Thinking about new Facebook post ideas?
Facebook is the top social media marketing platform, and the community is constantly growing. Nowadays it is hard to get people’s attention. But you still want to get more likes, shares, and comments on your posts. The question is: what to post for getting more engagement?
A regular Facebook post has text status update, video, photo or links. Users news feed updates very fast. Visual content is most popular. Pictures and videos get more likes and shares than only text, so implement them more. Communicate with your audience via interesting posts about your industry.
Here are 19 examples of Facebook post ideas to help you out with that.
1. Share other people content
Pay attention to what’s going on around your niche. Share other people useful content and Facebook posts.
Even more, share your followers content, which relevant to your business. They will appreciate it.
Search for what to share:
2. Post a video
Upload your video directly on Facebook; then it will automatically run when people scroll a newsfeed. It gets attention right away, rather than you share a link to YouTube video.
3. Tips and “How to do” posts
Give the tips or write “How to do” tutorial in a Facebook post, thus, give people ready to share the post. Do better: add an image or create a picture tutorial.
4. Behind the scene post
Let your fans to spy a little through a keyhole. Show them what’s going on behind the scene of your business.
5. Create behind the scene video
Sharing photos and videos personalize your Facebook page. You show that there are the real persons behind of this fan page. Post about how things work, something funny, part of your regular work.
6. Ask the questions
Ask questions through your Facebook page. Thus, you motivate people to comment below on your post.
7. Ask about an advice
When you travel, try new things, looking for something, etc. ask your audience to give advice. People like to help.
8. Funny pictures related to your brand
Think how to show your brand through the images. You may create a brand recognition using the same personage or same concept images:
9. Link to your other social media accounts
Share your other social media accounts combining other Facebook post ideas. For instance, ask a question and give a link to an Instagram.
10. Finish a phrase
Use a sentence and ask people to fill the blank area with their thoughts. Make it simple so that they can add just a few words to that.
11. Poll post
Create a poll and give people 3-5 options to answer. Ask them to write the answer in the comments.
12. Post an inspirational quote
There is an inspirational image quote trend now everywhere in Social Media. The good quote which resonates with your audience will get more engagements.
Inspire those who follow you. People will like and share your quote post when it expresses them thoughts and beliefs.
Spend some time to create an image quote or find it on the internet. The text only quotes won’t have so much effect on the picture.
Services for creating an image quote:
Find ready to post quote:
13. Follow Friday on the Facebook
Since Facebook allowed to use hashtags in the posts, people start to use popular #FollowFriday (or #FF) hashtag to get more engagements.
Briefly, #FollowFriday came from Twitter and became a frequent Friday activity. It used when you send out tweets listing users, who you feel should be followed by your followers.
Or another way, suggest your followers to share pages, which they like
14. Throwback Thursday on the Facebook
Throwback Thursday is a theme day when people post old pictures or stories. Use hashtags #ThrowbackThursday, #Throwback or #TBT for that.
15. Holliday greetings
There are many holidays during the year. Post a greeting, a card or a quote with some personal thought. Be creative beside of the regular Christmas and Happy New Year greetings. It will remind your followers that you are a real person.
16. Create a contest
Grow your Facebook followers and email base by organizing contests. It will work better if you have a prize as a product, service or a gift card to give away.
Apps for creating Facebook contest:
17. Share milestones and awards
Celebrate your milestones: reaching 1000 Facebook fans, having 5000 subscribers, winning a competition, etc. Thank your followers for them support:
18. Tell about upcoming event
Post about your upcoming online or offline event. Write what it is about, when and where it will be and give a link to the registration page
Post your client’s testimonials. What other people say about you and your product/service brings more value to your business. It is your social proof. Well written testimonial will bring you more clients
Use these Facebook post ideas to grow your followers and build a trust with your audience. You never know what works well for your page till you try. It takes the time to build your Facebook community, but it worth your effort.
Have you been experimenting with different types of posts on Facebook? Share what’s been working for you in the comments.
What other Facebook post ideas do you have?
Marina Barayeva is an international speaker and a host of the popular podcast Marketing for Creatives. She is known authority in helping entrepreneurs become influencers in their niche. She is a TEDx speaker, has presented to audiences in Asia and North America, and has been featured in such media as ArtPeople, CCTV, China Radio International, and others.