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Great article! Thank you for being so transparent with the data. Such an important lesson for artists today.

It should be noted that you can buy comments too, though. (You'd have to write out each comment one by one and send it to the company running the script)

In turn it can look like the page is "alive" and when coupled with targeted ads, it lends itself to more real human likes due to the social proof. This is effectively what every major brand does, going viral and acquiring users is, in most cases, an adbuy.

Jonathan Jaeger

I'm not saying you should or shouldn't buy Facebook likes, but if you're buying ads off Facebook and target them to only U.S. users, within a small margin of error you will get legitimate likes from real accounts. That's more expensive, but you also will get real people instead of buying likes for $5 off of Fiverr (or the equivalent type of site that promises the world for real cheap).


Glad to share Danny. I am sure many people who bought likes never thought they would actually lose them and end up back where they started, less a few hundred dollars.

Silence Nogood

I've run into similar troubles. I actually targeted places like Indonesia and Pakistan back in the day because of how cheap it was, almost getting a penny a like. I didn't care who was listening, I just wanted people listening (I run a music blog). Now though, I realize not many of those accounts were "listening."

How do you feel about Facebook's promoted posts (or "Boost Post" now)? I'm seeing some potentially worthwhile results, but I have a feeling in a couple months I'll hear a different story... like always ;·)


Yeah... too bad some managers, booking agents, and even record labels will totally sign bands based on those numbers alone. Oh, and Gear companies will give bands endorsements based on fake numbers too! So, in some cases, even if they do end up losing numbers in the long term, it helps them in the short term and then it doesn't even matter because the band got what they wanted... they faked their way to signing with a label, manager, booking agent and got some free gear... while other bands who have more self respect continue to work for it and get nothing because "their numbers are too low." Awesome, eh?



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E. Taylor

I've seen some bands do this successfully and some not. In and of itself, I don't think that a band can buy total success merely for paying a few bucks for extra likes. However, I think that a new band that starts out with a handful of likes is at an unfair and significant disadvantage. Anybody checking out your Facebook page is going to see that you have very few likes and is going to use that as a social filtering signal to not even give your music a listen because they'll say to themselves "Nobody else likes them so why should I?". In that kind of situation, buying some likes to give yourself an initial boost can conceivably portray some kind of benefit just to give some people confidence to check you out. There are so many companies listed at BuyFacebookFansReviews that do this so I think its a fairly common practice that lends itself to some measure of success, even if its just a psychological boost for visitors that instills some confidence in you.


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