Facebook Page 'Likes' Are So Hard To Get
Out of all the social media I use, I've found that Facebook is by far the most difficult to gain followers/likers.
I'm not on Facebook personally and I'm wondering if this is part of the problem. To set up a Facebook page you have to use a personal account so I used an account which we had set up ages ago purely for gaming purposes. I was pleased to discover that I could use Facebook as my page rather than the personal account and I happily went on a search for my favourite blogs/authors and 'liked' their pages from my own page account. Then I discovered that by doing it that way their total Facebook likes weren't increasing. It didn't even inform the page owner that I had liked it!
Apparently you have to like pages from your personal account for it to show up on their 'like' counters. I think this is so silly, a like is a like and should show up no matter what. Basically I would need to 'like' a page from both accounts and quite honestly I don't have the time nor energy to be faffing around like that. Another problem with doing this is the fact that I don't use the personal account at all, we set it up in hubby's nickname which means no one would know it was me following them anyway so it all feels a bit pointless.
There is a way to check how many pages have liked your page by clicking on Page Likes This Week on the right hand side and then clicking See All and on the drop down menu switching from People Who Like This to Pages That Like This. For me this shows that I have 4 pages that have liked mine which would make my total 9 instead of 5. It is such a ridiculously small number that you're probably wondering why I care but for me, as a newbie, every person counts!
In my opinion Facebook really do need to change this, it makes it far less enjoyable to use than Twitter (which is very user-friendly) and actually puts me off using it. I keep telling myself that I need to increase my presence on Facebook, and I really do want to, but when I get on there I can't stand all the restrictions and quickly head back to Twitter.
My Facebook page can be found here, I will return any likes but I can't promise you'll know about it!
What do you think?