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#21 simplygenius

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Posted 27 October 2017 - 09:07 PM

I prefer to use traditional advertising methods rather then social media.

 

Tradition Method of Advertising:

 

- Viral Mailers

- Traffic Exchanges

- Classifieds

- Ad Boards

- FFA (Free For All)

- Banner Ad Networks

- Viral Ad Networks

- And Etc...

 

Trust me I will be revisiting the traditional methods of advertising as I believe they do still work well.


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#22 Kevin J Timothy

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Posted 30 October 2017 - 02:26 PM

I use Facebook to make sales and have been doing pretty good.

I don't do the paid advertising. Just posting on FB Groups and adding friends on FB who see my opportunity.

 

Candi,

 

Is it safe to assume that you stay far away from the many contrived (and scripted) attempts at "getting to know" fellow entrepreneurs on Facebook?

 

I find that after joining groups you suddenly will receive an avalanche of bland and obviously scripted verbiage from other small business owners.  It defeats the purpose of social networking. 
 
I have joined groups only to be pounced on; and it quickly became obvious that few people had a genuine interest in actually getting to know you - the person.  
 
MANY social media marketers see you as a statistic..or a dollar sign, even.
 
It's a major turn off as they make it clear that they are not after building the relationship.
 
It's easy to tell by just examining the dialogue. 

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#23 mistracy39

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 09:02 PM

I've tried Facebook ads and they get expensive .. I didn't get any results for all the money I spent .. I think I'll try the groups .. one of my vegan friends told me about posting to groups .. 

 

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#24 market101

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Posted 07 December 2017 - 01:54 PM

Lots of people like FB.  I am not one of them.  It's great for the social aspects, but is obviously not geared primarily for business. As I have said before, I like Linkedin and traditional advertising.


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#25 stv77

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Posted 08 December 2017 - 11:37 AM

Compared with other social sources however FB groups is better for business.


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#26 theFreeGuru

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Posted 15 January 2018 - 07:05 PM

SimplyGenius makes a valid point.  I have come to the conclusion that Zuckerburgh and his empire only passionately cares about their shareholders.  

 

I recently learned a valuable lesson when it comes to paid advertising with Facebook. 

 

I thank God that it only cost me $30 USD.

 

In early September I launched a page and ran an ad simply for exposure (Likes).  I set the ad to run for 30 days as I was experimenting on a campaign.  I meticulously set up all the proper demographics and had a set amount of countries that I was targeting.  The United States and Canada was not part of this group.  I only chose a $1 daily budget since I was testing.  During the 30 days I was obtaining a fairly good daily average of likes from all over the world.  

 

At the end of the 30 days I added the US and Canada and removed the original countries that I started with.  I then re-submitted the ad....the VERY same ad and details.  The only thing I changed were the targeted countries.  Within a half hour I get a message stating that the ad was rejected.

 

My first thought was, "These foul jokers!"  :huh: 

 

It was okay to submit the ad (prior to taking the money) but the same ad was rejected 30 days later.

 

I don't have time for the skull duggery going on over at Facebook Business.  I'm just so grateful that there are other methods - many more. 

 

Unfortunately, many people like to give the impression that social media marketing (particularly Facebook) is the only way to go.  

 

A complete and utter fallacy. 

 

PS...

 

What I find ironic is that to this day they have the gall to send me marketing messages encouraging me to "boost a post" from the SAME page I was trying to promote for likes in the first place.  

 

 In most cases when a same ad is rejected on the second round after it ran once it's not the content of the add or the targeting change it is the content of your group or page no longer meets their standards so they won't send traffic until you figure out what is not in compliance and remove it. It can be a pain but it's usually worth more than a 30 dollar one and done to gain long termleads likes or followers. Where else can you pay as little as 3 cents a lead and have them be targeted interest ads from the geo locations of your choosing. Many marketers funnel these into a list by offering a niche specific free gift and then at least make money selling solo ad runs but more often sales from running the prospect through their marketing funnel.


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Posted 25 January 2018 - 09:53 AM

It seems to me that they are cracking down on group ads. Maybe it's just me, but my efforts at group advertising have drawn the "you are spamming" comments from them. To be more specific, I tried posting to the groups I belong to and hadn't gotten far, when I got these bot notices that my posts were being deleted because I was spamming. I stopped after that and haven't been back.


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#28 Bruno Duarte

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Posted 25 January 2018 - 10:20 AM

Viral Mailers, TEs and Solo Ads work best from my perspective. The only social network I use is Ibotoolbox and even so, I prefer more dedicated advertising platforms. 


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#29 RayMaynard

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Posted 25 January 2018 - 10:22 AM

Luckily, there are many other ways of advertising, FB is a waste of time. 


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#30 Bruno Duarte

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Posted 25 January 2018 - 10:25 AM

Luckily, there are many other ways of advertising, FB is a waste of time. 

 

The best way is to track the ads and see which sites are doing best, and focus on those.


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#31 RayMaynard

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Posted 25 January 2018 - 10:32 AM

The best way is to track the ads and see which sites are doing best, and focus on those.

 

Without a doubt. The problem is that plenty of sellers just scatter the ads all over the internet and then people lose interest in any type of ad because they see it as a spam.


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#32 stv77

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Posted 25 January 2018 - 11:24 AM

It seems to me that they are cracking down on group ads. Maybe it's just me, but my efforts at group advertising have drawn the "you are spamming" comments from them. To be more specific, I tried posting to the groups I belong to and hadn't gotten far, when I got these bot notices that my posts were being deleted because I was spamming. I stopped after that and haven't been back.

 

In order to successfully promote on FB groups you need to have dozens of different ads: splash pages, and change your ad every day.


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#33 Jackie Rose

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Posted 24 February 2018 - 08:59 PM

I use Facebook to make sales and have been doing pretty good.

I don't do the paid advertising. Just posting on FB Groups and adding friends on FB who see my opportunity.

Me too Candi


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