From last few months, I have worked hard on increasing engagement on ShoutMeLoud Facebook fan page and working on promoting my page to get more likes and users. I have tried Facebook advertising (Highly recommended) and few tips which I applied on my blog, which helped me to supercharge my fan count on Fb fan page. (We crossed 15K fans milestone).
Here I’m talking about one such WordPress plugin, which I have used for a while and it’s working out great for SML Fan page.
FB page promoter WordPress plugin is a free and very useful plugin for any WordPress blog which will make sure your one time user will turn into Fans. This is a plugin which display a Fan box pop-up when a user visit your Web page. The plugin comes with minimal settings and all you need to do is download and install this free plugin from WordPress repo and add your Fan page ID. Here is a quick guide which will help you to configure this plugin.
How to set up Facebook Pop up Lightbox plugin:
Download and Install this plugin from official page here. You can find this plugin settings in a separate tab in your dashboard under Arevico Settings > Facebook light box.
Go to settings page and all you need is your Fan page numeric ID, that you can easily retrieve by following this guide:
Follow this link: https://graph.facebook.com/shoutmeloud and replace ShoutMeLoud with your fan page name. At the top, you will get an ID and that’s your Facebook fan page numeric ID.
Just copy the ID in plugin settings page and configure other options like (Pages, homepage,archives) where you want Fan page popup to be shown and after how many days you want to show pop-up again.
I’m using this plugin from last 2 month and I have seen a great increase in number of likes on my fan page. Though there are some downside of this plugin, as this pop-up is little irritating when reader is viewing your site on a mobile phone. I tested it on my iPad and it works fine and you can easily close the pop-up, but when using your site on small mobile screen, this plugin could be very irritating. Though, over all this plugin works great and you can easily expect good number of increase in fans by using Facebook page promoter plugin.
You can configure this plugin to show pop-up only on Homepage to make it less irritating and you can also set the “Show every x days” to higher number like 30, to show pop-up box once in a month to a reader. Over all, I find this plugin very useful and especially you will be getting targeted likes, since user is liking your fan page from your blog.
Have you tried any other such Facebook pop-up plugin which works great and doesn’t irritate users? Do let me know via comment.