Using Fiverr For Traffic

by erob
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I have seen a lot of gigs on fiverr that offer to promote your link on their facebook or twitter account. Has anyone had any success with these type of gigs?

I was thinking about testing one or two out just to see what happens.
#fiverr #sales #traffic
  • Profile picture of the author Ross Cohen
    Don't do it. The traffic are pretty much all bots, won't convert, and have no benefit to you. You want targeted, organic traffic. Organic traffic is from search engines - potential buyers, etc.
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    • Profile picture of the author phoebe2015
      Originally Posted by Ross Cohen View Post

      Don't do it. The traffic are pretty much all bots, won't convert, and have no benefit to you. You want targeted, organic traffic. Organic traffic is from search engines - potential buyers, etc.
      Thanks Ross... save me some money on buying fiverr traffic...
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  • Profile picture of the author HarrieB
    What they do is make a couple of accounts which has 4000+ friends or have fanpages which which have 10000 fans made from youlike hits.

    They will then be adding a status message with ur link on..

    Its not worth it!!
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  • Profile picture of the author FaBiz
    Hey erob,

    i agree with resellcells, don't go there as that kind of promotion doesn't work.
    It's only $5 but would be wasted money..

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    • Profile picture of the author PattC
      I bought a traffic package, where the seller posted your link on 60 social bookmarking sites, and I didn't get one person to my website. I would say also steer clear of these.
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  • Profile picture of the author Studio13
    You have to know what you're purchasing — and the reason why you're purchasing it.

    If you want social bookmarks, to boost backlinks for SEO purpose — Fiverr is great!

    However if you want actual niche traffic that will convert, you won't likely find that on Fiverr. Better to spend your $5 on a gig that gets you backlinks to boost your organic placement, in turn getting you more exposure and clicks via the search engines.

    ...unless your purpose for buying traffic is to "artificually" lower your Alexa rating, which isn't beyond some, for whatever purpose.
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    • Profile picture of the author Des Lau
      Originally Posted by Studio13 View Post

      You have to know what you're purchasing -- and the reason why you're purchasing it.

      If you want social bookmarks, to boost backlinks for SEO purpose -- Fiverr is great!

      However if you want actual niche traffic that will convert, you won't likely find that on Fiverr. Better to spend your $5 on a gig that gets you backlinks to boost your organic placement, in turn getting you more exposure and clicks via the search engines.

      ...unless your purpose for buying traffic is to "artificually" lower your Alexa rating, which isn't beyond some, for whatever purpose.
      This post is absolutely spot on IMO.

      If you look deeply, there are some really great gigs out there to boost your backlinks and submit your articles to high ranking directories. You just need to spend abit of time on there and see the person's rankings and reviews. For $50, 10 gigs, you can really do some serious ranking for a brand new website to save you some time
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  • Profile picture of the author erob
    I figured that it would be a waste of time, but I was thinking if I could find a gig with a targeted audience that I would find a offer that relates and give it a try.
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  • Profile picture of the author Entrecon
    I bought a couple of gigs for Tweets. I just gave them Click Bank links. One generated 56 clicks and the other generated 31 but no sales. Depending on what you are selling and if you get someone with a decent Gig, it might work for you.
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    • Profile picture of the author erob
      Originally Posted by Entrecon View Post

      I bought a couple of gigs for Tweets. I just gave them Click Bank links. One generated 56 clicks and the other generated 31 but no sales. Depending on what you are selling and if you get someone with a decent Gig, it might work for you.
      I agree it depends on what your selling I remember seeing a person with a facebook gig that was the leader of a rock band.I would suspect that most of that person's friends are into the same thing. If that product relates then the chance of a conversion goes up.

      A lot of your comments have confirmed what I was thinking buying just any gig with a large list of followers and friends is not going to work if the offer does not really relate.
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  • Profile picture of the author Viramara
    You have to see the sellers' reputation before deciding to buy the gig. Some sellers actually state "I will send your message to X,XXX Twitter followers in [enter niche name]". I think Fiverr is great if you want some SEO service like making linkwheels or backlinks, but again you must see the seller's reputation and feedbacks before buying.
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  • Profile picture of the author HBurner
    Its better to use some genuine service instead of those cheap gigs. Real fans/followers got at comparatively high prices are better than bots and fake fans/followers for $5.
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  • Profile picture of the author Absolute Logo
    It is a complete waste. None of the traffic will convert.
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    • Profile picture of the author aderra
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      You're depending on the integrity of their friends and followers lists. If someone is building their list for the express purpose of selling links, it doesn't seem likely that you'll get any value. Most of them probably wouldn't even qualify as "Facebook friends."
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    • Profile picture of the author seobuzz
      Originally Posted by Absolute Logo View Post

      It is a complete waste. None of the traffic will convert.
      That is the problem you will face if you get only traffic. For this conversion 'Targeted traffic' is your best bet. They are likely to convert than normal traffic.

      So you must concentrate on quality.
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  • Profile picture of the author imdomination
    Just adding to the chorus that it doesn't work.

    If it were that easy, everyone would do it.
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    • Profile picture of the author eva dora
      There is also another site called "Fourer"... like fiverr, but only $4 dollars instead of 5
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  • Profile picture of the author eva dora
    I have used Fiverr for SEnuke campaigns + pposting on blog networks... maybe spent about $60 now. No noticeable difference in traffic.

    I did notice a big difference when I did things manually!
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  • Profile picture of the author SocialMediaOwls
    The easiest way to tell is:

    Do your search for the kind of traffic you want. Click the RATING tab. You will now see the best rated job. Start looking at the jobs and the feedback people are leaving.
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  • Profile picture of the author jasono
    I don't think much of them are of quality. I would always prefer quality over quantity.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tony Grant
    Hey there,

    In my experience, you can find some golden nuggets in them there fiverr hills but caution is the word. You clearly don't want a couple of thousand hits to a brand new domain in one hour and you don't want to pile them all onto your home page.

    Look for a gig that will spread the job over a few days, don't just go for the biggest volumen of hits, go for what sounds good and realistic, after all it needs to look natural. Ask the person if you can spread the love around over different times or different targets, depending on what you are ordering.

    Also, check the feedback, if someone has poor feedback, there is often a reason. I did overlook this once or twice to my cost so I won't do that again lol.

    The thing is it costs you $5 so what's the big loss in trying it out. You could get some serious ranking for next to nothing or you get nothing much and miss out on one macdonalds next week!

    Good luck whatever you decide and let us all know how it went.

    Best regards.
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    • Profile picture of the author eplanellas
      Originally Posted by tonygrant View Post

      Hey there,

      In my experience, you can find some golden nuggets in them there fiverr hills but caution is the word. You clearly don't want a couple of thousand hits to a brand new domain in one hour and you don't want to pile them all onto your home page.

      Look for a gig that will spread the job over a few days, don't just go for the biggest volumen of hits, go for what sounds good and realistic, after all it needs to look natural. Ask the person if you can spread the love around over different times or different targets, depending on what you are ordering.

      Also, check the feedback, if someone has poor feedback, there is often a reason. I did overlook this once or twice to my cost so I won't do that again lol.

      The thing is it costs you $5 so what's the big loss in trying it out. You could get some serious ranking for next to nothing or you get nothing much and miss out on one macdonalds next week!

      Good luck whatever you decide and let us all know how it went.

      Best regards.
      Here, here! It seems there is a lot of competition on fiverr for traffic gigs. They all want to offer people more backlinks than the other gigs so that people will buy them. In the end, is getting 6000 backlinks to a new site overnight really a good idea? I don't think so. In some situations, buying one of these massive backlink gigs could do more harm to your site than good.

      I happen to have a gig on fiverr, but it is for writing content and articles. I was looking for more customers and thought if I checked out the most popular gigs on fiverr I could make something similar that would pull in more customers. Yet, the most popular gigs on fiverr seem to be making weird videos and these massive backlink gigs. Apparently a lot of people are buying them, but I don't think it is going to do them much good. I tried a couple of the social marketing gigs to get promotions to my article writing gig and never got any traffic from them.

      I am currently building a few websites and am in desperate need of traffic to the sales page of an ebook that I wrote, but there is no way I would use a fiverr gig for that. I would rather use my skills as a writer to build backlinks the old fashioned way: article marketing. It is slower but a lot more fruitful.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rajinder
    I think fiverr is good place to buy and sell things..I bought more than $300 from fiver and also offering senuke x service with profile of ricky007....its gud place
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  • Profile picture of the author ttdub
    I can promote your site multiple ways in my gigs, and I will say that any traffic you receive is organic. It's basically backlinks for your site. one has to do with forum signatures, social bookmarking, etc. I'm currently doing buy 2, get 1 free in the gig extras if interested... In my sig.
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    • Profile picture of the author TrafficFlow
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      QUOTE=ttdub;5698671]I can promote your site multiple ways in my gigs, and I will say that any traffic you receive is organic. It's basically backlinks for your site. one has to do with forum signatures, social bookmarking, etc. I'm currently doing buy 2, get 1 free in the gig extras if interested... In my sig.[/QUOTE]
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  • Fiverr can be beneficial for SEO purposes and this will boost your traffic. I agree with the other posters though beware of the gigs that offer posts to Facebook or Twitter followers as these often wont bring you a single visitor.
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    • You're all absolutely right that the traffic, fans, tweets, etc are garbage... BUT as someone else said - It depends what you want this traffic, fans, followers, tweeters, etc for.

      I've used a few of these services as a way of faking social proof... You may "seem" as more of an authority in your field if you have 50,000 followers on twitter... I haven't tried purchasing traffic, but maybe if you want your blog to be perceived as one LOTS of people visit, you can artificially boost your alexa ranking. People might be more inclined to "like" your fan page if you already have 88,000 fans... Or retweet you if your blog post's been retweeted 300 times already - you get the point...

      Just like you want nice graphics and solid content on your site, you want people to see that you have social proof! Fiverr is a way to "fake it 'til you make it!"

      But as someone else mentioned - artificially boosting your sites will make it harder to accurately gauge how your audience is responding to your content/website...
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  • Profile picture of the author WebPen
    I recommend Twitter for other things- content, videos, bizarre things, voiceovers, transcriptions, etc.

    I've NEVER heard good things about getting traffic from there.
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  • Profile picture of the author owenlee
    you can get lots of traffic...is just a nice figure that you will get...

    as for conversion, you will most likely not get anything
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  • Profile picture of the author Nixgan
    Fiverr does give targeted traffic assistance, but it is hard to find and usually does not return tons of conversion. If you are trying to get likes to your facebook fan page on the other hand, Fiverr is priceless.

    I used it twice and the result was great! But take note that when you look for the service, arrange them according to ratings, get the better ones to work for you, they have high subscription showing they do good work. This is to ensure you are not scammed !


    Hope I helped and good luck to you !
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  • Profile picture of the author adana
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    fiverr is a good place if you want to get yourself some viruses on your computer, some malwares, and spam bots...

    fiverr is lurking with black hatters, scammers and spammers.

    I know many people who lost completely their google ranking after ordering few fiverr gigs...
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  • Profile picture of the author ChanceNine
    Just like almost everyone has advised in here, do NOT fall for them. They are all fake likes and fake followers. Don't waste your money.
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    • Profile picture of the author adana
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      Originally Posted by ChanceNine View Post

      Just like almost everyone has advised in here, do NOT fall for them. They are all fake likes and fake followers. Don't waste your money.
      Yes, the only think that fiverr gigs achieve is to bring your website and business down, and give you a lot of FREE TIME... because now you just lost your business and all your previous hard work....
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  • Profile picture of the author Rick Britton
    what about just getting "likes" and other social proof?
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  • Profile picture of the author adana
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    getting likes from reputable providers is great. but if you try fiver, the only thing that's gonna happen is you ending up without your facebook page who is gonna get banned by facebook too many people have been there already
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  • Profile picture of the author cashin2
    I agree with the SEO. There are some good Seo gigs on Fiverr, but I do think that
    traffic is bots, I did try it and got some traffic but it was traffic that did not show any
    indication of being interested in buying anything.
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  • Profile picture of the author cashin2
    As for the likes, it would not do you any good because they will be people
    who probably have no interest in what you have to offer, since they did not
    give the likes based on your offers. Simply a waste.
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  • Profile picture of the author JNano
    I've tried it myself in the past, bought 4-5 different gigs. As others have stated, the results are 90% of the time, crap.

    I do know of a couple of guys that used email submits or stuff like that, and got some traffic to them and some sign ups, but even then...the lead quality is so bad that it's not worth it most of the time.
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  • I am fiverr top rated Seller..... these type of service on fiverrr it totally fake they using a bot.....

    if you need to build organic traffic contact me i can help you.....

    you can get real traffic from
    1. Google search engine
    2. youtube
    3. facebook
    4. pintrest and other social meadias.....



    Originally Posted by erob View Post

    I have seen a lot of gigs on fiverr that offer to promote your link on their facebook or twitter account. Has anyone had any success with these type of gigs?

    I was thinking about testing one or two out just to see what happens.
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  • Profile picture of the author skyro
    Tried one , one time just to see and the traffic was fake.
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    Not a good idea at all. Fiver does have vendors who promote very good business services, but traffic isn't one of them. Imagine this: if a person on Fiverr is offering 1,000 clicks overnight to your website for $5.... why wouldn't they be using this on their own site, and keep all of the *magical* clicks to themselves? Simple logic. Fiverr is a great site, just not great for trusting people who say they will get you hundreds or thousands of great traffic for $5.
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  • Profile picture of the author zerofatzreturns
    I will tell you what you CAN do to drive traffic to your site with FIVERR. What you do is pick up a nice niche related PLR video course or create one. Put this behind a single opt-in form on your site. Keep in mind that this opt-in page will not be readily visible on your main site (there will be no links to it) but only by direct link from your fiverr gig.

    Offer this video training as a GIG on fiverr.com. When people pay you the 5 bucks you can send them to the single opt-in form and then on to their video training.

    This method will turn fiverrs traffic into your traffic and it will be preconditioned buying traffic that you know are willing to buy off of you.

    All you need to do now is put together a nice training package for them that is very very niche related. Good luck! -ZF
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    • Profile picture of the author skylabits
      Please tell me can i use Fiverr for increase my personal blog traffic????

      I drive this blog for all over topic ??????
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  • Profile picture of the author aishaaiyana
    If you need traffic only , you can choose any offer from the freelancer. Of course the freelancer will be able to increase your site traffic.but they may not able to increase your sell. So if you need to increase sell, it may not work properly. Because most of the traffic is not original.
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  • Profile picture of the author Chris-
    There are a lot of such traffic Fiver Gigs that I'd definitely NOT recommend.

    Here's a specific example from a few years back where the seller of a particular method was asked by many people on the product forum, how to get more traffic, and he said use a particular Fiverr Gig that promoted RSS (the websites were using WP) to 400 RSS Aggregators. All of us who did that, found that we LOST 75% of our traffic immediately, and it never got back to what it was before that. These were websites only a few weeks old, so the results might possible be different for a big website many years old that already has thousands of good links.

    My advice would be to align with what Google (and web surfers) want rather than trying to trick them. I can guarantee that Google is putting more money into preventing people tricking them than you will into trying to trick them, so guess who's going to win There are plenty of people on thus forum writing how they used some particular trick and got lots of profit for a short term, then lost almost all of it in one of the Google updates. If you want to build a reliable long-term business, then trying to trick Google is simply not sensible. Many methods of IM can provide long-term residual income . . . I've got money still coming in from Amazon affiliate sites I put up several years ago and have never touched (although I do get more income from those I bother to keep updating!), so going for the long-term is very often more profitable than trying the latest blackhat trick.

    Making your own links to your site is trying to trick Google, and it works less and less well as time goes by.

    An example of working with (rather than against) Google and your customers (who after all, would rather have a genuine indication of value of a website that a fake one) would be article syndication. If you are unfamiliar with that, note that it's very different from making lots of articles, spinning them and putting them up on every article directory you can find There are plenty of good Threads on this forum about Article Syndication (with excellent comments by Alexa Smith and others) so have a look at those, and/or guest posting on blogs which is similar.

    You can still use Fiverr, but using it to get really great 1200-word articles for article syndication or guest-posting, will make you more profit in the long-term than trying to use dishonest tricks that might work in the short-term (although many of them won't even do that) but will simply mean that your website makes less profit in the long-term.

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  • Profile picture of the author veronicajacob
    Yeah though they are fake but the thing is buy seeing the fake ones people for once get attracted and you may get the real fans
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    Fiverr gig is only 5$. You think you can buy "people" for $5. No You just buy bot
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  • Profile picture of the author Christian Swift
    Don't do it.

    You need high-quality, human traffic to your site and these gigs will most likely just promote with bots. It is similar to buying Facebook likers... you are buying more likes, but are you actually buying high-quality subscribers? NO!

    If you are going to do paid traffic, then get your teeth stuck into Solo Ads, Facebook Ads or similar.

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  • Profile picture of the author cianci1129
    The "drive hoards of traffic to any page" gigs are not worth it. However, I've had some success with having gigs place banner ads on their web site that get good traffic flow. If it's on their own web site with organic traffic, it's a good investment.
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  • Profile picture of the author aishaaiyana
    As you are working on Fiverr, you should read & understand the rules & regulations of the fiverr. Never try to break the policy.
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  • Profile picture of the author jeffreyb211
    Also i tried a lot sellers from real websitetraffic sites that also in the website says this is real traffic. And you pay more than fiverr and is also bot traffic. Because also here no one buys or subscribe on my site. So it is the same as fiverr but only more expensive.
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  • Profile picture of the author RyanLB
    I would not recommend using Fiverr for traffic. Or anything, really...other than buying cheap one-off services.

    You'd be better off reaching out to social media influencers on your own.
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  • Profile picture of the author John Moore
    Have certainly tried a few and none of them have worked so far. It's strange since they always have such good reviews
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    • Profile picture of the author phoebe2015
      Originally Posted by John Moore View Post

      Have certainly tried a few and none of them have worked so far. It's strange since they always have such good reviews
      Sure they do give good reviews...these people that buy perhaps dont know how the system works to drive traffic and once they get more clicks to their site they are happy... but more clicks as mentioned does not = more conversion/ subscribers.
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  • Profile picture of the author FreedomBlogger
    It's not targeted traffic and its low quality.

    But, the best way for you to find out is to try it yourself! ..

    Just my 2cents....
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  • Profile picture of the author fernelis2009
    Never use fiverr for anything else than
    Graphys, videos, audio, and others services like programing

    fiverr is not good in marketing services since there are a lot of scam.
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  • Profile picture of the author ssenterprse
    Originally Posted by erob View Post

    I have seen a lot of gigs on fiverr that offer to promote your link on their facebook or twitter account. Has anyone had any success with these type of gigs?

    I was thinking about testing one or two out just to see what happens.
    What is the purpose of your traffic? Do you want to increase your sale or, Page rank? If you want to increase your page rank by increasing the traffic, you can buy a gig. On the other hand if you want to increase your sale by increasing the traffic, you may not get a good result. Because most of the traffic is not real.

    I think I make you understand. Thanks.
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    You can try manually for get fb and twitter like and follower
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