Why People Unlike on Facebook

Facebook unlikeExactTarget released a report (pdf) about how consumers want to interact with brands through Email, Facebook, and Twitter. Some of the interesting stats:

After “liking” a company, 51% of consumers say they expect the company to send them marketing messages, while 40% say they don’t expect to receive marketing messages from the company. (The remaining 9% don’t know what they should expect. Talk about sending mixed signals to marketers!)

44% of men equate “liking” a brand with permission to send marketing messages, while 55% of women make this connection.

Top reasons for unliking and unfollowing are:

  • The company posted too frequently (Facebook 44%, Twitter 39%)
  • Too much marketing posts and I needed to get rid of some of it (Facebook 43%, Twitter 41%)
  • The content became repetitive or boring over time (Facebook 38%, Twitter 52%)

Facebook unlike reasons

Interestingly about quarter of the people on Facebook (26%) and Twitter (27%) just like or follow a brand to take advantage of an one-time offer.

Twitter unfollow reasons

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Priit Kallas

Priit is the founder and CEO of DreamGrow Digital, an internet marketing and social media company. With his 20+ years internet marketing experience he is Helping companies to understand and use the digital marketing to reach their target audiences. He has spoken at hundreds of seminars and conferences on different aspects of internet marketing. Priit is also the organizer of Digital Elite Camp, a leading traffic and conversion event.

5 Responses

  1. Priit Kallas says:

    Thanks Keith!

  2. Keith Gilmore says:

    Awesome post. These stats are really needed to prove the point of a lot of people’s underlying opinion.

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