Facebook SEO Tips
With more than 700 million users, Facebook has become second most visited website in the world and first in terms of time spent on a website. Yes, people spend more time on Facebook than Google.
Facebook can not only be a good place to increase your social presence and add to referral traffic but also, it can help in improving customer engagement by establishing community around your brand.
In continuing with our series to get quick SEO tips (ref Twitter SEO Tips, LinkedIn profile tips, YouTube SEO tips for channels and videos, RSS SEO tips and Web Design SEO Tips), we have got few simple Facebook SEO tips which can help you to improve social presence and take your business one step ahead of your competitor’s.
Quick Setup Tips
1. Create a facebook page
2. Provide page name
Facebook page name are not allowed to change, so ensure usage of either brand name or most important business keyword first time itself. Similar to domain names, page names will be an important factor in facebook search.
3. Provide business info
Ensure usage of relevant keywords and describe your business in brief in facebook page info tab. In page info, you can add additional links to your blog, twitter account, LinkedIn profile or any other landing page of your website.
4. Claim page URL
After you acquire minimum required fans (25) for your page, claim the user-name with your brand or target keyword to get rid of ugly page URL. SearchEnabler URL : http://www.facebook.com/SearchEnabler/
5. Use facebook buttons and widgets
Facebook provides like, share buttons and social plugins. Use them on your website and recommend your visitors to follow.
Use likes and share buttons on your blogs / articles and encourage visitors to like/share your articles. You never know, it might become viral not only getting you 100s or 1000s of visitors but also many high quality backlinks.
6. Setup facebook comments
Facebook also provide comments widget for websites. Visitors can comment to your articles using their facebook profile. Usage of comment widget, not only helps in getting more visitors via comment listing in visitors wall but also helps in controlling spam. Google bots are not able to crawl facebook comments, so if you are relying on comments to boost some SEO, here you will have to compromise.
Quick Facebook Page Usage Tips
1. Make it interactive
Create polls, discussions which are appealing to your users. Need not be always about your product or services, can be about domain, industry which you are part of or catering too. Compelling and interactive content will ensure user’s participate and share it further on their walls.
2. Use link sharing and notes
Other than wall posts, sharing links and notes can be useful. These contents often gets listed in search results. After all who knows what people might stumble upon!
3. Privacy settings to ‘Everyone’
Don’t forget to select the ‘Everyone’ in Privacy Settings > Search so that even the distant networks around you will be able to see your content.
4. Keyword usage
Include your keywords in headings for the wall posts, keywords in title will have similar impact to titles in any blog or webpage.
5. Regular updates
Keep your Facebook Page updated with news, posts, notes in a timely manner. Regular updates will ensure your fans coming back and even make them visit your website landing page resulting in improved conversions.
6. Re-use of old content
Is your page new to Facebook? No worries, you can always feature old contents from your websites every now and then, but only those which makes sense to your fans; as in do not update old news but you can update articles.
7. Break the monotony
Every user likes to consume varied content, only posting links or notes will make them bored. Try posting interesting videos, cartoons, ask questions, they will be happy to consume and refer more friends.
8. Getting on top of wall
Remember, by mere ‘like’- ing your page does not mean that he/she is subscribed to your ‘News Feed’ on their walls. The more the interaction (Comments, Like, Tag, etc.) your fans have with your content, the more the chances of getting entry in to their news feed everyday. Try to get 5 or more likes / comments to get better ranked in news feeds.
You can improve your landing page, add custom applications and many more tabs with usage of FBML. Try to play around with your facebook page and see the growth of user engagement.
Update: Refer post Facebook rolls out timeline feature for brand pages to enhance your business fanpage.
Do send your facebook seo tips, which has worked for you and can be useful to our reader’s.