Facebook is as ubiquitous today as the television or sliced bread. While most of us grew up in a time before even cell phones existed, today’s youth can contact each other at any time of day, no matter where they are, by posting on each others’ walls. Tap into this constant connection with your customers using the strategies detailed below.

If you don’t have time to maintain a Facebook page for your business, you can still use Facebook for marketing. Facebook provides ads on their site which can easily be hyper-targeted towards your exact target demographic, from their sex and age to their likes and dislikes, making your campaign hyper-successful, too.

Know what your goals are. Why do you want to use Facebook marketing? What do you hope to accomplish with it. Before you get started, it is very important that you take the time to clearly define your goals. Decide on an effective strategy. Try to get it right the first time.

Consider investing in Facebook Ads. You can pay a fee to have a certain number of targeted Facebook users see your ad. This is an excellent way to get more subscribers for your page. You will get better results if you offer a discount to the new subscribers or organize a giveaway.

Don’t think of your fans as numbers. That’s a big no-no in Facebook marketing. You aren’t collecting numbers, you are building brand champions. You are creating a community of people who love your company or brand. Treat them with the respect that they are due. These people can make a difference for your company.

Try using a call-to-action graphic to convert visitors to your page into followers of your page. This will encourage people to “like” your page in order to receive some discount or content. When people come to your page, all they see is “like our page for more info”, then after they like the page, they can see the content.

Use videos to make your Facebook page even more engaging. Facebook is a really visual social media platform. It’s much more visual than Twitter. Photos are great on Facebook, and videos can really be show stoppers. If you’ve got great videos to share, you can see your posts get a lot more likes!

Be communicative. When someone makes an effort to write you a question or even to just say something positive about your company, make sure you respond. It helps to create good will, and it says a lot about you as a business owner. New customers and potential customers will be impressed with how responsive you are.

Get your brand names secured on Facebook. Facebook is a huge and ever-growing community. If you are lucky enough to have a name that isn’t taken, secure it as soon as you can. You never know when someone may just pick that name and you’ll be out of luck.

The ability to market to your customers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week is amazing. You can also market to anyone anywhere in the world. Facebook gives you the ability, but it is your job to take advantage of it. Use what you’ve read here to create a campaign which fulfills your dreams.