10 Bad Habits That You Should Break Now On Your Facebok Page

Do You Need To Break Some Bad Habits With Your Facebook Page?








Are you feeling overwhelmed with your Facebook marketing?



First, you need to take a step back and try improving the tactics you’re already using.






Here are Post Planner’s Ravi Shukle’s 10 Bad Habits to Break on Facebook Today






1. Not responding to fan comments & posts

  • The success of your page depends on the content AND your community.
  • Do your best to interact with your fans — give good advice & help solve their problems.
  • Respond to all comments in a timely manner, ideally within 24 hours.



2. Immediately asking other pages to like your page in return

  • Connect with others online & interact with different pages.
  • This is an important part of building relationships & networking on Facebook.
  • When asked about your business, yes, by all means share your page.
  • Then you have a more genuine interaction with a targeted, engaged fan who will likely join your community.



3. Closing your page’s wall

  • Closing your Facebook wall means missing out on the chance to interact with your fans.
  • Remember, you want your fans to ask questions.
  • Their opinions matter.
  • Opening your wall to comments will show you’re a business who cares & listens to its customers.



4. Posting your page’s link on other pages or in comments

  • It’s important to take pride in your business.
  • You’ve put in a lot of hard work & want to tell the whole world about your passion.
  • Provide value by helping other pages in your niche with useful tips & advice.
  • Members of other communities will see this & they’ll naturally visit your page to find out how you can help them.



5. Always being salesy

  • Successfully promoting your business on Facebook takes balance.
  • Hook your audience with content that educates, entertains & inspires — and then weave in a post now & then that sells.
  • Your audience will happily receive your sales-related posts when properly engaged with other kick-ass content that keeps them in the know.
  • The “80/20 rule” is a good place to start.
  • Make 80% of your content valuable for your fans by sharing article links, infographics, funny memes & status updates.
  • The other 20% of the posts can be salesy & promotional.



6. Hiding your identity

  • Customers in the digital age are more open to responding to people they like, know & trust.

Showcase the human side of your page by:

  • Signing comments with your name
  • Highlighting your personality in your updates
  • Telling fans what’s going on in your personal life

You’ll build stronger relationships with your fans when they know there’s a real person on the other side.



7. Tagging everyone you know in every post

  • If you tag someone in a post, depending on their profile settings, their community might see it.
  • But you should end this bad habit immediately.
  • Tagging people in posts that aren’t relevant to them is both spammy & annoying.
  • Make sure the content relates to the people who are tagged.
  • Rather than feel put-upon by what you share, the people you’re tagging will actually welcome deeper involvement in your Facebook community.



8. Posting too much

  • How many posts are too many?
  • Take a look at your page insights to see the best times to post & when your community is most active.
  • Test different content at different times to see what works best for your fans.



9. Linking Facebook & Twitter

  • Keeping the two accounts separate lets your business have a more open dialogue with your community in formats your fans & followers are used to.

Here are three reasons why this strategy will not prove effective for your page:

  • Twitter has a 140 character limit whereas Facebook allows more than 63,000
  • Facebook & Twitter each use different language (Like versus RT)
  • Once linked, you have no choice about which posts are duplicated, since all updates are posted automatically



10. Ignoring page Insights

  • Whether you want Likes, more Web traffic or people to register for a contest, Facebook Insights is the key to getting the most from your page & building your online community.

Businesses that ignore or neglect Insights miss out on the ability to:

  • track their content
  • see what age, gender & demographic their fans are
  • see where their fans are from/located
  • better target Facebook ads
  • and much more

So check your Insights regularly to ensure your page & strategy meet the needs of your audience.








Whether you’ve just started a page or have been running your page for a while, ditch these bad habits today!





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To Your Success,
Joan Harrington


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0 Replies to “10 Bad Habits That You Should Break Now On Your Facebok Page”

  1. Hi Joan,

    I think these are great tips for what not to do, If you think about the things that you do not like people doing that you see on Facebook. Those are usually the things that you should avoid.


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