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Facebook Fake Likes Are Dropping ? - Know The Reason

Discussion in 'FaceBook' started by RA-ONE, Sep 27, 2012.

  1. RA-ONE

    RA-ONE Regular Member

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    On Wednesday, the social network started weeding out bogus Likes caused by compromised accounts, deceived users, malware or purchased bulk Likes, it confirmed to TechCrunch.

    Less than 1% of Likes on a page would be removed, ?providing they and their affiliates have been abiding by our terms,? Facebook said in a blog post.

    The percentage is consistent with data provided by PageData, an independent Facebook Page tracking service.

    Among Pages with the most total Likes, Texas HoldEm Poker saw a loss of more than 96,000 Likes in the past day, according to the service. That clocks in around 0.15% of its 65.3 million total Likes.

    Other top offenders included singers Rihanna who lost 28,000 Likes, Shakira who shed 26,000 and Lady Gaga who dropped 34,000.

    Zynga?s Farmville game was another big loser with 45,000 Likes gone.

    Facebook previously said it had ?dedicated protections? against threats that result in fake Likes, but emphasized that these improved systems to safeguard the network?s integrity ?have been specially configured to identify and take action against suspicious Likes.?

    ?Users will continue to connect to the Pages and Profiles they authentically want to subscribe to, and Pages will have a more accurate measurement of fan count and demographics,? Facebook wrote in its August post. ?This improvement will allow Pages to produce ever more relevant and interesting content, and brands will see an increase in true engagement around their content.?
    Facebook did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
     
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    On a serious note, I think that's very good that most of the crappy fake likes would be removed.
     
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  3. powpew

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    Yeah, happening on all my pages .. tired of this crap.
     
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    Pls change the text colour
     
  5. mysterysolver

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    Yes i lost fans 100 a day ...


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    ye that's because facebook banned those accounts whick liked your page
     
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    Saw this effect on a few of my properties also. Luckily 90 % of my fans are real, I just used some fake to kickstart my campaign. Still it's worrying that they are getting rather good at this.
     
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    Saw news on BBC uk that Facebook removing Fake likes on pages and deleting fake profiles these days very much, so i recommend u to add all ur pages on profiles which are verified, if ur pages are on fake profile they might also get deleted with ur fake profiles :)
     
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    Yes, I posted an article earlier about this from the BBC: http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-19741484 Facebook has begun deleting fake page "likes", independent data suggests. According to Pagedata, many of the site's most "liked" pages suffered large drops in numbers on Wednesday. The move follows the social network's admission that 8.7% of its users are not "real", many having been set up by spammers who use them to artificially make pages appear more popular. The issue poses a problem for Facebook as it seeks to expand its targeted advertising service. Facebook's shares have slumped from their initial public offering of $38 (£23) in May to $20.62 on Thursday. In a blog post written in August, Facebook said: "A 'like' that doesn't come from someone truly interested in connecting with a page benefits no-one." Technology news site The Verge, citing Pagedata's statistics, noted that some of the most popular pages on Facebook had suddenly shed significant numbers of users. The page for Texas HoldEm Poker, one of the site's most popular, shed 96,317 "likes" on Wednesday - compared with net gains of about 20,000 each day for the previous month. Other prominent pages also saw a drop in numbers, including those of pop singers Rihanna (-28,275), Eminem (-15,420) and Lady Gaga (-34,326). Continue reading the main story VirtualBagel Facebook page Read and watch Rory's VirtualBagel experiment Facebook would not confirm to the BBC that the purge was happening, but could not provide an alternative explanation for the drop in numbers. Shedding fans Earlier this year, an investigation by BBC technology correspondent Rory Cellan-Jones highlighted some shortcomings in Facebook's "like" system. His fake company, Virtual Bagel, which used Facebook's targeted advertising programme, attracted more than 1,600 "likes" - despite having neither products nor interesting content. Closer inspection revealed these had come from accounts in countries such as India, Egypt, Indonesia and the Philippines. Marketing experts argued that had Virtual Bagel been a real company, using Facebook advertising to gain these likes would have been a waste of money. At the time, Facebook told the BBC that there was no "significant" problem. But later, a blog post announced an impending crack-down on illegitimate activity. Facebook reassured users that impact would be minimal. "On average, less than 1% of 'likes' on any given page will be removed, providing they and their affiliates have been abiding by our terms," the company said. Continue reading the main story Facebook Inc. Last Updated at 27 Sep 2012, 20:00 GMT *Chart shows local time Facebook Inc. intraday chart price change % 20.32 - -0.30 - -1.45 "These newly improved automated efforts will remove those 'likes' gained by malware, compromised accounts, deceived users, or purchased bulk 'likes'. "While we have always had dedicated protections against each of these threats on Facebook, these improved systems have been specifically configured to identify and take action against suspicious 'likes'." The aim of the tweaks was to provide "more accurate measurement of fan count and demographics" to brands that use the service to advertise their products or services. Promoting online engagement with brands is a key component of Facebook's business model, in which it uses key information - such as age, gender and location - to target certain advertisements at specific recipients. However, this system is increasingly coming under threat from a black market of fake "likes", sold in bulk in order to falsely boost a brand's figures. A simple search brings up a host of websites offering large numbers of Facebook fans or "likes" - as well as followers on Twitter and views on YouTube.
     
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  10. GiorgioB

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    Sorry for the crappy post.. for some reason I cannot save once I go back to edit my posts... ? weird.. anyway yeah.. they are deleting loads of fake profiles apparently
     
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