This week’s podcast is five top tips for building organic engagement with your Facebook page.

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This is the latest in a series of podcasts about Facebook. Previous podcasts include:

Top tips for gettng the most out of your Facebook page, part 1 and part 2

Facebook algorithms and how they work

Why you need a Facebook page, not a personal account to promote your blog or business

Facebook advertising

Building community and engagement on your Facebook page

This week’s podcast gives you five top tips for building organic engagement on your Facebook page.



In this week’s podcast I talk about Facebook showing authorship on the bottom of links. Here is an example: a link to my website includes a link to my Facebook page at the bottom:



Here are some of my other blog posts about Facebook that you may find interesting or helpful:

Why you need a Facebook page and not a personal account

How to make your Facebook page work for you

7 Ways to boost your Facebook page

5 things you need to STOP doing on Facebook


As always, I welcome all feedback so do please leave a comment either here or on my Facebook page. Or if you’re really down with the kids, you could scan my Snapcode below and send me a Snapchat!

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Vicky Charles

Vicky is a single mother, writer and card reader.


martyn · 28/07/2015 at 23:32

Fab podcast!
I think I need to possibly go through more of your Facebook posts listed above to come up with more questions.

Facebook isn’t my ‘playground’ for engagement, as say twitter is.

One thing I found really interesting here was the tip on videos. I would assume the same goes for photos? Quick picture or 15 second video is far easier to watch and engage with than something long! I usually share my instagram feed through my personal page but not through my blog, something, in all honesty, hasn’t occurred to me. Is it worth doubling these up them? As I have a slightly different engagement on my personal page against my blog. (I have maybe 10% of my fb blog followers as friends and family)
At the moment I seem to only be posting links to the blog page so will try featuring more.

As for targeting and boosting posts.
I have been targeting and boost my blog page at very success and much under the ‘recommend’ amount (r= 3-5 a day, where in reality it’s 1)
What would you recommend there? Changing the description slightly?

Loved the evergreen post tip as well. Again, I only put post links on and these are usually daily posts rather than recycled ones; can see the relevance especially when the page is growing in numbers.

I’m pretty good with the character count as I try to max a twitter count on a post and then extend it slightly for Facebook but will definitely keep this in mind when posting.

As for changing the text and picture, I’m assuming that this is a computer generated option rather than from mobile?

I’m sure some of these and other questions I have will be featured on your other posts but will have a nose through, and if ok, will compile a list of questions! I’d love Facebook to be as engaged as Twitter.

    Vicky Charles · 29/07/2015 at 13:56

    Wow, thanks – a great comment!
    Re Instagram, I have mine set to update to my Facebook page rather than personal account, but I think it’s something everyone will feel differently about. For me, there’s nothing I feel the need to keep behind a friends filter, and I know my followers enjoy seeing pictures of S.
    I’m not really sure what you mean with your post boosting comment; I did a podcast about boosting posts so perhaps listen to that and it’ll help?
    And yes, the ability to change text and pictures is (AFAIK) only available on a laptop.
    If I’ve not answered your question about boosting posts do give me a shout (DM/email) and I’ll do my best to help.

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