10 Ways to Get Traffic to Your Facebook Page

Once you set up your Facebook Page, your next big job is to get people to come and Like your Page. How do you do that? Here are some tips:

  1. Write great, engaging content. The more interesting and engaging your content is, the more people will interact with it. The more they interact with it, the more likely it is to show up in the News Feed. The more it shows up, the more likely others will see that their friends Like your Page.
  2. Add a Welcome tab. People are 47% more likely to Like a Page if it has a Welcome Tab. An effective Welcome tab tells people what the Page is about, and the benefits of Liking the Page. It also encourages people to hit the Like button. You can get a free Welcome tab at Pagemodo.
  3. Occasionally tag your Page from your Profile, inviting folks who are interested in learning more about the topic you are sharing about to come and Like your Page. This lets your current friend list know you have a Page without beating them over the head with business spam. (To tag your Page, simply type the @ sign, and then begin typing the name of your Page. Once your Page pops up, select it. It will become a clickable link in your status update.)
  4. Invite every customer you work with to Like your Page. This is the group you’re most interested in reaching. Let them know the benefits of liking your Page.
  5. Ask your current fans to share your Page with their friends if they find your Page valuable. Do this through occasional status updates on your Page such as, “If you find the content on this Page valuable, won’t you tell your friends about this Page? Just share this link in your status update: http://facebook.com/jenfongspeaks (Fill in your Facebook URL here.) Thank you!”
  6. Once you get 25 folks who Like your Page, add your Facebook Page URL to your business cards. Point it out to everyone you give your card to, and invite them to come check out your Page.
  7. Comment on other Pages as your Page to drive interest in your Page.
  8. Use the “Suggest to Friends” link on your Page. (Warning, this only works occasionally.)
  9. Swap Likes with other Page owners. To begin the momentum, form a collective. Get a group together who will all “Like” each others’ Pages. This will help you get to your 25, so you can get a custom Facebook URL.
  10. Find opportunities to share your Page on other Pages, when invited. For example, I will occasionally invite people to share their Page links on my Facebook Page. I know other Pages do this as well. Look for these opportunities, and take advantage. (But don’t share your Page if you haven’t been invited. That’s spam.)

The most important part of all of this is the great content part. People will only be interested in your Page if there’s something in it for them. A steady stream of ads won’t do it. So focus first on solving problems for your target market, and the rest will come.

Do you have a Facebook Page? Feel free to share a link to it in the comments, and then check out the links to other Facebook Pages. You may find some new Pages that you love. Have fun!

102 Responses to 10 Ways to Get Traffic to Your Facebook Page
  1. Tim Williams
    June 6, 2015 | 4:09 pm

    Thank you for the wonderful advise.

  2. Stacy Culotta
    May 14, 2013 | 10:25 pm

    did not know I was putting out spam thanks for letting me know I thought I was being active and working hard to get my name out!!
    https://www.facebook.com/StacysJewels?hc_location=timeline

  3. Sarah Mutzbauer
    March 25, 2013 | 10:33 pm

    Thank you for the tips!! Your advice should help me with my page!

    http://www.facebook.com/VaultDenimAshlandMO

  4. Amanda
    February 6, 2013 | 3:40 pm

    This is my health and fitness page. The main topic is weight loss. I lost 100lb through proper nutrition and exercise and this page is my chance to ‘pay it forward’. It’s my passion to help others achieve their weight loss goals.

    • Stacy Culotta
      May 14, 2013 | 10:26 pm

      I would love to know how to get to your page!! Please let me know

  5. Carrie Minton
    November 21, 2012 | 11:43 pm

    Great article!

  6. Stephanie McNelly
    November 21, 2012 | 2:02 am

    LOVE the Article! LOVE ALL of the tips!!

    http://www.mythirtyone.com/stephaniemcnelly

  7. Stephanie McNelly
    November 21, 2012 | 1:59 am

    LOVE the article! So true! Alot of that I really will start doing!

    facebook.com/groups/StephsThirtyOne

  8. Ericka Ivy
    November 20, 2012 | 10:32 am

    Thanks for the tips! Very good info!
    Heres my FB page! Please check it out!
    Find out how you can tighten tone and firm your loose skin and cellulite in as little as 45 minutes! http://www.facebook.com/WrapUpWithErickaIvy

  9. Lily
    November 19, 2012 | 11:49 pm

    Thank you for the shared info πŸ™‚

  10. Jen Mullen
    November 7, 2012 | 12:39 pm

    Hi,

    Thank you for writing this information! Very helpful!

    I am sharing my facebook page! facebook.com/havesafescents

  11. Hadassah
    September 22, 2012 | 11:40 am

    Thank you so much.These tips are what I will call ‘life saver’. My page is: https://www.facebook.com/HadassahBridals

  12. Carrie Lucas
    April 4, 2012 | 2:00 am

    Interesting read… thank you! I will be back for more tips…

  13. Joyce
    February 22, 2012 | 10:04 am

    Thank you so much Jen for simple, easy-to-follow ways to use social media. Always love your tips and ideas. Have already “liked” so many of the pages I found from the comments!! Hope you will come visit ours too: http://facebook.com/LifeMadeWell

  14. Mary Queren
    February 16, 2012 | 3:48 pm

    Thanks for the great info, as always! I’m always looking for ways to improve my page & traffic to it!
    Mary Queren recently posted..How does this sound?: Chocolate Pound Cake, Topped with Caramel Mocha Whipped Cr…

  15. Jennifer
    February 16, 2012 | 1:39 pm

    Thanks so much for the info in this article! I am a new Creative Memories Independent Consultant and I have started a Facebook page for my business as well and I am trying to grow the page and increase the LIKES on my page.

    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Creative-Memories-Independent-Consultant-Jennifer-Raines/252358451501280?ref=tn_tnmn

    It has been challenging but I found these tips to be very helpful!

  16. Jill Condon
    February 16, 2012 | 12:22 pm

    Thank you Jennifer Fong for helping me navigate this strange new world of Social media. I love your blogs! I just started to focus on growing my facebook fanpage vs. my personal facebook page and I know that your suggestions will come in handy. Please feel free to visit my fanpage Passion Parties with Jill.

  17. Marian Warshauer
    February 16, 2012 | 12:18 pm

    thanks so much for the very useful tips , perfect for independent workers https://www.facebook.com/PamperedChefwithMarian

  18. Karen Overturf
    February 16, 2012 | 12:16 pm

    Hi Jen,

    Always love reading your very informative articles. Thanks for all you do!

    Karen O.

    http://www.facebook.com/BellaBaubles

  19. Susan tracey
    February 4, 2012 | 6:20 am

    Facebook page
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  20. Susan tracey
    February 4, 2012 | 6:17 am

    Great advice thanks! From independent Phoenix trader (27787)

  21. Jessica Trageser
    February 3, 2012 | 4:14 pm

    Great tips, your blog has become a regular read for me. Thanks so much!

    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jamberry-Nails-Jessica-Trageser-Independent-Consultant

  22. marissa Berghorst
    February 2, 2012 | 4:10 pm

    Thanks so much for the tips! I have used them to help develop my fan page. http://www.Facebook.com/prmarissa

  23. Cara
    June 17, 2011 | 5:00 pm

    Thanks so much! This was very help, especially the welcome page. I hadn’t ever thought of doing that before. I started my fan page not too long ago, so I’d love some feedback. πŸ™‚

    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Melaleuca-Cara-Retz-Wellness-Coach/198624230174703

    Cara

  24. rhoda kindred
    June 17, 2011 | 4:42 pm

    Thank-you so much! I love reading all your great tips! I have just started a facebook page, but do not have 25 fans yet….. I too would welcome any advise. Some of my friends on my personal profile say I just want thier business, while I do want their business (I do not want to be pushy), I am more concerened about their health and want to share with people how much Shaklee has improved my family’s health and given us a great lifestyle!
    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Stephen-Rhoda-Kindred-Shaklee-Independent-Distributor/169528146440855

  25. Mark
    June 17, 2011 | 2:24 pm

    Great ideas.

    If you love gardening and want to learn more about creating an inviting Garden Room, check out
    http://www.facebook.com/GardenRoomDesignByMark

  26. Melanie Hinds
    June 17, 2011 | 1:38 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing such wonderful tips on social media! I always learn something new!

  27. Kim Murden
    June 7, 2011 | 7:32 pm

    Love reading your posts! They are so helpful in trying to navigate this animal, thank you! Please stop by my page and check out our beautiful home decor – huge sale for June as well as the Outlet. Find out more at http://www.facebook.com/WillowHouseWithKim.

    Cheers!

    Kim

  28. Ashley
    June 7, 2011 | 3:53 pm

    Thanks for the update. Always an interesting read. I especially enjoyed the part about forming a collective to get to the 25 ‘likes’ required for a URL. Our ever-supportive group of Stella & Dot Stylists did this for each other and got many of us to 25 in a few days!

    Please check out my Facebook page for Stella & Dot, a line of beautiful celebrity-coveted jewelry at great prices. Thanks

    http://www.facebook.com/SDbyAshleyH

  29. Amber DeGroot
    June 7, 2011 | 3:51 pm

    I LOVE the tips! This is a topic that is brought up a lot amongst our team. Thank you!

    http://www.facebook.com/31GiftsAmberDeGroot

  30. Toni Swayze
    June 7, 2011 | 2:33 pm

    Jennifer, Thanks so much for this article. It was very helpful!

    I do have one question, when I originally set up my Facebook page, I had read that having the page wall as the “welcome page” was more engaging since potential fans can see the conversations that are already going on. Do you have any thoughts about that?

    Have a great day!

    https://www.facebook.com/swayze.wickless

  31. Bonny Chorzempa
    June 7, 2011 | 1:56 pm

    OK…I finally did something I should have done earlier; make a Welcome page!

    My Lia Sophia fan page “Bonny’s Jewelry Page” is here:
    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bonnys-Jewelry-Page/162178753827896

  32. Shannon Sims
    June 7, 2011 | 1:25 pm

    Thank you for the informative information…as always.

    Passion Parties Independent Consultant
    https://www.facebook.com/ShannonSPassion4U

  33. Stacy Peak
    June 7, 2011 | 1:21 pm

    Thanks for the great info! Looking forward to seeing you at our National Conference next month!

    https://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/pages/Stacy-Peak-Personalized-Purses-Bags-Gifts-Work-from-Home-Mom/150390415034926

  34. Karlene Ludwig
    May 14, 2011 | 8:26 am

    SuPeR tips! Thanks for sharing! – GGRreat article topic and really informative. I am also in the early stages of growing and enhancing my FB page (baby steps πŸ™‚

    Feel free to visit my FB page – “like and “share/suggest to friends” if you enjoy! Thanks again!

    http://www.facebook.com/WillowHousewithKarlene

  35. Debi
    May 13, 2011 | 2:10 pm

    This is me: The Simple Mom on Facebook
    http://www.facebook.com/thesimplemom/

  36. Elaine Smothers
    April 25, 2011 | 8:00 pm

    Thanks for the great blog article! I’m just getting started with my Facebook Scentsy page at http://www.facebook.com/wickless.flameless & I found alot of info I needed here! Bravo!!

    • Elaine Smothers
      April 25, 2011 | 8:02 pm

      I really need a new computer. I apologize for the double post; my browser indicated the 1st attempt didn’t work, even though it obviously did.

  37. Elaine Smothers
    April 25, 2011 | 7:57 pm

    Great blog article! I found this one particularly helpful as I’m just getting started with my Facebook Scentsy page http://www.facebook.com/wickless.flameless Thank you for sharing this info!

  38. Melissa
    April 20, 2011 | 4:24 pm

    Love reading these blogs! So relevant to what I’m experiencing right now! I’m still in the early stages of growth for my fan page, please check it out, like and share if you like what you see πŸ™‚

    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Barrie-ON/Stella-Dot-Independent-Stylist-Melissa-Fletcher-Barrie-Ontario/191615667538056

  39. Chris Anderson
    April 18, 2011 | 5:34 pm

    As always, great tips! Jen, in your opinion, should the content in your FB Page be totally original (meaning, not simply a blurb/link/pic of a blog post) for the most part? We publish a good bit of content on our blog, and re-purpose it on our FB Page, but we’ve struggled with catalyzing discussions. Maybe we need more personal (i.e. non-business related) and short form, completely original content?

    Our page is: http://empowerkit.com/facebook

    Look forward to connecting with you all on your FB Pages, and thanks again Jen!

    Chris
    Chris Anderson recently posted..The Evolution of Replicated Websites Part X- Analyze &amp Iterate

  40. Jennifer Raybaud
    April 17, 2011 | 4:05 pm

    LOVE checking out others fan pages! Thanks, Jen.

    http://www.facebook.com/simplyathome

  41. Janette Topper
    April 17, 2011 | 1:39 pm

    Thank you for the great tips. I’m just getting used to using Facebook and don’t know how to do much.

    I just opened my page and still need 25 fans. I would love feedback on my page and welcome any advice. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Toppers-Gold-Canyon-Candles/175401465844804

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