Hasn’t Facebook evolved dramatically in 2012 – what worked for marketing your business a year ago may not be working so well today, so a checklist for evaluating your Facebook Page is more important than ever. One of the very best I’ve come across was posted on SOCIALLYSTACKED on December 10th. They’ve come up with a very handy checklist to review whether your Facebook fan page is on track or not, with plenty of straightforward tips!
Let’s take a closer look. Many of these tips can be implemented within minutes but they could make a dramatic difference:
Here’s a simple checklist to properly evaluate your Facebook Page and see if you’re on the right track.
Facebook Page Checklist:
“About” section: is your website URL the first thing listed?
Additional “About” section: Are you providing links to your company’s other social channels, like your Twitter account and blog?
Cover photo: is it well-designed and does it meet Facebook’s Guidelines?
Cover photo description: when someone clicks on your cover photo, do you have a photo description with information, a call to action, or links?
Profile photo: does it clearly reflect your brand?
App thumbnails: are the three most important apps featured as “favorite” apps, and do the app thumbnails include a call to action or have a promising label?
“Talking about this number”: Divide your “Talking about this number” by your Page’s total number of Likes. This will calculate your Page’s engagement from the past seven days. Average Page engagement is two percent. If you’re below two percent, your content strategy needs to be adjusted.
1. What type of content is your business sharing?
2. Are you using a photo or another type of media to accompany each status update?
3. Are you sharing valuable, relevant information with your fans?
4. Are you implementing the 70/20/10 rule?
5. Does your content speak directly to your target audience?
Exclusive content: What are you offering your Facebook fans that they can’t get anywhere else? A free eBook? Exclusive industry advice and tips? Frequently updated entertaining content?
Branding: What does your brand say about the users who like your Page? Remember: people Like a Facebook Page not because they like a particular product or service, they do it because what they Like says something about their own identity.
Commenting: Are you engaging back with your Facebook fans? You should be Liking their comments and responding to all their questions.
Industry opportunities: What opportunities does your industry present; meaning, what type of industry-relevant content should you share on your Facebook Page? For an example of what we mean, we evaluated Kevin Bhookun’s Photography Page to see what opportunities he has as a photographer on Facebook. Remainder Of ShortStack.com Article
This is just a sample of many recommendations in a very informative article, which then goes on to cover other essential aspects to create A Checklist For Evaluating Your Facebook Page which is extremely comprehensive, including how to determine your industry’s opportunities. I’m sure this is a checklist for evaluating your Facebook Page which you will wish to refer to again and again, but don’t leave it at that – do send us your own recommendations for adding to any future checklist by telling us in the “Leave A Reply” Box below.
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