One popular search result on my dashboard has something to do with the disappearance of the Facebook Likes. For so many times, they disappeared from my articles. Very recently, all the Facebook Likes – 85 of them – on my Triond profile disappeared.
What, then, are the reasons for their disappearance? As of this writing, I can identify four. Here they are:
1. Change the title of your article
If there is a need to edit the title, do it before your friends have the chance to start clicking the Facebook Likes. In other words, you must edit the title right after its publication. I have one article that previously had 86 Likes. As soon as I edited its title, all the Facebook Likes disappeared. But then, it was something that I had to do otherwise I would have misspelled the scientific name of the root crop, Amorphophallus paeoniifolius. Spelling its scientific name rightly is, to me, more important than those Facebook Likes.
2. Change your pen name
Aside from losing some of your readers, you likewise lose the Facebook Likes on your Triond profile as soon as you change your pen name. Two days ago, I changed my pen name to a shorter one and all the Facebook Likes on my profile disappeared instantly.
3. Change the name of your Facebook fan page
If you have a fan page for your school or for your business, make sure that you are using the correct name of the organization otherwise you will lose the Facebook Likes on your page should you decide to change its name. There was this local beauty pageant that created a Facebook fan page and one award was based on the number of Likes the candidates garnered from Facebook users. Everything was smooth sailing except when its name was changed. The admins had to post an announcement requesting the Facebook friends to click the Like button once again in order that they will have something to count.
4. Apply for a website relocation
If you write for Triond, then you know what website relocation is. If an article is performing well but is assigned to Authspot, you might consider relocating it to Bookstove. The latter pays poem critiques and short story reviews better than the former. But then, you will also have to give up those Facebook Likes that you gained over the years from your readers.
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