How do I go about promoting my Web Design business on Facebook without breaking any rules?

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Hi guys!

  • How do I go about promoting my Web Design business on Facebook without breaking any rules?
  • what should I post on other pages that doesn't get me banned?
  • What type of pages should I post on?
I appreciate any help and advice on this subject...
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  • Profile picture of the author jurojin
    I think you should make a fb page about your web design business (with portfolio pictures and other content added frequently) , and promote this page on other web design related pages and groups. This is allowed by fb as long as you don't exaggerate.
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    • Profile picture of the author Newrichgraphics
      Originally Posted by jurojin View Post

      I think you should make a fb page about your web design business (with portfolio pictures and other content added frequently) , and promote this page on other web design related pages and groups. This is allowed by fb as long as you don't exaggerate.
      Hi Juro,

      I really appreciate the tips. I've been tempted to comment on web design industry pages but I thought web designers were not my target market. Do you think web design clients would visit such pages?
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  • Profile picture of the author Boomachucka
    I'm with Juro, make a FB page about it with a bunch of relevant information and pretty pictures. Other than that you can try to have some of your links posted around to other groups (for example: graphic designers, small business owners, etc).

    Secondly, you can display some FB ads as well. Some people have tons of luck with them, I would be careful about how much you spend until you see a reasonable return.

    As long as you stay away from trademarked names and that sort of thing, you'll be fine. The only thing I know Facebook doesn't like is mad spamming and direct linking to affiliate offers. Since your business is not built on either of those, I'm sure you'll be fine.
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    • Profile picture of the author Newrichgraphics
      Thanks Booma,

      I already have my web design fan page ready. At this point I only need to know what to post on other pages. I'm having a hard time figuring this out. Thanks again


      Originally Posted by Boomachucka View Post

      I'm with Juro, make a FB page about it with a bunch of relevant information and pretty pictures. Other than that you can try to have some of your links posted around to other groups (for example: graphic designers, small business owners, etc).

      Secondly, you can display some FB ads as well. Some people have tons of luck with them, I would be careful about how much you spend until you see a reasonable return.

      As long as you stay away from trademarked names and that sort of thing, you'll be fine. The only thing I know Facebook doesn't like is mad spamming and direct linking to affiliate offers. Since your business is not built on either of those, I'm sure you'll be fine.
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  • Profile picture of the author JR Consulting
    Originally Posted by Newrichgraphics View Post

    Hi guys!

    • How do I go about promoting my Web Design business on Facebook without breaking any rules?
    • what should I post on other pages that doesn't get me banned?
    • What type of pages should I post on?
    I appreciate any help and advice on this subject...
    Definitely make your own Facebook page for your business, first and foremost.

    If you do post on other pages, as your Facebook page (make sure you've actually switched from your personal profile to your page before you post), don't post anything other than something that contributes to the post you are commenting on. Don't post anything about your business, anything sales-y, or anything remotely spammy.

    From what I've seen, posting on other pages isn't really worth the time that it takes. You might get a few click-throughs to your page, but you'd probably be better off using a different strategy to promote your page.
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    • Profile picture of the author Newrichgraphics
      Originally Posted by Jeffrey Reidy View Post

      but you'd probably be better off using a different strategy to promote your page.
      Hi Jeffrey,

      Do you know of any other strategy? Thanks for your help!
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      • Profile picture of the author JR Consulting
        Originally Posted by Newrichgraphics View Post

        Hi Jeffrey,

        Do you know of any other strategy? Thanks for your help!
        Viral contests work well, when done right. Using a tag-team approach with Twitter also works well. It's much easier to find your target audience on Twitter and then drive them to your Facebook page than it is to find your target audience on Facebook, unless you want to pay for Facebook ads, which is also a good way to get people to your page.
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  • Profile picture of the author Anthony W
    Yep contests are great...I would advise against joining those networks where you post your fan page to "network" with other fan page owners... they just turn your wall into a spam farm

    Ads would be the quickest option... I have a few cool 'secret' ways that I might write a blog post about... I'll post the URL when it's already
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  • Profile picture of the author coco28
    A web design business is easy to get decent PR backlinks to your main business site. There are tons of blogs with high page ranks devoted to web design/development tutorials, I'm sure you can find a few that match the type of web design you do. Just leave informative comments - as you are in the profession this shouldn't be hard for you.
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  • Profile picture of the author SocialMediaOwls
    We have a network of over 100,000 facebook friends in the gaming industry. The best way to "promote" your wares in facebook is joining groups, making a few posts, getting trusted and then you drop your goods.

    FB works just like forums. You join the forum (fb group) say a few things to gain some trust and then start selling.

    Do a search in FB for WEB DESIGN, join all the groups, LIKE all the personal pages (that have a good following) and then spend some time romancing your potential customers.
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    • Profile picture of the author JR Consulting
      Originally Posted by SocialMediaOwls View Post

      Do a search in FB for WEB DESIGN, join all the groups, LIKE all the personal pages (that have a good following) and then spend some time romancing your potential customers.
      Chances are good that most of the people in a FB group for Web Design are other web designers, and wouldn't be interested in his/her services. Also, if I was a web designer and someone liked my page and started "romancing" my fans, seeing them as potential customers, I would be pretty pissed and report them asap.
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  • Profile picture of the author SocialMediaOwls
    I'm just telling you what worked for us. There are plenty of groups out there where people are interested in finding web design people
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    • Profile picture of the author JR Consulting
      Originally Posted by SocialMediaOwls View Post

      I'm just telling you what worked for us. There are plenty of groups out there where people are interested in finding web design people
      I understand that it's worked for you in the gaming niche, but gamers are a different breed of audience than people looking for web design. I know, because I'm a recovering gamer and I've looked for web designers before.

      I'll buy you a beer if you can show me a Facebook group where people are interested in finding web design people. I could be wrong (it's happened about a million times before), but I don't think people join Facebook groups to find web designers. I would think that they'd look on Google, Craigslist or freelance sites. Like I said though, I could be wrong.
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