5 Tips to Keep Your Facebook Page Alive

I’m pretty sure I’ve mentioned this before, but I have been super lucky to have met some of the greatest ladies through blogging. We not only talk about life and regular friend stuff, but we also talk about writing and blogging, too. Today, I’ve partnered with some of my favorite blogging friends to give you what we’re calling the Better Blogging Blog Tour. Want to learn some new tips about vlogging, growing your Twitter account, blogging with your BFF, getting published on the Huffington Post, switching to Word Press from Blogger, or using Pinterest, Instagram and Facebook pages more effectively? Then you are in the right place. This is like a blog conference but in a one-stop shop to have at your fingertips. Now, we will say that none of us are actual experts in the world of blogging, but we have all learned a thing or two about it, and we wanted to share what we know. I always love to hear how other people do things to see how I can improve whatever I’m doing. I love learning. And I love these ladies. So my hope is that you’ll take away some new tips and tricks to help a blogging sister out. Now let’s get started. 
Do you have a Facebook page? Do you get discouraged when you see that one of your Facebook posts reaches about 10 people or .001 percent of your Facebook fans (like-ers?)? I do, too! But there are answers to fix that. 
Back in September, I attended my first blog conference where I got to listen to Holly Homer explain the ins and outs of utilizing your Facebook page. She is an expert on the matter and listening to her for that hour made my conference. I took what she taught me and put it in action. I’ve seen tremendous growth since then. Here are the 5 things that I’m doing to keep my Facebook page alive amidst the ever-changing algorithms. You most certainly can do them, too. (To make your life easier, you’ll need the Facebook app, the Facebook pages app (and make sure it’s the latest version), and your computer.) 
1. Share quality content.
This should be no surprise. If you’re a blogger looking to improve your craft, you’ve probably heard this a time or two in regards to your blog. Your Facebook page is no different. You are cultivating the same culture as you are on your blog. My blog is about faith, family, and favorite things. So what do I share on my Facebook page? The same thing. If I see something that I think my Facebook community will like, I save it. This is what I do.

Using a mobile device, I skim my Facebook feed and find articles I love. I follow the best pages in my field (mommy & faith pages). Once I find an article I know my people will love, I copy the link (see directions above), and then I message it to myself using iMessage because it will pop up on my computer. You could save the links in your phone’s notepad or start a running email if you don’t want to message it to yourself or don’t have iMessage.

The point is to find as many posts, pictures, and videos you want to share with your audience as possible, because the key to showing up on people’s newsfeed is to NOT be 100% promotional of just your blog. Facebook loves when we share other pages’ posts and other sites’ content. Why? Because Facebook wants active users. They want content finders. They want people to in turn share it with others. You’ll want a 50/50 ratio meaning 50% your content and 50% other pages’ content. When I have a good tally of things I want to share, it’s time to schedule them.

2. Schedule your posts using Facebook’s scheduler.
You’re going to want to schedule your posts for your page. I schedule about 6 posts each day. Some people do far more and some far less. But this is what is working for me right now.

For this article’s purposes, I’ll assume you don’t know how to schedule a Facebook share/post via the Facebook scheduler. I had no clue I could do this until about six months ago. When you see my posts pop up on your newsfeed, I’m not sitting by Facebook all day sharing away. I’ve actually scheduled the post. Mind blown when I found I could do this. You also don’t want to use an outside scheduler such as Hootsuite or Co-Scheduler. Facebook is a like a jealous girlfriend and will not share your posts to the masses when you use something other than its own.

Here’s my method to scheduling posts using Facebook’s scheduler.

When you open the Pages app, click on the pencil and choose what you’re wanting to share. Since I am usually sharing another article or another page’s awesome picture, I’ll click on “text.” Here’s where that list of links come into play. I take one of the links that I’ve copied and paste it into the text box. Once I have it in there with my own personal caption, I then press the three little dots as seen in step 3. To schedule, I click on the “schedule” circle, and a time box pops up. This is where the magic happens. Schedule your post to the time you want to appear on your page’s feed, hit “set date,” then click “done.” You have one last step of pressing “Schedule.” If you’ve done everything correctly, you’ll see number 6.

I try to schedule posts for two day’s worth of shares. It takes me about 30 minutes to get it all done, and I’ve found that I do this much faster at my computer. I’m sure you’ll find a groove that works for you. I just wanted to show you that scheduling a post can even be done from the app. You may run into some snags here and there, but my best advice would be to play around with the system and do test posts until you get the hang of it.

3. Share your Instagram pictures to your blog’s Facebook page. 
Did you know that Instagram is owned by Facebook? Of course they are. Because of this, Facebook loves to share other Facebook things, like your Instagram pictures. You can link your Facebook account’s page(s) to your Instagram account, and it makes sharing easy peasy. To be sure that you’re sharing to your page instead of your personal account, make sure your settings are correct.

Once I’ve shared an Instagram picture to my Facebook page, I usually will tag myself in the photo I’ve shared. The visibility is usually way higher when I do that. Just be sure to ditch the hastags if you’ve used any on Instagram. I usually will change up the wording when sharing an Insta pic to my Facebook page. Hashtags, although helpful on your personal posts, are seen as spammy on your page. Facebook doesn’t like spammy. Also avoid tagging other pages in your post. You can give other pages a shout-out in the comments. The reasoning is the same as the hashtag business.

Now, I’m not saying you need to share every single Instagram picture you post. (Instagram is a whole other ball game.) I’m mindful of what I share and I what I don’t to my Facebook page. But regardless of what type of blogger you are, people love to see a personal side of you, and to me that is what Instagram is all about. Share a few Instagram pictures here and there and see if it makes a difference.

4. Share your page’s posts to your personal page.
All of my friends know I have a blog because I’m always sharing my page’s posts. However, not all of my Facebook friends follow my blog’s Facebook page, but a lot of them do. That doesn’t stop me from sharing my posts from my page to personal account. Let’s say I have an Instagram picture that I just shared to my blog’s page. I might have tagged the picture, but I know there is a good chance that half of my friends didn’t get to see it because in that great Facebook Pages app, you can see how many people your post has reached (more on that in a second). When I share the picture or article to my personal page, it creates a wider audience. And that’s what you want after all, isn’t it?

5. Utilize your Facebook Page’s Insights.
Also known as analytics, your Insights for your page is the key that holds all of your numbers and just how many people really are seeing what you share. You can analyze the data via your app or you can see the full analysis from your desktop. If you’re just starting out with putting some of these tips to use, give yourself a little bit of time to assess the situation. But you most certainly will want to delve into this useful tool.

There is a lot of data that could overwhelm you, but two key things to look at are 1) what types of posts do your people like the most? and 2) when are they online? As you can see, my people love videos right now. So I’m going to share more of that. They also love the links I’m sharing. I’ll review what types of links I’ve been sharing, and then I’ll share what they want to see. I’ll also schedule my posts according to when majority of my “fans” are online. No point in sharing something at 3 a.m. if no one is going to see it.

It’s all about the people. Give them what they want, and Facebook will make sure they keep seeing it.

To see a few more Facebook tips and to see what not to do, check out this post.

And that’s all from me, folks! That was quite a bit of information to process, but it’ll be right here when you want to come back to reference it. Be sure to pin this article or bookmark it or even share it on Facebook. Do you have any questions about anything I covered? Be sure to leave a comment if you do. I’ll try my best to come up with an answer. ;)

I told you today was a super special day. I am so excited to share the rest of the blog tour with you. Next stop, these seven ladies! You won’t want to miss these amazing tips and tricks shared by some of the best bloggers I know. I’ll be reading fiercely with you.

7 Twitter Tips to Increase Your Following by Fresh Mommy Blog

8 Must Know Pinterest Tips for Bloggers by All of Life’s Little Adventures

10 Tips to Using Instagram More Effectively by Crazily Normal

Blogging With a Partner 101 by Moms Without Answers

How I Got on the Huffington Post by Pig & Dac

My Favorite Vlogging Tips & Tricks by Meg O. on the Go

What to Know When Switching from Blogger to Word Press by A Touch of Grace

Blogging friends, if there is something we missed that you are dying to know more about, let us know!  We might just do this again.

Thanks for reading, friend!

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  • Great tips my friend!! I will definitely be using these methods ASAP!! Using the analytical more effectively is top my list!!! Love it!! Xo

    • Thanks, girl! The insights page is a bit intimidating at first, but once you start seeing all that you can see, it’s super helpful. :) Loved collaborating with you, girlfriend!

  • Love it!!! I’m really glad that Holly’s tips are working. I got the notes from her session from Chelsea but haven’t been as consistent about building my page. I really need to get on it!!! Your reach is quite impressive! Thanks for collaborating with me!

    • Thanks, girl! They are. I’m going to start watching her YouTube videos. I really love Facebook, so I definitely want to make I’m using it effectively. ;) And that screen shot was of my best week ever. It’s seen the best of days and it’s seen the worst of days. Ha! It definitely fluctuates, but it is pretty good for the amount of “fans” my page has. At least, I think it is. When it starts sinking, that’s when I go into my insights to see what I can tweak. ;) Happy Friday, lady!

      So much fun collaborating with you! Xoxo

  • tabithablue

    Great tips!!!! Thanks for sharing!! Love hearing what I can do to make my page more successful ;)

    • Thanks so much, my lady! So fun collaborating with you! Xoxo

  • Great tips! My Facebook page is kinda sad haha, I need to implement some of these!

    • Thanks so much, Amanda! It can be happy again! I hope these work for you. :)

  • This is a super post for a newbie like me!! Have you heard of the Pocket App? It is a way to store links for articles you want to go back to…you might check it out.

    • Thanks, Shelly! No, I haven’t heard of it! I will most definitely have to check out it. Yay for a new app!

  • Awesome post, Kristy!! I love these tips, I use most of them but I know I’m doing something wrong because my page has been stagnant in the way of followers lately… I think it’s because I’m focusing on other platforms. It’s so hard to have time for them all!! Thanks for sharing all of your tips :) definitely bookmarking this one for later! xo

    • Thanks, girl! Followers is a whole different ballgame. I think as long as you stay consistent with these things, followers come naturally. :) And yes, I personally think sticking with one or two platforms is the best way to go. You don’t want to spread yourself too thin. Quality over quantity! ;) Love ya!

  • This is one of the best posts on social media growth I’ve come across! Thank you! I am a relatively new blogger, so all of this information, along with the links is super helpful!

    • Oh, thank you so much for that sweet comment Chelsie! Really! I’m flattered. :) You will find such good information in the rest of the tour, too. So happy to share with you!

  • This is really great stuff! Thank you so much for putting this together!! I will most definitely be checking out the rest of the blog tour! :)

    • Thanks, Anna! I hope you got some new tips that will work for you. :) Have a great one, my dear!

  • AH-mazing advice!!!!!!! I pretty much just used to share ONE article (my own) on the day it posted and that was it because I was afraid of junking up people’s feeds or something…no wonder Facebook wasn’t showing my stuff to hardly anyone LOL. I love these tips and can’t wait to start implementing them! I’ve started sharing more content on my page in the last few weeks and have noticed WAY more reach, so I know you are absolutely right. I also didn’t know that I could schedule from the app, so great to know!

    • Thanks, girl! I used to do the same thing and had the same exact mentality! Then when I went to that conference, they said, “DO NOT be afraid to post often. If someone unfollows your page because of it, then say goodbye with a smile. You want active followers who WANT to be part of your community.” That really stuck with me. After that, it’s like my page doubled in size and activity. Facebook and Instagram are definitely my favorite right now in order to engage with my best bloggy friends. I love it!

      So happy to have collaborated with you! Xoxo

  • Tiffany {A Touch of Grace}

    Holy cow that is awesome advice Kristy! I have been slacking on my Facebook page but I already scheduled a few posts while reading this! What a great idea! I definitely need to delve into the analytics, it’s just finding the time ya know? I’m excited to implement these tips and hopefully my reach will grow. Really great post!

    • Thanks, Tiffany! I hope so, too! Facebook is such a great source. :) And yes, the insights is a little bit much, but once you play around with it and see what’s going on with all that you’re doing, you’ll be happy that you looked at it all. Happy that you got some new tips from here. ;) Loved collaborating with you, girlfriend!

  • Great tips! I definitely need to do more with my Facebook page. Thanks for the ideas! I love your in depth explanations, too!

    • Thanks, Leesha! And you are so very welcome. Glad to have shared! I hope they work for you, too. :)

  • Thank you so much, Kris, for sharing this wealth of information. I’ve only been blogging for about 8 months so I’m still learning and I need all the help I can get. Pinning!

    • I’ve only been blogging since last March, so I’m right there with you! I am always wanting and willing to learn more. Happy to hear that you’ll be pinning this, and I hope the tips work for you. Thanks so much, Heather!

  • I needed this post because FB is one of the social media outlets that I’m trying to work on this year! Thanks!

    • Yay! Glad to hear that! I hope it helps, Amberly! Let me know if you ever have any more questions. :)

  • Oooh, I never knew that part about Instagram. I totally have to link it up!

    I love my blog’s Facebook page. I actually post more content there than on my personal Facebook. Great tips Kristy!!

    Thanks for sharing and for linking up to the #SHINEbloghop.

    Wishing you a lovely day.
    xoxo

    • Yes, totally! You have a great Facebook page, Jennifer. It pops up on my newsfeed regularly, but that’s also probably because I’m always liking what comes up. ;) That helps, too. I also post way more content on my page rather than my personal account.

      Thanks so much for stopping by! And I was so happy to share with your blog hop, too.

  • Great tips my friend!! I will definitely be using these methods ASAP!! Using the analytical more effectively is top my list!!! Love it!! Xo

  • Love it!!! I'm really glad that Holly's tips are working. I got the notes from her session from Chelsea but haven't been as consistent about building my page. I really need to get on it!!! Your reach is quite impressive! Thanks for collaborating with me!

  • tabithablue

    Great tips!!!! Thanks for sharing!! Love hearing what I can do to make my page more successful ;)

  • Great tips! My Facebook page is kinda sad haha, I need to implement some of these!

  • This is so so helpful! I had been so overwhelmed when looking at Insights… Thanks for the tips! :)
    I’m going to go ready all these other posts now and check out your Facebook.

    One question I had… would you say you mainly share your own videos or others from the web or a mix? I’ve been thinking about doing some video but have kind of been iffy.

    • Thanks for reading, Brandy! And I’m so glad this was helpful to you. :) Don’t be intimidated by the numbers. See it as a tool to help you get better, and it will work wonders for you.

      I don’t vlog or do my own videos, so what I’m sharing are video clips from YouTube. For instance, I just shared a video from Jimmy Fallon’s YouTube. He is hilarious, and I love him, so I wanted my people to laugh with me, too.

      If you’re thinking about doing videos, definitely check out Meg’s post about vlogging in this series! Good luck, friend!

      • Thanks Kristy! That’s helpful to know! :) I ended up going through that whole tour and also you lessons from the blog conference! I had my blog book out taking (old fashioned too) notes. :) Thanks for all the great advice!

  • Great post w/ great tips!!! Loving the collaboration!

    • Thanks so much, Lauren! It was definitely a fun collaboration to do. :) Happy Friday!

  • This is a super post for a newbie like me!! Have you heard of the Pocket App? It is a way to store links for articles you want to go back to…you might check it out.

  • Great tips! I’m going to give these a try and see if I can get my page up and moving again! Thanks for sharing.

    • Thanks, Lecy! I hope they work for you. If you have any questions, just let me know. ;)

  • Awesome post, Kristy!! I love these tips, I use most of them but I know I'm doing something wrong because my page has been stagnant in the way of followers lately… I think it's because I'm focusing on other platforms. It's so hard to have time for them all!! Thanks for sharing all of your tips :) definitely bookmarking this one for later! xo

  • This is one of the best posts on social media growth I've come across! Thank you! I am a relatively new blogger, so all of this information, along with the links is super helpful!

  • This is really great stuff! Thank you so much for putting this together!! I will most definitely be checking out the rest of the blog tour! :)

  • AH-mazing advice!!!!!!! I pretty much just used to share ONE article (my own) on the day it posted and that was it because I was afraid of junking up people's feeds or something…no wonder Facebook wasn't showing my stuff to hardly anyone LOL. I love these tips and can't wait to start implementing them! I've started sharing more content on my page in the last few weeks and have noticed WAY more reach, so I know you are absolutely right. I also didn't know that I could schedule from the app, so great to know!

  • Tiffany {A Touch of Grace}

    Holy cow that is awesome advice Kristy! I have been slacking on my Facebook page but I already scheduled a few posts while reading this! What a great idea! I definitely need to delve into the analytics, it's just finding the time ya know? I'm excited to implement these tips and hopefully my reach will grow. Really great post!

  • Great tips! I definitely need to do more with my Facebook page. Thanks for the ideas! I love your in depth explanations, too!

  • Thank you so much, Kris, for sharing this wealth of information. I've only been blogging for about 8 months so I'm still learning and I need all the help I can get. Pinning!

  • Oooh, I never knew that part about Instagram. I totally have to link it up!

    I love my blog's Facebook page. I actually post more content there than on my personal Facebook. Great tips Kristy!!

    Thanks for sharing and for linking up to the #SHINEbloghop.

    Wishing you a lovely day.
    xoxo

  • Great tips! I’m fairly new, so I’m hoping this will help to get a facebook page going, not just keep one alive. ;)

    • Awesome! These things will definitely help you get started. My advice would be to start small, and to work your way up, as in post a couple of times a day to start and then add in more posts as you grow. I wouldn’t look at your analytics until after about a week, maybe even two weeks, before you start adjusting what you’re doing. That way you have plenty of data compiled to really assess what works and what doesn’t. :) Good luck!

  • This is so so helpful! I had been so overwhelmed when looking at Insights… Thanks for the tips! :)
    I'm going to go ready all these other posts now and check out your Facebook.

    One question I had… would you say you mainly share your own videos or others from the web or a mix? I've been thinking about doing some video but have kind of been iffy.

  • Extremely useful advice. I just made my Facebook page last week and I will be coming back here regularly! I’m can’t wait to start with at least one of these tips tomorrow. Yay, thanks Kristy!

  • Great post w/ great tips!!! Loving the collaboration!

  • Great tips! I'm going to give these a try and see if I can get my page up and moving again! Thanks for sharing.

  • Great tips! I'm fairly new, so I'm hoping this will help to get a facebook page going, not just keep one alive. ;)

  • Extremely useful advice. I just made my Facebook page last week and I will be coming back here regularly! I'm can't wait to start with at least one of these tips tomorrow. Yay, thanks Kristy!

  • Michelle Tanner

    YAY! I didn’t get to go to this session so I am so thankful to still get the info. We have got to implant these tips for our page. Thanks so much sweet friend.

    • Woohoo! It was so good, and I’m still using what Holly taught us. It definitely works! I do want to watch some of her YouTube videos to see if there is even more that I can do, but I just have to find the time! Lol. Glad I could share the info. :) Love you, friend! So happy we got to collaborate again. ;)

  • sosomom

    I have exactly 0 facebook likes but I will have to save this for when I get some!

    • You can do it! :) I would say that the best advice given to me was to focus on one or two social media platforms, learn them and do those well. I love Facebook & Instagram the most. Thanks for stopping by!

  • Thank you for this informative post!! I’ve been meaning to ask you how I switch instagram shares from my personal page to the Kiki Mac page. So helpful! I’m excited to read the other posts from the social media experts!

    xxChristie
    http://www.KiKiMac.me

    • Yay! So glad you could get some tips from this. :) There is a wealth of information on this blog tour and I was so excited to be a part of it. Thanks for your kind words, Christie!

  • Michelle Tanner

    YAY! I didn't get to go to this session so I am so thankful to still get the info. We have got to implant these tips for our page. Thanks so much sweet friend.

  • Thanks, girl! The insights page is a bit intimidating at first, but once you start seeing all that you can see, it's super helpful. :)

  • Thanks, girl! They are. I'm going to start watching her YouTube videos. I really love Facebook, so I definitely want to make I'm using it effectively. ;) And that screen shot was of my best week ever. It's seen the best of days and it's seen the worst of days. Ha! It definitely fluctuates, but it is pretty good for the amount of "fans" my page has. At least, I think it is. When it starts sinking, that's when I go into my insights to see what I can tweak. ;) Happy Friday, lady!

    So much fun collaborating with you! Xoxo

  • Thanks so much, my lady! So fun collaborating with you! Xoxo

  • Thanks so much, Amanda! It can be happy again! I hope these work for you. :)

  • Thanks, Shelly! No, I haven't heard of it! I will most definitely have to check out it. Yay for a new app!

  • Thanks, girl! Followers is a whole different ballgame. I think as long as you stay consistent with these things, followers come naturally. :) And yes, I personally think sticking with one or two platforms is the best way to go. You don't want to spread yourself too thin. Quality over quantity! ;) Love ya!

  • Oh, thank you so much for that sweet comment Chelsie! Really! I'm flattered. :) You will find such good information in the rest of the tour, too. So happy to share with you!

  • Thanks, Anna! I hope you got some new tips that will work for you. :) Have a great one, my dear!

  • Thanks, girl! I used to do the same thing and had the same exact mentality! Then when I went to that conference, they said, "DO NOT be afraid to post often. If someone unfollows your page because of it, then say goodbye with a smile. You want active followers who WANT to be part of your community." That really stuck with me. After that, it's like my page doubled in size and activity. Facebook and Instagram are definitely my favorite right now in order to engage with my best bloggy friends. I love it!

    So happy to have collaborated with you! Xoxo

  • Thanks, Tiffany! I hope so, too! Facebook is such a great source. :) Happy that you got some new tips from here. ;) Loved collaborating with you, girlfriend!

  • Thanks, Leesha! And you are so very welcome. Glad to have shared! I hope they work for you, too. :)

  • I've only been blogging since last March, so I'm right there with you! I am always wanting and willing to learn more. Happy to hear that you'll be pinning this, and I hope the tips work for you. Thanks so much, Heather!

  • Yay! Glad to hear that! I hope it helps, Amberly! Let me know if you ever have any more questions. :)

  • Yes, totally! You have a great Facebook page, Jennifer. It pops up on my newsfeed regularly, but that's also probably because I'm always liking what comes up. ;) That helps, too. I also post way more content on my page rather than my personal account.

    Thanks so much for stopping by! And I was so happy to share with your blog hop, too.

  • Thanks for reading, Brandy! And I'm so glad this was helpful to you. :) Don't be intimidated by the numbers. See it as a tool to help you get better, and it will work wonders for you.

    I don't vlog or do my own videos, so what I'm sharing are video clips from YouTube. For instance, I just shared a video from Jimmy Fallon's YouTube. He is hilarious, and I love him, so I wanted my people to laugh with me, too.

    If you're thinking about doing videos, definitely check out Meg's post about vlogging in this series! Good luck, friend!

  • Thanks so much, Lauren! It was definitely a fun collaboration to do. :) Happy Friday!

  • Thanks, Lecy! I hope the work for you. If you have any questions, just let me know. ;)

  • Awesome! These things will definitely help you get started. My advice would be to start small, and to work your way up, as in post a couple of times a day to start and then add in more posts as you grow. I wouldn't look at your analytics until after about a week, maybe even two weeks, before you start adjusting what you're doing. That way you have plenty of data compiled to really assess what works and what doesn't. :) Good luck!

  • Yay, Holly! You'll have to let me know what your page is! :) Start small and go from there. You'll see big things happening before you know it.

  • Woohoo! It was so good, and I'm still using what Holly taught us. It definitely works! I do want to watch some of her YouTube videos to see if there is even more that I can do, but I just have to find the time! Lol. Glad I could share the info. :) Love you, friend! So happy we got to collaborate again. ;)

  • sosomom

    I have exactly 0 facebook likes but I will have to save this for when I get some!

  • Thank you for this informative post!! I've been meaning to ask you how I switch instagram shares from my personal page to the Kiki Mac page. So helpful! I'm excited to read the other posts from the social media experts!

    xxChristie
    http://www.KiKiMac.me

  • Thanks Kristy! That's helpful to know! :) I ended up going through that whole tour and also you lessons from the blog conference! I had my blog book out taking (old fashioned too) notes. :) Thanks for all the great advice!

  • These were all such great tips! I’m actually working on finally getting my blog facebook page set up! I have them for all our businesses, but I need a blog one obviously! And I’ll be using these tips on all my pages! Can’t wait to read the rest of the bloggers advice, thanks for sharing!

    • Woohoo! Thanks for reading and so happy to hear that these tips will be useful to you. :) Hope you had a great weekend, Liz!

  • These were all such great tips! I'm actually working on finally getting my blog facebook page set up! I have them for all our businesses, but I need a blog one obviously! And I'll be using these tips on all my pages! Can't wait to read the rest of the bloggers advice, thanks for sharing!

  • One of the best things I’ve found I’d to start the morning with a daily encouragement to my fans. Sometimes it’s a photo, sometimes a bit of scripture, sometimes it’s a quote, sometimes I just ask them to tell me something they are grateful for that morning. My FB fans have become so accustomed to it that they will go to my page if they don’t see it in their timeline and (bonus for me!) they then see other stuff that FB didn’t show them. It always boosts my engagement which is always good.

    • Absolutely love that, Ashley! I have been doing the same thing without even noticing it. ;) I love your suggestions. That is so cool how your fans have such a great community of faith. Love that! Thanks for stopping by and reading. :)

  • One of the best things I've found I'd to start the morning with a daily encouragement to my fans. Sometimes it's a photo, sometimes a bit of scripture, sometimes it's a quote, sometimes I just ask them to tell me something they are grateful for that morning. My FB fans have become so accustomed to it that they will go to my page if they don't see it in their timeline and (bonus for me!) they then see other stuff that FB didn't show them. It always boosts my engagement which is always good.

  • LOVE this! Thanks so much for getting together and sharing all these tips :D Pinned!
    Stopping by from Diary of a Real Housewife

    • Thanks, Giselle! Hope our tips are helpful to you. :)

  • LOVE this! Thanks so much for getting together and sharing all these tips :D Pinned!
    Stopping by from Diary of a Real Housewife

  • You can do it! :) I would say that the best advice given to me was to focus on one or two social media platforms, learn them and do those well. I love Facebook & Instagram the most. Thanks for stopping by!

  • Yay! So glad you could get some tips from this. :) There is a wealth of information on this blog tour and I was so excited to be a part of it. Thanks for your kind words, Christie!

  • Woohoo! Thanks for reading and so happy to hear that these tips will be useful to you. :) Hope you had a great weekend, Liz!

  • Absolutely love that, Ashley! I have been doing the same thing without even noticing it. ;) I love your suggestions. That is so cool how your fans have such a great community of faith. Love that! Thanks for stopping by and reading. :)

  • Thanks, Giselle! Hope our tips are helpful to you. :)

  • Rebekah

    These tips are perfect for me! I thought hashtags were a good thing on FB as well as giving other Pages a shoutout on the actual post. Pinning for future reference!

    • Yay! Thanks for pinning, Rebekah! :) I thought the same thing as you until I went to that conference. I even did a little experiment to see if it would really matter, and it did affect me. You can play around with that yourself to see if it has an affect on your reach, but I’m going to guess it will.

  • Rebekah

    These tips are perfect for me! I thought hashtags were a good thing on FB as well as giving other Pages a shoutout on the actual post. Pinning for future reference!

  • Monica Geglio

    Amazing. Thanks for sharing! 2015 is truly my blogging year to shine and go above and beyond. I need all the help I can get. Most of these Facebook tips are new to me!

    • Thanks so much, Monica! Get it girl! I’m saying the same thing. :) So happy to hear that you’ll be able to use some of these tips. Cheers to the best year!

  • Sarah Frazer

    Great tips! Loved all of them and going to try to share more from my Instagram to my Facebook!
    Thanks for linking up this very helpful post!
    -Sarah
    (www.sarahefrazer.com)

    • Thanks, Sarah! Those always do well for me, so I hope they do the same for you! :)

  • Thanks for sharing. My blog’s FB page is still taking baby steps so this was good timing to read today.

    #letsbefriends

    • Woohoo! Baby steps are good steps. :) Thanks for reading, Jenny!

  • Monica Geglio

    Amazing. Thanks for sharing! 2015 is truly my blogging year to shine and go above and beyond. I need all the help I can get. Most of these Facebook tips are new to me!

  • This was such a helpful post, thanks! You ladies are amazing and so nice to put out these awesome posts. I’m devouring the info from all of them :)

    Two questions I’m hoping you can answer: how do you tag yourself in your instagram photo once you post it to your FB page?? I can’t seem to do this? It will only let me tag other pages…and 2) do you follow and thereby look for other posts to save to share later under your personal page, or do you follow your favourite pages with your own FB page? Does that make sense?

    • Thank you, Brie! I was very, very fortunate to be able to work with these awesome gals. :) Thank you so much for being part of the tour. :)

      Let me see if I can explain this:
      1) In order to tag yourself from your photo on your page, you’ll need to “act as yourself.” This is an option on the desktop version of Facebook. On mobile, you’ll need to open up Facebook in your browser NOT the app. Your browser will recognize you as yourself, and then you can tag your photos under the photo directly. Hope that was clear enough. ;)
      2) Yes! I follow from my personal account. I haven’t seen the option to see a newsfeed from the pages I like from my FB page itself, so that isn’t an option yet. I personally follow some great accounts that are always sharing great information. You want to find accounts that have active communities, otherwise, you’ll get some cricket sounds when you share their stuff. You can check this by clicking on an account’s page likes. From desktop, go to their page, click on their “page likes” then look at their “talking about” number. If it’s close to their number of likes, it’s a great community!

      • Thanks! I guess I was still under my page when trying to tag, oops!

        If you “like” pages under your FB name, then you actually get your own newsfeed/home page with just posts from those pages you like. But i find it a lot of double work to do that. I just wasn’t sure if that’s what people (bloggers) were doing or not! And thanks for the tip about sharing active pages posts :)

  • Sarah Frazer

    Great tips! Loved all of them and going to try to share more from my Instagram to my Facebook!
    Thanks for linking up this very helpful post!
    -Sarah
    (www.sarahefrazer.com)

  • Thanks for sharing. My blog's FB page is still taking baby steps so this was good timing to read today.

    #letsbefriends

  • This was such a helpful post, thanks! You ladies are amazing and so nice to put out these awesome posts. I'm devouring the info from all of them :)

    Two questions I'm hoping you can answer: how do you tag yourself in your instagram photo once you post it to your FB page?? I can't seem to do this? It will only let me tag other pages…and 2) do you follow and thereby look for other posts to save to share later under your personal page, or do you follow your favourite pages with your own FB page? Does that make sense?

  • Yay! Thanks for pinning, Rebekah! :) I thought the same thing as you until I went to that conference. I even did a little experiment to see if it would really matter, and it did affect me. You can play around with that yourself to see if it has an affect on your reach, but I'm going to guess it will.

  • Thanks so much, Monica! Get it girl! I'm saying the same thing. :) So happy to hear that you'll be able to use some of these tips. Cheers to the best year!

  • Thanks, Sarah! Those always do well for me, so I hope they do the same for you! :)

  • Woohoo! Baby steps are good steps. :) Thanks for reading, Jenny!

  • Thank you, Brie! I was very, very fortunate to be able to work with these awesome gals. :) Thank you so much for being part of the tour. :)

    Let me see if I can explain this:
    1) In order to tag yourself from your photo on your page, you'll need to "act as yourself." This is an option on the desktop version of Facebook. On mobile, you'll need to open up Facebook in your browser NOT the app. Your browser will recognize you as yourself, and then you can tag your photos under the photo directly. Hope that was clear enough. ;)
    2) Yes! I follow from my personal account. I haven't seen the option to see a newsfeed from the pages I like from my FB page itself, so that isn't an option yet. I personally follow some great accounts that are always sharing great information. You want to find accounts that have active communities, otherwise, you'll get some cricket sounds when you share their stuff. You can check this by clicking on an account's page likes. From desktop, go to their page, click on their "page likes" then look at their "talking about" number. If it's close to their number of likes, it's a great community!

  • Thanks! I guess I was still under my page when trying to tag, oops!

    If you "like" pages under your FB name, then you actually get your own newsfeed/home page with just posts from those pages you like. But i find it a lot of double work to do that. I just wasn't sure if that's what people (bloggers) were doing or not! And thanks for the tip about sharing active pages posts :)

  • Liz

    Okay… such a great post! I have loved bouncing from blog-to-blog and reading all your good information. I hopped over from Pig & Dac!!! Great post.

    • Awesome! So glad you liked it, Liz! :) Hope you got some new info to use. Have a great one!

  • This is excellent! Thank you for taking the time to write such a helpful and useful post. I struggle with FB and this will probably help me overcome the hurdles. Stopping by from Hit Me with Your Best Shot and pinning to Pinterest!

    • Thanks, Carole! Hopefully some of these things will help you. :) When my FB numbers dip, I always go back and adjust using all these things to get me through the hurdle. Good luck!

  • Liz

    Okay… such a great post! I have loved bouncing from blog-to-blog and reading all your good information. I hopped over from Pig & Dac!!! Great post.

  • This is excellent! Thank you for taking the time to write such a helpful and useful post. I struggle with FB and this will probably help me overcome the hurdles. Stopping by from Hit Me with Your Best Shot and pinning to Pinterest!

  • Simple Holistic Girl

    I’ve read before to not use a third party scheduler for Facebook. Ok I’m going to finally take this as a hint and try it the way you advised and see if it makes a difference.

    • I haven’t ever used a third party scheduler, but I’m thinking it’s true. ;) That was definitely a tip from Holly, the FB guru. Hope it helps!

  • Love this info!!

    • Thanks, Jaclyn! Hopefully you picked up a new thing or two. ;)

  • Love this info!!

  • Great info here!! Thanks for sharing!

    • Thanks, Lauren! I was happy to share. It’s hard getting through some of the new techy rules and things. Might as well get through them together.

  • Great info here!! Thanks for sharing!

  • Keri Snyder

    What a helpful read! Love this!

    • Thanks, Keri! Glad to hear it was helpful. :)

  • Some great information here Kristy, thanks so much for sharing. I have learnt a lot from your post and have already started to implement some of your suggestions. I am a guest host of Turn it up Tuesday Link Up and have selected this post to feature as my pick this week. Congratulations!

    • Thanks, Kelly! And thank you so much for the feature! I hope this post really does help with everyone’s FB page. :)

  • Keri Snyder

    What a helpful read! Love this!

  • I have only recently discovered the magic of Facebook scheduler..it’s awesome! I love being able to grab content I love and schedule it out to avoid overwhelming my page…great tips!

    • Thanks, Tiffany! Yes to the FB scheduler! I was going crazy before hand thinking that so many people just sat around on FB all day and that I would never be able to share good information all the time. Hello, scheduler! :) Glad to hear you’re doing the same. Have a good one!

  • Some great information here Kristy, thanks so much for sharing. I have learnt a lot from your post and have already started to implement some of your suggestions. I am a guest host of Turn it up Tuesday Link Up and have selected this post to feature as my pick this week. Congratulations!

  • I have only recently discovered the magic of Facebook scheduler..it's awesome! I love being able to grab content I love and schedule it out to avoid overwhelming my page…great tips!

  • Thank you for this! I have got to get better with Facebook.

    • You are so very welcome! I hope these things help you! :)

  • Thank you for this! I have got to get better with Facebook.

  • Chelsee

    Congrats! This post was chosen to be featured in this week’s Let’s Be Friends Blog hop! Thanks so much for linking up!

    • Yay!!! Thanks so much, Chelsee! I love your blog hop! :) So excited to be featured again!

  • Hello Kristy! Wow! Excellent post. Great tips and I love how you used the screen pictures to show us how it’s done. I’m pinning it! Thanks so much for sharing.

    • Thanks so much, Vashti! I hope it helps! :)

  • Chelsee

    Congrats! This post was chosen to be featured in this week's Let's Be Friends Blog hop! Thanks so much for linking up!

  • Awesome! So glad you liked it, Liz! :) Hope you got some new info to use. Have a great one!

  • Thanks, Carole! Hopefully some of these things will help you. :) When my FB numbers dip, I always go back and adjust using all these things to get me through the hurdle. Good luck!

  • I haven't ever used a third party scheduler, but I'm thinking it's true. ;) That was definitely a tip from Holly, the FB guru. Hope it helps!

  • Thanks, Jaclyn! Hopefully you picked up a new thing or two. ;)

  • Thanks, Lauren! I was happy to share. It's hard getting through some of the new techy rules and things. Might as well get through them together.

  • Thanks, Keri! Glad to hear it was helpful. :)

  • Thanks, Kelly! And thank you so much for the feature! I hope this post really does help with everyone's FB page. :)

  • Thanks, Tiffany! Yes to the FB scheduler! I was going crazy before hand thinking that so many people just sat around on FB all day and that I would never be able to share good information all the time. Hello, scheduler! :) Glad to hear you're doing the same. Have a good one!

  • You are so very welcome! I hope these things help you! :)

  • These are such excellent tips!! I wanted to let you know I’ll be featuring them at the Retro Re-pin Party on Sustaining the Powers tonight at 8pm ET. I hope you’ll stop by and link up with us again!

    • Yay! Thanks, Steph! :) I’m honored! I’ll definitely stop by again. :)

  • Yay!!! Thanks so much, Chelsee! I love your blog hop! :) So excited to be featured again!

  • Hello Kristy! Wow! Excellent post. Great tips and I love how you used the screen pictures to show us how it's done. I'm pinning it! Thanks so much for sharing.

  • These are such excellent tips!! I wanted to let you know I'll be featuring them at the Retro Re-pin Party on Sustaining the Powers tonight at 8pm ET. I hope you'll stop by and link up with us again!

  • Thanks so much, Vashti! I hope it helps! :)

  • Yay! Thanks, Steph! :) I'm honored! I'll definitely stop by again. :)

  • Thank you for sharing! These are wonderful tips!

    • Thanks so much, Jennifer! :) Hope you found them helpful.

  • Excellent tips I’m going to use them! Thanks for sharing :)

    • Thanks so much, Marlene! You are very welcome.

  • Thank you for sharing! These are wonderful tips!

  • Marlene Martinez

    Excellent tips I'm going to use them! Thanks for sharing :)

  • Thanks so much, Jennifer! :) Hope you found them helpful.

  • Thanks so much, Marlene! You are very welcome.

  • Amy

    Thank you so much. Ugh. I can’t even get my Facebook page going! I use the share photos trick already. I go through Twitter and have Twitter post to FB. That way, the Instagram goes to Twitter, FB page, and FB fan page but my FB is zilch. Thanks for the tips. I’m going to keep trying. It’s the worst social media following I have!

    • I don’t know if sharing from Twitter to Facebook is the best idea. I’m sure it sees it as an outside “scheduler.” I always think of Facebook as a jealous girlfriend. As long as you give FB all the attention, you should see some changes. I always come back to this when my numbers start dropping. Also when my numbers get low, I find articles that my audience likes that have been shared a ton before I ever post it to my page. If it’s a popular topic (for instance, the royal baby and anything pertaining to it), it went crazy with reach. Just stick with it! It can be done! Good luck, Amy! (and sorry for the late reply. ;) )

      • Amy

        I am starting to get it going. One trick I noticed about images. I have Instagram set to share to Twitter and Twitter set to share to Facebook. Now the jealous girlfriend won’t post images from Instagram with these settings. Now I’m going to take off share to Facebook on Twitter and share on Instagram with Facebook and Twitter separately. Facebook is always changing. Thanks for the advice!!!

  • Charlie’s Paws

    Thank you so much. Ugh. I can't even get my Facebook page going! I use the share photos trick already. I go through Twitter and have Twitter post to FB. That way, the Instagram goes to Twitter, FB page, and FB fan page but my FB is zilch. Thanks for the tips. I'm going to keep trying. It's the worst social media following I have!

  • I don't know if sharing from Twitter to Facebook is the best idea. I'm sure it sees it as an outside "scheduler." I always think of Facebook as a jealous girlfriend. As long as you give FB all the attention, you should see some changes. I always come back to this when my numbers start dropping. Also when my numbers get low, I find articles that my audience likes that have been shared a ton before I ever post it to my page. If it's a popular topic (for instance, the royal baby and anything pertaining to it), it went crazy with reach. Just stick with it! It can be done! Good luck, Amy! (and sorry for the late reply. ;) )

  • Amy

    I am starting to get it going. One trick I noticed about images. I have Instagram set to share to Twitter and Twitter set to share to Facebook. Now the jealous girlfriend won't post images from Instagram with these settings. Now I'm going to take off share to Facebook on Twitter and share on Instagram with Facebook and Twitter separately. Facebook is always changing. Thanks for the advice!!!

  • You had me at #2 – I didn’t even think to save “great reads” and then schedule them on my Facebook page! What a great tip – thank you so much for sharing! The other tips are fantastic too, look forward to implementing them on my page and hopefully see a growth.

  • You had me at #2 – I didn't even think to save "great reads" and then schedule them on my Facebook page! What a great tip – thank you so much for sharing! The other tips are fantastic too, look forward to implementing them on my page and hopefully see a growth.

  • Tessa kirby

    Seriously love this! Thank you so much for sharing your wisdom! I just set up my facebook page this past week and had no idea how to properly utilize it! This gave me some GREAT information to remember!