When you place a link to a YouTube or Vimeo video in your Facebook feed, viewers will have the ability to “like” and “share” that particular post. However, when they share it with their friends, there are no guarantees that all those folks out there enjoying the content you created will actually visit YOUR Facebook page. But thanks to a little-known Facebook feature, you’ll ensure that every person who watches it (no matter whose profile or page they’re looking at) will have the opportunity to “like” (become a fan) your Facebook page. Of course there is nothing wrong with using YouTube links, but if you are trying to use video to build your fan base on Facebook, this strategy might be a big help.
Here is how it works:
1. From you Facebook artist/band profile page, click on the video icon in the Status Update Box.
2. Choose to record a new video or upload one from your computer.
3. Once the video is processed, it will show up in your feed. As the video gets passed around, Facebook users that have not “Liked” your artist/band Facebook page will see this.
Have you tried posting videos on Facebook using this method? Did you see any benefits? Share in the comment section below.
Originally posted on 6/11/10 on CD Baby’s The DIY Musician blog.