Two Quick Ways to Find The List of Fans Who Like Your Facebook Page

*Note: This is an updated version of a tutorial originally published in February 2012. This new-and-improved tutorial explains how to see your list of “Likes” using Facebook’s Timeline for brand pages.

 

A Blogging Bistro reader asks:

On my Facebook Fan Page, I used to be able to click on the number of “Likes” to see the list of names and learn who my newest fans were.

Now when I click on it, it takes me to the Insights page and shows me graphs and numbers, but no way to access the names. Am I missing something, or did they do away with this feature?

My response:

To see a list of people who like your page, click “View Insights,” which is located directly below your cover photo, on the righthand side.

 

From your Insights page, click the “Likes” tab.

Now, glance over to the right side of your screen and you’ll see a button that says “Export Data.”

Directly below that button is a small link that says, “See Likes.”

Click “See Likes” link and you’ll get a pop-down menu where you can choose to view your page’s likes by People, Pages, Admins, or Banned.

 

When you are viewing your page’s likes, you can also appoint page admins from this area. To learn about page admin privileges, read my post, “How to assign admin roles to Facebook fan pages.”

A second way see your list of Page likes:

1.  Make sure you are using Facebook as your Page’s persona. To do that, locate the “Home” tab in the upper righthand corner of your screen, inside the blue Facebook navigation bar.

2.  From the “Home” dropdown menu, select “Use Facebook as” and click the name of your Facebook fan page (NOT your personal profile).

3.  Go back to the blue navigation bar that runs across the top of your screen. You’ll see three icons to the right of the Facebook logo. The first icon has a silhouette of people on it. Click that icon, and it’ll show you your latest “likes.”

4.  You can then “See all” by clicking the link inside the pop up box.

5.  You can filter the “see all” by People, Pages, Admins, and Banned.

Thanks to alert reader, Gloria Rand, for spotting the “Likes” link on the Insights page.

Note: Several readers have alerted me that these two methods show a maximum of 500 of your fans. I have no idea why Facebook limits the amount of “likes” you can see. Makes things difficult for those of us who’d like complete access to our fans — which is probably all of us.

If anyone has discovered a method for viewing ALL your fans, please share it with us.

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  • Diane C.

    I was able to get only a partial list of followers using either of the described methods, unfortunately.  I am an admin of a nonprofit page.  The nonprofit is an animal welfare group in Texas, and we have a FB page for each of our regional TX chapters, and we also have a main FB page for the entire organization.  We are looking to close down the regional chapter pages because we are volunteer-based and having a hard time maintaining them.  We’re going to start posting “Please like our main State page because we’re closing down our chapter pages” on the chapter pages.  I wanted a starting list of all the folks that currently like our main State page so I could see who/how many are switching over from the chapter pages to the state page.  (many probably have “liked” both already)

    When I try either of the two methods you have kindly described, the most followers I can get is 493, out of 1914 that have liked us. I think, but I’m not sure, that the 493 are the 493 most recent “likes”.  I wonder why this is – why can’t we see all our likes?

    Thank you,
    Diane
    http://www.facebook.com/thlntx

  • http://www.facebook.com/Hoots.Bude David ‘Hoots’ Crawford

    both methods show a maximum of 500, I have more than that and would like to see the complete list.

  • http://bloggingbistro.com/ Laura Christianson

    David, I didn’t realize they’d only show 500 fans. That is strange. I wonder why they wouldn’t show the full list?

  • Ben “The Wiz” Gordon

    Sadly the Facebook operating environment seems to be increasingly inconsistent. I don’t doubt that this article will be made obsolete when Facebook decides to make another drastic change in the next month or two.

    Personally I feel a bit betrayed. I have used Facebook for both personal and professional purposes since its first year of public release. I find it overly complicated and deceptive these days. They claim to be a great platform for marketing, but thats missing the point! Facebook should be about people not about selling what you know about those people.

    My warning to all of my fellow marking experts out there is that your audience on Facebook is by default in a different frame of mind. Treat them like humans, not like potential sales $s and you will be much more effective.

    Great Blog! Let me know if you would ever like to do a guest spot on ours or vice versa!

    Ben Gordon,
    Word Wizards, Inc.

    http://www.wordwizardsinc.com/blog

  • http://bloggingbistro.com/ Laura Christianson

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Ben. I agree with you about the inconsistency and general non-user friendliness of Facebook. One shouldn’t have to post tutorials on every aspect of Facebook in order to help people understand the basics of how to use it.

    Of course, those tutorials (and the fact that I need to update them every few months) bring a lot of traffic to my blog, so I’m not complaining that much!

  • http://www.facebook.com/chicatomate Lilia A Lemoine

    I want to give a prize to one of my 3000 fans in my page. I want to use a lotery system for that, so I need to see all of them listed. In this case, I want to greet my fans, not treat them as a number. And I won’t be ablo to do it, it would be unfair to give a prize only between the last 500… ¬¬

  • http://bloggingbistro.com/ Laura Christianson

    Lilia – Before you run a contest on Facebook, make sure you read their rules for hosting contests. Facebook has VERY strict rules for what you can and can’t do in contests and lotteries, etc.

  • http://twitter.com/purnatur_ pur natur

    Hi guys,
    Hi Gloria,
    the way you mentioned does not work any more since facebook took several updates. I was googling many many hours to find out how to export facebook fans (we need to have only the names due to a competition). But so far I didn’t find a way that works. Do you have any recomms?
    Kind regards

  • Milaminute

    What about the other way around? Who we like?

    Ideas?

    Not in the annoying framed box, more as an export or way to make a list of connections? More like the personal page does by month. We’ve liked companies and media we would like to contact about press and can’t even see our own list cohesively.

    Thank you!

  • http://bloggingbistro.com/ Laura Christianson

    Mila, Try this: Go to Edit Page > Featured > Edit Featured Likes. This should show you a list of all the pages your Page has liked. As far as downloading a list of all the pages your page likes, I’m not sure that’s an option with Facebook at this time. It sure would be nice to have, though.

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  • audrey

    i realized, you can only see the person’s like if they are your friend or a friend’s friend.

  • Courtney

    this is not true. My 2 sisters who have liked my page do not show up through either of these options. :(

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=641460559 Hannes Zietsman

    Has anyone fond an way how to get the complete list of likes?

  • Jackie’s Beauty Guide

    This is true, I have over 100 likes and the list only displayed about 40 or so I assumed it was some sore of a privacy setting they have set-up

  • William

    I’ve only got 72 fans on my page, and it only lets me see about 20 of them, using both methods. Shows me the same people each time. I don’t understand!

  • kikid26

    I’m in the same boat. I manage a page, we have 62 likes but I can only see about 35 of the 62. That doesn’t include the other admin, who happens to be my husband, I can’t see him on the likes page either! Why would FB block admins from seeing ALL of the people that like the page? I even tried to change the dates on the insights page and that doesn’t work either, it restricts to 90 day increments. FB is pretty useless for our business anyway!

  • Darth Mole

    Thank you very much for posting these steps. To those who only see a certain number, make sure you don’t have a “show more” option at the bottom. The first time I looked I had to hit the option several times to fill it in. The second time I did it the list auto loaded as I scrolled down but then the “click to see more” option appeared again. Then again, I can only see about half of the likes on my page and I’m the only admin so who knows.

  • http://bloggingbistro.com/ Laura Christianson

    Thanks for this tip, especially as it appears that Facebook rather randomly displays the list of likes — some of us seem to be able to access our fans, while others can only see a small sampling. Knowing who your fans are is important to page admins — this is a feature Facebook definitely needs to make major improvements to.

  • http://www.facebook.com/rachael.glaser.9 Rachael Glaser

    Yeah. I was doing a giveaway with Rafflecopter and tried to double check that my winner actually won with the manner that she entered and I could only see 78 of my likes out of the 158 I have. If anyone can figure out how to export or see your entire facebook list of likes that would be awesome.

  • http://akabailey.blogspot.com/ Bailey

    Having the same issue – my brand new page that I just created today says it has 52 likes but I can only see about 29 of them. Particularly since it’s brand new, I want to see who has liked it!! Mreh.

  • http://bloggingbistro.com/ Laura Christianson

    So frustrating, Bailey! Maybe if we all simultaneously submit the same question/frustration to their Help Center, they will consider doing something about it. It would certainly make account management easier.

  • Coach Insiya

    I just sent in my feedback from the insights page. Hope others chime in so they recognize the importance of this issue. :)
    Thanks for posting this tutorial in efforts to help!

  • Zak J.

    You might be able to find it using Facebook’s new search bar. When I was exploring a solution, my results said, “more than 1000 people like this page” which is better than the 500. You still have to scroll through to see everybody, and I didn’t bother counting to see if it had more, but it might be what your looking for?

    Here’s what I did:
    1. Type Your page name in the search bar. Select it.
    2. Go back to the search bar and type “People who like” before your page name.
    3. Click on the results.

    There’s a handy filter tool on the left if your looking for something specific.

  • http://bloggingbistro.com/ Laura Christianson

    What a great idea, Zak. I just tried it using the Graph Search and I love the way it shows a large photo of each person who likes my page, along with a list of their interest, a link to them, etc. Very cool — thanks for sharing this tip!

  • jes

    hi can you please explain this method? i tried it but didn’t work for me :(

  • Tony

    Basically write something like this on the facebook search bar: “People who like (Page Name Here)” It doesn’t really work though… I only got 800 likes this way.

  • Tammy

    This did not work at all for me

  • PC

    I don’t think it’s possible to see all of our Likes because of our fans’ privacy settings. Go to Activity Log > Privacy > Review All Your Posts And Things You’re Tagged In > Likes > Pages & Interests On the right hand side there is an edit pencil. This gives you a choice of ‘Allowed On Timeline’ or ‘Hidden From Timeline’. I believe (and I’m not 100% sure) that if a fan has chosen the Hidden option, we will never see their name on our Like list.

  • PC

    I have 137 likes and can see only 79 of them

  • Mr777

    If you know the page id of your facebook page, then you can type in the location bar

    https://www.facebook.com/browse/page_fans/?page_id=

  • Ann Marie Stone

    Love your idea! But it only shows me 500 of 888. :-(

  • Frank

    Just found out a really neat way to see all your “fans'” photos all in one place! Go to your fan page, select “use as “Your name” Select “Likes” – at the bottom you will see tiny profile photos – click “Select all” – viola!

  • chris

    no this does just show a few of your fans, not all

  • http://www.pradeepsanyal.com/ Pradeep

    worked great!

  • Dan Czyzyk

    I did it and it showed me 1800 of the fans. 150 rows of 12 each. Still better than the 300 or so it will show you when you click to see who likes the page.