How to get a lot of Facebook likes & Shares [9 Fast & Free Tricks]
Long story short.
You have been spending hours on Facebook. You interact with your friends and post awesome (or at least you think so) status updates. Still you are far from increasing likes on your updates.
And that same question nags in: How do I get a lot of Facebook likes, increase my reach and double the engagement on my Facebook account.
Does the above story seem like your story?
Are you struggling to get more likes on Facebook? Well if it’s a yes, here are some working tips to increase your likes on Facebook and that too for free!
Here’s a high level, TL;DR preview of how to get a lot of Facebook likes in this guide:
- Have a fully optimized Facebook bio and about section.
- Be active on the platform; use scheduling tools like buffer
- Leverage Facebook master posts to get more eyes on your updates
- Post native videos to Facebook, make them short and enjoyable.
- Re-share posts that already have a lot of likes
- Optimize your website to give exposure to your Facebook page.
I also have a Secret Trick to get unlimited Facebook likes at the end of this post so stay abreast and enjoy the post.
The basics of appearing like a celebrity on Facebook has been discussed time and again on this blog, so let me share some more tips that will potentially raise your likes and share count on Facebook.
1) Be active on the platform to get a lot of Facebook likes:
Even if you concentrate on the most important social media platforms, it is hard to invest time in each of them. You have a lot of things to do like blogging, creating products or interacting with other bloggers.But, if you want to win, you have to play the game.
Same is the story with Facebook, can you imagine, nearly 25 % of facebook users never change their status updates.
With over 968 million daily active users (DAU), you can’t afford to miss Facebook even for a day. Being active is a very important hack to get Facebook likes.
Tips to be active on Facebook:
- Update on a regular time as this creates a connection between you and your audience as they can relate to the timing.
- Schedule your posts using a free tool like Hootsuite or Buffer.
2) Use a master post to engage your followers:
Sometimes one or more of our Facebook posts get better engagement (or organic reach) than the rest.
These posts suddenly get a lot of likes and comments and perform better than others.
These posts are what I call master posts.
Most master posts are either some announcements about your business or personal life or something that relates to the interests of most of your fans or friends.
Tips to use master posts to increase the number of likes and shares from fans.
- Try to post one post at a particular time every day. You can post additional status updates or pictures during the rest of the day, but at the master time do not share any potential duh posts.
- Try a variety of status updates. Usually, long and insightful posts perform better but you can try what works for you. This will not bore your fans and keep your audience’s news feed interesting.
- If you have any announcements like your new business team, marital status or a selfie from a recent hangout, share it on the master time. The aim here is to trick Facebook that your update deserves to be high in the news feed of your friends/fans.
3) Use questions to increase the number of likes and comments:
Asking questions on Facebook have been a great source of quality engagement. Status with questions in them get likes instantly. this is because likes are the best way to show a quick nod. Facebook likes are the simplest and easiest ways to say yesses, I-agrees and Me toos.
Moreover, people eagerly add their opinions via comments. So, asking questions on Facebook not only is an easy way to get maximum likes, but also a working trick to increase your organic reach by enhancing engagement on your statuses.
You don’t need to ask difficult academic questions to people, simply asking fun and interest related questions will do the job. Start with questions like:
- Are you a morning person or a night owl. Like for the first and comment for second
- What is your favorite dinner, tacos or pizzas.
- You can ask work related questions like how many emails you get in one day or even better ask them to share their computer screensaver for that day.
- Fill in the blanks work so very well, just hit the sweet spot.
Also read: How to Promote Your Business on Facebook.
4) Post Native videos to get more views and reach:
Facebook videos are now the best type of content that receives the most reach. After links (18%), Facebook videos have the highest organic reach at 9%. Since posting links repeatedly might somehow irritate your fans, you can use the next popular items i.e., videos.
Instead of sharing links of your blog posts you can share videos of your team work or a testimonial video. Your videos are at their best when you share them natively on Facebook, meaning you upload your video file directly to Facebook, instead of sharing links of YouTube videos.
If you manage a page, you can have one enlarged video as your featured video.
5) How to get a lot of Facebook likes fast and free:
In order to get a lot of Facebook likes fast and free, you have to leverage your already popular posts and re-share it once again. In addition to being active and sharing stuff people like to engage with, you can use this strategy to get proven results.
Re-posting popular posts is a sure-shot way to get double your Facebook fan page likes. Popular posts are popular because people have loved them. these posts somehow resonated your Facebook fans and got maximum likes on them. You can use these posts and re-post them. Not all your audience had seen the first post and that means they still have a potential to get liked on Facebook.
This is a trick I recommend bigger brands (who post so much to Facebook) who ask me how to get a lot of likes to our posts. I tell them to use their older popular posts and post them once again! This way they get a chance to strike the same emotional chord with their audience and as a result, they are showered with Facebook likes.
If you have a page, resharing video content can give your page additional advantage of getting a lot of likes. Recently, when we share videos from pages, we get a like button above the video. This like button can be used to get more likes on your facebook business page for free, without spending a penny on ads.
TIP: Do not over share your own posts or else they will lose their essence.
6) Be conversational, be you:
Being you is the best social media marketing tip that you should follow. Nothing better than having a genuine presence online. You cannot fake it till long and being you will allow you to connect with like-minded people.
Taking a stand for a cause can help you to increase your credibility, attract more loyal fans, and get more likes and shares. Since people like to share original opinions and voices, you status updates and opinions will get more shares and ultimately get a lot of Facebook likes.
Recommended reading: How to make people to like you online?
7) Optimize your blog for more Facebook conversions:
Your blog is the main source where you can get loyal people to like you on Facebook. Since your content has already been appealing to your audience, why not ask them to hang out with you elsewhere (Facebook).
Most of the premium themes have awesome social media integrations, else you can try my personal favorite monarch plugin to add social media buttons that match your blog’s branding.
Include prominent Facebook like button on your website. Below is the image of a blog that has it’s Facebook like button at the key point of notice. The result is obvious on their like count. If you want to add a simple Facebook like button on your blog, get it free, from here.
8) Bind your audience to a value chain:
Value chain is a phrase coined by me that indicates, content that adds value to it’s audience and in such a way that they become your loyal fans. Value chains can be different to different people.
For a blogger, you can use curated content that features the best content in your niche. This will keep your fans in-the-know and they can’t afford to miss you.
Result: tons of likes on your Facebook page, images and status.
TIP: You can use the most recent search FYI to find out content that should matter to you and potentially give you maximum likes.
For a normal Facebook user, a value chain can be posts that are funny, inspirational or entertaining.
Result is you get a lot of likes and shares for your Facebook content.
Once your audience finds you have something valuable and interesting for them, they will turn into your raving fans. Getting huge shares from your raving fans is not difficult and these additional shares will help you to get tons of likes on Facebook.
9) Secret Trick to dominating your audience’s news feed and getting more likes on your evergreen posts:
What if you can break the limits of Facebook reach and make your posts always appear in the news feed of your fiends yet again? Well, you can now use the story bumping feature of Facebook to resurface a dead or old post back to the top of your friends news feed.
The trick is to embed your posts to your web page or blog.
I figured out the “embedded posts have more reach and likes” secret when I observed a post of Kim Garst embedded into one of my Facebook marketing article. My post had gone viral with influencers like Mari Smith sharing it in her newsletter, so it had tons of views. When I read the post after some days I saw Kim’s embedded post has nearly 5x the number of likes it originally had. So, I concluded the above.
When you embed a post on your blog post that gets decent traffic, chances are they will like or interact with your post (embedded in that post). This will trick Facebook in considering that post as important and it will suddenly resurface the post into your friend’s news feed.
This trick will eventually enhance your page’s edge rank so more reach and more likes.
Isn’t it a really cheap and fast way to get more likes on your Facebook posts?
Want to see a perfect Facebook post that passes all the tips above and got huge likes and engagements?
Here is an example video that gets lots of likes and comments and good engagement. It is a master post, it is target at baby lovers, it is a video and includes a hashtag too.
Over to you,
Getting the most of any social media platform is not difficult, you only have to figure out how. For example, you need to figure out who your target audience is. Are they simple people not interested in online hustle or they are digital marketers? If yes, don’t share too much business oriented posts to them. You can use Facebook analytics tools like agorapulse and sumorank by Buzzsumo to monitor your Facebook page audiences and also spy competitor pages. Then you can optimize your content to attract more likes and shares on Facebook.
What are your secrets to getting more likes on Facebook?
Do you have any trick on how to get a lot of Facebook likes fast and free?
If yes, share your thoughts and help others maximize their likes and shares on Facebook. 🙂