I’ve spent the last couple hours tediously going through an old Facebook personal page of an organization I work with. The reason for this effort is that they had an existing Facebook personal page that predated the org page and had collected a small following. We are trying to find everyone that hasn’t already liked their organization page. I’d love for there to be an automated process to do this. But, as far as I know, there isn’t one.
Here’s what I have found:
- Here is an old script that used to scrape your likes and allow you to export to csv and Excel (here). Unfortunately, Facebook has seemed to have caught up to this script and doesn’t love that it’s available. I can kinda see why, considering one of the things that they tout is the ability to scrape your competitors likes list. I’m sure Facebook hates that. But, for individual orgs, it could be very useful. So, I wish there was a better way.
- It doesn’t seem like there is any good way to even sort through your likes. It’s as if they want you to have zero visibility to see who likes your page or pull them together in any coordinated fashion.
- Thankfully it’s a short list I’m working with or this would have been a NIGHTMARE. Instead, it was just a mild inconvenience.
This is the second organization that I have run into in the last 3 months that is having this issue. Anyone else have this issue? If so, how did you deal with it? Hopefully you found something more useful than this.
Next step for me and the organization? Send a message to all the people who haven’t already liked the correct organization page and ask them to like the correct one. Wish there was a better way… I suspect there is. If you’re aware of it, leave it in the comments. I’d greatly appreciate it.