Your boss or customer woke up yesterday and discovered that your competitor’s Facebook page has more likes than you and now he wants you to overcome this, on a tight budget. Quickly!
So, they need to know the reality behind these Facebook likes!
When it comes to Facebook pages, having likes is essential.
It will help you increase the visibility of your posts and put up more opportunities for interaction, advertising and spreading your message.
This all sounds amazing, but what if you’re just getting started with Facebook?
What if you are currently have 0 followers?
Should you buy followers to raise those figures which will give you a jump start?
This article is going to explain the pros and cons of buying Facebook likes.
Where do the likes come from?
The sad reality is that most of the likes you will receive would come from an illegal source of some form.
There are two methods that are mostly used.
- The first is to create a system that will generate new users and automatically like your page with those fake users.
- The second is to trap real users by allowing them to clicking a link and that link will like your page instead of the result the user was looking for.
That means any likes you receive, will either be from fake and inactive accounts, or from users who have no interest in your page.
Reasons why you should buy likes:
As likes are created from users generated piece of software so it can be very cheap to purchase likes. It can cost as little as some $5 for approximately 2000 likes.
If your page has a short term goal and simply want high likes, then your $5 would complete that goal.
Reasons why you should not buy Facebook likes:
- Facebook will block or delete the fake accounts and potentially your page as well.
Facebook has some algorithms which help in detecting the restricted and fake accounts on it. If they discover that a lot of fake accounts are connected to your page, there is a high possibility that they will take strict action against your page.
- You would not have any interaction on your page.
Just because your total likes will be increased, it doesn’t mean that there will be users who like and comment on your posts. You will have a page with thousands of likes, but no one would be replying to your content.
Users won’t mind if you don’t have that much interaction when your total likes is low, but if you’re in the thousands, then users expect a page to be having lots of comments, views and sharing’s.
- Your page likes will drop.
You might see an initial increase in the visibility of your posts, but as soon as Facebook will detect your page which isn’t having any comments or interaction, it will assume your page is not providing interesting material and will reduce your visibility accordingly.
- Your likes won’t continue to grow.
When you click on the number of likes of a page, you are presented with a graph showing the growth of likes.
You will observe a huge gain once you purchase the likes, this spike will then fade out to nothing.
- You will lose the trust and respect of your real followers.
Any user, who follows you and is active on your page, will see this sudden change in the number of likes. This will show them that you don’t really care about the community, you only care about likes.
Remember, trust is an important part for a successful online presence. If you lose that, then it’s hard to regain.
As you can see, buying likes sounds like a wonderful deal, especially for a startup company and at this low cost!
But, after this you might not be able to recover your page from deleting and starting over.
Many agencies, brands, and consultants have had to deal with clients or firms that utilized fake Facebook Likes to grow their “audience.” The results?
“I had a disagreement with one of my former clients (a multi-million dollar company) who decided to buy fake Facebook Likes. After purchasing fake likes, their Facebook page’s interaction plummeted. There was (and now still is) pretty much zero engagement. The only comments are from the employees or family. Their last comment (in Feb 2016), was “Looking Great [name]! I am [employee]’s Mom!”
Josh Rubin, Owner of Creative California.
If you have any experience with the Facebook bought likes, I’d love to hear your story in the comments below be it success, or failure.