Are you an artist who wants to create a Facebook page to promote art? Do you already have a page on Facebook, but are struggling to get fans and “likes”.
As many of you may already know, getting people to your profile or page to view artwork that you have created is not an easy task. There can be quite an amount of work involved if you do not know where to look.
I have here a few tactics I use to draw visitors to my Facebook art page, and some methods I use to entice them to “like'” the page.
Great Tips to Obtaining Likes for Facebook Pages
Share your page with your Facebook friends
Share your page with all your friends on Facebook. Also, send an email to contacts right from your Facebook artist page. This can be done when you first create the page, and will help to garnish a few likes right away.
Have a great profile pic
You can use one of your best artworks, a logo, or simply a clear photograph of you.
Art Tips: Use the same profile photo that you use in other places on the internet, or you can create a new one that you will use often in the future. Try not to change the photograph. People will eventually come to recognize you across the internet just by seeing your picture.
Put the “Like” button for Facebook on your webpage or blog
This can be found here... Facebook Like Button
Just follow the easy instructions to set it up. If you need any help with that, please let me know in the comments section.
Share your artpage with artgroups on Facebook
There are quite a few of these and they are easy to find. Just go Google search, and type in "art groups facebook" or just "art group" in the Facebook search bar at top of your homepage.
Art Tips: The best practice is to include more than just a link. If you want to attract attention, include one of your artworks too, along with a friendly comment. The group members will appreciate that much more, since they are used to seeing “just links'” on their group walls.
Use your Facebook photos to promote art page
If you notice, a description can be added to each album and individual artwork picture. A link that is clickable can go here too! Facebook automatically does this after you fill in your description. Just include your Facebook page link there, along with the description.
Have a username for your page
After you get 25 likes, you can create an original username, which can make your page easy to remember. Just go to “edit page” and then “basic information” to set this.
Karen Wroe shared this awesome tip.
another tip it to create a username for your page, that way whenever you comment on a post you can put@username and it automatically creates a hyperlink to your page.
Signup for a Welcome page
If you have a welcome page setup, viewers will see this before viewing anything else on your artpage. It makes a great first impression to visitors. I prefer Pagemodo since they have lots of options, and it’s very easy to setup. I have an easy to follow tutorial on setting up a welcome page at Pagemodo here…
This is purely optional. Some artists prefer to have the wall as the first page that is seen.
Find other artist pages on Facebook to like
Some may be appreciative enough to like your page too. The whole point of having your art online is to build relationships, and contacts. The more relationships you build on Facebook, the more your page will be shared across the the Facebook empire.
Use various search engines to send your page
Every single day hundreds of thousands of people are online and do a search for art or artists. Some are art buyers, others want to sell art or are just interested in meeting new and interesting artists. Having your page listed will give you more exposure and many more likes!
Art Tips: Do a search on Google for places to submit your art page. Search for “submit site free” or a similar phrase.
Acrylic on Masonite
2’ by 3’
By Graham Matthews
I hope this has helped all of you to get more people liking your Facebook art page. If you have a Facebook page, please share it below and I will visit it and give you complimentary “like”.
Do you have any advice for getting Facebook likes you would like to share? Please kindly post them in the comments section below.