Internet Real Estate – Rent or Own
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.