To be honest, there’s no such thing as perfect, but here are some universal tips.
Always Add a Photo
Photos stand out in a newsfeed. In fact, you can use it as a call to action or a means to deliver a message.
Do Not Write Big Blocks of Text
First, it makes reading extremely difficult. Secondly, you don’t want your message to be truncated. Facebook automatically shortens lengthy posts with a “See More” or “Continue Reading” link.
Ask a Question for Increased Engagement
All posts are an opportunity for people to interact with you. So, avoid one-directional blasts of information and ask for feedback once in a while. For example, “Which is your favorite dress?”
Full-length links take up space. And people try to decipher the permalink.
Plus, you could use a stat counter like bit.ly or goo.gl to see how many people click. Always measure your efforts!
Add a Breaker
Lastly, by adding a breaker, the link won’t be jumbled up with the block of text above.
Below is an example of what I consider the perfect Facebook post.
- posed a question
- called you to act via shop
- abbreviated the link
- used a large vertical image to get your attention
There’s a difference between sharing a link to a blog post and sharing a photo with a link.
If you’re obsessed with the counter for the number of Likes on your blog post, then you must share a link. Engagement with a photo (with a link) does not add to the counted total.
In any event, remember that Facebook and social media in general change all of the time, so always be keen to adapt.
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