If you have any kind of worthwhile following on your Facebook page, chances are you've attracted people who simply post an advert for their business on your wall.
It happens all the time on our Lanzarote Information Facebook page - people identify that it has a good "like" count, that it's about the island, and they think it's OK to simply write a "Hey! Check out our website for great offers on xxxx" with a link to their site. Often, they haven't even taken the trouble to like our page themselves!
The simple answer is to delete the comments, but we go a stage further now and send them a personal message or email:
Sorry, but we've removed the link you placed on our Facebook page. If you would like to advertise your business to our readers (We have 3000 a day on the main site) then have a look at our advertising rates here: http://www.lanzaroteinformation.com/content/advertise-lanzarote-information
As well as getting coverage on our main website, we'll also put the post about your business on our Facebook page, and push your business on Twitter as well.
If you want to know more, please email us...etc
It doesn't always yield a new advertiser, but even at the rate of 1 in 10, it's a worthwhile exercise.
Why not try it yourself?
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