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facebook fraud likes study

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by quadracorn, Jul 15, 2014.

  1. quadracorn

    quadracorn Registered Member

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    A study done by veritasium on facebook likes.... this study proves getting organic likes is better than paying anyone including facebook for likes

     
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    I didn't watch the video, but I am a firm believer in fake likes. I have seen the effects of it. One example-and I have more examples. A well known store contacted me and asked if they could carry some of my jewelry in their online store. They have physical stores too, but they are doing an online experiment with upscale fine jewelry as opposed to the costume jewelry that they have now. They did an experiment with other items (non jewelry) and they say that it's working so far. Their reason for asking me was because they said that I have a lively facebook page of likes and shares, and they assumed that I must be popular. My theory about the internet has never changed. Google and the internet are like middle school. When you look popular, you become popular. And when you're popular, everyone wants to "know" you. Look at cabbage patch dolls, beanie babies, and other items that were all the rage. People want to be a part of what's popular. It's human nature.
     
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    quadracorn Registered Member

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    Watch the video its not about the fact that people think you are popular because of the amount of likes you have it is about how facebook has a system setup where they are using click farms to indirectly make money for facebook, these fake likes also dont have much social marketing value as explained in the video
     
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    I guess it depends on what people's goals are. I don't care about facebook's system. I know it sucks. I also don't care about the social marketing value. I'm not using facebook's system for my gain. I'm using facebook for my gain. My goal is for people who come to my website and click on the facebook icon, or real customers who see my facebook page, to stop and think "This store isn't a fly by night store. They have customers. They're popular. I will give them a try." You would be very surprised at who you see if you stop and watch addmefast. I saw Kanye West's official youtube channel and I also saw Lady Gaga's. I saw the tv station Nickelodeon getting facebook likes. I have seen some very popular stores and famous people at various other sites where I do experiments. I'm not the only one who has the line of thinking that faking popularity turns you into genuine popularity. Celebrities do it all the time by hiring pr agents. It's a method that works.
     
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    So fake it til you make it, but don't over fake it?

     
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    And another thing...When you get 50 post shares or whatever from a site such as addmefast, more real people see those shares as opposed to 10 organic shares. Many people, including myself, have real friends on our facebook fake name profiles. So when I share something on my "fake" addmefast name for facebook, hundreds of real people are seeing that share. I did an experiment last year that I shared in pm's with many here. I concentrated on specific pieces of jewelry and used free sites like addmefast to share and retweet. Jewelry sales for those items went way up. Fake shares work. Nothing can convince me otherwise. I've seen firsthand how it works.
     
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    Yes, exactly. Fake it but make it look natural. Too much looks terrible. Just enough looks perfect.
     
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    I could talk about fake likes and the benefits of popularity all day to gain sales, visibility, or whatever your goal is. I have studied this topic for years, implemented it in experiments, and no study to the contrary will ever convince me otherwise. Here is another example of the importance of internet popularity. Practically every day, the media includes a sentence or two about facebook fans, twitter followers, youtube hits, etc. It took me less than five seconds to find this news article in google news. http://newsok.com/cat-has-2-faces-and-200000-facebook-fans/article/4986731 "Venus the Amazing Chimera cat has two completely different shades of fur on her face, something her 205,000 Facebook fans and nearly 3,000 subscribers on YouTube certainly can't get enough of, according to Yahoo News." The media is always putting an importance on popularity. It is human nature to take notice to what or who is popular.
     
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    I found the video interesting because I had considered Facebook's paid advertising. I also agree with the other posters here that in my experience, more likes, fake or otherwise, sell the product better. To me it was just a fun experiment on why to look outside Facebook's paid service for generating the likes.
     
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    holy cat 70$ for only 1000 likes? I can do $4 for 1000 likes and they are real people! ;)
     
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    So, when I create a new authority site of whatever niche, should I always get fake likes and followers?

    I always thought that fakes stuff is pathetic..but hey, if it makes me more money...
     
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    This video is very good thanks for sharing. Other words they are generally fake likes that even Facebook are providing.
     
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    my problem with fake like exchange is facebook imits my account "like"-ing ability if I like too many pages... then I can't get likes in return for a while either, as I'm unable to recharge my point reserves....