QR Codes LIKE Your Facebook Page

QR Codes will play a significant role in the future of social media marketing.  The concept is very simple: these graphic representations of digital links instantly connect mobile devices to your social media marketing.  What's not to like about that?

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In a previous post, I covered in detail how QR Codes are being used now, along with some ideas for using them to connect with your communities – and for providing them with valuable information that will engage them more with you and your small business.

Facebook LIKE in a QR Code

One of the most powerful social media tools available to marketers today is the Facebook LIKE button. It integrates friends with your business – and to each other.  Now you can more easily accomplish the desirable action of LIKE-ing your Facebook page through a QR Code.

Likify is a free service that not only allows you to create a QR Code for liking your Facebook Page, but to also insert an image that clearly identifies the targeted source.  Above is the QR Code, and just below is an image of what you will see when you use your iPhone or other mobile device to scan the QR Code for my Facebook Page.

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Yes, by all means – I just set up my page this week, so please go ahead and LIKE it!  You can scan it right from your screen using the QR app that Likify offers, or with i-Nigma 4, which is the iPhone app that I prefer for its reliability and speed.

The Future of QR Codes

The potential for QR Codes is limitless.  Google has already incorporated them into their Google Places. They now provide local businesses with a sticker to place on their door that when scanned, leads to the website of that business.

These codes can be easily scanned through glass windows or doors.  And it only takes a few seconds.

Where could QR Codes be be used?

  • The back of your business card.
  • Your brochures and other marketing materials.
  • The sides of your trucks and trailers.
  • Product tags and packaging
  • Convention and event nametags
  • Restaurant menus
  • Event ticket stubs

What could QR Codes link to?

  • Installation instructions
  • Sources for replacement parts and service
  • Directions to your business
  • The process for hiring your professional services
  • Valuable coupons and special offers
  • Recommendations for complementary products and services
  • Free downloads

As I said, the possibilities are unlimited. 

All you need to create a QR Code is a digital link.

The Facebook LIKE button link to your community just happens to be one of them.

If this has been useful – leave a comment below or share it with YOUR friends by clicking the Facebook Like button. 

If you prefer, scan the QR Code above to LIKE my Facebook Page where you can join my New Media and Small Business Marketing Community

Until tomorrow, Jeff

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Comments

  1. QR Codes provide a great method of LINKING places, printed resources etc to webservices. But it isn’t enough just have one of these cool codes.
    http://qrmarks.wordpress.com/2010/10/31/just-having-a-qr-code-isnt-enough/

  2. “As I said, the possibilities are unlimited.” That’s the same thing I thought when I first knew about QR codes. Thanks for the share.

  3. Nice post, if you are interested in creating your QR Codes, I recently launched http://www.SocialQRCode.com and it designed for local, small, medium and large businesses in connecting customers with their social media for their business!

    Please give it a try!

  4. Patrick Donnelly says:

    check out http://www.QrArts.com for some great designer codes

  5. Patrick – I am familiar with QRarts. Are you connected with the site? As I’m doing a follow up article on QR codes.

    Jeff

  6. Great article, I agree that QR codes are great tool and now with Smart phones out selling PC shipment the mobile audience surprisingly is still being overlooked by most businesses.

    QR codes will defiantly play a key roll in Social marketing. I predict that Facebook access by mobile will also overtake desktop logins by this time next year. One only has to look at Japan´s leading social network Mixi and draw reference to social trends and the roll of QR codes.

    There are a few companies offering QR products for marketing, however there is one now offering QR “Like” stickers for Facebook with dynamic QR mobile tagging. I recommend anyone with a business and a Facebook page to grab one of these. We have had our QR stickers up for just over a two weeks now and our business and fan base has noticeably risen all from a simple $10 investment!

    From this moment forward I have become a bit of a QR junky. If you haven’t yet discovered the benefits I recommend your first step is to get a Facebook QR Like Sticker from these guys on Facebook.

    http://www.facebook.com/qrlikesticker

    • The facebook/qrlikesticker idea is great, but from what I can see on their FB page they are a bit of a fly by night company located in Serbia. I would not do anything with them, give them any personal info, nor send them money. Just take a look at their actual FB page, they “like” strippers, none of their actual real web url’s lead anywhere… Anyone with a printer could make a sticker with a QR code on it. The problem is still the same for me: I need the QR code to open the FB app on a mobile device. Likify looks all cool and dandy, but the like button is still on a webpage on the safari browser window, which in turn takes you to the facebook logon page within safari. This is counter intuitive. I actually lost some sleep over the extent I could use these in my pizza shop, but until a QR code can do more than take you to a webpage (basically a link), its true potential will be hindered.

      • I would be wary of any of the “services” that “provide” QR codes. Any url up to a certain length can be embedded directly into the QR code, these “services” are basically url redirectors that you happily give a free shot to intercept your traffic and do with it what they please.

        QR codes themselves can contain URLs, some amount of plain text, or a vCard, amongst others. I suggest using the open source encoder at http://zxing.appspot.com/ with your direct url or other info.

  7. Thank you and My best regards! Thank you and Sorry for so many questions but i really need your help.

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  9. Hello. Is there a way for the Facebook QR code to open up into someone’s facebook mobile app, rather than the internet site? It is difficult to navigate facebook.com on an iPhone, which is why I, and so many others use the app. When I scan the QR code and click the like button, it takes me to the website login, so Im not sure if my ‘like’ ever made its way to my page.

    Any thoughts?

    Thanks

  10. Don’t forget that even if you give people the means to like your page, you also have to give them a reason. Here are some reasons: http://accelbusiness.com/ottawa-blog/get-people-to-like-your-facebook-page/

    • Jeff Korhan says:

      John – Good reasons. And for more – as well as more on this topic, check out SocialMediaExaminer.com on August 24th for an extensive article I wrote – 5 Steps to a Successful QR Code Marketing Campaign

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  13. Hello! I usually use this site (http://urltoqr.com/en/qrcode/facebook-like-make-qr-code-twitter-follow/) to create qr-codes for my facebook like button and twitter follow button. This tool also enables me to create custom pages, add text and even links., all to 1 qr-code ;)

    Try it out yourself, it’s great!

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  15. Interesting usage of QR Codes. Also it is very easy to add QR Code to the website using http://www.pageqrcode.com or similar service.

  16. Wow ~ very nice, thanks for sharing.

  17. Great!Thanks for sharing!
    I’ve beeb using http://www.businessrefinery.com/products/barcode_net/main.html
    to make my own QR Codes

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