There’s a social conversation going on right now, on line, about you or your company. People share recommendations, good experiences and bad. It’s important for you to be a part of the conversation both for reputation management AND to influence the conversation. Social media is FREE in terms of dollars but VERY EXPENSIVE in terms of your time, so it’s important for you to have a plan and use your time wisely.
Another 250 fans on facebok
I speak to about 11,000 people everyday from my various facebook, twitter, youtube and linkedin accounts.
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Facebook Your Low Cost Marketing Secret Weapon Attracting attention for your book without breaking the bank Cindy Ratzlaff
WHY FACEBOOK? <ul><li>Facebook has 300 million users ~ 50 million joined in the last six months </li></ul><ul><li>If Facebook were a country, it would be the 4 th largest in the world ~ by 2010 it could surpass #3, the U.S.A. </li></ul><ul><li>Bing and Google both index Facebook pages and increase your searchability </li></ul><ul><li>There are more than 450 million Google searches per day and Facebook Pages should be an important part of your overall SEO strategy </li></ul>
Goals for using Facebook to promote yourself and you book <ul><li>Build a large fan base with awareness of you as an author as well as your book title and jacket. </li></ul><ul><li>Position yourself as a thought leader in your area and increase the perceived value of your book. </li></ul><ul><li>Drive presales through contests, giveaways, teleseminars and webinars and create compelling reasons for people to pre-order your book to drive pre-sales and impact bestseller lists. </li></ul><ul><li>Use Facebook and other social mediums as a funnel to bring new visitors to your home base: your blog or website </li></ul><ul><li>Create evangelizers for your work ~ passionate fans who eagerly await your next book. </li></ul>
Gary stages contests, posts video, and gives fans multiple ways to connect with him. His goal with this page was to drive pre-sales.
Gary integrates all of his marketing platforms so well, it’s worth going to his website and checking out his promotions.
Chris uses his page to talk about his appearances and he really engages with his fans, answering their questions and providing value.
Phil uses his page to keep fans informed about his media appearances and capture e-mails address for further marketing.
Because Mitch has multiple books his fan page is about him, not just one book.
Mitch highlights his newest book with a tab and in-depth information about the book, encouraging fans to pre-order.
Facebook Groups were very popular. PostSecret has more than 41,000 members in this group. The admin can e-mail them to their Facebook inbox BUT this doesn’t automatically show up in the members steam.
<ul><li>New York Times bestseller </li></ul><ul><li>Their Fan Page has more than 500,000 fans </li></ul><ul><li>Updates publish automatically to the stream </li></ul><ul><li>Google and Bing index Fan Pages which increases author SEO </li></ul>
The Power of FREE Scott uses a free e-book as a way to build his e-mail database and he markets his book via e-mail to those people as well as connecting with them on Facebook
You can customize your Facebook Fan Page Tabs and create one just for your book
It’s a Conversation <ul><li>Attraction first, sales second </li></ul><ul><li>Engage in a conversation with potential readers </li></ul><ul><li>Create evangelizers for your book </li></ul><ul><li>Position yourself as a leader </li></ul><ul><li>Broadcast new, hold contests, give away excerpts, offer unique opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Be the conversation </li></ul>
Cindy Ratzlaff <ul><li>Twitter: @BrandYou </li></ul><ul><li>Facebook: Brand New Brand You </li></ul><ul><li>YouTube: CindyRatzlaff </li></ul><ul><li>http://CindyRatzlaff.com </li></ul>Twitter: @SupremeSocial Facebook: SupremeSocialMedia http://SupremeSocialMedia.com