Should I add Facebook Wifi as a friend?
Getting your customers connected to Wi-Fi can be a tricky undertaking.
Writing the password on a chalkboard isn’t always an option, and verbally reciting it to every customer who walks through the door is often more effort than it’s worth, especially if you’re not fluent in the phonetic alphabet.
You could remove the password entirely. But do you want any passers-by hopping onto your network without paying interest in your offering?
If you don’t know your Romeos from your Juliets or simply don’t want your Wi-Fi to become a virtual free for all, then you may want to consider something fresh.
Meet Facebook’s newest service- Facebook Wi-Fi.
To get access, customers need to log in to their social media platform and check-in at your business premises. Next, they’ll be directed to your Facebook page, where they can interact with your online content before browsing personal sites.
What are the benefits to businesses?
First and foremost, Facebook Wi-Fi doesn’t cost a penny. There are no hidden charges, and businesses can cap each user’s amount of time online.
Facebook Wi-Fi not only increases a business’s exposure through customer check-ins, but it also encourages friends of customers to join the conversation.
The increased traffic to your business’s Facebook page will likely drum up more likes and shares, giving you access to large amounts of data to analyse each month. Having the ability to see how many people have connected with your business is one of the many functional benefits of Facebook Wi-Fi; the figures will also tell you how many of these visitors are new or returning customers.
Can any business use Facebook Wi-Fi?
There are three things you’ll need to tick off on your checklist to get access to Facebook Wi-Fi:
– No surprises here, but you’ll need a Facebook Business page
– Your business will need a physical address listed in the Page Info section
– And finally, a compatible router.
There aren’t many routers that won’t be compatible with Facebook Wi-Fi, but if you’re not certain, you can check out the list here.
Outsourcing your business’s Wi-Fi to Facebook might seem like an odd way to get your customers connected. Still, it is undoubtedly easier than sharing the password with each customer. In addition, by joining the Facebook Wi-Fi network, you’d be putting your business on the worldwide virtual map, with millions of people using Facebook to search for free Wi-Fi every month.