Internet Marketing

Facebook ad question

  • Ellen Reply

    Apparently, Facebook advertising can be very effective, as evidenced by the Samsung campaign. I have one question though...my FB page showed that I "liked" Samsung. I did not. How did that happen? I know that their ads kept appearing on my page, showing that some of my friends "liked" Samsung.

    12/05/12 at 08:15 AM (4194)
  • Renee Reply

    Ellen, I've been wondering about those. Does it appear on your wall or just in the newsfeed that others see?

    12/05/12 at 03:06 PM (4223)
  • Nick Reply

    I've had a lot of friends complaining about this on FB lately -- that they "like" things they never actually clicked "Like" for. When wiggy stuff like this starts to happen, it's usually a good sign that there are changes coming down the pipeline.

    12/07/12 at 03:20 PM (4289)
  • Ellen Reply

    [quote]Renee said: Ellen, I've been wondering about those. Does it appear on your wall or just in the newsfeed that others see?

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    The newsfeed. Each time, I clicked on the thingy to hide the post. Later I noticed that Samsung was listed as one of my "likes."

    12/07/12 at 04:36 PM (4298)
  • Peter Reply

    That's a very odd problem. Facebook seems to have a mind of its own sometimes.

    12/07/12 at 10:51 PM (4303)
  • Nick Reply

    Happened across this yesterday. Doesn't really clear a lot of things up (no shocker there) but it's good to know that we're not alone. http://readwrite.com/2012/12/11/why-are-dead-people-liking-stuff-on-facebook

    12/14/12 at 04:33 PM (4369)
  • Brian Long Reply

    [quote] said: Happened across this yesterday. Doesn't really clear a lot of things up (no shocker there) but it's good to know that we're not alone. http://readwrite.com/2012/12/11/why-are-dead-people-liking-stuff-on-facebook

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    Great share! As with everyone else, I find that this is happening to me more and more. Incredibly weird and shady, especially if companies are paying to get those forced "Likes."

    12/17/12 at 02:59 PM (4373)
  • Renee Reply

    [quote] said: Happened across this yesterday. Doesn't really clear a lot of things up (no shocker there) but it's good to know that we're not alone. http://readwrite.com/2012/12/11/why-are-dead-people-liking-stuff-on-facebook

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    That Samsung campaign is particularly noticeable. It's everywhere!

    Thanks for the link, Nick. The article also highlighted the promoted post (I'm not a promoted post fan as a marketer or user; I think advertisements belong on the side, not the newsfeed) and the common complaint from organizations that more and more of their posts are being filtered.

    12/17/12 at 04:33 PM (4380)
  • Peter Reply

    I'm with you Renee. The promoted post is terrible -- as both a consumer and a Facebook page owner.

    12/17/12 at 05:20 PM (4381)
  • Jason G. Reply

    This is what happens when money is the driving force behind feature changes.

    12/17/12 at 07:11 PM (4383)