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Why Fake Facebook Likes Are Killing Your Social Media Marketing

Childhood friends at a carnival

Wiki: Childhood friends at a carnival

Fake Facebook likes. They seem so harmless! Who is it going to hurt? How will they know?

You have to say Excellence is difficult! It takes so long! It always seems easier to just  . . . (fill in the blank!)

This subject is especially on our minds as a Sports Fan. It is pervasive in every Sport, it seems. From the disappointment we ALL felt with the revelation from Lance Armstrong, to Alex Rodriguez of the NY Yankees.

These drug shortcuts that have befallen these and other Athletes is just the “tip of the iceberg”!

It has long been known that many Business Professionals online and offline have crossed the line for the sake of expedience far more often than these Athletes we have mentioned and so many others not mentioned!

These Business Professionals are not famous! They are not taking drugs! They are breaking the public trust!

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One way that is done is through the “Like” button or Facebook! They ask for “Like”s even if the person has no idea what that Business does for their clients. This article points out how this effects all of us with a Business presents on the Internet! Look at this:

Why Fake Facebook Likes Are Killing Social Media Marketing
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In any system, there will always be some people who will try to game and ruin it for everybody else, half the time without really gaining anything for themselves in the long run, though some companies can profit in the short term. In the end, it will

By “taking the shortcut”, Businesses and online marketers are indicating the You are relevant! This means You know what You are suppose to do for Your clients! Maybe You do and You just need a chance, like in the old movie “Working Girl” with Melanie Griffith, Harrison Ford? The end justifies the means, right?

Well, that is not true! If You take a “shortcut” when You get there, You are still YOU! Let me give you an example. Let’s say You win the lottery! Here are the facts:

A study done by “economists at the University of Kentucky, University of Pittsburgh and Vanderbilt University studied Florida’s Fantasy 5 lottery from 1993 to 2002. They cross-referenced winners of jackpots up to $150,000 with state bankruptcy records. They found that 1,900 of 35,000 winners were bankrupt within five years. That’s about 5% of the winners.” quoted from Answers.

My point is not every story is a sad story, but the “shortcut” is not always the answer! If you are not ready for those clients, it won’t matter how many “Like”s You get! Remember in High School Science Class, “helping” that poor little chick out of the shell? Did it help the chick? No!

The struggle to improve Your Business worth is valuable! That struggle for Excellence can never be taken away from You! Your Business will show it!

Look at what they are saying on Twitter:

Here is a video about “Like”s, enjoy!

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