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Todd Simpson
post Feb 8 2013, 06:32 PM
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Facebook is an important part of your Social Media outreach to connect with folks who might dig your music. Be aware though, that when you pay Facebook for advertising your posts, etc., many of the "likes" may be from BOTS (E.G. Fake, software pretenting to be a human) Somewhere between 80 and 100 million of facebooks users are not actual people, they are software. Here is a link with info.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/davidthier/201...files-are-fake/


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post Feb 8 2013, 08:29 PM
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QUOTE (Todd Simpson @ Feb 8 2013, 05:32 PM) *
Facebook is an important part of your Social Media outreach to connect with folks who might dig your music. Be aware though, that when you pay Facebook for advertising your posts, etc., many of the "likes" may be from BOTS (E.G. Fake, software pretenting to be a human) Somewhere between 80 and 100 million of facebooks users are not actual people, they are software. Here is a link with info.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/davidthier/201...files-are-fake/



Thanks for the link and info, Todd!



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post Feb 9 2013, 06:54 PM
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This is very interesting. Let's see how Facebook solve this problem. I noticed that now Facebook asks me if I know from any other place than facebook the people that adds me as friend... thanks for sharing Todd!


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post Feb 9 2013, 08:04 PM
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yeah a while back Facebook announced that they would remove "likes" from your band page of anyone that has liked you but never commented, liked or shared any of your posts.

On the day they announced I noticed I lost a handful of likes, and some friends lost around 10-12, but since then I haven't seen any changes.

so maybe they are taking care of the problem that way, who knows.

I have also read people saying that they felt if they paid to promote a post, that they got a bunch of new subscribers but none of them then interacted with their pages. So they were thinking they were just bots, but bots they paid for. Tough.


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post Feb 13 2013, 02:53 AM
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For Facebook, this is NOT a problem. This is just how they do business. Many of the "fakes" seem to be coming from facebook. So that when you buy advertising, you see a spike in likes, even though none of them interact since they are not real people. Not to say ALL are fake, just that it's a way facebook makes customers feel like they rae getting value for money when paying to promote a post/page.

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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Feb 9 2013, 12:54 PM) *
This is very interesting. Let's see how Facebook solve this problem. I noticed that now Facebook asks me if I know from any other place than facebook the people that adds me as friend... thanks for sharing Todd!




Bingo smile.gif If the folks who "liked" your stuff, never ever interact, they may we be bots, they could just be lazy, but it's a real chance they are bots.

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QUOTE (The Professor @ Feb 9 2013, 02:04 PM) *
yeah a while back Facebook announced that they would remove "likes" from your band page of anyone that has liked you but never commented, liked or shared any of your posts.

On the day they announced I noticed I lost a handful of likes, and some friends lost around 10-12, but since then I haven't seen any changes.

so maybe they are taking care of the problem that way, who knows.

I have also read people saying that they felt if they paid to promote a post, that they got a bunch of new subscribers but none of them then interacted with their pages. So they were thinking they were just bots, but bots they paid for. Tough.



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