Check out today’s article, Mark Cuban: Facebook Is Driving Away Brands – Starting With Mine
I love it! I completely agree with the article.
I have tried having a Company Page – Midwest Labs with limited success.
Here is my story on Facebook
- Added a store – Total Sales 3 – Total $200.00 (Very Little Traffic)
- 813 Likes in 4 years
- Advertising – For me it worked out to $3.00 per like. (Not a good investment)
- Limited engagement
- More of a broadcasting platform then engaging
Some alternatives to Facebook
Limited audience – Yes there are millions of people, but getting your message on their radar only works by buying ads. Better alternative GOOGLE w/content from blog or website
Like Model – You are tied to only people who Like you – Better alternative Linkedin, Twitter, GooglePlus – can reach more people
Audience – Facebook is for friends; Better alternative for companies is Linkedin
Putting all my eggs in one basket – If Facebook went away tomorrow, I would not have much invested. Better alternative Blog Site /Website
Family First, Business has limited place – I like to separate my personal life from business life, because my family uses it to communicate – Better alternative Twitter
Facebook Mobile is cumbersome – It is not the same experience and Facebook has been late in the game in adapting. Better alternative Twitter, Linkedin and GooglePlus
As the article indicated and I agree. I am not going to completely leave Facebook, but I am only going to spend a very limited time on it. It has limited value for me and I will use it as a broadcasting site to help keep in contact with those people who follow us on Facebook. 814 people is a very limited readership.