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.

Create a custom tab for your Facebook page. You can use custom tabs as a welcome locale for all of your new Facebook visitors. It’s a great place to promote your current offerings, products, and services. Plus, it’ll give a little personality to your Facebook page which is always a plus.

Do not repost any pictures on Facebook that sensationalize tragedy. You may think there is nothing wrong with sharing a photo that insists people need to like it to show respect for a crime victim, but it is the total opposite. You will be looked at as someone that is trying to profit from the bad fortune of someone else.

Creating content for Facebook can be tedious and frustrating. If you have a Facebook business page, you need to post new content every single day to engage your audience. Can you afford this type of time commitment? If not, use targeted ads instead to bring your message to your target audience.

Add pictures to your profile page. People love pictures and it really is true that a picture is worth a thousand words. When your fans can see what you have to offer, your customers with your products or services, or what you stand for, they will feel more of a connection to your company.

Hold contests on Facebook. Holding contests and giving away fun prizes is a great way to get people to like your Facebook page. People love free prizes and it can help get you more followers. Set a date that your contest will end and only allow people who like your page to enter.

Claim your vanity URL on Facebook, and do not allow yourself to have the same default URL for too long. You want people to find you, so try using your business name without any special characters. This will make it simpler for someone to locate your page and see what you have to offer.

Facebook is more effective if you use it as a connection builder, so do not use it the same way you would use a direct marketing tool. If everything you post is marketing related, you may lose a lot of fans. People tend to be more interested in your business as a whole, and they don’t want to be feel like you are spamming them.

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.

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