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comment Facebook page receiving improbable amount of likes from unknown users
@Boris, nobody liking your page can really change it in any way, so it isn't really a security risk, more about a potential preventive security technique and a facebook-spam problem. It may affect how frequently your page posts appear to users if you have a large number of un-engaged users who like your page.
Mar
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comment Facebook page receiving improbable amount of likes from unknown users
I essentially decided to let it be with large amounts of fake likes and try and manage it in small amounts (under 10 a month). I asked Jon Loomer (jonloomer.com), who suggested it can be related to untargeted ads or that a "buy likes" service is using my page "in order to add variation and an appearance of authenticity to their liking patterns." Bottom line: It's a valid concern, and can negatively affect your page reach, but as Jon suggested, "I just control what I can control and accept that some of the fans won't be real people."
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comment Facebook page receiving improbable amount of likes from unknown users
Andy, just the article I was looking for! Thanks. Unfortunately, even if we recognize the problem, it still doesn't propose a better way to deal with it then what Greg suggested, though I am experimenting with country viewing restrictions for the page.
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comment Facebook page receiving improbable amount of likes from unknown users
Ok @Greg, thanks for your input. I'll take a look into the FB API options. Pity FB doesn't have "reputation" like stackexchange. :)
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comment Facebook page receiving improbable amount of likes from unknown users
For example, take a look at this profile. He has NO likes in 2009 or 2010, and only 3 likes in 2011. Yet in 2012 he has many, many likes a day. I don't think that's explainable behavior.
Jul
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comment Facebook page receiving improbable amount of likes from unknown users
Polynomial, I agree that it's a bit off-topic, but I wasn't sure where to post it, and I know the wonderful stackexchange community is always extremely helpful and responsive. :)
Jul
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comment Facebook page receiving improbable amount of likes from unknown users
I don't think there's any particular reason my page is being targeting, beyond my location (Israel). It just strikes me as a track-able widespread phenomenon, but I guess without a larger amount of data, it's hard to say.
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comment Facebook page receiving improbable amount of likes from unknown users
I guess I just felt it was unlikely, given the high number of pages in common with exact same date for when the likes started. Does this point to a larger exploitation security concern?
Jul
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comment Facebook page receiving improbable amount of likes from unknown users
Cyril, as I mentioned above, quality is much more important than quantity for a facebook page. See 1, 2, 3. Having a large number of fans who don't engage with the page is not a positive trend.
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May
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comment How to protect against exploitation of email addresses from an mistakenly expired domain?
GoDaddy. They offer a service to try and broker a deal to purchase a registered domain name, we'll see where it goes.
May
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comment How to protect against exploitation of email addresses from an mistakenly expired domain?
I'm trying to contact him directly. I think the moral of the story is, don't let domain names expire. :)
May
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comment How to protect against exploitation of email addresses from an mistakenly expired domain?
@Ramhound, thanks. I know he can only receive new email (that's the problem). My internal users are aware of the problem, but I obviously can't set up an auto-responder to new incoming emails... I plan on finding a new domain if I can't get the old one back.
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