Here’s the buzz: Google is scared of Facebook!
For a super-giant like Google, clearly the one heading the pack of all search engines and raking in millions of dollars in online advertisements, you find this issue quite unbelievable.
What gives? As a social networking site, what is it about Facebook that gives Google chills down its spine? Is there really something to be scared about in the first place?
Well, apparently, there is. The endless possibilities that Facebook can do in reaching a tailored and targeted audience is what scares Google the most. Facebook for marketing is really a daunting future for Google.
One of the basics in the wonderful world of marketing is getting to know your target market.
This is crucial information if you want to reach the right kind of people for your kind of business, be it a product or service offering. The more targeted and relevant the information that you have about your intended consumer, the better you can cater to what truly appeals to them. In a world where everything is getting personalized, where every consumer is very vocal about the things that they want and how they want it, having the right platform holds the key in reaching them. And getting them to purchase your products or avail of your services.
A social networking site like Facebook is all about building relationships.
Virtually everyone is on Facebook to connect not only with family, friends, social acquaintances, but also potential business contacts. Personal information revealed in this social site also gives almost everyone a profile of a particular group that would be interested in a particular product or service.
For example, a growing group of vegetarians are in their early 20s, female, and located in Asia and this age/gender/location information would be helpful in positioning vegetarian products in the market based on this demographic. And if you market successfully to even just one member of this group, it will rapidly spread like wildfire to all his or her contacts and before you know it, your marketing efforts have multiplied with the littlest of efforts!
And this is where Facebook, a social networking site, fills in the gap that a search engine like Google can’t. Facebook for marketing is something Google did not expect.
Think about it…
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