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FB Friend Request Acceptance Rate

Discussion in 'FaceBook' started by ogeee, Jun 22, 2010.

  1. ogeee

    ogeee Registered Member

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    I think most people on BHW know that FB measures your acceptance rates for friend requests. I believe that it's the case that if your acceptance rate isn't at or above a certain level, say 60%, then you'll get warnings when you try to add more than 2 or 3 friends.

    What I'd like to know is do they measure acceptance rate as measured over the lifetime of an account or do they check your acceptance rate for, say, the last week or some other period that isn't the full lifetime of the account.

    As an example with some nice simple numbers in case the above isn't clear: If I make 100 friend requests over the course of a week and they are 100% accepted then my lifetime acceptance rate would be 100% and for that week or period my acceptance rate would be 100% too.

    If a month later I make another 100 requests over the course of a week and zero are accepted then my lifetime acceptance rate goes to 50% whereas for that period my acceptance rate is 0%.

    Anyone know whether it is lifetime acceptance rate or acceptance rate in a specific period that matters?
     
  2. TheRealKeyboardWarri

    TheRealKeyboardWarri Registered Member

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    I'd take a good guess at specific period.

    Why? Because I stupidly created another account and started adding friends, then I decided to send out 20k invites which caused my account to be disabled due to the high rate of declines/ignores.
     
  3. Money Man

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    I am not sure how much help I can offer you but I will tell you this. The age of an account makes all the difference. Currently, I have 36 aged non-PVAs loaded in FFAP. Some have an acceptance rate as low as 18%, but they are all still alive. Once again, the age of an account makes all the difference (not PVAs, although PVAs can help out in certain areas).
     
  4. ogeee

    ogeee Registered Member

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    I can generally keep my accounts alive, except for the occasional slip-up.

    The real problem I have had recently is hitting blocks on how many friend requests I can make. It's a real pain in the ass to run 80 or so accounts for a week then to come back to those same accounts the next week and have ffap move onto the next account after 3 friend requests each because a warning is coming up. Basically it means that those accounts are pretty much dead to me after getting around 100-150 friends.

    And that is even with max of 18-22 requests a day, different IPs for every 5 accounts and a few days break now and then.

    I think the friend request throttling I'm getting is due to acceptance rate. Would you say that's true?

    And once your account has a limit placed on it's friend requesting ability is there any way of freeing up the account again to add more friends?
     
  5. Money Man

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    I honestly have no idea why you are having so many problems. Are your accounts PVA (this really does not matter if they are aged)? Are they aged?
     
  6. ogeee

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    I use PVAs from livelybrowsers service then modify them slightly (sometimes change pics, add profile info, etc.) before putting them into friend request rotation. I generally buy them a week in advance of when i need them so they're not aged. But I don't know whether that matters as much when they are PVA.
     
  7. Money Man

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    IMO, the age of an account is always important, PVA or not. I am still unsure of why you are having so many problems though. Have you tried contacting FFAP's 24/7 live support team? If not, I suggest you do.
     
  8. Tropics

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    Does outstanding friend requests matter? I'm currently using ********** and I see they have a setting to remove outstanding friend requests. What is the point of this?
     
  9. Money Man

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    Yes, they matter. If you have too many pending friend requests, that can trigger a red flag with FB. I suggest using this feature if these friend requests have been pending for a long time.
     
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    I'm spending all of 2010 building twitter accounts, facebook accounts and fan pages nice and slowly. I got to 5,000 friends in an account in about 3 or 4 months which looks very natural. I think if you do that, then the other flags don't matter as much to FB.
     
  11. lddawg

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    I suggest using the "add online friend" feature with FFAP. This usually gets a quicker acceptance and keeps your pending low. Clear out your pending before adding new to increase your accounts faster. You can always go back and add those that did not accept just make sure you keep a copy of your original friend list.
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