This post is part of a weekly series by Ravi Shukle called “Best Facebook Pages” where we audit the best performing Facebook Pages to provide you with real life best practices to help improve your Facebook content strategy.
This week we’re analysing The Planet D, a travel blog with a 125,000+ fan page showcasing travel stories, photography and inspiration.
They engage with a large portion of their fans on a daily basis and, as a result, are growing by an average of 2,000 fans per week. We’re going to discover how.
The Planet D often asks travel-related questions to keep their fans engaged,
This provides the page with a great opportunity to receive feedback on how their fans like to travel, and allows fans to share their stories with each other.
Their tactic – release a series of motivational images that inspire their fans to travel and explore.
Motivating and inspiring their fans to travel has worked very well for this page. It helps connect their fans with their passion for travel. Consequently, posts such as the one above tend to receive a high number of shares and likes.
Those who travel often enjoy sharing experiences with others who have travelled along the same route. By posting their own personal travel journeys on their blog, The Planet D has enabled their fans to share in their experiences.
This is a great way to humanise the brand and really showcase the couple behind The Planet D. As a result, fans are more engaged in the comments, as they now feel can relate to the page’s authors. This approach has proven to work so well that The Planet D have also been named Travel Blog of the year 2014! – Great work guys!
Their tactic – share a weekly video series that features short videos on their latest travels.
This is a new tactic providing the page with a great way to connect with their fans in a personal way and strengthen the relationship as these videos feature commentary from both the owners as they provide insight into their travels.
The Planet D regularly hosts competitions, teaming up with other brands in their niche to offer their fans new and exciting prizes.
By teaming up with other brands in their space, The Planet D can be exposed to new audiences. This also provides them with a great opportunity to drive traffic to their site from new visitors who may not be familiar with their blog.
The interesting takeaways from this comparison are the following:
This is impressive as it shows their page can still achieve great results by focusing on content that encourages fans to interact such as questions and trivia about their passion for travel without increasing their post frequency.
The Planet D is doing a great job of showing their human side and building a more personal connection with their fans, but here are a few tweaks they could make to help give them the edge:
Now that we’ve gone through & broken down the key ways The Planet D achieves a more personal connection with their fans and encourage engagement, here are a few key actions you can take today to help you achieve the same for your business: