Business owners seem to always want more. More followers, more likes, more email subscribes, more numbers. The rationale is that the more people you have the more money you’ll make. I’m certainly of the same mindset as I start and write blog posts and speak to businesses about using the internet to grow their business. I want to share my message with as many people too. It’s just natural to have bigger followings, larger lists, and bigger venues. But I recently had someone ask, “Jonathan, what’s the value of a Facebook Like?”
The question is a valid one. Marketers have to prove conversion rates and return on investment when it comes to a variety of metrics like audience size. Many business owners think that the number of likes or follows indicate that they should be able to sell more, do more, and get more product to people. In this post I’ll share with you some research and my own thoughts.