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Contractors- Do you want to get connected?

I just saw several hometalk contractors ask for "likes" on facebook without much success. First of all- ask for people to connect with you on hometalk. It is a much more powerful marketing tool. Now let's take the opportunity to connect on facebook.
1. Make sure you that you follow "hometalk.com" on facebook- http://www.facebook.com/Hometalk They have over 234K fans!
2. In the comments section of this post let us know your professional facebook page so we can connect with you.
Post somthing like this in the reply section so we can connect with you, "Thanks for connecting with us on facebook- http://www.facebook.com/SawHorseAtlanta. Don't forget to connect with us on hometalk as well- http://www.hometalk.com/member/2bx3gno6xd."
Let's get connected today! Reply with your link and we will connect with you as well.

  • SawHorse.net
    SawHorse.net Atlanta, GA
    on Jan 22, 2012

    Hometalk contractors/ member- add your facebook and hometalk landing pages to this post so we can all connect to you: http://www.facebook.com/SawHorseAtlanta http://www.hometalk.com/member/2bx3gno6xd

  • Hewitt Remodeling Services LLC
    Hewitt Remodeling Services LLC Virginia Beach, VA
    on Jan 22, 2012

    www.facebook.com/HewittRemodeling

  • Designs by BSB
    Designs by BSB Lawrenceville, GA
    on Jan 22, 2012

    Id like to add (if I may!) , while there is value in gaining another fan on our business pages, what is even more powerful in the long run is having people who are interacting. A year or two ago, efforts like this started on LinkedIn. Everyone wanted to be liked, but few wanted to participate. I backed out of it .. being a fan of someone's page (in my eyes) is to not only like them, but following them in the true sense. Give them support, comment or question when they share something. Let them know .. even a "like" of each post/statement is better than nothing. Anyone who uses Facebook is probably all too familiar with "stalkers".. haha .. Business pages certainly don't mind, but more often than not they are praying that someone would just give acknowledgement to the efforts they post. Ive seen very few small business pages have aLOT of interaction .. would love to know the secret to why. This is where HOMETALK excels!! We are truly a community here. Everyone is here to support one another and it is obvious, even business to business. I am grateful to be a part of this! For the record.. www.facebook.com/designsbybsb I typically "like" other business pages while I am logged in as my page. So when I do offer comment or support, it gets my business name out there. Oddly, it dos not count towards "how many people like this".

  • SawHorse.net
    SawHorse.net Atlanta, GA
    on Jan 22, 2012

    @Becky- I agree. I prefer connections on hometalk to facebook. That is why I am promoting it as such. Facebook makes it harder to interact therefore, you need more connections to reach the same amount of people.

  • SawHorse.net
    SawHorse.net Atlanta, GA
    on Jan 22, 2012

    @Becky- the best way to get a lot of interactions on facebook is to post interesting pictures. If you want the comment section to string out, then keep adding more pictures to the same album over time. I don't do this and should. Here is another designer that seems to get a lot of comments- http://www.facebook.com/joelkellydesign Notice what types of posts he makes and how often. Plus he has a lot of fans as well.

  • Tri-Lite Builders ~ Homework Remodels
    Tri-Lite Builders ~ Homework Remodels Phoenix, AZ
    on Jan 22, 2012

    I am new to Hometalk, but I think it is a great community of contractors and homeowners. I have posted two of my projects and had a warm welcome. I look forward to posting more projects and seeing projects posted by others. I appreciate Sawhorse sharing online networking experiences. I have followed some of their contests and look forward to following your example and building more of a following. My original Facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/HomeworkRemodels Last year I assumed ownership of Tri-Lite Builders, a twenty nine year old award winning remodeling business in Chandler AZ. Things have gone well except for engaging homeowners in the new Facebook page I set up. We have over two thousand people that receive our Tri-Lite email newsletter. I plan on using more proactive ideas to get people engaged this year, so I appreciate the insights of other successful contractors. My Tri-Lite Facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tri-Lite-Builders/122932437783924

  • Still figuring out Hometalk but love it so far! Www.facebook.com/designsbypaisley

  • Miriam I
    Miriam I Jersey City, NJ
    on Jan 23, 2012

    Liked you all :) Just FYI, we will be rolling out a new section in the near future for professionals to engage more in this kind of feedback and advice. @Paisley & Becky Sue, I'm looking forward to seeing you at this week's event--we will be discussing all of this.

  • Miriam, your just a busy little bee! Looking forward to see this. And one of these days I will do a FB page for my business.

  • Collingwood sawdust builders
    Collingwood sawdust builders Waxhaw, NC
    on Jan 23, 2012

    hay sawhorse hows hotlanta.Couldnt bleave buckhead last time i came down .wow what a new city

  • SawHorse.net
    SawHorse.net Atlanta, GA
    on Jan 23, 2012

    @Sawdust- Buckhead is looking much better. I know some of the developers and they have transformed the "party" section of Buckhead. Other parts of the city are seeing a welcome transformation as well.

  • Designs by BSB
    Designs by BSB Lawrenceville, GA
    on Jan 23, 2012

    @SawHorse.. that designer does have good feedback, but by percentage of people who are interacting to actual fan base is just as low as mine. Ive been reading a lot about the changes to Facebook's feed and how that affects businesses reaching their audience. Posting 1-2x a month is missing the vast majority based on how/when people sign in. Maybe another conversation to continue elsewhere :) Thanks for encouraging the connection - I will do my best to the best of my ability! :) HAPPY MONDAY!

  • SawHorse.net
    SawHorse.net Atlanta, GA
    on Jan 23, 2012

    There is a new way to see when to post on facebook to get the most exposure. It is called "Edge Rank". You can even pay for this service to see when to post to get the most traffic. I am personally not going to pay for this, but I can see how it would be beneficial to some businesses who are counting on facebook to give them business. For us facebook is just another tool to let our fans know what we are working on. We have received many more leads off of hometalk with less effort.

  • WallsTreat Studio/ Kass Wilson
    WallsTreat Studio/ Kass Wilson Alpharetta, GA
    on Jan 23, 2012

    OK, here's my page:https: //www.facebook.com/fauxfinishes.Atlanta

  • SawHorse.net
    SawHorse.net Atlanta, GA
    on Jan 23, 2012

    Thanks Kass- just became a fan.

  • Virtually Staging Properties, Inc
    Virtually Staging Properties, Inc Atlanta, GA
    on Jan 24, 2012

    We could use some of that hometalk love. Become a fan of our facebook page as we are gaining some ground on the copy cat virtual stagers out there. We need 250 fans and we are already half way there! Thanks! : ) http://www.facebook.com/virtuallystagingproperties

  • Tri-Lite Builders ~ Homework Remodels
    Tri-Lite Builders ~ Homework Remodels Phoenix, AZ
    on Jan 26, 2012

    Thanks for everyone's support for my Facebook promotion for my Tri-Lite Builders page. So far it's been a great success!

    Visit our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tri-Lite-Builders/122932437783924 and click the LIKE button for a chance to win the $250 gift card.

    Visit our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tri-Lite-Builders/122932437783924 and click the LIKE button for a chance to win the $250 gift card.

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