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Final Day Of Blogtober: Let’s Get Social With Facebook

By Oct 24, 2014 34 Comments

Can you believe this is the last day of Blogtober? This week has flown by. Hopefully you have seen some real growth in all of the social media accounts we have focused on, and have made some great new friends. For the last day, we are going to take a look at Facebook.

Blogtober is a week-long event designed to give you helpful social media tips and enable you to grow your following as you make new connections.

Blogtober: Facebook

Facebook is fun! It can also be a great way to market your blog. Yes, getting seen can be challenging, but there are ways to use the system to your benefit without having to pay for boosting posts.

Tips For Using Facebook

  1. Check out the trending topics. If you are on the website, they are listed on the right hand side near the top. If you post about one of these topics on your Facebook Page, you have a high chance of your audience actually seeing your post.
  2. Words and photos are best. A text based post is supposed to reach the highest audience…sort of. Photos will often get you the highest engagement with likes and comments. Text will get seen the most, but if you want people to interact with it, you need to ask a question.
  3. Share from other pages. If Google likes itself, then Facebook likes itself too. Visit your Pages Feed (you can find it on the left hand side of the web version of Facebook), and see if there’s anything interesting someone else already posted. If so, share it! If you’ve been around the SITS Girls long enough, you know that most folks around here believe in the reciprocity factor. If I notice that a blogger has shared my posts, I will actively try to share theirs, too.

For more tips, check out all of our posts about Facebook.

Link Up To Grow Your Facebook Following

Follow at least three new pages using your personal account (so it counts in their numbers). Share at least one post from one of the blogger pages you follow, and tag it with #SITSBlogging.

What is your best Facebook tip?
Share it with us in the comments, or on twitter using #SITSBlogging!

Want to catch up with all the fun we have been having this week?
Check out our full week of Blogtober posts:

About Amy Ruiz Fritz

Amy lives in Saint Paul, MN and is a freelance writer. She's been blogging since 2004 at the Chronicles of Nothing (www.nonchron.com) and loves to write. You can find her hanging out on the Twitter (@NonChron), where she met her husband, or drinking a glass of wine while writing one of her four blogs. She is currently working on a book about navigating the dating world and staying sane.

34 Comments

  • Julie says:

    Oh, I am rather late to the party! I linked up my page anyway… better late than never, I suppose! 🙂 Thanks for all the great blog tips and chance to share our pages – I look forward to making some fun connections.

  • Hi everyone!
    I’m joining in blogtober too late! 🙁 New Blogger, and New to SITSgirls too! 🙂
    If anyone pops by please leave the #SITSgirls so I can follow back! 🙂 Can’t wait to connect (if it’s not too late!)

  • Sami says:

    Thanks for the post! I have been following the SITS Girls for over a year and love your helpful blogger posts! I have recently seen my facebook numbers go down slightly 🙁 This will help!

  • […] Did you play along with us for Blogtober this week? If not, there is still time to go through the Blogtober posts, pick up some great social media tips, and connect with new friends. The Linkys will be open […]

  • What a great social media week – have an wonderful weekend SITStahs!

  • Erica Brooks says:

    Lots of great Facebook pages here. Looking forward to connecting.

  • My Facebook page is always DEAD. I don’t care what I say, I rarely get comments! I feel the need to keep getting followers, but it’s so frustrating when Facebook limits how many people see your posts…..

  • Shari says:

    I am so glad that it’s mentioned for people to follow from their personal pages. I want the Likes to count! Lol. I am just 8 likes away from 300 so I really, really need this. I “Liked” 3 pages from my personal and set up shares for their content for all day today using my Page. I’ll come back later and “Like” more and return the favor for those who “Like” mine!

  • Shelly says:

    Oops! Out of habit, I input my blog URL instead of my FB URL. Honest mistake =/ It is Shelly @ Shelly’s Cabaret if it can be deleted.

    Sorry!

  • Alysia says:

    Ahhhh!! BEST. DAY. EVER!!

    I’m so excited for this one!! I hope that lots of followers stop by and I’m going to “like” a bunch of ladies right now 😀
    Great idea SITS!!

  • Takisha says:

    I now have a facebook fan page and I don’t like it all that much…
    I guess I’ll see how well this goes! 🙂

  • Laina Turner says:

    This has been a fun week.

  • Montana Ross says:

    I need help with this one! I have issues with engagement and likes on Facebook. I hardly ever see certain pages I’ve liked posts and hardly anyone sees mine! It gets very frustrating. I always like back anyone who posts to my page with a link of their fan page.

  • Elizabeth says:

    Thanks for hosting! It has been a fun week! Have a great weekend!

  • Rene says:

    I need work on FB… often I hear the sounds of crickets once I press post. Look forward to connecting with all of you xo

  • Patty Gale says:

    I’ve had a love/hate relationship with Facebook since the beginning, mostly because of their constant changes. However, I recently held a Facebook Q&A for one of my client groups and the results, interaction, shares, engagement, etc. was beyond anything I would have expected, so now I’m going to do the same thing for my own Facebook page.

  • Vicky says:

    I didn’t realize that liking from my blog page only didn’t help others numbers…oops! So…I guess I’ll have to ‘like’ from both my personal and page. I don’t really use my personal page that much (if ever!) and generally comment from my blog FB page to keep everything separate and tidy (at least in my head!!).

    • Kim says:

      I was just coming over here to ask that very question: Does ‘liking’ from a blog page count towards numbers? Crap! I really wish it did, for I too like to keep my blog ‘likes’ separate from my personal page. Boo!!! Another Facebook fail.

      • Vicky says:

        I know! I have a love/hate relationship with FB…I find all their “rules” to be SO frustrating!!! But, they rule the world, so what can you do, LOL…

  • I love FB. I know that a very small % can see my posts, but those that do are very loyal in their comments. I feel like I’m building a small community, which I love since I’m not monetizing yet (one of these day I’ll get started). I share others posts often. I enjoy doing it. I don’t want to come off as it being all about me to my readers but to see what great work is already being done out there. Since I blog about DIY, home decor, holidays and Chocolate, I have a lot to choose from. If someone asked me to share something that is in my niche, I’m all over it. If it’s not in my niche and family-friendly I’ll usually tweet it.
    Thanks SITS Girls for this great social sharing week!

    • Vicky says:

      I’m relatively new to the whole FB thing to promoting my blog, so I’m slowly figuring things out. I just shared one of your posts this morning and it was the first time I’ve ever done that! 😉 I really like your blog, so you’ll hear from me again!

      (On a side note…I always feel like I’m might be seen as ‘stalking’ someone when I like their page, comment on their blog post, follow them on twitter, etc. LOL however, I love it when people do that for me, so I’m guessing it because the social media side of things is still somewhat new for me!)

  • I definitely agree – when people interact with me, I want to interact with them, too! I love how supportive the whole SITS network is in the blogosphere 🙂

  • Hello new friends –

    I’m the only person on the entire planet who is not on FB, so I won’t be participating today. But great catching up with all of you on the other social media channels and meeting all of you!

    Hugs, Holly

  • I detest facebook! It just seems to hard. lol. But I know I need it *sigh*

  • Awesome tips! I didn’t know about using the trending topics to my advantage – thanks!

    • Vicky says:

      I didn’t know about this either! To be honest, I’ve never even really noticed that in my sidebar before!! oops! Will definitely be checking it out now, though!

  • Tess says:

    Oh man, I didnt make this! I hope to get some social love today though!

  • A tip to everyone: make sure you like other pages using your PROFILE too.
    Likes from a Page to another do not increase the overall “likes” on FB. 😉

  • 34. Laurie didn’t work, but followed threst

  • Make sure the image that shows up when you link to your blog post on FB is 1200 x 627 for more engagement! It’s been working great for me!

  • Alex says:

    And so we arrived at the last day! I really enjoyed participating in this week of Blogtober with you all!

    If you are following me today, please make sure to leave me a message refering to #sitsblogging and I’ll be happy to follow back 🙂

    Alex – Funky Jungle

    • Alex says:

      Especially if you are liking with a page and not your private account, since pages don’t show up for me.

      Alex – Funky Jungle