I've noticed that on Facebook, as with actual life events, people seem to gravitate towards the crowd. I have tried to engage my friends to help me with this but they don't follow-thru (because they don't want all those emails). So I was wondering if perhaps there is a service available that does what I can't get my friends to do.
Basically, a business owner posts something about their product (in my case, my books) and a group of people post comments about how they love or recommend the product. My thought is, after a while people will begin to take an interest in what is being posted. I have seen something similar offered by someone but this person basically had several pages, and she would post status updates about products, with links, etc.
It's really frustrating when I post something trivial, or tell something that happened in my day, and receive "likes" and comments, but post something about my product and it's crickets. Even on my group and fan page, FB statistics show that people are viewing the content but no one is commenting. Maybe it's just me, but when other FB business friends post something I will "like" or comment on their business related posts, just because. But it is rarely reciprocated. What is more perplexing is when people see me out an public and comment that they did not know I had published two books, yet they ae FB friend's who I interact with on FB.
Also, another problem I have with FB, is targeting the right people. Example, I write Contemporary fiction, but I have begun to notice that a lot of people who join my pages or friend me, are Urban fiction writers and followers. This too may also be a part of the problem. Any suggestions on how to remedy this? I've already stopped accepting friend requests from these writers and also deleted a few.