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Get More Comments on Facebook

Get more comments on facebook

Get More Comments on Facebook

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With Facebook Edgerank Algorithm updates turning busy pages into ghost towns, eliciting comments is just about the only way to grow your FB  reach.  Talk About Creative is here to share our top tips to help you get more comments on Facebook!

First, check out Dana’s Blog on the anatomy of a perfect Facebook promotion because it’s been refined over and over to create the ultimate reach generating status!

Get more comments on Facebook for better reach

The Facebook Engagement Standards

  • Be freaking awesome
  • Share a popular link, this is getting great reach these days
  • Write a long status that forces fans to click the “read more”  link
  • Upload multiple images to each status
  • Images illicit more shares and likes than any other status type (Mashable)
  • Plain text based statuses receive more comments than other status types (Mashable)
  • “ Fill in the blank” statuses
  • Negative statuses and rants get more comments
  • Generally weekends and evenings get more comments (but this varies from page to page)
  • “ Caption this” statuses
  • A or B statues (ie. Which do you have, boy or girl)
  • Ask for help/advice
  • Ask for spam (promote your business on our wall)
  • Generic questions (What should I have for dinner?)
  • Repost questions from fans asking for help or advice
  • Post an image and illicit responses (Is this ethical? Why?)
  • Add a question when sharing blog postsTalk about Facebook changes (always a hit)
  • Make memes
  • Do research on some aspect of a hot/controversial news item and post about it.
  • Give fans a place to vent: Tell us what you can’t stand about dieting

Games that get more comments

The problem with standards is diminishing returns. They receive less attention the more pages there are doing them….my wall constantly looks like a HILARIOUS picture book these days. Less fun than when it was just a few pages doing fun images. So where next?

  • Timed fun: You have twelve minutes to throw your best insult at us, Go!
  • Word Tennis. I post a word, you post another to form a compound noun (so you can’t use adjectives or proper nouns) So for example, if I post House, you can post boat (to form houseboat) but not Large (an adjective) or M.D.(a proper noun from the TV show).
  • Word finder. In Microsoft Word, create a table with 10 columns and 10 rows. Pick a topic that your fans like to discuss – be it Justine Beiber songs or cities in Asia. Fill in your hidden words (keep a list of all in there) and then take a screenshot (Printscreen and then paste into Paint – if you use a Mac, I have no instructions for you, and this is just another reason not to buy iCrap). Crop down and save – this is your solution grid. Fill in all the blank spaces with random letters (use letters from your brand name fairly frequently to keep you top of mind) and then printscreen again. You can add clues on your website and direct people there too!
  • Trivia Nights. Plan an evening where you have a trivia night on your wall. It’s against Facebook rules to make it an official competition…so keep that in mind. Encourage people to come by and make questions relevant to their interests. It’s against Facebook rules to post a “sign up image” before, where they tag themselves if they plan to participate, which is a real shame, as that tag would share the game with all their friends!
  • Quizzies. Create a short, Cosmo style quiz on your wall where you ask fans to answer never, sometimes, frequently, always with engaging content. At the end of the questions get them to tally up how many of each response they had and then give them a summary of what their answers say about them.

Using promotions to get more comments

  • Host a giveaway.  Ask for a comment about the giveaway to enter – this is shown virally to their friends
  • Stop Clock.  Last person to comment when the timer runs out gets the prize
  • Reverse Auctions. Sell a product on Facebook.  Name a price and ask them to comment yes or no.  If everyone comments no, you lower the price until someone breaks and agrees to pay the named price. This is the most fun ever.

Now, more than ever, it’s vital to get plenty of comments on Facebook. While there isn’t a single how-to way to get more comments on Facebook walls, finding the right way for your tribe will go a long way to sustaining your Facebook presence…and if it doesn’t there’s always Google Plus!

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Question: How Do IGet More Comments on Facebook

Answer:  Here’s 19 Ways!

 

With all the recent Facebook algorithm updates turning busy pages into ghost towns, Talk About Creative has decided to help!  We’ve been testing.  It would appear that comments are the new shares; as well commented posts reach up to double the organic views of those well liked or shared.  So what gets comments?  Like everything with social media marketing, it depends on what your audience likes, but here are some “good start” ideas!

The Facebook Engagement Standards

  1. Be freaking awesome
  2. Images illicit more shares and likes than any other status type (Mashable) but reach has been down dramatically.  Post images in the first comment of your status!
  3. Plain text based statuses receive more comments than other status types (Mashable)
  4. “ Fill in the blank” statuses
  5. Negative statuses and rants get more comments
  6. Generally weekends and evenings get more comments (but this varies from page to page)
  7. “ Caption this”  statuses
  8. A or B statues (ie.  Which do you have, boy or girl)
  9. Ask for help/advice
  10. Ask for spam (promote your business on our wall)
  11. Generic questions (What should I have for dinner?)
  12. Repost questions from fans asking for help or advice
  13. Post an image and illicit responses (Is this ethical?  Why?)
  14. Add a question when sharing blog postsTalk about Facebook changes (always a hit)
  15. Talk about new iProducts (always a hit)
  16. Make memes
  17. Do research on some aspect of a hot/controversial news item and post about it.
  18. Give fans a place to vent:  Tell us what you can’t stand about dieting
  19. Timed fun:  You have twelve minutes to throw your best insult at us, Go!
  20. Allow fans to “spam” your wall with ads for their own pages
  21. Ask fans to post links to YouTube or websites that they love.

The problem with standards is diminishing returns.  They receive less attention the more pages there are doing them….my wall constantly looks like a HILARIOUS picture book these days.  Less fun than when it was just a few pages doing fun images.  So where next?

Games as Comment Makers

  1. Word Tennis.  I post a word, you post another to form a compound noun (so you can’t use adjectives or proper nouns)  So for example, if I post House, you can post boat (to form houseboat) but not Large (an adjective) or M.D.(a proper noun from the TV show).  We’ve had games of Word Tennis go for weeks, eliciting thousands of Facebook comments – total win!
  2. Word finder.  In Microsoft Word, create a table with 10 columns and 10 rows.  Pick a topic that your fans like to discuss – be it Justine Beiber songs or cities in Asia.  Fill in your hidden words (keep a list of all in there) and then take a screenshot  (Printscreen and then paste into Paint – if you use a Mac, I have no instructions for you, and this is just another reason not to buy iCrap).  Crop down and save – this is your solution grid.  Fill in all the blank spaces with random letters (use letters from your brand name fairly frequently to keep you top of mind) and then printscreen again.  You can add clues on your website and direct people there too!
  3. Trivia Nights.  Plan an evening where you have a trivia night on your wall.  It’s against Facebook rules to make it an official competition…so keep that in mind but it’s worth it as it’s a great way to get Facebook comments! Encourage people to come by and make questions relevant to their interests.  It’s against Facebook rules to post a “sign up image” before, where they tag themselves if they plan to participate, which is a real shame, as that tag would share the game with all their friends!
  4. Quizzies.  Create a short, Cosmo style quiz on your wall where you ask fans to answer never, sometimes, frequently, always with engaging content.  At the end of the questions get them to tally up how many of each response they had and then give them a summary of what their answers say about them.  As long as you ensure they’re commenting on the question on Facebook, you’ll get a good boost to reach from this kind of activity.

Now, more than ever, it’s vital to get plenty of Facebook comments on your statuses. While there isn’t a single how-to way to get more comments on Facebook walls, finding the right way for your tribe will go a long way to sustaining your Facebook presence…and if it doesn’t there’s always Google Plus!

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