Farmville is big on Facebook, and it looks like Bing made hay with that info, running an ad on the ultra popular Zynga game, and adding some 400,000 new Facebook fans on Tuesday, according to Inside Facebook. The Bing fan page had some 100,000 fans on Monday before the ad ran, and is up to 553,000 fans when we looked just as this was posted. Bing promoted the ad to its current fans, too, allowing the ad to go viral:
The ad offered Farmville tips (and free “Farm Cash”) for becoming a fan of Bing on Facebook.
The ad seemed to be well received (obviously) by Farmville fans (and who knew virtual farming would be so big, garnering some 83 million active monthly users!?): a poll on the Farmville Freak blog is getting overwhelmingly positive results for the “free cash” approach taken by Bing:
(and we were thrilled with the almost 400 votes we’ve received on our latest poll (thanks!!!) – sheesh!)
But hey we just passed 500 Facebook fans, woohoo! We really do appreciate all of our Facebook fans, our Twitter followers, our RSS readers, and of course all of you who visit our site. Thanks so much!