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Old 06-11-2011, 09:18 PM
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Opinions on my NEW Facebook Page

Hey Everyone!

I just finished my new Welcome tab for my Facebook page today and wanted to get your guys opinion on it. I am going to add a photo gallery soon to the welcome tab as soon as I get some pictures.

I designed my facebook page towards my current customers. I know there are differing views, but I believe facebook is most effective when used as a way of customer retension. I have never, that I know of, got a job from any of my social media sites. Therefore, I made it easy for my fans to learn more about KLC and connect with us rather than posting a sales pitch.

Please give me your feedback!

Kirk's Lawn Care Facebook Page

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Old 06-11-2011, 09:27 PM
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how are you getting clients from facebook?? i have a fan page with a lot of pictures of our work but i still dont have many fans and no new clientell.
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Old 06-11-2011, 09:32 PM
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how are you getting clients from facebook?? i have a fan page with a lot of pictures of our work but i still dont have many fans and no new clientell.
You have to advertise it. Whether that is postcards or stickers/stamps on your invoices, it all helps. I don't have a lot by any means either but I would say that about 1/4 to 1/3 of my customers "like" my page.
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Old 06-11-2011, 09:48 PM
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Lawn service isn't really an industry that works well with Facebook advertising.

Having people "Like" you on facebook might help your customer's friends notice you, but people have friends on facebook from all over the world sometimes.

It wont hurt to do it but you shouldn't expect anything from it, yet, be happy if you do.
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Old 06-11-2011, 09:50 PM
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i was thinking about advertising it on my invoices and stuff.. guess it would be a good way for customers who are pleased to pass along my contact info.
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As a consumer I "like" a lot of the companies pages that I utilize just to keep up with any special discounts etc that they may offer exclusively on FaceBook. You may want to try sending out an email to your FB friends inviting them to tell their friends about you so they can receive special discounts. Also when we launched ours I made it a big deal that we were trying to hit 100 fans by a certain time & date to kind of make it exciting. Seemed to help us get it going.

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Old 06-13-2011, 11:02 AM
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I liked your page, I think it looks pretty good. How did you get the FB and Twitter icons in your signature?
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Old 06-13-2011, 07:04 PM
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I was told its best to be "friends" or "liked" by other business's in your service area. Think mower dealers, real estates, commercial properties you maintain etc. I wouldnt go for the residential friend as you dont want them to know each other.
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Your like numbers dont go up unless you are liked by people personally, not businesses
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Old 06-14-2011, 11:55 PM
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Lawn service isn't really an industry that works well with Facebook advertising.

Having people "Like" you on facebook might help your customer's friends notice you, but people have friends on facebook from all over the world sometimes.

It wont hurt to do it but you shouldn't expect anything from it, yet, be happy if you do.

That's more or less my thoughts on it. Plus, there are ads on the pages to draw people away from the page too. That's how Facebook works.

I only have one Facebook page, tied to my Redwood stuff. Mainly experimental to monitor Facebook. Hope I got the URL right:

Link: Redwood Forest Facebook Page

So far, I find that it's slow as molasses.
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