Often in the past I have talked about this following phenomenon: People who have Facebook business pages and are buying thousands of fake Fans.
Recently, some people asked me how they can detect on a page if they bought fake fans or not. Let me show you how easy it is to discover it.
Go to the fan page and click on the LIKE application, like this following image. (You will find this application on the right side of the page where there are little squares. If you do not see the application among the first four, click on the arrow and you will see the other eight appear.)
When you see a huge increase in the number of fans, such as thousand new fans in one week, ask yourself some questions.
Is it possible to increase our fan base by thousands of new people in a week? Yes, with great strategies, or Yes if you use Facebook ads, or Yes unfortunately if you buy fake fans.
How to see if this huge increase happened because of real or false fans?
The best way is to go look if there is any action on the page. If the page is regularly publishing new post and you see no or just a few: “likes, comments or share posts”, immediately doubt about this page. If a page suddenly gets a fan increase of thousands and thousands, and you don’t see any fans’ participation or just a few, this is a huge sign of fake fans.
“The number of people that talk about this” section will unfortunately be high when a page just bought fake fans, so you can’t rely on this number.
On the other hand, fake fans might have been bought long time ago and you won’t see it on the chart. If the page has 5000 Fans, 10,000 fans, that the person regularly makes new publications and you do not see anyone responding or just a few doing it, ask yourself questions because this is not normal.
One thing to understand is that paying for Facebook ads and getting lots of new fans from the ads is not buying fans. This process is excellent and brings you targeted fans who will engage on your page.
Pay attention to these details and beware of impostors. It is sad but unfortunately you will find impostors in any area of life. Once Facebook will realize that a page is filled with fake fans, they will remove them from the page anyway.
Someone also asked me the following question: “Is it true that people can use your photo and your name to create a new Facebook account?” Unfortunately yes, it exists. Facebook has no control over all the people who create fake profiles. Don’t worry; this can happen more if you are very popular or if someone really hates you! 😉
You can continue to navigate on social networks and learn thousands of tips, just be careful. The moral of all this is to stay yourself. Authentic people will be the winners in life.
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