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Facebook

Discussion in 'Business Fundamentals' started by exmark, Nov 24, 2009.

  1. exmark

    exmark Senior Member
    Messages: 340

    Any of you guys or gals have a facebook for you businesses? thanks
     
  2. JR Snow Removal

    JR Snow Removal Senior Member
    Messages: 390

    Yes I have one for my plow biz
     
  3. T-MAN

    T-MAN PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,363

    yep, my wife set it up last week.
     
  4. JR Snow Removal

    JR Snow Removal Senior Member
    Messages: 390

  5. Brian Young

    Brian Young PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,382

    Just my opinion but I think its unprofessional. I mean isnt FB a place to go and chat with friends? I have a FB page buts its for personal only.
     
  6. Bajak

    Bajak Senior Member
    Messages: 999

    I have one for my Band. I don't think I would get one for my regular business though.
     
  7. M&M

    M&M Senior Member
    Messages: 312

    I have been thinking of getting one for my business. From what I understand, it will tell google that this business is more"legit" (I use this term loosely) by having more activity on the internet. Another way to accomplish this is through a blog. It's all done for google which drives activity to your website.
     
  8. DJC

    DJC Senior Member
    Messages: 481

    I don't think I would get one for the business. I do have a personal account though...... LOL with about 35 girls and maybe 2 guys as friends. Talk about bring back old memories.
     
  9. redman6565

    redman6565 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,411

    i wouldn't get one for business, just doesn't seem right
     
  10. JR Snow Removal

    JR Snow Removal Senior Member
    Messages: 390

    There are a lot of businesses doing things like facebook and twitter (never used twitter) it's just publicity there's nothing wrong with that or unprofessional. I use it for word of mouth even if the person that sees your page doesn't need my service when some one talks about it they will hopefully think of me I'm a growing plow biz and trying to get my name out there any way I can.
     
  11. doo-man

    doo-man Senior Member
    Messages: 387

  12. doo-man

    doo-man Senior Member
    Messages: 387

    Sorry double post !!!!
     
    Last edited: Nov 25, 2009
  13. Schuley

    Schuley Senior Member
    Messages: 161

  14. purpleranger519

    purpleranger519 Senior Member
    from Kansas
    Messages: 536

    To chat with friends???? No. It's social networking, business networking and when people figure out how to use Facebook to their benefit they will be amazed at the results! You link your Twitter and facebook accounts and you have a networking super-highway.

    check out the link....see the numbers for yourself.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sIFYPQjYhv8
     
  15. Schuley

    Schuley Senior Member
    Messages: 161

    lol......um i think i posted that a couple hours ago....ha oh well.....
     
  16. WayneSnow

    WayneSnow Senior Member
    Messages: 130

    definitely wouldn't get a facebook for a local business. not professional and you wont pick up many customers with it
     
  17. M&M

    M&M Senior Member
    Messages: 312

    Wow, that's pretty narrow minded. Especially since nearly every major brand, news organization, retailer, restaurant, etc. has a facebook page. I guess they are not professional and do not pick up many customers with it. If it works for the national companies, why wouldn't it work for local businesses. Local businesses thrive on word of mouth referrals.
     
  18. WayneSnow

    WayneSnow Senior Member
    Messages: 130

    yeah corporate businesses, national retailers have them because the whole country knows about them. seriously, how many people do you think are going to see a facebook page for a local snow removal company. anyone who needs a driveway done goes to yahoo, google, or yellow pages
     
  19. merrimacmill

    merrimacmill PlowSite.com Addict
    from MA
    Messages: 1,822

    I have one. Doesn't seem to get any customers, just kind of did it as a branding thing. Its free, so why not?
     
  20. Schuley

    Schuley Senior Member
    Messages: 161

    I'm not sure you know how Facebook works.... If you just have it, then no, it probably wont do much for you, if your active on it, people see you all the time on the status updates section of the main page. All you do is add as many people as you can find that you know, post specials, or whats going on, or say something like "time to start thinking about plowing!! call me at 123-456-7890...." Then everyone you have on your list can see it, If you active, you show up all the time, and if people see you all the time...well your name will stick the next time they or someone they know mentions snow plowing.