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    Question Free facebook credit...?

    Hi everyone. As a background, my website is just a personal one that provides wallpapers. It isn't a business and I don't make money of it, it's just a hobby at this point.

    So facebook decided to give me some free credit, $50 worth, and I'm debating on how to use it. I can use it to advertise my website or advertise my facebook page. I've already used $50 worth of free credit to advertise my facebook page but I felt like the 'return' on it wasn't great. I did jump up 5000+ likes, but I barely get a 'like', 'share', or 'comment' on any of my posts ever, and now whenever I post something now, facebook tells me only around 30 people 'saw' it (even though I have 5000+ likes!).

    So maybe I should just advertise my website?

    Any tips?

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    Hey dude,

    I'm going to take the approach that I suspect the majority will disagree with me on...at least the majority of "Internet Marketers". But here's my take...it almost doesn't matter. I say "almost" because Facebook advertising is a friggin' joke. I had a client who insisted on running Facebook ads. And we got so many impressions for our ads for $50 (there wasn't a PPC option for his ad for some reason, although I don't think it would have made a difference)! We got thousands and thousands of impressions for our ads and "brand recognition" (which is a euphemism for "we really didn't do sh|t but we're going to sell you on something vague that cannot be quantified in a pathetic attempt to add value")! And we got...one visitor. $50 in ads and one visitor. What a joke.

    So...here's what I suggest you do with your one visitor...or, if you're lucky, handful of visitors. Get them to your site. If your FB page isn't working, and since FB is about to begin dying The Internet Death it probably isn't (The Internet Death is when a major site loses the vast majority of its users, but somehow retains a small, loyal, and lazy fan base thereby keeping it in the Web equivalent of vegetative life support), then you might as well drive your visitor to your site and see if you get sales.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheGAME1264 View Post
    Hey dude,

    I'm going to take the approach that I suspect the majority will disagree with me on...at least the majority of "Internet Marketers". But here's my take...it almost doesn't matter. I say "almost" because Facebook advertising is a friggin' joke. I had a client who insisted on running Facebook ads. And we got so many impressions for our ads for $50 (there wasn't a PPC option for his ad for some reason, although I don't think it would have made a difference)! We got thousands and thousands of impressions for our ads and "brand recognition" (which is a euphemism for "we really didn't do sh|t but we're going to sell you on something vague that cannot be quantified in a pathetic attempt to add value")! And we got...one visitor. $50 in ads and one visitor. What a joke.

    So...here's what I suggest you do with your one visitor...or, if you're lucky, handful of visitors. Get them to your site. If your FB page isn't working, and since FB is about to begin dying The Internet Death it probably isn't (The Internet Death is when a major site loses the vast majority of its users, but somehow retains a small, loyal, and lazy fan base thereby keeping it in the Web equivalent of vegetative life support), then you might as well drive your visitor to your site and see if you get sales.
    Thank you for the reply. That's what I'm leaning towards. Just the other day I posted on my facebook page and it was only 'seen' by 20 people, which is ridiculous considering I have 5000+ likes. And googling around I realize the whole EdgeRank algorithm I have to deal with, which adds another obstacle I have to probably pay for to keep avoiding. So it's probably best to just advertise my site and see what happens.

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    I used to run advers for improving the number of your page likes. I don't think it is worth the money, because my posts are being seen only by a small minority of the people who liked the page. I had 450 likes and only about 10-15 people were seeing my posts.


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