January 23, 2017

How I Got 4 Likes in 4 Days on My Facebook Page - January 2017 Project Goal

Recently I decided to write a post about Facebook's insight page. I wanted to show my readers that I could gain views and keep an eye on my favorite business pages/competitors. In less than a week I gained 4 additional likes to my page!
Audience Insight from Facebook for Joy Smith

Now I know this may seem like such a baby step but to me, 4 new fans is a huge jump that I am extremely grateful for. And the process was so simple that even my 15-year-old autistic son can do it!

There were really only three things I did during this process:
Joy Smith -The Insane Writer

1. I changed my profile photo. I wanted something fun and real, not a professional stiff photo that fans can't really relate to.

2. I started sharing my blog posts from here to my facebook business page. Usually, I would update my facebook page content about once a month if that. I knew the silence wasn't doing me any good and I needed to keep my readers interested. I also needed to attract new readers, so fresh content was a must. Hey, 5 new posts in a week is better than that 1 post a month, so I'd say that's pretty darn good in my opinion!

3. The final thing I did was updated my cover photo. I'm still not sure if I'm really 100% happy with the cover, but it's a huge improvement from the last, and I did notice some likes, so I'm going to test it for a while to see what happens.
Facebook Cover Photo for Joy Smith

Joy Smith also known as The Insane Writer, is the author of the Sci-Fi novel, The Generation. She can be found on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Google+ and LinkedIn.

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January 19, 2017

How To Use Facebook's Insights' Pages to Watch as an Advantage Over Your Competition

This week I decided to start my journey by working on my business facebook page. My focus today is on the insight tool. Now let me be honest here, I'm still new to it. Yes, I know the insight tool has been around for a while, but I have never really studied it, so I'm still learning how this tool really works and I have to start somewhere, right? Well, here's the thing I love most about this tool, already.

Under the insight area if you scroll to the bottom of the page you'll notice the words, Pages to Watch. Those 3 little words are a really huge deal because it shows me how my page compares to some of my favorite Facebook pages.

I've discovered that you can add as many pages as you want, but I think 4 or 5 is a good number to compare. Too many is just overwhelming for me, so I'm keeping things simple. Now as you can see, I'm at the bottom for obvious reasons!

My goal is to work myself to the top or at least pretty darn close! I do have to pat myself on the back, however, because I had 6 people engaged on my page with only 4 posts! I noticed that Millionaire Melanie Duncan is not far ahead of me, so I'm doing pretty good! I am, however aiming for a bigger readership, close to Chalene Johnson. I know it's going to take some time, but I'll get there!

I suggest if your goal is to work on your facebook page this month, you check out the insights area and add a few of your favorite business pages to see where you stack up. You just might be as surprised as I was!






Joy Smith also known as The Insane Writer, is the author of the Sci-Fi novel, The Generation. She can be found on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Google+ and LinkedIn.

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