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The real "Adieu" of Facebook Fan Pages

Discussion in 'FaceBook' started by fisko19, Jul 4, 2010.

  1. fisko19

    fisko19 Registered Member

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    Since 2 months ago, Facebook has introduced the new "Like" system on websites, which, I believe is the way Facebook menaged to reduce the countless ridiculous FanPages being created everyday from immature kids.

    Now, 90% of the people click "Like" on websites instead on Fan Pages. I believe that for a new FanPage will be extremely hard to attract 10,000 fans, even with an attractive title. Pages that menaged to obtain 1M fans an year ago ago, now won't attract more than 500 fans. ("I hate waking up during a good dream" ; "I hate mosquitoes in the night").


    There was a nice way to attract 100,000 fools in < 2 days (the old FBML "Click Become A Fan to see"). But, there was a problem: everyone shared this secret. Later, many useless pages started to be created "OMG !!! Look where he put his penis" ; "I can't believe that he shit in a glass and then he eats it". Why was necessary to spread this code ? A stupid teenager would never find it. Now I hope those who made videos, websites, tutorials explaining how to create such a page are satisfied. :).

    It's impossible to create a page that will attract 50,000+ fans, and I know what I say.

    PS.: Not to mention the spam status updates being made every second. People do NOT care about "I had a bad day" or "What's the weather like where you live", advertissements and many more. People are fans of 1000+ pages, I believe they regret it :). But that's their problem.

    That's why I think FB decided to stop this anarchy. This is the case in France and Bulgaria, and I'm not sure if for US pages is the same case.

    Sorry for my bad engish.
     
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  2. Money Man

    Money Man Elite Member

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    I actually think the "Liking" of fan pages is much better than "becoming a fan" of a fan page. Think about it. You do not have to "become a fan" of something anymore, all you have to do is "like" it. Liking something is totally different from becoming a fan of something.

    The word "fan" is short for the word "fanatic." Once again, think about it. It is much easier for a person just to "like" something rather than to be crazy about it, hence the word "fanatic." I will give you an example. You might like football, but you might not be a fan of football.

    As far as people sharing FBML codes, etc.; well, that was bound to happen, and it will continue to happen. There are too many stupid noobs that simply just do not understand how the game works. However, you really cannot be mad about it because in the end, now only the high rollers and the people who actually know what they are doing can play the game and succeed. :D
     
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  3. jheyslow

    jheyslow Senior Member

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    FB is a game of numbers. To be in the game you should have thousands of accounts with hundreds thousands of friends to create a viral pages.
     
  4. wangcong83

    wangcong83 Newbie

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    Great discuss!
     
  5. OnlineGodfather

    OnlineGodfather Senior Member

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    I have the same problem, before like button has come i could easily gather 50.000 fans but now its hard to get 5.000 of people to like the page and i tried different methods to do this but no success.
    Its a good thing i have my old pages from the golden "become a fan" times :)
     
  6. cabrann

    cabrann Newbie

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    The platform is maturing and has big ambitions. So you can't get fans for "watch a guy sh*t in a glass" anymore - is that a bad thing? Now you actually need some decent content and a targeted niche, just like the SEO world.
     
  7. NickThng

    NickThng Junior Member

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    This opens the door to many opportunities, only the fittest will survive :) in fact this is the new pathway paved in for many.
     
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    Website Supreme Member

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    never overestimate the intelligence of an average facebook user. that stupid stuff still works.
     
  9. dgaunn4114

    dgaunn4114 Junior Member

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    I am what you'd probably call "one of those stupid kids"... I have one other facebook (besides my own) account with about 600-700 friends. I have tried to make my stuff go viral with fake viral scripts and stuff like it and failed. I personally think investing money into a niche like this, in which the parent site is inevitably going to either die because of us (like myspace did) or defeat us (as they are doing to most newbs already), is a bad idea.

    I have made the mistake of investing in niches that die, and have gotten burned as a result of it. Instead, I will be investing in blackhat models that won't die in the foreseeable future. For example, using Scrapebox and Xrumer will probably not die in the future, because there are always new young and dumb webmasters who forget to fully protect their websites against spam.

    Another good place to invest in my opinion is direct mail. The USPS, although admittedly in serious financial trouble, won't die for at least 30 years, because sending really official documents only via email is too dangerous...

    Just my two cents :)

    PS. Sorry to the OP if I got off topic...
     
  10. dzvero007

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    Well, I started to believe that such pages (the useless ones "Click Like to see") does not disturb Facebook, because FB staff wants to make FB more enjoyable and entertaining for it's users. As someone said before me, FB want to dominate Internet. This way, people don't have to leave Facebook to go to YouTube and watch interesting things -- they can do it right from Facebook, thanks to those pages.

    I think these pages make it more interesting. Users will stay longer and make long discussions and disputes in them. If they only see "XX is now friend with XX" it will be very boring...

    In fact, I know several pages "Click Like to see" that have 600k - 2M fans, created months ago, posting everyday status updates -- and are still undeleted. (2,000,000 fans!)


    I still can't believe how people become fans of countless pages and add thousands of friends in their real account. If someone is friend with 600 people, and in the same time is fan of 1000 pages, he'd be seeing 100 status updates every 30 seconds -- how he can follow what's happening with his real friends ? :|
     
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  11. Money Man

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    I would say your issue is more centered around FB starting to crack down rather than the new "like" system. Many people forget the fact that back when you could become a "fan" of page, FB had just started to get serious about cracking down on fan pages.