Facebook Fridays - FBs Demise Was Grossly Exaggerated!

Real Estate Agent with ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055 anita@cbssk.com

Facebook Fridays - Courtesy of Anita Clark Realtor

~ Facebook Marketing Tips ~

Do you remember? Way back in 2013, again in 2014, one more time in 2015, and finally in 2016 there was a chorus of "Facebook is dying" splashed across the Web. Remember all the rants about cat meme's and political leanings destroying the site? How about the doom predicted because of fake accounts and security concerns? 

There have been plenty of unpopular changes (newsfeed changes come to mind), a public stock offering, new and existing competitors upping the ante for consumer attention, and lots of other negative press over the last few years. What's the one constant? With now over 2 billion monthly active users, Facebook continues to grow! Hopefully you have grown with it, Rainers! ;-)

Did You Know...according to Zephoria Digital Marketing, the average FB user spends 20 minutes on the site. That is plenty of time to get your content and message noticed...are they?

PLEASE stop by the 5 Facebook Business Pages below, LIKE their page, and leave a comment. It is always nice to reciprocate, so if you are visited, please take a moment and return the favor.

As always, enjoy Rainers!


Denise Samouilidis

Denise Samouilidis Mirsky Realty Group


Eddie Edwards



Evelina Tsigelnitskaya

SIB Realty


Eddie La Rosa, P.A.

Eddie La Rosa PA, Realtor EWM Realtors


Cheri Alguire

Coach Cheri

Facebook Articles

Each week I surf the Web looking for FB content that you can use to grow your fan base and improve your biz posture. I found some great articles this week that I believe can be of use to you, whatever your Facebook goals are. Check them out Rainers!

Six Steps To Grow Your Facebook Following

Running Evergreen Facebook Ad Campaigns

Facebook Live Advice, Tips, & Best Practices

How To Get Started With Facebook Analytics

Comprehensive Facebook Retargeting Guide

Bonus: Reshare Content For A Larger Reach

Have you noticed the recent newsfeed updates or perhaps the ability to now watch shows via FB Watch? A few metrics and video re-shares got tweaked too already this month. Stay turned in the next couple of weeks for new links that will explore some of these updates in more detail.

Happy Facebook Friday! ;-)

Facebook Fridays Information

If you enjoy these weekly Facebook tips, and want to help promote other Rainers, please consider joining the AR Facebook Fridays Group. We can all benefit from learning and growing our business through Facebook and other social media sites.

FREE Offer...If you have not already been featured, please leave the URL to your FB Fan Page in the comments below and I will make sure you are recognized on a future Facebook Fridays post. It really is that easy!

~ Anita ~


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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Prado Real Estate South - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

The ability to 'visit' family members all over the world is amazing and the reach for potential business continues to be at the forefront for me and so many others. Facebook is going nowhere but up in my opinion Anita. Great post on proving the naysayers wrong!

Aug 12, 2017 11:22 AM #28
Stephen Turner
TriCorner Homes (TriCorner Realty) - York, PA

Facebook seems stronger than ever. Thanks for taking the time to keep up updated!

Aug 12, 2017 11:31 AM #29
Joan Cox
Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Anita, there will always be haters or naysayers trying to take down FB, and still lots of users.  Great post.

Aug 12, 2017 11:47 AM #30
Anita Clark
ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

Wanda: We are on the same page! FB is growing not waning.

Happy to provide the information. Thanks Stephen.

Joan: Anything that is successful is met with opposition. Often not warranted either.

Aug 12, 2017 02:33 PM #31
Kathy Schowe
California Lifestyle Realty - La Quinta, CA
La Quinta, California 760-333-8886

Anita Clark ,  I use Facebook everyday... and now Instagram.  I find it helps to link both!  Kathy

Aug 12, 2017 02:43 PM #32
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

You would be proud, Anita! I've been working diligently for the past two weeks on mine and I finally have a 'system' that I so desperately needed. 

And, I have noticed more people on FB lately - I remember hearing that it would go away several years in a row and after the election, many people did leave until after the drama died down. But, they're all back - at least the ones that I know that left!

Have a great week, Anita!

Aug 12, 2017 10:31 PM #33
Nathan Gesner
American West Realty & Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

I don't have a facebook campaign but I do try to post to it regularly and keep a presence. I'm preparing to pick up two more agents, both very tech savvy, and we will be coming back to your posts to learn more about getting this party started, Anita Clark !

Aug 13, 2017 06:47 AM #34
Anita Clark
ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

That is a winning combo, Kathy.

Debe: You are awesome...keep the momentum going forward.

Rock on Nathan!

Aug 13, 2017 06:57 AM #35
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC


I'm not up to speed with Facebook . . . . your posts a big help.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Aug 13, 2017 07:47 PM #36
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC


I bookmarked your post . . . . Congratulations on the  feature for your post.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Aug 13, 2017 07:49 PM #37
Bruce Kunz
C21 Solid Gold Realty, Brick, NJ, 732-920-2100 - Howell, NJ
REALTOR®, Brick & Howell NJ Homes for Sale

Hi Anita Clark . I am clearly in the minority, perhaps even alone, but I have no use for facebook. I understand it's not going away, but don't like it. Perhaps it is as simple as I don't understand it, but it's not for me and most i know.

Thanks for sharing.

Aug 13, 2017 08:22 PM #38
John Wiley
Right Move Real Estate Group- EXP Realty - Fort Myers, FL
Lee County, FL Real Estate GRI, SRES,GREEN,PSA

FB has made many changes and we can expect many more to come.

Our job is to maximize the use of this tool and try to adjust to the changes.

Thanks for your faithful sharing.

Aug 14, 2017 08:48 AM #39
Janice Hope Zaltman Realtor,LEED AP
United Realty Group - Fort Lauderdale, FL

Facebook is so popular and continues to evolve. Many have mastered it. Thank you for helping us learn each week

Aug 14, 2017 02:31 PM #40
Anita Clark
ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

So glad it was helpful. Thanks Lou.

Bruce: This may be a shocker to some but FB is not in my top 3 social media venues I prefer to use. BUT, I know it works and I know that is where many future clients are at so I am also there. 

John: So true, we need to adapt or miss out.

Janice: I learn something new each week about the site. 

Aug 14, 2017 02:37 PM #41
Steven Nickens
Elite Pacific Properties Maui - Wailea, HI
R(S)GRI ABR, Maui Real Estate Hawaii

Hi Anita, Always something new to learn from your post, keep up the good work.

Aug 15, 2017 06:59 AM #42
Anita Clark
ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

Thanks Steven. Have a wonderful week!

Aug 15, 2017 04:15 PM #43
Stavrula "Sam" Crafa, RNC,GRI, CDPE, PSA
Future Home Realty - Seminole, FL
Providing the integrity and service you deserve.

I'm a few days behind but visited all 5 pages, liked and left a comment. Have a blessed week!

Aug 15, 2017 09:18 PM #44
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Anita Clark - some so-called experts want to create a sensation - and try to justify some predictions, they even know are not true! Like Demise of Facebook.

Aug 15, 2017 11:24 PM #45
Nina Hollander
RE/MAX Executive | Charlotte, NC - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

I'll admit it, I don't spend 20 minutes a day on Facebook, but it's also clear to me that I know an awful lot of people who make up my time, as they seem never to get off of Facebook!

Aug 16, 2017 06:55 AM #46
Anita Clark
ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

Yay...thanks so much, Sam.

Paful: The more noise they can generate they better they like it too.

Tis very true, Nina. 

Aug 16, 2017 03:40 PM #47
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