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Facebook Timeline Causing Drop in Traffic to Band Pages

Posted by - 02:00 PM on 04/11/12
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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02:01 PM on 04/11/12
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Dustin Harkins
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Beef with Timeline
02:03 PM on 04/11/12
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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.
02:05 PM on 04/11/12
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"Oh I'll just put my band stuff on Google+ instead." - No One.
02:08 PM on 04/11/12
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switch to band camp, its better anyways
02:09 PM on 04/11/12
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I would agree that Timeline is not a positive design change for facebook. Personally, I don't like it organizationally, I just don't.
02:10 PM on 04/11/12
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"Oh I'll just put my band stuff on Google+ instead." - No One.
If a tree falls in Google+ does it make a sound?
02:11 PM on 04/11/12
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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.
02:12 PM on 04/11/12
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It really does suck more on band pages. It's just annoying to work with.
02:13 PM on 04/11/12
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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.
02:14 PM on 04/11/12
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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.
02:15 PM on 04/11/12
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i love timeline, i think it is fun and cool
02:15 PM on 04/11/12
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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.
02:16 PM on 04/11/12
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If a tree falls in Google+ does it make a sound?
What is Google+?
02:19 PM on 04/11/12
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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.

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