Facebook Status Turned Into A Science? – How To Get More Likes
All About The Likes
Only Facebook has the ability to cause the most humble users to stumble. We all know what I'm talking about. Whether you consider yourself a social media wizard or a casual user who only checks in every couple of days, the “like” button can have a tendency to dictate what you post. We've all wondered why nobody liked our clever (or so we thought) post, while other people are pulling in the likes in double digits for seemingly mundane posts. While I can't help you simply post better content, there are some tips you can follow to get more likes and interaction on Facebook.
Timing Is Of The Essence
Timing can be a big factor when trying to get more likes on Facebook. Obviously if you post content in the wee hours of the morning interaction is not going to be very high. Studies have shown that the ideal time to post a Facebook post is between 1 and 3 in the afternoon. Wednesday at 3 P.M is supposed to be the best window of time during the week. Unlike your followers on Twitter, your Facebook friends don't want the play-by-play of your daily activities. Depending on who your friends are, Facebook tends to be a 1-2 post kind of environment; keep them updated, but don't smother your friends.
Think Before You Post
It can be easy to get caught up in the moment and think things are Facebook worthy when in reality, they aren't. Think before you post, check for grammar, maybe even run it by a friend; this safety checklist is one way to get more likes. If you're going for like count, quality over quantity can't be stressed enough. People may find it hard to like a post that is riddled with grammar mistakes. Likewise don't post content that is too revealing. You may have close friends on Facebook, but you also probably have a number of acquaintances. Do you really want them seeing all of the drama in your life?
Show People, Don't Just Tell Them
People respond very well to photos. When businesses post photos on their page, on average, they receive about 40% more interaction and get more likes than a normal text post (bufferapp.com). When scrolling through Facebook a gorgeous photo of your day at the beach is going to grab more people's attention (and get more likes) than your “havin' fun in the sun” post. Try it, you might be surprised at the reaction you get.
Don't Be A Debbie Downer
Keep things light and cheerful. People go on Facebook to escape their boring or depressing offices during the day, don't bring your sadness to their happy place. Share your achievements and joy, users respond well to optimism. Don't use social media as a place to vent, and definitely don't “subtweet” or talk about your Facebook friends in a negative way in your statuses (without telling them).
This isn't a formula to turn yourself into a social media celebrity, but by following these basic rules you should be able to increase your engagement online. Who knows? Maybe your positive vibes online will result in an engaging conversation or new client. The sky is the limit with social media!