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Old 20 November 2012, 04:15   #1
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how many people search for stuff on facebook

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We are growing our social media side and I would like to know:

1:how many people search for things on facebook i.e a business?
2: how many people like to get updates by "liking" a company's facebook page

our page is at Clyde Outboard Services - Gourock, United Kingdom - Outdoor Gear/Sporting Goods | Facebook

all comments very welcome and feel free to "like" our page

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Old 20 November 2012, 05:34   #2
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I never use facebook for such for anything to buy or business related and would never 'like' a company. I do use normal search engines to find things and occasionaly they come up with a face book page but what I found was the face book pages is pretty useless and better information is on that companies main website.

despite who your target market is, yound people seem to live within facebook, so consideration to target market is important and then cover all the basics which might include facebook, twitter, website, ebay.

Based on what your selling which looks like includes outboards, sporting gear and cloths I would suggest get your website looking really great then also have an area on ebay and facebook, can only help to spread awareness and when you have muliple front doors so to speak with enouth information then you have more oppourtunity.

But remember there is also a downside to things like facebook and twitter etc, if you get one customer with a bad experience they can post comments about your business that may effect your business in a bad way and be dissproportinate to what the actual issue was so you may open a can of worms.
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Based on what your selling which looks like includes outboards, sporting gear and cloths
Do you know something the market traders don't?
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Based on what your selling which looks like includes outboards, sporting gear and cloths
I'm interested in these cloths, is there something special about them as to any old cloth
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If I need something I type it into eBay, have never searched FB.
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Hi

dont sell cloths but and our main interest is in outboards selling, servicing, repairs etc.

so what about when you have used a company. would you then follow them on facebook? i.e. we post events and will be posting 2nd hand engines so would you see "liking " worth while?

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The only company ive liked on facebook is Gopro. Thats only really because of the videos & photos they upload. Ive bought stuff from them cause of what ive seen on their page but didnt search for it on there. I go on to their website or ebay to buy or look at products
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Hi Dave,

I'm interested in what you are doing and probably have thought the same thing at sometime.

However, when someone says "we are growing our social media side" I'm always inclined to smile and ask why? What are you hoping that will achieve? It's the old "if you're not sure where you're going, how will you know if you're getting there" thing.

Have you got someone on your team who truely understands social media? or are you planning to outsource it? Or are you just going to have a go yourself?

I can't see an argument for not doing it - providing you have the resources to throw at it. Good luck and I'd be intersted to know how you get on.

I've only ever used social media for "Search Engine Optimisation" but a little reserach tells me: -

How many people search things on FB? - For business, not that many (in the UK), but hey, things can change awful quickly.

How many people like to get updates by "liking" a company's facebook page? - A growing number, but it's a "soft option" currently more suited to national "brand awareness" than local impulse sales.

As I say, I wish you luck.
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