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I hope these will be good tips about Facebook engagement for those using social media for ministry.
We are having a Luis Palau event in Addis Ababa from November 16-17. About two months ago, I approached the conference team about what they could do on Facebook. They had 500 likes on the Love Ethiopia Festival Facebook page in more than 5 or 6 months time and the posting wasn’t creating as much engagement as they desired. Since my team and I took the role of administrating the page, we reached 10,000 in about two weeks and the weekly reach is now always more than 100K.
Today, we celebrated 29,500 likes with our members! This project really helped me to learn a lot about Facebook, especially how to do ads in a way to bring more likes or engagement. (These two actions work completely differently. )
Your role as a Facebook page host
Engagement ads are run for specific posts. You have three ways to focus these ads…
Picture posts go further than plain text posts. If your post is a picture, you can use a small budget ($5 might be enough) and tag people as much as possible to bring some excellent results. If you’re posting a text or a link to a website, you may need more in your budget and make sure your post is short and encourages a response from people.
Post timing is also key in doing Facebook promotion. I will write about this and other tips in the next post.
How do you keep your engagements high on Facebook?
Miheret T. Eshete