28 Aug 11 7:14 am
I actually disagree with some of the opinions here. I think, used the right way, fan pages can be very very useful. First, you have to decide if you want to link them to your real Facebook account. You might for the ones linked to your authority sites, but perhaps not your newbie sites or static sites. Let me explain a bit.
You decide that you are going to build a site on weight loss and you found 4 products to promote thru clickbank. You create a fan page for each product, but don't put any affiliate links or links to your website right away. You set up an auto-responder and give people free info. Maybe some tips, an ebook, whatever. Once you get say 1500 fans, you can promote the affiliate product, and then also say "if you want more info, come to "www.siteyoucreated.com" (kind of like hard sailing your 5th email for example) . They can only get the free info by liking your page is another key. Those likes show on friends of friends newsfeed, they click, etc. Now you can promote directly on your fan page, or to your niche site you created. Have a hop link on your fan page and your website in your about/info. Think if you were promoting 10 products. As long as you don't set up the fan pages in a spammy way, I think this is a great traffic redirecting strategy. Facebook > google these days.
My two cents
P.S. I was one finger typing in the dark on my iPad so I apologize for some repetitiveness...hope u get my gist...time for bed lol..