Before we get started here I want to make clear that likes are in no way a decent measure of the success of your content, just as the number of followers you have on Twitter is much help to your business. But, a Polish web developer has come across a simple way to increase the number of likes any piece of content has. He talks about it in a video shared on Vimeo, which I’ll post at the end of this blog, but I’ll outline the steps below. It all rests on Facebook scanning your private messages.
If you want to try it out on content without any likes thus far to test it, do feel free but I’ve tested it and it does work. Let me explain the steps.
- Send a Facebook friend a private message with a link to your content
- Make sure that the preview box is created
That’s it. It also works for wall posts. Basically whenever a preview window is created, it seems to create a like for that content. Now suffice to say this is a bit of a bug so I don’t expect it to stay around for long, but if you’re in the game of inflating your likes it might be of interest.
Here’s the video. It content the guy shares does contain some nudity so you might not want to watch this at work.