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Old 16 March 2012, 18:01   #31
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We too have been on Facebook, Twitter and TripAdvisor. It is a great way to gain a wider "fan" base and spread the word.
For every clinent that comes out with us and then posts pictures/comments about their own experience on their own page, that then goes on to potentially 100's of freinds.
We also encourage clients to "like" our page and to post pictures & comments

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The only downside, is that you must keep updating and making sure that questions or comments are dealt with promptly, but thats business
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Old 17 March 2012, 04:15   #32
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I too avoided FB for as long as possible seeing it as the end of traditional comms between friends and family. I really don't like the impersonal "news letter" you receive anally (sic) from people sometimes. Unfortunately, when we started Fleet Dive I realised the benefits and had to succumb. Fleet Dive | Facebook

Would appreciate (and return) any likes.

Oh and IMHO the only benefit I can see from twitter is to use the app to it from FB and use the feed on yr website.

Stormforce I am onto you right now thanx.
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Stormforce I am onto you right now thanx.
Likewise, we've added you .
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Old 02 April 2012, 11:52   #34
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Hi

just started to promote the page and happy to swap like etc but do you really get direct business from this? Our site ranks in google and maybe I am being stupid but I just can not see FB having the same results.

anyway Clyde Outboard Services - Local Business - Gourock, United Kingdom | Facebook

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ps Its Cameron not me with the new engine, as you would need a v wide angle on your camera to fit me in!
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just started to promote the page and happy to swap like etc but do you really get direct business from this? Our site ranks in google and maybe I am being stupid but I just can not see FB having the same results.

anyway Clyde Outboard Services - Local Business - Gourock, United Kingdom | Facebook

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ps Its Cameron not me with the new engine, as you would need a v wide angle on your camera to fit me in!
Dave, I would have agreed with you a few years ago, but through The Federation for Small Businesses and also Marine Federation I have attended a few presentations about, facebook, google, twitter and was very surprised at how these sites are continually developing and growing and what surprised me was that the biggest growth is the ages of 25-60 which is usually where the money can be found. As with all these there is an art and I can see many other businesses well ahead with their profiles and therefore more leads/business

As we developed our pages we can see clients viewing images and giving feedback. Slowly I do believe we are seeing some business but Web Site presence and ads with other areas are still generating good work
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Recent convert too - Compass Trailers on Facebook

I have to admit, the simple editing, ease of use and instant info does seem a positive.

As above - I'll do some trawling of everyone's on here and do some 'liking' too!
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Hi all,

I have just liked a few of you

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