said 1 year, 5 months ago:
Even tho everyone allready advised you against it and my posting could seem just another voice in the crowd, I decided to join the discussion, because I think we can not put enough emphsys this enough: buying Likes is a big mistake!
What is the reason for your social media presence? Do you want to add more visibility to your brand? Buying likes will only decrease it. Your edgerank will drop and less people that are actually interested in your brand will see your messages.
Do you want to drive traffic to your website? The likes you bought will not generate traffic. Worst even, they will hurt it (efgerank again).
CRM or reputation management? Again, no help from the likes you bought.
If it is SEO you are interested, it seems to me you are turning to the “dark side” of it. Watch out, Google might catch on and it will penalize you.
Not to mention that it is a really shady business. Do you want to get mixed up in it?
IMO, it would be better to try some patience and grow your fan base. GIve them quality content, keep them engaged, organize some events on your facebook page, put on some contests… There is a lot of (free) good advise on the net on how to do it. and there are great companies that deal with social media and inbound marketing that offer free ebook and whitepapers. Also, follow the discossions on this subject on Twitter and you will find a lot of usefull chat.
If you want to invest in it, it is better to invest in Facebook ads and in contest.
A question. Have you set up pages for your brand on Twitter, Google+ and LinkedIn? Depending on your filed, more social networks could work for you (StumbleUpon, Instagram and so on).
I tryed to keep this post short, hope it is helpfull. If you still have question, feel free to DM me and (as much as my free time will allow it) I will try to help. Or just ask here
Have a great day!