Social Media

Is worth using?

This article first appeared on my personal blog on November 17, 2012.

Before reading this, it is important to note that buying Facebook “likes” is usually a bad idea. It is tempting to use money to purchase fans, but it rarely works in your favor.

The story

I got an email the other day (remember this was back in 2012) from saying they can help me get more page likes for my Facebook Page.  According to them, they put ads on their big websites promoting my Facebook page and when they reach the number paid for, they pull it off.  If this is what they do, then it is an amazing service.


To be honest, I have a lot of doubts about the service of  I have hired companies/people in the past to build up fan pages, and they all used fake accounts. The numbers went up, but no one looked at the page.  Having a thousand likes for a page helps build social proof, but I personally only am looking for people who will be interested in my projects (in this case the Madman of Magic Comic Book).

My Hopes

The truth is that I will not know how good this companies service is till I try it, and you will know too once I post my review.  I have used several other products that I assumed could be a scam and was pleasantly surprised at the quality.  I am hoping is going to be one of those cases.


I did do a quick google search of ” ” and most of the sites have to do with data on the site statistics (ranking, age, domain owner, etc.on).  The two that do talk about the site do not say anything good about it.

  • someone comments that for the “Web of Trust has no ratings for them whatsoever…be very leery…..”
  • On someone asked about the site and the response was ” does not have a good rating. People say that you should not trust the website”


Neither of these sites are authority sites on the subject and both answers suggest they never tried the site out.  My solution is to give a chance and I will report my findings back to you!


I did not have a great experience with the company. They did give the likes I requested, but they were not active on my page.

You can read why I don’t recommend them here.

Is worth using?

NOTE: Comments at the bottom of this page contain experiences from other users.

I used ‘s services several years ago and was not happy with the results. I don’t have any other recommendations for companies because I find it best to leave Facebook promotion to myself or my team.

I like to keep a close eye on how people find my Facebook page. This is the best way to ensure “likes” are from people interested in the content/website/project of a page.

Also, people get too wrapped up in the number of the Facebook “likes” that they have. While having thousands of people “like” a page feels good, it is more about ego and less about best business decisions.

Social proof?

Social proof is when people make decisions based off of the actions of others. When individuals are unsure about what to do in a situation they often turn to other people’s b to determine their own.

In our case, the action is “like’ing” a page. Some individuals use the number of “likes” a page has to determine if they will like it as well… After all, thousands of other Facebook users can’t be wrong.

Facebook changes

Within the past year, Facebook has changed the way people get updates in their feeds. Only a percentage of Facebook fans of a page see individual posts. This includes both the person that just “liked” a page because someone asked them to and the fan who is almost ready to buy or support your project.

Those that “like” a page who are not an ideal customer or fan is now taking away views from others. You want to be in the feeds of someone who will take action; such as buying, sharing, etc.

With these Facebook changes, it is less important about the number of likes a page gets. Having 50 high quality “likes” is more beneficial that 5,000 none quality “likes”.

Also, most Facebook users care more about a page’s content than the page’s number of likes.


Spend fewer resources on increasing your Facebook likes.

I am focusing on making sure my pages have amazing content that people want to share across all social media. I recommend you do the same.

Twitter Account Suspended

I have been experimenting with using the tweetadder (an affiliate link) to get more twitter followers. It has been amazingly helpful, however, recently I was “suspended” by Twitter for what they call “Aggressive Following”. Bellow is our correspondence after my Madman of Magic Twitter account was suspended.

My message to them:

madman_of_magic, Feb 24 08:44 am (PST): Regarding: Suspended account Subject: Suspended account Description of problem: I assume my twitter account was suspended for aggressive following. I will stop following, but was under the impression that twitter preferred me adding more to my following list. I read over our Help section and realize that is not the case. Again I apologize and hope to get my twitter account un-suspended. Please let me know if there is anything else I need to do. Thanks, Full name: Jason Love Twitter username: @madman_of_magic Email address: Phone number(optional): n/a

Their response:

Hello, We understand that you’re contesting an account suspension. Please be sure to read this entire email; you will need to take further action in order to reopen your ticket and trigger a review of your account. Twitter suspends accounts for a variety of reasons: • If your account was suspended for aggressive following behavior, you should have received an email notification to the address associated with your Twitter account. You’ll need to confirm that you’ve removed all prohibited following automation from your account, and will stop any manual aggressive following behavior. To expedite your appeal process, please review our Best Practices page if you haven’t already, and then reply to this ticket with a confirmation that you understand our policies and will not engage in any prohibited following behavior. • Please take a minute to review the Twitter Rules. • If you received an email from saying ‘you’re being suspended’ or that we’re going delete your account, you’re safe; the email is fake. More information here • While we strive to avoid mistakes, it’s also possible that your account was suspended in error. If after reviewing the Rules, you have no idea why your account was suspended, just reply to this email indicating as much, and we’ll take another look at your case. Our apologies if the error turns out to be ours. Thanks, Twitter Support

My response:

I confirm that I have removed all prohibited following automation from my account, and will stop any manual aggressive following behavior.

Thanks for clarifying,
Jason Love

Their Response:

Hello, Yes, your account was indeed suspended because we found that it demonstrated a pattern of aggressive following behavior. Following large numbers of users in an attempt to attract attention to your own account can be annoying to other users and is a violation of the Twitter Rules ( Because you have stated that you will stop aggressively following other users, your account will be unsuspended within 24 hours. Please note that repeat violations may result in permanent account suspension. Specifically, please be sure to take the following actions: • If you are using tools to help you automatically follow users, please stop. • If you’ve signed up for a service aimed at gaining followers, you’ll need to change your password, so they’re no longer able to access your account. • If you were following large numbers of users manually, please don’t continue to do so. This help page has more information on Twitter’s Following Limits and Best Practices:, including our recommended following practices to avoid suspension. Please also take a minute to review our Automation Rules and Best Practices: Note that the only automated following behavior that Twitter allows is auto-follow-back (following a user after they have followed you). Be aware that it may take an hour or so for your follower and following numbers to return to normal. Thanks! Twitter Support @support


This doesn’t mean if you get your account suspended that Twitter will automatically give you a free pass, but I have had the same thing happen to several of my twitter accounts, and they always seem to unsuspended me within a week.