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Facebook pages: Good for direct sales, or just driving traffic to your site?

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Have you had any success making direct sales from Facebook? Or do you use it as a source of traffic to your site?
asked Sep 24, 2013 in Social Marketing by blackcat (19,040 points)  
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I myself haven't gotten a lot of sales directtly from a page put up there that I know of. But I also haven't worked at it as hard as I should have. Haven't tried FB ads much either yet. I do use FB pages as a link and for some "stumble in traffic" to sites if folks get curious enough to click further. I know some folks are having success using FB methods, but I also hear much grumbling about ads and any promos FB puts on folk's news walls from casual friends on my FB personal account.
answered Sep 24, 2013 by geekability (18,680 points)  
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Since joining this forum here and learning more about ways to use Social media tools, I have been using FB as a way to get backlinks to my other websites and using them as a source for that type of traffic. I have not placed any adds on FB, but I might give it a try once I master all the uses for this social media aspect.

I have but a couple of links in my posts promoting my own services, and thus it has helped me to bring in some sales. That is what I do with FB for now anyways

Hope my answer helps your question a bit more
answered Sep 24, 2013 by libby (23,340 points)  
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answered Sep 25, 2013 by Cyberchoices (23,930 points)  
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Personally I have not had any success for direct sales on facebook,partly because I believe people go there to socialise rather than buy anything. (I may be wrong on this)

However,I have got traffic,which is fine.
answered Sep 25, 2013 by johnboyhayes (14,220 points)  
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I'm still testing this method at one of my fanpages, Internet Marketer's Community

Currently I'm adding the likes using facebook ads and we'll see how much can I make. cool

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answered Sep 25, 2013 by anamel (12,110 points)  
edited Sep 25, 2013 by jonathanleger
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Depends on whats on your website ;) if you have a good product for sale then its a good idea to drive traffic to your site via facebook
answered Sep 28, 2013 by PureGreen (15,040 points)  
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To generate direct sales from your fanpage is probably not an easy thing to do unless you really know how to make your fanpage engaging. Why not try to get your fans to your squeeze page. When they opt in, you can use email marketing to follow up with them. That will be more effective in generating sales.
answered Oct 18, 2013 by lubanolim (35,720 points)  
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Facebook is a pretty good source of getting targetted traffic. Tthe only issue is getting targeted likes to your page, those that are convertible. For that you can start of as a product review page, then the fans you get will already be those, that you know, have the mind to purchase something.
answered Feb 13, 2014 by Frendz (7,530 points)  
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it can be both but i think its better to built a list
answered Mar 24, 2014 by jobusiness97 (7,920 points)  
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