Facebook Fridays - 5 Reasons to NOT Buy Followers or Likes

Reblogger Roy Kelley
Real Estate Agent with Realty Group Referrals 16766

Original content by Anita Clark anita@cbssk.com

Facebook Fridays - Courtesy of Anita Clark Realtor


~ Facebook Marketing Tips ~

Buying Facebook likes or followers...Many are tempted yet few succeed! It is fools gold that should be avoided. We want real consumers leaving real comments on our content, not an inflated vanity number that does nothing to help you generate new prospects and leads. Build your presence the old-fashioned way and you will be better off both short and long-term.

Here are 5 reasons why buying FB likes or followers is a bad idea:

  • Purchased Likes will NOT become clients. They were not interested to begin with so your chances of converting them to future clients are incredibly low, maybe even nil.
  • You Could Alienate Your Existing Followers. It is fairly easy to spot content that is being artificially pumped up, commented on, or liked. Your followers will catch on and either move on or stop seeing your content in their feeds.
  • FB is Watching. They have made it a point to publicize their attempts to clean up the site. That means they are looking for fishy or spammy inputs. I don't know about you but I have invested too much time into getting leads to have them delete my page because of something avoidable.
  • Consumers Do Not Care. Anytime I have been looking for a service via FB, I have always used the one that provided quality information and was quick to respond to my inquiries. Not once was the number of likes or followers considered in my choice. Vanity statistics do not sell, quality content makes the phone ring!
  • Damage to Your Reputation. Is spending $50 to inflate your numbers worthing potentially damaging your reputation over? It is not worth it. The gain is negligable at best so why risk your hard earned reputation to "beat" the system. In the end, you lose. 

Instead, roll up your sleeves and earn the followers, likes, and comments you receive. This is the preferred (and only IMHO) path towards more prospects and future clients.

Just like Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD are doing over on YouTube Thursdays, 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!


 

 

Morgan Taylor

Realtyna

 

Monique Ting

808Properties info

 

Robert Hicks

United Country River City Realty

 

Tamara Harris

Better Buyer Savvy Seller

 

Victoria Cottle

Victoria Cottle's Corner in Real Estate


Facebook Articles

I hope you find this weeks selection of Facebook articles entertaining, educational, and perhaps even motivational. I searched high and low to find a variety of share worthy tips you can act on. For the stat heads out there, you even have an article you can get excited about. Happy reading. ;-) 

10 FB Strategies to Maximize Holiday Advertising

Saved Audiences: Are Instagram Users Included?

Using Facebook Split Tests to Find Your Audience

How Quality Content can Beat the FB Algorithms

Key FB Information:  Pew Research Center Stats

Bonus: Creating Infographics to Build Backlinks

Happy Facebook Friday! ;-)


Facebook Fridays Information

If you enjoy these weekly Facebook tips, and want to help promote others, 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 Biz 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 ~


Anita Clark Realtor

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All original text, video, and photo content is the exclusive property of Anita Clark Realtor and may not be used without expressed written permission (Copyright 2006-2018). The information contained herein has been obtained through sources deemed reliable but cannot be guaranteed for its accuracy. We recommend to all buyers and sellers that any information of special interest be obtained through independent verification. All measurements are approximate. Information contained in this blog does not constitute legal advice or opinions. Contact a licensed real estate attorney if you have legal concerns.

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Rainmaker
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Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

Thank you Roy Kelley for the re-blog. I never understood the concept of 'buying' followers anyway ... it seems so shallow and I could never imagine that there was any correlation between number of followers and business generated!

Nov 17, 2018 01:17 PM #1
Rainmaker
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William Feela
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Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I don't do Facebook and even if I did there is no way I would buy anything

Nov 17, 2018 02:59 PM #2
Rainmaker
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Please be sure to leave comments at the original blog by Anita Clark

Nov 17, 2018 04:41 PM #3
Rainmaker
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Roy Kelley
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William Feela 

I suggest that you should have a Facebook presence so your clients, your prospects and your family can find you.

Nov 17, 2018 04:42 PM #4
Rainmaker
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Montgomery County Office of Consumer Protection (OCP) gives consumer advice and enforces laws that prohibit unfair/deceptive business practices. If you have a consumer problem, call 240-777-3636. Meantime, learn safety tips to avoid phone scams

Nov 17, 2018 04:54 PM #5
Rainmaker
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Anita Clark
ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

Thanks a bunch for the reshare, Roy. You are very much appreciated.

Nov 17, 2018 05:02 PM #6
Rainmaker
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce

This is  a great reblog.....and something not many people know !

Nov 17, 2018 05:19 PM #7
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

I would never consider purchasing likes. We need to earn them the real way.

Nov 17, 2018 07:20 PM #8
Rainmaker
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Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!

Hello Roy Kelley another great choice for a reblog - Facebook users can always learn a lot from Anita Clark - heading to her post next!

Nov 17, 2018 09:14 PM #9
Rainmaker
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Thanks for the re-blog, Roy.  Anita is the queen of Facebook marketing here in Active Rain.

Nov 18, 2018 04:26 AM #10
Rainmaker
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Roy Kelley
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This is a Facebook group that you may wish to join...

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This is another Facebook group that you may wish to join...

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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

This is another Facebook group for you to consider....

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Nov 18, 2018 05:37 AM #14
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Your feedback and your continued support are very much appreciated.

Nov 19, 2018 08:20 AM #16
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