I’ve entered the URL and pressed submit in the first image. This is an example of a status with a link embedded.
They went on to suggest that sharing links in Facebook would get a higher reach than the way above.
If you wait a few seconds before submitting your post – Facebook automatically pulls in a picture and some text from the website you are linking. This is now a ‘link share’.
This is how you want to be sharing your content to get it out to more readers.
Edit your ‘link share’ post.
I have ‘link shared’ the post to the left, but did a bit of editing before I submitted it.
According to Facebook, it will get more engagement than if I didn’t edit it. This is because it is more visually engaging to users and doesn’t have the clunky looking URL like in my example above.
You can edit the post in various ways:
- You can add a description/text where the URL originally was.
- You can upload you own image to replace the one automatically ‘pulled’
- You can edit the text highlighted in blue by clicking it.
- How to dress for valentines date.
- The new shoe collection at New Look
- See what I bought from Primark!
There are a tonnes of statistics to measure and track. Which ones you want to use depends on you, but the two I find most useful are:
Useful tip from Twitter:
Since implementing these changes, I’ve started seeing traffic come from my Facebook page to this blog. It might not be loads, but to say I was getting no traffic from Facebook most days, it’s a massive improvement!