Facebook Page - Does it really yield desired result?

Last Update: November 18, 2017

In the third month at WA, that real traffic is still elusive. A few people do trickle in but that is when you request for comments and the wonderful WA family members respond. In the search of that elusive real traffic, all efforts have been made including facebook page for my website and perhaps, that has been the most disappointing in performance.

While inviting my 500+ friends to like my page, that is exactly what they did...liked the page but no engagement with the posts. Just 1 gentle soul registered a like for my post. Wondering, if this is how things would be on this monstrous social platform, what would be the yields from other social platforms and whether it is worthwhile to spend more time and effort on the facebook page for my website.

Any thoughts and suggestions?

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sukumarth Premium
If it's just about people visiting your website, then Facebook page might work and there, one can even boost the post on payment. But if it's about making a sale, then I think it's a different ball game. I have seen your and your husband's website and they have been beautifully done. I like the colour tones used in the layout and I can see that both of you have a thing for colour. Well, you know, in my short time here in WA, I have learnt that (the hard way, I guess), as beginners we are more obsessed with the design and the layout of our site. Perhaps, I cannot say for others but I'm particular about the way my website looks and with the little knowledge that I get from the certification, I try to improve the overall get-up of my site. While doing that, I completely ignore to keep on adding posts which means, content-wise my site is still very light. Traffic, I think, comes when the website is loaded with posts and has greater volume because when people search for topics in a particular niche, the probability of them hitting your site increase if you have a wide variety of posts in that niche. You have a wider net to catch them. As for me, I have kept my first website in limbo and have moved on to a different niche where I think adding posts would be relatively easier. Think of your website as a "blog" and leave aside your thinking of it as a "website" in the classical sense of the word. I hope you know what I mean.

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Sukumar Thingom
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DeepikaJ Premium
Thank you for your thoughts Sukumar. Yes, we do try to make the visual appeal to be high, however, that is just a one time job. Once you have settled for the colours, layout etc., you do not need to change it often.
I agree about posts, which is a grey area for the moment as writing was never our forte and before writing. Research on topics before putting them across, does take time. I must add, though, we have improved quite a bit but still a long way to go.
I agree with @CraigW315, usually people need something sensational like a scam, to attract their interest.
I have tried the facebook paid boost but the result is only more 'likes' for the page, no clicks on the posts or traffic to the website, forget about comments.
Anyhow, this is a learning, too. All the best for your new niche. I quite liked your first niche, too and the site had fair amount of content.
Cheers!
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JeannineC Premium
Success on Facebook is about participation. You must participate in other places if you hope to have people participate on your page. Find groups that are focused on the same topic and start participating in them. After a while you can occasionally mention your site or post when it applies to something that's being discussed. Patience is the key here or you will be blocked as a spammer.
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DeepikaJ Premium
That is a nice suggestion. It did cross my mind....Will do that, too. Patience is running low, though :)
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JeannineC Premium
I understand that feeling. Always remember that when it comes to blogging, it's a marathon rather than a sprint, but all that matters is finishing the race. You are doing that.
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CraigW315 Premium
I have kind of mixed feelings about Facebook. Pretty much all of my referrals have come from there, so in that regard, I am pleased with it.

On the other hand, I have been posting in various groups and the only time that people really show any interest is when you tell them they can get rich within a week without doing any work.... Any scam that comes up, people will jump at, but if you try to tell them about a legitimate opportunity, they have no interest.
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DeepikaJ Premium
:) True! Thank you!
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