Let’s talk about Facebook. It’s definitely the largest Social Media Platform, and probably the most popular. Many will say: “it’s free and so entertaining” or “but it’s good only for young people”, or “it only for fun”, or “only to chat with friends and kitten pics”… Well, is that so? Let’s check it out.
The Myth 1. Facebook is free.
How many times you heard that Facebook is free platform and we must accept anything they do, even if we don’t like it, because it’s FREE. Well, let me tell you. Ever since you started the account, Facebook has been collecting information about you. They probably never sell this information. But the accurate targeting of facebook ads is only possible because of the user’s data. So advertisers pay this media, to be on your timeline. That means, at least, to me, I get all the Facebook fun and pay via my personal information in exchange. So, is Facebook free? Think of it.
The Myth 2. Advertise your page, boost your posts and it will help you sell.
Let me tell you, I was reading about wonders with Facebook advertising. But since they change the rules and every page owner have to advertise the content (even if it’s not a commercial page), it lost all sense. I had a page, it got 300 followers naturally. All of them were active and the page was alive. The 25% content was of my blog and 75% was entertainment (I posted content from other pages and sites while some content was my own). Now my loyal users do not see posts from my page (because of the new rules). Please answer a simple question, if I decide to boost my posts, would I advertise somebody else’s content? No! It means my followers will only see that 15-25% of commercial or my blog content. Will they like my page, or will they buy my product? No! Because they are simply not aware of 75% of the other content that I shared. As a result, I recommend my customers to not using facebook advertising for Page Likes (Likes may be fake, and users may not be active).
The Myth 3. It’s only for young people.
Since its inception, Facebook has changed a lot. If 5 years ago, it was fun-oriented media, nowadays it’s a good source of news and communication. Thanks to Messenger. It also become a connection tool and partially replaced the SMS. Mothers are following children and know more without questions (such a relief). Employers check new workers (be aware of what you post). Also, you can subscribe almost anywhere using just Facebook. It’s clearly not only for youngsters anymore, it has become practical.
So if you want to save thousands on the Facebook advertisement, you have several choices.
- First accept that with many “fake likes”, you may not reach the real customers, and don’t spend on Facebook advertisement. Use some other platform for it
- Secondly, post 4-6 times per day – be useful all the time and try hard, you will gain the attention of both – the real and fake accounts, although, very slowly
- Third — just use Facebook as a posting schedule tool for your Twitter account and advertise there your Facebook page
- Fourthly, talk about your page in groups, but do it after you confirm it with the group owner, they may charge you for ads, but in many medium groups, users are real, so you will avoid fake likes.
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