[Infographic] How to increase Facebook followers

Want to increase your Facebook followers?

This interesting infographic by KISSmetrics points out how the types of content you post on Facebook can boost the number of followers to your page.

Some interesting points:

  • The number of times that you post to your Facebook page each week can lead to a 71% increase in followers.
  • Shorter posts generate higher engagement
  • Photos generate 53% more Likes

Check out the full infographic below.

If Social Media was like Games of Thrones it would look like this

In the cult TV Show Game of Thrones the Iron Throne is up for grabs, leading to five competing clans or families to fight for the right to rule it all. The social media landscape is the same – except with less incest and bloodshed. Sort of.

This clever infographic from HootSuite gives a historical snapshot of how recent events between all the social media giants including YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Pinterest would look if it occurred within the Game of Thrones landscape.

Thankfully there is no Joffrey in sight.

Joffrey - Game of Thrones Image credit - Game of Thrones Wikia.
Joffrey – Game of Thrones
Image credit – Game of Thrones Wikia.

Full article is here.

Hashtags now work the way they were meant to on Facebook

Hashtags have arrived on Facebook.

As mentioned on The Social Media Hat, Facebook recently made an announcement that they will be rolling out the feature to users in the coming weeks. Up until now hashtags appeared as plain text in Facebook and were not able to be used to group search results by keyword or topic.

Hashtags now work the way they were meant to. Enter hashtags in the search bar
Hashtags now work the way they were meant to. Enter hashtags in the search bar

What this means

When you type a search by keyword or hashtag (for example #stateoforigin) in the Search bar in Facebook it groups together all the public posts from Facebook Pages and Profiles into one search listing – you need to make sure the hashtag already exists, so once you see someone use a hashtag you can click on it or type a new search. You can also find hashtags that are trending on Twitter or Google +.

What about my private posts, will they show up when someone searches using a hashtag?

In short no. Any posts that you set to private or viewable only by your Friends, will continue to be only viewable by your network. Only Public posts will appear when someone you don’t know searches on Facebook using a hashtag.

Try it today and see how it helps you find out what fellow Facebook users think about a particular topic or event.