How do we get traffic to our facebook page?

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How do we get traffic to our facebook page?

Post: # 273204Post Bulworthyproject
Wed Apr 10, 2013 5:03 pm

We have just set up a facebook page for Bulworthy Project and wondered if anyone has tips on how to get traffic to it.

Any tips anyone?

The page is: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bulworth ... izard=true
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Post: # 273208Post The Riff-Raff Element
Thu Apr 11, 2013 5:47 am

Ask people to "like" it, which I have.

(And do feel free to "like" https://www.facebook.com/pages/Vend%C3% ... 18?fref=ts - I've not been updating lately, but I will be starting again now that we are heading into our season.)

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Post: # 273210Post boboff
Thu Apr 11, 2013 5:51 am

I would post forum topics asking how you generate traffic.....clever!

Oh or set up a link that says if you like a post and share it with 4 friends you will automatically become well endowed and irresistible to women, and win the lottery. That or some e-card that berates men, or bigs up the multi-tasking ability of ladies.
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Post: # 273212Post The Riff-Raff Element
Thu Apr 11, 2013 6:05 am

I can muliti-task: I can walk around AND breath at the same time.

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Thu Apr 11, 2013 6:34 am

Lady Boy!

I have to sit down to breath, and wee, the superior one insists.
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Post: # 273220Post Zech
Thu Apr 11, 2013 1:39 pm

A lot of local businesses offer prizes - "Like and share this page for a chance to win a free night in our hotel" - that kind of thing. I know this because my friends 'like' and I see the businesses turn up in my newsfeed. I don't know whether you'd want to try it, but that does seem to work.
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Post: # 273242Post Skippy
Fri Apr 12, 2013 8:38 am

I have heard about the prize thing before but i havent tried it myself.
Ive only recently set mine up (with the help of my "good wife") but have been given some advice from friends. One thing to do is to constantly update it by either having "job of the week" type of thing or even just adding or changing pictures weekly. I was intending initially to put loads of pictures on but its been explained that it would soon disappear beneath all the other posts if that makes sense to you. If you ask people to share your page on their wall it increases exposure.
Since i posted a comment on your page ive noticed that views on mine have gone up, it might be pure coincidence but i cant be sure?

If you can be bothered to look at my facebook page its here:

https://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/Pet ... aintenance

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Post: # 273268Post Davie Crockett
Sun Apr 14, 2013 2:11 pm

Look for similar sub groups on FB.

The spoon carvers and green woodworkers are here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/GreenWoodWork/ Run it by Phillipe Steele (Admin) first though as we've had a few businesses trying to sell stuff on there and that is their only interest in posting. We have about 900 members and I'm sure your pages will attract a lot of interest.


I'm sure they wouldn't mind you putting a link to your page on there as long as you emphasise the green woodworking parts of your projects.

PS. I've liked your pages too :iconbiggrin:
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Post: # 273272Post Bulworthyproject
Sun Apr 14, 2013 4:49 pm

Davie Crockett wrote:Look for similar sub groups on FB.

The spoon carvers and green woodworkers are here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/GreenWoodWork/ Run it by Phillipe Steele (Admin) first though as we've had a few businesses trying to sell stuff on there and that is their only interest in posting. We have about 900 members and I'm sure your pages will attract a lot of interest.


I'm sure they wouldn't mind you putting a link to your page on there as long as you emphasise the green woodworking parts of your projects.

PS. I've liked your pages too :iconbiggrin:
We tried to look at the green woodworking group, but it won't let us. It may be because we only have a business page not a personal one. :(
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Post: # 273274Post Davie Crockett
Sun Apr 14, 2013 7:15 pm

We tried to look at the green woodworking group, but it won't let us. It may be because we only have a business page not a personal one.
I'll try inviting you, that may work.
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Post: # 273275Post Davie Crockett
Sun Apr 14, 2013 8:15 pm

I've added your FB link and invited you by email. Hope that works.
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Post: # 273281Post Bulworthyproject
Mon Apr 15, 2013 8:25 am

Thanks for trying. Unfortunately the link just takes us back to our own page. We'll talk to some facebook savy friends and see if there is a way to work around this.
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Post: # 273284Post diggernotdreamer
Mon Apr 15, 2013 10:32 am

I have this problem with my Facebook page, I have a page called the cottage garden Dromahair for my produce and I tried to like your page, but it won't like things as cottage gardener only as me, it seems that Facebook may have changed how they do things, if you find out how it works, let us know because I am no techy and I find a lot of this stuff a bit bewildering, gardening is so much easier.

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Post: # 273288Post GeorgeSalt
Mon Apr 15, 2013 1:09 pm

To paraphrase some social media training I was given..

Write interesting/useful content.
Like other people/pages/groups with similar interests, including your customers and groups of interest to people you'd like to be your customers
Write interesting content
Share your content with like-minded people/groups/pages
Write interesting content
Share other peoples content that you find interesting/useful

(yes, there's a deliberate repetition going on)


Actually, I missed a bit. Why do you want traffic to that Facebook page? - I'm guessing that it's to sell the charcoal, you could add the website address to the contact details and the page banner.
Curently collecting recipes for The Little Book of Liqueurs..

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Post: # 273290Post diggernotdreamer
Mon Apr 15, 2013 3:24 pm

Hi George, the liking of other people, pages etc is the problem, I set up a business page and it wouldn't let me like anything, then I set up another page after getting advice from someone else, and I still can't like anyone else, I think this is the same problems that Bulworthy is having, a more techy friend even came round to look and couldn't sort it out, maybe some settings are to blame or something???

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