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01-21-2014, 04:08 AM #1
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This time it's Facebook. It seems like I can NEVER get anything to work as promised when it comes to promoting my business online. This has been going on for years - about a decade in fact.

It's always something different that gets in the way. No sh!t. There have probably been 250 DIFFERENT barrricades thrown up when I try to make something happen. Each time it is something unexpected.

This time I'm trying to run an ad on Facebook to get Facebook likes to my FanPage to help it go viral. Facebook promised it would cost 16 cents maximum per thousand impressions for the ad. I chose 10 cents per 1,000 to see if that would work.

So I clicked on the button to start running the ads. But even after the ad was approved, no ads were running. So I checked the bid rate. Facebook said suggested bid rate was between $2.15 and $6.40 per 1,000 impressions!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The plan doesn't work at that price!!

Please dear God, forgive for all my transgressions. I must have been one major butt hole either in my previous lives or maybe this one, too.

I'm doing my best to be good. I'm not very good at it, but I am making an effort.

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01-21-2014, 05:52 AM #2
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The video of Ron Jeremy will hit one million views probably be end of day tomorrow. That's since last Friday night at midnight.

It's all about putting out a great product or service and then networking and spreading the word. In FB, it helps to be members of groups that do the same thing that you do or other groups that look for your sort of business.

What is your FB page?
01-21-2014, 07:46 AM #3
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(01-21-2014, 05:52 AM)JollyRoger Wrote:  The video of Ron Jeremy will hit one million views probably be end of day tomorrow. That's since last Friday night at midnight.

It's all about putting out a great product or service and then networking and spreading the word. In FB, it helps to be members of groups that do the same thing that you do or other groups that look for your sort of business.

What is your FB page?

Thanks for your suggestions. I do belong to FB groups that are targeted. Fan pages about teen heart throbs and cute kittehs can go viral as heck.

I'm actually working with a much more advanced approach that targets the people who are interested in the topic.

But Facebook's advertising system is so effing fvcked up it's unbelievable. They make Microsoft's many bugs look like perfection.

Just one of MANY examples: The ad I'm running is supposed to go to an app on my fan page inside Facebook. But Facebook forces the ad to have two links. The most prominent link takes the prospect to the wrong page (to the fan page instead of to the app on the fan page) !

I'm paying for the fvcking ads, so I should be able to say where the d@mn link ought to go to! But this means most of the people will click on the wrong link entirely defeating the purpose of the ad which is to give them a free report they want. It is maddening.

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JollyRoger Show this Post
01-21-2014, 10:07 AM #4
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(01-21-2014, 07:46 AM)Below Average Genius Wrote:  
(01-21-2014, 05:52 AM)JollyRoger Wrote:  The video of Ron Jeremy will hit one million views probably be end of day tomorrow. That's since last Friday night at midnight.

It's all about putting out a great product or service and then networking and spreading the word. In FB, it helps to be members of groups that do the same thing that you do or other groups that look for your sort of business.

What is your FB page?

Thanks for your suggestions. I do belong to FB groups that are targeted. Fan pages about teen heart throbs and cute kittehs can go viral as heck.

I'm actually working with a much more advanced approach that targets the people who are interested in the topic.

But Facebook's advertising system is so effing fvcked up it's unbelievable. They make Microsoft's many bugs look like perfection.

Just one of MANY examples: The ad I'm running is supposed to go to an app on my fan page inside Facebook. But Facebook forces the ad to have two links. The most prominent link takes the prospect to the wrong page (to the fan page instead of to the app on the fan page) !

I'm paying for the fvcking ads, so I should be able to say where the d@mn link ought to go to! But this means most of the people will click on the wrong link entirely defeating the purpose of the ad which is to give them a free report they want. It is maddening.

Call them and complain. They may fix it and then credit you.
01-21-2014, 10:24 AM #5
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From the info I've seen, FB ads are a waste of resources on the part of those running the ad. It's not the best place to advertise.
Have a look at this article, I recall reading it on Forbes a while back... http://www.forbes.com/sites/ryanholiday/...vertising/

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01-22-2014, 03:39 AM #6
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(01-21-2014, 10:24 AM)JayRodney Wrote:  From the info I've seen, FB ads are a waste of resources on the part of those running the ad. It's not the best place to advertise.
Have a look at this article, I recall reading it on Forbes a while back... http://www.forbes.com/sites/ryanholiday/...vertising/

Advertising on Facebook is a poor investment for sure, unless you can get the person to subscribe to a mailing list.

The app I'm using gives away a valuable free report in return for them registering as a subscriber. The money is in the subscriber list.

The ads go only to the people who have expressed an interest in particular keywords that would indicate they would like the report.

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01-23-2014, 02:03 AM #7
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I'm learning that Facebook must be run by the same quality of people as the ones who built the ObamaCare website.

It has to be the worst operation for a major company in the US if not the world. It's just horrendous.

Thank goodness I've stuck with it for three straight days to make the thing work.

It's simply amazing how bad their hardware or programming is on the revenue side of their business. You can click on the same thing two or three times and get two or three different results for the same page sometimes.

And then there is their famous freeze screen.

I can't tell you all the ways they screw up because there seems to be a thousand iterations, each one equally maddening. I've yelled at my computer screen more in the last 48 hours than I have in the last two or three months.

They have almost zero customer service for their paying clients. All they have is a forum where if you post a question you MIGHT get a reply two weeks later. The answer is almost always uniformly worthless.

If any other business treated their paying customers this badly, they'd be magically transformed into a cable company.

Facebook will go out of business sooner than it should because of their pathetic operations. Yes, they might still be here in five years, but pissing off its paying clients is no way to run a business.

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