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    Best ways to promote thru Facebook?

    What are some of your best ideas for generating traffic via facebook and other social networking sites.

    please share

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    You can try having a custom application developed or for sites currently in production mode, start a fan club. These are from someone who do not spend much time on Facebook (a couple of hours a week). There may be better ways.

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    By not looking to promote?

    Chances are the people on facebook are your friends. They probably wouldn't like you spamming. Contribute, be sociable and for god sakes be yourself on facebook. If you get a bit of business through it, be greatful. However, don't go in looking for it!
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    Tell all your friends that you have a site. Post a link from your profile page to the new site. Make an app that markets your site

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    Thanks for all the advice and participation.

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    Go to Facebook's website and click on Advertising at the bottom of the page. They'll give you options!

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    make more friends would also help...

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    Add many Friends and join with different social groups

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    will joining the social groups really have an impact?

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    Social networking media are very helpful in terms of building online reputation. You can set up a profile that showcases your websites, what you are into, services and products you offer if any. Also, as you go about networking and building friends, you also expand your network and you can get into JV's, promote other people's products as an affiliate and even gain clients or buyers thru these sites.

    Sites like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIN and Myspace receive a good dose of traffic so focus on them.

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    You can also integrate your rss feeds and create your own group and develop apps to promote your product.

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    yeah i like this way batter idea to promote yours site through different communities and forums.

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    i think initially if you make a new group and start building fans it will helps
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    Quote Originally Posted by tordon View Post
    What are some of your best ideas for generating traffic via facebook and other social networking sites.

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    You can share your site's links via facebook. That way your network of friends will be aware of the latest updates of your sites. You can also make new apps and share it to them via facebook.

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    Thanks, appreciate all the tips! Just knew the social networking and needed a little extra help.

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    Start a fan page!

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    Build a decent appliaction and integrate it into ur website !

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    Hey thanks but could you explain a little more for everyone when you say build an application?

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    Check out the apps section on facebook and you will realise what i mean, see if u can think of something you could do with ur sites to build a fun app to attract attension to your site !

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    Does anyone know of a really good example of a company's Facebook page that seems to be very well done and has a lot of user-interaction? If so, can you post it please?

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    Facebook does indeed help traffic (not backlinks) if used regularly to establish your presence. There are many things you can do, but as a minimum recommend the following:

    1. First establish some friends. It is hard to start posting info about your site unless you have a network of friends.

    2. Update your status. You can put a link in your status and it is clickable in your profile. For example you can can say: XXXX is updating their site at http://www.xxxxx.com

    3. Post notes. You can provide links in your notes. To make it stand out I would include an image. Images in notes are not attachments, but actual images embedded in the note which makes it stand out. One thing interesting about notes is that you can make it available to EVERYONE so those outside your network can still see the note.

    4. Use the share button. You can download the button to your browser (at least to firefox) and use it when you are on a page you want to share with other facebook members.

    5. Use the search browser to find new friends, not the search function. Facebook does not have an obvious link where the search browser is located and most members do not use it. Here is where you will find it: -- after you log in, click your settings link in the upper right corner, next click your Networks tab, next you will see something like "There are xxxxx (this a number) people in the xxxxxxx network." Click the number link and you will be taken to the search browser so you can now be selective in your search criteria.

    All of the above needs to be done in moderation. If you post tons of notes with your link in it all day, friends are going be annoyed and drop you and facebook is going to become suspicious.

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    Hey steveeyes, your reply is very helpful. I checked your Filipina websites and they look pretty good.

    As someone said before, creating facebook app is a great way to generate traffic to your site. If you do dating, you basically just need to create a search form, and show search results (from your database). When profile is clicked, it will lead to your main website and ask to register. If you can use facebook api to pre-fill the signup form as much as you can, that'd be better. Another idea is speed date, that's fairly new and people like it a lot.

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    it is quite hard to promote ur site thru facebook, they are trying to get advertisers to use their ads i think which are quite expensive, but really i suppose it is a social networking site rather than a tool for us to promote our sites !

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    Quote Originally Posted by tordon View Post
    What are some of your best ideas for generating traffic via facebook and other social networking sites.

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    I do not actually think that facebook is a good way of promotion. Try digg or stumbleupon.

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    Anybody have any luck with paid ads on Facebook?


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