Have you been looking for a way to streamline posting content to your fanpage? Are you looking for ways to improve your Edgerank? If so, keep reading.

By the time you’re finished reading this quick post, you’ll be able to take the tactics I’ve posted below and tweak them for your own use the next time you’re stumped about what to post on your fanpage that will actually engage your fans and help improve your edgerank all at the same time. More organic reach means less money buying ads. So feel free to come back later and just swipe them, edit them, and boom!

First off I have to warn you. At my core, I’m really just a guy who just loves buying traffic and analyzing data to convert that traffic into positive ROI. So although I’m an expert a buying and converting traffic, I’m no expert at fanpage engagement or social media.

What inspired me to create these ‘templates” for creating content for social media is that recently I’ve been asked by some of my clients to help them get more traffic and sales from their fanpages and social media in general. So that’s where this is all coming from. Stuff I’ve helped them with that has worked. I figured if it was valuable stuff them, it’s probably valuable to you as well.

I’ve sucked at this on my own personal page for so long because I’ve always been of the mindset that if I want traffic, I’ll just buy it. So I saw helping others with this as a challenge (I love challenges!) and an opportunity to expand my skillset.

What I’m sharing below are proven tactics you can use to help boost engagement and ultimately get more traffic, leads and sales from your fanpage. I know you’re already smart enough to know why you need to engage your fans, so I won’t bore you talking about that.

But here’s another warning. These are just tactics and should only be a small part of your overall strategy to generate revenue and a positive ROI from your fanpage. The main purpose of using the stuff I’ll share below is to get in your fans’ newsfeeds more often so that when you post revenue generating stuff more of them will see your posts and click your links. You also have to be warned that just getting them off Facebook doesn’t mean sales will magically happen. You still need to know how to convert traffic whether it’s generating the lead to close on the phone or getting someone to purchase your products and services online.

So now that I got all that out the way (whew!), here they are:

 

The “Rank These In Order” post tactic

The idea is to have your fans rank something that’s relevant to them in order of importance. For example, I’m in the digital marketing arena and I’d want to use something related to what I do.

Here’s an actual example I’ve used that worked really well: Comment below and rank these 5 traffic sources in order of importance to your business: Google Adwords, Facebook, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Youtube.

 

The “Hypothetical Question” post tactic

This one is pretty straight forward. You want them to pick the best option using a hypothetical question. Here’s an example of a fill in the blank template: Would you rather ____? -OR- Would you rather _____?

Here’s an example of how to use it: Would you rather have 100% ROI on your marketing with a limited reach? -OR- Would you rather have a 10% ROI with unlimited reach potential?

As you can see, the question makes them think. It’s a hypothetical question and doesn’t necessarily have to have a right or wrong answer. But in the example above, the way someone answers that question would be a way for me to qualify them as a potential client. I like people working with people who think like me. Choosing 10% ROI with unlimited reach potential is having the ability to scale and make way more money. My top clients all have this mindset and because of it I can make more money working with them.

 

The “Quote” post tactic

People love quotes! Someone who use the strategy very well is Sandi Krakowski. Below I’ve embedded an example of one of her posts using this tactic with one of her own quotes embed in an image. You can do this without an image and it works well. You can also borrow a quote and put it in an image and be sure to give proper credit. Lots of way to leverage this one.

 
 

The “Fill In The Blank Teaser” post tactic

You’ve probably seen one of these before. Someone asks asks you to finish a sentence by typing your answer in the comments. If you’re anything like me, you’ve probably completed a few of these. It’s a quick and easy way to boost engagement as these type posts get lots of responses quickly whether on your fanpage or personal profile.

Here’s an example: It’s Fill in the Blank Friday. This weekend, I’m looking forward to ________ !

 

The “A vs. B Question” post tactic

I’ve seen these posts get crazy engagement. You basically have one thing versus another thing. You ask a question that you already know the answer for and get people to comment what they think A or B. You then promise to reveal the results in the comments.

I saw one of my friends do this on his fanpage and after seeing the response he received when his fanpage had a much smaller following, it made me take notice. At that point, I swiped the concept and have since helped others modify it to fit their particular situation. Works like a charm!

 
 

The “What’s The First Word You See Image” post tactic

This one is epic, which is why I saved it for last. I got the original idea from a thread on the Warrior Forum. You have to be a member to view the original thread found here. If you’re not a member, here’s a link to an screen capture image of the post. I’ve embedded the actual FB page post below:

 

I’ve tested this and I can tell you it works like gangbusters! Here’s what I did to create my own version:

  1. Go to Puzzle Maker dot com (it’s free) and click on “Word Search Puzzle”
  2. Enter the Title and Subtitle.
  3. Enter at least 4 words you’d want people to see. I say four because the more words you add, the bigger the puzzle size and you want it to be a decent size. Make sure they are relevant to your niche. Preferably, they are words that are associated with the outcomes your product, service, etc provides.
  4. Click “Create Puzzle”
  5. Take a screen capture of the puzzle it generates with your favorite screen capture tool. Then crop out everything except the puzzle itself.

Once you’ve created your own version (or just swipe his from the thread), use the template like the layout in the Warrior Forum thread link above, post it to your fanpage, and watch the magic!

Do you have or know of any other fanpage engagement boosting tactics that are easy so swipe and deploy? If so, post them in the comments below.

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In my humble opinion, I believe that in the very near future the people who will be crushing it online are the people who accept the fact that they need to continually optimize and adapt.

Think about this…

In almost every niche market you can imagine, there’s someone with a website who’s serving that market. As more people continue to use the internet to solve their problems, eventually more competitors will pop up because they will soon realize they need to be online. (where the action is happening)

Enter the competition.
 

Guess what happens next?

The people who are already crushing it are going to have to step up their game if they want to maintain.
 

Why?

Because you’d be a fool to think your competition isn’t as smart as you are. They have access to the same resources as you. David beat Goliath because everyone thought that since he was overmatched and undersized, he wouldn’t stand a chance.

In order to maximize your potential, you must optimize on a regular basis and adapt to changes. The goal is to continually improve so that customer acquisition becomes easier. You should always work on improving your ability to turn traffic into leads and customers.

Not only do you need to optimize your ability to convert traffic, but you also need to optimize for retention. Don’t just kick butt at converting traffic, have world class customer service in order to retain your customer base. I guarantee you’ll sell a crap load more stuff on the backend once they become a raving fan of your business.

Whether you offer additional products and services throughout your marketing funnel or just make relevant and useful referrals, you’ll thrive. I double dog dare you to offer world class customer service. (if you take me up on my dare, you’ll thank me later :-))

The kind if optimization I’m talking about isn’t just how well you can get people to take the actions you want them to take. It’s also about how well you measure up against the other options (or distractions) they have, how well you can explain why your offer is better, and the ability to deliver on your promise.

The kind of optimization I’m talking about is more than just numbers in a spreadsheet. It’s more than about how much revenue per lead you generate. It’s more than about that positive ROI you love to brag about. People want to feel like what they give you is worth less than what you give them. Whether it’s our information or our credit card, we all want to feel like the value we receive is greater than what we gave up to get it.

Don’t you want that too? Don’t you want to deal with people who show they’re sincere? If you want that, your customers want it too.

So embrace the fact that if you don’t optimize and adapt, your online business will die a slow and painful death.
 

One last point:

Transparency is vital.

The best ways to set yourself apart right now…

Become more open and transparent. Be a human. Be yourself and be honest.

You can blame social media if you want to point fingers. It’s the main reason why transparency is so vital in this ever evolving internet climate. Heck, Mark Zuckerburg’s vision is “to make the world more open and connected.”
 

Finally, here’s a quick summary:

Optimize for conversions by doing a better job explaining why your offer is the best option and create a clear path to action.

Optimize for retention by offering world class customer service that your competition will envy and your customers will rave about.

Deliver what you promised and deliver it in a way where the value is greater than expected.

Be sincere and show that you really do care.

Embrace change and adapt. The rule of thumb is to stay at least 3 steps ahead of the competition.

Be as transparent as possible and be yourself. Show that you’re human and that you’re open and available.

This is a public service announcement. Ignore at your own risk.

If you have been following me for a considerable amount of time, I am sure you have heard me mention Twitter Search being the next generation search engine.

I have been using it for quite some time to do keyword research as documented in a previous post detailing how I use Twitter Search To Uncover Unlikely Keywords.

I also discuss in another video how Twitter affects your Google PageRank and what this means for you.

This new finding is particularly important to me because the big “G” seems to be putting a lot of stock into Twitter even though they don’t own them… YET.

Watch the video below to see what is happening now, and don’t forget to leave comments below.

In this video, I discuss Google PageRank and how it relates to social media.

If you are using Twitter, or any other social media website, more than likely your profile has a Google PageRank.

Why is this important?

There are many reasons why this important, but the main aspect I believe to be most important is for branding purposes. Building a brand takes a considerable amount of time and resources, so you should make sure you are capitalizing on your hard work before someone else uses it to their advantage.

Check out the video for more and thanks for stopping by.

P.S. Leave me some comments and tell me what you think!