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Is Facebook Useful Only For External Links?

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by funkybunker, Sep 26, 2014.

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  1. funkybunker

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    Hi guys,

    Rarely do I post questions as I'm too busy testing methods on my main business. But since I'm investing quite a handful into Facebook, maybe some of you can lend insight.

    One of my FB pages has around 4k likes and WITHOUT promoting posts, reach a pathetic 2-5 people each. I paid $11 to promote one and reached 2,000+ fans, so I'm under the impression Facebook pages have lost organic reach entirely. FB Ads being used for CPA/Affiliate toward external sites I hear have massive success, so is the Facebook Page useless now? Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest may be my next targets as I hear they're strong at driving traffic. My site lives on massive amounts of Adsense traffic (no products) and I'm not quite breaking even on Facebook.

    Any tips?
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    Facebook Page posts reach have be lowered even more these days, All they want is to make people pay and advertise/Boost their posts to reach Max People.

    If your posts goes viral then you can drive some serious visitors but you need big Pages with lots of fans.

    FB Traffic Converts Best out of Pinterest, Twitter and Fb Traffic that i tested with my Adsense Blog.

    I think FB pages are useless unless and until you own a page with lots of likes (100k+ may be)
     
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    I understand they need to keep their stockholders happy, it's business. But I'm interested in my wallet too.

    If a member here is having success with the same goal I'm all ears. Some members have said huge pages are useless (could be a different goal though) while one member has said Twitter and Instagram have done quite well. My lifeblood is high traffic at minimal cost, the question is if Facebook can provide it. After testing a promoted post, I apparently must pay to reach fans I already paid for. I don't spam my audience either.
     
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    Fb Traffic Converts Well for me, Depends on Different Niches too...

    Yes, Even Big Pages becomes useless, Like i have Couple of pages with 127k and 131k Likes But i stopped posting and promoting on them Because Facebook Lowered the Reach, Posts with Links have Even less reach. Its just not that easy money like it was before.

    But personally I would not go with FB ads for just Adsense Site. As you said already, CPA/Affiliates works with FB ads.
     
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    Perhaps my non-niche, non-product site needs a more creative approach, even if it's not on Facebook. I've run authority/niche sites in the past and obviously it's a larger ROI since you have a demographic to target. Luckily the goal is traffic and Facebook isn't the only place to get it.