Hi WA Family,

I am learning about social media engagement, especially about Facebook page. I have been relying on Pinterest too much. So, I think it is time to do well on other platforms as well like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc.

Do you have a Facebook page for your website? Do you think a business page is better than just a regular page? I think I have set up my Facebook page for my website as a personal page. Oops... No Facebook pixel yet. :(

How often do you post on your page? How long do you think is the best post that will get us more tractions?

Thank you for sharing your experience and insights.

Many thanks in advance.

Ferra

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Wdcope Premium
I have several pages for different websites, and yet I belong to many groups for those niches and also MMO niche also.

I feel social media is what we want to consistently receive from it.
Personal pages can receive a good following, and can translate over to a group more than a business page. I have built business pages more for brick and mortar stores not online.
Instagram works for many who focus on specific niches or just to build personal influence.

With Facebook groups you can meet many who may be interested in your program or area of experience.
Just my thoughts and experience overall.
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FrankB-1 Premium
Hi Ferra,

I have both a FB personal & business page. They both have their own advantages and disadvantages, as others have already said. My business page is for my website but I have very little traffic there. I am planning on starting a group that relates directly to my WA site. I ran a few FB paid low cost ads just for fun and for a learning experience. I am beginning to build social channel traffic in Google Analytics, which from some of the posts I leave in FB groups.
Social networking is fun but I think the best strategy is to spend most of the time writing high quality content.

Frank
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Chinthaka5 Premium
i am also thinking the same way
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Diana112 Premium
Hello Ferra,

I am not an expert on Facebook, but I can share my experience. I have both a personal and a business page. On my personal page I post inspirational and motivational things related to my profession, which makes readers to check my profile.

I have a complex profile, where of course I also attached the business link. I receive a lot of private messages with questions related to my profession and the business I run.

Readers' interest is much higher on the personal page than on the business one. Unfortunately, on the personal page, in the post, it is not recommended to attach a business link, because you risk being banned by Facebook, and blocking your posts. You can occasionally attach it as a reply to the comment, or you can send it in a private message.

On the business page, associated with my personal page, with a image, I write a few paragraphs to attract the readers' attention, after which I attach the link from the article, product I want to promote.

In my case, as I said, the interaction of the readers, their comments and interest comes more from the personal page.

You can also create a group where readers can post as well, but you will always have posts in which links to other personal businesses will be attached.

Personal, Instagram and Twitter are a waste of time. But as any process requires time, patience and perseverance, you will realize for yourself which platforms or strategies are beneficial to you.😉

I wish you best of luck and much success.

Regards.
Diana.
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EmakAmelia Premium
Hi Diana,

Thank you ver much for sharing your experience.
You've given me more things to think about. :) I appreciate it.
I'll be making a better plan in terms of my social engagement via Facebook and other social media platform.
Your approach with your personal account seems to be doable for me.

Cheers,
Ferra
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Diana112 Premium
I'm glad I was able to give you information to help you to see things from another perspective.😊

Have an amazing week ahead.
Diana.
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EmakAmelia Premium
Thank you, you too. 😊
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YumaBloggers Premium
On Facebook I go with Business page, add a mastermind group that I post exclusive content to and interact with members in. My e-mail list feeds the group, my page feeds e-mail and the group by sending people to the list to get a group invite. By doing this your readers and followers feel special, your list grows, and you can contact a lot more than the 4-6% of your followers Facebook chooses to show your post.

As to post length I give short previews pof new post on my blog and of interest post from around the web on the page. This in many instances get's shares which is how Facebook builds Internal links. In all it is a lot of work until you get use to the system but well worth it.
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EmakAmelia Premium
Wow Andy, I sure need to learn a lot from you. Thank you so much for sharing your insights and experience. That circulations between the email list and group page sound great. I think that's a smart strategy.
I'll make a better planning on my social media engagement based on the insights I got from this thread.
I appreciate your input. :)

Cheers,
Ferra
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littlemama Premium
I posted on my FB Business Page for 2 years and FB took it down with no warning and forever gone.

So if you're a MMO site, don't just post your blogs on there.

FB Pages are a waste of time, you have to pay to get anything seen. If you want to do FB organic, then it's all about reaching out and just using your FB Profile (the account you login with).

How others do FB organic is writing these long posts on their FB profile and then have people comment if they want what you are offering at the end of your long post, this allows you to direct message people about your lead magnet.

The other option is doing the same thing in FB Groups you belong to and that admins allow you to post.

It's a lot of outreach and DM'g people.

Hope this helps,
Grace
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YumaBloggers Premium
I'm doing a lot better with Webtalk than Facebook and they are very friendly to MMO and Affiliate sites as we are the ones who have recruited nearly 5 million members uin the Beta Launch
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EmakAmelia Premium
Hi Grace,

Did they really take your page down? I didn't know that. Maybe that's why I don't find any updates from your page because I joined your FB group page. I am so sorry to hear that. :(

My main website is a niche site with almost 100 posts in it, but I have 2 other website that I just bought the domain names for recently. So I am in the process of building them up as well.

I join some Facebook groups within my niche and I am being so careful to share my posts, therefore I only share my blog posts like once in 2 or 3 months. Yikess... Maybe I am being too careful.

Thank you so much for sharing your insights and experience. I appreciate that!

Cheers,
Ferra
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EmakAmelia Premium
I would love to learn more about Webtalk, Andy. I have heard about it often these days here at WA.
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neilrc Premium
Same here Grace!

I poured a few hundred dollars to build up my page - it was building fans and engagement until FB pulled it down.

As for FB organic, it's awesome when your posts go viral, I had like 30 leads and a $100 sale from one post...

BUT you must be pretty active doing lifestyle, value, curiosity, and results posts - at least one post daily whilst also engaging with others posts.

And then there's the messaging - constantly getting pitched by bitcoin/forex spammers, high ticket and ponzi scheme affiliates.

Oh, and not forgetting the constant group invites.

So FB can get draining after a while. Also, everyone's chasing shiny objects. So when I mention "blogging" it's like a curse word lol.
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YumaBloggers Premium
It's free but still in beta so one of us members has to invite you in. The platform though is stellar, like linkedin in terms of business tools meets Salesforce. Has features like private shares for specific groups of followers. You Doctor for example is not shared with your boss and neither was last night's trip to the club. It will soon have a marketplace and more and launches early next year.
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EmakAmelia Premium
Cool, sounds promising. I'll check it out and will PM you if I need an invite. :)
Thanks again, Andy!
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littlemama Premium
What's Webtalk?
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littlemama Premium
You're welcome Ferra :)
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littlemama Premium
LOL that's so funny Neil! Sorry about your FB page too but what you said at the last sentence just made me laugh!

I avoid that term like the plague and always use affiliate website first before I say blog.

Yeah I don't like that aspect of FB organic, you're always reaching out and talking to people with so much small talk, i don't have that kind of time. Lol
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