Traditional Web Pages vs. Facebook Business Pages

ByKevinD

Traditional Web Pages vs. Facebook Business Pages

mobile friendlyThere is some debate about the relative merits of Facebook Business Pages verses traditional web pages. If you are not a web design professional, an expert in SEO techniques or an accomplished Facebook user, you may not even understand the difference.  Both these common digital marketing solutions have pros and cons. Here are a few examples:

  • Ownership and Control. In your traditional website, you have complete control over all content, branding strategy, SEO techniques and other aspects. You own your website. With Facebook, you’re dealing with a third-party site. You follow the company’s terms of service, which are frequently revised. In effect, Facebook, not you, owns the site.
  • Site Design. With a website, you design your webpages to match your own branding strategy and goals. You are free to make changes anytime at your discretion. On a Facebook page, you can add your own logo design and make minor changes in appearance, but you will still have Facebook’s look. On the other hand, you (or your internet marketing agency) must do the design and the maintenance work yourself for traditional websites.
  • Interaction. On a traditional website you have limited opportunities to interact with your audience, especially if it is a “template” or amateur site design. Facebook is a place where you often find participants and “friends” using social media to interact with others. The typical Facebook user is more likely to be engaged in a conversation or leave comments.
  • Timeline. Facebook’s Timeline is a way to easily send your contents to thousands of people spending time on Facebook. With one easy click, users can get all your updates, comment on your Facebook posts and share your information with their own network of friends and family. This feature is not available with a traditional website, unless your audience can subscribe to your RSS feed. The drawback is that your users always must be using an RSS reader to keep information streaming to them. Most people will not do this.

The bottom line is that both Facebook and traditional web pages are needed. There is no substitute for the way branding strategies can be accomplished via a business website. On the other hand, the convenience and efficiency of Facebook’s automatic update and delivery cannot be ignored.

That is why Axiom does both! We build and maintain traditional websites and Facebook pages for clients simultaneously. Take a look at these examples from a medical practice we serve:

Or these examples from the OurSeniors.net Family of Senior Services, serving the needs of seniors in any way we can!

You can get details about some outstanding promotional opportunities by calling OurSeniorsDiscounts.net at 386-204-4727 by email at Contact OurSeniorsDiscounts.net.  At Axiom, our business marketing team can combine traditional marketing tools like direct mail advertising with local SEO services to build your branding strategy. Please visit Axiom’s small business services page or call Axiom at 800-888-6348.

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