The Official Facebook Statement
I did not know until today that there is a limit to the amount of Pages I can LIKE on Facebook. According to the official Facebook statement:
- Every person can have a maximum of 5,000 connections on Facebook, which include both friends and Pages.
If you are connected to a total of 5,000 friends and Pages, you will not be able to accept incoming friend requests or like any more Pages.
The key word here is connections.
This rule means that if you have 2500 friends, you can only LIKE 2500 Pages. So 2500 + 2500 is a total of 5000 connections.
Another scenario could be that if you have 4500 friends, then you can only LIKE 500 Pages because that would total 5000 connections.
LIKES On A Blog Post
Although there is a maximum on the number of connections for friends and Pages, there is not one imposed on posts. So even if you have a maximum of 5000 LIKES for friends and Pages, it is still possible to like a post on a blog.
The End Of Giving LIKES On Facebook
There is definitely a good reason to wisely choose the Pages to LIKE on Facebook. That was the light bulb moment I experienced today as I unsuccessfully tried to LIKE a page. The only way I will be able to LIKE a page again is if I UNLIKE a page or a friend.
This maximum limit is going to make me rethink my friends and LIKES. I also decided that I need to make my LIKE page more exciting so that it will be worth people to LIKE it. I think as people hit their limits, they will also begin to change the way they distribute their LIKES.
How To UNLIKE A Single Or Many Pages On Facebook
The simplest way to UNLIKE a Facebook page is to go directly to the page and click UNLIKE. The UNLIKE link appears at the bottom of the left-hand column of the page.
My dilemma was that I did not remember all the Pages that I have LIKED. Where is the list of my LIKES kept on Facebook and how can a page be UNLIKED?
It is not hard to UNLIKE a page, but it takes a little effort since the LIKE list is buried on your Facebook account.
This is how you UNLIKE a Page on Facebook…
On your PROFILE page, click EDIT PROFILE whic is found at the top of the PROFILE Page.
The click will take you to a new page. In the left hand column of this page, click ACTIVITIES AND INTERESTS.
This will take you to another page. At the very bottom of the center section click OTHER PAGES YOU LIKE
A popup box will appear showing the list of all the Pages you have previously LIKED. Beside each page is a REMOVE PAGE button that if clicked, will remove your LIKE for that Page. After clicking the REMOVE PAGE button, an UNDO button will appear in case you change your mind and want to RE-LIKE the page before closing the popup box.
When you are finished UNLIKING Pages, click the CLOSE button and the popup box will disappear.
The Goal Of A Facebook Page
Since Facebook has a maximum number of connections allowed, people will pay more attention to who they friend and LIKE. This will automatically cause a lower follower count, but a more focused and higher quality following. Companies and people who have Facebook Pages are definitely wanting followers who are interested in their product(s), so the imposed Facebook limit is not a totally bad thing.
As a person matures in their social media practices, it becomes quite clear that it is all about relationships not numbers. Quality relationships will produce higher revenue or opportunities than randomly high numbers from people who do not care about the product.
What’s the next step? Create a Facebook Page that is informative, interesting and one that will add value to the people that give it their LIKE. Of course, after I have razzmatazzed my LIKE Page, I will definitely give you the How To’s so that you can maximize your Facebook influence.