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The Power of Facebook Fanpages

Discussion in 'Social Networks' started by mainstreetcm, Jul 10, 2010.

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    I will be the first to admit that when I would hear about how great facebook was for promoting a website I thought to myself "yeah right." But nearly 6 months after I started a fanpage for my website's topic I am seeing great results. I think what it boils down to is finding people who are interested in your niche and going things that way.

    A common problem I had when I first started promoting this way, was getting people to like or become fans of my page. I struggled for weeks and finally almost quit because I wasn't seeing any large results. As a last ditch effort I finally hit up one of the users on fiverr to blast my fanpage to their friends. This is when things began to change.
    SEMrush
    These people can be a great resource, but don't think that a little research work on your behalf is not required. If you just pay the $5 to have your page blasted to anyone things may not work out too well. What I did was contact the people who would do this work beforehand and tried to figure out the demographics of their friends.

    What this meant was I could request that my fanpage could only be blasted to females if I felt the niche was a women's interest, or vice versa for men. One guy even went as far to give me a summary of the age of the friends which helped even further. Bottom line was that I saw great success with their friends liking my fanpage, because I tried to target them the best I could.

    After my first day of doing this I was truly surprised at the amount of fans the page gained. Then I began promoting my newest articles from the website on the page and the traffic I gained was crazy. I expected less than 100 visitors to my website from the fanpage and was pleasantly surprised to see nearly 500 visitors from the page when I would post a link. What was even more surprising was that they weren't just hitting the page and then immediately leaving, showing the advantage of specifically targeting certain demo's for niche's you feel would interest them.

    Simply put, a Facebook fanpage is one of the best places to generate targeted traffic for your website.
     
    mainstreetcm, Jul 10, 2010 IP
    SEMrush
  2. arnoldsmithh

    arnoldsmithh Peon

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    I totally agree with you. Facebook fan pages are really powerful tool for generating traffic.
     
    arnoldsmithh, Jul 12, 2010 IP
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    invisibler Member

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    my fan pages growing good and I get much traffic too :D
     
    invisibler, Jul 12, 2010 IP
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    BestESolutionsBD Peon

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    you are 100% right.today fan page is very effective for marketing.for this case need to create a good page with good design.i really enjoying this work and getting a very good result.
     
    BestESolutionsBD, Jul 12, 2010 IP
  5. Justin_Dupre

    Justin_Dupre Peon

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    I second that! Facebook fan page is super awesome to generate traffic!
     
    Justin_Dupre, Jul 15, 2010 IP
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    EngineerofSuccess Well-Known Member

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    I would've used Facebook fan pages for DrewryNewsNetwork, but the advertiser Walmart is not feeling the use of social networks, Twitter, nor YouTube. Hopefully, that'll change someday, and they may see things differently.
     
    EngineerofSuccess, Jul 16, 2010 IP
  7. Algore

    Algore Peon

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    I also gained a huge boost in my traffic

    Am always looking ahead to find and implement new things
     
    Algore, Jul 16, 2010 IP
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    bathroom_design Member

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    #8
    Its a good and informative post
     
    bathroom_design, Jul 17, 2010 IP
  9. LuckyAcePP

    LuckyAcePP Active Member

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    I agree whit bathroom_design, thanks for sharing!!
     
    LuckyAcePP, Jul 17, 2010 IP
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    I've had decent success with Facebook pages too but still think Twitter beats it hands down.
     
    jeffereeno, Jul 17, 2010 IP
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    facebook is an excellent marketing tool. Anyone who doubts it's capabilities will be surprised when they try to use it.
     
    williamtorneau, Jul 17, 2010 IP
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    anhbloginc Well-Known Member

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    #12
    Make a fanpage growing isn't easy.
     
    anhbloginc, Jul 17, 2010 IP
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    ready Peon

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    It is so easy actually ... it is only hard when you are selling crap that nobody wants

    I already have 3 500 fans in 1 month and a half
     
    ready, Jul 17, 2010 IP
  14. EvanP

    EvanP Banned

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    Wow, amazing success story. :)

    Also, even having a normal page like "I like Potatoes!" can be beneficial if you can get alot of fans, as you can advertise sites on your page, thus making alot of money. You could even go as far as selling the page, and believe me, they can sell for alot of money.
     
    EvanP, Jul 17, 2010 IP
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    incognito10 Peon

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    Facebook is usually my #2 or #3 referrer after Google. It is super effective. Facebook Advertising can also be extremely effective thanks to targeting.
     
    incognito10, Jul 17, 2010 IP
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    EvanP Banned

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    Facebook advertising costs way too much.
     
    EvanP, Jul 17, 2010 IP
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    Really Great success story. I like facebook and always use it fans pages for website traffic.
     
    opb2009, Jul 17, 2010 IP
  18. Mea.Culpa

    Mea.Culpa Well-Known Member

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    Yeah I know what you mean. But then again you have to advertise the facebook to get advertisement for your site if you know what I mean. or atleast thats what I feel like.
     
    Mea.Culpa, Jul 18, 2010 IP
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    Thanks for sharing information with us. Facebook website pages has been providing backlinks for my sites.
     
    guamnetwork, Jul 18, 2010 IP
  20. lawsofpower48

    lawsofpower48 Greenhorn

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    #20
    facebook is a good network but a bit pricey
     
    lawsofpower48, Jul 19, 2010 IP