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Old 04-02-2014, 12:01 PM
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I've had one for 2-3 years and haven't gotten 1 customer from it. only people asking a few questions. lol
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Old 04-16-2014, 07:04 AM
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I've got a page and go in spurts with posting info. I'll do it for a good week then stop. Never gotten a customer that I know of. I lean towards the let try to use it as branding.

I did just post a status about a foreman opening and paid $5 budget to "boost" it. In less that 12 hours it has gotten 485 views but 0 likes or comments. Think my wife and I shared it on our personal pages.

I'm reaching out to a county with maybe 50k people.

I've never had much luck but I'm a mowing and application customer. The before and after pics aren't there like on installs. With email and text becoming my main source of communication it seems Facebook would be big too.

Getting people to engage seems to be the problem. Maybe I figure some way to do a contest for a free mow? I don't know?? Boosting the post seems to be a waste of money but just trying to get likes and increase my "web" of followers.
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Old 04-17-2014, 06:36 AM
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Just an update from my post above ^

I did the $5 budget and the status was booted for about 30-40 hours. It got 1500 views, 6 random likes, and a comment from a guy interested.

I didn't get any page likes at all, no one called or messaged me about the job.

Maybe it's my market or if I'm really into maintaining the Facebook page I need a call to action for likes. .... Maybe a contest for a free mow..... Or just like our page to stay alert on current lawn problems or application timings.
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Old 04-17-2014, 01:11 PM
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Like a lot of you guys, I paid for likes. I targeted my area, which has a lot of people, and spent a month with a budget of $5 a day. I'm at 481 "likes", all from people in my area. Awesome huh?

But with my 481 "likes", everytime I post it says only 11 or 12 people saw my post. I generated 1 lead. No one comments back on my posts.

Then someone posted the youtube video of the guy giving a breakdown of the "likes". After watching that video, I stopped wasting my money on facebook.

For anyone thinking of doing it, good luck. It's a waste of time and money.

The best advice I can give is get a business page, use it to network and post pics because it's all free. But don't pay a dime for anything else.
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Old 04-17-2014, 04:17 PM
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But with my 481 "likes", everytime I post it says only 11 or 12 people saw my post.
Those miserable numbers are in line with Facebook throttling who sees your status updates. 0-16% is the range, with it being more likely in the < 9% territory.
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Old 04-20-2014, 10:41 AM
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Those miserable numbers are in line with Facebook throttling who sees your status updates. 0-16% is the range, with it being more likely in the < 9% territory.
It's funny, I was scrolling back through my FB page looking for something I had posted, and I had forgotten how "worth it" it once was. I was getting 30-70% organic reach. Now, 15% is a good day. Sucks.

BUT, it's still part of my strategy. Every time a blog post goes live I post it on FB and 3-5 other platforms. Same thing with good content I find, cool plant/site photos, whatever. Not sure I'll dump any more money into FB though as I'm not seeing the conversions.

Here's an interesting read on it: http://www.convinceandconvert.com/co...ebook-problem/
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