Is your special just Facebook Business Page SPAM?

by Adam Bean on November 29, 2011

I have been having a few issue’s lately with one of my Facebook Business Pages.

Now the problem is a very common one. So common in fact  that it is the number one MISTAKE I see most business owner’s starting out Facebook make.

So what is this horrible atrocity that I am ranting about today? It is…. Wait for it…..

People posting their special all over other people’s walls!

Now I am not quite sure whether it is stupidity, ignorance or a little of both that causes people to continually use this strategy but let me tell you this…..

It is really starting to Piss me off.

I mean what person in their right mind would think that just because they posted a piece of Spam on someone else’s wall it is going to encourage people to race across and like their page.

The general population on Facebook aren’t dumb!

They can spot a piece of spam from 100 pages away, and they aren’t going to go anywhere near that “Special” link!

There seems to be a bit of a misconception that if someone puts up a Facebook Business Page, and is generous enough to leave the setting so that anyone one can post on there (Yes you can set your page up so that people can’t just post what ever they like) that it is open slather and you can post whatever you feel upon it.

If another business actually let’s other Facebook user’s post on their wall, it is a privilege  not a God given right that they have afforded everyone!  Up until now I have taken the soft approach allowing for people’s ignorance , dropping subtle hints and posting video’s like the one below. Why your special isn’t special any more.

But it seems some people are just stupid, or couldn’t really care less about using the platform properly. No more! Those that have been testing my patience have one last chance to redeem themselves by reading this post, and realizing the error of their ways. If they don’t, then they are going to feel the wrath of Beanie.

Anyway enough ranting Beanie, how should we be interacting on Facebook?

If you have read any of my other blog post or watched one of my many You Tube video’s you will quickly figure out that I am not all that big on rules! So what I am going to give you today is a couple of “guidelines” that will ensure that be received as a genuine person  trying to help out (you must actually be genuine though or you will be quickly found out), not come across as  just another LOSER posting LOOK AT ME across every wall that will allow you to.

  1. Before posting ask yourself this…. Would I like someone to come to my business and spray paint that ugly piece of work you can see in the picture at the top right hand of this post right on the front door of my business premises? If the answer is NO (and it should be) don’t post! Your special may look great to you, but that is how it looks to the owner of the Facebook Business Page that you just posted your special on.
  2. Before posting see where you can add value by posting a well thought out comment. More people will actually come across to your page this way any way.
  3. Make actual contact with the owner of the page, and see if you can come to some mutually beneficial arrangement where you promote each other.
  4. Make your special’s educational, as the video below explains… Your special just isn’t special any-more!

That is it simple right? Now you are well on your way to building a loyal following on Facebook.

What do you think? Am I right, or am I right? Would love to hear your thoughts below.

Cheers Beanie

The “Social” Tradie

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

David Stevens November 30, 2011 at 2:42 am

Hi Beanie,
Always love your vids as they make sense. be good

Adam Bean November 30, 2011 at 8:10 am

Hey David, glad you enjoyed it. Looking forward to your next one.

Cheers Beanie

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