How To Find Out Who Likes Your Facebook Page (See All Fans)

November 22, 2011 · 84 comments

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facebook logoThose Fans Rock…
But Who Are They?

Facebook moved a setting again… 

What’s new right?

In your left-hand sidebar under “# of people who like this” you used to be able to open that and see your fan list.

Now, that link redirects to the demographics Insights panel.

So, to see all of your fans now, a slightly different approach is called for…

How To See All Fans Who Like Your Page

1. Click “Use Facebook as [Page Name]” in the right-hand sidebar.

2. In the upper navigation bar, click the “People/Fans” icon (which opens a menu)

3. At the bottom of the menu, click the “See All Fans” link (which opens a new menu).

4. This is the menu from prior (relocated) and you can perpetually scroll it by clicking the “See More” link at the bottom.  You can also use the little menu box to see Pages that like your page.

Ta-Da!

Dontcha’ just love a game of hide and seek with Facebook? ;)

Hope that tip helped, please share it with others who may benefit from it!

Kimberly Castleberry
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84 comments
Muskie
Muskie

You used to be able to see how many fans a brand had, now I just see how many "Likes" a brand's fan page has. Is there no way for a random websurfer to see how many fans a fan page has?

I don't want names and faces I just want a count, like Twitter followers. I know Google removed the public links count, did Facebook remove this too?

Mike
Mike

Good answers, thanks for the help. Will people not appear on the list of people who Like the page if they have certain privacy settings?

Karen
Karen

Hi Kim! I made a Facebook contest where people have to give like the page first, then to the photo, for the vote to be valid. Is there any way to check the votes of any easy way without having to review, vote by vote who has been liked the fan page and who has not?

I mean, sure that every vote has liked on, the fan page!

Thank you! :)

Connie Rossini
Connie Rossini

Kim, is the above still current? Every website that answers this question gives a different answer, and I'm not sure what the latest is. I put a contest for a free book on my blog, entry by liking my facebook page. I thought this was a simple thing. Now, trying to find the likes, I am getting no information on this, and reading in some places that the contest needs apps, etc? I really don't know what to do. My contest started this morning, and I can find no way of seeing who has entered. I have a non-monetized wordpress blog. I am not at this time a business. I'm really stressed and frustrated right now that my followers may be liking my page in vain. Can you possibly help me?

Jen Lott
Jen Lott

Unfortunately, this does not actually give you the complete list of people who like your page, I currently have 78 likes and the method only shows me 47 of my likes. I wish I had known this b/c we started a contest based on new likes and I wasn't keeping a list I just knew who the last person was before we started the contest, now I am scrambling to figure out who is new.

Friday Flex
Friday Flex

Yes this is very very annoying, we have just started are new Facebook page but can only see the last 5 likes! But we have 114 fans...its not good because I dont know which friends of mine have liked my page unless I check there profile. So its takes so long if i wanted to personally invite them with a direct message.I understand there is an invite friends but not all friends will check that. From my findings as I manage other pages too. Direct messages to friends works really good for me but takes time and effort.Do you know of other ways to engage friends and like your page.Another intresting point is that if update my personal status to \"like my new page\" lots and lots of people like the status but not the page!!!! Friends always say i didnt know to go to the page and click like lol http://www.facebook.com/fridayflexshow

Thanks for your post!!

Ben Lane
Ben Lane

I realize this post is over a year old now but Facebook limits you at seeing only 500 people. Any idea how I can see more?

Sebastian
Sebastian

Cześć -

u mnie ta opcja nie pokazuje na pewno wszystkich fanów mojej strony

Adres: https://www.facebook.com/Excellent.Architekci

Mam ich prawie 1600 - widać około 600.

Czy jest jakiś inny sposób na wyświetlenie wszystkich fanów strony?

pozdr

Sebastian

Zach H
Zach H

Hi Kim,

I'm wondering if you know how to let the people who like your page view who also likes the page. I can't find any resources about this and it's a little infuriating. Can you help me out?

Oliver
Oliver

I noticed on my seo browser toolbar that it had listed a number of "Likes" for my site. Does anyone know of any online tool or software that will show you the current like count for the site?

clare
clare

Hi Kim,

Doesn't seem to make any sense that we can check last 100 but not the rest. anyway, as you say FB is the capital of change and that keeps amazing people like you in biz! We are all glad you are here to share the changes all in one place - lol!

Clare

Terry
Terry

Yea, that are really nice advices Kim! I am glad I have found you, I would just do exactly what you have told me to do, wait for my good news. Thank you very much, may God bless you. Have a nice day Kim! :)

Terry
Terry

Hi Kim! I have almost 3k fans on my fb fan page, but I having problem to find a particular person who like my page long ago. Facebook only allow us to view about 100 newest fan, I have look for many options but it still does not work for me. Can you please update here should you find any solution to this? Thanks.

Mel S
Mel S

Thing is, this doesn't show me all of the "likers" of my fan page. I've hit "see more" as many times as it's offered, but it won't show me more than 504 people even though I'm just about at 3k. There are only a handful of pages that like my page, so that definitely isn't making up the difference.

Whether I go in through that icon at the top or through insights or even just trying the new likes section, it never gives me all of the followers. I can't figure it out, and it's driving me absolutely crazy!

Mohamud Ismail
Mohamud Ismail

Hi Kim! I have had my page for a long time now and I have only 30 likes!! But strangely enough, my individual posts on the page show me how many times they have been seen!! How can I make them to like the page?

Best regards,

Mohamud

Jennifer
Jennifer

Hi,

I see the most recent likes at the top of my list. Are they all in descending order of when they "liked"? Or after the first couple do they listed randomly?

Marcos Hunger
Marcos Hunger

Not good for nothing! I, as owner of the page, I am entitled to know who are my fans. List 497 is for nothing, it was better not have! A shame!

Kurt
Kurt

This function no longer exists. Facebook has installed a bug that only allows developers and admins of pages access to the most recent 500 likes. Timeline strikes again.

OC2PS
OC2PS

This doesn't quite work if you have 500+ fans.

Plus: You can't search for a fan.

jonel
jonel

it is helpful but doesn't give all the fans on your page... but it is great thanks

Ricky
Ricky

Thanks that was a big big help! It used to be so easy,and I just sat here for an hour trying to figure it out :-)..

Justin Germino
Justin Germino

I really wish you could search for a fan for validating Rafflecopter entries, I want to specifically find and confirm one person who "likes" a page and make sure they are listed. Did a google search for find all facebook fans for page and your result came back #1

Maria
Maria

Hi Kim,

How can i see who has liked the page of another.

If I want to for instance, target mums and therefore what to see who has liked a school page, can i do that?

Rivky
Rivky

Is there a way to make it possible for the fans to see who likes the page?

kevin
kevin

how can you find out the number order of new fans to your fb page? In other words, if lets say I were having a contest that awarded the 800th fan to like our page... how would i be able to know who that person is? Thanks for the insight!

Joe
Joe

Unfortunately, Facebook will only allow you to see up to 500 fans. If you have more than 500 fans, there is no option to see them all. My company is conducting a contest for people who like our Facebook page, but because of this limitation, we are not able to include all of our fans, so we will be forced to end our contest, which is not good for business. If a solution is found, please post it here for everyone to see. Thank you!

Lai
Lai

Hi Kim. I would just like to know if it's possible to know who like a certain page without being an admin of that page? Hoping for your quick response. Thank you. :)

Piyush
Piyush

Oh.

Thank you very much buddy.

I was trying to find my fans from last 15 minutes but couldnt configure.

But got it after seeing your post's images.

Marco Baglieri
Marco Baglieri

THANS! I have been looking for it for ages! I am a bit embrassed I did not think about clicking the "friend request" button...

Yuval
Yuval

Facebook limits you to few hundreds - you can not see all the fans. any segestions?

Seth
Seth

Is the list compiled chronologically based on likes? I am asking since i give discounts to customers who like my page, but at the same time it can be hard to track this if the list isn't in any type of order.

Kim Castleberry
Kim Castleberry

In order to be compliant with the Facebook promotions terms of service your contest needs to be hosted within a third party app. A good example of those are those avilable from Fan Page Engine. The app would help you ensure that people have done the required liking and keep track of things for you. Contests done outside of an app, and requiring liking, are a double violation of the TOS and can cost you your page if you get caught.

Kim

Kim Castleberry
Kim Castleberry

The use of this feature - for contests - which is a violation of the FB terms of service and can cost you your FB account and page - is one of the reasons that FB limited the ability of page owners to see the full list. Please tread with great caution.

Kim

Kim Castleberry
Kim Castleberry

Yes, it's unfortunate that Facebook has decided to make it impossible to see all of the prior likes. They say this is to protect fans privacy but that's a very puzzling statement for me given that pages are public in the first place.

Kim

Kim Castleberry
Kim Castleberry

Unfortunately Ben, Facebook removed the ability because they decided that it somehow compromised fans privacy. Please don't shoot the messenger LOL

Kim

Kim Castleberry
Kim Castleberry

Zach, there is no way to do that. However, by default, your page has a box that shows your fans the thumbnail images of their existing friends who like your page.

Kim

Kim Castleberry
Kim Castleberry

Thanks for the kind words hun, good luck and have a great weekend.

Kim

Kim Castleberry
Kim Castleberry

Terry, unfortunately, since this post was published, they have changed the system and now no longer allow page admins to view all fans. The ability is not there at all. You can see the last 100 (as you've noted) but that's where it stops. They cite "privacy concerns" which doesn't make much sense to me given that we can see the last 100 fans. Sorry I don't have the answer you were hoping for.

Kim

Kim Castleberry
Kim Castleberry

You're (unfortunately) correct Mel. Since this post was written, Facebook implemented another of many stealth-changes and has taken away the ability to see the entire fan list. Some pages can only look back at the last 100 fans. It sounds like you're getting to 500 which is better than many are reporting since this change. Sorry I don't have better answers for you. You can thank Facebook for that odd "fix".

Kim

Kim Castleberry
Kim Castleberry

Hey Mohamud, yes, each post you make will have some stats of it's own. Try things like calls to action, suggesting your fans share the page with their fans, and continuing to build high quality content. You're off to a good start, keep going!

Kim

Kim Castleberry
Kim Castleberry

I haven't checked closely but they appear to be (as you mentioned) descending order from most recent working backwards. There shouldn't be randomization as far as I know.

Kim

Kim Castleberry
Kim Castleberry

Justin, that's actually most likely exactly why it was removed. Liking a page as a qualification for any contest involving Facebook is a TOS no-no. There's actually some privacy factors also involved, but I honestly believe that the continual breech of contest rules and regulations had something to do with this.

Kim

Kim Castleberry
Kim Castleberry

Kevin, unfortunately you can only utilize the current number of fans and watch as people join to figure out what fan number the new member is. You can not reward retroactively as you can't view all of your past fans. Also, it's important to know that such a contest is against the TOS rules as it "requires liking the page to participate" which is one of the no-no's in the rules. Be sure your using a approved contest/promotion application as required when running any sort of contest so you stay within the rules.

Kim

Kim Castleberry
Kim Castleberry

Hey Joe you're correct about a newer bug that is stopping the ability to see all fans in that list. I do hope they fix this (and hope you filed a bug report). However, I also need to remind you that it is a violation of Facebook's promotion (contest) rules to use like as a contest metric. Promotions must be run through a sanctioned third party app and fully compliant with the promotional guidelines. While we would obviously LIKE to use *like* as a requirement to enter the contest it's unfortunately not allowed. https://www.facebook.com/page_guidelines.php#promotionsguidelines

Kim

Kim Castleberry
Kim Castleberry

Lai, previously it was possible to see all the fans of a page regardless of who you were but that has been removed. In fact with the present bug on this technique even admins have a hard time seeing more than the most recent 1,000 fans.

Kim

Kim Castleberry
Kim Castleberry

Seth, the list, which unfortunately now has a bug and only displays the last 100 likers (fans) does indeed display chronologically with the newest fan/liker at the top. Hope that helps!

Kim

ES
ES

This will not get the full list, but only for last 90-days or so... We have 200 fans, but I can get only 130 or so...

Terry
Terry

Thanks for your reply Kim, anyway, I just want to ban a particular person who liked my fan page for long ago because he is trying to spam my page by liking our customer comment and drive traffic to his own selling page. He never comment nor post anything on my page, but he would find any chance to like our customer comments and when the customers see who is liking their comment, they will automatically see his profile that showing his selling page. That's a very unethical mean of doing business, we already warn him previously but he is doing it again and again. I really get frustrated in this, do we have any method to ask Facebook to ban a particular person on our facebook fan page? Thank you.

Justin Germino
Justin Germino

There is still an alternate way, looking at profile to browse their likes, scroll down entire page and then see if page is there, but this only works with public profiles. Funny that it is against ToS yet every major company does it, not a one doesn't do that for all the Facebook iFrame contests it seems.

Kim Castleberry
Kim Castleberry

ES, correct, this post is reasonably old and Facebook has changed and will no longer let you access the full list. They say it's for the privacy of the fans but I think most of us just find it annoying.

Kim Castleberry
Kim Castleberry

There's a couple things here Terry...

The first is that likes, on a comment, left on a page, show only the name not hyperlinked.... different than likes on the content on the page itself. If he's liking customer comments it's (a lot) less damaging (no outbound link) then if he's liking your page content. This is even more so if he's liking via his profile rather than his page.

Second, regardless, it's still annoying if he's been told to get lost.

Third... I'd do two things... visit whatever he is using to like stuff (page or profile) and report that page or profile for spamming. Then I would ALSO visit the Facebook Known Issues page, ignore the wall, go to REPORT (tab) and under business pages, explain exactly what is happening, who it is, a link to him, and maybe even a screenshot, and preferably a screenshot of wherever you told him to get lost... and file it to FB.

Kim