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Facebook leads for offline business

Discussion in 'Offline Marketing' started by Hexiuss, Aug 17, 2011.

  1. Hexiuss

    Hexiuss Registered Member

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    Hello fellow blackhatters,

    I was just asked to generate qualified leads for an offline business using facebook. Is there any rules/regulations that I need to be aware of (facebook/US Law)? Or am I good to just message people asking if they are interested?
     
  2. urban123

    urban123 Registered Member

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    i think that you can, because you only ask people if they are interested, you are not trying to force them to do anything
     
  3. Cascade

    Cascade Newbie

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    You have to be careful with how you word what you are saying. If enough people flag your messages as spam your facebook account can get canned. Also, You can't message people who you aren't friends with. You need to add them as a friend and send them a message in the friend request. My advice would be to make the messages very conversational and not sound like you are selling them anything. Maybe even break the ice with a "Hey %NAME% how is it going" and then say something like "quick question, would you by chance be interested in %OFFERED_SERVICE%" This way if they aren't interested there is a less likely chance they will report the message as spam. Good Luck!
     
  4. Hexiuss

    Hexiuss Registered Member

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    Just tried to message another account of mine that isn't a friend and I was able to send/receive w/o adding as a friend.

    Keeping the messages conversational is a very good point I may even go so far as to open w/ a conversational message, add them and if they respond I will go ahead w/ my pitch.