One of my marketing techniques that I employ to promote opportunities, events, or content on Facebook, is to post content in Facebook Groups that are in my market niche. The best way to do this is to automate your Facebook posts using a posting tool. Over the last few years marketing on Facebook, there were several FB Posting tools that I’ve use. Out of all of them, Push Button Power Leads has been the best, most reliable and user-friendly program that I’ve tried. It’s also the only one that hasn’t caused me to be put in “Facebook jail” (getting my FB account suspended for a period of time). Push Button Power Leads allows me to utilize pictures, links, content, and even a call to action, all in a single posting. I can schedule my posts and set the time interval between my posts and send it out to hundreds of groups with the click of a button. I love that! One of the greatest things I like about this posting program is that I could preview what my post will look like so that I can tweak it to get it right before it goes out. I don’t have to post it and check to see if I need to fix something and put the whole campaign on hold. Customer help is top-rate too. If I ever encounter problems, their help team is quick to respond and resolve any issues. I highly recommend this product as part of your online marketing arsenal.
A Few Tips for Avoiding the “Facebook Police”
A few pre-cautionary techniques so that using an auto-poster doesn’t backfire on you and land you in “Facebook Jail”:
- Space it Out: Schedule your posts so that each post is done in intervals of 700 seconds or higher or 5 minutes (or more). If FB’s software detects you posting too fast, you’ll get your ability to post in FB groups suspended for a time.
- Don’t be Greedy. Don’t manually post in FB at the same time that your auto-posting application is running. FB will assume someone else is trying to access your account and subject you to trying to identify random pictures of people you have as friends to prove that you are who you say you are! If you want to do some manual posting, stop or reschedule your autoposting campaign for a time after you do anything manual in your FB account.
- Give it a Rest. Don’t post the same Ad in the same FB group more than once is a 24 hour period. In fact, 48 hours is best and it’s best to use an Ad with a different graphic, different Ad copy, and different link. That way you don’t tick off the members in the group and get yourself reported to the admin. Some group admins (like myself) monitor their group closely at what’s being posted and will take action against abuse.
- Breaking up is not so bad. Break up your campaigns with wide intervals between them. I like to let a campaign run for a few hours then stop it and have it continue a few hours later. Sometimes I have it stop in the late evenings and have it rescheduled to resume in the late morning the next day. This will make FB think that it’s a live person and not a machine running the campaign.
- Don’t be Monotonous! Change up the type of campaign you’re using. Don’t always use pictures and links. Sometimes do strictly a well written text-based campaign with no links and request people to leave you a comment, In-box you, friend-request you, or leave an email address that is set up with an autoresponder to email them the requested information.
- Variety is the Spice of Life. Change your message. Don’t always use an Ad. Sometimes offer things of value like an encouraging message/picture or a link to a blog you’ve written about something that would be of use to others. This will get you friend requests and also attract others who would recognize you as an authority and someone they would want to work with (attraction marketing).