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post #16 of 25
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I thought that is what a website is for? We do not have an account on Facebook and do not want one. You can find all of those things on our website.

 

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Most businesses only update their website photos occasionally and with a select handful to preserve load times, there are almost always more photos on Facebook and they tend to get comments so I can get a better idea of how legit they are.

Exactly. And FB allows you to interact with customers and network with fellow vendors in a unique way that can't be accomplished with just a website. 

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post #17 of 25

I have a website and a Facebook page. My Facebook page is more up to date with recent cakes than the website which is why there's a link to it on the site. However, I do not want customers to post to ask for prices on my Facebook page and if they do, they're referred to email. Why anyone would publicly discuss the details of a cake order is beyond me. My other pet peeve is that some post pics of a cake on facebook before the party.

post #18 of 25

I 'unliked' a very popular page a while ago because the owner was constantly whining about her customers. I live on a whole other continent, so I wasn't really a potential customer anyway, but she was always complaining about how her customers didn't understand why cake was expensive, how late customers were irritating etc. It just looked awful!

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I 'unliked' a very popular page a while ago because the owner was constantly whining about her customers. I live on a whole other continent, so I wasn't really a potential customer anyway, but she was always complaining about how her customers didn't understand why cake was expensive, how late customers were irritating etc. It just looked awful!

I have a few friends that do that and it makes me cringe. If you have to constantly defend your pricing and the people who request cakes from you are jerky cheapskates, then something's wrong with you and the way you do business.
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post #20 of 25
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How often do you update status and pictures to keep fans engaged and draw in new fans?

I just started a fb business page a couple weeks ago, but I'm not really sure how/if to use it as a marketing tool.

Do I update every couple days. once a week..status v pictures?

Thanks for your insight!

 

Facebook is a great tool for communicating with consumers. Your posting schedule is whatever you feel comfortable doing, whether it's daily, once a week, or whenever you have a now photo. Best: the visual impact of your own photos is important for strengthening your relationship with customers. Worst: mixing personal updates with business, such as posting about a friend's new house-cleaning business or asking fans to vote for a child's pageant photo so your cousin can win a free photo session. I also don't like when a business continually shares other pages. People go to a business page to see what's going on with that business. Yaking about someone else only takes the focus away from you. You are not a food blogger, you are a business.  

 

Ultimately, Facebook is an important but unreliable business tool. FB periodically makes changes to reap higher profits; since we do not pay for this service we have no contract and no voice. I always suggest that businesses create a website. A simple blog page works well and will be there when Facebook is no longer free.      

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post #21 of 25

Completely agree MimiFix - if you rely 100% on Facebook, your entire business coudl go the way of hte dodo just like MySpace did.  Plus they're always tinkering with pretty fundamental elements.  For example, now when you publish an update, it only goes to a fraction of your followers unless you pay extra...  As a result, Facebook's usefulness to ordinary business is declining all the time.

post #22 of 25

I really need a webdesigner for my cake stands.....I am putting together a FB page but I don't expect that to reach the intended audience

post #23 of 25
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Facebook is a great tool for communicating with consumers. Your posting schedule is whatever you feel comfortable doing, whether it's daily, once a week, or whenever you have a now photo. Best: the visual impact of your own photos is important for strengthening your relationship with customers. Worst: mixing personal updates with business, such as posting about a friend's new house-cleaning business or asking fans to vote for a child's pageant photo so your cousin can win a free photo session. I also don't like when a business continually shares other pages. People go to a business page to see what's going on with that business. Yaking about someone else only takes the focus away from you. You are not a food blogger, you are a business.  

 

Ultimately, Facebook is an important but unreliable business tool. FB periodically makes changes to reap higher profits; since we do not pay for this service we have no contract and no voice. I always suggest that businesses create a website. A simple blog page works well and will be there when Facebook is no longer free.      


Good point.

 

I follow two internationally known cakers , neither of which understands the difference between personal and business pages apparently. And I get cake related updates right long with very personal stuff - it's so weird. And no, I won't say who they are icon_biggrin.gif

post #24 of 25

internationally known cakers well that narrows it down :P

 

and batter up cake, maybe you could use fb like az does and network with other cake business on fb.

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post #25 of 25

I'm not internationally known, but I'm known to rock the microphone. Sorry, got distracted there. Would I just send them a friends request?  Sounds like a good idea.

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