Red Thumbs Down To Facebook

Internet Real Estate – Rent or Own

Internet Real Estate – Rent or Own

Tools For Planning Ahead

Tools For Planning Ahead

Having a Facebook page is not like having your own website

I revamped my entertainment sites these last few weeks and it’s just appalling to see how many people think their Facebook page is some kind of website. It’s just not. Facebook wants you to think of your page as a website. That’s why they keep moving the goal posts and making it harder for your page to interact without paying Zuckerberg for leads.

It could be argued that a Facebook page is Internet rental property while a website is Internet real estate ownership. Yeah, I know, you have to pay a hosting fee for your website, but I equate that to the price of upkeep and taxes.

Dot Com Versus Long Facebook URL

There is a big difference between YourWebsiteName.com versus Facebook.com/YourwebsiteName/12345 or some other outrageously long site address. You are mostly going to attract or interact with people who already know you exist. If you want new followers, clients or customers, only a bona fide website can do that. I’m not saying you should dump your Facebook page. It is still a good way to network your projects – as long as you only use the FREE version of Facebook pages. It’s a waste of money to pay Facebook for crummy leads. I know. I tried it. If you don’t believe me, go ahead and try it yourself.

Like. That’s just your opinion man.

Yes. It is just my opinion. But it comes from hard work and the hard knocks of Facebook changing the rules and knocking me backwards 3 steps for every 2 steps I have taken. What is your experience with Facebook pages? Please let me know. I am interested in your opinion.

And Speaking of Rent or Own

Don’t let the “Free” ads fool. you. There is no such thing as a free website ( without advertising for someone else ). Read up on Wix, Weebly, Squarespace, Godaddy Web Builder and the other bait and switch scams.

 

Red Thumbs Down To Facebook

Facebook Sucks

Facebook Sucks – Does it really ?

 

I’ve been getting my butt kicked with Facebook pages lately.

 

I’m getting sick and tired of Facebook forcing me to add customer pages to my own account. I feel I should be able to create and maintain my clients’ Facebook accounts. Some of my clients want a Facebook account but have no desire to set up an account and maintain a page. And I don’t blame them. It’s a hassle and a time killer. And if that client wants to pay me to do it for them, why not ? I tried it but Facebook shut me down. Huge waste of time and effort.

The time spent trying to acquire “Likes” for your Facebook page would be better spent on your own website. Paying for Facebook “Likes” was a waste of money for me. 

 

Facebook a Necessary Evil

 

Make no mistake, I still believe you need a Facebook page for your business or personal blog, if for nothing else other than to increase your SEO. I’m just less enthusiastic about time spent on a Facebook page versus new content on your website. Facebook is a necessary evil to add to your arsenal of search engine optimization tricks. But some peeps seem to think a Facebook page can replace a website. Absolutely, positively not. How much time or money did you spend to get those measly 100 “Likes” ? Get my point ?

Any thoughts ? I will add more to this post as time dictates.

 

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