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Jason Tate 04/11/12 02:00 PM

Facebook Timeline Causing Drop in Traffic to Band Pages
 
According to this article, the mandatory switch in Facebook to the "Timeline" view is causing a huge drop off in traffic on band's pages. You know, if they wanna drop me a few stock options -- I've got some ideas to fix that.

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Dustin Harkins 04/11/12 02:01 PM

Beef with Timeline

AShannon04 04/11/12 02:03 PM

Yeah, the elimination of landing pages is bumming me out right now, which, from what I can tell, is the main reason for this decrease in traffic.

Jason Tate 04/11/12 02:05 PM

"Oh I'll just put my band stuff on Google+ instead." - No One.

circletheworld 04/11/12 02:08 PM

switch to band camp, its better anyways

Rysker6 04/11/12 02:09 PM

I would agree that Timeline is not a positive design change for facebook. Personally, I don't like it organizationally, I just don't.

Dustin Harkins 04/11/12 02:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jason Tate (Post 106187002)
"Oh I'll just put my band stuff on Google+ instead." - No One.

If a tree falls in Google+ does it make a sound?

kskillzz 04/11/12 02:11 PM

Timeline sucks on regular pages but it sucks more on band pages. Just reading updates and things people post on their wall is way to cluttered and confusing so this doesn't suprise me.

zeropunk16 04/11/12 02:12 PM

It really does suck more on band pages. It's just annoying to work with.

reid 04/11/12 02:13 PM

I've had a couple pages drop 50-60% in traffic. That's hundreds of thousands of people less than what i was averaging before going timeline.

Fourchordwonder 04/11/12 02:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rysker6 (Post 106187202)
I would agree that Timeline is not a positive design change for facebook. Personally, I don't like it organizationally, I just don't.

My main problem with it is that, at least on most pages I've seen, the left and right columns don't sync up chronologically. On my band's page, for instance, our posts about new stuff always go in the left column, but a post our singer made about our first demo a year ago just stays at the top of the right hand column, forever directing people to out of date information.

lightcollapse 04/11/12 02:15 PM

i love timeline, i think it is fun and cool

whiterussian 04/11/12 02:15 PM

The title is a bit misleading, bands aren't getting less traffic, the apps are (according to the article).

How many times have I gone to a band's profile just to immediately switch to their Wall while the app was still loading.
I have mixed feelings about this. Although yeah, Timeline sucks ass.

irthesteve 04/11/12 02:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dustin Harkins (Post 106187242)
If a tree falls in Google+ does it make a sound?

What is Google+?

SureAsRain 04/11/12 02:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by circletheworld (Post 106187182)
switch to band camp, its better anyways


Facebook had an integration with Bandcamp that would allow you to click on a tab and open bandcamp within facebook. Now everything opens in a new page and is incredible convoluted. Not a clear interface at all. Nothing is at a glance anymore. You have to browse around for information now, which makes it difficult for new people to gather info on your band fast. Sad times.