Facebook Fan Page invites?

by KeithJ
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Hey has anyone noticed that response rates to Facebook fan page invites are waaaayyy down?

I have cross referenced this with a few friends FB pages and they state that they are not even receiving the invites...

Strange... Is this an issue anyone is aware of here?

Is the invite function having issues?

Keith
#facebook #fan #invites #page
  • Profile picture of the author KeithJ
    I guess not... I guess it's just me

    Wow that stinks

    Keith
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  • Profile picture of the author Nickolie0990
    I don't ever send out friend invites, but that is becuase I don't have a Facebook account. Lucky Me...
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  • Profile picture of the author KeithJ
    Haha Thanks guys... I guess not many here are regularly using facebook fan pages integrated with their marketing methods...

    It just seems like the last 2 weeks the invite function on FB is broken. I have confirmed from at least a dozen friends that invites sent have never been received.

    Keith
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  • Profile picture of the author wfhblueprints
    Part of the problem is that FB do not send a notification if you send an invite.

    Which is pretty bad......however I don't know if the invite feature has been weird lately.

    Will invite later on and see what the response rate is.

    Regards

    Chris
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  • Profile picture of the author univesalexcuses
    i have been getting this problem, and it is very very frustrating.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ryan Even
    I don't recall having received any invites for a while now... Of course it's possible I may have turned them off, I don't remember for sure.
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    • Profile picture of the author Ando101
      I've noticed it's lagging quite a bit lately. Twice in one month I've had my account frozen for 2 days at a time, simply because I was asking people I'm interested in to be my friend or look at my fan page.
      I don't get it, what happened to "Networking!"

      Really getting on my nerves
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      • Profile picture of the author farazgla
        I'm having the same problem. I sent out invites for a Facebook page to my entire friends list and none of them have received an invite. When I try to go to resend them, everyone's names are greyed out and no invites can be resent. Incredible.

        Anyone close to a solution or know if Facebook are working on it?
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  • Profile picture of the author Joey Smith
    Agreed, this is getting quite frustrating.
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    • Profile picture of the author farazgla
      Anyone have an update on this? I contacted Facebook about half a week ago but haven't received a reply regarding what's happening. Has anyone else?
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      • Profile picture of the author farazgla
        Bump! Still no hope?!
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  • Profile picture of the author tonis
    Have anyone tried the Fiverr gigs where people post your invitations to their walls and friends network?
    I got some good activity to my fanpage when i tried it! and $5 is not much money to spend to get more people to your list.
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  • Profile picture of the author George Phillip
    The cheapest way to get facebook invites is Fiverr.

    But if you are really serious about facebook, you would get FFAP, Facewizard, Faceblaster or one of the Facebook Mass Add clients.
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    • Profile picture of the author Jackaroo
      Originally Posted by George Phillip View Post

      The cheapest way to get facebook invites is Fiverr.

      But if you are really serious about facebook, you would get FFAP, Facewizard, Faceblaster or one of the Facebook Mass Add clients.
      Hi George

      Been trying to find out if anyone has had any success with FFAP ... I have just purchased it but no acknowledgement of payment received yet. A real pain! No indication on Warrior Forum as to success ... maybe nobody want to say. Their support is pretty good 24/7 not like some other 24/7 support setups which don;t ever respond.
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  • Profile picture of the author George Phillip
    You were right, fanpage invites acceptance rates are way down.

    I recently needed 16k fans in a week, I had to purchase 400k fanpage invites, at a cost of $1000.
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    • Profile picture of the author donkey097
      If you are after Facebook Fans the best way is to buy guarateed fans by country, not just invites
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  • Profile picture of the author JonAlfredsson
    In a way, yes. But of course, you also have to consider that many of them are not actually the people they need for their target market.

    In terms of services, yes. Fiverrr is the cheapest way to get fans and it's great as long as they're right for the target market.
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  • Profile picture of the author WillR
    The best way to do this is to send messages to small groups of friends at a time. So send an actual private message to say 15-20 friends each day. To break your list up into these smaller chunks you can use the friends list feature and create lists with only 15-20 friends in them.

    The reason you want to do this is:

    a) Your friends will actually see the message. Most people will always check a private message if they get one - if not to just delete it and clear the notification. But if they know you, most will actually want to read the message as well.

    b) By inviting small chunks of friends at a time, and because a lot of your friends will know each other as well, it means your fan page will stay in the news feed of a lot of your friends for a longer period of time. So they will be more likely to see it and join.

    If you pump an invite out to all your friends at once, it might stay in the news feed for a day or so. If you prolong this and have new friends joining over a longer period of time, it will keep putting the story back into the new feed as more and more people join.
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  • Profile picture of the author Brannon Linwood
    Hi,
    I have made fan pages before and have been able to suggest friends to the fan page but this time around i am unable to find the button anywhere, help would be greatly appreciated.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jayzee
    It has worked for me!

    Here's what you should do:

    Find email address: Spend one day to find some hundreds of email address, I don't think its tough.

    Invite your friends: it will take a few days to make hundreds of friends, write about your page in your message area when inviting.

    When you have at least 600 friends, share your page everyday on your wall. It will work for sure.

    I hope it will work

    Best Wishes
    Jayzee
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    • Profile picture of the author Jayzee
      Originally Posted by Jayzee View Post

      It has worked for me!

      Here's what you should do:

      Find email address: Spend one day to find some hundreds of email address, I don't think its tough.

      Invite your friends: it will take a few days to make hundreds of friends, write about your page in your message area when inviting.

      When you have at least 600 friends, share your page everyday on your wall. It will work for sure.

      I hope it will work

      Best Wishes
      Jayzee
      Hey did u consider this post? It will help u
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  • Profile picture of the author Golgo
    I think thats because most of people ignore the invites..
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  • Profile picture of the author Umer Abdullah
    This problem is frustrating me.
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  • Profile picture of the author tonis
    One easy way to create fans is to create a Viral script with REAL unique and interesting message that people will spread... we have used a script that has brought us several hundreds new fans...
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  • Profile picture of the author alamest
    Not only the facebook fan page giving problem they are lot of problem given by facebook because they keep on changing there system every single month and that is not good to do..

    They need to keep new version and older version so people will slowly understand to newer version...

    So guys be careful with facebook in marketing..

    Thanks
    Alam
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  • Profile picture of the author clever7
    Yes, now we have to update our fan page, otherwise we will be forced to update it in March. I already updated mine.

    I sent invitations but nobody paid attention to them. I rarely accept those invitations myself… So, I was not surprised. Other people I was not expecting to, liked my page… while it was practically empty. Now it looks much better but there is no audience. Perhaps in the future. I never did anything about this page until now.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jackaroo
    Originally Posted by KeithJ View Post

    Hey has anyone noticed that response rates to Facebook fan page invites are waaaayyy down?

    I have cross referenced this with a few friends FB pages and they state that they are not even receiving the invites...

    Strange... Is this an issue anyone is aware of here?

    Is the invite function having issues?

    Keith
    Outside of FFAB I have tried to send a friend request and it si interesting that Face Book now say that you must know the person to send a freind request ... what is that all about. FB suggested that I may know this person/s so I want to send a friend request and in one case it says that if you fon't know them your request may be blocked temporarily. Will try to paste in a screen snap not sure if it will work here. It doesn't work
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    • Profile picture of the author WillR
      Originally Posted by Ando101 View Post

      I've had my account frozen for 2 days at a time, simply because I was asking people I'm interested in to be my friend or look at my fan page. I don't get it, what happened to "Networking!"
      There is a big difference between networking and spam. What you are doing is considered spam. For Facebook to freeze your account they are obviously getting complaints from the random people you are trying to contact. Stop sending unwanted messages to people you don't know. Facebook is not meant for this.

      Originally Posted by George Phillip View Post

      You were right, fanpage invites acceptance rates are way down. I recently needed 16k fans in a week, I had to purchase 400k fanpage invites, at a cost of $1000.
      You are being fairly hypocritical in this post. You are complaining about Facebook fan page invite acceptance rates being down yet you then go and use one of the services that are the direct cause of Facebook fan page acceptance rate being down. Have a look at your own marketing methods before you start looking for answers elsewhere.
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    • Profile picture of the author Gail Ogden
      Originally Posted by Jackaroo View Post

      Outside of FFAB I have tried to send a friend request and it si interesting that Face Book now say that you must know the person to send a freind request ... what is that all about. FB suggested that I may know this person/s so I want to send a friend request and in one case it says that if you fon't know them your request may be blocked temporarily. Will try to paste in a screen snap not sure if it will work here. It doesn't work
      If the friend request has any tab in it other than standard "send request" don't send a request. Your ability to send any request will be suspended. First time 2 days I think. You can also get suspended submitting requests through the "standard send request" if enough people say they don't know you. Facebook doesn't tell you how many refusals or how long they track them. Your best bet space out the requests and always send a polite message saying why you want to be friends. The only way to get a request through to those with restricted requests buttons is to send a private message telling them why you want to be friends.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mike McAleer
    I just think that now it is harder for people to access the pages they are invited to. It seems hidden in FB's layout now!
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  • Profile picture of the author szetwinne
    Originally Posted by KeithJ View Post

    Hey has anyone noticed that response rates to Facebook fan page invites are waaaayyy down?

    I have cross referenced this with a few friends FB pages and they state that they are not even receiving the invites...

    Strange... Is this an issue anyone is aware of here?

    Is the invite function having issues?

    Keith
    Hi Keith, where u able to solve the problem? I recently created a FB page for my bizz but the invites can't be seen by my friends. I've tested by opening different accounts and the notification on the side bar should appear but it doesn't. I even send a message to FB and ask if its a bug but has not heard anything from them. Hopefully it solves soon. Rgds, Winne
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  • Profile picture of the author Cool2012
    yeah, Friends can't receive the request now. It ever appeared in "recommended Page" label at the top right-hand of profile page. But now recommended Page is displayed the page which facebook suggested. It is get hard to get fans now.
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  • Profile picture of the author mongsky
    i haven't noticed it, i'll try it later
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