ActiveRain Tutorials: How To Effectively Spam a Facebook Event to Your Friends

How To Effectively Spam a Facebook Event to Your Friends

Over the past few days I’ve noticed more an more issues on Facebook with those I am connected to.  For the longest of time things seemed to be going well.  Then all of a sudden there seemed to be another mental lapse on how to use Facebook for business properly.  I wrote yesterday about how to successfully tick off your fans on a Facebook Business Page. Well, this morning another common issue I have noticed on Facebook started running rampant again… people spamming you with events.

We have all had the invitations to a friends event on Facebook at sometime.  I’ve heard that there are roughly 3.5 million events created on Facebook each month.  If you are like me, you probably feel like you get invited to half of them.  In my case though, I seem to be constantly invited to events that are nowhere near applicable to me.  For example, today I was invited to an auction in San Clemente, CA.  Curiosity got me, so I checked Google Maps, it’s only a mere 2,549 miles from where I live in South Carolina.  No matter how amazing and awesome that house may be, the likelihood of me coming across the country to attend this event is almost zero.  The same holds true for many more of the 1,300 other people invited to this event.

In fact, many wrote on the event wall complaining about being invited to an event they had no interest in attending or zero chance of traveling across the country to attend.  I explain this whole situation a little better here:

So, before you invite everyone you know to your next Facebook Event, take a little bit of time to sort through those you are about to invite.  Ask yourself this question:  Will this person I invite be glad I sent the invitation or annoyed that I am sending them spam.  If the answer is the latter, maybe you should refrain from sending it to them.  Just because you invite over 1,000 doesn’t make your event more successful.  Instead, inviting those who are likely to attend is a much better strategy to help you use Facebook for Business more effectively.

Originally Posted at: 210 Consulting- Social Media Advisors

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Comment balloon 16 commentsJeremy Blanton • July 29 2011 02:40PM


Your next one should be "HOW TO EFFECTIVELY SPAM YOUR GOOGLE + CIRCLES".  OMG just when you think you have it figured out.  I guess people can add you to circles and you don't even need to connect with them and they will just spam the snot out of you.

Posted by Renée Donohue~Home Photography, Western Michigan Real Estate Photographer (Savvy Home Pix) over 7 years ago

Renee- I am yet to find major value inside the +.  I've spent minimal time there, but like you get spammed by people & don't really like it.

Posted by Jeremy Blanton, Myrtle Beach REALTOR®- (Myrtle Beach Homes Blog) over 7 years ago

Jeremy good tip - Knowing your "friends" makes it much easier when you invite them. Kelli

Posted by Kelli Wall, Realtor - Idabel,Oklahoma 74745 (Coldwell Banker Taylor Real Estate) over 7 years ago
Great tip - I have a love/hate relationship with how we've socialized our communication through Facebook, and the other networks.
Posted by Carol Zingone, Global Realtor in Jax Beach, FL - ABR, CRS, CIPS (Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Florida Network Realty) over 7 years ago

Jeremy that's why I have never been over for not the food or company it's the travel time.

Good advice

Enjoy the day

Posted by Don MacLean, Realtor - Homes For Sale - Franklin MA (Simolari & MacLean REMAX EXECUTIVE REALTY) over 7 years ago

Thanks Don, Carol, & Kelli!

Posted by Jeremy Blanton, Myrtle Beach REALTOR®- (Myrtle Beach Homes Blog) over 7 years ago

Great advice, Jeremy and I totally agree! 
Even though I don't have so many 'friends' I still get invitations to strange 'events'. There are many who think the more they invite the better - especially to fund raiser type things.

Posted by Bruce Kunz, REALTOR®, Brick & Howell NJ Homes for Sale (C21 Solid Gold Realty, Brick, NJ, 732-920-2100) over 7 years ago

OMG Jeremy! LOVE THIS! I laugh when I get these invites!

Keep the videos coming!

Posted by Michele Miller ~ REALTOR®, LMC, HSE, CHS, SRES, CMRS, 'Helping You Make the Best Move" (ERA Key Realty~Worcester County Realty Group) over 7 years ago

Great post Jeremy!

I get those eflyers selling homes in far north of I live 20 miles south of Houston.... and how wide is Houston? Well it takes an hour to cross Houston going at 65 MPH! So why would I try and sell a home over 50 miles from my selling location?


Posted by Sussie Sutton, UTR TEXAS Realtors - Rep for buyers and sellers. (UTR Texas Realtors) over 7 years ago

Hi Jeremy--I'm really smiling as I read your post.  How often do people think I'm going to hop on a plane from Maui and travel to their event?

Posted by Janet Jones, Home Staging, Interior Redesign Kihei, Maui, Hawaii (Just Your Style Interiors, LLC) over 7 years ago

This is one Facebook faux pas I'm not guilty of......never have created an event on FB!

Have a fun weekend Jeremy!

Posted by Ann Allen Hoover, CDPE SRES ASP e-PRO Realtor - Homes for Sale - AL (RE/MAX Advantage South) over 7 years ago

Well...I am at the Burwell Rodeo and want everyone to attend today or tomorrow...I suppose that is out for ya as well...luckily I am not smart enough to send invites on facebook..thus no one is mad at me.

Posted by Mike McCann - Nebraska Farm Land Broker, Farm Land For Sale 308-627-3700 or 800-241-3940 (Mike McCann - Broker, Mach1 Realty Farmland Broker-Auctioneer Serving Rural Nebraska) over 7 years ago

Featured @ Club Chaos

Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) over 7 years ago

Honestly... Why do people send these event invitations to people who will surely not attend?  They are lazy. 

Posted by Virginia Gardner, Realtor, Charlottesville, Serving Central Virginia (Roy Wheeler Realty Co.) over 7 years ago

Jeremy, you just nailed it for me. It is something every week. I try to take Facebook seriously...and market wisely....but when Facebook accommodates so many venues...well it get tedious. Thanks for a good perspective on FB!

Posted by Jeanean Gendron, Specializing in Selling Unique Properties (The Address Realty) over 7 years ago

Thank you Jeremy... for all your great tips on making Facebook work for business.  And for helping me when I went crazy trying to promote my page... :-)

Posted by Kathy Schowe, La Quinta, California 760-333-8886 (California Lifestyle Realty) over 7 years ago