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Does advertising on FB work for directories?

Discussion in 'Directories' started by Nima, Dec 16, 2013.

  1. #1
    I'm about to start a FB advertising campaign for one of my directories.
    I'm going to test the different types of ads (buying likes, buying clicks, etc) and with different demographics.

    I do FB advertising for a client of mine that has a local wine lounge - and it works very well for him. However personally going into this campaign, I'm skeptical that it'll work for directories but I'm willing to give it a try for couple month and see what happens.
    SEMrush
    Has anyone tried FB advertising for their directory? What's been your results and findings?
     
    Nima, Dec 16, 2013 IP
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    stoner3221 Notable Member

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    #2
    It works well for local directories targeting the local market.
     
    stoner3221, Dec 17, 2013 IP
  3. Nima

    Nima Well-Known Member

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    I can see that working.
    What I'm not sure yet is how many brick and mortar business owners use FB regularly
     
    Nima, Dec 17, 2013 IP
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    YMC Well-Known Member

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    I know of at least one brick and mortar that was using FB. Of course, the little fresh out of college helper they hired, fell for the local SEO company's song and dance and locked the company into spending thousands needlessly.
     
    YMC, Dec 17, 2013 IP
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    Nima Well-Known Member

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    Its a different thing when a brick and mortar owner uses FB for advertising their business (most likely through a marketing company) and another thing if the owner actually uses FB for him/her own use. When advertising a directory on FB, I assume we'd be targeting the latter one
     
    Nima, Dec 17, 2013 IP
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    It works with targetted audience, try to advertise in the right place and it will better if you use the local areas, I suggest creating a good FB page and attract likes, the best part is you'll get new fans referred by those who liked the page naturally from FB ads. Final word, use FB to promote your Directory and get Like to its Page.
     
    FAT238, Dec 19, 2013 IP
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    It works but a little bit. If you want to promote your web directory then you should buy signature links from members of webmaster forums like digital point, webtalk, warrior forums etc. It will give you very good traffic for your web directory.
     
    Abuzar, Dec 23, 2013 IP
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    cblanke Well-Known Member

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    I do run a facebook page for my directory. Never have tried the advertising, let me know how it works for you.
     
    cblanke, Dec 26, 2013 IP
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    Very little, as far as traffic is concern ,directory submission is not as effective .
     
    Pawan Singh, May 4, 2014 IP
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    If definitely works mate. You will get good amount of traffic.
     
    HighTechOcean, May 15, 2014 IP
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    dugu Active Member

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    Traffic, but no actual listings. Facebook = free traffic
     
    dugu, May 16, 2014 IP
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    I think it would work. Don't forget to target some Facebook pages and groups concerning different directories. Additionally, being active and aligning yourself with people that share common interest with you will be a great thing.
     
    kaibril, May 31, 2014 IP
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    I have used FB advertising a few days ago. Actually it didn't work for me. Then I researched what were the problems and found some points. If you can advertise on FB properly, it will bring you your desired things. Most of my friends use FB advertising. They are getting good output
     
    Anis Mizi, Jun 5, 2014 IP
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    Anyone tested this our and can estimate a ROI? I mean... It's not a pleasure to invest $2-3k and get back $1k.
     
    earticles, Jun 9, 2014 IP
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    Nima Well-Known Member

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    I doubt you're gonna get detail ROI reports from anyone who's having a successful campaign. Law of competition :)
     
    Nima, Jun 9, 2014 IP
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    FB having several settings allowing you to deliver the ads to the right audience. For example, location, age, gender, language, interest, behavior and connection. In order to maximize the reach to the right audience, you need to spend some times to test it out what giving you the best result.
     
    chrislim2888, Jul 1, 2014 IP
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    jazzyjmnote Banned

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    Building brand on Facebook is the important factor to turning profitable there.
     
    jazzyjmnote, Jul 29, 2014 IP