Why you shouldn’t buy Facebook Likes
A client recently said to me “We are an established business, carrying “top of the range” products, 50 Likes doesn’t look good! We could buy some to make it look better.” Don’t, PLEASE DON’T!
Three simple reasons why you shouldn’t buy Facebook Likes:
- Honesty (Scamming Your Own Business)
- Value (Purchased Fans Don’t Increase Business)
- Page Statistics (Bigger Numbers will show Lower Statistics)
I searched and it looks like you can buy 1000 UK (or so the say!) Likes for around £69.99, and it will take a week to complete.
Now here’s the part where you have to ask yourself about your social media strategy. I have a Facebook page so I can learn about my customers, their interests, passions, and their opinions on services I provide. From this, I can learn from my customers, do I need to adjust, add or drop services. How do i do this? I ask!
So I have 1000 new Likes on my page, I ask a question – I get the same amount of replies as i had before my new likes appeared. So that means, i’m no better off having those new likes. (Why you shouldn’t buy Facebook Likes).
I post a link to my website and track the clicks – no new traffic, no new sales, no better off. (Why you shouldn’t buy Facebook Likes).
I get to the end of the week and all of the following week, my statistics are down why is this? I have 1000 new likes, (I don’t like those RED downward arrows) Why is this not working? I’m no better off!! (Why you shouldn’t buy Facebook Likes)
Well; I’ll bet, most of your new likes are not real people, I have a program here that will create 60 fake Facebook profiles per hour, (No, i’m not telling you the name of the program, and don’t ask.) but this is what you have just bought – Numbers (1000). New page likes, no post likes, shares or comments. (MONEY WASTED)
I’ve watched a local page (Public house) jump 1000 Facebook fans per week over the past month, a page with over 7000 fans is lucky if they get 1 or 2 likes per post and zero comments, I’ve seen posts with no interaction at all. Complete madness. (Money Wasted)
So, 7000 fans cost (Going by above price) £489.93 if you made that your yearly budget to gather real likes from real people using Facebook adverts, you would spend less than £9.50 per week, but here’s the thing – you would be connecting with real people, leading to real statistics – which improves the relationships between you and your customers leading to improved profits and a better business.
BUY Facebook advertising before you buy Facebook Likes.
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