Blogging vs Facebook - Idea

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What if you would write your blog post only on a Facebook page and boost the page with likes and views.. Once you got a good following send people to your squeeze page.

Sounds easy, sure..

Would this be a waste of time?
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  • Profile picture of the author jipolis7
    This might be a strategy. However, keep in mind that everything you write on Facebook isn't yours - the page belongs to Facebook and anything could happen to your content from one day to another.
    On the other side, if you have your own domain, and post your content on your own blog, you are the soul owner. You can direct people to your blog using Facebook, and still keep the ownership of the content.
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    • Profile picture of the author jmferret
      Originally Posted by jipolis7 View Post

      This might be a strategy. However, keep in mind that everything you write on Facebook isn't yours - the page belongs to Facebook and anything could happen to your content from one day to another.
      On the other side, if you have your own domain, and post your content on your own blog, you are the soul owner. You can direct people to your blog using Facebook, and still keep the ownership of the content.
      Much agree. You never know how FB is going to change rules. Your blog is yours no matter what.
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  • Profile picture of the author writeaway
    I've seen it pulled off quite successfully before.

    It all boils down to building a SOLID BRAND

    It's not as easy as you think
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  • Profile picture of the author MrProfit
    Post in both your blog and your page.

    You can add link at the end of your page post "for more content like this, visit my blog" or "for more content, please share this post with friends" ...etc
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    • Profile picture of the author koz
      Originally Posted by MrProfit View Post

      Post in both your blog and your page.

      You can add link at the end of your page post "for more content like this, visit my blog" or "for more content, please share this post with friends" ...etc
      Like what MrProfit said, I recommend both. However, I would recommend posting a teaser to the blog post as gives much more options like that with what you can do. It opens up many more doors also.

      Exclusive content on FaceBook. Is there a benefit? Not really. Might work if you was driving from blog to facebook, but ultimately you want people coming to your blog, so putting the whole content there isn't going to benefit much.

      If thinking from an SEO standpoint, again, it doesn't make sense because Google doesn't go about showing results for facebook posts.

      In the end the best benefit is to Facebook tease to blog.

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  • Set up a blog and use content form your blog as posts for your Facebook page. That way you maintain ownership of your content, it's being widely distributed on Facebook, and you can still direct people to your squeeze page. That way nothing is wasted and you get more mileage from each blog post.
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  • Profile picture of the author danieldesai
    While your page may get more organic exposure on Facebook if you keep all the content there, this isn't as safe as putting that same content on your own web property.

    Facebook can change their Terms of Service at any time and you may find all your hard work gone overnight.

    However, both of the strategies mentioned still work so it's a matter of risk tolerance more than anything else.

    Regards,
    Daniel
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  • Profile picture of the author MMcNeal
    Its a good strategy but like others are saying Facebook can change its rules. If you do want to boost a blog post on your Facebook page, I would say that, there should be something you want your audience to click on in that blog post that will capture their email or even sell them something. I only boost a blog post to work as a ad.

    Hope this helps.
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  • Profile picture of the author reachintan
    It is not easy as it sounds.

    People only follow useful informational content shared on a regular basis.

    It will take time to build a steady fan following.

    However you can do follow these 20 steps http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/2...book-fan-page/ to make things easier.


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  • Profile picture of the author jamescanz
    Originally Posted by helloben View Post

    What if you would write your blog post only on a Facebook page and boost the page with likes and views..
    I'd rather see you publish it on a blog along with a picture that will get more shares.

    On your blog you can have multiple spots to get people on your squeeze page.

    Originally Posted by helloben View Post

    Once you got a good following send people to your squeeze page.
    Why wait until you have a 'good following'?

    Do it immediately.
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    I would just drive people to my site or blog, then prompt them to sign up. What's the ineffective of that? Why would you give them the run-around by going to Facebook first, then waiting for an audience, and THEN sending them to your squeeze page?
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  • Profile picture of the author Organic income
    yes it would work, create a facebook then a facebook page to hold on to those visitors; similar to list building.

    You wont be found if your just blogging without spending a little on ads, facebook usually gets checked everyday by millions, every single day.

    blogs are powerful and so are social platforms
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  • Profile picture of the author deejaaymark
    If you're going to pay FB to boost your blog post to capture likes and views, you might as well create a FB Ad (preferably with a short engaging video - your cost per view will be a lot cheaper vs clicks). This way not only will you get likes and views, you'll also capture leads if done correctly with retargeting.
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  • Profile picture of the author mushroomsoup31
    Using Facebook would definitely help you promote your blog faster, and can reach more audience. However, like what the others' said, this may compromise your content's safety.
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