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Anyone feel like they're using Facebook really well?

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Dec 22, 2011 11:25 |  #1

Facebook has definitely helped me, but I don't feel like I'm taking full advantage of it. For a long time I was afraid to overpost and have people unsubscribe. But from what I've been reading, I was WAY underposting. Also, photo posts, which is mostly what I post, don't seem to annoy people the way ramblings or 'ads' do.

So lately I try to do a photo post every Wednesday and Saturday morning. From what I've read those are good times to get a lot of views.

Does anyone have any suggestions to break into that next layer of people that don't know you using FB? I get a FB page update every week, and it shows 'viral potential' but I don't really know how to utilize that.

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Dec 22, 2011 12:06 |  #2

I can't say that I use it "really well', but I get pretty good mileage out of it.

I try to encourage clients to Like my FB page at the time of contract, saying that it's a way to get ideas of what others are doing while they're still in the planning process. Also that I may be shooting at their venue which they'd be interested in seeing. It's the best time to get them on board.

I hardly post anything but picture of video posts. Even when I do something more personal in nature, there's always a good business reason for it.

I never used to watermark my photos, but in another post, PeaceFire convinced me to do so and she's right. Too often, conversations about a client's pictures that have the prospect of going viral happen not on my page but the client's. They'll share their images from my page but then the entire conversation happens on their FB page and not mine. While that still happens, at least now everyone sees my logo.

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Dec 22, 2011 13:43 as a reply to  @ Peacefield's post |  #3

I've been meaning to start posting more photos to Facebook. For the last year I have really only been posting a link to my blog everytime I have something new up. Which has done great things for the traffic to my blog...but the link posts don't get nearly the same amount of Facebook activity that actual photos/galleries do...perhaps I can add that to my new years resolution as well.

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Dec 22, 2011 15:46 as a reply to  @ helloagain36's post |  #4

We use Facebook as our blog and we post just about everything we do on it. Good tool to keep it out there but can't really say that its generating business. Think it's something you need to do with so many togs out there

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Dec 22, 2011 16:02 |  #5

You cant over post as long as you have good content to offer. It is better to skip a post than post with nothing to say. Now, where your level of content is, is entirely individualized. There are people then can post every 10 minutes with things people want to hear. Others cant come up with one good post per month.

One big thing I hear over and over is dont make it a one way thing. Dont just post "Look what I did!" post all the time, but mix in some posts people can respond to... with more than a "Like". Make them feel like they are part of the community that you are trying to build. Not just a recptor for your propaganda. (external link)

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Dec 22, 2011 19:39 |  #6

That was exactly what they told us at a FB webinar I attended. Jasmine Star is apparently brilliant at this.

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