While I technically created a Facebook page for Music Marketing Manifesto a few months ago, it’s really just been sitting there gathering dust until just a few days ago.
With Facebook becoming increasingly relevant in the world of marketing (Understatement of the year), I thought I should do a little experimenting and see what I could do to get my “like” count up quickly on my new page. After all, I teach this stuff, I need to be able to show you folks that I know what I’m doing, right?
Well, good news for you… it’s been working well. We’ll get to the “YOU” part in a sec.
Here’s whats gone down so far. As of February 27th (4 days before this was posted), I had a mere 6 “likes” on my theretofore abandoned MMM Facebook page. I started up the engine on my FB campaign a few days ago and by yesterday I had grown that number to 179.
But once things started to really heat up, the “like” count exploded on my new page. In fact, since yesterday that number has climbed from 179 to 1226. That’s over 1000 new “likes” in essentially a day, and climbing.
The best part is, these are all targeted and active Facebook users. In fact, if you’re reading this there is a decent chance that’s how you found me.
Here’s a screen shot of my “like” count as of a few minutes ago…
A few hours ago I received a nice email from a subscriber who noticed my Facebook activity and emailed to compliment me on the quick rise in my “like” count. That’s when it dawned on me…
…why don’t I share this climb with you guys, as it happens, so that you can see (in real time) just how easy it can be to get a large following on Facebook in a short amount of time. Then, when it’s all over I’ll share the results with you and explain how I did it.
Now truth be told I’m a little nervous here. I’m doing this in real time so if I for any reason I don’t deliver, you get to see me fall flat on my face, publicly. With that said, the results of this system have been working like gang busters so far and I have every reason to believe that things will keep on climbing. At the very least it will be a great learning experience for all of us. But I do have some homework for you.
Here’s what I want I want you do…
2. While you’re there, click the like button. I’m currently having a contest on my wall and if you leave a comment under the most recent post (depending on when you’re reading this). The best comment wins a prize.
3. Come back here and let me know what questions you have about the whole Facebook fan page process so that I can be sure to try and address everything in my follow up post in a few days. Do so in the comments below.
That’s about it for now. It’ll only take a minute to do each of those three steps above, and in a few days I’ll report back to share the results of this little experiment.
This really is going to be fun.