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Forum Owner Belew private msg quote post Address this user
I couldn't believe the words that were coming out of my mouth.

My good friend looked at me like I was nuts.

It seems to me that Facebook has grown up quite a bit.





I am thinking out loud here and elsewhere (at Panera) ... abt going full out on Facebook. Create a page, publish there, do FB LIVEs, promote, create a group ... the whole 9 yards.

My biggest mental block is my experience in the past of building on somebody else's platform ... getting good results ... then watching helplessly as they changed the rules.

What's to keep Facebook from doing that, too?

Help!
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Student TParker private msg quote post Address this user
Facebook has done that. But, if you have built the audience, I think you just reach out to them when/if the rules change. "Hey guys, I've been using FB Groups to communicate with you all but since they changed the rules... meet me at..."

I am seeing lots of buzz about FB Groups being even more important since the latest FB algo change.
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Forum Owner Belew private msg quote post Address this user
FB groups if/when done well, work well. @Rev can attest to that.

I just hired a guy I met in a FB group.

Facebook has matured.

I just hate the idea of building on something that is not mine.
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Top Contributor Steve private msg quote post Address this user
Facebook is great ... everyone hangs there ...
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Forum Owner Belew private msg quote post Address this user
@Steve

I thought Twitter was ur thing.
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Top Contributor Steve private msg quote post Address this user
@Belew I love Twitter too

Must be an age thing ... me getting soft and liking FB
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Forum Owner Belew private msg quote post Address this user
@Steve i feel like Facebook has matured. Or maybe I have.
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Teacher Rev private msg quote post Address this user
Facebook is great. And it's horrible. It's all in how you use it.

Groups are powerful. But it's results; not numbers. Of course, if you want 10 people to participate in something you'll need at least 12 in the group -- 10 you need + at least 1 to say no + you.

The key, I think, as with any social media platform, is to keep the focus back on your own site. Drive traffic, or let it migrate, (according to your style) back to your own platform and build your real numbers there.

Facebook will change the rules. Just be prepared to go with the flow.

And, as for rules -- your own rules for your group -- be less restrictive for more (good) growth. Think about what others are there for and free them to do it. You'll build a better group in the long run.
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Forum Owner Belew private msg quote post Address this user
@Rev Excellent advice from the voice of experience.
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