Do We Have a Shot At Making Money With Facebook?
Now that the web mighty Facebook has gone (is going) public, I want to know if they will show either us users or us webmasters some love in the way Google did, albeit in a self serving way, with the launch of Google Adsense.
Before I start licking Google’s boots (cause that’s whats about to happen) I’d like to say that I personally hate Google for banning my Adsense account and my main G+ account and I have a vendetta against those bastards that’ll make Lex Luthor and Superman look like the best of friends.
Heck, I am even planning a new type of search engine based on a concept that has never been done before on the web due to my anger at Google but I will say this: Google didn’t forget about the websites and webmasters on the web that made it great, for without which it would be useless.
Google “gave” webmasters and webpublishers (people who put stuff on the internet) the opportunity to make money from their content. The way I see it, Facebook will be (or should be) forced to do the same and I said as much on the phone last night with my friend Dennis of Dennis Knows Dot Com & I Blog For Dollars Dot Com. (Dennis went nuts and deleted his Facebook account along with a few other friends lol)
Facebook may be forced by Boycott to Share Revenue
If Facebook Ads doesn’t make options for the people that helped to make Facebook great (users and webmasters) to earn revenue then Houston, we have a problem.
Google has under its paw a multitude of services including a blogging network (blogspot/blogger), a video sharing site (Youtube), search engine (Google), feedburner (RSS), and a number of other services that all have one thing in common:
MONETIZE THEIR CONTENT AND EARN!
Thats right. If you upload a video to YouTube, publish a blog at Blogspot, or simply even have a website or access to a website internally, Google will pay you for that with Google Adsense by way of revenue sharing from the price that advertisers pay Google for the ad exposure.
For one thing, their is nothing wrong with ads. No one ever bitched about a “Save the Children” advertisement. Nuff Said.
So will Facebook do the obvious and copy Google’s success, or reinvent the wheel and go the route of evil greed?
Brings a new harmony to Don’t Be Evil. Thousands of people make a living from Google ads being on their websites and videos.
I still Hate Google. They stole my money and nothing will ever change that. (This wasn’t supposed to be another Google hate post, I swear)
But now that Facebook is officially on the scene more so than ever before, will they sell us out for 120$ a pop as written about in Yahoo, or will they do the smart thing and lets us all makes some money off Facebook.
Google did it. Why Not Facebook?
We are Facebook Affiliates aren’t we?
Facebook Has Almost Every Revenue Source “Type” That Google Has
- Facebook has search – You know -> That Facebook search bar at the top of every Facebook that Google is scared to death of. It could easily be powered by Bing. (see Facebook likes in Bing results) Facebook has enough content and links within it to be a search engine all to it self. Powered by nothing but pure user submitted links. Talk about a relevant search engine, its right there you idiots!
- Facebook has video – Yep. With 20 minute video limits. Stronger than an early YouTube.
- Facebook certainly has blogs. – Facebook “is” a blog, if you haven’t noticed.
- Facebook has ads. – I have an ad account, but I can only publish ads, I can’t display them on this site for a share of the revenue.
- Facebook also has a social network that people, you know, use. – lol (-g)
- Facebook Pix, Groups, Pages, Events, …
- All Facebook Users have email. (firstname.lastname@example.org) See G-Mail
The list can go on forever…
But the big one is Developer Apps which Google is playing catch-up on!
If Facebook doesn’t let us monetize and get in on the party we could all just go back to forums/blog comments and say the hell with Facebook. (-g)
Facebook could even turn a cold shoulder to social networking if users leave in droves (as a lot of my friends are doing) and just compete head on with Google in all areas.
But before we the people that made Facebook Great get any respect…. we must Boycott Facebook!