• http://www.afmarcom.com/ Angelique

    Here’s what’s really frustrating: Since the admins of Walmart’s local pages do such a bad job of customer relations, we don’t know if the pages’ poor performance is because of their mistakes, a lack of interest in following a local Walmart, or a lack of interest in following any local branch of a major chain. The people who would be most interested in this answer are other franchise owners, who want to know if a local page is worth their time and effort.

  • Pat Grady

    Socialize with my local Walmart, sounds like fun!

  • http://GrowMap.com Gail Gardner

    People interested in shopping local are the least likely audience to friend Wal-mart. Many of us consider them the poster child for unethical business. Companies like them who squeeze every lemon dry are highly unlikely to dedicate any resources to actually using those local pages.

  • http://GrowMap.com Gail Gardner

    Creating relationships with your customers and potential clients definitely works, but I strongly recommend using major networks to connect with them and then taking them to a domain under your control. Facebook’s continual changes break what small businesses pay to create and force them to constantly dedicate resources to a new learning curve. What really works is PERSONAL recommendations from people who love your products and services which occur when a business focuses on consistently providing exceptional service.