Facebook photo posts receive 39% higher interaction rates than average posts, and when fans are specifically asked to like, comment or share a post, they respond remarkably well: between 3 times and 7 times higher than when not specifically asked.

This screen shot shows some numbers that are awesome. The post received 28 likes, comments and shares.  The numbers you don’t see here: 59 organic and 110 viral post views. From a page that had just 120 fans. All because I asked!

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The lesson here: don’t be afraid to ask your followers to Like, Comment, and Share. That’s how posts go “viral.” And that is what you want from your posts: for your information to reach those you are NOT connected with, yet. Let your fans become your brand ambassadors and sales force!