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My way or the highway, I’m not that flexible when it comes to doing things I don’t wanna do. Same with Facebook, I don’t like following the rules and following Facebook’s constantly changing algorithm. ‘Yeah, Whatever‘ used to be my mindset until I decided to try and follow Facebook’s new algorithm rules for a week. What happened next was life-changing (haha).
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How I doubled my blog traffic and social media following within one week by following Facebook’s rules
It was a rainy day and I decided to – finally – test everything I’ve read about Facebook and its just-launched algorithm. Which was a mixture of posts on my Facebook page, multiple a day, combined with advertising & a lot of social interaction on my personal account.
Within a few days, my overall followers grew by 20% and within a week with 100%!!
My blog’s traffic grew insanely with 300% and everybody was happy. My interaction rate grew and my email box exploded.
All of a sudden it was like I lived again. Like people saw me and all my hard work all of a sudden. They applaud me for my work and I felt appreciated.
But then it happens. I had to keep up all the hard work. And with hard work, I don’t mean my actual work, but this side thing called Facebooking all day. I don’t really like spending every free minute on Facebook, let alone have a fulltime task of managing my Facebook fan pages.
I run a business and I barely make any sales via Facebook, so hello, what do I do now? Hire somebody to be my fulltime Facebook assistant?
Nope, I don’t wanna go that far for my own businesses. So what happened? It was like Facebook decided to break up with me.
I stopped updating more than three times a day, I stopped advertising my Facebook page, I stopped liking everything in my personal feed and I stopped crafting the right type of posts (in this case, a mixture of photos, links, and just text).
The downside of being super popular for ’15 seconds’
So I got ‘punished’ by Facebook and my posts didn’t show up in people’s feed anymore. I had the feeling – even more than before – that I was talking to people who were wearing their earplugs in while listening to music. I could scream all I want but they didn’t listen. Bummer, I hacked the system and now I’m in an even worse position.
A number of people that could see my posts was just a sad number, I think about 10 times less than a number of total likes of the page. Buuuh. This instantly makes Facebook less appealing to use. So what I did next? I continued to use Facebook the way I did before. Every now and then, but still up to three posts a day.
I tried to stick to the pro’s advice, and bought this Facebook ebook that’s written by a pro, that’s updated after every update and has a lot of value on growing and using Facebook (without buying ads!).
Sometimes it’s just not a great match, and I strongly believe you shouldn’t force using a platform just because it exists or because you have a massive amount of followers. I still try to make the best out of that page, but I don’t force anything anymore. I don’t spend all my time on the platform, I just don’t wanna put all my eggs in just one basket, especially now people are leaving more and more that platform. I now regret although it was a nice experiment, that I’ve invested money in Facebook because it’s just not for me. You can find me on other platforms, just add me there and stay updated 🙂
I still try to make the best out of that page, but I don’t force anything anymore. I don’t spend all my time on the platform, I just don’t wanna put all my eggs in just one basket, especially now people are leaving more and more that platform. I now regret although it was a nice experiment, that I’ve invested money in Facebook because it’s just not for me. You can find me on other platforms, just add me there and stay updated 🙂
I now regret – although it was a nice experiment – that I’ve invested money on Facebook because it’s just not for me. Plus, they do want you to steadily invest, and I just can’t afford that, the ROI is not enough for just me, as I’ve a couple of free ways that work much better for me. You can find me on other platforms, just add me there and stay updated 🙂
Right now, I’m obsessed with using Pinterest to drive traffic and affiliate sales. Read all about it on using Tailwind Tribes to boost your traffic, this affiliate marketing strategy and 5 tools to automate your Pinterest strategy. It’s visual, it’s user-friendly and it’s easy. And that for something that’s actually more a search engine than a social media website! How great!
How you can maximize your Facebook traffic (update 2017)
Please make sure you stay on top of Facebook newest algorithms, as they often change. What might work today, doesn’t tomorrow.
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