So Facebook has more page views than Google ... But this is why Google are miles ahead

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I was never impressed when Facebook were said to have more traffic than Google. And this is why Facebook are NOT the leaders ...

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  • Profile picture of the author DogScout
    That information was a glitch...?

    Google shows #1 in traffic and double the page views per user.

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    • Profile picture of the author JamesJeffery
      Originally Posted by DogScout View Post

      That information was a glitch...?

      Google shows #1 in traffic and double the page views per user.

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      What information was a glitch? There was a report online and every marketer went mad and jumped on the Facebook hype. I made a post about it when it happened.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dave Rodman
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    I don't know...I think Google has more value because, as an advertiser, they bring better traffic. As a consumer, they provide better tools to do what I need.

    Facebook is cool, but I'm not going to facebook to do anything commercial. It's just to screw around.
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    • Profile picture of the author Silviu
      Originally Posted by Dave Rodman View Post

      Facebook is cool, but I'm not going to facebook to do anything commercial. It's just to screw around.
      That is correct, facebook has zero commercial potential. That is certainly why there are no people making 6 figure incomes purely through traffic from cpc and cpm ads on facebook. /sarcasm
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      • Profile picture of the author DogScout
        Originally Posted by Silviu View Post

        That is correct, facebook has zero commercial potential. That is certainly why there are no people making 6 figure incomes purely through traffic from cpc and cpm ads on facebook. /sarcasm
        I have 4 Facebook friends that I KNOW ARE making 6+ figures from Facebook activities alone. (3 belong to this forum). There are doubtless more.

        (Sorry, must be feeling contrary today?)
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        • Profile picture of the author tpw
          Originally Posted by DogScout View Post

          I have 4 Facebook friends that I KNOW ARE making 6+ figures from Facebook activities alone. (3 belong to this forum). There are doubtless more.

          (Sorry, must be feeling contrary today?)

          I know at least one WF member doing 6+ figures a month on Facebook.

          So I guess we are both contrary... At least we are in good company... LOL
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          • Profile picture of the author Matt.Lake
            Originally Posted by tpw View Post

            I know at least one WF member doing 6+ figures a month on Facebook.

            So I guess we are both contrary... At least we are in good company... LOL
            LOL... you guys... he was being sarcastic anyway.
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      • Profile picture of the author Dave Rodman
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        Originally Posted by Silviu View Post

        That is correct, facebook has zero commercial potential. That is certainly why there are no people making 6 figure incomes purely through traffic from cpc and cpm ads on facebook. /sarcasm
        I was speaking from my own experience, that is, the value they bring to me as an advertiser/user. And I was comparing them TO ONE ANOTHER. Not in isolation.

        It is kinda funny to me when people have replies like yours. Because they usually don't have any relevance to the original post. It's like if someone says "Studies show email use is down 50%", there will always be someone saying "Well, I'm making more money than ever using email". Yeah, that's not really the point. It's that usage is going down and what to do about it.
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    • Profile picture of the author Capitalist_Pig
      Originally Posted by Dave Rodman View Post

      I don't know...I think Google has more value because, as an advertiser, they bring better traffic. As a consumer, they provide better tools to do what I need.

      Facebook is cool, but I'm not going to facebook to do anything commercial. It's just to screw around.
      Negative, Ghost Rider.

      Google brings ready buyers, but not necessarily "better" traffic. If you're looking to convert directly to a sale of a known product, Google is much easier - you target buying keywords, and the traffic you get is actively looking to purchase. All you have to do is give the pitch.

      Facebook is a different beast, in that it allows you to target on a demographic basis. If you're selling a product that people don't know they need yet, then Facebook is way better than Google. You'll convert at a lower rate, but you'll get traffic that you could never have reached through Google.
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