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What tactics did you use to get LIKES on your Facebook page?? I'm having issues even posting a link to my page!! Is it because I'm using an iPhone?
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It might be the iphone connection.

Find the person on your facebook page who has the most friends of anyone.  Some people, as we know, have thousands of friends.  Ask that person to ask their "friends" to like your page.  It worked for me!

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I'll try that. Thanks
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Why do you want more "likes" on your FB page? If it's for a business there are far better ways to reach your target market.
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"You don't have to be great to get started but you have to get started to be great"

 

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quote taken from website:

 

Hence, Facebook is Not Useless

We should not say Facebook is useless if it does not generate income to our business. We need to look into ourselves. Whether are focusing on getting quality page likes, whether we have a strong themed content and whether we have a business perspective or not, when we create our Facebook page. Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Pinterest and other social media platforms are merely tools for our business to reach and interact with a bigger audience.

It can be useful if we do the things right, while it can also be not useful, if we do the things incorrectly.

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post #7 of 48
Excellent article. To me the most important takeaway was the importance of quality vs. quantity. A single quality lead in your target market who is ready to buy is worth more than hundreds of random "likes".
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Well it's a FB thing maybe you don't understand.  While FB can be an excellent marketing tool,  for some people it is a popularity thing, the more "likes" the more popular.  I  "like" businesses on my page so if they are having specials, promotions or sales events, it's on my news feed.  This bakery which I like "Classy Girl Cupcakes", (check out her website), if she gets enough "likes", she holds cupcake auctions and other promotions, which is good for her business.  She keeps her customers involved with her business which I think is a good marketing strategy.

 

I like FB as a business tool

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post #9 of 48

The only likes I consider important (for business) are the people between ages of 24 to 45, within 50 square miles of me. The rest are other decorators....who don't buy my goods, but I love the social aspect of it (chatting with other people who have similar interests) ;)

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So I am much more concerned with my ranking on Google and what happens when people get online to search for a cake decorator in my town. People who stick strictly to Facebook to find vendors tend to be on the lower end of the budget and rarely ever order. They want to message about a cake, they want to text, they want to order on my wall....nah. Don't ask me how to explain why I think all that is true, it just is from my experience in my area.

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I'm not really into FB pages, I find it awkward to post sometimes and only do it because I feel obliged! Now twitter, that's a different story.
 

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So I am much more concerned with my ranking on Google and what happens when people get online to search for a cake decorator in my town. People who stick strictly to Facebook to find vendors tend to be on the lower end of the budget and rarely ever order. They want to message about a cake, they want to text, they want to order on my wall....nah. Don't ask me how to explain why I think all that is true, it just is from my experience in my area.

Actually Jason, what do you think about what I said? Cause it's true. 99% of people who initiate contact with me on my wall, don't order. Fact. I don't care either, cause it rarely happens, and most contact comes from an email or phone call. (Whether they saw me on FB first is a possibility). I think that my target market however, does some investigating first, as in takes the initiative to track down my business via Google or phone book.

 

I could be rambling. But I can't argue what I've observed over the years.

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Well it's a FB thing maybe you don't understand.  While FB can be an excellent marketing tool,  for some people it is a popularity thing, the more "likes" the more popular.  I  "like" businesses on my page so if they are having specials, promotions or sales events, it's on my news feed.  This bakery which I like "Classy Girl Cupcakes", (check out her website), if she gets enough "likes", she holds cupcake auctions and other promotions, which is good for her business.  She keeps her customers involved with her business which I think is a good marketing strategy.
It can be a good strategy, if the likes happen organically and are actually potential customers. When you have a retail location (as in your example) this type of strategy makes more sense and is much easier to execute well.

The question is if OP is more interested in popularity or profitability.
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I'm not really into FB pages, I find it awkward to post sometimes and only do it because I feel obliged! Now twitter, that's a different story.
 

And I can't for the life of me think of things to Tweet! :D

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And I can't for the life of me think of things to Tweet! :D

 



Oh gosh, I thought I'd start off strictly business then it turned into what I'm having for lunch blah blah blah.

I think it's really good for connecting with other business, industry peeps, building a profile, sharing work etc. It's not necessarily for direct business leads, but I've found it invaluable.

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