5 Reasons Why Your Business Needs a Facebook Page

Facebook Pages are the way to go if you have a business and you want use Facebook. Specifically, I will highlight and explain five key reasons why Facebook Pages deliver value to a business owner.

To minimize confusion, this entry is only about Facebook Pages. Pages are different from Facebook Profiles and Groups; they’re designed for brands and businesses. I’ll break down all the differences in the next entry.

Here are five reasons why you should use a Facebook Page for your business:

  1. small business categories 5 Reasons Why Your Business Needs a Facebook PageCategorizes Your Business Appropriately

    During the creation of a Facebook Page, you are guided through choosing the right categories that best describe your business. This is important because when people are searching for a Page, they want to see that you fit into the right category. In addition, Facebook will show that people “Like” businesses from different categories.

  2. facebook fans 5 Reasons Why Your Business Needs a Facebook PageAuto-Accepts New Friends (Fans)

    Unlike a personal profile or group, Pages enable the business to accept anyone who “Likes” them without any human intervention. This is helpful because you can focus on producing great content that attracts people and not approving (or denying) friend requests. This helpful because you can grow your audience and they will instantly receive updates from your Page.

  3. Facebook Apps Developer 5 Reasons Why Your Business Needs a Facebook PageApps Make Your Page Useful & Interesting & Interactive

    Facebook users like to access a business page that’s useful, interesting and interactive. There’s a wide selection of business-grade apps to make any business’ page useful on the Facebook App Directory. One of the more common ones that we’ll uncover is the Static FBML app, which allows customization through HTML.

  4. Facebook Insights 5 Reasons Why Your Business Needs a Facebook PageInsights (Analytics) Like No Other

    Unlike traditional web traffic measurement solutions, Facebook provides their own analytics engine for Facebook Page administrators. These analytics don’t just track page views, they provide true insight as to whether you are useful, interesting or just plain annoying to your fans. It’s rumored that
    these Insights will evolve to feel more like Google Analytics and make them easier to use.

  5. Goog 5 Reasons Why Your Business Needs a Facebook PageIncreased SEO Visibility

    While this isn’t exactly a “social” benefit, Facebook pages rank highly on search engines for the content and keywords they have on them. For instance, our Facebook Page has a very frequent use of the word “Infusionsoft.” Given the dynamic nature of the page and keyword density, your business will be hitting the first page of search engines in no time.

There are likely more reasons why you should create a Facebook Page for your business. When it comes down to it, it will give a window into your company, your brand and give tools and resources to your customers. Your Page should provide as much benefit to branding as it does for lead generation. Remember, not all your fans are necessarily customers or prospects — make it valuable for anyone who cruises on by.

If you don’t see how Facebook fits into your business, you ought to read up on the big picture for small businesses. Don’t forget to subscribe to get the latest posts from us!

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  • http://www.islandlili.com lili dauphin

    I agree, pages on Facebook are easier to maintain because they require no human involvement. I can see the benefits of a page to a business, specially when used in conjunction with certain apps. People spend many hours on Facebook sharing ideas with friends. Everyone has friends on Facebook. Friends can easily become customers.

    • http://www.joemanna.com/blog/ Joseph Manna

      Exactly! Thanks for dropping by and sharing your thoughts on this. I'm happy to see that we can help demystify the world of Facebook for small businesses. :-)

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