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So, I'm New to FaceBook but couldn't believe my eyes this morning!

Discussion in 'FaceBook' started by CraigC, May 3, 2010.

  1. CraigC

    CraigC Registered Member

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    I've only just started with FaceBook making fan pages. My first attempt seemed to be going well until I stuck CPA on it and my account got banned within an hour so that was a waste of time.

    Figured I would concentrate on making a page and think about how to monetize later.

    Anyway, I started a random page yesterday - no particular niche just a general thing and it's gone viral overnight, I can't believe it.

    Within the first 5-6 hours I thought wow this seems to be doing well as I had 2.5k fans before I went to bed and seemed to be groing pretty damn fast.

    I've woke up this morning thinking maybe 10k fans will be nice and had to double take when I looked - 129,131 fans (that's probably gone up somewhat since writing this).

    If anyone can give any tips on how to monetize it in a crafty way it would be appreciated, surely with this amount there must be some potential.
     
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    exXtr@ Power Member

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    wow you must have picked a great subject on your fan page. anyway to monetize is best is to figure out what offers fit your niche the best. And that all depends on what your fan page is about . for the banning issue. there is just a little luck involved there. just wait till you have enough ppl on your page ( say a million ) and then push a few offers a day. and generally increase it. and hope for the best ;). But cpa is definately the way to go still
     
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  3. jrlar

    jrlar Junior Member

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    First, how did you do get 2.5k fans in 5-6 hours then 129,131 fans in a day?

    After, you answer that...my suggestion would be to setup an wp autoblog and have it auto update status on the fan page using amazon affiliate program or something along those lines.
     
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    create a website about the fan you created and sent your facebook fans there and monetize them by using cpa on that website.
     
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    find some cpa related offers to your page and push them.. dont listen to above post where he says wait til you got 1 mill fans. thats rubbish.. you can start making money from 20k fans. just try and keep the offers related to the page topic
     
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  6. CraigC

    CraigC Registered Member

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    Thanks guys, I'm just a little cautious of CPA after having my first page get removed almost instantly. Appreciate the advice.

    @jrlar Basically, it's using FBML where the user has to like before theys see something (no 3-step nonsense, no auto-invite code). I just advertised on a related page a couple of times, suggested to my friends and bam.. grew overnight. 131.5k now.. and counting :)
     
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    this is good, but an i prefer a True Blog, not autoblog. then setup your blog rss integrated with your facebook fan page by this application :
    RSS GRAFFITI >> search it..

    so whenever you update your blog, the application will post it to your page wall.
     
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    Sleinad Senior Member

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    Could you give us the name of the fan page? I have been trying these viral type pages and i can only get around 400 pages really quickly then it just slows down like big time..
     
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    Gradimir Stankovic Power Member

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    You can also sell status updates or similar.
    How many invites did you sent?
     
  10. remmaps

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    you can also use this page to help your new fb pages when you need it - just post the new link to the new page

    if this fb page continue to grow so rapidly you can:
    - to make a website in the topic
    - to post cpa offers to your fans
    - to sell traffic to other webmasters (just collect some stats)
    - to sell the fb page itself (i think that this is only for people without any imagination or really without time)

    br
     
  11. kickassociate

    kickassociate Newbie

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    WOW man.....that's a real viral page. I won't suggest CPA I would rather suggest you to advertise other websites on it and get paid.
     
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    dude its simple.

    1. stay on topic or relatively close as possible. direct em to a nicely designed landing page geared towards the topic in question and drive your traffic from the fanpage to the website.

    2. utilize the open graph api which is mentioned a few threads over to start building your double opt in email list.
     
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    Oh and you can monetize it this very minute aswell. Ill buy a non related cpa status update.
     
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    what is the plugin called that posts from wordpress to a fanpage?
    i have been looking for something like this for ages
     
  15. jrlar

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    I believe its called facepress
     
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    What is the code to make a user Like before viewing?
     
  17. mointernet

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    yes it is called FacePress II. There is an older version call FacePress but there is a newer version II.

    What this plugin different from other similar ones is that it post update via email, which means it post thru your facebook customized email and this method saves the constant updating of the the plugin version unlike other plugins out there which stop working once FB change its API.