After months of research, today I’m presenting the Facebook strategy which attracted thousands of Facebook followers. These strategies include only white hat techniques, which I would be sharing in the below article. If you are looking for any automated Facebook script or code, then this article is not for you. I always follow slow and steady procedures to make my life easier and happier. Following this article will open your doors to thousands of Facebook followers in less than a month. Remember that too much of anything is never good for anyone, so proceed with caution. I have successfully grabbed 200,000 Facebook likes on one of my Facebook page (Latest Tips and Tricks). This Facebook page had grabbed a massive growth of 3,385.7% in just 30 days. Now it’s your turn to grab those crazy followers.
Why Facebook Marketing?
With more than billion users, Facebook has become the most popular social media network ever built. Looking at this massive growth, many online marketing companies are spending their daily budgets on Facebook. And these days many of our clients force us to spend the SEO budgets on Facebook, rather than the traditional SEO campaigns. This is acceptable, as the client might want to see immediate engagement from day 1. Compared to the traditional SEO campaigns, Facebook is quite easy to understand for anyone. Most of the times we tend to burn our cash with Facebook ads and other SMM freelancers, but its okay to learn from your mistakes.
What is Facebook Viral Community?
A Facebook Viral community is the most precious asset of your Fanpage. These people will tend to share your content every single time, which allow you to grow massively in less than a month. All you have to do is to hit the right community in right time. You might have come across few popular blogs like Upworthy, Viral Nova and Elite Daily, which exactly follow the same strategy to attract the viral community. The main strategy behind these blogs is to post fresh and viral content. If you observe their Facebook pages and other social media accounts, the majority of focus will be on “Fresh Viral Content”.
So just like Google, even Facebook loves to push fresh content on top. The more the people share your content, the better it will reach out to the Viral community. And for a completely brand new page, it is absolutely possible to engage people with viral content like jokes, pictures and videos.
Assuming that you all know how Facebook works, let’s proceed to make your Facebook page viral in the next 30 days. Usually a typical Facebook admin will engage his fans by posting pictures, news, website links, polls and etc. But very few pages concentrate on uploading a video on their Facebook fan page to attract the viral followers. The main reason behind not uploading the videos on Facebook is Copyright Violation Notification. This warning can ban your account completely, where you will lose control over your existing pages, groups and etc. Don’t worry about this ban, as I bring you one awesome solution to get rid of that too. Keep reading!
How to Reach the Viral Community?
Getting massive likes on Facebook is all about in-depth research, consistency and uniqueness. You might be wondering how is it even possible to get unique content every single time? Well, that is the key! You have to get 100% unique content which was not published anywhere expect your page. You have to target the right audience in right time. Following few simple strategies can make your content go viral within couple of hours.
Even if you have all the above mentioned things in place, the most important thing you need to follow is Geo location and time. You can easily target India, Pakistan, Philippines and other Asian countries if you are in India. But concentrating the viral community in US is the most difficult thing to achieve. Usually the US viral community is less likely to share your content, as the page tend to stick to only routine or more Indian stuff. Try to post some viral stuff which attracts US fans and followers. Initially, the engagement from US will be less compared to India, but once you hit the right spot, it will be a cakewalk.
Your main aim is to get your page viral, so follow the foot prints of other popular pages. Don’t try to steal stuff from them, but instead make your own content via pictures and videos. You need not make your own videos at home, but there are tons of other ways to get them. One obvious source is YouTube and the rest you have to find out. The key factor to steal from other pages is their time frames. Observe when they are posting more content in a day. Try to experiment on the same, which may push your content to the viral community.
How to Choose Your Viral Facebook Titles?
First you need to understand whom to target. Usually men are the majority of users who like and share your content. Targeting men will be a real good opportunity for your Fanpage to go viral. You have to post viral stuff which makes them happy to share. It might be anything from Gadgets, Technology, Viral videos, Jokes or anything else. The key factor in making your page viral is the surprising element present in it. There are many other ways to make your posts engaging. One of the best ways which make people see your content is its keywords.
You can start your post titles with surprising elements like OMG! Wow! WTF! Awesome! Amazing! Unbelievable! Lol! Lmao! ROFL! and etc. But don’t do it for every post, else you might sound a bit spammy. Choose your surprising factors carefully, so that people will engage with more trust and likeability.
According to my research, people tend to click more on OMG! Wow! and Awesome! Also people more likely click titles which contain Viral keyword in them.
Example: Viral Video of the Month or Viral Employee Videos Hits Thousands of Likes in 2 Days.
These titles are more likely to be clicked by your Facebook fans and followers. You can also try using a I, They, We in your titles, but make sure the grammar and tenses are perfect.
Example: I can’t believe that he rejected the most beautiful girl on earth.
Choosing the right titles will always help your content go viral. People want to see something new which they never saw earlier. So a Wow! Factor is always needed to boost your Facebook page. Apart from these surprising elements, also add some emoticons or smilyes to make the post viral. Trust me, people love smileys when they see in your titles or descriptions.
What goes more Viral on Facebook?
People always get confused on what to post more. Pictures or Videos? Well, for me videos were the most viral thing to get thousands of followers. Usually almost all the Facebook pages publish only picture content to engage their followers. But what works more in Facebook is viral video content. People love to watch videos on Facebook, but finding them on time is the most difficult part to manage. 60% of my Fanpage contains only videos, which attracted thousands for followers in just 30 days.
This video changed the complete face of my Facebook page. It was shared more than 2,33,517 times with 53,970 likes and 16,000 comments. Posting videos on Facebook is quite difficult to manage, as they tend to disable your video uploading option within a week. You might have seen tons of pages which post videos on Facebook, but why are you unable to do the same? Well, that’s the trick! You just can’t post videos directly. There are some techniques involved to play safe. Find them below.
How to Post Videos on Facebook without a Ban?
Even though you find the most awesome video on earth, you can’t post directly to engage with your followers. There are some techniques to follow on how to publish videos on Facebook. Just like YouTube, even Facebook has some guidelines for publishing a video.
Though these guidelines are not official, they seem to be working fine for me. So the first and foremost thing to remember is video permissions. You have to contact the right people to ask whether the video can be shared with your community. Write down a mail to the concern media person to seek a permission from the management. Most of the times you won’t get any reply, but its okay to post the videos with little changes. Out of all the techniques on how to upload a video on Facebook, I found few basic steps to play safe on Facebook.
Always make sure to download videos from Public forums.
Make sure the downloaded videos doesn’t contain any hatred, drug, porn or racism angles while publishing.
Change the video name to xyz.mp4 or abc.mp4 or anything where it doesn’t contain the same title when you downloaded. For example, if my video title is, “People are awesome – 2014 edition.mp4”, then change it to “xyz.mp4” while uploading the video.
After uploading the video, make sure the video Title and Description are not same. You should use different content for both these fields.
Never use the same Title or Description from where you downloaded the Video. Example: “People are awesome 2013” can be renamed in title as “Wow! These people are simply awesome!” whereas the description can be “I wonder how some people are so amazing at what they do.”
Don’t use relevant hash tags or keywords to tag them in your videos.
What if Facebook has disabled your video upload option?
As mentioned earlier, Facebook doesn’t give you much authority to post continuous videos on your Fan pages. But if you follow the above mentioned guidelines, Facebook will not be able to recognize your video as illegal. Even if you have taken the right permission to upload a video, Facebook will always poke into them as an offense.
Don’t panic if you see the above message. Here Facebook is just trying to act smart by showing that your video is alleged to copyright infringement. I’m not asking you to completely ignore this message when it appears, but try to solve it with patience and trust. Soon after you see the notification from Facebook, make sure to File a Counter Notification immediately. Tell them that your video has the right to be published on Facebook, but not sure about why this issue has been raised.
This notification will be shown only once on your Facebook account, but will be saved on your registered email forever. You can open your gmail (if the account is registered with gmail) and look for the following messaging to “File a Counter Notification”. Facebook will immediately restore your video back on the page, but not every time. You can find the “File a Counter Notification” option in the copyright infringement itself. Take a look at the above screenshot.
I have observed that Facebook will give you only 3 notifications on copyright infringement. So you got only 3 chances to show your viral content to people. Be extremely careful while uploading the videos, else Facebook might permanently ban your account. So what happens after 3 copyright infringement notifications? Well, my account was temporarily blocked for 6 months from post any videos on my Fanpage. But still I’m able to upload video on Facebook! How? Well, that is the secret my friend, can’t disclose everything. Ping me on Facebook if you have the same issues of temporary ban. I will tell you how to recover your account to start posting videos on Facebook.
Where to find the Viral Content?
Finding viral content on Internet is very easy when you do it right. I usually follow 3 simple places to find viral videos on Internet. The first one being Wimp.com, Second one is Break.com and the third one is YouTube. You have to search continuously for better and better video content to post on your Facebook page.
Remember that Facebook takes a serious offense if you have downloaded the video from YouTube and uploaded on their Fan pages. I don’t know the exact reason for this, but don’t try to give Facebook a hint that the video is taken from YouTube at all.
Also you can find some really good videos on tons of Facebook pages. All you have to do is to search for better and better content to upload on your Fan page. You can find some serious content on CNN Videos, but I would suggest you to stay away from them. Always make sure to stay away from News and Media content, as they contain 100% copyright material.
What to do after posting Viral Content?
If you have find some viral content, then don’t wait to upload it on your Fanpage. And as soon as your post your content, start sharing it on your profile and other friends walls who don’t mind you posting viral stuff. You can also tag strangers onto your video, but I would suggest you to stay away from that cheap technique.
You cannot piss off your people to unlike your pages. So don’t make the mistake of tagging unknown people onto your videos. I have found that Facebook is very much okay with videos where were first uploaded on Facebook itself. But never leave a source a bottom. If you write a source a bottom, you are clearly giving a hint to Facebook that you don’t own the content. So why to invite more troubles?
When to Post your Viral Content?
The best time to make your content viral is early evenings. People tend to share a lot of stuff on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Post your content after 5pm IST and check the engagement via Facebook Insights. Your page insights can show you a detailed view on when people engaged the maximum. Try to learn some basic analytics on how to play with your data.
I posted almost all the content after 5 PM, which gave me a whooping 200K likes in just 30 days. People tend to share your content every single day when they love your posts. Try to engage them by replying to the comments, inquiring and messages. Don’t hurt anyone with your content or behavior. Maintain a long term relationship with your Fans, so that you can grab the awesome ROI via posts or publicity.
Why do I even need a viral Facebook Fanpage?
You might have heard about Google Panda, Penguin, Hummingbird and other major penalties. All of these updates are made to ruin your online blog business if they lack in quality. Facebook doesn’t have that risk of penalties or traffic drop. Once people like your stuff, they tend to share your blog articles, posts and sometimes promotions.
There are literally hundreds of benefits of having a viral Facebook page. One of my favorite is Fanpage Page rank. Once you have achieved a Page rank of 5, your articles will get more search reach and SERP positions. Sending a backlinks from PR 5 is no joke my dear friend. It might be a nofollow link, but Moz clearly mentioned that Google ranks blog articles and content based on its social engagement, reach and nofollow links.
We worked hard to achieve 200k+ likes and PR 5 for our Fan page. Now its your turn to work hard. Try to post engaging stuff with your Facebook fans. I believe this article will bring you a lot of confidence, boost and knowledge to make your Fan page viral. Do let me know if you need any help. Waiting for your valuable comments. Share the love!
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Satish Kumar is a Online Entrepreneur & Founder of Pyrite Technologies Pvt Ltd. He has been working on SEO, White hat Link Building Techniques from past 3 years, he is known for his SEO consultant services in Hyderabad.