Facebook Page - overrun by foreigners (not clientele)?
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thebeginning
Registered: Jul 14, 2005
Total Posts: 1407
Country: United States

So I'm in a bit of an odd situation. I tried an ad for my business FB page (promoting an image post I made), and it was a bit too successful.


A few people from various other countries (namely India, Pakistan, and Mexico) liked the image and shared it. Because it was in a promotion, that made it all the more likely for their friends to see it in those countries.

Lo and behold, I then get around 200 new likes in a matter of days, all from those countries...and proceed to get comments on my photos in other languages, with terrible translations, etc.


The image itself that I posted now has over 500 likes and counting (my page only has ~650 likes itself), and I'm at a loss.

How bad does that look? Especially when a legitimate potential client might see that, think it's fishy, and click the list of people that liked it. I'm seriously considering just deleting the image and reposting it.


Has this happened to anyone else before?



The post in question, so you can see:

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=407415692646701&set=a.214387041949568.70253.150699748318298&type=1&theaterČif_t=photo_comment



mdude85
Registered: Apr 12, 2004
Total Posts: 4402
Country: United States

I don't really see it as a big deal, but you can just control the privacy settings of your photos only to be viewable by certain people. Check Facebook Help section.



gridironphoto
Registered: Mar 28, 2010
Total Posts: 791
Country: United States

Just tell them that you are an international FB celebrity. I don't see where a new client would be anything but impressed that you are getting attention from around the world.



BenV
Registered: Jan 01, 2008
Total Posts: 8158
Country: United States

gridironphoto wrote:
Just tell them that you are an international FB celebrity. I don't see where a new client would be anything but impressed that you are getting attention from around the world.


+1

how can you be worried about people liking and talking about your photo? you can't control what people do or say, or what language they do it in.



sic0048
Registered: Oct 19, 2011
Total Posts: 247
Country: United States

I thought you could do targeted ads on Facebook. Next time make sure you narrow your target audience to something that is realistic. You don't want to pay for all these clicks by people that have no reasonable chance of using your services.



frankpetronio
Registered: Apr 28, 2004
Total Posts: 416
Country: United States

Why not delete the image and repost it later?

Something fishy is going on since it isn't that unique an image. And tighten up the ad demographics!



henryp
Registered: Jun 03, 2003
Total Posts: 1885
Country: United States

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obscure
Registered: Sep 11, 2011
Total Posts: 41
Country: N/A

I think this techcrunch article is a more relevant article for the OPs case. Basically there are fake profiles that simply like any and all pages/ads. What the purpose is I don't know but that appears to be what is happening.