Lets face it a lot of our marketing is happening on Facebook. We build profiles make connections and network network I even teach how to build your page when I do workshops. When I got my Personal Facebook I was sitting around the 688 friends mark ,made up of Family & Friends and then Photographers and randoms with of course some old school people that find you. I chose NOT to have a business page it was 2012 March and I felt that people wanted to be ‘Friends’ not fans.
I did my first creativeLIVE March 3rd and in one day maxed out my personal page to the limit of 5000. That day I opened Sue Bryce Photographer my business page and since then I have worked both pages dual posting. I do not sell product on my facebook pages but I do post links to workshops and events and if you follow me a whole lot of personal stuff.
I built this page over two years Personal 5000 friends and 13.5 thousand subscribers and Business: 90 thousand plus.
I work under the micro blogging recipe which is
40% Positive Opinion – Because no one comes to your page for negativity
40 % Information – Everyone wants something and when you give they come back for more
10% Personality – I try to be silly funny and real
10% sell – Any more than that and people are repelled
Oh and Post every day. It’s always about consistency. This recipe worked for me and it will work for you.
I have had many images stolen off facebook and they used them to start new pages and people always message me to dobb them in. I try never to delete negative comments because everyone is entitled to have their say but if it hurts my client at all I remove them. I love my Facebook network it is a huge part of my day. People who I have not necessarily met are consistent they share and message me and I have built the one thing I try to teach and that is a community. So this week I got Facebook Cloned yes it’s a new thing read about it here: http://www.news24.com/MyNews24/Facebook-cloning-How-its-done-and-how-to-prevent-it-20130530 Facebook even posted this warning you need to hide your friends list https://www.facebook.com/Facecrooks/posts/10151524855310345
They copy your Personal Profile: Block you so you can’t see it. Copy your Profile Pic and your details and then like the same pages so at first glance it looks just like you. Then they start friend requesting everyone you know. Your friends are none the wiser. But here is the best part then they went to my REAL page and reported me and FACEBOOK shut down my account. I did not get an email I simply got a message when I tried to log in saying “You have been reported as using your personal facebook for business. Follow the instructions to migrate this page to a business page to keep these friends” Thats it! no email! no right of reply! no help desk! and the FAKE Sue Bryce is still operational. Now I have TWO Facebook business pages all of my friends including my family have been migrated to LIKES I cannot access their pages or tag them or contact them or even message them. The fake account can then do as they please with all my pictures and my friends (well the ones I can’t email) and I just lost a community I have built over two years. I do not even pop up in your feed anymore.
Now lets address the tough luck principle well Sue Bryce you were doing business on your FB page and you got busted. 10% yes and only sell promotion no selling and no spam and no emails and no private messages I have never used my FB acct to send anything of this nature. I even have please email me business emails as I do not answer FB private messages.
My Options :
You can still like my business page and I can respond to your comments and messages here https://www.facebook.com/SueBrycePhotographer
You can join me on Twitter here https://twitter.com/sue_bryce
You can join me on Instagram here http://instagram.com/suebryce
Or you can subscribe to this blog and I will keep on posting and doing my thing.
I have applied to FB to merge the two business pages to this one I am sorry I cannot be friends with you I am trying to resolve this situation as soon as possible.
This is a screen shot of the FAKE account if this Sue Bryce friends you with only 40 friends it is not me. If they ask you for money its is not me. Please report this page so we can shut it down. How to spot the fake, Joined 2014 only 40 friends no posts past or present.
and to the person who thought it was fun or cool to push me off facebook I lost 999 photographs that did not migrate even though the facebook print said they would and most importantly you have removed my FAMILY PRIVATE page from me and my whole network, I hope the fleas of one thousand camels infest your armpits and you stand on a lego.