I was reminded of a great Facebook tip for driving more fans and engagement whilst watching a video hosted by Mari Smith recently.  It was her final tip that reminded me that this was something that I really don’t do enough of.  The tip came up again at the KLCK Bloggers Meet-up on Monday.  So what was this top tip?  It’s a simple as sharing your Facebook Page posts directly to Twitter and asking for feedback.  But how do you do this?

You can automate this process but I’ve just disconnected this feature for Spiderworking.com.  Why?  Well when I looked through my newsfeed I found that the posts looked automated, they often clashed with similar posts I was making on Twitter and it prevented me from personalising these tweets.  So today I’m going to show you how to link to a specific Facebook post manually. It’s really easy, it will bring you more engagement and as people have to ‘Like’ your page before commenting or posting it will also bring you more Fans.

1. Click the timestamp underneath the post you want to share

2. Copy the complete link from the address bar of your browser

3. Shorten the link by pasting it into a service such as www.bitly.com

4. Paste the link into a tweet asking for feedback

You can use this same method for finding a direct link to a specific tweet or Google+ post too.

 

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  • http://www.emeraldinteriordesign.ie/blog Karen -Emerald Interior Design

    Great tip – thanks Amanda

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  • http://www.facebook.com/terri.stallcop Terri Stallcop

    I found this blog post just following the bread crumbs – from twitter to your How To Get More Engagement On FB post to this one :)  Great tip, great blog.  

  • http://www.spiderworking.com/ Amanda Webb

    Thanks Terri, Glad you found it :)

  • Jimmy

    Thanks!

  • Anon

    Thank you **SO MUCH** for this post. I have tried very unsuccesfully all manner of “tips” – including those on Facebook “help”. But this post of yours got it sorted quick and easy!

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  • willaby

    I never knew you could do this. Pretty smart with the timestamp. Thanks for posting this!

  • http://twitter.com/Swindoncleaning Karen Gwynne-Lyons

    I’ve been wondering for ages how to do this, it’s so simple when you know how! Thank you for sharing.

  • Dennis Brown

    Thanks – even my two teenage children couldn’t tell me how to do this :)

  • All Peak

    Thanks for the post. This is a great tip!

  • http://www.spiderworking.com/ Amanda Webb

    Thanks for getting in touch. We’re out of the office until 9am on Friday 7th June. We will have sporadic access to email during this time.
    Kind regards,

    Amanda Webb

    spiderworking.com

    P: +353 1 442 9410
    Skype: spiderworking.com
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  • Dee Kay

    OMG – thanks so much, this is too easy. super appreciate being able to do this

  • http://www.wedding-photographers-southport.com/ Bryan

    It’s just that simple :-)

    Thank you x

    Bryan

  • http://www.spiderworking.com/ Amanda Webb

    Glad you found it useful Bryan :)

  • http://www.openwavecomp.com/iPhone_iPad_apps_development.html Sam Ward

    Thanks for sharing the great tip

  • http://www.mancinimarco.com/ mancinimarco.com

    really nice article.

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  • Rebecca

    What if I don’t see a timestamp?

  • http://www.spiderworking.com/ Amanda Webb

    Hi Rebecca, there is always a timestamp. It could say ‘1 hour ago’ ‘1 day ago’ ‘wednesday’ or a specific date.

  • SalesXpert

    Hi Amanda,
    I would like to share the occasional Twitter post (from my own account) with my Facebook followers. Is there a way of doing this on an ad hoc basis? Can you help/advise? Note that I don’t want ALL my tweets to be seen on Facebook so changing Twitter profile settings doesn’t help me. Thanks in advance.

  • https://www.youtube.com/user/XayideNano/playlists Mado

    One question: I done this method recently on Twitter and added some hashtags. But: In the Twitter search my post doesn’t appear – even after minutes and a hour. I tried two other popular URL shortener but it didn’t work.

    So when I post a tweet with a Facebook link in (even shortened or not) my tweet is not visible in the search. :(

    What is the problem and what can I do?

    (I don’t wanted to tweet illegal or questionable stuff on Twitter. It was just a public post on a famous page on Facebook – which can seen from everyone, even is the person not logged in.)

    Sorry for my bad english. ^^’

  • http://www.spiderworking.com/ Amanda Webb

    Hi Mado,

    There are a few reasons. Here’s some from Twitter themselves: https://support.twitter.com/articles/66018-why-am-i-missing-from-search

    They have also changed their search algorithm recently (as you will see in the last line of that article). Not all results appear in search anymore… which is annoying. You could try using Topsy for search instead: http://www.topsy.com

  • Ben Thumwood

    Thank you! very helpful!

  • Akshay

    Great article. This is something different and unique article. Thanks Amanda. I would also like to share one info, if you want to share article on facebook but with selected friends & no other friend should see it, then you can, Here is how http://www.techuntold.com/how-to-share-posts-with-selected-friends-on-facebook/

  • http://www.spiderworking.com/ Amanda Webb

    Yes I use an app called Selective Twitter: https://apps.facebook.com/selectivetwitter/