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December 1, 2010

The Threat of Facebook Marketing

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Here’s the buzz: Google is scared of Facebook!

For a super-giant like Google, clearly the one heading the pack of all search engines and raking in millions of dollars in online advertisements, you find this issue quite unbelievable.

What gives? Google is the go-to search engine for a majority of Internet users so what is so scary about Facebook, which is not even in the same category as Google?

As a social networking site, what is it about Facebook that gives Google chills down its spine? Is there really something to be scared about in the first place?

Well, apparently, there is. The endless possibilities that Facebook can do in reaching a tailored and targeted audience is what scares Google the most. Facebook for marketing is really an alarming future for Google.

Know thy market

One of the basics in the wonderful world of marketing is getting to know your target market. This is a very important information in reaching the right kind of people for your kind of business, be it a product or service offering. The more targeted and relevant the information that you have about your intended consumer, the better you can cater to what truly appeals to them.

In a world where everything is getting personalized, where every consumer is very vocal about the things that they want and how they want it, having the right platform holds the key in reaching them. And, of course, getting them to purchase your products or avail of your services.

And this is where Facebook, a social networking site, fills in the gap that a search engine like Google can’t. Facebook for marketing is something Google did not foresee.

Building relationships

A social networking site like Facebook is all about building relationships. Virtually everyone is on Facebook to connect not only with family, friends, social acquaintances, but also potential business contacts.

Personal information revealed in this social site also gives almost everyone a profile of a particular group that would be interested in a particular product or service. For example, a growing group of vegetarians are in their early 20s, female, and located in Asia and this age/gender/location information would be helpful in positioning vegetarian products. And if you have successfully market to even just one member of this group, it will spread rapidly like wildfire to all his or her contacts and before you know it, your marketing efforts have multiplied with minimal efforts!

Facebook for marketing. Think about it. Google has.


Elmar Sandyck Recommends Using Facebook For Marketing In Establishing A Successful Online Business. To Get More Online Marketing Tips And Techniques Visit www.InternetMastermindStrategy.com

2 Responses to “The Threat of Facebook Marketing

    avatar Stephen Monday says:

    Facebook is poised to remain a marketing contender for years to come. When it decides just how to utilize it’s full potential, I am sure it will make the most of it.

    Google should be concerned. 500 million of anything is something to consider.

    Facebook partnering with Bing made a bit of competition for the search engine part. As for businesses it also made way for online selling since it reaches almost everyone around the world. Maybe if they continue Google Me and develop something better than Facebook, they can win.

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