Is Facebook about to kill us? What to do about it?

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Oh boy!

I could show you any number of 'influencers' who are 100% nearly on FB and that's it. They run their coupon groups or whatever alongside their coupon business page and that's where everything sits!


I'm sure these people exist but they are covered by my first point above - too small to get advertising revenue from FB themselves.

As you said, if your business relies on another company, you are always at their mercy.
 

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I'm sure these people exist but they are covered by my first point above - too small to get advertising revenue from FB themselves.

As you said, if your business relies on another company, you are always at their mercy.
yeah they earn their money via affiliate links

One person I know earns 20k+ a year from running their business nearly entirly on Facebook

Tis madness
 

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yeah they earn their money via affiliate links

One person I know earns 20k+ a year from running their business nearly entirly on Facebook

Tis madness
These are the same kind of people who are going to be killed off by YT when they tighten their reigns.

£20k is far too much if it is your only source of income to rely on FB. However, FB made it easy for people to create something from nothing so if you can make hay while the sun shines then more power to you.
 

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Facebook may indeed be about to kill us but I've just dropped £40 to boost a post over the next 20 days...

Will see what results it brings!
 

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Facebook may indeed be about to kill us but I've just dropped £40 to boost a post over the next 20 days...

Will see what results it brings!
The key with boosting (I think) is probably good affiliate links

I couldn’t use the free credit from Facebook for the recent ebay voucher but next time I may pay.

Same goes for Amazon ... as long as Facebook don’t ‘unknowlingly’ break the links.
 

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The key with boosting (I think) is probably good affiliate links

I couldn’t use the free credit from Facebook for the recent ebay voucher but next time I may pay.

Same goes for Amazon ... as long as Facebook don’t ‘unknowlingly’ break the links.
Yeah I've also dropped £50 on Twitter to promote a tweet

Just want to see what I can get out of it. If the return is more than I've invested then great! lol
 

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Yeah I've also dropped £50 on Twitter to promote a tweet

Just want to see what I can get out of it. If the return is more than I've invested then great! lol
I know a show promoter who promotes Facebook posts.

It certainly improves the engagement. But it’s hard to work out if it converts into additional ticket sales.
 

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I know a show promoter who promotes Facebook posts.

It certainly improves the engagement. But it’s hard to work out if it converts into additional ticket sales.
yeah will be interesting to see what happens

Twitter btw want you to dump a MINIMUM of £50 to promote your tweets so it's a very expensive way of advertising imo!
 

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yeah will be interesting to see what happens

Twitter btw want you to dump a MINIMUM of £50 to promote your tweets so it's a very expensive way of advertising imo!
Each tweet needs a minimum of £50? Wowzers!
 

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Well it looks like the changes are starting to come into place.

One girl I know who runs their ENTIRE business on Facebook told me this at the weekend

my posts were reaching up to 500,000 people and now they reach 50-100k
 

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It's just getting worse for Facebook this week!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-43514648

Entrepreneur Elon Musk has had the official Facebook pages for his Tesla and SpaceX companies deleted.
The #deletefacebook movement has grown after data firm Cambridge Analytica was accused of obtaining the personal information of about 50 million users.
 

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It's just getting worse for Facebook this week!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-43514648
I think that facebook will cope just fine. The grown-ups* realise how much of a data fuck-up they have been involved in but for probably 75% of people, they just don't care, and of the remaining 25% of people, less than 1% will do anything about it.

It has no real challengers at all. Thats part of the problem.

But all it would take is facebook to offer to host all the 'youtubers' who have recently been booted from the revenue program (and give them the revenue) and then facebook would have nothing to worry about regarding page views.

Remember it is just an advertising portal. I'll be willing to guess it still has billions of page views a day.

People still buy

The Sun
The Mirrror
The Daily Mail

'We' have short memories.

*Grown-ups being people who have reached an age/point in their lives when they realise the world is very different to how they imagined it when they weren't a grown-up
 

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