In case you haven’t heard about this, some few months ago, Facebook introduced free basics to some part of the world.
According to Facebook: Free Basics makes the internet accessible to more people by providing them access to a range of free basic services like news, maternal health, travel, local jobs, sports, communication, and local government information.
The Free Basics platform gives you the ability to surf the web and browse the internet free of charge without paying your network provider.
Now millions of internet users have already started using the free basic platform to surf the web for free. And as a smart blogger, taking advantage of this should come to mind.
If you’re a blogger and have not listed your blog with the free basics platform, you should consider adding it today using these simple steps as prescribe here.
Drive Traffic To Your Blog Using Facebook Free Basic
Before applying to get your blog listed to the Free-basics, there are some things you should note;
If your blog is not mobile-friendly, if your blog is not well crafted, if you are using a sub-domain, you won’t get approved. But if your blog is free from these problems, you’re good to go.
Making your blogger blog mobile-friendly
To make your blogger blog mobile friendly, simply go to your blogger dashboard >>> click template >>> and activate your blog’s mobile view from there.
Making your WordPress blog mobile-friendly
To make your WordPress blog mobile friendly, you will need to get a responsive theme for your blog. But if you can’t afford a paid responsive theme, you can get a mobile theme template. You can check out some mobile themes here.
Things you’ll need before you can list your blog to the Facebook Free Basics
- A valid Facebook account
- A valid email address
- A mobile-friendly blog
- Your site’s logos
If you have all the above requirements in place, go ahead with the simple steps below to get your blog listed on the Free-Basics platform.
Step by step guides on how to list your blog to the Facebook Free-Basic platform
First, go to Facebook developer’s area >>> Click “Free Basic”. Or you can easily access the free basics through this link.
In the Free Basics area, simply click the “Submit your Service” button (See Screenshot)
Upon clicking the “submit your service” button, it will take you to a new page. Now click “New Site Submission”.
Now that you are in the form area, fill all fields appropriately. Here’s a complete form screen shot of the Free Basics Platform….
Make sure you fill all the space provided accurately, so you won’t have problems when your site is up.
After filling the form, tick the agreement part and click the “Submit” button.
After that, you will receive an email of a successful submission…
Your blog will be reviewed for 24 hours (manually) and if it passes all requirements, they will send you an approval mail.
But if your blog is not approved, that means your blog still needs some serious work before it can get approved. But don’t worry because they will give you tips to get your blog listed as they’ve always done.
This will help your blog gain more traffic and followers. Hey, it won’t cause a leg if you try, right? Then help millions of people reach you easily.
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