The Shocking Engagement Numbers I Found from “Famous” Facebook Pages

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As part of my normal competitor research, I sometimes check competitor Facebook pages to see what type of posts they’re seeing the most engagement. This type of research is something you should be doing regularly as well. What I found this time was rather shocking. And it’s EXACTLY why I constantly say that you need to get people OFF social media and into your own funnel. I decided one way to benchmark was by researching some of the biggest names that most quickly came to […]

Using a Microinfluencer: Where Do Businesses Go Wrong?

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Influencers – What do I need to know? How do I work with one? And how much do they cost? Most importantly, where do businesses go wrong when working with a microinfluencer? In the past several of years, influencers have exploded across almost all industries, although we have seen the trend leveling off over the past year. Where entrepreners and smaller businesses are finding a good fit is with microinfluencers. These are usually either more geographically located such as in your town, or they have […]

I Need Help With My Facebook Ad!

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This new client had followed us on social media and came to us with this question about her Facebook Ad: “When I look at my stats, not one person has signed up! The boosted post is still running but no one is signing up.” Have you ever paid for advertising on Facebook and gotten **crickets**? She goes on … “I tried using just the invitation I had made, but it didn’t get any sign ups, so I thought I would use a cute picture for […]

Why the Marketing Advice You’ve Received Hasn’t Worked

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One of the problems we see most often that our clients have experienced, and that we have talked about before, is that they have been given bad marketing advice in the past. Most of the time, this has not been malicious in nature. It’s been due to the Dunning-Kruger effect. In the field of psychology, the Dunning–Kruger effect is a cognitive bias in which people mistakenly assess their cognitive ability as greater than it is. It is related to the cognitive bias of illusory superiority and comes from the inability of people to recognize […]

Marketing Rant – I Call BS

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I’m going on a marketing rant today … and I call BS Like all successful business people, I study everyone in my industry. And I watch the couple of people that I believe, from my long experience in marketing, understand what they’re doing. Most of these people are in a very small, focused niche. I’ve been following them for years, probably since long before you may have heard of them. Then there’s everyone else. People that I know you’ve heard of. (I don’t believe in […]

Facebook for Business Part 3: Engagement and Analytics

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Facebook for Business Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 1 in 3 customers go to a competitor if they’re ignored on social media. 89% of social messages are ignored by brands. This highlights why engagement is so critical on social media (after all, social media is supposed to be social.) We had already discussed a bit about how consistency in posting to Facebook is important, now we will talk engagement. Engaging with your customers on social media is critical to obtaining and maintaining […]

Facebook for Business Part 2: Profile and Post Tips

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Facebook for Business Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 Facebook users spend an average of 50 minutes per day on the platform.  But the average organic reach of a Facebook business page is only 6.4% of the people who have liked your page, and the engagement rate is 3.91%. How can you reach your audience? 74% of Facebook users visit Facebook daily.  They consume news, business and lifestyle stories online.  Google and other search engines are on top for consuming these stories, but […]

Do I Need to Apply for Facebook Messenger Subscription Messaging?

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Our clients who are just getting into Facebook Messenger chatbots have been somewhat confused by the recent requirement by Facebook to apply to be able to send some types messages. Not all businesses will need to send messages in the one category that this application process covers. Facebook Messenger chat bot marketing can be a great benefit. If you’ve been exploring the idea or are already using some form of Messenger chatbots already, you probably already know that Facebook made a change a while back […]