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So wait - if you're already spending money on Facebook to Boost Posts, and there's an easy way to invite people who don't already like you page to like it? Let me tell you more...

I was reading a friend's blog that I typically keep an eye on, Ken Mueller is a local Social Media Marketer who is always on the cutting edge of what's going on. His most recent blog post talks about how to increase your Facebook "Likes" and I'm going to share what he found with you. 

He found that Liz Jostes of Eli Rose Social Media has discovered that if you boost a post & get a "handful" of "likes" on it. You can actually click on the actual likes of that page and then invite the people who liked a particular post to like your page. (I really don't mean for this to sound like a circular description).

Post --> Boost Post --. Handful of Likes On That Post --> Invite "Likers" To Like Your Page.

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As we all know - it's not purely about the number of Likes your page has, but the interaction those likes provide with your content.  But if you target your boosts appropriately, then the likers should be within your target market!  Who doesn't want more Facebook "Likes," right? 

Now, Liz uses a "Like Contest" but you can use anything - see her video below. Be sure to watch it all!

Don't worry about spamming people & inviting them to like your page more than once, after you've invited them on one post, they'll show up as "Invited" on any other post they've liked.

Now, as I said before - the number of actual "Likes" isn't entirely reflective of how well (or poorly) your dealership's Facebook Page is doing but having more relevant likes is a way to target more people in your market.

Hope this tip helps everyone! What do you think? What are your results?

 

Jeff Glackin
I like the feature that the article brings attention to but I have been reluctant to use it but I am going to try it on a couple post and see what happens. I am completely against like contest though. People are liking your page for the wrong reasons. Inflated fan bases with no relevance cost you more to reach the right people.
Megan Barto
Jeff - I fully agree. But this little trick works on regular posts as well!
Jeff Glackin
I understood that. Thanks for sharing
Megan Barto
Ha! I figured you would. :-)
Jeff Glackin
I actually tried it yesterday on my wife's business page. She gets several new likes a day. Yesterday she got 14! It makes sense. People see the individual post and like it but may never make it off of the news feed to actually like the page. Nice feature. I stopped paying for likes last year. I have tried to let them grow from promoting the content. If its good, people will like it, and they do. This ensures they like the page as well. Thanks again.

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