Fake Facebook Likes are History

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The fiverr party is over on this one:

Facebook cracks down on fake Likes | Reuters
#facebook #fake #history #likes
  • Profile picture of the author Amys101place
    I read that earlier today. I'll believe it when I see it. They'll cut some ways out.. and more will pop up... the endless circle rolls on...
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  • Profile picture of the author rodneybrooksjr
    That’s good, I am all for it. I know have been a victim of the 2000 likes for $29 scam. I built two pages like this. Once I learned they might be fake accounts, I have been trying to get the motivation to clean them out but now hopefully Facebook will do it for me.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tonylee93
    Thats crazy because its going to hurt a lot of people's jobs on fiverr. I am interested in seeing what they are going to have to do now about their gigs. They might need to get rid of the gig completely that would be horrible.
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    • Profile picture of the author Black Hat Cat
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      Originally Posted by Tonylee93 View Post

      Thats crazy because its going to hurt a lot of people's jobs on fiverr. I am interested in seeing what they are going to have to do now about their gigs. They might need to get rid of the gig completely that would be horrible.
      It will be horrible if they can no longer sell fake likes that they weren't supposed to be selling to begin with? Hmmm....maybe they should have gotten a legitimate job instead, and then they wouldn't have to worry about such things.
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    • Profile picture of the author Byron2k12
      Originally Posted by Tonylee93 View Post

      Thats crazy because its going to hurt a lot of people's jobs on fiverr. I am interested in seeing what they are going to have to do now about their gigs. They might need to get rid of the gig completely that would be horrible.
      Lol that is actually true, jobs will go over this :rolleyes:
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  • Profile picture of the author vigossqi
    OMG, can facebook add "likes" with this? why I didn't kown? God....
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  • Profile picture of the author RedShifted
    Damn now I have to actually earn my likes?

    On a more serious note I love how facebook tells us not to lie but they're the ones telling people only 1% of their site is fake. SURE FACEBOOK all us ignorant small business folks believe you. Manipulate data like every other business thats ever existed just to keep your stocks from falling. Then they have the nerve to call us marketers deceptive... give me a break Mark F-uckleberg.
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    • Profile picture of the author Enfusia
      Originally Posted by RedShifted View Post

      Damn now I have to actually earn my likes?

      On a more serious note I love how facebook tells us not to lie but they're the ones telling people only 1% of their site is fake. SURE FACEBOOK all us ignorant small business folks believe you. Manipulate data like every other business thats ever existed just to keep your stocks from falling. Then they have the nerve to call us marketers deceptive... give me a break Mark F-uckleberg.
      True!

      I know of a large Authority site that is a household name that has the majority of their likes as fakes.

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      • Profile picture of the author Joe Motion
        Originally Posted by Enfusia View Post

        True!

        I know of a large Authority site that is a household name that has the majority of their likes as fakes.

        Patrick
        That is completely irrelevant.

        If they're a large authority site that is probably the reason why they're ranked. Google can't discipline a website because it has fake likes - otherwise competitors would buy fake likes for competition. What is going to happen is a reshuffle of sites that relied solely on fake likes..

        As Matt Cutts (head of spam at Google) said yesterday..

        Facebook on paid likes: "[W]e do not and have never permitted the purchase or sale of Facebook Likes": Improvements To Our Site Integrity Systems | Facebook
        Just forget Fiverr gigs from now on :rolleyes:

        But of course people will still buy and sell them!
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  • Profile picture of the author FirstSocialApps
    Fake likes are a super bad thing to have anyway .. I hired a guy to manage my fanpage (so I could focus on what I do best .. coding) .. and he purchased Facebook likes .. 2 thing happened A) He is no longer with us .. B) We got a ton of likes .. and then slowly they faded away and unliked us .. this in my opinion made the fanpage actually look bad .. since people could see a steady decline in likes .. it makes it look like we have nothing to keep people interested.

    Those people selling you likes are just ripping you off anyway. There not providing you anything of real value.
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  • Profile picture of the author RedShifted
    I bought 3,000 likes 4 months ago and haven't lost one yet. How long did it take for your likes to fade?
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    • Profile picture of the author THK
      This is a good news. I hope they can actually do it.


      Originally Posted by RedShifted View Post

      ...Then they have the nerve to call us marketers deceptive... give me a break Mark F-uckleberg.
      Originally Posted by RedShifted View Post

      I bought 3,000 likes 4 months ago and haven't lost one yet. How long did it take for your likes to fade?
      Seriously dude...`likes` are not for you to buy or sell. If you are doing that, you are being deceptive. Do you see the irony in your posts yet.

      I understand that `I Hate Facebook` is the latest fad. If you want to jump on to that bandwagon, might as well stick to the regular slangs like `Facebook ads are annoying` or `lack of privacy` etc. This just makes you look silly

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  • Profile picture of the author tonyrior
    good that they clean up. All for it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Weedy92
    Not happy about that, I don't use Fivrr much, but it seems like Facebook likes are a dying business to find vendors selling them..
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  • Profile picture of the author IM Lover
    I would assume that the bots created by these developers will simply be modified, instead of the likes being added in 10 mins, they will be spread over time and added slower.

    I can't see FB being able to stop that to be honest, it's a big ask and the developers of these tools have all day to counter any rule changes.
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    Great move. Hope it can give us more genuine users after this raid
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  • Profile picture of the author MovingAround
    This is just a PR stunt. Facebook has become like Twitter in that it's huge organic growth has been due to the creation of fake accounts to feed the FB Like purchasing niche. If FB were to remove all Fake accounts, you'd see such a drop in active accounts that their shareholders would not be happy. I guess that's why they are tagetting Likes (in the article) and not accounts.

    There have been other PR stunts in the past of a similar order and I know blackhatters reporting a 1-2% decrease in Likes to fan pages over the last 4 weeks, nothing special when you have 100k Likes. For what is worth, the blackhatters are flipping 100k to 1000k (1 million) liked fan pages for good money to unaware buyers.
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  • Profile picture of the author MrMonetize
    I agree with removing all the bot created likes, but sites like - AddMeFast.com would surely still continue. The people on there are liking pages to earn credits, so they won't remove all the spam I wouldn't have thought.
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    • Profile picture of the author MovingAround
      Originally Posted by MrMonetize View Post

      I agree with removing all the bot created likes, but sites like - AddMeFast.com would surely still continue. The people on there are liking pages to earn credits, so they won't remove all the spam I wouldn't have thought.
      Actually, Addmefast said they were removing FB likes about 6 weeks ago, did so, then they put them back and currently the likes are not working properly. Of course, you are not allowed to comment on their blog saying it is not working because the owner deletes the negative comments.

      And the Likes from all those services come from Pakistan and India, good luck showing on your public page stats that your Locksmith fan page based in Chicago has the majority of Likes coming from Kolkatta.
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      • Profile picture of the author drmahir
        Thank you very much my friend, now I have to actually earn my likes.
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      • Profile picture of the author MrMonetize
        Originally Posted by MovingAround View Post

        Actually, Addmefast said they were removing FB likes about 6 weeks ago, did so, then they put them back and currently the likes are not working properly. Of course, you are not allowed to comment on their blog saying it is not working because the owner deletes the negative comments.

        And the Likes from all those services come from Pakistan and India, good luck showing on your public page stats that your Locksmith fan page based in Chicago has the majority of Likes coming from Kolkatta.
        I didn't know that, I have used it before and a lot of other sites that are similar just to kickstart pages rather than hoping to market to them. I agree most of the people that follow you are from Asia tho.
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  • Profile picture of the author GeroC
    SO does this mean that fan pages that make you hit the like button before you can even look at the page are not going to be able to do this anymore? If so I love this idea because it just does not seem right when you want to check out a fanpage and have to tell all your friends that you like this page when you have never even been on the page before.

    As for the purchasing "LIKES" what this seems like is that FB wants you to spend your money purchasing their ads to get likes because websites that allow you to purchase likes are taking a piece of their ad revenue pie.
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    • Profile picture of the author MovingAround
      Originally Posted by GeroC View Post

      SO does this mean that fan pages that make you hit the like button before you can even look at the page are not going to be able to do this anymore? If so I love this idea because it just does not seem right when you want to check out a fanpage and have to tell all your friends that you like this page when you have never even been on the page before.

      As for the purchasing "LIKES" what this seems like is that FB wants you to spend your money purchasing their ads to get likes because websites that allow you to purchase likes are taking a piece of their ad revenue pie.
      No.

      What it means is that Facebook will look at the previous history of individual accounts to see if they fit a trend that is inherent amongst automated bots (which is fairly easy to spot by the way, I could come up with a bot that would do this, so Facebook will quite likely do that any way). Instead of removing the account, they will remove the Likes that the account had placed.

      They will not remove the account because removing all the bot accounts in FB would lead to a substantial drop in the inflated user figures that Facebook likes to show off (almost 1000 million). The latter would question the legitimacy of Facebook and its shareholders would not be happy. It's business at the end of the day.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kreator517
    Why would anyone want those fake likes anyway?
    They don;t do CRAPOLA for pagerank, seo, or traffic.

    The ONLY purpose of the things to interact with TARGETED customers.

    All those webmasters who felt they'd get an ego rush from 10,000+ fake likes got exactly WHAT conversion % off their fanpages again?
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    • Profile picture of the author Weedy92
      Originally Posted by Kreator517 View Post

      Why would anyone want those fake likes anyway?
      They don;t do CRAPOLA for pagerank, seo, or traffic.

      The ONLY purpose of the things to interact with TARGETED customers.

      All those webmasters who felt they'd get an ego rush from 10,000+ fake likes got exactly WHAT conversion % off their fanpages again?
      While I agree they suck.. They add reputation and trust to the business/brand. I'd rather the visitor see my fan page knowing 1,000 people like us, and have trust to shop on my site, than them to see only 4 people like us.. All about perception from the customer's view.. As well, help motivate people to like your page, so they aren't alone.. But other than that no real purpose.
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        Originally Posted by Weedy92 View Post

        While I agree they suck.. They add reputation and trust to the business/brand. I'd rather the visitor see my fan page knowing 1,000 people like us, and have trust to shop on my site, than them to see only 4 people like us.. All about perception from the customer's view.. As well, help motivate people to like your page, so they aren't alone.. But other than that no real purpose.
        I'm always amused when people play the 'trust, credibility, branding, etc.' card on a move that's fraudulent to begin with. Amazing. Fake likes for fake trust. That seems about right. :rolleyes:
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        • Profile picture of the author MrMonetize
          Originally Posted by travlinguy View Post

          I'm always amused when people play the 'trust, credibility, branding, etc.' card on a move that's fraudulent to begin with. Amazing. Fake likes for fake trust. That seems about right. :rolleyes:
          Whilst you are exactly right, I think having those likes on a page does add a level of credibility to anyone that comes across it, especially those that are not aware that you can game the system. I suppose the opposite would be coming across a page with 20 likes say, the perception then is that the page isn't that popular.
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          • Profile picture of the author collegeguru
            Fiverr probably won't do anything about it anyway
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            • Profile picture of the author Super Warrior
              Originally Posted by collegeguru View Post

              Fiverr probably won't do anything about it anyway
              LOL. What Fiverr has to do with it??
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          • Profile picture of the author travlinguy
            Originally Posted by MrMonetize View Post

            Whilst you are exactly right, I think having those likes on a page does add a level of credibility to anyone that comes across it, especially those that are not aware that you can game the system. I suppose the opposite would be coming across a page with 20 likes say, the perception then is that the page isn't that popular.
            I think people who need to buy these likes must think people are absolute idiots. Real likes come from clever, informative, inspiring content. Most often, people who need to buy phony praise aren't able to come up with good content.

            It doesn't take a rocket scientist to look at a lame or average page with a lot of praise and figure out it's phony. I realize there are newer members that won't make the connection but sooner or later they'll realize it's deception.

            My issue with the whole thing is pretty simple. It's a lie. It might be a small, "harmless" lie to some. But it's still deception. And if I see someone who's willing to lie at one level I'm just going to figure they'll lie at other levels as well. That's not someone I want to associate with, at least not intentionally. So how "credibility" based on deception figures into this in any way is beyond me.
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            • Profile picture of the author MrMonetize
              Originally Posted by travlinguy View Post

              I think people who need to buy these likes must think people are absolute idiots. Real likes come from clever, informative, inspiring content. Most often, people who need to buy phony praise aren't able to come up with good content.

              It doesn't take a rocket scientist to look at a lame or average page with a lot of praise and figure out it's phony. I realize there are newer members that won't make the connection but sooner or later they'll realize it's deception.

              My issue with the whole thing is pretty simple. It's a lie. It might be a small, "harmless" lie to some. But it's still deception. And if I see someone who's willing to lie at one level I'm just going to figure they'll lie at other levels as well. That's not someone I want to associate with, at least not intentionally. So how "credibility" based on deception figures into this in any way is beyond me.
              Everything you say is sensible, Im not condoning the fake like industry at all. But when a page needs a bump start a lot look to use these services. I have never bought a like package personally but people seem to have been doing very well out of it, and maybe they have contributed the Facebook share falling hence the course of action they are now taking.
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          • Profile picture of the author shane_k
            Originally Posted by MrMonetize View Post

            Whilst you are exactly right, I think having those likes on a page does add a level of credibility to anyone that comes across it, especially those that are not aware that you can game the system. I suppose the opposite would be coming across a page with 20 likes say, the perception then is that the page isn't that popular.
            You mentioned that buying fake likes can bring credibility, how do you know? How does anyone else know?

            Is this really true, or has everyone just been "sold" on the idea?

            I know some people here will respond with the argument that when you have 1,000 likes it is "social proof", if so, then do you like a page just because there are a ton of others who have liked it? Or do you click "like" because you actually like the page?

            I for one only click like for things that I actually like. I personally don't care if there is 4 others there, or 100,000.



            And like my question I asked before, has anyone actually spilt-tested thier results, proving that this is true?
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            • Profile picture of the author Joseph Robinson
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              Originally Posted by shane_k View Post

              I know some people here will respond with the argument that when you have 1,000 likes it is "social proof", if so, then do you like a page just because there are a ton of others who have liked it? Or do you click "like" because you actually like the page?
              I agree. The only time that situation has come up for me at least is when I'm looking at multiple pages for a person or brand, and I tend to check the one with the most likes first because it is more likely to be the actual page I'm looking for.

              But hey, people need to get to sleep at night so I guess at the end of the day it was money well spent :rolleyes:.
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            • Profile picture of the author MrMonetize
              Originally Posted by shane_k View Post

              You mentioned that buying fake likes can bring credibility, how do you know? How does anyone else know?

              Is this really true, or has everyone just been "sold" on the idea?

              I know some people here will respond with the argument that when you have 1,000 likes it is "social proof", if so, then do you like a page just because there are a ton of others who have liked it? Or do you click "like" because you actually like the page?

              I for one only click like for things that I actually like. I personally don't care if there is 4 others there, or 100,000.

              And like my question I asked before, has anyone actually spilt-tested thier results, proving that this is true?
              It is only an opinion, but not everyone is aware that likes can be bought. So a newcomer to Facebook might come across a page and see it has a lot of likes and presume it is a popular page. Whether they like it or not because of those likes is another thing, but I'm like you, I will only like things I actually like personally. If its one of the pages I am marketing tho, I will like things in the same niche just to build up my own pages reputation as long as its relevant. People click back through to my page via the page name link it leaves on the post.

              You could say that the whole fake like industry is based on gaining an appearance of popularity and credibility, otherwise why do people buy them? You can't really make any money from those likes, so its just to make the page appear more popular imo.
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      • Profile picture of the author shane_k
        Originally Posted by Weedy92 View Post

        While I agree they suck.. They add reputation and trust to the business/brand. I'd rather the visitor see my fan page knowing 1,000 people like us, and have trust to shop on my site, than them to see only 4 people like us.. All about perception from the customer's view.. As well, help motivate people to like your page, so they aren't alone.. But other than that no real purpose.

        I would be curious to know have you split tested how many real customers you get per amount of fake likes you buy?

        So if you bought 1,000 fake likes off of fiverr, do you know how many real customers that would bring you?

        And are you able to then compare that to, if you have say 100 REAL living breathing customers who are interacting on your fanpage, how many other REAl living breathing customers they bring you?

        If you aren't split testing this, and those 1,000 like are fake (not real customers who can't put money in your pocket) then what is the real value that you are getting?
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  • Profile picture of the author Josh Monroe
    They have been 'cracking' down an fake likes for months.

    Has it worked? No.

    All they are doing is sending C&D notices to sites that allow users to get likes. As soon as one closes, another 5 pop-up trying to replace them.

    The so called 'algorithm changes' are easy to game and beat.

    There is a lot of money to be made here, so they will never win.

    All that happens is that there will be a temporary drought for a few days and prices rise a little. Then once the new sites and sellers get found, prices return to what they were and everything is back to normal as if nothing ever happened.
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    • Profile picture of the author Weedy92
      Originally Posted by Josh Monroe View Post

      They have been 'cracking' down an fake likes for months.

      Has it worked? No.

      All they are doing is sending C&D notices to sites that allow users to get likes. As soon as one closes, another 5 pop-up trying to replace them.

      The so called 'algorithm changes' are easy to game and beat.

      There is a lot of money to be made here, so they will never win.

      All that happens is that there will be a temporary drought for a few days and prices rise a little. Then once the new sites and sellers get found, prices return to what they were and everything is back to normal as if nothing ever happened.
      They are putting a bandaid on a gunshot wound.. But they have made quite a bit of changes, tons of likes don't stick anymore, pretty much anything that was offered on Fivrr recently would have a horrible stick rate regardless.. But you're right IM always pulls through, there will be new methods and vendors soon.
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      • Profile picture of the author Kay King
        Facebook estimates that 1.5 percent of its users are "undesirable" accounts set up for purposes that violate its terms of service, according to its most recent 10-Q regulatory filing.
        What the article doesn't mention is that after this week a second wave of FB shares will go on the market. Not good for FB share price right now.

        This has become a big issue - to improve ad revenue and projected profit (and thus increase stock price) FB has to provide "good" views for paid advertisers.

        I think the 1.5% is low - FactCheck organizations in the past two months have released numbers of fake/bot likes and twitter followers of the big election campaigns. This may be the first time the general public (and some advertisers) learn about the gaming that goes on in social media.

        FB has been trying to address the issue of "likes" but not sure it can do it and make it stick. Will be interesting to watch.
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        • Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

          What the article doesn't mention is that after this week a second wave of FB shares will go on the market. Not good for FB share price right now.
          ...and that share price hit a new all-time low yesterday.

          Some suggest at $18 FB is still wildly overvalued. No sympathy for the suckers who bought it at $45 -- there was ample warning.

          I agree with those who suggest this latest announcement about cleaning up fake likes is cosmetic damage control.

          I am however somewhat grateful to FB for causing housing prices in our area to soar, at least for now.

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  • Profile picture of the author Ismael Zarruqui
    Facebook estimates that 1.5 percent of its users are "undesirable" accounts

    Are you kidding me ?
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      Originally Posted by margenia View Post

      Facebook estimates that 1.5 percent of its users are "undesirable" accounts

      Are you kidding me ?
      Right? I don't think that the Ministry of Magic has that many wanted criminals (since we're talking about fiction after all ).

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  • Profile picture of the author Josh Monroe
    If they really want to crack down, instead of wasting time with C&D letters etc they need to make it harder to mass create accounts.

    It's so easy to purchase account creators capable of creating PVA accounts these days, not to mention some of the private methods/tools which if you knew how many accounts they can make per minute you'd be amazed.
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  • Profile picture of the author Thomas W
    no worries,, it's a cat and mouse game.. Now is the time for someone to find the work around,, you can make a killing if you can figure it out
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  • Profile picture of the author Super Warrior
    Now you'll start seeing the services like:
    "Get Facebook Likes Which Facebook Won't Delete"
    "Get Permanent Facebook Likes"
    "FB Likes - Life Time Guarantee" LOL.
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  • Profile picture of the author Perrymma
    Real likes are the way to go!
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  • Profile picture of the author Weedy92
    They've been cracking down on them for awhile now.. Dissapointing but there will be new methods..
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    • Profile picture of the author Super Warrior
      Originally Posted by Weedy92 View Post

      They've been cracking down on them for awhile now.. Dissapointing but there will be new methods..
      Yeah. Technology feeds on technology.
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  • Profile picture of the author lalit657
    not really..I think it facebook able to reduce it to some extent but not completely finished it....I know some people who really provide the same now as before they were...
    I think the fight will not going to finish...people are more smart the facebook...they always find a way...
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  • Profile picture of the author FIERCE IM
    That just good news, anyway who's so silly to buy fake LIKE, because they don't make you earn anything So what was the point to get so many like just for the sake of showing them when you don't earn anything with them.

    I mean just great news!!!
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  • Profile picture of the author Riggs
    Am I the only one who noticed there wasn't a "Like" button included in the page hosting that article.

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    Lols... Good observation Riggs.
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    • Profile picture of the author NoQuarter
      Fiverr sellers have their own bots which are being modified, according to current FB layout.

      Simple moves like requiring phone verification to "like" would solve the problem...partially.(make it less profitable for sure) But this as someone mentioned would slow the growth and in current FB situation - this is the last thing they want.
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      • Profile picture of the author FredJones
        Originally Posted by Tonylee93 View Post

        Thats crazy because its going to hurt a lot of people's jobs on fiverr. I am interested in seeing what they are going to have to do now about their gigs. They might need to get rid of the gig completely that would be horrible.
        Nothing, they will move to other gigs. Good riddance to bad rubbish.

        Originally Posted by MovingAround View Post

        And the Likes from all those services come from Pakistan and India, good luck showing on your public page stats that your Locksmith fan page based in Chicago has the majority of Likes coming from Kolkatta.
        Right point - and this is exactly why I never see the sense of buying likes, even if someone gives you genuine ones (meaning, real likes from real people, obtained by managing public relationships in a genuine fashion - you know, the real white-hat stuff). It needs to be from the right geo-target, and from real people. Else, what are those likes worth anyway? A like needs to be worth something. So, good point.

        At the same time, a request - please rename the city you mentioned as "Kolkatta" to "Kolkata" - that's the real name of the city. Its my city of origin and I love it and feel for it, so shall be pleased to see people making genuine mistakes with the name of the city corrected.

        Originally Posted by Super Warrior View Post

        Now you'll start seeing the services like:
        "Get Facebook Likes Which Facebook Won't Delete"
        "Get Permanent Facebook Likes"
        "FB Likes - Life Time Guarantee" LOL.
        Lol.

        Originally Posted by Joseph Robinson View Post

        Right? I don't think that the Ministry of Magic has that many wanted criminals (since we're talking about fiction after all ).

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        Lol again. This is called the demand-supply equation, you know?

        Originally Posted by MrMonetize View Post

        Everything you say is sensible, Im not condoning the fake like industry at all. But when a page needs a bump start a lot look to use these services. I have never bought a like package personally but people seem to have been doing very well out of it, and maybe they have contributed the Facebook share falling hence the course of action they are now taking.
        I have recently done a bit of FB PPV/PPM advertising, but have been a non-FB-fan regardless. There seem to have been enough things around this company that have appeared whimsical to me. I'm not surprised at the share fall as of now. Who knows, maybe my opinion about FB will change sooner or later?
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          Originally Posted by FredJones View Post

          I have recently done a bit of FB PPV/PPM advertising, but have been a non-FB-fan regardless. There seem to have been enough things around this company that have appeared whimsical to me. I'm not surprised at the share fall as of now. Who knows, maybe my opinion about FB will change sooner or later?
          What goes up must come down. I do a bit a Facebook marketing, apps, ads, pages etc. I've never used it to its full potential, but once a method is known in IM it gets saturated until its either stopped, or ineffective and the next thing comes along. I would make hay while the sun shines. I don't like dealing with companies I can't phone either and their lack of support is terrible. They need to rethink their strategy otherwise businesses will start looking for other ways to advertise and their shares will continue to plummet.
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  • Nice find Bruce.

    However, I'm still surprised that people actually fall or decide to pay for fake anything when it comes to their business. The truth is there are NO shortcuts to building a business and sustaining a business for the long haul.

    There's no fun in making a quick buck and then have it all taken away at any given time.

    Look for legit methods, work those methods to death, and the results will eventually follow.
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  • Profile picture of the author Vincent Garner
    after this, hope we will get genuine likes and people who likes our page.
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  • Profile picture of the author Perrymma
    There is some services that offer free likes guys. Not trying to advertise but just saying
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  • Profile picture of the author DubDubDubDot
    What gets me are the fools who thought they were buying 2,000 legit likes for just $10.

    At some point before buying you should have wondered how that kind of traffic could be generated at a cost to you of less than 1 cent per like. At what point do you start to question how that is possible for the seller? If you never questioned that, save yourself the trouble and quit the industry now.
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  • Profile picture of the author Genycis
    I was never big on the whole fake "Likes" or fake followers on Twitter or views on Youtube or any of that, especially the Likes. I'm glad to see that they'll be gone (for now)... I actually bought a gig a couple of years ago that I didn't know at that time was fake Likes... never bought another one regarding Likes for FB since. Waste of money... good thing it was only a Fiverr gig that I paid for to learn that scam quick. lol.
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  • Profile picture of the author AdSilog
    The simple fact is no matter what sentiments are there from people about this kind of service, they are still genuinely needed by the businesses that purchases what they offer.
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  • Profile picture of the author Roslyn Agosta
    Although it is a good move by Facebook to remove fake likes, I doubt very much this will work. Sure it will get rid of some Facebook likes, however the 'blackhatters' will evolve and soon develop new software & services that will be able to undermine the new system and be able to create sustainable likes.

    P.S There really is no point for fake likes, all it will do is raise your profile and make you look popular. But you won't get any response or be able to use the page for anything.
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  • Profile picture of the author jox51
    We shall see....
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  • Profile picture of the author RedShifted
    Lots of people hating on fake likes here.

    Thats fine & all but I saw the tests our PPC guy ran 4 months ago and fake likes definitely increased conversions. We also did another split test with and without logos and that also helped with conversions. Sure likes may be worthless for SEO but for PPC we always use them.

    I think its funny that people are getting so mad about fake likes when they should really take a closer look at the world around them. Then you might find some real issues to complain about. Like algorithmic trading in the stock market. In fact I don't think I've seen one business in my entire life that didn't exercise some extent of deception. I'm pretty sure this is why lawyers tell us to use disclaimers in our contracts.

    "We know we promised you x benefit but if y occurs you are inherently prevented from suing us". And no we didn't put that in our contract because we lied to you about anything. Its really to protect our massive multimillion dollar ass from you the tiny little 140lb consumer". Credibility is probably the most relative word in the English dictionary.

    disclaimer: This does not mean that I am a satan worshipper or condone mass corporate fraud.
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  • Profile picture of the author Joe Motion
    Fake 'Likes' for YouTube video promotion hasn't worked for a while now.
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  • Profile picture of the author Super Warrior
    IMO, the Fiverr gigs will still sell, why?
    Just like we know that no one can make millions overnight
    but still people BUY such stuff due to their ignorance (not a perfect word, I know).
    In the same way, thousands of people won't know that fake 'Likes' are the history,
    so they'll definitely buy them 1000 Likes for $5 not a bad deal. ROFL

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    • Profile picture of the author HCRoyo
      Originally Posted by Super Warrior View Post

      IMO, the Fiverr gigs will still sell, why?
      Just like we know that no one can make millions overnight
      but still people BUY such stuff due to their ignorance (not a perfect word, I know).
      In the same way, thousands of people won't know that fake 'Likes' are the history,
      so they'll definitely buy them 1000 Likes for $5 not a bad deal. ROFL

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      I buy Facebook likes just to "inflate" the initial number of Likers on my page. Believe it or not, people will be more likely to Like your page if there are more than 100 people liking it.

      Of course, I will build the legit likes later though
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  • Profile picture of the author Dariuszden
    I could care less about this, but I'm all against Facebook. There is just too much problems/shady deals going on with Facebook and the 'fake' likes crackdown should be the least of their problems.

    Also from this thread it seems that most people complaining are the ones that bought the fake likes in the first place. IMO fake likes are okay if you want to get started and get the ball rolling, but after 200 or so you should working on getting real likes.
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  • Profile picture of the author onlineearning
    but ppl are still sellin fake likes on fiverr or similar sites.
    I have seen a lot of this type of gigs
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  • Profile picture of the author hatimyal123
    they say it is history but i highly doubt it.
    I was a reseller once and i used to get 200-300k orders everyday
    i stopped for sometime in between lost all clients and now few day back i started again from scratch and guess what.
    only from 3 clients i am getting 200k orders from last few days.

    I hardly think facebook can counter this.
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    • Profile picture of the author Cool Hand Luke
      Originally Posted by hatimyal123 View Post

      they say it is history but i highly doubt it.
      I was a reseller once and i used to get 200-300k orders everyday
      i stopped for sometime in between lost all clients and now few day back i started again from scratch and guess what.
      only from 3 clients i am getting 200k orders from last few days.

      I hardly think facebook can counter this.
      :rolleyes: Look at you, so proud of being a spammer and too obtuse to realize your days of abusing the businesses of others will come to an end sooner rather than later.
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