said 8 months ago:
Would like to hear your experiences…
I have a sneaky suspicion that Facebook is using Fake accounts to increase their ad revenue.
This is what happened yesterday:- my Facebook Fan page got to 1000 fans (YAY!) so I wanted to send a little gift to fan nr. 1000- I clicked on said ‘fan’ and found the account to be extremely empty. One name, one photo and a location map in north Africa (?). It also said in the timeline 2012, 2011, born- I clicked on ‘fan’ 999 and found the exact same thing: One name, one photo and a location map in North Africa- Fan 998 – the EXACT same thing..
That’s when I paused my Facebook advertising until I do further investigation.
Every post I have on my fanpage is seen by approx 200 people… would this be the true amount of real fans? Is only 1 in 5 a real person? Or am I getting paranoid?
A quick Google search on “Facebook ad Fraud” confirms my suspicion, ( http://www.businessinsider.com/facebook-accused-of-click-fraud-by-advertiser-2012-7 ) but I really would like your feedback and experiences.