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Why you should NEVER buy Facebook Fans... EVER! *MUST READ*

Discussion in 'FaceBook' started by SocialMedia10, Jan 11, 2013.

  1. SocialMedia10

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    Lots of variables can come into play but for the sake of this post, I will keep it short and simple:

    Lets say you have 1,000 real likes. You want to look popular or appear as if you have a better following so you buy 99,000 fake likes for a total of 100k.

    Facebook only shares your posts with 20-30% of your user base. They want you to pay to promote your content to the rest of your users (this is one of their revenue models). So whenever you make posts, there is a good chance that just a handful of real users will see your message; maybe even none depending on your ratio of real:fake.


    It's very late and I'm tired so sorry for the vague wording or the poor quality example. Nonetheless, I'm sure you see where I'm going with this.
    Do yourself a favor and only obtain real fans
     
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  2. saber210

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    I buy facebook fans like just to add some authority to the page.

    I buy 3-5k Likes only, not 99k likes or not 10k+ likes.

    Some people find more trust to the page with likes rather thant 100-200 likes.

    IF you want to have real likes, its better to sponsor an interesting post to all of your real fans.
     
  3. SocialMedia10

    SocialMedia10 BANNED BANNED

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    I agree. Adding a few hundred likes @ the beginning to add authority is okay. This was more directed towards users who are buying thousands.
     
  4. Corvox

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    I say let them, they are doing more harm then just not getting real readers to their posts. The longer they do this, less likely they will ever become competition. And we get to keep the real readers on our pages!
     
  5. SocialMedia10

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    Not worried about competition. It's cool to have your own lane and not have to worry about others digging into your profits but money is not all I am concerned about. I legitimately like to help people and that is my intention with this post
     
  6. futurestunner

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    you can still buy REAL worldwide fans. there are many REAL fans provider out there, but all are WW fans.

    btw, You Really Good at making Funny Joke
     
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    As for myself, I exchange the first 1000 likes and then I try real ways ( facebook Ad is also good if you have good budget)...
     
  8. Mr Stark

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    No, you missed something in your math.. If you have 1000 fans and lets say 30% (300) of them gets the update in their newsfeed. Now you add fake fans up to 100k, that makes 1% of fans real.. Now your update is seen by 30k people, and 1% of 30k people is still 300. So your update still gets seen by the same (or close) number of real fans.

    Only thing is that fake fans won't like your updates, so you'll get same number of likes/comments as you got when you had 1000 fans, and that will make the page look less active, which might drop the previously mentioned percentage.
     
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  9. Corvox

    Corvox Registered Member

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    I can see helping people, But I tend to think some people can not see common sense even when you spell it out for them, and find when trying to help people, you run across people who just can not grasp what your trying to explain to them.

    I have no problems helping people, but if some people can not see the problem in front of them, then its really hard to help them, They do not see an answer to a problem that doesn't exists for them. So Maybe you should post more reason on why not to, and shine a bit more light onto it to help them see ;)
     
  10. SocialMedia10

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    Hi Stark! 1% of fans would be real but that doesn't mean 20-30% of those fans will see the post. The 20-30% could be shown to all fake followers thus you would get zero engagement ;)
     
  11. Themrh

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    what you also need to be aware of is that facebook will serve your also serve your posts in the countrys where you have the most fans.
     
  12. Corvox

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    Yeah, but some sources do sell real fans like stated above, and in that case you would gain more engagement, not all places sell fake likes. I worked with a few that actually have 100's of thousands of real fans, and their post go viral quickly. Does it cost a bit more? Yeah and worth it. Get them to post on your behalf and make it engaging and see the people checking out your page because you where mention on a site they check daily.
     
  13. Corvox

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    Think of the very first image sent via cell phones, I think that was a brilliant marketing scheme by some phone company when they used to charge by the data sent and received. People had to text 100's of texts to equal a single pic, So lets start a chain letter and lets use our own database of phone numbers and mass email a chain image out to our clients!

    Yeah its being sent out to real people, but lets say only 1% resend it, then 1% of them, and so on, adds to the bottom line.

    If you think outside the box there are way of using even fake likes to a degree to boost the bottom line.
     
  14. SocialMedia10

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    No, that does not correlate. With all due respect, please quit posting on this thread! LMAO
     
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    great post
     
  16. StreamLight

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    I feel like your missing on the bigger picture here. You shouldn't buy thousands of fans, because of the simple fact that it shows. I know right away if you've bought fans for your fan page. If you want to buy maybe a couple hundred fans, then that's fine. We all know how difficult it can be to get up to a thousand fans. You won't have the interaction that you should have with your posts. Who cares if you have thousands and thousands of likes. It doesn't mean dick if you can't sell to your target market and audience. Also, you've just diluted your actual demographic that you should be marketing towards.

    People are sheep, and that's why buying mass amounts of fans worked before. Normal users didn't understand the difference between a good page and a bad page other than which one had the higher number of likes. Were starting to see people become more knowledgeable as the years go by. You have to evolve to stay ahead of the market. What I'm saying applies to the majority of pages, this doesn't apply to all. But it will apply to most blackhat pages in my opinion.
     
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    Although it is true that facebook only shares with 20-30% of your user base, it is my belief that it works on last login time.

    I also believe that there is a better delivery rate with 20% or 30% of 100k than 500.

    You have to start somewhere for validity. You need likes on your page so ppl think your legit.

    Even for backlinking purposes. A bunch more backlinks inside facebook with higher numbers.
     
  18. eggs2

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    thanks for the insight
     
  19. J@bz.

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    if you have 1000 likes and you get 99K fake likes than yeah it will ruin your stats (engagemeent etc) but this is not important. What is important is that you have 1000 real likes and the 99K fake likes will give you some authority and bring you more real likes and more quickly.

    A page with 100K real likes will have higher engagement in the stats but a page with 200K likes (100K likes being fake) will still have the same amount of people engaging as it has 100K real likes.
     
  20. Mikey1974

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    i bought likes the next week it went from 1000 to 60