Facebook Business Pages

How many of you out there have a business Facebook page?  If you do you’ll be a gigantic help.  The knowledge that you can share will be readily accepted and greatly appreciated.  I’m graduating from school soon with my degree in public relations and, because of this, my family seems to think I’m already some huge pr guru….perhaps in the near future.

I started a business page for my parents’ vacation rental property, which I’ve blogged about before, and my aunt and uncle have asked for help with their restaurant business page.  I’ve learned that posts with pictures are received better than posts without them, is there a best way to do this?  Should I include patrons in the pictures to liven things up?  What are your thoughts?

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The first picture is the front view of the vacation rental property and the second picture is of the patio for the restaurant.  I’m in the process of getting more photos of the restaurant itself.

For a vacation rental property what is the best way to spread word of a page that is starting from scratch?  How do I increase the fan base the quickest way?  I have a link to their website in the about section, is there a better place to put it?  The target audience, according to my folks, are in the 45 and older range, especially families.

The restaurant is a family-friendly breakfast and lunch place.  What is the best way to get people involved on the Facebook page?  I put posts on the page Friday morning and just before lunch asking what their favorite items on the menu are, with a direct link the website’s menu….I got zero responses, but two people like the post asking about breakfast.

Any and all help is appreciated and will be a huge help.  Thank you for your time.

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Gasparilla Villa

  I have to do a bit of a family promotion here.  I stayed at Gasparilla Villa over some of the Thanksgiving break to visit with my grandparents on my mothers side.  The house is owned by my parents and they rent it out during the year.  Gasparilla Villa is located on an island in the Gulf of Mexico called Little Gasparilla Island.  This island is only accessible by boat, is mainly populated by folks that live on the island year around, along with some other rental houses.

The island is part of the Gulf Island chain that includes Sanibel, Captiva and Boca Grande.  Little Gasparilla Island offers something those islands don’t….privacy and seclusion. This island is bridgeless, but is just 10 minutes by boat from the mainland and just north of Boca Grande.  The island also has no roads and no traffic, except for the occasional golf cart, used on the white sand paths for exploring, transporting groceries and visiting neighbors.  When you visit you’ll be surrounded by nature, the way Florida used to be before condos, high rises and vastly populated areas.  The island has 7 miles of pristine white sandy beaches, home to a multitude of wildlife.

  

  Walking or jogging the beaches, looking for sharks teeth and shells, fishing off the dock in the bay, bird watching  kayaking to one of the many mangrove islands, taking nature walks and exploring the island or just relaxing with a good book, you’ll find a vacation on Little Gasparilla Island to be one of the most relaxing and pleasurable ones imaginable!