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Facebook shuts down REALTOR referral page over Vanity URL issue

With all the “experts” in social media, it’s really easy to take what an “expert ” says to the bank.  But be careful.  Just because your best friends, sisters-cousin says that so and so is an expert in social media doesn’t make it so.

3 weeks ago I went to a seminar here in Mesa, AZ by the latest “flavor of the month-social media experts” that said in a room of over 100 people, (80 of which being small business owners) .……”you don’t need a website anymore, Facebook is all you need”.  I personally think that this gentleman gave some horrible advice to the attendees.

Why?  Great question!

1) I don’t know about you, but I have never actually seen a Facebook fan page  (business page) indexed on the 1st or even second page of a Google search.  Have you? Not really a good idea when we have already established that over 90% of buyers go to the internet when looking for real estate. (Keywords….)

2) Read this!

Facebook Shuts Down Page with over 47,000 Fans over Vanity URL

Note to self: Don’t under any circumstances rely on one business source for business.  Especially if its something like Facebook. Why?  Because you don’t own Facebook.  If they change their terms of service tomorrow and you rely only on Facebook for business…..you are effectively shut down! As this gentleman learned first hand.

Click HERE to go to MyTitleGuy’s Facebook Business Page.

So what should you do?  If you are a Realtor or lender in Arizona, call me.Lets meet for coffee to discuss how to use Facebook in your real estate business.

So, what do you think?  Is Facebook all you need to grow your real estate business?

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Stephen

Hi I'm Stephen Garner, I'm just a guy in the title industry {in Phoenix} trying to change how real estate agents market themselves and their services. To that end, I teach my clients HOW TO leverage sales technologies like WordPress, Content, Video, Camtasia, Final Cut X, iMovie and indexable IDX solutions to convey value and help your ideal client find you online when they are most interested in learning about you and your services. I work for escrows. Hire me!

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