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Is it worth to have Facebook fan page for building services business

Discussion in 'Facebook' started by valdonatas, Mar 12, 2011.

  1. #1
    Hello,
    SEMrush
    My main activity is building services, I am a contractor, working in London. I have tried a little facebook fan page, but I don't really see the facebook fans becoming my customers. I feel, facebook fans are great for some online businesses, like e-shops, news websites, etc. What do you think, is it worth for me, as a contractor, spending time and chatting on that facebook, etc. - as time is really precious? Recession gave me some spare time to think on different marketing strategies, otherwise I wouldn't be here :).
     
    valdonatas, Mar 12, 2011 IP
    SEMrush
  2. romie

    romie Active Member

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    Get more fans and advertise periodically to get more attention followed by comments, events and discussions, build trust...
    Then you will have good conversions. Once you have fans who can trust you, some may become your customers in a single post update you make:)
    Facebook gives lots of opportunities.
     
    romie, Mar 12, 2011 IP
  3. ForgottenCreature

    ForgottenCreature Notable Member

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    Well, the fan page is there to promote your business if anything. It doesn't hurt to try it.
     
    ForgottenCreature, Mar 12, 2011 IP
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    drewtoby Well-Known Member

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    It may or may not, but you can still try :)
     
    drewtoby, Mar 12, 2011 IP
  5. ThelemaqueTip

    ThelemaqueTip Peon

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    #5
    it is very worth it...Specially if you want to grow your business
     
    ThelemaqueTip, Mar 12, 2011 IP
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    #6
    Every business shouls have a fan page, it is the best way to keep your customer loyal.
     
    shanefay, Mar 13, 2011 IP
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    1812 Active Member

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    Make sure it's a business fan page not a group one. Anything you post on your business FB page get's indexed by Google immediately.
     
    1812, Mar 13, 2011 IP
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    China_girl Well-Known Member

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    Seriously I would never prefer anyone who has offline business for a facebook fan page, the only reason because you dont get much help from such method. Yes if you would like to do some good SEO for your site, then try to target your area first and then google UK. After you have done this and you get good amount of visitors on your site every day, then you can direct them on your fan page. You can also get the fan page URL printed on all your as well as your employee's business cards :)
     
    China_girl, Mar 13, 2011 IP
  9. vinith98

    vinith98 Well-Known Member

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    It does help, it could get up a couple of new customers if used wisely. Plus it is completely free and easy to set up.
     
    vinith98, Mar 13, 2011 IP
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    andymac12345 Peon

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    I think for that nature of product it isnt really that useful. Being listed on google business directory will help more
     
    andymac12345, Mar 13, 2011 IP
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    rotwic Peon

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    I dont think facebook will help that much in promoting a business such as construction!

    But who knows? there might be a potential, provided you use certain measures.

    - You will need to target people only around the area where you can provide the service.
    - You should post about your construction methods and advantages.
    - You need to find customers who regularly require these services.

    These are just some of them i just thought of. There are surely more.

    Best of luck
     
    rotwic, Mar 13, 2011 IP
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    lafiza Peon

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    FB is useful for any type of business. You can find more project work or services from your customers if your invest here. So keep up your efforts.
     
    lafiza, Mar 14, 2011 IP
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    printbusinesscards Peon

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    Use FB pages and properly market and increase your fans. Also you can use twitter to increase your fans.
     
    printbusinesscards, Mar 14, 2011 IP
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    China Morden Lifestyle Peon

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    i think it's a good way to drive some potential customers there if you are writint really good content, they may come here by searching.
     
    China Morden Lifestyle, Aug 30, 2011 IP