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Bill08
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Came across this interesting article in the NY Times. Apparently buying popularity is rampant, especially in the music industry. Unfortunately, its the kind of thing that, once it's being done by a few, everyone else must go along or risk becoming invisible
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018......ers.html
WitchDocChris
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This is not new. Everything that can be monetized based on interaction will have people try to circumvent it. From people creating fake ad hits on websites to purchased followers/likes.

The other side is that it's easy to program systems to locate this sort of thing and nuke the monetary benefits of doing it. People with solid content and social media skills will always rise to the top and those who are buying that aspect of things will always be obvious.
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Dannydoyle
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If you let others tell you that social media likes matters then OK. Never has been my business model.
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Danny Kazam
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Fake"likes" and "views" just lead to fake bookings. Clients really don't care how popular someone may seem to be on social media. Clients are more concerned about, "What will you do for me."

Let's look at Facebook for a moment as an example of how so many people don't even know how to take advantage of having a business page. First, most magicians will ask other magicians to like their Facebook business page. They want to get as many "likes as they can because they actually think it will make them look cool and popular. Some of them have over a thousand likes. Some even pay Facebook to get likes. Then, they complain that all of their "likes" don't even get them any bookings. Well, no da! 80% of their Facebook "likes" are other magicians, 10% family and close friends, 10% paid for.

I will admit that I have some magicians on my Facebook business page, but about 10%. I have about another 10% of close family and friends. I don't have 1,000's of "likes", nor have I ever paid for any. I currently have less than 500 likes. Most of those likes are from clients. But not just any kind of clients. Clients I network worth. Many of my bookings have come from my clients. My facebook business page is used as a way to stay in touch with my preferred clients who know and understand what networking is all about.
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