I logged into my business page last week and was surprised with a promotion for a service by someone else that I hadn’t put on my wall. What disgruntled me was that I also provide that same service (WordPress Training) and I thought that person had a cheek promoting on my wall to all my likers about their services. I reported it as spam and removed the post. I had tried to leave a comment on their wall however because they were an individual posting and not from a business page, and I hadn’t ‘friended’ them I couldn’t leave a comment on their wall.
This was only a day or two after a colleague of mine had complained that someone had been spamming on their wall doing promotions for their business and thought it totally inappropriate. I hadn’t seen who had done that but wondered if it was the same person now posting on my wall.
Obviously this person is keen to promote their services however went the wrong way about it. What they should have done (in my opinion) was promote via their own business page, then asked their likers to share the promotion on their walls. That would then mean they were getting endorsement from their likers and they wouldn’t be seen as blatantly posting from one wall to another. It’s all in the way it’s done.
So, if you want to promote something at Facebook to those who are connected to you – best you do it via your business page and then ask your likers to share with their connections. We all know that things can go viral – it’s just important to start the process off in the right way.
By the way, that person has now apologised and said they hadn’t intended to be seen as spamming and will rethink how they do things.