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How Bloggers and Entrepreneurs Use Facebook

Sixty bloggers and entrepreneurs tell all.

How are we ‘actually’ using Facebook?

Are we strategic or are we winging it?

What results are we seeing?

What return are we getting on the time we spend on Facebook promoting our posts/ sites?

How successful are our Facebook posts at actually driving traffic to our sites?

 

Of the 60 bloggers and entrepreneurs who have answered the

Social Media Strategy Success Survey:

43% rank Facebook as the most important communication channel.

An additional 32% rank it as the second most important.

– Of those who ranked Facebook second, twitter, pinterest or email subscriber lists were ranked as number one.

 

On average:

How Bloggers and Entrepreneurs Use Facebook

 

What about the results?

How Bloggers and Entrepreneurs Use Facebook

 

53% of responders post on Facebook 1-5 times a day.

13% post more than 5 times a day;

25% post only a couple of times a week.

 

During the first 7 days after publication, 56% promote their posts or products ONCE on Facebook.

17% promote two-five times during the first 7 days. 

 

How strategically are these 60 bloggers and entrepreneurs using Facebook?

How Bloggers and Entrepreneurs Use Facebook - The actual habits of 60 bloggers and entrepreneurs. Strategy Saturday

 

12% stick to a well defined strategy.

16% are nearly always strategic.

31% have a broad outline of a strategy.

…41% are winging it.

 

Are you a blogger, run a website, web-shop or entrepreneur?

#StrategySaturday is an online community initiative to bring together busy bloggers and entrepreneurs to equip and assist consistent strategy development across all social media channels.

We’d love to here from you.

Read more about #StrategySaturday here.

And if you’re interested in assessing your current social media strategies, this is for you: Social Media Strategy Success Survey 

 

Linking How Bloggers and Entrepreneurs Use Facebook with #TheList and #PoCoLo

 

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17 Comments

  1. This is really interesting. They had a big discussion about Facebook at Traverse yesterday – it is amazing how many people feel the same about the engagement. Thank you for sharing with #PoCoLo x

    • Love the feedback Vic, thanks! I’m going to post the specifics of the people who are ‘blown away’ by the response to their Facebook page… What are they doing? 🙂

  2. I really need this right now, I’m really struggling with facebook and need to decide which way to go. I’m bookmarking this to refer to when I have 10 minutes to digest.

    #thelist

  3. Facebook frustrates me at the moment. They limit so much of what they show to people unless you pay! Interesting post huni. Thanks so much for linking up to #TheList x

    • Love the feedback Aby! I totally agree!! I’m toying with a few cunning ideas to get around this one!! Will see how they work & let you know 😉

    • Haha! …There are wise people who also say, manage the channels you have and manage them WELL before branching out all over the place and not really kicking it anywhere! 😉
      The interesting thing about Facebook is that bloggers and entrepreneurs really rank it very highly in terms of the traffic it brings to their sites. That’s definitely a reason to seriously consider it.
      Which social media platforms are you on now?

  4. Very interesting!
    Glad to see that so many others aren’t getting the results they’d hoped for! I’ve been scheduling Tweets but just wingibg it on FB – need to be more strategic!
    #thelist

  5. Thanks, it’s interesting to see what others are doing. I have also tried to improve my strategy after reading your other post. In still not posting as consistently as I know I should be though. #PoCoLo

    • Morna, that’s a fantastic step in a strategic direction & THANK YOU for the feedback 🙂
      Are you using a buffer, hootsuit or another platform to help you schedule posts in advance too, or are you doing it all manually?
      You comment has made my day! #StrategySaturday is ALL about doing this stuff together!

  6. I’m one of those that are winging it on FB. I really don’t understand how people get to be so popular, my motto is always must try harder, then who knows how FB really works?

  7. I’m definitely in the winging it category lol So little time in the day to be fully immersed and know the intricacies of all social media, not while holding down full time work.

    • Ashley, I totally agree!
      I’m in the process of trying to figure out exactly how much time it would actually take to be active and strategic on each of my chosen channels… It’s no easy calculation! I really believe strategic consistency is key. Not just doing something once and spending so many hours doing it that you don’t have time to do it again until 5 weeks later, piecing it together bit by bit, making implementing strategy a habit 🙂
      blah blah blah – I love this topic!

  8. Very interesting to find out what others are doing. I am trying to improve my Facebook strategy after reading your facebook strategy post, not noticed any changes yet, but it’s only been a few days. I’m looking forward to hearing more, thank you for sharing 🙂

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