Like4like is one of those strange things that we all think about from time to time. And in a world where social media and the numbers of followers count, bloggers need to have those numbers high. But why do alike train? Isn’t it a fake way of getting followers? It might seem that way but it can be good fun. I always take part in these types of trains, not just for gaining a bigger following on my own page. That is only one of my reasons. Another is that I get to discover new blogs.
Let’s face it unless a blog or page goes viral, you aren’t going to see it. It get’s buried in the deep dark depths of the internet. The rubbish thing about that is, some of these blogs are really good. They just need a bit of support and love to help shine a light on them. That applies to my own pages too. If I didn’t take part in these trains, my Facebook page would still be an empty space with no followers.
“But what if they unlike your page?” Good question. My answer is, “so what?” Yeah, it can suck when people don’t follow the rules but it’s not the end of the world. I can easily unfollow them too. But because they have liked my page (no matter how briefly) it still counts, and it helps me to reach people more organically.
Like trains might not be your cup of tea but there is no harm in taking part. What’s the worst that can happen? Your page numbers will pop up and down while people like and dislike the page. But out of all those “fake likes”, there will be people who clicked like to help their numbers but fall in love with what you do.