12 Types of Facebook Posts Guaranteed to Engage
Facebook is, without a doubt, a social media giant. It is the most popular social networking site in the world and has attracted billions of people who are now hooked on the platform. There are many different kinds of Facebook posts but here I’m going to look at Facebook posts that will engage people.
Social networking is all about interacting and if you can’t get people to interact with your posts, you’re probably not doing it right. Here’s my take on twelve types of Facebook posts that are guaranteed to get people involved.
1. Like or Comment
Facebook is a very visual social network and one way to get people to engage is to post a picture. The next step would be to put two pictures together either side by side or one on top of the other. Then ask people to “like” if they prefer the option in one picture or “comment” if they prefer the other option.
Another option could be:
“Click LIKE if the first site you go to in the morning is Facebook… leave a COMMENT if not and tell us the first site you do go to”
2. Name Your Favourite
Open-ended questions are one of the easiest ways to drive engagement on Facebook. Asking people what their favourite film, group or website is could generate a lot of engagement, depending on how many people are willing to answer.
“What’s your favourite social network?”
3. Caption Contest
Finding a picture that looks like it’s trying to say something funny is always a great time to hold a caption contest. Simply post the picture, ask people to add a caption in the comments. If the picture is good enough you should be getting massive amounts of comments in no time.
4. Looking for Advice
Reaching out for help is a great way to get people to engage with your Facebook page. Asking people what the best way to complete a task such as cooking a food item, building something, or any other situation that would require input from other people. It’s a great way to drive traffic.
5. Like If You Do This
This post is almost too easy. Facebook users love pictures. Posting a picture of an activity or something people commonly enjoy and asking them to “like” the post if they enjoy it as well will certainly help you. A great example is posting a picture of ice cream and asking people to “like” the picture if they enjoy ice cream too. Honestly, though, who doesn’t love ice cream?
6. Nostalgia Posts
Every generation is different and making people feel nostalgic is a great way to engage users. Questions such as “Remember when you had to rewind a videotape to watch a film?” could be a big hit with the right crowd.
7. What Would You Do?
We like to think about what we would do in different situations. Asking people what they would do in certain situations is a great way to get some answers. Questions such as,
“What would you do if you won £40 million on the lottery?”
could end up getting you a lot of answers.
8. Fill in the Blank
Fill-in-the-blank posts are also a pretty easy way to get people engaged. Asking someone to fill in the blank in sentences such as “my favourite food is (blank)” is another great way to get people to interact. Another example could be
“It’s Friday and I’m __________!”
9. Post a Picture
It can’t be emphasised enough that Facebook users love photos. A great way to get people involved is to have them post a photo of their own. Post a status asking people to post a picture of their favourite holiday spot in the comments and watch how many responses you get.
Need a new website to visit? How about a new book to read or a film to watch? A great way to get people involved is to ask for recommendations and you might actually end up finding something you like.
11. Name Something without the Letter (Blank) in It
You’ve probably seen these types of posts before. Someone posts a status or picture asking you to name a fruit or vegetable without the letter “a” in its name. This is a fun way to keep people involved and almost always gets the type of reaction you’re looking for.
12. Yes or No?
It might seem simple but yes or no questions are an easy way to get people talking. Even the simplest question such as asking people if they like pizza and telling them to respond with yes or no could work like a charm.
Facebook is a highly interactive site and gives you the opportunity to engage people to keep them interested in your page. If you use some of the examples above you should get plenty of people talking.
Having written this blog I realise I’ve got into bad habits and don’t do this enough myself. So, I’ll be taking my own advice! Why don’t you give a few of these a try and let me know how you get on?