I'll join your list but won't like you on Facebook... anyone else feel the same?

by Big Al
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My Facebook page is personal -- for mixing and contacting friends. Sharing some photo's and keeping up with my hobbies outside the tinternet.

Personally -- if you want me to like your page, site or product on Facebook to get access -- no way Jose...

You can have my email address and (if I really like you) then I'll give you the one I check daily

I'm not ashamed with my Internet Marketing business BUT it's personal (and a pain in the ass to explain to friends & family)!

How do you feel?
#facebook #feel #join #list
  • Profile picture of the author PhiladelphiaSeo
    Well if there is product or service your really like and you do not like a facebook page, your friends and contacts might lose out on your recommendation of the product.
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  • Profile picture of the author abeckman
    I feel about the same as you do. I only like facebook pages if it is something I really like, or if I get something out of it, such as a coupon. That may sound bad, but it's true. I have a separate facebook page for my business, that way it keeps my personal life and business life separated.
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    • Profile picture of the author wildblue
      I feel the same way. I am still learning all the advantages of Facebook marketing, but I don't like my personal page cluttered with business information. How can you avoid that?
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      • Profile picture of the author Istvan Horvath
        Originally Posted by wildblue View Post

        How can you avoid that?
        Maybe by reading the whole thread (not only the OP) before posting...?
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  • Profile picture of the author Big Al
    Fair point but pretty much all my friends (in the real world) have no idea of internet marketing.

    Would that change if I 'liked' the page... maybe.

    Or they might just call me a sucka
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  • Profile picture of the author Charlotte Jay
    Things change, what was unusual back in the day is the norm now. For example, my husband and I met on Match.com way back in 2002. Online dating was a huge taboo in my circle of friends and I got shizz for it, oh yes. But, more and more people were fascinated with it, the more I told them about it, and now...well, look how huge online dating is.

    I say tell 'em and like the page
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  • Profile picture of the author aneilfever
    If the product or service is really beautiful, I will like it on FB page. I also would share it with my friends around the web. Though I know it's a business page, why not take a look and have a little fun? Besides, you would be inspired and find a new niche to explore.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rocket Media
    I never mixed IM with facebook when I had one... but I deleted mine about 3 weeks ago.

    I switched over to google+ and twitter and I just follow internet marketers. I keep my personal life offline and my business life online.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jamie Drew
    I'm kinda in the same boat as abeckman, as in I have a separate FB account for my personal contacts from the one I use for IM based stuff.

    Here in Glasgow and probably the rest of the UK, there's a real 9-5 culture. The thought of making a living online is alien to most people. I've mentioned it to my cousin a couple of times. I'm just met with a "are you a weirdo" kinda look. He thinks I'm a bit daft because I have loads of folders on my desktop filled with ebooks etc.

    I guess it's sort of just my way of avoiding having to try and explain to people what I'm actually doing. Instead I just keep things separate and I'll never have to do it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Online Bliss
    Personally -- if you want me to like your page, site or product on Facebook to get access -- no way Jose...
    Just like having an alternate email address for freebies,
    I have an alternate facebook account linked to
    the alternate email address.
    May sound strange but it works for me.
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  • Profile picture of the author everydayreviews
    man, i completely understand. Im afraid to like my own fan page
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    • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
      Originally Posted by PhiladelphiaSeo View Post

      Well if there is product or service your really like and you do not like a facebook page, your friends and contacts might lose out on your recommendation of the product.
      True enough.

      On the other hand, 'liking' that page is also granting a license to post ads, and such on MY wall, and my only option is to go in and delete the ads.

      It's one thing to 'like' a company for a coupon or something, and get an occasional message with another coupon or sale announcement. It's something else entirely to find the whole wall littered with 'announcements' from the same marketer...

      'Webinar offer'

      'Did you see my webinar offer'

      'Why haven't you signed up for my webinar'

      'Webinar starts in one hour'

      'Webinar starts in 45 minutes'

      'Webinar starts in 30 minutes'

      25, 20, 15, 10, 9, 8, 7...

      'Webinar replay available'

      'Did you see the webinar replay'

      On and on and on...

      Who needs the aggravation?
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  • Profile picture of the author XYZcontent
    I feel exactly the same as you.
    I just don't feel comfortable when all my friends and family see the kind of things i "like" for my business.

    It would ofcourse be a totally diferent thing if it was a business facebook account with no relatives on it.
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    • Profile picture of the author Bentley74
      I agree with this!
      I actually have normal Facebook account (which I barely use) and a "brand" Facebook account (ie I signed up as my main niche nickname), which is linked up to my main fanpage. The two don't mix. When I get people looking me up and asking to be friends via my personal account (I am very open about my actual name, so this happens a fair bit), I simply refer them to the other Facebook account.
      None of this is in the IM realm, and so I don't "like" anything IM related either! LOL
      May set up a separate one for that areas as well!

      To each their own, I say! Whatever floats yer boat.
      :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author Istvan Horvath
    Another solution: you can create a FB page for your business and you can go around on FB and post and/or like as "the page" not yourself.
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  • Profile picture of the author Scott Ames
    I made the mistake of getting as many friends as possible when I first opened my FaceBook account. Now it's a mix of personal stuff and business and I find it very funky.

    I only post personal stuff, but a lot of my "friends" post webinars, offers, etc. Which I don't mind but I keep wondering what they are thinking when I post stupid things like pictures of my latest vacation or some amusing tidbit I found.

    Not sure what to do. I thought about unfriending everyone that is not personally known to me, but then I would miss some pretty dang useful and funny stuff that some marketers post.
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  • Profile picture of the author triojobss
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    Originally Posted by Big Al View Post

    My Facebook page is personal -- for mixing and contacting friends. Sharing some photo's and keeping up with my hobbies outside the tinternet.

    How do you feel?
    This is exactly the same as me!

    I will pretty easily give out my email address but have never once liked a facebook page which had anything to do with IM!

    I would like to, but as the OP said, its a pain to explain and most of them would be like "haha suckaa :p"
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  • Profile picture of the author Robert Michael
    To be honest, I feel pretty much the same as you do about the subject. If I REALLY like your product or service, I will consider liking it on Facebook. Not too many products/services make that cut either. lol
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  • Profile picture of the author Istvan Horvath
    Originally Posted by Big Al View Post

    I'm not ashamed with my Internet Marketing business
    Then you should have a FB page for your internet business. If you don't want you don't have to reveal ever that you are behind that page.

    And while being logged into FB and you visit your own page - there is an option on the right "Use Facebook as... 'your-page-name-here".
    Click on that and now you are Liking, Posting, connecting, befriending as "that page" not as your personal account.

    When done, just switch back to yourself.

    Nothing complicated.
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  • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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    Feel the same way as you. My Facebook profile is private for friends and family only and I don't want a bunch of marketing crap on it. We share family photos and events on it.
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