Yeah, so I posted something on facebook about my upcoming urban fantasy novel the other day. I got back on a while later to check the results and encountered this:
Facebook, I just don’t know what to say to you anymore. You want to put ads in the news feed? Okay, I am not thrilled about that, but it’s a free site and you have to make your money somewhere. You want to kill organic reach in favor of paid ads? That’s your choice too.
I see the other side to your decision. Yes, you’ve given bloggers, writers and small business free advertising for years. However we’ve given you free content. Do you really think people check their facebook accounts multiple times daily in case there is a new Target ad?
But I digress. I don’t want to be one of those people who complain about a free service. But these ads, these ads for ads, are getting old. Every post that gets more than a handful of views results in the above message. I have promoted posts and I probably will again in the future. If I have a promotion going on, it might even be worth it. But I am not giving you thirty dollars every time a half dozen people like my post.
Please stop asking, it’s making you look desperate.