A big thanks goes out to the amazing QOT community as we cross 100,000 Facebook likes today. It has been a long journey to 100K likes, but the QOT Facebook page has been a popular way for our Facebook page fans to get our latest content and interact with it.


We delved into our Facebook Insights to see how long we took to get the 100,000 Facebook fans to like us. This chart shows how we picked up the likes from December 2012 (with nearly 10,000 Facebook fans/likes) to today when we cross this huge milestone.


There has been a renewed interest and a large increase in Facebook likes since early 2014, more so after QOT won the Blogadda award, as you can see by further Facebook insights data, that Likes increased recently. Once the sharing / likes cycle starts, it increases your likes exponentially.

100000 likes chart

Organic Facebook Likes

We have never purchased Facebook likes ever (also note that buying Facebook likes violates their terms of service and they will delete fake likes!). We did experiment with official Facebook advertising (those ads you see in the Facebook news feed sidebar) in early 2013 for a few months, and that did get us a few thousand likes. You can try more strategies for Facebook marketing, though Facebook sends less site traffic now.

I think the biggest factor to get Facebook likes has been putting up the Facebook Like box, a Facebook social plugin in the sidebar, which allows an easy way for users to like your page without leaving your blog.We recently removed it from all pages, except the front page to speed page load times.

Another important factor is the prominent Facebook button on the top right along with other social media icons (those icons are not images, but icon fonts!). You might have noted we also do not use social sharing widgets for Facebook like buttons for faster page speeds, and sharing buttons are actually made by pure CSS.

Facebook Newsfeed vs RSS

Is Facebook the best to receive all our latest articles? While we post all new article links on the Facebook page,  it actually reaches only a few thousand people. This is because Facebook algorithms like Edgerank will filter updates to give you custom personalized popular content (and not clutter your Facebook news feed with thousands of pages you might have liked). This is unlike RSS feed or the Email newsletter, which reaches your RSS reader (we use Feedly) or email inbox positively and is the recommended way to get all our latest tips and never miss them (25,000 RSS readers can’t be wrong!).

Once again – A huge thanks to the amazing QOT community for liking, sharing and following us. We promise to continue sharing more great tips and tricks so you like us even more!

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  2. Afzaal says:

    It is a great achievement that QOT has reached more than 100K facebook likes. If its all organic, then bravo for this.

    Now a days its very common to get more and more likes to your page on facebook. It has become a business these days and by paying couple of bucks you can get many facebook fake likes. If facebook can really take out fake likes from everything we share, then the genuine likes will have tremendous effect on your business specially.

  3. Aleksa says:

    Very good information, if I do only 70 % of this I will happy, for now

    Helpful, tnx

  4. Jin says:

    Thanks for sharing, marketing on social media is tricky especially acquiring organic ‘likes’ – I definitely don’t think buying likes should even be an option, what’s the point, when you have zero audience engagement on your posts?

  5. adam says:

    Hi there
    It’s a great accomplishment that QOT offers reached a lot more than 100K myspace likes. In the event that its just about all organic, then bravo with this. Now the days its common to obtain more and more loves to your web page on myspace. It has turned into a business nowadays and through paying handful of bucks you will get many myspace fake wants. If facebook can definitely take away fake wants from every thing we reveal, then the actual likes may have tremendous impact on your company specially.nice post

  6. Madhuri says:

    First of all Congratulations for getting 100,000 facebook likes and thank you for sharing this knowledge with us.

  7. Congratulations for reaching 100,000 facebook likes.Also thanks for sharing this information.

  8. Zupiterg says:

    Congrats on achieving that number. Keep sharing more :)

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  10. sophia emily says:

    First of all Congratulations for getting 100,000 facebook likes and thank you for sharing this knowledge with us.

  11. Vic Chapman says:

    Nice article, does 100k facebook likes improve page ranking?

  12. Rachel says:

    Congrats on breaking that milestone guys !

  13. Eazy Cabs says:

    Congrats buddy, It is great

  14. Sk Hasib says:

    Great post. We can learn many thing of Social media marketing. It is so helpful for us and I like it. I think In future we can get many awesome blog like this.

  15. Congrats on 100,000 likes! That’s impressive! And the fact that you did it all organically is really wonderful. Too many people buying likes these days. Thanks for sharing–it’s good encouragement for those of us who are on the way to getting that many likes ;)

  16. P. Chandra says:

    No change in ranking :-)

  17. Ahmed says:

    Would love to get to 100k too!
    Maybe i’ll try on fb ads.

  18. efagcollege says:

    How to get the facebook likes?

  19. Ashik Khan says:

    Congrats buddy,This the very well news .

  20. maaaz khan says:

    Its just 10000, if you want million do contact me ;)

  21. Sam Johny says:

    Congrats!!!! on reaching 100,000 likes… this is really a milestone for anyone who want to promote their facebook fan page and their services… and it can be achieved through be social and be active then user will definitely appreciate your services….
    And this post explained the right path of social marketing…

  22. caezar386 says:

    great post, and congratulations on the great result of your hard work!

  23. Thanks for sharing, marketing on social media is tricky especially acquiring organic ‘likes’ – I definitely don’t think buying likes should even be an option

  24. James says:

    How on earth where you guys able to do that

  25. Ben says:

    Well done guys, clearly worked very hard! i hope to achieve a similar result one day… one day *sigh*

  26. John Rowan says:

    Congratulations on reaching 100k likes and thanks for sharing the post.

  27. To reach a mile stone of 100000 likes in an organic way is not a joke.Thankyou for sharing a wonderful and Amazing concept.

  28. Can anyone tell me how can i get more likes and visitors to my facebook waiting for helpfull tips

  29. Masood says:

    really have to take your advice for it. I never tried promoting my site on Facebook and I know I’m missing a lot. Glad I found your site. Thanks

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