How to Write Business Facebook Status Messages
For a start keep your
posts short. Keep things like status
updates to around two sentences. The
shorter your posts then the easier your Facebook followers will find it to
register and interact with what you have posted. Facebook has a 420 character limit for status
posting, so if you are having trouble keeping it to three sentences, then consider
posting it elsewhere or in a different form on Facebook (maybe like a long
comment on a recently uploaded video or picture).
Pose questions on your Facebook page. People will often flock to comment on a
question on Facebook. People (for some
reason) will feel compelled to answer the dumbest (and often rhetorical)
questions. How often have you seen funny
responses to someone simply typing “why me?” If the question you post can be
answered with yes or no, then save it for a questionnaire. Open ended questions are the best. You can also ask many questions through polls/questionnaires if you
Choose a wider variety of
topics, because most companies will soon become set in their ways. This is especially true if you have the same
member of staff posting on your Facebook page.
People will check-out/switch-off if you keep barking on about the same
subject all the time.
On the Facebook platform,
organizations/companies can own capabilities through so-called apps
(applications) to provide and promote them and their products. You may browse virtually countless available
apps and get some ideas on how to make your company better known through things
like status messages. Games are very
popular and finding (or programming) a Facebook App is not very difficult.
Click on your Facebook
profile page or Facebook homepage at the top right of your account. You are able to decide where your fans will
land when they visit your Facebook profile.
At the same time you will also be able to determine what should be
visible and to whom, as well as what they are permitted to post on your
To have a great many
friends is not enough. You must maintain
your contacts by communicating wherever you can. Even a little small talk never hurts, because
then you show that you are on the cutting edge (live and not an
uploading/posting program). Timeliness within
your profile is important, especially if you are an entrepreneur and/or
marketing manager. Create a weekly
schedule of two to five hours to post new information and status updates such
as press releases, personnel changes and up-coming events.
Monitor your reputation
on Facebook. It is extremely important
to keep on top of your reputation (online or offline). You should check to find out what the users
on Facebook think and say about your company.
Respond quickly to the spread of negative criticism, because a bad
reputation on the net will spread like wildfire and it may cost you some of
your customers (both current and potential).