Friday, 14 June 2013

How to Get More 'Likes' on Your Facebook Page

Celebrate the small things

Friday has come around quickly this week. I must have been having fun. A huge thanks to Vikki at Scribblings of an Aspiring Author for starting this celebration.

We as authors are obsessed with gettting more 'likes' on our author page. We want to increase our exposure and our SEO status (a term I know about, but at this time can't explain). Short of begging all of our friends and family to 'like' us, which they end up not doing for the most part, where do we get 'likes'?

One way I learned about from my friend Zrinka Jelic When I posted on my FB page that I needed more likes she recommended the World Literary Cafe. Ingenious.

You go to the World Literary Cafe and sign up. No you don't magically get 'likes' after you sign up, contrary to my naive thinking. You have to do work to get those likes. You click on other people's FB pages, like them, and then send a message that you liked them through the WLC and they should share the love (remembering to add your FB author page). It's easy, but tedious. 

The bad part is whether they will like you back or not. It is not by force that they do. It would be nice if they reciprocated with the event though. I started out with about 43 likes on my FB page. As of yesterday I had 605. I liked at least 1200 pages (My number on the WLC list is 1285). I joined another 'like' game in the process so I'd even take away 20 of those likes. Either way the amount of likes I gave did not equal the number of likes received. 

At the end of the day I have a whole lot more likes than what I started out with. And I found some great authors. I even bought two books from FB author sites and I found about three blogs that I now follow consistently.

Today  I am celebrating finishing the WLC list. I started from the bottom and went up. Everyday I liked at least 21- 28 pages (there were a few I chose not to like, but they weren't many). It took a few months, but I'm finally done- with the names above me, now I have to do the ones who joined up after me.

Check out what others on the blog hop are celebrating.


25 comments:

  1. This sounds promising--thanks for sharing! :)

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  2. Great idea. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Thank you for this, Nana. I will have to try it as I need some love, too. :D

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    1. It will definitely get you more loving.

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  4. I've gotten 'likes' from the WLC as well but like Nana, not near as many as I 'liked.' It is a great place to start though ;)

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    1. I'm glad to know I'm not the only one Debbie.

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  5. I've never heard of WLC before, sounds like a great idea. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. We learn something new everyday, Julie. You are very welcome.

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  6. Like, Like, Like, that's all I've been doing, too. Thanks for sharing, Nana.

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  7. Thanks for the mention, Nana. I did start off by liking the author's pages on WLC but now I only liked them back after they leave me the message. There are many other ways you can get lots of likes. Facebook has author's like events. Or join this group on FB. It's ongoing and we like, follow, among other things. Not just FB author's page but GR and well, you'll see when you get there. Say I sent you.

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  8. Shoot, I forgot to put down the link, my bad, sorry.

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/456635104428020/

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    1. Thanks Zrinka. I'll go check it out.

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  9. Some people do like having an author's page. I considered it several times, but blogging already takes up SO much time! I have FB, but rather work on my blog than a FB page. May it work out for you. Social media is a career in itself, I tell you! Writer’s Mark

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    1. You are absolutely correct aoub social media being a full time job. But I hear it's worth it in the end.

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  10. Great info! Would be nice if everyone reciprocated, but such is life. So many avenues now it's hard to keep up and keep writing :) I'm new to blogging, so I am pretty behind LOL. I'm enjoying the blog hop though!

    Meredith (@MeredithRaeJ)
    Meredith’s Musings

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    1. It would be utopia if every one reciprocated, Meredith.

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  11. Nice info on this! I joined a "Like" event once and it posted my page fairly well. :)

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    1. That's good J.A. I'm curious to know of that like event is still going on. You can't have too many likes.

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  12. It sounds like a great idea. Social media is an excellent networking avenue but a major time suck.
    I suppose the trick is finding the balance between everything - writing, blogging, tweeting, FB and the rest of them...

    Writer In Transit

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    1. It's interesting how much time it sucks up, but on other hand it's so much fun too.

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