14 Ways To Get More Facebook Shares [INFOGRAPHIC]

Share is to Facebook as retweet is to Twitter. It’s all about how VIRAL you can get your fan page wall posts. Of course, you want plenty comments and likes on each post — this activity certainly helps boost your post visibility in the news feed of your fans. But, if you can craft the majority of your wall posts in a way that inspires your fans to say:

“Wow, I just *have* to share this with my friends!”

…then you’ll begin to notice a nice uptick in shares. Shares have more weight in the news feed. Basically, Facebook’s algorithms determine that the more people share a post and make it go viral, the more people want to see it. Makes sense.

In this fun INFOGRAPHIC, prepared for me by the good folks over at ShortStack, you’ll find 14 different ways to help boost your Facebook visibility and inspire more SHARES!

Plus, for examples of profiles/pages that consistently get large numbers of shares, check out folks like Roger James Hamilton (see this post), Robin Sharma and, of course, George Takei … and do subscribe to my Facebook Lists: Facebook Candy to Inspire, Inspirational/Spiritual, Facebook Experts & Resources.

You can download a PDF version of this infographic here.

How To Get More Facebook Shares

ShortStack, a self-service custom app design tool used to create Facebook apps for Facebook Pages, websites and mobile web browsing. ShortStack provides small businesses, graphic designers, agencies and corporations with the tools to create apps with contests and forms, fan gates, product lines and more.

Mari Smith

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  • Simple and straight forward…. Thanks Mari!

  • Thanks Mari 🙂

  • Love it. A confirmation that we are doing things the right way. Slowly but surely.

  • Ross Quintana

    Straightforward tips, I think they all have merit and I agree paying attention to what works or doesn’t is key Mari. :]

  • A great way to demonstrate this with an infographic. For visual learners this makes it easy to digest. Facebook is such an important component to a social media marketing campaign. Thanks for sharing.

  • Love the infographic. Clear. Simple. Memorable.

  • Great graphic.. I liked it so much we put it on our blog and added some thoughts to it. http://www.postplanner.com/get-more-likes-fans-facebook-page/

  • Hi Mari,

    Nice infographic ,I agree, contests and promos wok quite well to get new fans

  • Loved the infographic Mari, thanks for sharing.

  • Great infographic…I will definitely start utilizing this information. Had to subscribe to your blog and Like your Facebook page. Thank you for this post.

  • Sweet – thank you so much!!

  • Woweee – thank you kindly, @facebook-1018974455:disqus !!!

  • Hey thanks heaps, @RossQuintana:disqus – you rock!

  • Thank You Mari! This is very helpful 😉

  • Great infographic! I implemented one of the ideas and had 196 shares in 8 hours!!

  • Infographics are such a great way of presenting things, especially for visual learners. Thanks for sharing such valuable information in a fun way!

  • shortstackdana

    Hi Leyla — that it awesome! We’re going to head over to your page and see what you did to get so many shares. So glad you found this graphic useful.

  • shortstackdana

    Thanks for sharing Scott!

  • Susan Daniels

    What a wonderful infographic. Thanks! Warmly, Susan

  • murphy h

    Great infographic. I think that infographics are a great way to share your thoughts and getting shares on Facebook ain’t that easy as we all know.. I was referred by a marketeer friend of mine to use http://cheapsocialmediaseo.com and boost my shares… & It worked..

  • Amazing advices about FB! Will try to use all 14!

  • Which idea, Leyla?

  • Useful Infomation. Thanks a lot, Mari

  • Good article as normal. I think your point about using eye catching images is extremely important

  • Thanks for the informative infographics, I have a question. Can we embed it on our site?

  • Uvika W. @ AppsMav

    Brilliant article. Have been following your blog for a while and it never disappoints. The reason I came out of the shadows to comment today is because you mentioned how apps can be utilised to increase sharing, and I agree heartily. As a matter of fact, Apps Mav (the team that I am part of, too 🙂 is offering a Facebook apps suite for free. Hopefully, your readers could use such an offering. The details are available on the AppsMav.com website.

    Best,

    Uvika
    sales@maverickmav.com.au

  • Actually I must be the only one who finds this particular infographics a bit chaotic. I prefer visually simpler layouts. But I sure like the icons, I would make the background sand color a bit lighter for easy read. The information is great, the time of the most visible Fb posts are eastern times? Thank you Mari, I will sure like your Fb page!

  • Love the infographic! Will be sure to refer back to this.

  • Great tips in the infographics as always.… But the best part was the quote “wow I have to share this with my friends”… To me, that would be a true sign of engagement, more likely to create conversation and action from those who see the share.

    We have progressed from pushing out impressions to eyeballs and most now realize that getting a share is far superior. The next step will be to understand how even a low number of shares can become very successful if an engaged person is sharing.

  • help me like it!

  • Really informative and nice looking infographic. Excellent article as always! Good job Mari.

  • shortstackdana

    Hi Kent, if you want to embed it, let me know and I’ll get you the infographic in the proper format. Glad you like it! Dana@shortstacklab.com

  • Doreen Wong

    thank you Mari! #7stepFB was AMAZING – learned a lot. my hand hurts from taking notes lol

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  • A great of data about the “Get More Facebook Shares”, thanks for the information…

  • Christele PEREZ

    Just what I’m looking for ! I will share this post, thanks !

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    Plz Like this Brand’s Page! 🙂

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  • Great information Mari. The infographic is stellar.

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    This is a really good read for me. Must agree that you are one of the coolest blogger I ever saw.

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  • Hi Guy’s I am new to all this stuff, but understand that I seriously need to connect with it in order to market my new on-line business. Situated in Ireland and keen on making handcrafted leather holsters for Vapers

  • Emer Ní Chíobháin

    Why didn’t you mention your page? I’m Irish based too! Like for like. make sure you like with your personal account not page as it wont count. Facebook.com/dottieentertainment sharing is caring!

  • yes awesome info-graphic thanks for the tips 😉