I have (finally) gotten on Facebook, and have a thought. I wouldn't mind hosting a 'Gardening & Landscaping Stack Exchange' Facebook page, to feature highlight questions and answers from the site. Now I don't really know anyone else on Facebook, but this seems like it could be a low effort/time investment that would possibly boost site traffic. (Here is a good featuring style from pinterest) Thoughts?
I think the idea of a Facebook page is excellent. It's irrelevant that it's based upon likes or oil or a Presidential Primary.
From my perspective a Facebook page helps to gain attention for the site. It allows for interesting gardening questions and answers to be posted on the page and highlighted in order to gain attention and get more views.
I large part of SEO (search engine optimization) for Google is social media. Right or wrong that's how their weighting works. If we can get more traffic here because of Facebook AND there are members who would be willing to post a couple of times per day. It can be an excellent source of more questions as well as more users answering questions. If a few people find this site and become regulars, that's fantastic too.
Before anyone knocks this idea they should consider that only 14 users have voted this month!
That's terrible but it's more than before.
In order to retain users they must be rewarded for asking questions and answering them.
More Voting +10,000
FB is based on Friends & Likes. While it may be possible to generate some traffic, I don't think a FB page would get much notice unless you want to pay for it.
FB is about sharing cute animal/baby pictures, funny/strange videos and funny/political memes. I don't think a Gardening & Landscaping page would be a good fit.
(if you decide to, let me know, I have a few friends I could point to the page)