Register free!

The Green Industry's Resource Center



Reply
 
Thread Tools   Display Modes
  #241  
Old 03-25-2013, 04:02 PM
tonygreek's Avatar
tonygreek tonygreek is offline
LawnSite Silver Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Lancaster, PA
Posts: 2,824
Quote:
Originally Posted by bill1500 View Post
I don't follow what your getting at. If I have 50 other LCOs that like my page, and only 30 potential customers that like my page they are still seeing what I post. I don't see how it dilutes the marketing pool at all. Besides, what if some of the LCOs have family members in my area that may want work done?
Your comment that I bolded leads me to believe you're under the impression that your status updates/posts go to everyone who Likes your page. It does not.

As for what I'm getting at, and specifically related to your question of dilution, I break it out in comment 180 of this thread. Comment 182 adds to the point. Getting a Share is infinitely more valuable than a Like, so a Like, in and of it's own existence, has inherently very little value.

Quote:
Originally Posted by bill1500 View Post
Thread hijacking over, carry on
It's not a thread jack if it pertains to the core of why people think they're doing this in the first place. If people don't have an education or understanding of how the Facebook Pages function, what's the point? It's akin to me starting a thread that says, "Everyone should go out to their backyards, stand on one leg for an hour, and then see if you get any phone calls to your LCO.". 200 people could say, "I'm on it!", but if no one asks the fundamental question of "Wait...why?", what has been gained?
__________________
a guy who knows the lawn industry, branding, and web strategy

Last edited by tonygreek; 03-25-2013 at 04:06 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #242  
Old 03-25-2013, 04:23 PM
PaperCutter PaperCutter is online now
LawnSite Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Northern VA
Posts: 1,465
Quote:
Originally Posted by bill1500 View Post
I don't follow what your getting at. If I have 50 other LCOs that like my page, and only 30 potential customers that like my page they are still seeing what I post. I don't see how it dilutes the marketing pool at all. Besides, what if some of the LCOs have family members in my area that may want work done?

Thread hijacking over, carry on
FB provides analytics right on your page that back up what Tony is getting at - the way Facebook has set up their algorithm, typically less than a quarter of your fans will see your post. As an example, I have just north of 300 fans (people who "liked" my page). I shared a photo Saturday - 35 people saw that post. I changed my cover photo - 12 people saw that post.

So what? Well, you don't get to choose which 10-20% of your followers are the ones who see your stuff. Look at the odds. If most of your fans are other LCOs, odds are good the person in your town looking for your service is missing you... but you're reaching the LCO on the other side of the country. Wasted effort.

You're better off having 50 invested, interested followers than 5000 that don't care. If this wasn't the case you could succeed on FB by buying all your followers on fiverr.com
Reply With Quote
  #243  
Old 03-25-2013, 05:29 PM
bill1500's Avatar
bill1500 bill1500 is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: West Central, Wi
Posts: 43
Fair enough. So where do I find this info on who saw it? All I see is the stats for who saw my posts....
Reply With Quote
  #244  
Old 03-25-2013, 05:33 PM
PaperCutter PaperCutter is online now
LawnSite Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Northern VA
Posts: 1,465
Quote:
Originally Posted by bill1500 View Post
Fair enough. So where do I find this info on who saw it? All I see is the stats for who saw my posts....
As far as I know, that info isn't available. All you get is the # of people who see it. You only find out who when they interact with the post (like/share/comment)
Reply With Quote
  #245  
Old 03-25-2013, 05:35 PM
johnfaria68's Avatar
johnfaria68 johnfaria68 is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Westport,ma
Posts: 8
Looking good guys and gals some nice facebook pages
Reply With Quote
  #246  
Old 03-25-2013, 08:21 PM
Krumm Krumm is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: CR, IA
Posts: 34
www.facebook.com/krummlawnscape
Reply With Quote
  #247  
Old 03-25-2013, 09:04 PM
BOSS LAWN 2343's Avatar
BOSS LAWN 2343 BOSS LAWN 2343 is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Brooklyn Park, MN
Posts: 496
Actually some pretty good pages
__________________
94 Chevy 1500 8'6" Western
96 GMC 1500 7'6" Western
98 Chevy 8'6" Western
Bobcat 763

8x30 Tandem
6x12 Single

Snapper WB Z-Turn 48" (Trac-Vac)
36" WB John Deere Z-Turn (Pro-Vac)


21 year old

Youtube: www.youtube.com/BOSSLAWN2343
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Derrel...5569495?ref=hl
Reply With Quote
  #248  
Old 03-26-2013, 01:28 PM
Gold Leaf Lawnscapes's Avatar
Gold Leaf Lawnscapes Gold Leaf Lawnscapes is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Swansea, Ma
Posts: 171
I should have everyone on here. If you haven't liked mine please do so. Thanks!

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Gold-L...11066932287560
Posted via Mobile Device
Reply With Quote
  #249  
Old 03-26-2013, 02:24 PM
THORNTON SERVICES LLC's Avatar
THORNTON SERVICES LLC THORNTON SERVICES LLC is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Morgantown WV and surounding areas.
Posts: 268
http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Tho...15657781786973

like my page and I will return the favor.
Reply With Quote
  #250  
Old 03-26-2013, 02:36 PM
ProMo's Avatar
ProMo ProMo is offline
LawnSite Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Casselberry Florida
Posts: 1,469
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Promo-...68774426475678

I need 6 more
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump





Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©1998 - 2012, LawnSite.comô - Moose River Media
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:37 PM.

Page generated in 0.07502 seconds with 7 queries