Social media should be the main ingredient of any marketing strategy. While some marketing techniques may get a bit expensive, Facebook is free and may bring you big profits.
It’s vital to have your Facebook Business Page correctly optimized with some SEO best practices in order to maximize conversions. First of all, there is a correlation between a well-developed social presence and your search rankings and in the end, a Facebook Business Page becomes a “second home page” for your online business.
Choose the Right Name
When it comes to correct optimisation, it is fundamental to find the right name for your Facebook Business Page because you choose it once and it is permanent. It’s key to remember that the first word of your Facebook page title is the most significant in the eyes of Google.
This is why stuffing your page title with generic keywords won’t work. Doing so might make it look spam-like and discourage people from getting engaged, let alone sharing your updates. You need a brandable name that represents your business and shows its personality. This is the real intent behind any Facebook Business Page.
Custom Your Vanity URL
Never settle for the dynamic URL which is automatically generated when you sign up. On Facebook, you can easily personalise your address and unify it with your brand name. Make it unique and easy to remember. If you match your Facebook vanity URL with the page’s title you are going to strengthen your brand recognition. Moreover, personalisation will hugely improve the findability of your page both in Facebook search and in search engines.
Fill Out Your Profile
Make sure that your avatar, cover photo, bio and profile info are complete and contain up-to-date information. A complete profile reveals your professional attitude and is a clear signal to your audience that you are engaged. Moreover, aim for consistency across all of your social media channels, and make sure that the main visuals match. Utilise a Facebook cover photo that is 851 x 315 pixels.
Pay Special Attention to the “About Us” Section. The truth is, your visitors want to know all of the details about your business:
- Where your business is located
- What service you offer
- What your working hours are
- What products you offer
- How they can contact you
Therefore, provide them with complete information. The “About us” section is a good place to emphasise values and benefits your products or service may bring to the customers. Similarly to Meta Description, you need an apt description short enough [you get 155 characters] in order to be correctly displayed in the search engine snippet, both on desktop and mobile. Make sure that you choose an appropriate category:
- Local business or place
- Company, organization, or institution
- Brand or product
- Artist, band, or public figure
- Cause or community
Complete your short description diligently and use accurate wording (including targeted keywords) to concisely characterise your business. Remember to add the link to your website or landing page within the short description because it strongly improves the findability of the particular offer or content page.
Optimising for keywords remains crucial, even when it comes to social media. Place your targeted ones in the most important, strategic parts of your page. Include them in the URL, page title and “About us” section because they will be visible on the front page and will appear in search results.
Remember that the name of your page corresponds with the title tag and your short description works as the meta description tag. However, make sure that you do not overuse keywords: stick to a top six and mention them naturally in the proper context.
The current Facebook design shows your business category, location, phone number and business hours straight away, on the front page. Therefore, make sure to fill out your street address, city, state, postcode and local phone number. Adding the address helps with indexing your brand for local search results and increases page following. Google simply pays more attention to pages that give specific contact information.
Optimize Facebook Updates
The first 18 characters of each of your Facebook posts serve as the meta title and the meta description in SERPs. Therefore, anytime you are going to post on Facebook, share the content or upload a picture, and take advantage of the fact that you can add a description.
Call to Action
With the call to action button, people can easily interact with your business page. You can choose the suitable destination for your type of business and direct your followers to it. Currently there are seven types of actions:
- Sign Up – mailing list or webinar sign up page, join the tool.
- Book Now – hotel or restaurant reservations
- Contact Us – contact form
- Use App
- Play Game
- Shop Now – e-commerce store
- Watch Video
We offer Facebook Management Services so that you Facebook Page can be updated regularly with business relevant information. Contact us today if you are interested in finding out more.