Why Aren't More Warriors Hooking Up Their Profile to Their Facebook Account?

by robs132 48 replies
Hey Warriors,

Facebook is huge!

Warrior forum is huge for networking and interacting with fellow IMers!

But I notice so few warriors have taken the time to connect their facebook account with their warrior forum profile.

Don't get me wrong, I'm no angel in this department , just recently hooked mine up, but it is something more of us should be doing, it's a great opportunity!

So come make friends with me on Facebook and hook up your accounts with your profile, extend your network!

Networks are so important and powerful in IM.

Rob

PS. To do this go:

1) User CP

2) About Me

3) Select facebook

4) When entering your facebook url only enter what is after the .com/

For example:

My facebook profile url is:

Rob Stafford | Facebook

but you just enter rob.stafford13

as your facebook contact info)
#main internet marketing discussion forum #account #facebook #hooking #profile #warriors
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  • Profile picture of the author Nickolie0990
    The reason why I haven't hooked my facebook or twitter account is becuase I don't have one, nor do I want one. Please don't tell me the benefits of having one either, been there done that, results sucked. PERIOD.

    Mark
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    • Profile picture of the author celente
      Originally Posted by Nickolie0990 View Post

      The reason why I haven't hooked my facebook or twitter account is becuase I don't have one, nor do I want one. Please don't tell me the benefits of having one either, been there done that, results sucked. PERIOD.

      Mark
      Yeah I cant see a reason to do it unless you are like charlie sheen.

      But then again, if you were charlie sheen you really wouldnt know if you awake or asleep or WINNING!! LOL

      I am actually thinking bout ditching twitter and facebook have heard a few big name marketers are doing the same. I can see why myself, but i guess it is up to the individual. Social marketing is still pretty big.
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      • Profile picture of the author rambrose
        My Facebook is for personal activities. Also, I have co-workers as friends on Facebook and I don't want to anyone at my job to know about my IM activities for the time being.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jackie Walters
    You know that is a big help! You are going to have more and more people who don't have a clue! This economy has everyone trying to hang on to their last little bit of hope that they have. I am not trying for a sympathy party @ all here, But I am a stay at homemother with 4 children and all my x wanted to do was party it up! I TOOK CARE OF EVERYTHING! Now, as struggling w/children, child support & having a family that needs my help (keeping up w/the internet was not an option for me). I am trying here whole-heartedly for 2 mo's now with the Plug In Profit Site - and I am not complaining it is my lack of knowledge and time to put forth in it. I WILL NOT QUIT - it is not in me, but if people could be more specific and helpful towards people like me it would be nice & when I understand more I am willing to do the same... I know what it feels like to be captive for years of your life. : ) not complaining here I would not have wanted to miss what he did... and nothing can replace memories with your children!
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    • Profile picture of the author Tina Golden
      I haven't because the Facebook account I have is my personal account and I tend to keep business and personal separate. Plus, I don't even like Facebook and rarely use it. I am planning on building a page for my business, though, and once I do, then I'll attach it here.
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  • Profile picture of the author robs132
    Yeah I have a personal account and a business account too, but even with my tiny business fb account I can see a little traffic coming through, which is targeted, free, and viral... pretty powerful stuff.

    Rob
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  • Profile picture of the author VegasGreg
    I keep my FB profile for my personal friends ( a few business associates) and personal use, not for business.
    (Fan Pages are different)

    I get enough spam now without adding a thousand marketers into the mix.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tsnyder
    I love Facebook. I've re-connected with a bunch of my old
    high school friends and we have a ball there pretty much every
    day.

    The last thing I'm going to do is pollute it with a bunch of
    marketing people.... LOL. When I need to know what you all
    have to say I know where to find you!

    Tsnyder

    P.S. There are MANY people on Facebook who think just
    like me so keep that in mind as you plot your next great
    Facebook marketing plan...
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    • Profile picture of the author Martin Luxton
      Originally Posted by Tsnyder View Post

      The last thing I'm going to do is pollute it with a bunch of
      marketing people....
      Tsnyder
      That.

      I had about a dozen marketers as 'friends' on Facebook and they took over my wall - sales pitches every few hours, large graphics that took up 25% of my screen, having to scroll way down to find posts from friends and family . . .

      When I defriended them, my account became an enjoyable place to visit.

      As for following marketers on Twitter . . .


      Martin
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      • Profile picture of the author Jill Carpenter
        Originally Posted by Kim Standerline View Post

        not everything in life has to be marketing orientated

        Kim
        No, just everything you do online.

        (j/k Kim)

        I don't feel any privacy really online, and as long as it is all just humans signing up, I don't really worry about who is there and how many want to be my friend, etc. Anything I really want hidden or private, I don't put online anywhere. And any real close friends have my phone number for private conversation (not that that is truly private either :rolleyes lol

        Most who find me on facebook get a big bite of gaming application crumbs left on my wall. Occassionally something I'm promoting might spew in there from a tweet or blog post. I'm actually in the process (well, it is on the to do list) of cleaning it up a bit and making some special pages for the marketing stuff. Someone can contact me there if I'm there, but that is usually as far as it goes and I like to take the real conversations to a completely different place - like skype.

        Just so you know, that small talk chit chat stuff annoys the hell out of me if I don't know you personally and you try to use it to talk to me. :p But perhaps FB etiquette is another thread all together.
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  • Profile picture of the author donhx
    Like others, my FB account is personal. I don't want to hook it up here. If I do a business FB page in the future, I'll definitely do it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Georgina Lany
    Dear All,

    I agree with Rob, you guys are missing out on many possible JVs, product launches and business opportunities here.

    I have a business account where I am actually more online nowadays than on the personal, and got in touch with super affiliates, internet marketers, can check what events are coming up, etc. It is really limitless, also generating around 40-50 opt ins autopilot from FB alone. without doing anything.

    and do not mention that you can actually make good income from FB too.

    Warm Regards,
    Georgina
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    • Profile picture of the author Kim Standerline
      No we're not, we choose to use FB for personal reasons, not everything in life has to be marketing orientated

      Kim

      Originally Posted by Georgina Lany View Post

      Dear All,

      I agree with Rob, you guys are missing out on many possible JVs, product launches and business opportunities here.

      I have a business account where I am actually more online nowadays than on the personal, and got in touch with super affiliates, internet marketers, can check what events are coming up, etc. It is really limitless, also generating around 40-50 opt ins autopilot from FB alone. without doing anything.

      and do not mention that you can actually make good income from FB too.

      Warm Regards,
      Georgina
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  • Profile picture of the author MichaelAppleton
    I have 2 FB accounts, 1 personal and 1 business. I can see myself shutting down my business account, why? I have over 3000 marketing 'friends', 98% of who I have never spoke to, if i tried to network with them all I would never have time to make money. Also the spam is unbearable, I am going to start from scratch again and add only marketers I know and will network with.
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    • Profile picture of the author BigNorm
      Originally Posted by MichaelAppleton View Post

      I have 2 FB accounts, 1 personal and 1 business. I can see myself shutting down my business account, why? I have over 3000 marketing 'friends', 98% of who I have never spoke to, if i tried to network with them all I would never have time to make money. Also the spam is unbearable, I am going to start from scratch again and add only marketers I know and will network with.
      Bingo! Right on the money there. I no longer use my business account because instead of having people who you can bounce ideas off or chat to about IM related topics, you get people trying to spam you with the latest JV launches.
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  • Profile picture of the author jazbo
    I use Fb for personal things. Twitter and FB are crap for mostly crap for marketing. Sorry but thats my experience.
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    • Profile picture of the author Hamida Harland
      I linked my Facebook account for a while, and I accepted anyone who friended me. Unfortunately I ended up with alot of random people who I'd never met, or even had any contact with here on the forum.

      I've since removed all those people as I decided it was better to keep my personal life, 'personal' (hope nobody takes offence!). IM & personal life just didn't work well together. Now I only have about 50 of my closest friends and family on my Facebook account, and I've decided to keep it that way.

      I actually set up a new Facebook account a few days ago though just for the purpose of friending IM acquaintances and contacts, joining IM groups etc. I think it will work better to keep work and personal separate.
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    • Profile picture of the author bretski
      I'm like most here in that I keep my personal stuff and IM stuff separate. I do have a few IM friends who I've friended on FB but honestly, I keep busy enough with other stuff. Maybe someday I'll try using FB to network or drive traffic but I don't see it in the near future for me.
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  • Profile picture of the author lesterlim85
    I have a Facebook Account for personal interaction with friends only, and am intending to set up a business account just to add fellow warriors or internet marketers for any discussions or potential business associations.

    The reason why I did not want to use my pretty big personal account (700++ friends) is because I wish to keep it personal among my personal friends and colleagues. Also, I do not wish to let my boss or fellow colleagues know of my IM endeavour due to company's policy.

    That being said, I am also aware that having a business account with all internet marketers might end up with me having to see my wall full of launches and affiliate promotions. Guess I will just see how it goes.

    Cheers,
    Lester
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  • Profile picture of the author EvcRo
    You dont want your personal facebook wall full of "hey your product is crap give me back my money"

    Thats the main reason but no one will admit it.
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  • Profile picture of the author pavionjsl
    Another time wasting effort. We can convince ourselves how important it is but it becomes another block of time with some goal in mind we think is productive.
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  • Profile picture of the author MandoThrasher
    I made the mistake of friending some of my offline clients on facebook. Now I have to be careful what I post, because I tend to cut up with my fb friends. It's hard to mix business and personal in the same account. By doining that, you can't really give either one 100%. My clients probably don't want to see random goofy photos of me, my kids, or my high school buddies - and my friends don't want to see my business-related posts. In fact, I get "threats" from my friends every time I try to impart some social media marketing wisdom through fb. You have to understand that both groups friend you for different reasons. You'll tend to favor one group and alienate (or bore to death) the other group. Just my two cents.
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    • Profile picture of the author sdentrepreneur
      I use my Facebook,(2nd profile - more business), Twitter and YouTube on my WF profile. I wish they would add a tab for LinkedIn. I have made some great connections off of this Forum by giving them access to my Social Media.
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      • Profile picture of the author Tsnyder
        Originally Posted by sdentrepreneur View Post

        I use my Facebook,(2nd profile - more business), Twitter and YouTube on my WF profile. I wish they would add a tab for LinkedIn. I have made some great connections off of this Forum by giving them access to my Social Media.
        I don't doubt you at all... but I do find it odd that those
        people didn't just connect with you here. Very strange...

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  • Profile picture of the author Karan Goel
    I have just added my Twitter account, and not the FB account. Why? Because my FB account is my personal account, and I do not like to "friend" strangers. Whereas, I use my Twitter account for networking with fellow mates.

    Karan
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  • Profile picture of the author cypherslock
    <RANT>Facebook is personal. And frankly I'm considering deactivating my account. I just don't see the point: games? whoop-di-frickin' GOLDEBERG. Friends? Really? If I haven't talked to you in 15 years since the end of High School, why would I want to now? And quite frankly, some use it just to feed their ego: LOOK HOW MANY "friends" I have!. Give me a break. How about getting off the damn computer and be with REAL friends, like those who email/phone back, and actually get together with you in that REALLY BIG room that has the sometimes blue, sometimes black ceiling. Get real.</RANT>
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  • Profile picture of the author Rob Howard
    Originally Posted by rubiksIM View Post


    COME ON GUYS !!!! get with 2011..... and build a solid business.
    Ok, I had to respond to this nonsense.

    Facebook can equal lots and lots and lots of money.

    So can selling cocaine, prostitutes. Or for the more serious types, Pay Per Click can make you a SH** ton of money.

    So can Google TV Ad's.

    So can SEO.

    So can Ebay.

    So can Youtube.

    So can PPV.

    So can Joint Ventures (which you can get here and other places, like face to face meetings and such, as well as facebook)

    So can opening a brick and mortar with a solid business plan and financial backing.


    Frank Kern dropped his facebook. He still is doing just fine. I know many other marketers who don't use facebook and they do just fine.

    Look, just because something is a "goldmine" doesn't mean you should tap it. It's all about business model and focus. My business model doesn't include facebook - and my business is JUST as serious and being built as well without it.

    Sheesh.

    Rob
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    • Profile picture of the author Alan Petersen
      Originally Posted by ccmusicman View Post

      Ok, I had to respond to this nonsense.

      Facebook can equal lots and lots and lots of money.

      So can selling cocaine, prostitutes. Or for the more serious types, Pay Per Click can make you a SH** ton of money.

      So can Google TV Ad's.

      So can SEO.

      So can Ebay.

      So can Youtube.

      So can PPV.

      So can Joint Ventures (which you can get here and other places, like face to face meetings and such, as well as facebook)

      So can opening a brick and mortar with a solid business plan and financial backing.


      Frank Kern dropped his facebook. He still is doing just fine. I know many other marketers who don't use facebook and they do just fine.

      Look, just because something is a "goldmine" doesn't mean you should tap it. It's all about business model and focus. My business model doesn't include facebook - and my business is JUST as serious and being built as well without it.

      Sheesh.

      Rob
      So true Rob. That's one of the reason's many fail at IM. They try to master everything out there under the sun. Just like the old adage:

      "Jack of all trades, master of none"
      Focus on what works then make solid business decisions on other tools. Just jumping on Facebook or anything else because it's hot is what's really crazy.

      I've working full time on IM since 2007. Facebook is way down on the list for me. I still have an old MySpace account somewhere too.
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  • Profile picture of the author stepman77
    Different people have different views about this, but what I think it that it could be good to attach only if you are a renown member here since it could help you a lot with marketing.

    Also, as everyone is having a Facebook account, people think it's fun to attach.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ninis
    Attaching Fb account is fun, I get new friends, helps me promote my FB Fan pages.
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  • Profile picture of the author trishworks4u
    lot of spot on answers here. I tried having a "business" FB and "personal" FB account and it didn't work. All of the old high school, college friends, ex-boyfriends and other people I had hoped to never hear from again found the business one.

    I only log onto Facebook to spy on my son. Can't stand it. People give waaay too much info about what they're doing and how they're feeling at any particular moment (with pics to prove it). If I use FB again, it will be through one of my outsourcers.
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  • Profile picture of the author Raydal
    I started out using my FB account for business purposes but then
    friends and family took over. It became very awkward about what
    to post.

    You have to think about two different markets.

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  • Profile picture of the author robs132
    I'm glad to see that this is such an active thread but there does seem to be some negativity toward facebook as a spam mechanism.

    Like anything if you provide quality and use it correctly it can be extremely powerful.

    Rob
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  • Profile picture of the author cypherslock
    There is that possibility, but I think for most of us the key is that we want to keep business and personal separate. And FB is a HUGE time waster (just ask my wife).
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  • Profile picture of the author lesterlim85
    Apparently there are 2 different school of thoughts here which I can totally understand and respect. I agree with Rob (ccmusicman- he is my idol.. Lol) that there are several business model and platforms which that one can embark on, to earn lots of money, and Facebook is one of them.

    Different people have different experiences, and i am glad to have this forum and thread to "listen" to the sharing of fellow warriors about their personal experiences with Facebook Marketing. Keep it going!

    By the way, thanks Robs132 for starting this thread.

    Cheers,
    Lester
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  • Profile picture of the author Alan Petersen
    I just un-connected my Facebook account from my WF profile. I don't want to mix my personal account with business. Once I setup a FB page for my IM stuff I'll connect it to that. Until then disconnected.
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    • Profile picture of the author James Clark
      Well, my Facebook account is for family and friends. I have some internet marketers on there also, but they are friends. But I learned a long time ago that if you want to be successful in this business, find one thing and try to get good at doing that.

      I happen to be working on one thing at the moment and going to pay attention to that. Facebook and Twitter is a different concept and I think you should focus on that solely if you expect to get good at marketing to them.

      Example: If you are getting 10 15 opt-ins daily from your PPC set-up then you can look at other ways to generate leads.

      The mistake I see marketers make is to work on too many thing at one time. If your are looking for success then consistency is the answer, and that means different things to people.

      To me, consistency means on a regular basis. (every other day). I would like to do it everyday but other things come up sometime.
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  • Profile picture of the author robs132
    I think that is the key here.

    One FB account for personal.

    One for business (but quality, not spam!)

    Rob
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    • Profile picture of the author dbarnum
      Just connected with you, on FB and Twitter

      Originally, we entered long IDs with numbers in them for Facebook (many of us did here). Once we converted those to vanity names, it's often easy to forget to revise them here (OK, did that )

      Plus some people have too many friends and can't add more, and others are in limbo for adding too many too fast (might need to wait 48 hours). Happened to me before, too

      OK, hand in the air! Happy to hook up with y'all who'd like to, personal or biz or both
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  • Profile picture of the author Trieu
    Does the facebook link on wf still work anymore? on the wf profile they ask for an id number which I dont know what it is. Also, when I click on other profiles its usually 'page not found'
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  • Profile picture of the author ZassarDotCom
    maybe some warriors just wanna be underground.. :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author mikeroosa
    My main reason for not doing it is that I'm afraid I would spend too much on Facebook. I know I'm going to have to do it one day, but I'm hoping to outsource it so I can stay off there.
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