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Author Topic: 70% of Local Businesses Use Facebook For Marketing  (Read 1312 times)

Paul Keith

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70% of Local Businesses Use Facebook For Marketing
« on: February 20, 2011, 03:24:31 AM »
Source: http://www.readwrite...ok-for-marketing.php

P.S. Link is not worth clicking as the news is in the title unless you want to check out the source.

The real question is: Would DC join Facebook or not?

Not so much as a page or a member but as a concept bowing down to the Borg be it from forking certain DC apps into Facebook as Facebook apps to having a causes link for DonationWare to showing in the homepage how many friends like DC to having a gallery full of Cody pics from all angles.

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Re: 70% of Local Businesses Use Facebook For Marketing
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2011, 03:45:06 AM »
DC is on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/DonationCoder though, like yourself, I don't think many people are aware of it.

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Re: 70% of Local Businesses Use Facebook For Marketing
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2011, 05:09:46 AM »
Actually I knew that (hence the bowing down to the Borg joke). Although when I search for it on Facebook, all I got was this so there was also that nagging doubt that maybe I was mistaken: http://www.facebook....oder/106040069436740

To expand on what I mean, I'm talking about things like having an Ecwid interface for DonationWare instead of just a List.

Example: http://www.facebook....?sk=app_251458316228

App: http://www.facebook....om/EcwidShoppingCart

A Twitter app feed specifically for Facebook containing the new apps.

A Facebook Social game where you manage someone who uses DC apps in their world to improve their stats.

A way to share your forum thread directly to the DC Discussion page.

A DonationWare causes page thing. http://www.facebook....es?sk=app_2318966938

A how much do you understand DonationWare quiz thing: http://www.facebook....5383700&ref=appd

A humorous daily quote app based on the books in PopUp Wisdom: http://www.facebook....550154316&v=wall

...I'm overthinking this aren't I?




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Re: 70% of Local Businesses Use Facebook For Marketing
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2011, 08:01:37 AM »
You're not overthinking if DC was going to embrace social networking properly. Whether it's the right thing to do is another question. Maybe it depends on how inclusive DC wants/needs to be - if it brought in more revenue/donations then it's worth thinking about... maybe.

I like Ecwid (only discovered it myself last week). Very simple to use, but it wouldn't be enough on its own - Cafepress would still be needed to create the items - I think.