said 1 year, 3 months ago:
@annfurnivalPinterest actually loves businesses being there. The articles posts discuss how they’re making money with affiliate links. But, they also currently have a very cool model (for now, at least) that allows users to browse to their hearts content without feeling like they’re being promoted to. plus, so much of the content truly is inspirational for certain types of markets, hence the traffic. I do wonder, over time, though if the content will get watered down…
re: your photos – Facebook ultimately isn’t a great platform for organizing all those photos – have you considered setting up a flickr or similar photo site account on which to store them, and then keep on linking to and fro between facebook and pinterest? that way you still have one source for photos, easily sharible. plus, it’s just yet another social media account where you will have some business info.
@supereb – i also mostly agree with you about Facebook being part of the strategy – not the whole enchilada – but i’m not sure that applies to every kind of business. i think some smaller businesses (ie restaurants, some retails) could use a few social media platforms with an email collector and do just as well – before adding a website into the mix. all depends on their ultimate strategy, of course. i just see so many small biz owners SWAMPED with no time. this could probably make for an interesting topic in the “small business” area.