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When was the last time you updated your “About” section on Facebook?

Hi guys!  Hope you are having a good week so far, my social media tip this week:

Please remember to check your About/Info section on your Facebook page and keep it updated!  When you go to your Facebook page and click where it says “About” under your profile photo, you can edit your “About”, “Basic Info”, and “Contact Info” sections.  It’s a good idea to have a pretty short biography, band members names/instruments, a discography list, musical genre, influences, location, label… there are probably some other basics that I am missing, but you get the idea.  Keep an eye on this section, because many bands set it up when they first start their page and forget to keep updating it when things change!

Here are some extra ideas:

1. Add in some quotes from reviews…  If you don’t have any reviews, then just ask your fans for some quick reviews or even other bands!

2. In “artist we also like” add in some bands you regularly play with and then ask them to do the same for you.  Don’t just use this “artist we also like” section for BIG bands, save that for your “influences” section.  Use “bands we also like” to help promote some friends.

3. If you have been around awhile, add the year you first started. That is always nice to know.. some bands have been around for 10+ years and JUST now started a Facebook page.

4. Add a band email to the “contact info” section.  This was more important back when you didn’t have messaging on Facebook pages, but it is still a good idea to include an email address as a means for fans, press, or other band to contact you.  Only include it if you regularly check it!  If you don’t regularly check your band email then that is really silly… but still include a band member’s personal email address and say something like “for booking information or press inquiries, please email:”

5. Another important detail is to LINK to your OTHER social networks and YOUR WEBSITE!  It is often overlooked.  Super Super important to have this basic information on your Facebook page!  In the “website” field you can actually add multiple clickable links just by putting a space between them.

My advice is to keep all sections very short (that includes your bio!) so that fans do not have to click to “see more” because many people will not do it.

Here’s something else to think about… What is your number one most important priority of what to promote about your band RIGHT NOW?  This needs to be in your About section and be one or two sentences so that it shows up under your page photo when fans first visit your page. This should be something like a link to a website, link to Artistdata (Click here for Artistdata advice), or link to your latest release on Amazon, iTunes, Bandcamp, etc… and FOR THE LOVE OF GOD… PLEASE BITLY IT!  (Click here for Bitly advice).

Go check out your About/Information section and get that stuff updated today 🙂


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Your hidden key to start cross promoting on Facebook

 

Your hidden key to start cross promoting on Facebook

View pages that already “like” your facebook page – the results may surprise you!

More opportunities for cross promoting (you know how I love that!) by viewing the pages that already like your page on Facebook.

This is a built-in network for you to contact that you may not have even been aware of!

(*please make sure you have a Facebook PAGE, not a personal profile.  If you do have a personal profile that you are using as a band or business page, please email me and I will help you covert your “friends” to “likes” – YES it can be done!!)  jenna@rocksocially.com

There are a few different ways to check pages that like your page, but here is a quick way:

  1. Use facebook as your page
  2. Click on the “friends” icon at the top left side
  3. At the top of the popup window, the default setting will have “People”
  4. Click that and in the drop down, select “Pages”
  5. From here you can scroll through all the pages that already like your page – some of them might surprise you!

Why is this helpful?  This is a list of other bands and businesses that like you and support you.  This list is your hidden key to start cross promoting on Facebook!   

What can you do next??

  1. Go through that list one by one and also like those pages back
  2. Comment as your page on their wall to say “Thanks for liking our page” and maybe give a quick update about what you are up to (big show coming up?  album coming out?  currently in the studio recording?  new merch for sale?) Their fans will see this and might want to check you out and it is just nice to say thanks and hello
  3. The next time you have something going on like a show or voting for a contest – you already have a built in list of pages where you can post about it.  And be sure to return the favor by posting about those pages when you see they have a special event or promotion coming up.
  4. Keep checking this on a regular basis and following up with new pages liking your page

Don’t just spam people and promote yourself – Help others out and post their content and news to your fans!  Build solid relationships with other pages NOW and this will set you up with a great network of people and pages willing to help you out when you need it most.



If you like what I am doing, please help me spread the word.  Just click one of these links to share my pages with your friends: 

Tweet about Rock Socially or Share on Facebook 

Thank you!!

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