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Re: Social media sites dead?
« Reply #15 on: February 24, 2016, 11:04:16 AM »
I don't think that direct advertising works, because consumers don't want to actually feel as though they're being targeted by companies. So it is much better for pages to be interactive in a different way, which may still drive people to buying a product, but without them feeling as though they are being quite so harshly targeted.

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Re: Social media sites dead?
« Reply #16 on: March 07, 2016, 08:59:49 AM »
I have  to agree with many of the other posters on here. Social media is definitely not dead, but it has matured and there's more of a business angle to things. Many companies and professionals are using social media extensively to promote their goods and services. Some of the fun, and excitement of social media in it's early days may have disappeared, as most folks were using these sites to share ideas and not just think of profit.

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Re: Social media sites dead?
« Reply #17 on: March 07, 2016, 11:31:10 AM »
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I guess it depends on what audience you have on each social media platform and what they would expect. For me, Facebook is purely for friends and family. I would never use it for promoting anything (I say that now as I know I'm probably missing a trick).

But Twitter and Google+ are aimed at building my business brands. That's where I would be promoting services.

I hold the same position as you, @onionman. I know some people are reaping rewards for their use of Facebook as a promotional tool. But I refuse to go down that route because I want to separate my online work from my social life, and Facebook is my one place where I can freely interact with friends and family without worrying about any of online ventures.

To address the question; I've never personally promoted anything on social media platforms, but I wouldn't say they've become ineffective at all. Many of my online friends insist they have seen a marked improvement to views received on their web pages since promoting their work on Twitter and Google+. Even as recently as last week, they were urging everyone to try it and I'm quite eager.

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Re: Social media sites dead?
« Reply #18 on: March 07, 2016, 12:06:58 PM »
Social media sites aren't dead. I think certain sites are better for business than others. I honestly Google+ and Pinterest are the sites where I actually follow businesses and buy from the most. The only time I've ever bought anything from someone through Facebook was through a group forum, and I eventually followed that person on Etsy and Pinterest.


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Re: Social media sites dead?
« Reply #19 on: March 07, 2016, 02:24:08 PM »
I think social media sites are far from being dead, and I do not see them going away any time soon. I think the biggest issue is that new ones are blossoming all of the time so competition is going to be fierce to get attention on what you are trying to sell. If you want to use social media to promote or sell products and services, you just have to find the one that is right for you.

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Re: Social media sites dead?
« Reply #20 on: May 17, 2016, 01:26:52 PM »
I created a Facebook page for my shops, and I occasionally post from that page onto my personal Facebook page, but it seems to me that Facebook is dying out, and I believe a lot of that has to do with how Facebook has been tweaking the settings. It seems the majority of what I see in my stream now is advertisements and posts from businesses I follow, rather than posts by my friends, which is what I'm there to see. I would really like to see the two separated out so that I could click on a stream to see personal posts, and another to see what the businesses and shops I follow have been up to.

I see Twitter making the same mistake. I used to go to the local news pages on Twitter and see all of their latest postings, but now I see posts from 2 or 3 days ago, and sometimes even older posts, rather than the breaking news they've just posted. I'm finding it hard to even see the latest posts on my shop account so that I can retweet them on my other accounts. If i can't do those things, there's less of a reason for me to be on the site, and I'm not the only one who feels that way, so if they continue down that same path, they will lose users. Losing users means the site is less valuable for advertising, so they will eventually lose revenue.


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Re: Social media sites dead?
« Reply #21 on: May 17, 2016, 05:00:04 PM »
I think that social media isn't dead but the people making money aren't doing it by just posting a landing page but on creating content and selling on the side.  Young people are making money on social media, and I would argue probably more overall compared to the older generation because they aren't directly selling.  Most of the money is probably being made by Youtube though, between parodies, commentaries, and other videos along with all the sponsorships and side products.  The younger generations is outpacing the older generation in making money on the internet.   So no, I don't think it's dead, I just think how we sell has changed.

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Re: Social media sites dead?
« Reply #22 on: June 05, 2016, 08:40:09 AM »
I wouldn't agree with OP that social media sites are dead and bad for promotion and marketing but quite the contrary. As a matter of fact the most interesting offers and deals I have recently discovered were the ones I discovered while I was browsing Facebook and some site popped up with their advertisement. It's probably because they make those ads to target specific audience and I must say - they always target me pretty good.  ;D

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Re: Social media sites dead?
« Reply #23 on: July 29, 2016, 06:35:35 PM »
I do think that some social media sites are dead like Facebook and Twitter because people are so used to be sold to on there.  Direct selling on social media sites don't work because people are sick of sells people interrupting their 'social' spaces.  So you have to find an entertaining or interesting way to get people interested in your product before you sell it to them.  A good example is on Youtube, there are people selling makeup but they don't tell you how great the makeup is, they do makeup tutorials showing what you can do with it, and what they use.  So you have to be creative in how you sell on social media.

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Re: Social media sites dead?
« Reply #24 on: August 20, 2016, 08:59:22 AM »
The trends in social media change really fast.

Due to this you have to always be on your toes if you really want to profit from social media otherwise you would be trying out techniques which are ages old and which would not yield you any profits.

Therefore, when it comes to social media do make sure you keep a watch on the trends and follow them the moment you spot one.

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Re: Social media sites dead?
« Reply #25 on: August 24, 2016, 08:31:18 PM »
Social media sites are not dead,they have become more powerful. Different social media have different demography of users,you have to identify the social media age group and interest to get most from social media. If your target audience is women, you will find Pinterest more useful because Pinterest has more women users than men. If you ar targeting to professionals, you will find LinkedIn to be more useful.

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Re: Social media sites dead?
« Reply #26 on: August 25, 2016, 12:16:00 AM »
Advertisers are utilizing almost every way possible to instill awareness or catch someone's attention into clicking into their ad or post. Recently I am seeing ads on social sites  that are quite related to a video that I clicked for example. I normally find them interspersed between non-ad videos shared by friends.

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Re: Social media sites dead?
« Reply #27 on: July 07, 2017, 11:12:24 AM »
Not really. I mean, a lot of people still use social medias when they are starting out, just like me. I believe that using social medias can still make a great impact if we want to endorse something and it's free. You just have to find a good group or page and interact with them. Social media exchange also work wonders.

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Re: Social media sites dead?
« Reply #28 on: July 07, 2017, 11:24:17 AM »
I doubt it, it really depends on which social media site you post in. If you post on a site like LinkedIn, then yes you wouldn't get a lot of views as the LinkedIn community is a lot smaller than Facebook or Twitter. Social media is still a good way to promote your products/services as I see a lot of people making money through it all over my news feed. It just depends on how you market your product/services and are you reaching to the right audience because otherwise, you'd just be wasting your time.

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Re: Social media sites dead?
« Reply #29 on: July 19, 2017, 04:47:06 AM »
I use social media to share my work where views have a value.  There are some sites that pay you based on how many views you receive.  That is the time I use these sites just to share my content.
Ofcourse I have Facebook account to interact with friends and family. I also have a page there which I have opened for my school. 

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