If you are spending time marketing your products on Facebook you should STOP NOW and read this!
Attention Business / Website owners: As I have said all along, FACEBOOK IS NOT YOUR FRIEND – they DO NOT WANT YOU TO BUILD TRAFFIC ON YOUR OWN WEBSITE THEY ONLY WANT YOU TO BUILD TRAFFIC FOR THEM!!!
As of September 30th 2011 you’ll no longer be able to send an update to fans using Facebook Messages. (for example, your blog posts will no longer show up as status updates).
We want you to connect with your audience in the most effective ways possible, and updates that go to Facebook Messages may end up unseen in the “Other” folder.
For those of you that say “well gee so what,it’s a free service” keep this in mind – if you focus your marketing energy
If you do not have an interactive website then figure out how to get one – start telling your Fan Page fans to subscribe to your WEBSITE NOT YOUR FACEBOOK FAN PAGE.
Make it easy for them to get your website posts by email instead (see our home page).
We will be dropping our pages within the next 6 months and working with our clients to do the same. As an SEO Expert I cannot, in good concience let my clients invest their hard earned marketing dollars building a place for someone else to get rich! PLEASE SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS WAKE UP AND SMELL THE COFFEE!!!!
Well, there is only one reason – I’ve been busy!!
I am pleased to say that our ideas and suggestions on search engine optimization and social media marketing work!
That has meant a lot of referral business coming our way. I’m not complaining, I just wanted my followers to know I have not forgotten you. I am still gathering data and have some articles in the works that address the latest trends I’m seeing in “SEO and social media marketing”.
For today I just want to mention that we have been “right on” about the concept of using social media to drive traffic to your site instead of using your site to drive traffic to social media sites.
We have helped several clients leverage Facebook and Twitter by implementing technology for them that allows us to teach them how to post on their own website and let it feed to their social sites. This allows them to stay in touch with their customers that prefer to get news via Facebook or Twitter while building quality inbound links to their own website.
If you know how to get a “feed link” for your website or blog there is a tool that makes “feeding it” to your Twitter and Facebook pages relatively easy. We posted a quick how to in the FAQs of our do it yourself websites for small businesses website: http://betterwebsitebuilders.com/blog/can-my-posts-show-up-on-twitter-and-facebook/