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SEDO - Exclusive interview

Discussion in 'Resources & Success Stories' started by neddy, Apr 13, 2011.

  1. neddy

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    MO.com have secured another teriffic exclusive interview - this time with the C.O.O. of SEDO - Jeremiah Johnston.

    You can read it here: http://www.mo.com/jeremiah-johnston-sedo

    One thing stood out for me:

     
  2. snoopy

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    He is cringing mainly because it is bad for his own business.
     
  3. neddy

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    Maybe so, but to me he makes some relevant points. Especially for newcomers.
     
  4. Shane

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    Yeah I can't understand why people do this, they must think the kids will think they are cool if associated with Facebook or Twitter etc...

    Why would you market facebook.com/widgets when you could just use widgets.com?

    Maybe if you had a crap domain but a good Facebook URL?
     
  5. snoopy

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    I guess it is working on the assumption that many people are far more interested in your facebook page that your website, because those people mainly hang around facebook. I think it probably works better for some areas than others. eg I can see it working well for movies, nightclubs, perhaps restaurants. For those selling an actual product online I can't see it working well but for more social businesses I can see the logic.
     
  6. FirstPageResults

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    It's better than telling people to google "blue widgets Melbourne" via broadcast media, I'm still waiting for some savvy SEO to outfox a large corporate on that one :D
     
  7. Terrell

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    I agree... Facebook can be much more engaging than websites - all it takes is a customer to "Like" your page and then you can pop up on their Facebook every day with messages (until they unlike you). While you can do this with email newsletters, I've found people tend to be more tolerant of Facebook posts than emails and are therefore less likely to unlike than unsubscribe.

    However, I have long term concerns with Facebook. Having a Fan Page with thousands or more visitors is great as long as people stay on Facebook. However, if/when Facebook loses its coolness then you are left talking to yourself since there's no way of exporting emails for all of your Facebook fans. Not to mention that Facebook can shut your page down for random reasons that go against their TOS.

    I like to use Facebook to drive visitors to my websites and newsletter signups though.
     
  8. payattention

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    I heard this one on the radio yesterday for a legal firm in Melbourne. I didn't even understand the name they said to Google.. wasted money.