In one of the fan pages that I manage, I noticed a couple of guys followed the page but they did not click the like button.

I don't know why they did that, but honestly I didn't like what they did.

When there's a gap between the number of likers and "followers only" (people who have followed your page but didn't click like button), to me it connotes something negative...

Your page isn't likeable!

If others who are about to hit like button see that, they may think twice and just follow the page without clicking like page button.

So, with that, I'd like to get rid of these guys. Remove them altogether so the number of likes and follows will be the same.

I know, under the "People and other pages" of our fan page' admin section, there's a tool for removing someone who have recently liked your page.

Now, can we do the same with these "followers only" guys?

How?

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EKautz Premium
In a perfect world likes would equal followers ... need I say more.

By the way, I clicked like here. :)

Many times though I just plain overlook the like button as I do many other buttons as I've been brainwashed to. See, in today's world hitting buttons on the internet leads to all sorts of negative things and gets your name in places you may not want it. You never know what happens behinds the scenes.

Of course I don't see this with WA, but social media - Yikes! Just look at the recent news about Russia, Trump, Clinton and the recent elections regarding the abuse of social media. Imaging the folks who publicly - liked - some of those threads or comments.

ROCK ON!
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GomMagtibay Premium
Talking about security, wouldn't it be safer to just like and unfollow a fan page? Because, I did something like that in the past, the opposite of what these people did. I liked a page, and unfollowed. Just liked. I unfollowed because, I don't wanna hear about that page. But I clicked the like button and everytime I visit the page, it is showing "Liked". But not following the page.
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EKautz Premium
That's a good question and I have no clue the answer to it.

In building websites here at WA, and for my first time ever, I've noticed I have quite a bit of control over what my audience sees and how buttons and hyper-links can lead them to where I want them to go or not go. I do this with helpful and good intentions, of course they are my intentions so others may feel differently.

That said, someone with bad intentions . . . do you see where I am going with this. What do they do with the buttons and links. And someone with much more knowledge about this internet and website stuff plus bad intentions, well, they could steer an election or who knows what else.

I feel safe here at WA though I know deep down there is no safe place on the internet but I do feel safer here.

The best solution is to go without but it is near impossible to do these days because society makes it mandatory. If you don't believe that just try to get a job nearly anywhere .... the application process is online for many of them and paper applications and resume's are nearly extinct.

It's a deep subject with many facets, including society and humanity. Two of which that may well be impossible to crack the codes.

I may have just talked you in circles, I'm fairly certain I did myself. lol
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MKearns Premium
Don't judge too rashly.Engage again and you may find your most ardent follower!
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GomMagtibay Premium
Okay. Thanks, Mike. I will try that.
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emerald860 Premium
It's quite possible that they simply forgot to like your page. It happens to me a lot. There are a lot of pages I follow but I probably didn't click the like button. It doesn't mean anything negative to me. Alanna
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GomMagtibay Premium
I see. I hope that's what they really mean, and not intentionally skipping the like button. But you are right, perhaps I should not give meaning to it. Thank you.
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Urolin1981 Premium
Gomer,
That is right. Remember: Nowadays, sweet talk for political correctness comes ahead of proactive networking. That is why I have just looked and picked those who actively addressed my concerns or questions as my mentors. Honestly, they have been extremely good in offering support.

So, just ignore that and move on. Keep in touch. Oh! How is your Bitcoin affair?

Best


James
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GomMagtibay Premium
You have me thinking about your post. Thank you for that.
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Urolin1981 Premium
Welcome; in touch. Best to you. James
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Lady May Premium
I don't believe you can, and I don't think people intentionally do this. It's more of the case that they forget. I for one almost always forget to click the 'like button'. If the message is nasty then report it, otherwise it's nothing to worry about or get concerned about :)
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GomMagtibay Premium
Okay. Thanks. I was looking all over my admin panel in Facebook, I can't find a tool for removing the new followers.
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Urolin1981 Premium
Nowadays, political correctness comes ahead of real engagement so clicking with no mind could not be uncommon. Well, too busy?; Could be. Proactive engagement is more welcome than lip service.

Best,


James.
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