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 @ginidietrich I think that's the hard thing, distinguishing when it's 'acceptable'  - I've seen many a begging post from small businesses asking people to click on the 'get notifications' option so they get notified on their posts (I'll stop their or start ranting about that new option too!).

 

We tend to feel more 'sorry'/more willing to tolerate from smaller businesses as they 'struggle' more but that makes it an unfair playing field, no? Or does it even out as the bigger brands have the bigger budget to play with....

 

I can't help feeling that a lot more users will tire of the requests to like/comment/share, not just old social media geeks?

1 year, 8 months ago on Facebook Promoted Posts Remove the Level Playing Field

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 @RebeccaTodd  @ginidietrich  ha, I've also witnessed 'click like if you have children/have grandparents/like coffee/eat cake' - the (depressing) list goes on. I understand why but it's depressing to see!

1 year, 8 months ago on Facebook Promoted Posts Remove the Level Playing Field

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Great post Gini, it ties nicely to my growing disdain of the the 'like this post if', 'share if', 'comment if' posts on FB, even from respected brands with very good digital agencies behind them, all desperate to boost their Edgerank. It just means I'm unfollowing/hiding a lot more pages now. I understand why they are doing it but linking to a few other comments here, it's just cheap and rather depressing.

 

Something has to give or the business model may well implode for FB.

1 year, 8 months ago on Facebook Promoted Posts Remove the Level Playing Field

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Just horrid for you Danny - bizarrely quite a compliment that some idiot out there is so jealous of your well built reputation that their only form of attack is (very poor quality) hacking.

 

As you say a timely reminder to everyone to recheck those privacy settings - I truly hope you are able to track this person down and sue the lifeblood out of them.

 

Good luck and stay strong :-)

2 years ago on Facebook Hacking and the Value of Social Currency

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 @Nichole Santoro well I always say don't knock til you've tried it, as the user experience is different for each individual. I (like most other peple) just need to find the time to dedicate to it consistently!

 

I'm seeing some photographers (amongst other niches) on Google+ absolutely flying where other sites just haven't worked for them. Certainly I've met people on there I'd not met elsewhere so it's made for a very different but very good - consider yourself circled anyway ;-)  @arron_daniels  @geckooooo 

2 years, 1 month ago on Is Google+ Worth the Hassle?

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I like it, but have big concerns that the SEO benefits of jumping on board will kill it as a social media platform as you allude to above. You can't force social, it has to be and develop organically. I also think that unless Facebook really annoy it's users (adverts in the stream may start to do that if they don't get the balance right), not enugh people will invest in Google+ too.

 

Good article, resonates with me, thank you :-)

2 years, 1 month ago on Is Google+ Worth the Hassle?

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 @DannyBrown Absolutely, so many businesses are damaging their brand by having empty profiles, it looks lazy/arrogant/unprofessional. And you're right, we shouldn't actually complain, lots of my work is picking up the pieces from the last social media advisor they had in!

2 years, 2 months ago on Be Where YOU Need to Be, Not Where "They" Say You Should

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Spot on Danny - I think there is a lot of fear (some spread by unscrupulous social media advisors) factor for businesses who feel that if they aren't everywhere somehow the world will caev in/they will miss out on masses of sales/leades etc.... I spend more time taking clients off sites than going on new ones, once we've gone through the 'where are your customers online & more importantly do they want to talk to you on there' process.

My mantra: do less, better!

2 years, 2 months ago on Be Where YOU Need to Be, Not Where "They" Say You Should

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