Facebook Business Pages
4 Hidden Features To Boost Visibility
Want to maximize your presence on social media as a brokerage or individual agent? A Facebook Business Page is a great starting point— so long as you’re venturing past the default settings.
Whether you recently set up shop or your business has lived on Facebook for a while, fine-tuning your page with the following tools is a must. Learn how to customize your layout, communicate with customers, compete for business, and analyze trends:
1. Customize: Personalize Page Layout
Your business page essentially serves as a resume or cover letter to potential clients. To garner interest and trust, make sure your page is unique, consistently-branded, and content-rich.
Ensure that you’re starting with the right page template. Go to Settings> Templates and Tabs. Under the Template section, you can choose from various models: Business, Shopping, Venues, Nonprofit, etc. Once you choose your template, Facebook will automatically add buttons and tabs to your page that relate to your business type.
In the “Tabs” section, you can add, remove, and rearrange page sections according to relevance. Tab options include Reviews, Photos, Events, Offers, About, and more. At first glance, will visiting eyes land on the spots you want to emphasize? Rearrange focal points as necessary.
2. Communicate: Call To Action Button
Want to bring customer conversations off Facebook? Add a “Contact” button to your page. You can point users to your preferred method of communication— email, phone, or message.
Timely communication gets you major kudos on Facebook. Consider adding instant replies and away messages for Facebook messenger (Settings> Messaging), and when you’re online, respond to messages as quickly as possible.
To receive a “Very responsive to messages” badge from Facebook, aim for a response time of less than 15 minutes and a response rate of 90% or more. All Facebook users can see the response rate badge once you earn it.
3. Compete: Similar Page Suggestions
Wouldn’t it be great if a potential client were perusing a competitor’s page, only to switch over to yours after seeing you on a “Similar Page Suggestion”? Here’s how to give yourself that chance: Go to Settings> General> Similar Page Suggestions. This one’s easy; just make sure the box is checked, and congrats! You’ve added another tool to your online visibility arsenal.
4. Analyze: Audience Insights
Your business page “Insights” provide a wealth of information on your audience. Here you can track trends on metrics such as:
- Page views
- Page actions
- Post engagement
Want to find out which types of posts have performed better than others on your page? Go to Insights> Posts> Post Types.
Interested in breaking down the demographics of your page visitors? Go to Insights> Page Views, and choose the audience characteristics you want to filter by.
Curious what actions visitors most often take on your page (e.g. “Get Directions” Clicks, “Website” Clicks, “Phone Number” Clicks)? Go to Insights> Page actions.
Social Media Marketing: An Integrated Approach
It’s easy enough to hop on various social media platforms to market your services, but you need a strategy tailored to your business needs in order to see results. The helpful hints mentioned above are simple and free of cost, but only represent the tip of the iceberg when it comes to effective social media marketing in the real estate sphere.
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