Woody Boater Breaks 15,000 Likes On Facebook! Can We Get Mr Zuckerberg To Go Woody Boating?

facebook Likes flatWoohooo, sometime of the past couple days we broke the 15,000 likes mark on Facebook. Now, likes sadly don’t mean much anymore for reach on Facebook. But despite all the throttling back of stories they do so we will pay to boost stories, we do reach a very respectable group. Average is around 10%-20%. We are in many cases almost double that. And a handful of times  reaching over 50,000 views in one day.  Thanks to Texx and some amazing photos from you all.


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12 replies
  1. Rick
    Rick says:

    Ok why is that young girl in the header all alone? She looks cold and in need of an arm around her.

    • Troy in ANE
      Troy in ANE says:

      Too bad I don’t have Photo-Shop. I would put someone in there with her for you and she would be all cozy and warm.

      Than I would get into trouble for messing with someone elses photo and their copyrights and I would be banned from WoodyBoater. Good thing I don’t have Photo-Shop.

  2. Paul H.
    Paul H. says:

    In all the FB efforts I have observed from various hobby clubs and associations, I have yet to see ANY conversion of likes or of folks “joining” a FB group into paid memberships, or sales of anything. It must work for someone because they sell ads in choking density, but I have never seen direct evidence or numbers to support it. Most club or commercial interests say they maintain a presence there for visibility or other similarly opaque reasons. Too bad they don’t apply the same standards and return expectations to social media exposure that they would to other forms of advertising expenditure, whether that expenditure is in money or in time.

    Likes mean nothing as far as I can tell, unless you are somehow insecure and require evidence of acceptance, however pitiable it might be.

    Glad to see you guys growing and gaining in site visits – that’s more what matters and what actually means something, I think. I might be wrong, but while I have observed FB to be completely meaningless in any direct commercial return sense, getting people to your site and exposing them to the hobby, the boats and personalities on a regular basis is what is really an important accomplishment.

    Thanks for the effort and the entertainment!

  3. Rick
    Rick says:

    Facebook has worked for us in that we spend $100-ish each year and get 2-3 clients each worth 5 figures over the life of the relationship we establish. I don’t care how many likes I get just the results. I think it may be the final push that our reputation has established for some. All our clients are local.

  4. Jack Schneiberg
    Jack Schneiberg says:

    Hey! Face Book allows me to keep up with my 14 grandchildren who all seem to share their life’s secrets daily on it…..and other social media. Things I wouldn’t necessarily share in a confessional are found on FB. It’s a mystery to me – but must have something to do with why “they” all stumble around with their faces buried in their cellphones or other electronic gadgets. At some point future generations will forget how to speak. This does not bode well for the sonorous tones of a flat head marine 6 cylinder engine. Think I got off-topic.

  5. John Rothert
    John Rothert says:

    I am with those above that refuse to get sucked into having cyber friends. Fakebook is something I will not join.
    Now I can see the benefits in viewing their pages relative to our interest….but I am not paying the price in privacy to do it. Take the site for Fairchild Scout 30’s, I am a scout owner and appreciate the news and views of other owners, and FB is the only venue for that…up until now. But much as I would like to network with fellow owners…..NOPE!
    John in Va. Going Boating

  6. Wilson
    Wilson says:

    Like Jack, my wife follows FaceBook to keep up with grand kids who seem to tell more than needs to be known…It’s all a puzzle to me. I think it is a vicious time consuming plot by the martians.

  7. Al Benton
    Al Benton says:

    I may be wrong here, but the WB Facebook page appears to be another collection point for friends to leave comments on daily WB Website posts. Is this correct? If so, then it serves as resource for attracting new viewers to the WB Website, which is a good thing.

    Comparing this functional use of Facebook by WB to the way a particular Club that Paul & I are familiar with, is vastly different. That Club’s Facebook page attracts many members that seem to get all the attention and help they are looking for with no need or desire to join the Club who sponsors it.

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