said 8 months, 2 weeks ago:
@bpicks Hey Ben,
This question is a bit off topic, but I figured that since you are the Facebook Guest Expert, that there really isn’t a better person to ask.
With Facebook locking down business pages from actively searching for new customers through user directories; and preventing methods that entice people to like a business page, what would you recommend businesses do to utilize Facebook as a marketing tool?
I find that I use Twitter to actively seek out customers and network with businesses all over the world. As such, I find I accrue Twitter fans at almost four times the rate of the Facebook fans. Without advertising the Facebook business page externally, what would your recommendations be to attract interested consumers and businesses? I believe that advertising the Facebook page is pointless, as web site owners would actively seek to advertise their web sites over a social networking profile page. Just my two cents.
Thanks for your help!