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MetroDeal buys Bigalaang Lakad Fan Page?

New group-buying site, Metro Deal, buys popular Facebook Fan Page of “Buti Pa Ang Biglaang Lakad Natutuloy; Ang Planado, Hindi!” with over 500,000 fans. Ok we’re not really sure if there’s a sale but MetroDeal has already taken control of the FB Page since it launched.

The biggest challenge for new group-buying sites is attracting new email subscribers, Twitter followers and Facebook Fans. The usual approach is to do ad campaigns on FB, Google Adwords and other ad networks which is very expensive, just like what Ensogo did.

Buying an already popular FB Fan Page is definitely a cheaper and much faster alternative. For how much was the 500,000-strong Fan Page was bought is another question that remains to be answered.

Now that’s another way to make money online! :D

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Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech with over 20 years of experience in the technology industry. He is one of the pioneers of blogging in the country and considered by many as the Father of Tech Blogging in the Philippines. He is also a technology consultant, a tech columnist with several national publications, resource speaker and mentor/advisor to several start-up companies.

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  2. Avatar for Stephen Reyes Stephen Reyes says:

    But wait. Check out their fanpage now. It’s back to 2k plus. http://www.facebook.com/pages/MetroDeal-Manila/269962893036329

    I guess fb didn’t agree with the buying thing.

  3. Avatar for heckitech heckitech says:

    DealSpot.ph did the same
    http://www.hectorlegaspi.com/2011/07/dealspot-ph-buys-facebook-fanpage.html

  4. Avatar for Johnny Johnny says:

    Sorry, but when I go to their website, their Facebook fanpage bears their actual name. Is this some kind of scam news?

    • Avatar for Josh Josh says:

      Johnny,

      This news is true, That’s I’m shocked when I saw the page with the name of their company “Metro deal”

      Last time i checked it about a month ago it’s still “Buti Pa Ang Biglaang Lakad Natutuloy; Ang Planado, Hindi!”

      Can somebody tell me how did they change the name of the page? changing the name of the page with more than 100 likes is not possible as per facebook.

  5. Avatar for inquirerph inquirerph says:

    Nice strategy:) thumbs up

  6. Avatar for Junior Junior says:

    So what exactly is new about this? As far as I know they are around for more than half a year already and this fanpage has been with them ever since. What exactly is new about this?

    Yugatech, now I really remember why you’ll never reach the genius of a Techcrunch.

    • Avatar for OOH ads OOH ads says:

      New thing? Let me put it this way

      Money value – How much was invested on this page? Page was on fb server. Are you now getting the point Junior? Some lucky pinoy made a funny page and for some marketing reasons his page was bought with only spending time on his side.

      with regards to Yugatech not being a tech crunch someday, look further bro he’s the no.1 tech blog in Asia. Besides, TC has a lot of writers and commentators on board.

  7. Avatar for bus ads manila bus ads manila says:

    I had fan pages before that i sold, even more than 500k mark. If you have a viral page then sell it asap. On US fan pages are valued at $0.01 per fan imagine if you have more than 500k fans, their are times that fan pages which are funnier are more marketable than the serious ones

  8. Avatar for Winziph Winziph says:

    ang dami talagang pera online hehe.

  9. Avatar for Rodel Rodel says:

    was approached before by a really popular guy in the phil blogosphere that he wanted to buy my 500k fan page also, there was really a serious money on the table especially if your fan page is a niche. but i din’t go for the deal because i have a few web projects that needs it (fan page)

    • Avatar for hd hd says:

      so magkano naman offer sa fanpage mo? ano bang niche yan? baka pwed sa cpalead yan, tiba tiba ka diyan

    • Avatar for Rodel Rodel says:

      it’s local travel niche, i tried slapping it with cpalead it won’t work hence, i settled with adsense, linkshare, nuffnang and infolinks for the time being.

  10. Avatar for kodigo kodigo says:

    Wala talagang kupas ang marketing sa facebook, pumapatok lalo na kapag may promotion.

  11. Avatar for spelling spelling says:

    bigalaang ka dyan!

  12. Avatar for adam adam says:

    Meron palang ganyang fanpage.

  13. Avatar for lawrence lawrence says:

    buying a page within a (web)page?

    sabagay mukang di naman agad malalaos ang fb, so profitable deal parin.

  14. Avatar for Cindy Cindy says:

    Uhm I’ve been buying vouchers from them since January and they always had that fanpage. Is this what you call “news”? This is like 6 months old.

    What will Yugatech report next as “news”? Announcement of iPad 2? Lol.

  15. Avatar for Price Price says:

    anyone care to venture a guess on the price?

  16. Avatar for Doc Harry Doc Harry says:

    I wonder… will The Zuck like this development? ;)

  17. Avatar for EverythingCDO EverythingCDO says:

    Can they disclose the price? A lot of inet people are curious. Even big American firms give out figures.:)

  18. Avatar for kill3rfill3r kill3rfill3r says:

    ayos..makagawa nga rin ng catchy na facebook fanpage:)

  19. Avatar for deuts deuts says:

    Well, that is something unexpected. If I only knew. hehe

  20. Avatar for Calvin Calvin says:

    is this new? matagal na nilang gamit yung fan page na yan eh.

  21. Avatar for hey hey says:

    They bought it right? For how much? HAHA. Just wondering

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