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    Default people that promote through facebook ads please check in

    When I create a facebook ad campaign, I set website clicks as my target

    all I want is for people to visit my website

    but these guys at facebook just stick a like button under the ad, and charge you every time some one likes, which inflates advertising costs

    in the beginning I thought well, if they are liking the ad that means the like my product and will likely visit my website at some point. wrong, it seems that people on facebook have this habit of just liking everything they see, which brings me costs and people that are really not interested in what I have to offer

    and most of these people like so many pages that they choose not to receive posts or else they'd be drowning in crap posts every day. the result is when I make a post on my facebook page promoting whatever is going on at my website, the reach is around 30-40% only of my facebook followers

    is there a way to either remove the like button from my ads, or alternatively, force my facebook followers to view my posts?


    P.s. - no it wouldnt be worth it to choose a pay per impression model, I tried it and the average cost per click ends up being double

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    Not that I know of, and do be honest I have never met one affiliate that manages to make good money from those campaigns. Could be that it works in some countries I guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3jokers View Post
    Not that I know of, and do be honest I have never met one affiliate that manages to make good money from those campaigns. Could be that it works in some countries I guess.
    i've only been doing it for a month but I have had positive results

    would be nice though if i didnt have to pay for useless likes


    I dont understand why it wouldnt work, it makes people aware of your website, it increases traffic and by association, it increases signups

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    Paying for the likes will work long term. You will find when your page is hot it will fly.
    Interaction is huge, when people talk on your page it will build up fast.

    Advertising on Facebook has changed hugely in the last month though, so be careful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gillies8888 View Post
    Paying for the likes will work long term. You will find when your page is hot it will fly.
    Interaction is huge, when people talk on your page it will build up fast.

    Advertising on Facebook has changed hugely in the last month though, so be careful.
    Facebook's pay to play model is killing small brands and businesses. You pay for "likes" but only a very small percentage of your fans will get to see your posts (due to reduced organic reach). In order for your posts to be visible to more fans, you will have to pay again to boost your posts!

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    Quote Originally Posted by calvinayre.com View Post
    Facebook's pay to play model is killing small brands and businesses. You pay for "likes" but only a very small percentage of your fans will get to see your posts (due to reduced organic reach). In order for your posts to be visible to more fans, you will have to pay again to boost your posts!
    I disagree with this. Your Organic reach can be as high as before, if not higher!

    It is all about what you post, and how people interact. I do not pay to boost my posts and get 50% 60% reach on a 90k Gambling page.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gillies8888 View Post
    I disagree with this. Your Organic reach can be as high as before, if not higher!

    It is all about what you post, and how people interact. I do not pay to boost my posts and get 50% 60% reach on a 90k Gambling page.
    I completely agree that interaction is key, but it was definitely announced earlier this year that organic reach will be limited to leverage further ad revenue. I'm questioning whether the whole thing is worth it. Granted, with a bit of momentum, you can generate some serious results. But there will be few rewards in the meantime!

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    I'm thinking of having to pay to advertise to get some momentum on my page. I can't see too many other ways around it unless I post pictures of cats.

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    Interaction is still definitely key but there is no doubt facebooks changes to the news feed algorithm has hurt most pages. I spent 8 months building up 20k likes on a slot player community page and I am now only reaching about 1/3 to 1/4 of what I was even with the larger numbers. I'm still getting plenty of interaction and shares so I still can reach allot of people but I look at my old post stats and it's easy to see it's getting harder to reach your audience! If I knew they were going to make these changes I would have tried to monetize allot earlier.

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    Expect visibility and 'likes' but almost 0 ROI, that's my experience with Facebook campaigns.

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