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Old 09-07-2010, 05:28 AM
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I'm trying to get more people involved in my Facebook page. I was thinking of offering free support (Q&A) via facebook to entice people. That way I could build a base of customers who check the site and could post promos that reach more people quicker.

Anyone try this? Any thoughts? Any other ideas on driving traffic there?
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Old 09-07-2010, 05:37 AM
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I think the harder part would be getting people to your FB page the first time. Once they're there, the rest gets easier.
  • FB link on your site
  • FB link in your email sig
  • If you mass-mail on occasion, directly invite them to "Like" it.
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I think the harder part would be getting people to your FB page the first time. Once they're there, the rest gets easier.
  • FB link on your site
  • FB link in your email sig
  • If you mass-mail on occasion, directly invite them to "Like" it.
I have the first 2. I don't have a large enough email database to make a mass email worth it. I'm going to put the address on my flyers. Your right though, getting them there the first time is the hardest.
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Are you asking your customer for their Facebook info? It might seem a bit odd and backwards, but why not "like" them first? It would make it easier for them to "like" you back and would be a roundabout way of possibly making their friends aware of your business.
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Are you asking your customer for their Facebook info? It might seem a bit odd and backwards, but why not "like" them first? It would make it easier for them to "like" you back and would be a roundabout way of possibly making their friends aware of your business.
A business can't "Like" a person, though, only other fan pages. You'd have to befriend them from your personal profile and, even then, hope they'll add your business.
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A business can't "Like" a person, though, only other fan pages. You'd have to befriend them from your personal profile and, even then, hope they'll add your business.
I don't want my personal profile involved. I just want to get them to go to my facebook page and "like" it. I have an easy to remember URL for it. I'm just going to make a flyer packet and put it in there. Right now, outside of my office door there is a white board with a table under it. The table has several flyers I've made covering prices, services, etc. I think I'm just going to bundle it all together and staple them. An information packet for potential customers. In there I will include the links.
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A relevant Podcast with a call to action is gold
That may bring traffic, but somehow I doubt it would bring local traffic, which is what I'm looking for. I'm first on google for computer repair in my area and I don't even hardly get any locals on my website. This is yellowpage country up here.

I'm about ready to get a one page ad in the paper and just have the address to my site in the center of a blank page. Peoples curiosity alone should make them wonder what's there.
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A relevant Podcast with a call to action is an empty dream
I can't wait.
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What I do to encourage people to join my page is I offer free stuff that is related to my news articles, so if I am talking about viruses I would offer to give away a few copy's of a good antivirus program and often they will get you to remove the old program such as Norton. So what you lose in software cost you gain in a service charge and gain a new client.
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