Wednesday, December 19, 2018
The Dot Com Gal

My First Experience With Chatbots! Epic FAIL!!!

So, I saw so many people talking online about using chatbots and how they drove so much traffic to their blogs and offers and how they made loads of money and I decided to give it a try…

And this is exactly what happened… 

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I followed a couple of courses I saw online, and thought to give it a try and see how it goes for me. Well, it didn’t work. Here’s what I did:

  • I signed up to ManyChat
  • I created a bot that allows you to get messenger subscribers as soon as they comment on your post
  • I set up the welcome message and the opt-in message
  • I ran an ad on Facebook

I ran the ad to drive traffic to one of the pages on this blog. It was a Facebook post engagement ad. I had a great image for the ad, so a lot of people shared and liked the post, but all I got was one big fat subscriber to my messenger list.

Here are 2 reasons why I think it didn’t work:

  • The targeting on Facebook was not correct, or
  • The niche it too competitive or too serious for people to engage – after all, people come on Facebook to be entertained; not really to be sold to… 

I am not sure exactly. I don’t think it was the ad copy or the image because it did indeed get a lot of engagement. But that’s not what I was going for. I was looking for subscribers.

Moral of the story? People who promote chatbot courses are scammers. Hahahah nah I’m kidding of course. Moral of the story is that I will change my targeting and test some more. Maybe I will try different niches if I need to.

Again, I have only tried one type of growth tool (type of chatbot), so maybe this was not t he right option for this kind of ad. I will keep testing till I get it right.

I just wanted to share this because part of the reason of having this blog is to share what works as well as what doesn’t.

Come back soon and check again, I might hit jackpot next time!

Do you use chatbots? How has your experience been so far?

Hooda Kismet
Hooda Kismet
Hooda Kismet is a seasoned online marketer, affiliate marketer, blogger and product creator. She has been online for quite a few years and has a few tricks up her sleeve.

2 Comments

  1. Jay September 24, 2018 at 4:43 am

    Nice honest post Hooda you are not alone my online soldier i myself had an epic fail with chatbot ad on FB..

    Probably the targeting like you said.

    I will change up the targeting and see if the results dont change in a positive direction.

    If at first you dont succeed try try again.

    Ill get it down it will just take a little trial and error on my part.

    Anyhow, nice honest post …

    I am sure you will nail it out of the park next time.

    Ttyl

    • Hooda Kismet September 24, 2018 at 5:55 am

      Hey Jay! Yeah we will nail it eventually haha! Thanks for the comment!

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