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drfrightner
01-26-2009, 11:14 PM
Anyone have an opinion on this... everyone I talk to says Facebook is the in thing now not myspace. Facebook has overtaken MySpace on traffic.

Anyone know whats what?

poison
01-26-2009, 11:27 PM
Facebook is the best one!

stafford
01-26-2009, 11:30 PM
Facebook for sure, although I still have both, I rarely check my Myspace anymore.

Larry, I told you this when you posted about your updated Myspace profile.

So purely from a user standpoint, I prefer Facebook.

The headline that Facebook has beaten Myspace in traffic isn't totally relevant to haunt owners if you're using them to market your attractions. In reality, Facebook leads in global traffic, but here in the US, Myspace still has more traffic, for the short term though it appears.

Both are good tools, and heck they're essentially free marketing, another exposure, why not have both.

Maybe I prefer Facebook since I don't have to worry about what my page layout looks like, or how many glittery comments I have on it, or what music I should play etc etc etc

Facebook is a nice clean user interface, simple, and addictive once you use it (although I think my use has tapered off a bit, which is probably a good thing). Above all, I have reconnected with 20 times more people that I had lost touch with on Facebook than I did on Myspace. Some of them I had missed, and unfortunately some that I had enjoyed forgetting about, until now :)

Chris

Nightgore
01-27-2009, 08:16 AM
Well, believe it or not... myspace STILL has the most users/members, BUT, Facebook is growing FASTER everyday! Why? Ease of use!

The only advantage to a Myspace is that it allows you to customize your page... Facebook you cannot; your stuck with the plain old white/blue facebook page just like everything else, no sense of originality!

Check it, here's our myspace page:

http://www.myspace.com/scarylexington

Here's our Facebook:

http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/group.php?gid=45511534714&ref=ts


Which one looks more appealing? That's if your judging on design/layout/appearence alone.

Also, a benefit of Facebook is it's popularity to college aged kids... this allows you to easily target your audience! Also, facebook advertising is EXTREMELY easier than Myspace advertising... and I believe more cost effective!

Just some thoughts. -Tyler

Nightgore
01-27-2009, 08:22 AM
Chris,

Your myspace can be vital if used correctly... Myspace gives you options to play music or not... or display comments or not! Our profile, everything on there was done in house (graphics, music, etc. etc.) and was layed out by Redcrow Designs! In the future, on our profile you'll be able to leave us a comment, but they won't be publically displayed!

Take a look at Frightworlds myspace:

http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewProfile&friendID=407658099

This is a very put together myspace page! But you can see, this would come in very handy and become a vital part of your marketing!

Facebook is good... yes... but it all lacks personality! It's like being polar bear amungst a snow storm! Myspace allows you to stand out in the crowd! -Tyler

Jordan24
01-27-2009, 08:59 AM
Being that we're on the subject of MySpace, does anyone have experience with any computer friend adder software? Preferably something that doesn't run upwards of $300.

You really need a lot of time to hand add large quantities of people.

Thanks,

Nightgore
01-27-2009, 09:12 AM
http://www.openadder.com/

http://www.adderdemon.com/

http://www.addnewfriends.com/

-Tyler

Raycliff Manor
01-27-2009, 09:35 AM
I'm using Eek Adder, www.eekrecords.com It's easy to use, but I'm not familiar with all the others so you can toss it in to sites to check out and compare. ;)

Kel

stafford
01-27-2009, 09:39 AM
Nightgore,

I realize the potential for social/viral marketing on both of these systems, I think we were probably one of the first on the Myspace train long ago, as evidenced by the amount of friends on our Myspace.

http://www.myspace.com/getscared

What I was commenting on is mainly Facebook vs. Myspace, from a pure personal preference standpoint. Which I think may have been what Larry's question was about in part, seeing as he just recently started using his Myspace.

Jordan, be very careful with any of the friend adder programs, Myspace is wise to these, if they find out you are using one, your profile will be cancelled.

As it appears, Facebook will likely surpass Myspace in traffic in the US before long, and as I said above, use both of them.

Unlike others on here who have had success with their Myspace marketing, the response rate we have gotten on our promotions has been marginal. But I see it as another exposure, they see your profile on Myspace, then see an ad elsewhere, then hear about you from a friend - rule of 3, hopefully will equate to ticket sale.

Chris

Raycliff Manor
01-27-2009, 09:50 AM
Chris is right, we had our Myspace page deleted last year after reaching just above 25,000 Myspace Friends, most residing within 100 miles of the haunt zip code. Ouch!

Kel

PS. I forgot to mention, we were staying within the suggested 300 Friend requests per day at the time too! I only really have time now to send Friend Requests once a week and I try to stay under 250 requests when I do send them now. I do make sure to post a message to any Myspace Friends who add us thanking them and I include our web banner. I also send out a Birthday message one day a week to all the Myspace Friends having a Birthday in the upcoming week. This is VERY time consuming but VERY effective!

OdetteDespairr
01-27-2009, 07:16 PM
I much prefer my myspace. I have a facebook but am on it about one every 3 months. Its so plain and i do not like logging on and seeing what everyone else is talking about or thinking or what pictures they are posting. I do not like how difficult things are to find on facebook either. And it just seems more complicated to use. Pictures are easier to post also.

From a marketing standpoint, myspace is the way to go also.

Odette

Jim Warfield
01-27-2009, 07:49 PM
Because I seemed to be seeing in that fine print you are supposed to read before you click "Join" that they reserved some right to sell you and bill you for trinkets and toys that they will say you need to maintain your site with them.
Or am I wrong?

Darkblood
01-27-2009, 08:32 PM
Personally I have both...I use the myspace for the haunt and facebook for personal contact (family/friends)...
I don't care for facebook much...too plain...I log on about twice a week to it.
Myspace I check daily (sometimes multiple times).

Kirk

Dr. Giggles
01-27-2009, 08:40 PM
Honestly i think Facebook myself. Just because it IS plain and simple. Theres no need to get all these flashy graphics and badass music. Its just plain old hey look they can scare us advertisement. And iv never been very technologically savvy and i find myspace confuzing.

mikeq91
01-27-2009, 08:43 PM
I feel like myspace attracts a younger crowd (middle school aged kids for example) where as facebook is used more by high school aged kids to adults. Either way, having both certainly can't hurt.

Jonathan
01-28-2009, 09:52 AM
Well, my agency I work at did a huge marketing session on this same topic.

I'm not going to bore you with numbers, demos etc.

But the final thoughts is, Facebook is growing, yes, but Facebook is also more of a personal site. Not great for businesses. Many of the businesses on there, don't get the same results as advertising on myspace.

Its more of a fan presence and a company presence where people become fans and those really involved with Facebook follow it. Now if you are going personal. A personal page works there.

Myspace, is more of an advertising avenue to get serious results to a mass market. One, people can look at your myspace without having to join, and the global appeal, etc etc etc.

Okay, I won't bore you,

But I have both.

RFR Myspace:
http://www.myspace.com/rottingfleshradio

RFR Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Rotting-Flesh-Radio/37591096811

Jonathan on Facebook:
Just search Jonathan Johnson

Haunted Illinois
01-28-2009, 10:39 PM
I also have both:

http://www.myspace.com/hauntedillinois

http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=999932119&ref=name

According to my stats, Myspace still gives me more than twice the referrals as facebook. As Jonathan said, perhaps that has something to do with the fact that the general public can see my Myspace profile and people who want to see the Facebook one have to join Facebook and add me as a friend.

HouseOfHorrors
01-28-2009, 10:49 PM
I definately prefer myspace... As far as VISUALLY giving people something to look at it is far superior. Facebook is just the plain old white and blue page... nothing fancy. Myspace is Huge for me.... make a good appealing page, post lots of bulletins and coupons during the season, and trust me it works! Check out our myspace page at:

www.myspace.com/houseofhorrors

-Tim

BruiseMuse
01-29-2009, 04:25 PM
I have both, but I do prefer Myspace because of the customization (although some people tend to go overboard with the glitter and a ton of slideshows) and the fact that anyone can see my profile, not just my friends. Facebook works better for tracking down old classmates than for self-promotion.

Motograter
01-29-2009, 07:37 PM
I'm not to big about face book. I have an account for facebook and myspace. I'm on myspace every single day and maybe twice a month for facebook.

Dr. Haunt Chamber of Fear
02-01-2009, 09:17 AM
I work with high school students in my community as well as at a college. The college age group prefers Facebook and we are seeing a large increase in Facebook since they allowed non-college affiliated people to join. People prefer facebook because it allows less ad and more friend information. Myspace is still hot with the younger crowd 12 - 17 and allows for alot more ads. Both Facebook and Myspace have copied each other with certain features. Having a group page or Fan page on Facebook can help but it is not a guarantee for success as people join these for any reason and do not regukarly check these pages.

Also, know on Facebook you have to be a real person as they delete organziation, companies, and school pages while Myspace lets you use pages for this. I know of school that had their mascot have a page on Facebook and it was deleted.

Haunted Illinois
02-01-2009, 11:01 AM
I wasn't aware that Facebook was deleting accounts for groups and organizations. I have seen a lot of paranormal groups and haunted attractions that have had Facebook pages for a long time and they haven't been deleted.