If you are not using Facebook to market your business, you are losing the opportunity to reach out to 175,000,000 active users. Today, Facebook is the most popular social networking site online. People spend a lot of time on Facebook to interact with friends, make friends, play games and join interest groups. When you are able to get your advertising message across to these people, you will see a surge in traffic to your website and probably an increase in sales or enquiries.
A question that many people will ask is that how a business can leverage Facebook to market its product or service? Now, let me share with you 3 ways to advertise your business on Facebook:
1. Facebook social ads. This is the most straight-forward way to advertise your business on Facebook. With social ads, you can set up your ads to target people by interest, age group, gender, etc. This will make your ads more targeted and increase its click-through-rate (CTR). With higher CTR, you are getting more visitors to your website and increase the chance of getting more customers. You can also choose to place a picture in your ads, which I strongly recommend you to do it. An ad with a picture captures attention and encourages more clicks.
2. Groups and Pages. You can create a group and page for your business on Facebook. Then get more people to join your group or become a fan of your page. For a group, you can use the Invite function to get your friends to join. But there is no invite function for a page. You need to either use social ads to advertise it or pass the direct URL of the page to your friends. Both groups and pages are great channels to gather more potential customers and build brand.
3. Worth of mouth marketing. It is easier to sell to a friend than a stranger. With so many active users on Facebook, you should try to know more friends. Join groups that are related to your product and service, and socialize with the group members. Add them to your contact and get to know them personally. When they get to know your business and trust it, they will recommend your company to their friends.
Facebook is definitely an advertising channel that you absolutely must leverage on. Every day, there are new advertisers on Facebook and more companies are creating pages and groups for their products. So what are you waiting for?