Grow Your Own Blog Networking Party

Good morning and welcome to the Grow Your Blog Networking Party.

GYB

Julie from This Gal Cooks, Deb from Cooking on the Front Burner, Tanya from Lemons for Lulu and Paula from Call Me PMc are happy to host this networking opportunity each week. Every week, we’ll also have four co-hosts join us. Interested in co-hosting? Just email us at growyourblog(at)gmail(dot)com and we will get you scheduled!

What is the Grow Your Blog Networking Party all about? NETWORKING. Meeting new bloggers, finding new content to follow, building your readership. Why is blog networking great for you? Simply put, it increases readership and traffic to your blog. How do you network? Visit. Comment. Invite. Communicate. These are key to growing your blog.

I absolutely loved meeting everyone last week.  I found so many wonderful new bloggers to follow on Google +!  I am looking forward to finding new Facebook friends this week.

Do you have tips for networking? Leave a comment below! We may feature your idea at a future party!

Let’s meet the hosts and co-hosts of the party!

YOUR HOSTS

Julie from This Gal Cooks (Host)
Paula from Call Me PMc (Host)
Deb from Cooking on the Front Burner (Host)
Tanya from Lemons for Lulu (Host)
Emily from It Bakes Me Happy
Ashly from Sweet Pea Lifestyle
Angie from God’s Growing Garden
Ang from Juggling Act Mama

Each week we will be including a link up to a social media outlet of our choosing. This week we chose Facebook. So after linking up your blog, be sure to scroll down and link up your Facebook Page.

Ah, Facebook. If you’ve had a Facebook page for any length of time, you’ve come to know that Facebook changes the rules of the game quiet frequently. What was great one year ago, may not be the best way to post and promote your Facebook page today. It’s a moving target, but I’ll share some tips that I’ve learned recently.

  1. Comment on other pages from your page. That means more exposure for you. Don’t be concerned with everyone ‘liking’ you back, just the fact that you like and comment means more exposure for you and eventually growth for your page.

  2. Make it Personal – Share personal snippets about your day, ask questions, interact. Post pictures from Instagram to your page.

  3. Connect Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter to your Facebook page.

  4. Host a Giveaway. Rafflecoptor offers an easy set up to promote the giveaway right on your Facebook page.

  5. When you share someone’s post, tag them in the status. For example

  6. ‘I love these Vegan Apple Berry Bran Muffins from @This Gal Cooks, find the recipe here http://www.thisgalcooks.com/2013/07/23/vegan-apple-berry-bran-muffins/’

  7. Everyone loves pictures, share images. Images are ‘liked’ and ‘shared’ more than other status updates by followers.

  8. Did you know you can schedule a post in Facebook? Once you add an image and status, click the clock in the bottom left of the status box. It will prompt you for year, month, day, time. Easy Peasy!

  9. Facebook parties are great for exposure. When a page holds a ‘Party’, you post your image and link and the host page much like a link party on blogs. The host page then shares it and Boom! more followers! This is especially beneficial when the page is larger than you.

  10. Post at different times and determine the best time to post for your audience.


Do you have any Facebook page tips? Please leave any tips or questions below, I’ll be happy to answer them.

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LINK YOUR FACEBOOK PAGE

6 Responses

  1. Facebook tips!!! The ones you posted are great! I’ll tell you– I have learned A TON about Facebook marketing by helping to run a large recipe sharing page. Spacing your posts out is CRUCIAL for engagement. So for example, if you are having a party and you post 10 things at once and then wander off for an hour, no one sees what you shared. If you have a really large following (15,000+) posting every 30 minutes to an hour seems to be the magic #.
    On my personal Sugar Dish Me fan page I try to post every 3-4 hours. Never more than every two. You’ll see that the # of people “Talking About This” will grow– and that is actually the number that counts!! If you have 10,000 fans and only 350 are talking about your page, the other 9,650 are just wasted numbers and they aren’t working for you. Tap that resource!!
    Also– share and connect with larger pages. Don’t just drop your stuff off and go. I’ve had major good results from building relationships with admins of larger sharing pages. And remember to SHARE from their page and like or leave comments — you have to remember that often the larger pages also have a goal and a symbiotic relationship is important.
    Remember to also share from your blog’s fan page. If I’m logged in as Heather and I share my recipes, I’m not getting any Facebook #’s out of that share! If I share as Sugar Dish Me and something goes viral it works in my favor.
    This is a great little networking resource you all have here! Sorry my comment is 48 pages long.

    • Fantastic tips Heather!!! Can’t wait to try those!! I can post and run sometimes and need to work on that!

  2. Thanks for the party!

  3. Hi! Just linked up and stopping by to say hi and glad this party is back! Following you via Bloglovin’!

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