Fandemonium... FaceBook Land Rush... Day 3

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Real Estate Agent with Century 21 Results Realty

Beginning Sunday Night/Monday Morning, FaceBook began the second phase of their custom URL land rush. 

In the first phase, members were allowed to select URLs for their personal use and businesses with over 1000 fans were able to get custom URLs as well.  There were literally millions of URLs parsed out in just a few hours. 

In the second phase, businesses and others with "Fan Pages" were able to secure custom URLs if they had a minimum of 100 fans. Originally it was thought that no minimum fan requirement would exist, and then there were rumors of a 25 fan minimum.  Fan some pages, win a car!

We returned to town late Sunday Afternoon.  When I logged in to FaceBook, I was greeted by pandemonium as friends were creating pages getting ready for the URL land rush.  I didn't know there was a minimum, but obviously others did... they were rushing to try to get 100 fans already before the deadline. 

I was sitting on one page with 12 fans and another with 34.  I was able to secure a few fans after midnight... when I figured out that I needed 100, but really wasn't able to go after it until Monday Morning.  As of 8:30 on Tuesday Evening, I have 60 fans on Lilburn, 89 fans on LaneBailey and 9 fans on Social Media Breakfast Atlanta (Ken Cook set it up, but we didn't turn it on until today...)

It has been fun, challenging and enlightening. 

  • "Internet friends" from all over the country are helping each other out, "fanning" pages to get people over the 100 threshold. 
  • At the same time, there is a competition of sorts for attention get your pages "fan'd". 
  • Everyone is pitching their pages... 
  • And looking for the hook to get themselves noticed. 

I figured out my own hook today...  And it is just right for the car guy...  If you "Fan" all three of my posted pages, and all three hit 100 fans by the end of the week, I'll send you a car!  Sure, the car is only a couple of inches long, but it will be FREE... and will get GREAT gas mileage. 

So... HURRY UP and fan my pages.  Win a CAR! 

BTW, I think that if we (especially me) applied some of the same vigor to marketing the rest of the time, we would have some VERY well read blogs and popular pages!

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Eric Reid
Renaissance Realty Group of Keller Williams Atlanta Partners - Lawrenceville, GA

Very cleaver .. So you have to get you page to 100 by when

Jun 30, 2009 08:30 PM #1
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Lane Bailey
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Eric - FaceBook doesn't have a deadline... but I want it done by Saturday!

Jun 30, 2009 09:25 PM #2
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Monika Depalo
GAFF'S REFERRAL'S INC. - Port Orange, FL
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Win a car?  That is generous.  I would like to win a Nascar!

Jun 30, 2009 09:34 PM #3
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Elizabeth Bolton
RE/MAX Destiny Real Estate Cambridge, MA - Cambridge, MA
Cambridge MA Realtor

Hi Lane ~ Just "fanned" all three.  I can't seem to navigate around Facebook to save my life but if I figure out how to set up a page I'll send you a note.  Good luck!

Liz

Jun 30, 2009 10:28 PM #4
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Mike Mueller
Tech and Social Media Consultant - Walnut Creek, CA

Will everyone please "Fan" Lane's pages so he can get back to blogging about the good stuff?  Please!

;)

The Custom URL or Vanity URL for Pages has been blown way out of proportion.  Out of your three pages - your  http://www.facebook.com/pages/Social-Media-Breakfast-Atlanta/90931497769 already has the SEO baked into the title.  Whe you get 100 fans and get a Vanity URL think about what you want to change that to.

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Lilburn-GA/Lilburn-Dwellings/42630019857 doesn't have much long tail working for it - but if you Vanity it tosomething like

http://www.facebook.com/LilburnRealEstate or http://www.facebook.com/LilburnRealGarages you'll double up a little more.

Just thinkin...  : )

Jun 30, 2009 11:30 PM #5
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Brian Burke
Kenna Real Estate - Highlands Ranch, CO
Broker & Advising Expert-Denver Luxury Real Estate

Lane - I have been working on this today and realized we didn't even have 100 friends - LOL. We have not been actively participating until now. ~Rita

Jun 30, 2009 11:44 PM #6
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Brian Burke
Kenna Real Estate - Highlands Ranch, CO
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I went and check we have 14 fans as of now. :( BTW I wrote a post about this today - feel free to link your fan pages on the comments.

Jun 30, 2009 11:46 PM #7
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I am so happy, relaxed, and at peace since I don't Facebook, MySpace, or Twitter, and thus don't have to worry about fans or no fans and who is or is not following me. I like my privacy.

Jul 01, 2009 03:12 AM #8
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Lane Bailey
Century 21 Results Realty - Suwanee, GA
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Monika - If you can drive one that is under two inches long...  The blue one is a Torino Talladega. 

Elizabeth - Thank you.

Mike - I appear to have a little time to think about that one...  And thank you for the excellent suggestions... as always. 

Rita - I finally got one of my three pages over the line...  Just two to go. 

Russel - If it works for you. 

BTW, the LaneBailey page is now FaceBook.com/LaneBaileyCarGuy.  Feel free to "fan-up" if you haven't already!

Jul 01, 2009 07:33 PM #9
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