Should include a note with friend add?

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kevs
Should include a note with friend add?

I want to send a note, something like, "Hey, bookmark my website, ...
And describe what I do, my service --- but will this create more spam reports for me?
It's a pity not to market what I do/ website etc, but I do know with myspace, they will delete your account with no notice and no recourse, correct?

   

   

hubby
Re: Should include a note with friend add?

if i got a request like that, i'd mark/report it as spam (cause, that's kinda what it is)

Almost Evil
Re: Should include a note with friend add?

 MySpace AND facebook will both delete your accounts without notice if you are a spammer.

 

"Who is this irresistible creature who has an insatiable love for the dead? Living Dead Girl"

p to the izzle
Re: Should include a note with friend add?

I report those as Spam unless I know the company before hand. I would suggest having your friends put you in their top friends. Have your friends suggest you to other friends and do some good old fashioned networking. Once you get it going friends of friends of friends will see your MySpace page. they'll hopefully click your link to your website. then hope beyond all hope that you get bookmarked and repeatedly visited. I know I personally link to websites run by friends.

I don't want to die without any scars. 

kevs
Re: Should include a note with friend add?

Thanks, P, well, I'm marketing to more stangers than you so I cannot finesse that.
But I apprecate you input -- so if you report a note as spam, -- me just saying, "hey check out my site, this is what I do...
Then many other must report as spam I assume, to I guess it's better to just not send note?
Do you report spam for everyone you don't know, or does the note push it over the top.

Almost: how do you define a spammer?
To me getting friend request if just networking -- especially from a cool service.

BTW, what is the limit of request per day for both MS and Facebook?

I with there was some premium membership you could pay on these sites to not be deleted or contest problems.

I've seen people who I know are paying people to add for them on MS and have 30,000 and are there for years. and other people have 100 friends and get deleted with no notice.

PS, I'm a people photographer, does that matter, I mean it's not like selling Viaga spam, it's a cool service, but I want to play it safe.
Now with MS, they have the have a "mark as spam" Facebook does not have that, so how it work with Facebook -- getting deleted?

Thanks HUbby, let me know what you think.

Almost Evil
Re: Should include a note with friend add?

 If you are a "people photographer" then you shouldnt be spamming facebook. Word of mouth in your own city should speak for itself. Get yourself a Model Mayhem or One Model Place- or even a Zivity account to spam your photography services. Neither MySpace nor Facebook were made to be used in that way. Create yourself a Business Profile on facebook and people looking for a photographer will find you. Take out an ad in the local paper, maybe a local cable television ad. But spamming your services all over two sites not dedicated to photography will just make you look like you are spamming, and according to myspace and facebooks TOS that can get your account deleted.

An acct on MM or OMP will help set you apart from the other "GWC's" (guys-with-cameras) who claim to be photographers, but really arent. Develop a top-notch portfolio and build a fabulous website to showcase it. If all else fails, place ad's on craigslist in 'Gigs' and find some models to help develop your portfolio. But just be advised that facebook really isnt the place where people go to get spam requests or messages.

Another note: very, very few models will go to an unknown photographer. You say you are marketing to strangers. Strangers rarely get services from strangers. They will ask their friends, and their friend's friends for opinions and recommendations. No matter what your business is, you have to start in your own community. Cold calling (or the equivalent online) wont get your the results you are hoping for.

"Who is this irresistible creature who has an insatiable love for the dead? Living Dead Girl"

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