Getting likes is hard work

by Ashvini Kumar Saxena on June 27, 2013 · 5 comments

in My Personal Thoughts,Social Media

It is a must to have online presence if you have a business/blog. You can establish it by starting a business page on various social networking sites. Next step usually is to get some people to like your page in order to build your brand.

There are two ways to get likes on your page ( which indicates how many people like your page and are looking to read what you post there).

  • Buy Them : Yes, some people do provide that service
  • Build Them

First method is easy but only temporary till all the fake/real likes you have got, disappear because people will unlike them.

a) They were pulled in by deceit of the spammer

b) They have no interest in what you are saying

Second method is hard. It takes serious engagement with the people who have liked the things you shared and are willing to be entertained  a little more. You will need to keep the “+1” . You will need to put in a few more hours of hard work.

Rewards will come to those who use second method. Of course it is going to be a long walk but it is going to an interesting one. It all depends on what one wants to build, a long sustainable brand or a spammer portal.

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Silviu July 8, 2013 at 3:43 pm

Hi Ashvini,

I agree. Buying likes is not a good idea. Building likes is better.
I understand it is not a walk in the park. However, the trip seems too long.
I created a profile page, for example and started to post things. I joined different groups, created lists, commented on other people posts, status updates, asked questions, tried polls etc.
In one year I have shared about 1000 posts. This means about 80 posts per month or about 3 posts per day. I also created a like page and posted 300-400 posts there, most of them not from my site. Now, let’s see the results. In 1 year I’ve got 100 friends and 40 likes.
At this pace I will do business in about 50 years. The ride is too long.
My opinion: success doesn’t come from facebook.
You must reach success outside facebook. Then you will just turn to your army of followers and ask them politely: go an like my page. Then facebook will start to work in you favor. This seems the only way to succeed.

Have a nice day

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Ashvini Kumar Saxena July 10, 2013 at 6:47 pm

Hi Silviu,

Yes Facebook like is a very very painful and slow way of getting some eyeballs.
Have you tried paid ads?
A good idea would be to create an ebook and give it for free when users like your page. I will also try to see if I can integrate this in my plugin. From last three years I have got 340 likes and they have all come organically. I have seen that sharing humorous content also build up like. I created a few memes and posted them on my wall and that worked.
The army of Facebook followers is very loyal and they help spread the word around.
Thanks for sharing your experience. I really appreciate it :)

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Radu July 5, 2013 at 6:57 pm

True fact : Whenever you buy fake/ artificial likes you have to assume the risk that they can disappear instantly due to anti fraud measures taken by Facebook. However, as an alternative i will recommend the exchange platforms where the likes you are giving are real as well as the likes received.
Quid pro quo i would say.

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Carolyn June 29, 2013 at 7:43 am

So true, Ashvini. You would think that people were charged for a “Like” with how difficult they are to acquire. But the key is patience. Each Like will be appreciated more because you earned them.

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Ashvini Kumar Saxena July 2, 2013 at 11:47 am

Hi Carolyn,
Yes it is hard to earn the like but worth it :). Thanks :)

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