An embarrassing question about Facebook Fan Page

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Hi Guys

Would a FB Fanpage that discusses a common health related challenge in men over 50 get many "Likes" or would they be too embarrassed in case any of their 'friends' see it?

I am just wondering whether it would even be worthwhile creating a fanpage.

What are your thoughts please?

Di
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  • Profile picture of the author Marcus Rockey
    It depends on the exact health problem. If its something like hemorrhoids I would not recommend it.

    Other less embarrassing problems may be ok.

    The question is, would you be embarrassed if it were you?
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    • Profile picture of the author DianaHeuser
      Originally Posted by marcus100 View Post

      The question is, would you be embarrassed if it were you?
      I can't answer that question because women don't get that problem, that's why I needed to ask the men.

      Thanks
      Di
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      • Profile picture of the author Thaddaeus T. Hogg
        Originally Posted by DianaHeuser View Post

        I can't answer that question because women don't get that problem, that's why I needed to ask the men.

        Thanks
        Di
        Whoooo weeee, I done see what you is talkin bout! It shore IS a embarassin problem but I am willin to discuss it right here.

        I am shore you are talkin bout "reptile dysfunction" and I know lots about that! It used to be a deep dark secret till that little Guyco fellar became a household name with folks seein his insurance ads on the tellie. NOW it is somethin you can talk freely about so don't you be frettin about gettin likes on a reptile dysfunction page. I'm shore lots a people would like it!
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        • Profile picture of the author Joe J
          Originally Posted by Thaddaeus T. Hogg View Post

          Whoooo weeee, I done see what you is talkin bout! It shore IS a embarassin problem but I am willin to discuss it right here.

          I am shore you are talkin bout "reptile dysfunction" and I know lots about that! It used to be a deep dark secret till that little Guyco fellar became a household name with folks seein his insurance ads on the tellie. NOW it is somethin you can talk freely about so don't you be frettin about gettin likes on a reptile dysfunction page. I'm shore lots a people would like it!

          I never heard it mentioned like that before.

          Now that's FUNNY !
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  • Profile picture of the author Bettersignupnow
    Hi Diana,
    Personal problems might be too embarrassing to actually 'Like' the page for some people. This limits the effectiveness of any viral growth. However, that doesn't mean that people won't come to your page and see what your information is about. Probably the best way to promote this type of page would be the Facebook Ads system. Another way might be this guy who has a coupon system tiny.cc/FreeCoupons . On either one, people will come to visit and may or may not 'Like'.
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Lewis
    Yeah It would get "likes" if you promote the page as a Mens health page instead of putting the issue up front..... talk about it after they like your page. Offer an incentive for them to Like the page. (Like a free video or tips on something) Content Gates in my opinion are the best way to get Likes on Facebook.
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  • Profile picture of the author E. Brian Rose
    "Click 'Like' if you Love Impotence" doesn't sound like a winner to me.
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    • Profile picture of the author JimDucharme
      Originally Posted by E. Brian Rose View Post

      "Click 'Like' if you Love Impotence" doesn't sound like a winner to me.
      Heh. Normally when someone asks about a FB page for marketing it's an easy answer, but I have to say, this is the first time I've really had to think about it.

      We guys have tender egos especially when we hit the mid-life crisis so, I would think this might be something which most would shy away from liking. Just my OP though.

      Regards,
      jim
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    • Profile picture of the author DianaHeuser
      You guys make me laugh. You are all off track here There are other problems guys experience that women do not, but WHY am I the one telling you that?

      Thanks Thad

      Originally Posted by Thaddaeus T. Hogg View Post

      Whoooo weeee, I done see what you is talkin bout! It shore IS a embarassin problem but I am willin to discuss it right here.
      Sorry Brian, but that really made me laugh

      Originally Posted by E. Brian Rose View Post

      "Click 'Like' if you Love Impotence" doesn't sound like a winner to me.
      Michael, that's really great advice and will probably work well for this particular issue. Thank you.

      Originally Posted by Michael Lewis View Post

      Yeah It would get "likes" if you promote the page as a Mens health page instead of putting the issue up front..... talk about it after they like your page. Offer an incentive for them to Like the page. (Like a free video or tips on something) Content Gates in my opinion are the best way to get Likes on Facebook.
      Di
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      • Profile picture of the author JimDucharme
        Originally Posted by DianaHeuser View Post

        You guys make me laugh. You are all off track here There are other problems guys experience that women do not, but WHY am I the one telling you that? Di
        You mean like always being wrong?

        Now you have me scratching my head even more and I don't have that much hair to spare - it's not baldness is it? No, can't be that...hmm OK you gotta PM me and tell me .

        Regards,
        jim
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        • Profile picture of the author DianaHeuser
          Originally Posted by JimDucharme View Post

          No, can't be that...hmm OK you gotta PM me and tell me .
          No :p

          While I am about it, will the fact that I am a woman make men uncomfortable with my site and/or FB page?
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          • Profile picture of the author E. Brian Rose
            Originally Posted by DianaHeuser View Post

            No :p

            While I am about it, will the fact that I am a woman make men uncomfortable with my site and/or FB page?
            If I were impotent, I would prefer getting help from a woman, but hey, that's just me. To each is own.
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          • Profile picture of the author JimDucharme
            Originally Posted by DianaHeuser View Post

            No :p

            While I am about it, will the fact that I am a woman make men uncomfortable with my site and/or FB page?
            I'm in my late 40s and I would not be intimidated just because you happen to be female. Heck, my dentist is female and it doesn't bother me a bit.

            Seriously, I've had female doctors and it's never been an issue for me. Can't speak for all guys my age though. Assuming the guy is happily married as I am, I guess it would be a question of peer pressure (I said "peer" not...well you know).

            Good advice from libidoguy who I believe is basically stating the old rule: How you say it is as important as what you say. He's right, you'll have to test a bit.

            Regards,
            jim
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            • Profile picture of the author Thaddaeus T. Hogg
              If I were impotent, I would prefer getting help from a woman, but hey, that's just me. To each is own.
              Nah, that there couldn't possibly be it cause men folks LIKE to feel important!
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              • Profile picture of the author Thaddaeus T. Hogg
                will the fact that I am a woman make men uncomfortable with my site
                Nah, men folks don't care about your site. Mine is 20/20 and I could shoot the wings off a Tetse Fly at 600 yards with my Sharps rifle!
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                • Profile picture of the author DigitalMax
                  Since the most obvious "health related challenge" that men have but women do not, are eliminated I would think that men may not 'like' your page only because men don't like to admit they have challenges. (Sorry guys) But, women who have to put up with these 'challenges' may like your page and perhaps even be the purchasers of your product. Maybe gearing your page more to the women who love these men and not to the men themselves. But, not knowing what the 'challenge' is I am only taking a wild stab... make sense? lol
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      • Profile picture of the author absolutelee
        Originally Posted by DianaHeuser View Post

        You guys make me laugh. You are all off track here There are other problems guys experience that women do not, but WHY am I the one telling you that?
        You're making me feel like I'm about 8 years old. I have no clue as to what you're talking about. For real.
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      • Profile picture of the author sandman123
        Originally Posted by DianaHeuser View Post

        You guys make me laugh. You are all off track here There are other problems guys experience that women do not, but WHY am I the one telling you that?
        We have problems !?
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        • Profile picture of the author E. Brian Rose
          Originally Posted by sandman123 View Post

          We have problems !?
          After about 25 revolutions of this loop, I realized that I was still watching it. I also realized that I want to go rent Fridays again.
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    • Profile picture of the author barbling
      Originally Posted by E. Brian Rose View Post

      "Click 'Like' if you Love Impotence" doesn't sound like a winner to me.
      "Click 'Like' if You Solved Impotence"

      Nope, still doesn't work well. Hmmm.....

      "Click 'Like' if You Want Some Lead Back In That Pencil!"

      Back to the, ahem, drawing board.....
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  • Men over 50 normally don't care what most other people think about them as they have grown too much and that they know what they are.

    I don't think it would be a problem for you to create a fan page on this. Good luck.
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  • Profile picture of the author thelibidoguy
    Diana, it is possible to get likes but it will have to be worded differently. Tactics is the key here and will take some trial and error with adjustment expected. PM me with the subject if you like. I'm sure i can be of help. And as stated before by one of the guys, there's an ego factor involved. I would definitely create a Fanpage on this if i were you.
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  • Profile picture of the author 3genter
    Not something I would "like" letting others see my issues isn't how I roll.
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  • Profile picture of the author thelibidoguy
    DigitalMax has a good point. But remember, by putting your page up and running you will be able to have a starting point. Most buyers and choices are made by women. This was a statistics done mostly about female baby-boomers. It was said in my company that about 70% make up the distributors members. Especially now that there's product for women in the same niche. Anyway, i strongly recommend getting that page up and see for yourself. I'm working on mine.
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  • Profile picture of the author DianaHeuser
    Thank you Jim. DigitMax and TheLibidoguy,

    That's good advice.

    Thad! Thanks for making me laugh again Missed ya!

    Di
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  • Profile picture of the author David Keith
    I think you need to take it one of two ways. either as a professional mens health related issue, or if this is more of just a niche site(plan) for you then you might take a humorous angle.

    People are not likely to share embarrassing info about themselves, but they do often share a funny video or cartoon about an embarrassing problem.

    social/viral marketing relies heavily on controversy, extreme, or funny. There are others of course, but those are some big ones.

    This is an issue that you might take in a humorous direction, although I am not sure how many men over 50 are really super connected on FB. I know there are a lot of them out there, but how many actually use it to connect with their piers?

    just a few of my thoughts.
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  • Profile picture of the author krestup
    I think if these men find your page interesting to them, they will always like it. I believe that what the like on facebook is about
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  • Profile picture of the author travlinguy
    Most men aren't going to "like" anything that might draw negative attention to them. Now what they feel is negative is very subjective. For example guns, knives and violence is very cool to some people and not so cool to others. I guess it always comes back to knowing your target audience, huh? :rolleyes:

    Among many other things, FB is a mating ground of sorts and men aren't gonna be willing to shine the light on any kind of negative health situation where a potential girl (or boy as the case might be) suitor is able to see it. And if this male problem casts them in any kind of embarassing light, fuggitaboudit!
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    If you're delivering life-saving information via Facebook... i think you would want to promote this everywhere online. So in my opinion, yeah... i think it will be worth your while to get alot of Facebook fanpage likes and draw more people to your cause/live-saving product.
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  • Profile picture of the author bassem
    hi Diana i think the first thing you need to do is checking facebook demographics and the popularity of old men using the website and check on the net the pourcentage of people having this health issue , if it worth your efforts juste go for it because as much the problem you will talk about is embarrassing as much it will attract groups of people whom are interested on it, and they will start talking to eachother and the most important listening to you as a mentor . all they need is someone to start .

    so in my opinion go and check the popularity, if it's good then whithout thinking go for it and i am sure you will find your audiance .

    good luck

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  • Profile picture of the author Vikram73
    I think you'll get likes but once they're friends tip them off with "Dude you have ED?" you'd get a rash of unlinked.
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  • Profile picture of the author JustVisiting
    So it has gotta be prostate problems?
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    • Profile picture of the author Thaddaeus T. Hogg
      Originally Posted by JustVisiting View Post

      So it has gotta be prostate problems?
      I ain't so shore that is the problem Paul cause even women can have problems layin down. It sounds like this here problem could be a problem whether folks was standin up straight or layin down prostrate.

      Here is what I thank... Diana mentioned this here
      they be too embarrassed in case any of their 'friends' see it?
      so I am thankin that she is probably talkin about short winkerdoodles. Women folks ain't gots one a those so I am fairly shore that is what she is meanin!

      An in answer to the question, I shore WOULD NOT want to be a fan of her page and be fessin up to the fact that ole Thad was a few tines short of a full pitchfork... not that I am, mind you... I was just sayin!
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    • Profile picture of the author DianaHeuser
      Originally Posted by JustVisiting View Post

      So it has gotta be prostate problems?


      ROTF @Thad. With that sense of humour I really think I need you to do a guest blog post for me Thad. You have such a way with words (short winkerdoodle indeed). If that were the topic of my blog, 'Stumpwoody' would actually be quite appropriate

      Thanks for the suggestions guys. I am out of "Thanks" again.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rich Struck
    If there is one thing I've learned in my years of working online it is that there is no shortage of people who aren't afraid or embarrassed to tell the world about their ailments, no matter how disgusting they might be. I would be more worried that FB might see the page as spam and delete it.
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  • Profile picture of the author blillard
    I remember doing the Justin Bieber thing a while back and I forgot that I had liked it. My cousin who is like 10 was like big cousin Bryan, can you tell me why you like Justin Bieber on Fb?
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  • Profile picture of the author OO
    Really depends on what it is and how it is marketed. Good or bad taste, etc....I think if it is what i'm thinking, may not have men rushing out all at once to like.
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  • Profile picture of the author talks 44
    Good one, facebook is full of stalkers even i have to think about my friends before i would add some like or anything on facebook.
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  • Profile picture of the author Eduard Stinga
    Well you still want some control over the stuff you "share" on Facebook with people you know, but then again, if it's not a big effort or investments that needs to be put into the fan page, why not just launch it and see how it goes?
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