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5 Quick ways to get more likes on Facebook!

If you have been following me for awhile, you know I am a big fan of lists!!  There are TONS of different ways to get more likes on Facebook, but here is a quick overview of a FIVE things you can do THIS WEEK!  Try some of them out and let me know how it goes! 🙂

1. Suggest to friends.  Make sure you are using the “Suggest to Friends” feature on your band page each week!  This is located in your Admin Panel on your band’s Facebook page.  In the box “Invite Friends”, click “see all” and then just start picking people to suggest your page to.  This will show up in your friends’ notifications as an invitation to “like” your page

2. Teaser status tagging.  We all see the regular posts of people saying “Check out my band page” on their person profile.  Why not put a TEASER post instead?  Say something like “We just posted how to win tickets to our next two shows on our band Facebook page.  Make sure you check it out here (link) and give us a like when you stop by!”

3. Take group pictures at shows.  Many people will randomly tag a bunch of friends in their flyers or other promotional photos, but a way to make this more legitimate is to take group photos with your fans at shows and make sure to tell them you will be uploading the pictures to your Facebook page and you would love for them to stop by the page and tag themselves.  Another way to do this is take a shot of the crowd from the stage and post it on Facebook the next day with the caption “If you were at our show last night, tag yourself in this pic!”.  The more tags you have, the more your photo is spread around on different profiles, increasing your views and doing worlds of good for you and your page.  (Last I checked, tag limit is 40.. fyi)

4. Link it up.  Make sure that a link to your Facebook page is on EACH page of your website, on the signature of every email, and on every other social network you use.  Sounds simple, but there are plenty of people not doing this.

5. Link to your band page as a place of employment.  This will make a clickable link to your band page show up prominently on your Facebook personal profile without being too obnoxious.  When you are networking and have a lot of band and music industry contacts, it is helpful to let other people identify what band you are in, simply and quickly.  I believe this also helps you to be more memorable when people come across your personal Facebook profile.  Do this by going to your personal profile, click “Update Info”, then under “Work and Education”  add your instrument and band… then save and you will have “Guitar at (band name) under your name and profile picture when someone visits your profile.


Featured

Featured this week is Dave Zumbek Photography!

Dave Zumbek is an experienced professional photographer based out of Peoria, IL. He also provides services to the surrounding Central IL, Chicago, and St. Louis areas. Dave specializes in weddings, live band performances, band promo shoots, candids, and portraits. He is willing to work with virtually any budget to provide the professional quality images that you deserve. If you are interested in hiring Dave or would like more information, please contact him at http://davezumbekphotography.com/ (and check out his awesome portfolio while you are there!)


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Easy Action on Twitter, a simple step to get yourself started with Twitter

 

Welcome

Thanks for sticking with me on the beginning of our social media journey together!  Let’s dive right in this week and get straight to the Action Item.

 

Action Item

Do you feel like you should be on twitter but you don’t really know what to do when you get there?  Or maybe you tweet a few updates here and there but you wait and then nothing seems to happen?  Clients say this to me all the time!  They want more twitter followers, but they aren’t really sure what to do with them!  I will let you in on a little secret… it’s called:

search.twitter.com

Go ahead and click on the link above, then pop in your band name or your business name… or a topic that you are interested in and SEARCH.  I just did a search for the terms “metal band” when I started typing this email, and 31 new tweets have been posted in that amount of time.  So you are thinking… How does this benefit you?  Start a conversation with these people talking about metal!  (if you are interested in metal or have a metal band) If you have a small business that sells office supplies, do a search for different types of office supplies!  See what people are saying… and just start replying to them.  People expect to meet random new people on twitter, that is how it works… networking!

My advice wouldn’t be to just say “Hey you like metal?  Check out my band page!”  – Wait on all that selling yourself and just start TALKING!  Ask what their favorite bands are, favorite restaurants, favorite products… ask what they do NOT like.  Twitter is all about meeting new people and gaining trust.  I love helping out clients with their twitter accounts, but when it comes down to it, their own personality is what needs to shine through!

Even if you find a bunch of results and don’t know what to reply yet, just start following these people!  You don’t have to know them, just follow a few new people or blogs or businesses… hang back and watch what they are talking about… eventually you will feel good about jumping in and making your own comments.   Here is a screenshot from my “metal band” search:

 

Another awesome search option is to use these advanced operators to narrow down your search by location, attitude of the post, and a ton of other factors:


Featured

I will feature bands or businesses in this section, please just reply to this email if you are interested in being featured.

The featured band of the week:  The Living Fields.  My pick for 2011 album of the year, you need to go take a listen!

The Living Fields plays an eclectic smelt of metals fleshed out with piano, violins, viola, cello, acoustic guitars and a variety of internal and external musical influences. Though built around a core of deep respect for the early death /doom architects, The Living Fields’ songs are rife with healthy doses of thrash, black, Viking and epic metals that reflect the underlying moods and themes of the lyrics.  Jon Higgs’ (vocalist) storylines typically veer far to the left of the self-centered cliches of doom (love, loss and death) in favor of more universal horrors that flow freely from the seemingly endless parade of humanity’s self-inflicted plagues. Oppression, injustice, suffering and man’s inhumanity to man flourish with such virility in today’s world that merely turning on the news offers up ample material for an entire album. Reading any book of history provides enough for a dozen.

Go give them a like: http://www.facebook.com/thelivingfields


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