Connect with us

The Things We Do For (Facebook) “Likes”

Published

on

The Things We Do For (Facebook) “Likes”

How far have you gone to get people to “like” your business page on Facebook?

Have you begged? Told sad stories? Plastered “like” buttons all over every corporate communication? Concocted bogus contests? Sent repeated mass emails to your entire Facebook address book?

If you have done these things, do not think you have won new fans. All you have done is irritated people. You may have worn them into submission. But you did not win any increased loyalty to your business.

Go here to see the error of your ways (Warning: some rough language here.). It might sting. In fact, it should sting. Memory of the sting could help you avoid future embarrassments. 

Upshot: It’s almost as hard to earn people’s “like” as it is to earn their love. There are no shortcuts. Or, as The Oatmeal puts it: “Create things that are hilarious, sad, beautiful, interesting, inspiring or simply awesome.”

Advertisement

Do that, and again quoting Oatmeal, “I would click the like button so hard Facebook’s servers would poop their pants”.

/* * * CONFIGURATION VARIABLES: EDIT BEFORE PASTING INTO YOUR WEBPAGE * * */
var disqus_shortname = ‘instoremag’; // required: replace example with your forum shortname

/* * * DON’T EDIT BELOW THIS LINE * * */
(function() {
var dsq = document.createElement(‘script’); dsq.type = ‘text/javascript’; dsq.async = true;
dsq.src = ‘http://’ + disqus_shortname + ‘.disqus.com/embed.js’;
(document.getElementsByTagName(‘head’)[0] || document.getElementsByTagName(‘body’)[0]).appendChild(dsq);
})();

Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus.
blog comments powered by Disqus

Advertisement

SPONSORED VIDEO

Wilkerson Testimonials | Zadok Master Jewelers

Stick to the Program — And Watch Your Sales Grow

When Zadok Master Jewelers in Houston, Texas, decided to move to a new location (they’d been in the same one for the 45 years they’d been in business), they called Wilkerson to run a moving sale. The results, says seventh-generation jeweler Jonathan Zadok, were “off the charts” in terms of traffic and sales. Why? They took Wilkerson’s advice and stuck to the company’s marketing program, which included sign twirlers — something Jonathan Zadok had never used before. He says a number of very wealthy customers came in because of them. “They said, ‘I loved your sign twirlers and here’s my credit card for $20,000.’ There’s no way we could have done that on our own,” says Zadok. “Without Wilkerson, the sale never, ever would have come close to what it did.”

Promoted Headlines

Most Popular

David Squires

The Things We Do For (Facebook) “Likes”

Published

on

The Things We Do For (Facebook) “Likes”

How far have you gone to get people to “like” your business page on Facebook?

Have you begged? Told sad stories? Plastered “like” buttons all over every corporate communication? Concocted bogus contests? Sent repeated mass emails to your entire Facebook address book?

If you have done these things, do not think you have won new fans. All you have done is irritated people. You may have worn them into submission. But you did not win any increased loyalty to your business.

Go here to see the error of your ways (Warning: some rough language here.). It might sting. In fact, it should sting. Memory of the sting could help you avoid future embarrassments. 

Advertisement

Upshot: It’s almost as hard to earn people’s “like” as it is to earn their love. There are no shortcuts. Or, as The Oatmeal puts it: “Create things that are hilarious, sad, beautiful, interesting, inspiring or simply awesome.”

Do that, and again quoting Oatmeal, “I would click the like button so hard Facebook’s servers would poop their pants”.

/* * * CONFIGURATION VARIABLES: EDIT BEFORE PASTING INTO YOUR WEBPAGE * * */
var disqus_shortname = ‘instoremag’; // required: replace example with your forum shortname

/* * * DON’T EDIT BELOW THIS LINE * * */
(function() {
var dsq = document.createElement(‘script’); dsq.type = ‘text/javascript’; dsq.async = true;
dsq.src = ‘http://’ + disqus_shortname + ‘.disqus.com/embed.js’;
(document.getElementsByTagName(‘head’)[0] || document.getElementsByTagName(‘body’)[0]).appendChild(dsq);
})();

Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus.
blog comments powered by Disqus

Advertisement

Advertisement

SPONSORED VIDEO

Wilkerson Testimonials | Zadok Master Jewelers

Stick to the Program — And Watch Your Sales Grow

When Zadok Master Jewelers in Houston, Texas, decided to move to a new location (they’d been in the same one for the 45 years they’d been in business), they called Wilkerson to run a moving sale. The results, says seventh-generation jeweler Jonathan Zadok, were “off the charts” in terms of traffic and sales. Why? They took Wilkerson’s advice and stuck to the company’s marketing program, which included sign twirlers — something Jonathan Zadok had never used before. He says a number of very wealthy customers came in because of them. “They said, ‘I loved your sign twirlers and here’s my credit card for $20,000.’ There’s no way we could have done that on our own,” says Zadok. “Without Wilkerson, the sale never, ever would have come close to what it did.”

Promoted Headlines

Most Popular