Your new Facebook Page is up and running. What do you do next?

First thing, add a cover photo that best represents your Facebook Page and complements your profile picture. Change your profile and cover photos regularly, keeping with seasons of the year or different themes to engage your audience.

Facebook Page Cover Photo and Profile Picture

If you’d like to add another administrator to your page, go into your Settings and click Page Roles.

Finally, it’s time to start posting content to your Page. Facebook Pages that see the most engagement post consistently every day, often multiple times a day. Sound exhausting? We’ve got an efficient solution for you.

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With an FPTraffic membership, you’ll also gain access to our exclusive guides that show you how you can earn money from your Facebook Page. New opportunities arise constantly and the FPTraffic Guides cover all the latest methods for advertising and monetizing your Facebook Pages.

Have questions on creating your Facebook Page? Feel free to contact us!

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Claim a Username for Your Facebook Page

Did you recently create a new Facebook Page? Claim your username!

This quick and easy step is often overlooked after a Page is created, but it’s necessary and helpful to claim your Vanity URL for your Facebook Page. We’ll walk you through the explanation of a Vanity URL, why you need it and how to get it.

What do we Mean by Username?

When you first create a Page, Facebook generates a URL for it that is long and contains random numbers and characters. Not exactly easy to recite to your friends.

After your Page receives 25 Likes, you are able to claim a username, and with it a “Vanity” URL. This will be your unique Facebook URL that you can associate with your Page. Now your username can be something easier to share, like www.facebook.com/[YourPageName]

Note: Facebook generally requires 25 Likes before you can claim your username, as mentioned above, but sometimes it does let you claim it as you are creating your Page. If Facebook does not give you the option to claim your username right away, make a note to yourself to do so after the Page gets 25 Likes.

Why You Should Claim a Username for Your Facebook Page

Creating your unique Facebook URL is important for a couple big reasons:

Easy to share

A clean and simple URL containing your Page or brand name makes it easy for people to find you and easy for you to share your Page with others. For example, www.facebook.com/ConquertheFeed is going to be easier to tell friends about than www.facebook.com/conquer-the-feed327867826874. You’ll remember the URL better, and so will your fans.

Consistent branding

If you plan to have a social media presence among other platforms, you want to match your Facebook Page username to your usernames on Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram. Claim your username for your Facebook Page to ensure consistent branding across all of your social media platforms. Again, this makes it easier for people to find you and easier for you to share your social media accounts with others.

How to Claim a Username

After your Page hits 25 Likes, claim your unique username.

  1. Access your Page. In the menu on the left sidebar, click About.
  2. In the middle of the page, locate the “Username” field. Click Create Page @username.

set up how to claim username for Facebook Page

3. In the Username field, enter the username you’d like to use for your Page. This username will generate the Vanity URL as well.

Create Page Username

4. At the bottom, click Create Username.

Facebook Username Created

You now have a username and Vanity URL custom to your Facebook Page!

Tips for Creating a Username

Your username should be straightforward and easy to remember. When creating a username for your Page, keep the following tips in mind:

  • Keep your username as close to your business, brand or Page name as possible.
  • Check that the username is available across all social media platforms you intend to use to ensure brand consistency. Namecheckr is a great tool for this.
  • Pick a username that you think you will be happy with for a long time. Usernames are not transferable.
  • Usernames can only contain alphanumeric characters (A-z, 0-9) or a period.
  • Consider whether you want to use your business name or the main keywords people are searching with.

Claiming a username is a quick and easy step that makes your Page easy to share and easy to find. Remember to claim a username for your Facebook Page after you hit 25 Likes and keep it consistent across all social media platforms.

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