How to Get More Engagement on Facebook Quickly

get more engagement on FacebookSimply stated:

You won’t be seen in your Facebook News Feed if you don’t get more engagement on Facebook.

Do you ever take a look, like, make a comment, maybe even share what others’ posts that you see in your News Feed?

Because…

That’s where all the action is on Facebook pages!

And remember, it’s a free news feed that can also include your news items when you make use of it!

  • It’s one of the greatest ways you can make the most of Facebook; by using the FREE tools available and get more engagement on Facebook!

Okay, so you post to your Facebook page, hoping you’ve hit upon something that works.

Think about this…

You want to get more engagement on Facebook with the posts on your page and:

  • Your goal is to have more clicks, likes, shares, and comments. That’s engagement. Sorta like when you visit back and forth with a friend.

Since that’s the case…

Let’s look into these three parts for the perfect Facebook post.

Ones that will help you get more engagement on Facebook and be seen more often on Facebook’s News Feed.

Here’s what I discovered and what I try to apply…

Three parts of a perfect Facebook post that will help you get more engagement on Facebook:
  1. Click-Baiting Headlines

When you post “…a link with a headline that encourages people to click to see more, without telling them much information about what they will see…(it’s been noted) Posts like these tend to get a lot of clicks, which means that these posts get shown to more people, and get shown higher up in News Feed.” From the Facebook Newsroom 

  • It could be your own status updates
  • Including, sharing updates from like type informative articles that you feel your audience would find valuable
  1. Headlines help your audience decide. Facebook found “…when we asked people in an initial survey what type of content they preferred to see in their News Feeds, 80% of the time people preferred headlines that helped them decide if they wanted to read the full article before they had to click through.”
  2. Get more engagement on Facebook means using 40 characters or fewer

If you can swing it!

  • These are also the least used types of posts, and actually seem to get more engagement on Facebook

    Now you’ll want to combine images and links (click baiting) with your short text for maximum impact!

Some great guidelines…

  • Mix up your social and business posts in a ratio of around 40:40:20 to create a lasting connection that goes way beyond one sale.
    • Adding a personal side to who you are.
    • Post helpful articles and content – that’s not always yours!
    • Produce and share content on topics that matter to your customers and they will feel an engagement emotionally
  • Facebook has stated that the goal of every update to News Feeds is to show people the most interesting stories at the top of their feed.
  • In general, Facebook also recommends that you use the story type that best fits the message you want to tell – whether that’s a status, photo, link or video.
 Here’s another way to get ideas and help in how to get more engagement on Facebook…
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Donna Ward

Social Media Manager, Blog Consultant and Trainer at Ask Coach Donna
Social media training and promotion for entrepreneurs, professionals, and business bloggers.
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21 thoughts on “How to Get More Engagement on Facebook Quickly

  • October 22, 2016 at 9:49 pm
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    Thanks for the tips! I am trying to get my engagement up. So far to no avail. But, I’ll keep plugging away at it!

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  • October 23, 2016 at 2:31 pm
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    These are great tips for getting more engagement on facebook quickly. The Click-Baiting Headlines is a great idea and would indeed get the most views. Thanks for sharing the tips.

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  • October 23, 2016 at 2:34 pm
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    I think I do pretty well on facebook, however there is always room for improvement! This is great, thanks for the tips!

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  • October 23, 2016 at 3:34 pm
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    This is all so interesting. Facebook always feels like a game that I can’t win. I definitely need to try some new strategies, though I really can’t stand click bait titles, so I won’t start there (I force myself not to click on them when I see them, LOL).

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  • October 23, 2016 at 4:41 pm
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    My Facebook page is a constant struggle, but I do like using the platform. I think it is something I just always will do even if engagement is low.

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  • October 23, 2016 at 5:32 pm
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    Thanks for these tips. I tried sharing some content with my readers and actually lost followers because I didn’t realize I shared something old. oops. Will try these tips instead.

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  • October 24, 2016 at 1:50 am
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    Thank you for the tips – I do find a bit of struggle when it comes to social media engagement especially on fb – this is helpful – thank you.

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  • October 24, 2016 at 3:59 am
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    Facebook engagement is always so confusing to me! I really wonder sometimes how t all works. I will definitely try some of these tips.

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    • October 25, 2016 at 10:42 am
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      Hi Sara, That’s great to hear, that these tips may be of help for you – thank you

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  • October 24, 2016 at 10:51 am
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    Facebook is such a problem especially to bloggers. I have used these tips and more and seen some improvement!

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  • October 24, 2016 at 2:50 pm
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    You have listed some great ideas. I do agree that it is good to have good Headlines so that will capture your audience.

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  • October 24, 2016 at 6:06 pm
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    Blogging is not my full-time job, but I do put a lot of effort into it. Having said that, it’s very busy keeping up with all my social media accounts-but of all of them, I use Facebook the most!

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    • October 25, 2016 at 10:43 am
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      Hey Lisa, It seems to always be so busy for each of us and your work on social media can be like a part-time job – Facebook and Twitter are my favs!

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  • October 24, 2016 at 9:04 pm
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    Facebook used to be a lot easier. These days it seems you have to work a lot harder.

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  • October 24, 2016 at 9:42 pm
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    I have to try these tips. I am not a big fan of Facebook, but will give it a try

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  • October 25, 2016 at 4:55 am
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    Wow these are great tips. I am going to start trying these today. Thank you.

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    • October 25, 2016 at 10:41 am
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      Thanks, Angela – Hoping to hear more and so glad you found this worthy of implementing right away 🙂

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  • October 25, 2016 at 2:43 pm
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    Great engagement tips. I think where I struggle with most is clickbait headlines. Just need to perfect it!

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  • October 26, 2016 at 7:33 pm
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    Interesting tips! I’ll admit I’m over Facebook when it comes to trying to amplify my posts.

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