My Annoyance With Facebook

Angry with facebookReally, I am annoyed with Facebook.

You wonder what’s my gross with the site?

Anyway, there is little my annoyance can do for a “big boy” site like that. You know, when you are big, you are big, and there is nothing anybody can do about it. Facebook is really showing us that they are the big brother and we must bend to their rules whether we like it or not.

But permit me to express my feeling and tell you why I am not happy with them. It is not that I hate Facebook, no, it is the best online creation as at this time. I know that another innovation is coming tomorrow that will become the rave of the time. For now, facebook is enjoying all the accolades packing people from all over the world and has become a virtual nation of its own.

With this level of power, it means that Facebook can do anything it wants without any serious challenge from anybody. What I realized is that Facebook keep changing things on their website almost per minute. If you take off two to three days from Facebook, the next time you check the site, you will realize there are new things already on the site.

In fact, if care is not taken, you may miss your way around the site the next time you are on it.

Anyway, as they said, “change is the only thing that is constant”. That statement is 100% true with Facebook. When you look at what is being done, you will conclude that the brains behind the site are committed to improvement of the site. Yeah… I will say, I agree with that, but if you are just like me, who has intention of doing something profitable with Facebook, you will realize how painful the constant changes can be.

We use Facebook to generate traffic to our site. It is a great avenue to make money online. So, what we do is to learn some tricks and implement some ideas that can help us generate more traffic from the site and make more money. You can imagine someone taking days and weeks to perfect a workable strategy on Facebook and then waking up the next day to realize that Facebook has tweaked their system and what you have implemented can’t work again. That can be annoying.

The other day, I was telling someone how to place advert on Facebook, I told her to check out something and she said there was nothing like that on the page. I felt as if she was not opening her eyes well because I just placed an advert about two days before discussing with her. I was forced to open Facebook to show her what I was saying. I was on the advert manager area, looking for the stuff, alas, it was nowhere to be found, Facebook has changed it again.

Some months ago, if you took Facebook advert and chose that the advert should be a “click to your website”, you would be getting fantastic result with your opt-in page. But these days, Facebook is keeping the traffic within their system and forcing us to pay more if we want people to get to our website. What is that for?

The other day, I was using the Facebook Event and I was able to do some editing after the event has expired but in the next 5 days, when I tried it again, it was not possible.

There are several others things I have noticed with Facebook. They keep changing things anyhow and that makes them unpredictable. If you buy a course now on Facebook and the idea explained in it is very hot and producing great result, you may be surprised that the idea may only work for just 2 weeks or the month that you purchased the course. And if you are unlucky, the idea may no longer be working again as at the time you are buying the course.

Anyway, what can someone do in this regard? I will tell you the truth, NOTHING! You just need to be prompt in following up with Facebook. I must confess that the site has avalanche of traffic and as an online marketer, you can’t ignore that site for now.

I don’t really like the idea that I have to keep changing a working idea every time. But that is the power of having a system. That is why I tell people that they must have their own system. When they do, they have the power to keep changing things the way they want it. Those that don’t like what you are doing will only have an option to simply walk away or opt-out from your site.

If you don’t have a system of your own, start thinking about it now. It can give you an enormous power. It starts from knowing how to create your own website.

Gbeminiyi Oluwabusola,

IM Coach.

About Gbeminiyi Oluwabusola

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Gbeminiyi Oluwabusola is a web developer, internet/information marketer, team leader and an entrepreneur. He is the MD/CEO of MeritChoice Limited. He is currently running an internet marketing programme on How Anyone Can Be Making ₦300k+ Monthly Online. Click here to learn more.
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