Use “Facebook Live” To Generate Traffic To Your Author Page – IF YOU DARE

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So I did 25 or so of those Facebook Live videos the other night…

Not just on a drunken whim. It was strategic.

Sort of…

I announced I’d be touring the Epcot Food and Wine Festival, and doing a series of Facebook Live posts from there, discussing the various countries and foods and wines.

All of the posts went to my homepage and then I turned around and shared them on my author page.

Throughout the night, as my wife and I made our way around the world, I took 60 seconds here and there to tell you about succulent mint pesto lamb chops from Australia, delectable meatballs from New Zealand, bold Oktoberfest beers in Germany, and wines whenever I remembered. Which was a lot. Because Epcot Food and Wine Festival.

Oh, man. Tasty stuff. I should have gone twice.

Anyway, when you go to look at the Live posts – or, when I do, I should say – Facebook is giving me viewing stats like you would see on YouTube.

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That’s… kinda cool.

Each of the videos got anywhere from 18 to 20+ views over the first 24 hours, many that night. Now, most of those were one individual going through and viewing all of them, OK? So each video got viewed once by one person. And that obviously happened a few times. Susan Dinger watched them all and then Mrs. Hingsbergen watched them all and then Fernando watched them all. Like that.

But that still adds up to 450 views between my personal page and my author page of those videos, over about four hours (or more likely inside of 24 hours).

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In other words, most of the views happened that night once people figured out what was happening, but other people watched them the next day or the day after that, and so on. (A fair portion of them got watched the following morning when I announced I was wrapping things up at Epcot.)

So anyway, 450 views so far as of this writing, which, if that was one video, that would be my highest viewed video ever as far as anything writer oriented.

Food for thought, gang.

You need traffic to your author page, and once people go there the FB gnomes put stuff on the visitors’ radar screens more often. Like announcements about books. FB loves them some interaction.

You can still go to my FB author page and watch them if you want. See what Epcot’s like, Dan style. (BTW, doing a blog post about your FB author page traffic kinda boosts traffic to your FB author page traffic, too. Especially if you tell people to go check out the FB Live videos there.)

My take away is, people may be tuning in for the train wreck or just to see their friend or just to have fun, or possibly to learn something, but apparently these are popular for some strange reason and it will theoretically get your author page a lot of traffic for doing them.

Think about it. I don’t normally have 450 people visit my author page in 24 hours. Do you?

So there is something to this.

Thoughts?

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International bestselling author Dan Alatorre has 17 titles published in over a dozen languages. From Romance in Poggibonsi to action and adventure in the sci-fi thriller The Navigators, to comedies like Night Of The Colonoscopy: A Horror Story (Sort Of) and the heartwarming and humorous anecdotes about parenting in the popular Savvy Stories series, his knack for surprising audiences and making you laugh or cry - or hang onto the edge of your seat - has been enjoyed by audiences around the world. And you are guaranteed to get a page turner every time. “That’s my style,” Dan says. “Grab you on page one and then send you on a roller coaster ride, regardless of the story or genre.” Readers agree, making his string of #1 bestsellers popular across the globe. He will make you chuckle or shed tears, sometimes on the same page. His novels always contain twists and turns, and his nonfiction will stay in your heart forever. Dan resides in the Tampa area with his wife and daughter. You can find him blogging away almost every day on www.DanAlatorre or watch his hilarious YouTube show every week Writers Off Task With Friends. Dan’s marketing book 25 eBook Marketing Tips You Wish You Knew has been a valuable tool for new authors (it’s free if you subscribe to his newsletter) and his dedication to helping other authors is evident in his helpful blog.

9 thoughts on “Use “Facebook Live” To Generate Traffic To Your Author Page – IF YOU DARE

    1. Hmm… I could put the links but then you would have to be logged into Facebook. So then I would have to save them over to something like YouTube, and then insert the link into the post.

      And since they’re not on YouTube and I want to drive traffic to the author site, that’s not the best option.

      To be honest, I don’t think my life is all that interesting that people want to see it, but when I have watched a few other peoples Facebook live broadcasts, there really really really boring! So by comparison maybe an interesting. Or maybe my friends just want to see what I’m up to. Let’s go with that.

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