Can you buy real facebook fans/likes?

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Simple question. You can buy fb likes on fiverr, on WF, on plethora of places online. Some of them are outrageous claims like 10,000 likes in 24 hrs. Must be bots/fakes. Can actual real people can be bought from these vendors, or is it only through Facebook ads and the hard craft of driving traffic yourself? What is better for growing your fanbase, buying likes or buying traffic?
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  • Profile picture of the author huester
    Alot of people will use a network called twiends or something similar, so yes the likes are real just that your audience might not be intrested in what you have to offer.
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  • Profile picture of the author Norfolk
    I'm aware of twiends and while they are free, it takes time to build up those fans and, as you said, they are disinterested. They can unlike the page whenever they like.
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  • Profile picture of the author Prateek Dwivedi
    You can buy real likes, but buying targeted likes is tough, costly and is the real deal!
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  • Profile picture of the author retsced
    The whole point of social media is about connecting with people. If you want to create a successful FB fanpage, you must build rapport with these people, and they MUST like your page because they actually want to.

    Think about it though, how could you possibly "buy" FB likes? You can advertise your page, but cannot force people to like it. Therefore, you cannot have a successful fan page by paying people to like it.

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    • Profile picture of the author intergen
      It all depends on what you are trying to do. Sometimes seeding a page is good - as we all know if you have zero likes no one wants to be the first. Social proof allows you to build on the likes you potentially purchased. Whether they will buy or engage with you is a different story.

      Originally Posted by retsced View Post

      The whole point of social media is about connecting with people. If you want to create a successful FB fanpage, you must build rapport with these people, and they MUST like your page because they actually want to.
      I agree with this way of thinking. I have bought FB likes to seed a page. When I went back to determine of the people who liked the page were even close to the demographic I was looking for it turned out I bought garbage.

      There may be companies that can demographically target - but even then it is a paid service and most likely those folks could fall off over time.
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  • Profile picture of the author powerofschool
    Getting likes to your page is cheaper . If you really need a targeted likes to your fan page who are interested in your service , it will cost you really high.
    You can use some techniques to get more targeted likes.
    Use targeted keyword in your fan page. You may get some likes from ( might be not interested people ) . After that automatically you can see more likes daily ,which are targeted. It worked with thousands of our clients. Try this methods .
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  • Profile picture of the author davegarcia939
    Basically I use addmefast, youlikehits aqnd like exchange groups in facebook to increase my fan page like. But its take time to grow the community but buying traffic is bit costly for me.
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  • Profile picture of the author newbim
    One option, I suppose, could be to JV with someone (who's list may include people that are interested in your product) that you give MASSIVE VALUE to. In exchange, they would do a 'shout-out' on FB, which in turn would (hopefully) bring in the likes.

    It's probably an old idea, but one that's worth considering. Just an idea.
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  • Profile picture of the author PartyNeon
    There are plenty of places to purchase real fb likes, but if your purpose is to grow an avid fan base, this is not the best strategy for investment. Sure it might drive traffic your way; however, the hard work of driving natural interest to your site will pay off for you in the long run.
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  • Profile picture of the author MariamN
    Not many paid likes will be real.. If you buy mass likes most of them will be by bots. You can try mTurk, real people are working there, so you will get real likes. But you can never know if those people will ever come back to your fanpage.
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  • Profile picture of the author Palusko
    I purchased 1000 likes the other day from Fiverr. The reason was simple - real people are more likely to like your page if there are already people who liked it before. It's an ice breaker for many people. Anyway, I did receive 1000 fans, except they were all young hot girls from Arizona. When randomly checked a few accounts, they had no wall posts or any status updates at all. So, they may be real, but certainly inactive. And the fact that they all came from the same state, and that they all were the same gender, and that they all looked like models... well, let's just say that my page now looks some high profile pimp's page. Who would have thought that so many hot young girls from Arizona would like a page of a web design business ;-)
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  • Profile picture of the author gcbmark20
    Considering you can buy LIKES for $5 and you can buy 125 Clicks for around $40 then both are well within your reach as long as your sales funnel is set up so you are guaranteed to make a profit at the end of your initial investment.

    You have to test anyway and then tweak any campaign so my advice is to roll something out, test it and then fine tune it until you know you are going to be making a decent sized profit at the end of it.

    Hope this helps in anyway my friend

    Have a great day!!!
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  • Profile picture of the author raymondash7
    Buying likes on facebook can also help. Like for example a real user of facebook saw your Fan page that you already have good numbers of likes. He will conclude that you can give good updates or source of "whatever your niche is" And also, if this fake account has a real friends, it will give exposure to your fan page once they like and share it..


    But still, managing FB fan page is VERY TIME consuming. You just need to manage it well NOT only relying in buying likes.
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    • Profile picture of the author maureenlinks
      Originally Posted by raymondash7 View Post

      Buying likes on facebook can also help. Like for example a real user of facebook saw your Fan page that you already have good numbers of likes. He will conclude that you can give good updates or source of "whatever your niche is" And also, if this fake account has a real friends, it will give exposure to your fan page once they like and share it..


      But still, managing FB fan page is VERY TIME consuming. You just need to manage it well NOT only relying in buying likes.
      I agree your comment raymondash7,,, you must now buying,, manage to creation until you have targeted
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  • Profile picture of the author rosetrees
    I'm going to turn that question on its head. Have you ever been paid to "like" a page. If you were, how real would your like be? Answer that and you have your answer.
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  • Profile picture of the author vCr8
    Real facebook likes, meaning the pages are of real people with real friends... Yes I've seen this type of business before. I also came accross of a job post before in an online freelancing site, they are buying facebook likes with these qualifications; 40+real friends and real people. With that type of qualifications they had to pay a bit bigger that what you would see in sites that offer this for 5bucks. Come to think of it targeting the interest of people who "liked" your page is where you should work on harder after gaining those likes. The ratio between forced "real likes" and genuinie "real likes" may not be that close. On the other hand while your posts may not mean anything to the people whom you paid to get their likes; you can still make use of the exposure and their "real" friends might get interested. In this sense it may actually drive traffic into your site. Remember to keep communicating with your followers, this way you might turn them into people who "really" like your page.
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  • Profile picture of the author Richard Van
    Originally Posted by swakd View Post

    Yes .Its possible to buy Real Face book fan Up vote or Likes as i know few service provider
    Define to me how they are real. Explain to me how you paying for someone to like your stuff is real?

    I only ask because when I like something, it is purely because I like something. As soon as someone is paid to do it, how does that make it real?

    Answer me that and I'll stop reporting your silly one liners.
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  • Profile picture of the author jimmyab
    Hey man... the best way to get people genuinely 'liking' your page is to create an offer that's just too good to resist... it's got to meet their need, offer incredible value to what they are seeking, will most likely be free...and will cause them to want to take a 'social' action by liking... oh and it can't be a pitch... people can smell it a mile off.

    "Like - Reveal" is a fantastic strategy.... you've got the offer they want... they 'like' your page... you 'reveal' the free offer in return - it's win/win!
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  • Profile picture of the author chrisv24
    I use likebot.org and its been great. The guy who created it is on this forum.
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  • Profile picture of the author DonnyBoy
    Yes you can absolutely do this! Some providers can even do this on a country-specific basis, and likes come from real FB users.
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  • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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    Originally Posted by Norfolk View Post

    Can you buy real facebook fans/likes?
    Originally Posted by Norfolk View Post

    Simple question.
    Yes indeed ... very simple question.

    What surprises me, to be honest, is how long the thread's lasting, given such a simple question.

    The answer is "no": you can't buy real Facebook fans/likes.

    Just think about what the words "fan" and "like" mean: how is paying some third party going to make other people really be your fan, or really like you? What you can buy is pretend fans/likes, not real ones. That's because they're incentivized. This is self-evident, just from the meanings of the words, surely? What's difficult to understand about this concept?
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  • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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    If you have to buy a friend, is it a real friend? I don't think so. It might be a real person, but it's certainly not someone who is even remotely interested in your site.
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  • Profile picture of the author danaipan
    Noone can say if they work for sure. I mean it depends on the gig you buy and the person you choose to do it for you.
    I don't about all the rest, i can just say that i bought this Hourlie and it works
    No fakes, it just increased my real followers as promised.
    I would say give a shoot to this Hourlie, you will be impressed!
    (add the www, i cant post links) peopleperhour.com/hourlie/add-over-20-000-twitter-followers-to-your-twitter-account/779
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    • Profile picture of the author jesicafedrick
      No i didn't buy facebook likes, but i used some sites which helps in increasing the facebook like extensively.
      But i am not sure that they are real likes or i mean to say really beneficial for us & helps in increasing bounce rate something like that!!!
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  • Profile picture of the author Kadztheman
    simple answer no.

    its like saying can you buy love?
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  • Profile picture of the author easternodyssey
    I think how ever you do it people can unlike your page. Personally using automated building software is good for the 1st 100 users in order to show an interest in the website. But past that it is pointless as it more better to just grow a return audience.
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    • Facebook has admitted that about 50 million accounts are fake. Some people believe the number is higher.

      But a BBC investigation recently revealed companies seem to be wasting large sums of money on FB ads to gain "likes" from Facebook members who have no real interest in their products.

      Talk about social proof run amok.

      Whether it's a Fiverr gig offering 20,000 "likes" or a Mumbai teenager "liking" your page because he's paid to do so, the result is the same: null. No brand engagement, no conversions. Totally pointless.

      The continued devaluation of the power of a "like" has gotten FB advertisers up in arms. And Facebook's lack of transparency has pushed frustrated advertisers to the point they're taking their business elsewhere. GM is just the most prominent example.

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  • Profile picture of the author Norfolk
    Stirred a debate, didn't I. Can't argue with the fact buying a "like" or "fan" makes them false. Was simply wondering about all those hyped up "10,000 REAL likes" ads and stuff. I too have heard about the companies lost budgets for Facebook likes. Still wondering if there is any real gain for buyers go for all those fiverr gigs and whatnot.
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  • Profile picture of the author jerkul
    Doing promotions/contests is a strong way to build your fan base. I haven't tested this myself but I've been a target of this. People who want the product you are giving away are also interested in your niche. Don't waste your money on those gigs providing unreal fans, unless you are starting with zero.
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  • Profile picture of the author Norfolk
    Facebook has changed the rules and to run a contest you need to get your permission first - don't know the specifics, but I suppose it may greatly reduce the tactic. Facebook also removed the default tab option, so setting up a landing page is not as easy as it used to be.
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    • Profile picture of the author jerkul
      Originally Posted by Norfolk View Post

      Facebook has changed the rules and to run a contest you need to get your permission first - don't know the specifics, but I suppose it may greatly reduce the tactic. Facebook also removed the default tab option, so setting up a landing page is not as easy as it used to be.
      It's being done over and over with no problems. The thing is Facebook doesn't want the "spam" to happen on the wall of the page, you have to set up an app and probably some external system to support the contest. I'm not sure how it really works but to me it sounds like a good investment.
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  • Profile picture of the author vivi62
    The easiest way to get likes is to offer a prize to the winner of a contest,all they have to do is like your page/picture and the winner will be picked at random on such a date.My friend does this with her fashion site and the prizes are really cheap such as leggings or special designer tights and she gets massive interest,she runs the link on twitter too.Hope that helps
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    Give away free software that really works or a free licence to sell products if its in the I.M niche.
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  • Profile picture of the author prismkuet
    Purchased Facebook likes worth nothing most of the time, even if it comes from real people. Yes, you can purchase like from real/authentic users. In Facebook, there are some groups, who sell likes. This is their business. Even you will find the same in different micro workers where you will be paid for giving like. But theses likes do not work because who give their like even don't care in which they are clicking for.
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  • Profile picture of the author jasonallvall
    you can buy REAL likes but they are not targetted unless you use facebook ads. Facebook ads can get expensive. it all depends upon what your product price is. If your selling cars then paying 50 cent a like is cheap. If your selling milk then 50 cent a like is not a good ROI
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  • Profile picture of the author Tsnyder
    I'm thinking that if you have to buy them then, by definition, they aren't fans...

    Just sayin'
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  • Profile picture of the author murphyslaw
    Yes you can buy "Real" facebook fans, which I guess you mean actual people, but no they won't be responsive because they probably liked your site for totally unrelated reasons. Targetted fans you can get by running ads for your site o facebook, provided you give users a compelling reason to be interested in you.
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  • Profile picture of the author BrianKim
    You could always run sweepstakes to get cheap likes. If you announce a giveaway of a product that's specifically tailored to your niche, only those interested in that product / niche would participate in the sweepstakes.

    For example, one of our clients, is currently running a $30 giveaway and already got over 1,200 social engagements from users interested in gaming.
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  • Profile picture of the author icoachu
    There ARE services that offer this. Real people. The problem is that they aren't probably interested in YOUR page per se. Most just click like because the service provider is offering some sort of incentive or unrelated premium.

    Unless you are making money offering an FB Page population service and selling it to a 3rd party, this can have little value since the people LIKING YOU don't really like you. See what I'm getting at?
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  • Profile picture of the author Freelancing10
    There is many problems with buying Facebook likes. As many have already mentioned, many offer untargetted likes from people liking a bunch of pages so they can like their own. Buying those types of likes is useless.

    There is legit sellers out there that get "Niche Targeted" likes. That means people will like your page because they are interested in the topic, and they decided to follow you.

    Just look around, and you might find a real seller out there. Getting real likes is very time consuming. There is people who specialized on doing all the dirty work for getting real targeted likes.
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    • Profile picture of the author icoachu
      Originally Posted by Freelancing10 View Post


      There is legit sellers out there that get "Niche Targeted" likes. That means people will like your page because they are interested in the topic, and they decided to follow you.
      How will the customer know? Other than the fact that the seller says the likes are "niche targeted' and delivered slower? Would paying AFTER the service has been done be the best way to avoid getting burned?
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      • Profile picture of the author Freelancing10
        Originally Posted by icoachu View Post

        How will the customer know? Other than the fact that the seller says the likes are "niche targeted' and delivered slower? Would paying AFTER the service has been done be the best way to avoid getting burned?
        You can have 1,000 not targeted fans, and make a post, and have 0 response from your fans.

        Or you can have 1,000 targeted fans, from people who chose to like your page because they were interested in it, and have 100 likes on your post, plus comments from people responding.

        That's how you weed the good from the bad. If someone promises something they can't provide, luckily PayPal gives a dispute section, which you can do. Or you can even do a charge back on your card.

        Once you find a seller, you can count that he will provide results, you'll grow your businesses faster.
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  • Profile picture of the author falcott
    I bought 100 FB likes on fiverr, simply to kickstart the fanpage so it didn't look like a ghost town. They were real (as was advertised) - or at least have accounts that are active - but all are from India.
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    • Profile picture of the author Freelancing10
      In my opinion is better to have 100 niche targetted fans, than 1000 untargetted fans. The purpose of your 100 likes was just to make an apperance for real fans that might go into your page, which is not bad, but won't make you any real sales in the end.

      Only those who are interested in your niche will help you.

      Originally Posted by falcott View Post

      I bought 100 FB likes on fiverr, simply to kickstart the fanpage so it didn't look like a ghost town. They were real (as was advertised) - or at least have accounts that are active - but all are from India.
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  • Profile picture of the author antac
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    youlikehits is best for facebook likes. But now like is not important.
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  • Profile picture of the author Arjoni
    there are a few services to buy likes, i have never bought likes tho
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  • Profile picture of the author mmrumii
    It's just a trap to take money.
    those are just fake like and not useful for buyer.
    I didn't bought any likes yet.. have hard work to get huge fans.
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