Do you want to build your Facebook page’s engagement? The easiest way is to start asking your fans questions.
Asking questions is a great way to get your fans interacting with you and your page.
The trick, is to ask them questions that are short and simple.
Ways to Ask a Question
are two is only one way you can ask a question on Facebook:
Via the “Questions” function (now listed under “Event, Milestone +” in your status box, and;Facebook have now removed the Questions function
- Simply writing a short question as a regular status update
It’s the second of these two that I will be focusing on in this article.
Not all questions are equal however, and I wanted to give you a list of compelling questions your fans will be jumping up and down to answer, making you look very popular indeed!
Question 1 – Simple
A short and simple question to ask.
What is your favourite ____________?
What would you do with $1,000?
These types of questions are basically limited only by your imagination, so start thinking and ask away!
Question 2 – Either/Or
With this type of question you give your fans two options, asking which they prefer.
Would you rather ____________ or ____________?
Would you rather an overseas holiday or a new kitchen?
Question 3 – Yes/No
Similar to the either/or question, but this time your fans need to answer yes or no.
Do you think _____________ will be a great TV show? Yes or No?
Do you think it will rain tomorrow?
You can also prompt your fans with the “Yes or No?” question at the end so they know what you are expecting from them. Also, if they know all they have to do is answer with one word they will be more likely to answer.
Question 4 – Photo Question
Simply post an image of something and then ask a question about it.
What do you think of this ____________?
Can you spot me in the crowd? Hint: I’m wearing a blue shirt.
Feel free to drop hints or make your fan’s task of answering the question easier – just make sure you keep it short.
Question 5 – Educational Question
Also known as the “Did you know” question, this one can be useful for relaying information about a wide array of topics, including your products and services.
Did you know we offer ________________?
Did you know that the price of potatoes are at an all-time low?
The example above is a great question to bring attention to your products and services, just don’t overdo this type of question.
Question 6 – Survey Question
This is a really powerful question to ask your fans. Not only will it encourage engagement, it will give you vital information on how you can help them even more than you are already.
What is the one thing you hate about _____________?
Are you saving for something? What’s the largest obstacle you face?
Question 7 – Did I Miss Something?
This question will probably be the longest of the questions you ask, but it can be worth it. Just make sure you make it visually easy to read (see the example below).
3 Things you must have in your _____________ – __________ & ___________ & ___________. Did I miss anything?
3 Questions to ask yourself before you buy something:
Can I really afford it?
How often will I use it?
Can I borrow it?
Did I miss any?
This sort of question gets people thinking and you will be surprised by some of the answers you get.
You can even double up on your questions, but don’t get too fancy or complicated.
Did you know Android phones outsell iPhones? Will you be buying a new phone in the next 3 months?
Remember, the key to a great question are twofold:
- They are short, and;
- They are easy to answer
That should keep you drowning in comments from your fans, but I have one question for you: Did I miss any?
Photo credit: Wayne Large