said 2 months, 1 week ago:
I’ve been advertising heavily lately and i am seeing more of these messages in the page post ad thread too.
The thing is these people don’t understand how facebook works. And they don’t understand how facebook makes money and they forget that they are using it for free.
My replies to these people vary depending on my mood TBH. If I have had a bunch of idiots or someone is particularly rude then I might have a bit more of a go at them than usual. I don’t take shit from anyone, be it real life, business or online so if they are rude then i have no issue with having a go at them without yelling or swearing etc.
I have found that whilst I’m seeing these messages a fair bit lately, i believe a lot of people are finally getting it and I think the amount of these messages will go down. I only see an increase in them when the ad is kicking butt.
The other thing is the new news feed design incorporates a big visible “Hide” button. I think this may be the tonic for some of these mad facebookers who act like you just climbed in their window and tried to sell their 10 year old cocaine!
I wrote a blog post yesterday talking more about the effects of this new hide button and other related points regarding the new News Feed. You can check it out here: The Changes to Facebook’s News Feed & how it will effect Ads!
I’ll also dig up some real life examples in threads to show you how i reacted to these types of posts too. Remember, everyone is different and i react differently depending on the page too.
For example, If the page is a big brand or a small business, is the page mine or a clients, is it non profit or commercial, what industry, history of the page, the type of fans that are on there usually etc.
I’ll post some conversations when i get a chance to fig them up