There’s something new on the way from Facebook, and it’s BIG. If you use it in the right way, right now, it could put you months ahead of your competitors.
Facebook have decided to compete with the likes of Yell.com and TrustedTrader. They’re hoping to take over the local ads in all areas across the UK, from plumbers to florists. And if the preview is anything to go by, they won’t have any problems doing so.
So how does it work?
If you visit Facebook.com/services, you’ll see the preview. Basically, it’s local listings as you’d find on many other sites, but with a twist that only Facebook can provide. Just like the competition, you’ll find reviews of businesses on there, and how to contact them. However the new approach will show you reviews firstly from your Facebook friends who have already dealt with these businesses, followed by other reviews from people in your area.
Sounds good, but what can it do for me?
Well at the moment, not many people know about it. So if you’re quick, you can get your listing in there, and build up its reputation so that you’re sailing ahead by the time your rivals get wind of this. The preview testing is up and running, but if you were to check for local businesses in your area, you’re likely to find that there’s not a great deal happening – YET. This is going to change massively in the next few months as Facebook begin to promote the new service. They’re going to be putting a lot of money into this, and you’ll be seeing the results everywhere.
How to I go about setting it up?
If you already have a Facebook page, then you must make sure that it’s set up as a local business page, rather than a brand or company page. Make sure your listing clearly states what you do, and get your customers to give you reviews as soon as possible. The quicker you act, the better the results Will be in the long term. Then, give it some time and enjoy what happens.
I don’t know how to do this – where can I get some help?
If you’d like some help with this, and would like the tips and tweaks that we’re aware of that can give you that extra advantage, then get in touch today. We’re running a special offer right now, where for just E19.99 we will set the page up and configure it for you in just the right way. It could give you the boost your business is looking for in 2016. This service takes time, and you’re going to see other companies around asking for 3-5 times our price for this service, but we wanted to give you all something at the best value possible.
Get in touch today on 01606 374995.