Using Facebook Groups For Traffic

Here's another free way to get a ton of traffic from Facebook.

When we have an interest in something we tend to want to get all the information we can about it. Usually we want to get to know other people who have the same interest too so we have friends we can share our interests with.

That's why the Facebook groups feature is soooo powerful. If you don't belong to any Facebook groups go search Facebook (just use the search bar at the top of Facebook) for your favorite interest and you'll see what I mean.

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So how can you suck traffic from these groups?

Well of course by just participating in them, networking, etc…

But an even better way to do it is to start your own Facebook group!

Yep just start one related to your niche!

I have my own Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/LizTomeyUpdates

What has this done for me?

1. Given me a group of people who look to me for information about my niche (Relationship building which makes people buy from you)

2. Given me a place to advertise my offers and make money

3. Given me a place to advertise offers I'm an affiliate for and make money

Running your own group can be INCREDIBLY profitable for you, and it's super easy to do.

Here are the steps you need to take…

1. Login to your Facebook account and create your group.

2. When creating your group make sure you make it a Buy, Sell, Trade group because you get a lot of cool functions

3. You'll want to create a good looking cover image for your group.

4. Make sure you add a good description to your group (make sure to include a link to your main site in the description).

5. Go through ALL the settings and make sure that you use all the options you can.

Once you have your group created, make sure to add some content, and share your group on your Facebook page. Little by little you'll see your group grow. We will talk about ways to grow your group in future tutorials, but for now go get your group started.

I'll be posting more information on this post and in future posts about using FB groups to get traffic so stay tuned. πŸ™‚

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Let’s Talk About Facebook Advertising!

Okay so I want to REALLY get into the paid side of Facebook advertising. I'm seeing SOOOO many of my marketing friends just crushing it with Facebook ads and until now I've been scared to dip my toes in the water.

That's really hard to admit because generally I'm scared of NOTHING! πŸ™‚

So to help me I'm pulling in some favors and I'm going to grill a few of my Facebook advertising expert buddies on this topic, and then I'm going to take all my knowledge and GIVE it to you.

BUT…

I need your help!

If you have questions about anything related to using Facebook advertising I need you to post your comments in the comments section below. Please keep your questions relevant to using Facebook's paid advertising.

I'll take your questions and mine, go to my expert buddies, and get the answers we need. Then I'll give you access to all of my new found knowledge. Sound like a plan?

Okay, but you guys have to help and let me hear your questions by posting them in the comments section below…

I'll update this post as soon as I have the info we need. πŸ™‚

Liz

The Free Ways To Use Facebook To Get Traffic

Facebook is a great way to get traffic. We've all heard that a million times, right?

Well there's two sides to Facebook… There's the free traffic methods you can use with it and there are the paid traffic methods you can use with it.

Today let's talk about the free ways to use Facebook to get traffic! Below you'll find tactics that I've used and know to work. I'll add to this post as I find more…

1. Network and build your friends list – Before you do anything on Facebook you need to build your friends list with people who are interested in what you have to offer. The best way to do this is to find groups related to your niche, participate in them, and add people from those groups to your friend list.

By doing this when you post stuff to Facebook they will see it. I recommend spending 20-30 minutes each and every day doing this! Nothing you do on Facebook as far as using it to get free traffic will work unless you have a group of people on your friends list that are interested in your niche.

2. Interact in Facebook groups – I mentioned using Facebook groups above, but there are a few ways to use them. With this tactic you need to find Facebook groups related to your niche, interact in them, and when you can post content that leads to your offers. Just be sure that you are allowed to do so and don't be a jackass about doing it either. BE HELPFUL and not spammy!

3. Create your own Facebook group – A great way to get your offers in front of people is to create a Facebook group of your own related to your niche. Interact in your group, build a tribe, and put your offers and content in front of your group members. Again… BE HELPFUL and NOT spammy!

4. Post content to your Facebook timeline – Now there's a way you need to do this so that Facebook doesn't “penalize” you. Facebook HATES to give their traffic away for free. So if you post something and directly put a link into the post they don't show it to as many of your friends. So is what you need to do is make an intriguing post and then tell people that the link to what you're talking about is in the comments.

To successfully do this you need to…

a: Make sure your post makes people REALLY want to see what you're talking about.
b: Use an image to make them stop and read your post
c: Get them to interact – The more likes and shares you get the more of your friends list will see your post

Here's an example of me doing this on my Facebook page >>> https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1028366827186616

Note: Hopefully you'll be able to see that post. Sometimes Facebook is silly. πŸ™

5. Create a Facebook fanpage – Now this is a HUGE undertaking with some serious strategy behind it and it's not for everyone. If you're a leader in your niche or you're trying to build a following behind your brand then this is for you. The short of it is…

Setup a fanpage, provide awesome content, and get people to interact. If you don't get people to interact no one will ever see your content or become a fan of your page. Because of how much goes into this we will be talking about it more and devoting blog posts and tutorials on how to do it, but I just wanted to quickly mention it here.

6. Make it easy for people to share your content – There are a ton of plugins out there that you can use on your blog that put share buttons on your posts. By using these you're making it easy for people to share your stuff through social networks. Like at the bottom of this post. πŸ™‚

Also when you post your content on Facebook make sure that you ASK PEOPLE TO SHARE IT! I know mind blowing… πŸ™‚ Seriously, you've got to ask people to share your content!

7. Have a contest – You've probably heard of this tactic before and although I'm listing it in the “free methods” of Facebook advertising you will probably have to pay for a solution to run your contest. But the basics of this tactic is you give something super cool and desirable away for free in turn for people sharing your content, liking your content, etc.

For example: You have a new ebook that's about living a vegan lifestyle. You could run a contest giving away something related that is super cool and something people in that niche would REALLY REALLY REALLY want. Get them to share your page about your new ebook and that enters them into your contest.

Now this is another tactic that does take a lot of work and something I'll be devoting more blog posts and tutorials to because there's a lot that goes into it.

Okay as I said, I'll be adding more to this as I try more free Facebook traffic tactics. Until then if you have questions about any of these tactics, have advice of your own, or anything else please leave your feedback/questions in the comments section below!

Liz

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