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Social Media Marketing All-in-One For Dummies, 3rd Edition by Deborah Ng, Jan Zimmerman

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Chapter 2: Creating and Sharing Content on Facebook

In This Chapter

  • Planning a Facebook content strategy
  • Developing a Facebook Timeline for your brand
  • Coming up with shareable content
  • Creating a community
  • Taking groups private

Your brand's Facebook Page, just like everything else you do for your brand both online and off, requires a strategy and a set of goals. Plan out what you hope to achieve with Facebook, as well as how you hope to achieve it, before you make your first post or upload your brand's cover photo. Just as you would take time to plan a marketing or advertising campaign, so should you also think through your Facebook campaign.

Facebook may look like a random bunch of comments and images, but it's much more than that. For your brand Page, it's a way to create the type of content people want to both digest and pass along to others. However, creating simply interesting content isn't your most important objective if you're on Facebook to sell or raise brand awareness.

In this chapter, we discuss how to create the type of content that inspires your Facebook community to react.

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See Book III, Chapter 3 for a more in-depth look at planning and implementing a content strategy for all platforms, including Facebook.

Creating a Facebook Content Strategy

Many brands set up a Facebook account without any idea of what to do with it. Just like with a blog, website, or even a Twitter ...

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