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. DeNise Williams
    April 15, 2011 | 11:54 pm

    Hi Jen. This is a great blog. Thank you for sharing your knowledge with us!

    My FB fan page is https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/DeNises-Soul-Purpose/58902587741

  2. Angela Tippets
    April 15, 2011 | 12:11 pm

    Thanks Jennifer!! I have been thinking about this a lot lately. You were reading my mind!! http://www.Facebook.com/iamwicklessfan

  3. Kerri Clark
    April 14, 2011 | 5:40 pm

    Thank you for all your great information! I appreciate all that you do and thank you for this opportunity πŸ™‚ I just started my fan page last week…no likes yet. Hope that will change soon! http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Kerri-4-Fitness-Lose-Weight-Build-Muscle/211362328891030
    If anyone is interested in losing weight, getting in shape (summer is almost here!) check me out, I can help

  4. Kristen Schwartz
    April 14, 2011 | 1:43 pm

    Thank you for this totally doable list of tips!

    Thank you also for the sharing op – I’m a children’s illustrator – https://www.facebook.com/pages/Kristen-Schwartz/157500694495?v=info

  5. Trini Thacker
    April 14, 2011 | 12:23 pm

    Thanks so much for all your awesome blogs and giving us a chanve to post our fan pages on your blog.


  6. Traci Kuhn
    April 14, 2011 | 8:56 am

    Good morning Jennifer,

    Thanks for another set of great tips! A welcome tab will be my next FB update. I just posted my very first video blog after attending a training on, you guessed it, video blogging. (there’s a link posted to the trainers FB page under the post.) Have you written on that subject yet? If so, can you provide the link please?

    Thanks for the chance to share some love with our fellow Direct Sales sisters!


  7. Rebecca Simon
    April 13, 2011 | 10:10 pm

    My Tastefully Simple Facebook page:
    Not enough time to cook?? Need a gift? Interested in fundraising? Check out the many options with Tastefully Simple! We have a variety of delicious foods ready to enjoy right out of the package and simple to prepare foods requiring only 1-2 additional ingredients!

  8. Rick Willey
    April 13, 2011 | 9:29 pm

    Share your tips & ideas for saving and making money on my page. Let’s help each other get through this economy!


    (new page so I could also use some feedback!)

  9. Deta Follin-Pyle
    April 13, 2011 | 7:52 pm

    Really enjoying all your tips and info.



  10. Jodi Truscott
    April 13, 2011 | 7:50 pm

    Jen ~ as always, thanks for ALL you do for the Direct Selling community. I always look forward to your posts. Jodi Truscott, Premier Designs, http://www.facebook.com/jewelryladyjodi

  11. Adeline Terry
    April 13, 2011 | 5:35 pm

    Thanks Jennifer for this great post & the invitation to post our links. I have just set up my Facebook Fan page. I’m not to 25 “likes” yet, but working on it. I just saw your post about having a Welcome landing page. I’m going to set one up.

    I look forward to “liking” all these ladies’ pages. Please check out my page and give me suggestions for improvement.

    Connect on Facebook: See above link
    My Generic Blog: http://www.directsalesdreams.com

  12. Julie Hornung
    April 13, 2011 | 2:39 pm

    Great fan page info Jennifer!

    I’m excited to see others on here to “Like” and hope to welcome anyone to my Shaklee business page too. Julie πŸ™‚


  13. Heather Perry
    April 13, 2011 | 2:19 pm

    You have such great information here – thank you!! I will go and “Like” some of the pages listed here… I’d really appreciate it if you could do the same for me! I am going to be working on a Welcome page today πŸ™‚



  14. Lisa Karn
    April 13, 2011 | 1:38 pm

    I truly enjoy your blog! Thank you for all of the great information.

  15. Chris
    April 13, 2011 | 1:36 pm

    Still don’t have a link, will soon when I get to 25 fans.
    Page name is….
    CieAura. The Will Team.

    Thanks so much

  16. Jen Patrick
    April 13, 2011 | 12:54 pm

    I have a new page for my new business as a Jewel Kade stylist. I would love for you to check it out πŸ™‚


  17. Sherry Germann
    April 13, 2011 | 12:19 pm

    Jen, your blog is the best for helping us with our Facebook promotions of our pages. Thank you! Just Jewelry has been an awesome ride so far and it’s getting better by the hour!

  18. Terri Chandler-Royse
    April 13, 2011 | 11:59 am

    Thank you for all the great information, Jen! I’m looking forward to ‘liking’ these new (to me) pages I may have never run across on my own! Do our pages have to be direct sales to participate? I work for a title/escrow company in AZ, and my page is informative real estate info, tips, etc.


    Thank you, again! Terri

    • Jennifer Fong
      April 13, 2011 | 12:04 pm

      Everyone is welcome Terri! Thanks for sharing your page!

  19. Wendy
    April 13, 2011 | 11:58 am
  20. Sharon Katzevman
    April 13, 2011 | 11:47 am

    I absolutely LOVE your blog Jennifer! I can’t wait to hear you in person at the Thirty-One National Conference in July! I’ll be the one in the pink shirt πŸ˜‰

    I would love everyone’s opinion of my page – I can’t seem to get as much response to it as I get from my profile. It’s http://www.facebook.com/sharons31.

    Thanks so much!
    πŸ™‚ Sharon

    • Sinead Mullins
      April 13, 2011 | 1:43 pm

      I am so sad to be missing conference. I just signed up with 31 in January and would LOVE to go, but I am heading to Ireland for my best friends wedding that week. I already like your page Sharon πŸ™‚

  21. Jan
    April 13, 2011 | 11:41 am

    Thanks for the tips. I will definitely look into a Welcome Tab. Here is my page for my jewelry business: http://www.facebook.com/jan.sells.jewelry.

    Jan recently posted..Weve Moved!!!

    • Pamela Rough
      April 13, 2011 | 12:35 pm

      Jan, I ‘liked’ your page, but a few suggestions. You need to add some photos of your jewelry on FB and your website. The link on your page needs updated to your new address. Hope this helps.

  22. Michelle Arndt
    April 13, 2011 | 11:36 am

    Thanks for the great tips! If you are looking for tips on eating well (which means not only healthy, but delicious food) check out my page at http://www.facebook.com/eatwellwithmichelle.

  23. Sinead Mullins - Thirty-One Gifts
    April 13, 2011 | 11:36 am

    I’d love to hear what people think of my page! After discovering your website/blog/FB page last week, I’ve been trying to implement your advice. All comments extremely appreciated πŸ™‚

    And as luck would have it, my fans are playing a game that ends tonight! You could win a Large Utility Tote for FREE! Just like my page and guess how many Easter eggs it holds – there’s a picture to help you!



  24. Inside the Pink Toolbox
    April 13, 2011 | 11:33 am

    If you’re a Do-It-Yourselfer, then check out http://www.facebook.com/insidethepinktoolbox for Tips and Tomboy Tools updates and specials.

    We hope you ‘like’ the page. πŸ™‚

    Thanks, Jennifer, for the article and the opportunity to share.

    Robin and Alyssa

  25. Laurie Ryan
    April 13, 2011 | 11:33 am

    Thanks for another great post, Jennifer!

    From another of your posts, I created a Newsletter tab – well, it was a tab when I created it; now it’s on the left with the new pages πŸ™‚ – and have had several people sign up to receive my newsletter!

    I still need to create a Welcome Page — going back to your earlier post to print out the instructions for that.

    I invite people to visit my page at http://www.facebook.com/KitchenParamedic where I share cooking tips, recipes galore, food facts, and more.

  26. Davina James
    April 13, 2011 | 11:32 am

    These are great tips Jen, thank you! I definitely need to get working on a Welcome Tab for my page.


    Have a fabulous day!

  27. Inside the Pink Toolbox
    April 13, 2011 | 11:28 am

    If you’re a Do-It-Yourselfer, check out our Fan Page for Tips and Tomboy Tools updates and specials: http://www.facebook.com/InsidethePinkToolbox.

    We hope you “like” what you see! πŸ™‚

    Thanks, Jennifer, for the article and the opportunity to share.

    Robin and Alyssa

  28. Pamela Rough
    April 13, 2011 | 11:24 am

    Thank you so much for all your great advice Jennifer. I recently started a new fan page and definitely using a welcome tab. I’ll be checking out all of the other sites and liking.


  29. Darla Pool
    April 13, 2011 | 11:24 am

    My FB Page is new, and I do not have a link, yet. It’s called, “Build a Successful Business.”. Thanks, Jennifer!

  30. Marilyn
    April 13, 2011 | 11:24 am

    Thanks Jennifer! Great tips!

    Check out my FanPage at http://www.facebook.com/CleanChemicalFree to learn about Norwex eco-friendly & organic Products. Clean just using WATER! Save time & money without the use of household toxic chemicals.

    Would love your feedback!


  31. Amy Braunscheidel
    April 13, 2011 | 11:21 am

    What a GREAT idea! Thank you Jennifer! You’re the BEST! Please check out my rubber stamping and scrapbooking business page. Lots of ideas on how you can create your own hand stamped cards!

  32. Gloria Fox
    April 13, 2011 | 11:20 am

    My FB page is http://www.facebook.com/pages/Potentially-Beautiful/78172400979 which is about creating beautiful home decor with second-hand items.

    Great tips by the way!
    Gloria Fox recently posted..Stay tuned

  33. Sheriman AF
    April 13, 2011 | 11:17 am

    Superb as Always Jennifer!

    For those who are open to money making opportunity and like to know how to make money using Facebook, check out my Facebook page:


    See you there!

    Sheriman AF

  34. Lisa Wilber
    April 13, 2011 | 11:16 am
  35. Dana Corey
    April 13, 2011 | 11:14 am

    Great tips, Jennifer! My next project is creating a welcome page.

    My page is http://www.Facebook.com/spicyprincess

    Let me know what you think.

    Dana Corey recently posted..O M Gigi!

  36. Melissa Gibson
    April 13, 2011 | 11:14 am

    Still working on a URL, but head to http://www.facebook.com/pages/Usborne-Book-Treasury-Consultant-Melissa-Gibson/165768040122265?ref=ts
    for Usborne & Kane Miller book reviews, contests, and info on early childhood literacy. Thanks!

  37. Jonna Quigg
    April 13, 2011 | 11:14 am

    Thanks for allowing us to share our pages! I love reading your articles!


  38. Stephanie
    April 13, 2011 | 11:09 am

    Eco-friendly, green living made simple for your home and loved ones, pets too! Like me on facebook! Facebook/greenologist or ‘myceladon road-Stephanie governali’

  39. Melissa Gibson
    April 13, 2011 | 11:09 am

    Still working on a URL, but head over to http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/pages/Usborne-Book-Treasury-Consultant-Melissa-Gibson/165768040122265 for Usborne & Kane Miller book reviews and contests, and information on early childhood literacy!

  40. Dottie
    April 13, 2011 | 11:06 am

    Please check out my fb page at http://www.facebook.com/dotties31gifts for information about current specials and ideas on how to use our products!

    If you like what you see, please “like” the page!

  41. Christy Busbey
    April 13, 2011 | 11:06 am

    Thanks Jennifer for the opportunity. I am excited to use your tips.


  42. Linda Burt
    April 13, 2011 | 11:04 am

    You are simply the best and as always THANK YOU for this great info.
    Love it! I’m so excited to put these ideas to use!
    Hugs, hugs, hugs,

  43. The Scent Peddler
    April 13, 2011 | 11:02 am

    Thanks for the post. I welcome any new fans to follow their nose over to my facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/thescentpeddler

    Have a scent-sational day!

  44. Kate
    April 13, 2011 | 10:58 am

    Thanks for the great tips! Would love for people to check out my page http://www.facebook.com/WildtreeKate for tips on healthy eating. If you like what you see, please “like” the page!

  45. Angie Reynolds
    April 13, 2011 | 10:10 am

    Great tips! Thanks for sharing them. Would love to hear if my Welcome tab is engaging from others.


    Best of Luck!

    • Pamela Rough
      April 13, 2011 | 12:04 pm

      Great Fan Page and Welcome page Angie!

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