Facebook is bugged right now... perfect time to take advantage

Discussion in 'Facebook' started by fixer, May 29, 2019.

  1. fixer

    fixer I'm In My Prime

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    Something is bugged on facebook right now.. when you post text to your page then include a link... when someone shares it, facebook drops all the text and only shows the link. So this looks like the user is only sharing your link which will greatly increase your chance for someone to click it and visit your site.

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  2. fixer

    fixer I'm In My Prime

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    so which is it?....

    1. Did i not explain well?
    2. No one cares?
    3. Too busy posting on facebook to reply?
    4. Nobody can see the benefit?
    5. You just don’t like me any more?
    6. You never did like me?
    7. It’s a shady trick to do this?
    8. You can’t read american?
    9. You’re offended by the message?
    10. You’re astounded by my brilliance?
     
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  3. we_are_borg

    we_are_borg Administrator

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    Has if it would impact Facebook, if you’ll need to wait until such issue come up then you are doing something wrong.
     
  4. fixer

    fixer I'm In My Prime

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    Capitalizing on opportunities is not an act of desperation, it’s a reward for efforts

    Your comment is pessimistic

    My page performs very well

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    Because i'm not lazy, and i work on improving and promoting my site unlike many who just complain that their site is dying or have just abandoned it.

    Sorry for sharing this, i will not bother in the future
     
  5. we_are_borg

    we_are_borg Administrator

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    Well don’t be sorry for sharing this. But i rather plan for getting people in a normal way then to wait till one of the social media fails, if you have time to do so that is great for you.
     
  6. sbjsbj

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    Honestly, I think you are doing a great job promoting your site/forum on Facebook.

    I would be interested in to hear tips and tricks about promoting on Facebook. How to start, what to do, what not to do etc.
     
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  7. PoetJC

    PoetJC ⚧ Jacquii: Black Kween of TSSN ⚧

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    All?!... LMAO. Hilarious.
    Anyway - wow! Your page is doing great. Quite the bit of engagement even if people are laughing at your ridiculousness bahahaha.

    I'm quite impressed well.... Because it's been an impressive thing you've done to promote your site via FB. I'm planning on doing something quite similar, and like sbjsbj said - I'd be interested in any tips you might have to share as for inspiring members to join your page/group, as well as signing up and participating in the actual forum. And hmmm.... Are you speaking about a FB page or FB group? Or both?

    Anyway - wow. Impressive job.

    J.
     
  8. fixer

    fixer I'm In My Prime

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    Well i quit paying for ads, and started posting memes related to my subject matter and it snow balls from there, when you get 2k shares it moves the needle, my site is not one that just anyone is willing to “register” for .. it’s a touchy subject and my core demographic lives life “suspect” to everything... like trust no one.

    Some how funny memes break this divide and if they can relate to what we are posting they get intrigued as to what we are really about.

    I do a poor job at limiting guest viewing because i favor higher seo then i do general inactive memberships, it’s a trade off and i’m probably too far towards openness because i want the site to feel like a community of people helping people and not a secret society.

    So my advice is to use the logo.og stuff correctly and developer tools to define all your facebook supporting attributes so when you share you don't look stupid. stick to your niche and post memes and images relating to it .. on a daily basis. for some reason water marking is completely ineffective so don’t waste your time. heck i have posted memes from other facebook pages and got 1k shares and page traffic. It’s the wild west .. throw enough at the wall something will stick and if you go viral so will your site, oh yeah and “above the fold” does count , you got to get your message before the “see more” or no one will see it
     
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  9. fixer

    fixer I'm In My Prime

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    What is the “normal way” to get visitors and convert them to members then convert them to active members?

    Do you have a formula for that?

    Don’t think any of us do... you have to try everything a lot of popular forums were created from a mass exodus of another forum
     
  10. sbjsbj

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    So we should think about creating "meme content". Not sure if this is applicable to all niche. Yours seems to be very controversial topic/niche and you can create memes around that. I can see how and why this works for you. Not sure if this can be extended to our niches but that is exactly the problem we have to solve as forums. We have to provide something.

    Does memes also work for older demographics? How else do you create engagement? Any other tricks and tips?

    Also are using a facebook page, groups or a person?


    I think this is the right thing to do even though you lose registration.

    The developer tools stuff is for IPS forum owners right or what do you mean by it?

    Also watermarking like placing your domainname on the images really didn't get you any traffic?
     
  11. we_are_borg

    we_are_borg Administrator

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    So far as i know there is no magical formula, but that said i am not going to wait for social media to have bugs and exploit that. Social Media and bugs that would have impact are very rare. Like i said if you have time to just jump in and make use of it yes you can but making use of it can also backfire if not careful.

    I still need to setup Facebook on IPS really need to start writing an essay to get the app going.
     
  12. fixer

    fixer I'm In My Prime

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    I think all niches can Meme , Give me an example of a niche you feel cannot. memes can be serious too

    yes i have american history to fall back on on slow days and current political events that happen every day i have to jump on with something witty literally takes me 5 mins to find something to post and its fun watching it get reactions, comments and shares.. i spend more time in the front pulling my forum while the staff pushes from the back they spend more time on the site then i do, i am on cal 24/7 to them

    also my membership provides me a steady flow of images in our gallery

    https://www.mymilitia.com/gallery/category/5-my-militia-media/

    i can repost to facebook or rebrand the meme to make it better.

    Invision Community allows you to define all your meta data and images.

    facebook provides a tool to help you see how they see your site...

    https://developers.facebook.com/tools/debug/

    And btw for me to be able to post political posts i had to obtain certification from facebook (i have a thread here about when i got it) and if they ever take down something you posted because it is against “community standards” all you have to do is repost it and click boost and put $5 on it and they will approve it.. they have no integrity which is why i think facebook is in danger longterm

    i have 55 facebook groups and 1 page... all your efforts should be on your page the groups should only act as a funnel to your site and not a supplement. 51 of my groups are
    RECRUITMENT ONLY all other posts are deleted

    yes water marking with your logo or url i used to always do, and it has ZERO effect on anything
     
  13. fixer

    fixer I'm In My Prime

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    Posting to facebook is easier then brushing your teeth
     
  14. fixer

    fixer I'm In My Prime

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    just posted this, didn't even make it, will report back tomorrow on its performance
     
  15. fixer

    fixer I'm In My Prime

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    check this one out

    in just 10 hours...
    reach is 3,954
    reactions 162
    shares 68
    comments 47
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  16. fixer

    fixer I'm In My Prime

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    1 hour in..

    75 reactions
    4 comments
    30 shares
    451 people reached

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  17. sbjsbj

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    I was thinking about niches which are not tied to current events. You have public figures and politicians you can make fun of. Your memes are relevant because you use popular daily/weekly topics.

    Let's say your niche/forum would be about music from the 1920s or about libraries/librarians or about whales (the animal) or about a philosopher from the 18th century or about nail clippers or about water polo (sports).


    Yeah, if your niche is tied to current stuff, this is easy to make a use of it. Not so much when your niche is not tied to current things such as current artists, politics, worldnews, games, sports, movies, etc.

    Can one create endless groups for hundreds of dead people for example and then all what they do is to link your 1 page?
    Is this how you do, like all of your groups link to your fb page or what?


    Interesting.

    Are you also using Twitter or Instagram by any chance?

    That is really good actually. What is the gain actually? Like how many members/visitors do you get from FB daily/weekly or monthly?
     
  18. fixer

    fixer I'm In My Prime

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    google is my number 1 referrer and facebook number 2

    you are correct on current events make it easy, and the faster i can jump on something the better it performs, if i am too late to the party its all .. “meh” as the topic has already “played out” and people are on to the next “happening” the unpredictable political climate right now is a breeding ground for my approach. I can post just about as crazy as you could think and people would stay the course ... Trump literally said he could murder someone on main street and not lose a vote for it .... before he was elected lol. anyway... gloves are off... ill play this game :)

    but you can still generate exposure using a facebook page for example... we ran across 100 images that was called 100 deadly skills and we posted one each day for 100 days .... people were asking for the next one it was awesome and had nothing to do with current events

    so for your examples .. a forum about whales... Why not post a photo of a whale every day? and slowly build up your audience.

    683.... know what 683 is? I started a “group” for toyota picks ups and did no advertising ... heck ive only posted in it a few times... and now it has 683 members and new posts everyday and i do nothing at all but watch it grow.

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    to me its proof that a stand alone forum is ignorant in 2019 and likewise i could cut my own throat by using my groups to supplement my forum

    the groups i have and how they are used are detailed here
    https://www.mymilitia.com/forums/topic/56689-my-militia-facebook-groups-rebranded-for-2019/

    my staff are assigned a social media network they run the pages and share the content i post one of them is so good i named her “the purist” and i pull her posts into the forum so she dont have to post everything on twitter and my forum all the time... so all she has to do is post once and within the hour it will post on our site. i do this by using a wordpress bot that fetches her content then i pull in as rss feed.. i have a thread here on how to syndicate social media content on to your forum using a wordpress bot

    anyway... my site has daily traffic on instagram, twitter and a few others and i have never personally been on any of them platforms my forum staff wears them hats we work together ... separately
     
  19. fixer

    fixer I'm In My Prime

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    2 hour update...

    reactions 120
    comments 4
    shares 53
    reach 1066

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  20. sbjsbj

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    That is interesting. I think as an idea what I could do for my niche is to create a "top 100" list and post each day one from the list. Or 10 best things. Sort of articles dumbed down to facebook users.

    The thing here is, it actually is copyright infringement to post images you don't own. If you want to have a fair use case, you have to modify the images, where one way is for example in a sarcastic/joking way, which is a meme. So for parody/comedy you can do this easily. But taking whales images and posting them is copyright infringement. And memes around whales is very hard to do for example.

    I agree. Specially when you have a small forum. We have to go with the times.

    Can you link me to it? Funny enough, I was actually looking for a way to pull content from social media to my forum 2-3 days ago. Specially from Facebook by somehow converting the content to rss and then pull it to my forum. From which social media can you pull stuff?
     
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