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Feb 11, 2014 07:16 |  #1

At least for me, it's now time to put more effort into other social media platforms and let Facebook play their fun little game alone.

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Feb 11, 2014 07:26 |  #2

The number of clients I'm getting from FB is going up... and I'm not spending a cent. I see no reason at all to leave :)


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Feb 11, 2014 07:40 |  #3

memoriesoftomorrow wrote in post #16680681 (external link)
The number of clients I'm getting from FB is going up... and I'm not spending a cent. I see no reason at all to leave :)

+1.


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Feb 11, 2014 07:45 |  #4

I figured. I was an admin of a facebook page once. One of the other admins paid a small amount for advertising and we all noticed engagement go DOWN as a result. The point here is don't pay. If you want to advertise on facebook put in the time to personally reach out to friends of friends, share links on other sites, and encourage the people who already like your page to share it.


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Feb 11, 2014 07:45 |  #5

The reason why most of people are getting frustrated is because Facebook is become greedy day by day. They're showing your updates to 10% of even less number of your actual fans. They require you to pay them to show to people who've already liked your page.

Lisa (ljholloway photography), reputed member of POTN, even is not happy with this. > https://www.facebook.c​om …73767257526?str​eam_ref=10 (external link) <

Edit: Saw the youtube video, this guy is right. I run several pages, even on one of my 1.2M fans page the engagement is crap.


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Feb 11, 2014 08:01 |  #6

Moin wrote in post #16680728 (external link)
The reason why most of people are getting frustrated is because Facebook is become greedy day by day. They're showing your updates to 10% of even less number of your actual fans. They require you to pay them to show to people who've already liked your page.

Lisa (ljholloway photography), reputed member of POTN, even is not happy with this. > https://www.facebook.c​om …73767257526?str​eam_ref=10 (external link) <

The people who aren't happy about it haven't yet figured out how to use Facebook differently. I've seen post after post in groups and forums moaning about the changes. The people who don't know what to do are approaching how to use Facebook very one dimensionally... lacking innovation or creative approaches which involve thinking outside the box.

Personally I set up a strategy a couple of years ago in anticipation of charges. The fact that post visibility has gone down doesn't faze me in the slightest. It was always going to happen. (And no I won't be sharing what I do on this occasion).


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Feb 11, 2014 09:32 |  #7

Facebook is just proving that you need to generate genuine content that engages people. No one cares about boring content.


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Feb 11, 2014 09:44 |  #8

Even if Facebook engagement is down, it is still the best social media solution for me because my customers feel more comfortable messaging me on FB for bookings. Its reasonable to explore all types of marketing, but FB and all other successful businesses need to constantly evolve and implement new revenue streams.

If anything, FB are the model of business revenue and evolution that should be an inspiration for your own success.


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Feb 11, 2014 09:50 |  #9

The great thing is the more togs there are who throw their teddies out of the pram and leave the better it becomes for those of us who stay.


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Feb 11, 2014 10:29 |  #10

Okay you guys are right how creating quality content and that kind of stuff pays of in the long run but for me their way of doing things like shown in the video is just something I don't like. Call me a quitter or a photographer whose business won't last more than those famous 2 years, but I don't want to be part of that kind of society. I won't delete my account but I will put more effort on other sites as stated in my first post. Sorry for the rant :D


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Feb 11, 2014 10:51 |  #11

great investigation


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Feb 11, 2014 11:21 |  #12

Unfortunately, this investigation is pretty one-sided.

The re-tooling of algorithms at FB has had an impact, but there is also a large contingent of businesses that refuse to really learn how to most efficiently use the ad system, and their engagement has started to reflect this more accurately.


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Feb 11, 2014 12:51 |  #13

No social media or marketing tool will cancel the need to make smart business decisions. Its hardly a surprise that companies inflate the value of their advertising value. Test and re-evaluate your marketing strategy and investment constantly.


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Feb 11, 2014 20:46 |  #14

memoriesoftomorrow wrote in post #16680758 (external link)
Personally I set up a strategy a couple of years ago in anticipation of charges. The fact that post visibility has gone down doesn't faze me in the slightest. It was always going to happen. (And no I won't be sharing what I do on this occasion).

Your strategy easy to work out.... you post great shots that your clients want to tell their real friends about. :)


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Feb 11, 2014 21:21 |  #15

Dan Marchant wrote in post #16682433 (external link)
Your strategy easy to work out.... you post great shots that your clients want to tell their real friends about. :)

Most businesses post on FB and then promote those posts online with FB or hope that people see it in a news feed and then react to the post in some way.

I promote future FB posts I have not yet made... and I do that all offline.

That is as much as I'm giving away.

You'd be amazed how often doing the complete opposite to everyone else yields very successful strategies.


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