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This guys runs a youtube channel that has some of my favorite science videos. A few weeks ago he got curious about some oddities he noticed with facebook -


He then dug in a bit more and produced this video that has made some big waves in the nerd circle I run in

 

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Wow. I had seen the first part, but not his follow-up. I'm glad i've never paid for advertising on Facebook… and now i never will.

I've got 8,600+ likes at the moment, and my reach is pretty decent. Engagement definitely varies depending on the post type and subject matter. I try to schedule my posts for peak visitor times. My last post got about 1,600 reach, with 27% of those clicking the post, and 5% engaging with a like or a comment. Not bad for an investment of $0 and a few minutes of time.
 

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is on drug whatever
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That was interesting, I noticed that most of the likes on an old band facebook page were from similar kind of areas though we never paid for advertising so we must have just been added as distraction likes.
 

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I run ads on face book all the time. Ads for actual products / Companies. (online Sales Solution)

they get a decent number of clicks/conversions.

Money for Likes is a huge ripoff and not worth it at all. Its like running a google adwords campaign with all of your keywords set to Broad and high bids (tons of clicks no conversions)

Closest thing to like farming I work on are custom Tabs / Pages for dumb shit like contests where you have to like or share to enter...
 

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Meant to post this the other day - reason #3249823 that buying likes is pointless. When you post a status, it goes to a small percentage of your likes. If your likes are mostly fake ones that you bought on Fiverr (like our pals at the Guitar Porn site), they actually limited their audience by buying them. :lol:
 

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Right. It becomes strictly an image thing, and considering that its actually detrimental to the business side, its pretty hilarious to think that people actually opt for it. All just to seem more popular. Not to mention that buying fake likes is incredibly pretentious and laughable to begin with.
 

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Yep, Facebook is pretty fucked up. But people will continue to use it, sadly.

edit: I just looked and the bursted Star body I posted yesterday reached more people than my page has likes, first time that has happened. Probably because I shared it on my timeline, and it's also just a kick ass body.
 

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Facebook is tough - I think it's great for what it is (and, importantly, what it was originally intended to be), a way to stay connected with friends and family.

As a venue for corporations to reach customers, I'm less convinced.
 
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