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Old 06-21-2010, 10:08 PM   #41
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Finally got a FB page. My kid showed me how to post a few photos and then left me. If the entire internet crashes it is my fault.
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Old 06-22-2010, 03:59 PM   #42
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Finally got a FB page. My kid showed me how to post a few photos and then left me. If the entire internet crashes it is my fault.
Thanks for the heads up.
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My brother, wife, kids, MOM, etc. all have FB pages and I have been holding out because I thought it was childish. So, let me understand this I need to get all my friends to befriend my plumbing company? Then all their friends see who their friends are and if my company is one of the friends they will call my company if they need a plumber? Oh boy, in the name of free advertising I shall concede. A wise man once said "True friends are to be kept few and close." I suppose the Orwell generation does not adhere to this philosophy. I will start working on my page, and just think of it as an extension of my website. And, if it's as dynamite as the free website I created, my friends are in for a real treat!




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Looking through this thread, I didn't see one very important point mentioned that applies to most members here. I would have expected it with the title of this thread, so for anyone who is holding out on FB, consider this.

If your business is selling to consumers, you need to be on FB. If you're like me doing B2B, it's much more optional. Consider your SEO. When someone finds you on Google, what do they know about you? In most cases...nothing. You have to build trust from a serious disadvantage. When you get recommended in a FB group...that's powerful! Combine FB with top Google results and you should not have to complain about being short on work.

As others have pointed out here, FB is not about "selling" because it's a "social" place. You build relationships, put a "face" on your business, and FB can be a solid asset in your marketing mix.
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Looking through this thread, I didn't see one very important point mentioned that applies to most members here. I would have expected it with the title of this thread, so for anyone who is holding out on FB, consider this.
If your business is selling to consumers, you need to be on FB. If you're like me doing B2B, it's much more optional. Consider your SEO. When someone finds you on Google, what do they know about you? In most cases...nothing. You have to build trust from a serious disadvantage. When you get recommended in a FB group...that's powerful! Combine FB with top Google results and you should not have to complain about being short on work.
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If you’re not on Facebook, you should be. I just hit 500 Fans (Likes) on my Facebook business page today. I've completed several jobs for people that have become fans on my page. I also have become the go to guy for Drywall and Painting for all of my fans and they will also recommend me to their friends and families. It's a great word of mouth tool for any business. You can also post photos and vidoes of your work, which is like a portfolio for fans to see. and mark your favorite business pages in your area (hopefully they will mark your page as favorite which shows you as an expert to all of their fans). And it's All for FREE! But wait, there's more. As an added bonus, Facebook ranks highly on Google and all of the top search engines. You can mark your business page as Public, and the search engines will pick up on your content which the search engines see as keywords. Then every once in awhile throw a link to your website up and Facebook will submit all of the content from your web page to the search engines and that post will also give you a back link to you website which the search engines score highly on their website ranking list.

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If you already have a business page post it up so we can fan you too.

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Old 06-24-2010, 09:22 PM   #46
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LOL, Paul. I stand corrected. Looks like I missed the obvious somehow. Maybe I was too busy reviewing replies and didn't read your OP carefully enough. Thanks for correcting me.
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Like I said earlier folks... I literally "land" 2-3 jobs a month from my facebook page.

Absolutely great to be able to get in front of two to three hundred people with my twice weekly updates etc...

I also paid to advertise for a couple of weeks... Didn't get anything, other than about 5-10 more people becoming a "fan" or "like" my page.

What is cool though... is that I have landed a few jobs from "friends of friends" etc... and like someone said earlier... they can click on your company page and see photos, info and generally get an idea of the type business you run.

I started my page months and months ago, but everything I'm reading in the trade magazines and journals say you are missing out if you don't market yourself this way.

Last year, my free facebook page generated tens of thousands of dollars. This year it will again.
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I haven't figured out all the FB stuff but I'm working on it.
You can see some of my photos on it and it's FREE ADVERTISING.
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To get more fans to your Facebook Page you can try to Search for Local Groups, Join them and participate in Local discussions, share your information and thoughts. Like Search for Orlando or Florida, then click Groups on the left side and you will see many local groups to join.
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can we put together a concerted effort to "like" each others business pages on FB? someone mentioned that the google and the FB work well together?
one point: does one need to relax their personal privacy preferences to get the benefits of "friends of friends seeing their business pages? I need a few more posts to attach my FB address.
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can we put together a concerted effort to "like" each others business pages on FB? Yes
someone mentioned that the google and the FB work well together? Yep
one point: does one need to relax their personal privacy preferences to get the benefits of "friends of friends seeing their business pages? Defintely
I need a few more posts to attach my FB address. Just copy your facebook url > Then paste it on a post here on this thread > Then I will post the link to your FB page.
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My son, the 4th generation, just made a FB page for us.
He's not good at pound'n nails but I guess he's good for somethings.
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Great info guys! It is so true, social marketing is so much more than a tool for meeting people and reconnecting with friends it is a great way to broaden your consumer audience. You can reach so many prospective customers and connect with other contractors all over the world. Twitter is a great tool too, you can use it to get people to go to your website, advertise specials and get your phones ringing!
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My son, the 4th generation, just made a FB page for us.
He's not good at pound'n nails but I guess he's good for somethings.
Post up the link so we can check it out.
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Just got a page up and a few pictures posted.

Here's the link:

http://www.facebook.com/album.php?ai...30355103663263

Will "fan" the others listed here.
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Just saved ya on my FB faves page!
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My son, the 4th generation, just made a FB page for us.
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Give us your page link so we can save ya on our faves!
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Go ahead, someone try to convince me that computers have made my life better.

See if this works.

http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/...xpipe=1&__a=13
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Biker , the link works. You are better at this computer crap than you think.
I think this is mine.http://www.facebook.com/pages/Little...14195915285836

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