How to Remove or Ban Fans from your Facebook Fan Page or Business Page

 

Banning or Removing People from Facebook Fan PageDid you ever have the need to eliminate someone from your Facebook Fan Page or Business Page? Maybe one of your Facebook Fans is constantly promoting their business or application or contest on your Fan Page (Business Page) and after asking them nicely you just want to get rid of them? Or maybe you have an ex you’re trying to prevent from seeing you on Facebook – you’ve blocked them from your personal Profile but need to get them off your Fan Page now. Or maybe your competition has been watching your Fan Page and trolling through your posts?  Whatever the reason, this will explain how to remove people or other Pages from your Fan/Business Page temporarily, or ban them completely.

Updated March 2013:

1. Go to your  list of people “# likes” under the name of your  Facebook Fan/Business Page.

People who Like My Business Presence Facebook Page

2.  This will bring you to your Insights dashboard. Click the tiny See Likes link on the upper left.

See Facebook Likes

3. From there you can toggle between People or Pages who Like your Page, or people already banned, or admins or subscribers. You may need to scroll down and click See More to see more names. From there, find the name you need to ban and click the X on the far right.

Banning People from Your Facebook Page

 

3. Once you click the X you will by default be simply Removing them from the page – this means they will “unlike” the Page and it will cease showing up in their news feed, however they can still find it on their own again and re-like the Page. To make it so that they cannot comment or interact with the Page, click the box to Ban them from the page, on the lower left.

 

Confirming a Ban or Removal from Facebook Page

 

4. Click Okay and you’re done!  Now, it is important to note that the person or page can still SEE your page content – anyone can even when not logged into Facebook, since Pages are public. There is no way to prevent them from seeing the page. But removing and banning them will keep the posts from showing up in their news feed and giving them the ability to interact with it.

 

5. What if you do not see the person or Page you want to ban within the list of Likes? In that case you will need to “catch” them in a comment on your Page. When you do, hover over the right side of the comment and click the X – you will have the option to Hide as Spam.

Mark Comment as Spam on Facebook

You will then have the option to also Report the comment or Ban the user from there.

Report Facebook Comment and Ban Fan

 

I hope this is helpful. What stories do you have about why you needed to remove someone, or know someone who did? Leave them in the comments, I’m sure we can all learn or laugh from your experience!

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  • Heather Price
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    September 15, 2010, 9:47 pm

    helpful! So here’s a question. I have a really ….. ugh…. family member blocked on facebook. If he finds my fan page and fans it will I see him in my list of fans? If I search for him on facebook I don’t see him because I blocked him. Does blocking him cover him fanning my page too?

    I DID see that he subscribed to my blog via networked blogs. bleah. Anyway to kick him to the curb there?

    And there’s the reason I don’t blog about my kids except on my facebook page for friends only to see.

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    • Karen
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      September 15, 2010, 9:58 pm

      I am not sure about Networked Blogs but for your Fan Page, you will have to manually scan the list for him, there doesn’t appear to be a way to prevent someone from joining (blocking from the personal doesn’t block the fan page far as I can tell). Good luck with that. I feel your pain!

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  • Heather Price
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    September 15, 2010, 9:59 pm

    I don’t know if I’d even be able to see him since I don’t see him anywhere on facebook since I blocked him…. (you don’t see who you’ve blocked) so I don’t know that I’d be able to see him in manually scanning my fan page list.

    well you know what? If he wants to stalk me that badly, he’ll learn about my business and he’ll get some great posts on skin care. *lol*

    Have a great day!

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    • Karen
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      September 15, 2010, 10:03 pm

      Oh – Sometimes when privacy settings are high someone just shows up as a sillouette – maybe that will happen. Sorry, that’s a good question!

      Reply
  • mustafa February 26, 2011, 12:39 pm

    um, I have a question
    How do I remove the ban from a person I banned on my facebook fan page

    and thanks

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    • Karen
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      March 4, 2011, 11:55 pm

      @mustafa, the 2nd to last comment on this page may have a solution for you: http://www.facebook.com/topic.php?uid=10381469571&topic=4421

      Aumer Shughoury
      SOLVED: How to Unban a Fan

      This took me forever to figure out. I had to make a fan page and a new profile and ban my new profile from the fan page to figure this out.

      When you “permanently ban” a fan they can still become a fan of the page; they just can’t interact with anything on it (post on the wall, comment on stuff, etc). TO UNBLOCK A FAN, you must wait for them to become a fan of the page again. Once they are, you can find their name on the fan list and click “unban,” which will be in place of the “make admin” button.

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      • Cyndi January 13, 2013, 9:05 am

        Actually you will have a list of banned fans and that is where you remove the ban. You do not have to wait for them to relike the page.

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  • Elizabeth
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    July 15, 2011, 11:42 am

    Thanks for the info… After at least two occurences of competing owners from businesses being on my FB page I decided to stop being so hospitible and give the boot. Amazing the lack of class of some businesses that they actually do this. Anyway, thanks for the info!

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    • Karen
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      July 15, 2011, 1:46 pm

      Good for you! Some people just have no class, it is unfortunate!

      Reply
  • scott January 2, 2012, 6:59 am

    Eventually when you keep scrolling through the list of names it stops. If their name wasn’t listed yet how do you remove them?

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    • Carl May 10, 2013, 8:34 am

      experienced same issue – i removed a few – but there is no SHow more link – and i can’t see anything beyound the first 50… Hmmmm

      Reply
  • Karen
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    January 2, 2012, 7:15 am

    Hmmm you should be seeing a Show More link to keep going…? If not, another way is to find a post they’ve commented n and click the X to remove it, then you’re given the option to remove or ban them.

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  • kapitan January 24, 2012, 5:53 am

    same problem here with scott, and what if they’re not commenting.
    is there any way??? please help! anyone please?

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    • Cindy McCollough March 19, 2013, 7:53 am

      I have this same issue. The list just stops, and doesn’t show ALL of the people who like the page. I want to black a competitors marketing person (who is copying all of our stuff!).

      Reply
  • Karen
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    January 24, 2012, 9:43 am

    Hi Kapitan – did you see the answer below Scott’s? The only way I can think of would be to find their post on your page and then X them out. I sure wish FB had an easier solution for this. If you know what types of things they post about you could maybe put one of their words in the blocklist in the back end? For example of they are always posting their link you could put their domain as a blocked word, then their post would have to be moderated? That is the only other thing I can think of.

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  • josh January 24, 2012, 10:35 pm

    I am having the same problem, I need to block someone that is adding everyone off my page. I paid for advertising aswell.

    Pretty annoying. I know who the person is but I can’t find them because it is only showing me the newest 400 or so fans.

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  • Karen
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    January 24, 2012, 11:13 pm

    Yes annoying especially if they are not posting so you can’t catch them. Have you seen Mari Smith’s contact list for Facebook? I’ve had some luck getting a live person to respond to these. Perhaps that is the route to go: http://www.marismith.com/how-contact-facebook-directory-of-forms/

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  • Lydia February 12, 2012, 8:15 pm

    I do ban a fan (tick the check box for ban permanently) from my fan page, but they can still like my page again and then he can see and leave message on my fan page again….

    Reply
  • Karen
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    February 15, 2012, 9:28 am

    Hmmm it is supposed to be that if you Block them, it boots them off but they can come back, but if you BAN them they aren’t supposed to be able to come back.

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  • Geraldine February 21, 2012, 7:52 pm

    Hello, I do have the same problem that Lydia have.

    here is the situation : I have blocked someone (following the steps) from a Fan page (banned) … that person can no longer post comments, but, he can still see the Page activity (?) I would like him not to see it at all.

    I know that he sees it because on his own facebook profile, he’s talking about the Fan page (laughing about it). We have friends in common, so my friends are telling me what he’s writing…. very annoying.

    would be great to totally block him, even from seeing the page. Any idea ??

    thanks,

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    • Anonymous August 20, 2013, 9:20 am

      I have the same problem with a former friend and competitor (2, actually) that can see my business pages and have been complaining about me, comparing, and trying to steal my ideas….I have had to keep things very close to the vest and not share until it’s released. This is not good for business. FB needs to come up with a way to keep those ppl from even SEEING our pages, if they’ve been banned. They should be blocked, just like our profile pages. So these ppl can’t even find them anymore…at all! :(

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      • Janik May 20, 2014, 1:30 am

        Agreed, I’m in the same boat.

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  • Karen
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    February 21, 2012, 10:32 pm

    Hmm the oy thing I can think of is since fan pages are completely public, you can see them without being logged into FB (this is how Googke can index them) so they could look when not logged in, so FB wouldn’t know they’re banned.

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  • Kstar March 4, 2012, 11:32 pm

    Please i want to know is it possible to ban someone using my mobile phone?

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  • Karen
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    March 5, 2012, 9:22 am

    @Kstar, wish I could help you but I don’t believe you can without going to the web version.

    Reply
  • Marlen March 20, 2012, 12:12 am

    i have another problem :S
    i found some group on facebook which his admin got all the pics of my products in my facebook business page and they are selling them as if this products are his not mine :s
    that person didnt like my page they just come in to save pics and upload them on their group
    how can i ban them from viewing my page while they did not like it ?
    plzz help me :(

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  • Karen
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    March 20, 2012, 11:26 am

    Marlen – Since the pages are public and can be seen even without being logged in, there is no way to prevent this. What I would do is use an image editor to add a watermark to all the photos such as your logo or company name. Then at least if they stole your pics they would have to edit them to get that off (doable but a pain!). You can add a text layer and make it 25-50% opacity to do this.

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  • peterpan March 23, 2012, 8:58 pm

    how do you ban someone from your business page there not a fan nor liked it but when you so a search for my page they can see everything on it anyway and there copying every idea i post and its really starting to annoy me now

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  • Karen
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    March 23, 2012, 10:02 pm

    Unfortunately since fan pages are public there’s no way. Well there is ONE way – if you go to your Edit Page area and select one of the age or country restrictions (like say make it visible to over-18) then the page cannot be fully seen without being logged into FB so that might help but then that restricts you from being seen in the search engines because they don’t sign in. Other than that there’s nothing you can do except maybe report them as abusive or copyright infringement.

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  • peterpan March 24, 2012, 6:17 pm

    ok so if i can’t block or ban them how do i make my business page visible but ONLY the top half, so my business page picture etc, not all the details on the page TILL they like it then they can see my wall and all the details, then ill know who’s seeing what and i know people aren’t just coming and going with out me knowing, I’ve been to pages where this is the case i can’t see everything till i LIKE their Page, there has to be a way to leave it somewhat public with some page privacy settings so they can’t see everything till they Like my page….

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    • Karen Clark
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      March 26, 2013, 7:48 pm

      Nope there’s really no way to do that. What you are seeing on those other pages is a custom tab that they direct people to before liking the page, but you can bypass that to just see the main page, it is visible before liking. They are just “fan gating” content on that ONE tab. You can do this through custom Facebook apps – google fan gating app and you will see some like Shortstack, Heyo, FaceitPages…

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  • Cassandra April 11, 2012, 10:02 am

    Hello i would like to know if a person or in this case another page owner can be Banned without her and i being friends . I have already bolcked her personal page but it is not showing up in my banned list on my photography page . She has now made a page of her own so id like to Ban her as her business page and make sure i still have her Ban as her own person ……. Can you help ????

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    • Karen Clark
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      March 26, 2013, 7:39 pm

      Try clicking on New Likes in the dashboard (or Edit Page – See Banned Users) but toggle the drop down on the left to Pages that Like This and then click the X next to their Page. Or catch them when they comment. Check your personal profile Block list under Privacy setting too -you may have to unblock her as a person first then go re-block her.

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  • Denrae May 16, 2012, 8:39 pm

    Okay, so I removed someone without clicking the “ban” box like I meant to. So is there any way to go back now & BAN that person since I’ve already removed them from my “likes”? She’s left our company & is venturing out on her own — we don’t want her to be able to see what we’re doing in our expansion or on our pricing.

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    • Karen
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      May 16, 2012, 10:31 pm

      Unfortunately I think the only thing you can do is wait and see if she either likes the page again or comments/likes an update, then you might be able to?

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      • Denrae May 16, 2012, 10:45 pm

        Oh pooooo….. B/C I already see she is taking pics from our fan page (since it’s public) & posting them on her page. =(

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        • Karen
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          May 16, 2012, 10:54 pm

          Actually that is GOOD because Facebook takes intellectual property infringement VERY seriously! Now you have “grounds” to get FB involved. I have had to do this twice now and actually get an email response within 24 hours and they remove the posts and once I believe they terminated the person’s account. I can’t tell for sure – she could have deleted and come back with a fake one but either way I felt better! Here are links to the forms to use, pulled from Mari Smith’s site:

          Report Copyright Infringement:
          http://www.facebook.com/legal/copyright.php?dmca_counter_notice
          Report Copyright Infringement (this form appears to be very similar to the one above):
          http://www.facebook.com/legal/copyright.php?copyright_notice=1
          Report Intellectual Property Infringement (Non-Copyright Claim):
          http://www.facebook.com/legal/copyright.php?noncopyright_notice=1

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          • Karen
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            May 16, 2012, 10:55 pm

            PS: I would take screen shots of everything in case you need to send to FB, and click the date stamp of posts and save the URL so you can send them the links if you need them to illustrate what’s been done.

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  • FlawLESS June 11, 2012, 12:11 pm

    Hello,

    Your article was helpful. I’m new to this Facebook page stuff! Do you know if there is a way to let someone “like” your page, but not have permission to comment? My colleagues find it odd that a guy is clicking “like” or commenting on every post for my business within seconds or minutes of the post. Sometimes his comments are unprofessional. I’m OK with him seeing the page, but not him posting on it.

    Thanks!

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    • Karen
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      June 15, 2012, 7:15 am

      No, there is only the ability to prevent ALL users from interacting, not a specific one. Sorry. How annoying!

      Reply
  • Cindi Carter June 25, 2012, 7:04 pm

    I have banned a person from my page but they are still able to send me messages. Is there any way to FULLY block/ban them from being on my page at all.

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    • Karen
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      August 8, 2012, 4:53 pm

      Not really because business pages are public, and so they can see and interact with the page without even being logged in so FB would have no way to track who is on the page. The only way to block them from sending a message would be to turn the page message/inbox off completely.

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  • Anonymous August 27, 2012, 3:29 pm

    Let’s say I blocked a certain person who owned a page similar to mine. If that person I blocked tried searching for MY page through their page, would they still be able to see it?
    Sorry if that doesn’t quite make sense.

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    • Karen
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      August 27, 2012, 4:57 pm

      No I am afraid they could still find and see your page – they just can’t interact with it. Since pages are public and can be seen even when not logged into Facebook, there’s no way to completely hide the page from someone. I wish there was a way!

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  • Jake August 31, 2012, 9:46 am

    Hey! I tried this but it’s only coming up with roughly the last 500 people who “like” my page. The person I need to find and ban isn’t on the list, but sill on the page. Anything you know that can help me?

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    • Karen
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      August 31, 2012, 10:18 am

      Hmmmm…. Then I guess all you can do is when they comment or like something or try posting to your wall, click the X and ban from there?

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  • Barbara Francis September 12, 2012, 7:00 pm

    My business FB page has been inundated by likes from people in Cambodia. Is there a way to ban “likes” from an entire overseas country?

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    • Karen
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      September 13, 2012, 10:01 am

      No there is really no way to do that. If they start causing any trouble you can ban the individuals though.

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      • Caroline January 16, 2013, 1:08 pm

        I thought there was?
        Edit page – Manage Permissions – Country Restrictions – Hide this page from viewers in these countries.

        This might have been added after your comment though.

        I’m looking to see if you can ban all ‘Likers’ of another page?

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        • Karen Clark
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          February 5, 2013, 3:52 pm

          Ahhhh yes you can restrict countries that way – entire countries. Unfortunately what this does is put your page into “log in only” mode meaning you need to be logged in to see the page (so FB knows who to allow) – and since Google doesn’t log in to see your page, it restricts your visibility in the search engines so I don’t recommend it unless you’re really having a huge problem that outweighs the SEO benefits.

          You can’t ban all likers of another page unless you know their names and ban them individually – what a pain! Sorry.

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  • Hans October 18, 2012, 11:20 pm

    Hi
    I need to remove some fans from my page, however its over 11000 likes and the problem I’m facing is that when I scroll down the likes it doesn’t show you more than 500 or so, and have waited if they will comment but they have not, so what is the solution in this case,
    - How can I remove a person who liked my page status?
    - How can I remove a ban a person who hasn’t liked my page, is there a way to do so directly from there profile

    Cheers

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  • Mike October 19, 2012, 11:55 pm

    What if their name does not appear on said list??

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    • Karen
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      October 20, 2012, 10:30 am

      Apparently it does not show you the whole list (especially if you have a large number of fans) and I can find no way to change this other than wait for the person to comment, then X them out from there. Sorry!

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  • Bright New Dawn October 31, 2012, 2:13 pm

    I blocked someone from my fan page. I need to unblock them so I can ban them.

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    • Karen Clark
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      March 26, 2013, 7:36 pm

      Try checking here: https://www.facebook.com/settings?tab=blocking if you blocked them from your personal profile – then go to Edit Page and See Banned Users to check i they are there, too. If not then toggle to People Who Like This and find them to X them out, or catch them when they comment.

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  • Ashley November 4, 2012, 9:51 pm

    For everyone who has a large fan base and needs to find a person, just go to the list of people who like your page and press CTRL + F. A little pop up will show up at the bottom of your screen and you just type their name in. It helps find that person a lot quicker :)

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    • Karen Clark
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      March 26, 2013, 7:34 pm

      That is great when FB is showing the entire list however it doesn’t seem to show more than 200 or so. Thanks for the tip, though!

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  • C.A.A. December 7, 2012, 9:23 am

    I have a rather large FB page and I have a no profanity policy. There are a number of pages that probably do not know this and post things with words my fans do not want their children to see. Now, I usually can ban individuals but I cannot seem to ban another fan page. Somebody said “report” them but some of them I think aren’t necessarily being trolls they may not be getting my comments. Is there a way to stop them from posting without straight up reporting them? Thank you for your time.

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    • Karen Clark
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      March 26, 2013, 7:31 pm

      Can you private message them?

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  • Nas December 11, 2012, 7:08 am

    How do I block a business competitor from viewing my page completely and he/she is not a fan of my page but constantly copying and stealing every new ideas, words and sentences I have posted on my page… I need help, as a page how do I block a non fan from viewing my page?

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    • Karen
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      December 11, 2012, 8:35 am

      Since pages are totally public and visible whether you are logged into Facebook or not, there is no way to prevent someone from seeing the content – much like on a website. The only way to prevent them from seeing what you post would be to use a private Group instead, which isn’t as good for marketing and reaching new people.

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  • Katie December 12, 2012, 4:46 pm

    Is there anyway to ban someone from being able to view your fan page? I know with the personal pages if you ban someone you can’t even find them when trying to look them up. The reason I ask is that I sell accessories for little girls and I have noticed that some men have liked my page that are single and have inappropriate pages they have liked so it makes me think they are pedophiles. I just want to be able to ban men like that from being able to view pics on my page. Thanks!

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    • Karen
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      December 12, 2012, 5:25 pm

      No :( Since an pages are 100% public – people can see them even when they are not logged into Facebook – there is no way to control that, just like on a regular website, you cannot prevent people from seeing the website. I am sorry I wish there was a way.

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      • Max Be December 18, 2012, 12:15 am

        For personal reasons, I actually want to be prevented from seeing a fan page. If the Admin ‘reports’ me to Facebook, will they block my access to it? There seems to be no way for me to contact Facebook and ask them to block my access. If a report is filed does that start a process that would enable me to tell Facebook that I WANT to be blocked?
        I know this is a strange question but any help would be appreciated.

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  • Autumn Belle December 22, 2012, 3:17 pm

    I am so glad I found this site. Karen, I hope you can help me on this problem which I have been having nightmares and losing sleep over:

    I have a facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/mynicegarden). Somebody who “liked” my page had conveniently tagged my profile picture and used it as her own personal FB profile without asking my permission. I sent a message to request her to remove the picture and that I didn’t permit her to use my profile pic. Next I gave her a 24 hour removal notice. All my attempts to contact her were ignored/not replied to while she continued with using her FB with my profile pic in it.

    I have since removed her tag, and banned her from my personal profile but can’t do so on my FB page. Now I can’t access or see her profile anymore.

    I have also reported to Facebook, by clicking on my pic on her facebook. Some of my readers have helped to report to FB about her misuse of my profile pic. 3 days had passed and she is still using my pic. as her profile pic! FB has not replied to /contacted me yet. There is no record of my report in FB report center when I checked from my FB page.

    1. How do I know if FB has received the reports and taking action?
    2. Can she still access my FB page and download/tag my photos?
    3. What else can I do?

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    • Karen Clark
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      March 26, 2013, 7:31 pm

      Sorry for the late reply (I thought I did long ago!) but was this resolved? There’s not much I know of that you can do. Be sure you are reporting them for intellectual property/copyright infringement – you will likely get a reply from Facebook asking for more details (that is what happened when I reported someone for copyright) and then you can have a paper trail to follow. FB has been cracking down more on this – copyright infringement is serious and that is what she is using by claiming it as her own. Also you might want to turn on tag-moderation that way you can be sure to NOT approve her tags: https://www.facebook.com/settings?tab=timeline&section=review&view

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  • Emma Adams December 29, 2012, 1:44 pm

    Sorry you have prob answered this, but there are to many answers to read!

    If i ban an ex employee from my FB business page, they may still ‘Like’ the page but the can not comment or interact with my page or its contents, other clients etc, unless they contact them directly via their inbox?

    Thanks
    Emma

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    • Karen Clark
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      February 5, 2013, 3:47 pm

      Right – they can still view it but can’t interact with it.

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  • erin January 6, 2013, 5:43 am

    If I remove a fan, will it notify that person that I did so??

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    • Karen Clark
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      March 26, 2013, 7:28 pm

      Nope! Report away!

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  • Julie February 2, 2013, 11:49 am

    HELP!!

    We have another fan page that is stealing posts, copying products from our posts…. is there a way to ban ANOTHER fan page from viewing ours?

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    • Karen Clark
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      February 5, 2013, 3:47 pm

      No there is no way to restrict that since the page is public – they could view it without being logged in even. You can prevent individuals from posting/commenting, I don’t think you can ban fan pages.

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      • Karen Clark
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        March 26, 2013, 7:41 pm

        Try clicking on New Likes in the dashboard (or Edit Page – See Banned Users) but toggle the drop down on the left to Pages that Like This and then click the X next to their Page. Or catch them when they comment. This will ban them from interacting but I believe they will still see the Page content.

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  • Shamrock Admin February 5, 2013, 3:37 am

    By clicking “See All” as an administrator of a page within the list of “New Likes” you can scroll down the list to see earlier connects. You can scroll down for a while until a “See more” button appears. That button does not appear after three to four times after using it. So, what to do if you want to remove a person from your page which is thousands of Likes below if there is no more “See more” button? Thanks a lot. A desperate admin who wants to ban 14k users.

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    • Karen Clark
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      February 5, 2013, 3:46 pm

      There is no way I know of other than when you catch them posting.

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      • Shamrock Admin February 7, 2013, 11:53 pm

        Dear Karen, thank you very much for your answer, although it won’t solve the problem. But I don’t wonder anymore about the pretty good features of Facebook… Thank you.

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  • kareim February 14, 2013, 4:19 am

    I have something wierd! I want to remove someone from my page which is a friend of me….. I cant find him from the fans !!!! (btw i have 5700 likers )

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    • Karen Clark
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      March 26, 2013, 7:24 pm

      Probably because FB isn’t letting you see all of them – you will need to wait till they comment on something and then click the X and follow instructions for removing/banning them then.

      Reply
  • Sasori February 15, 2013, 4:01 pm

    Hi, I have a really weird problem, well I’ve “blocked” some people on my fanpage by going to their profile and checking “block” and I can’t see their profiles at all, I get an error page, that was good but I need to unblock them now and they’re not appearing on the banned list, how can I unblock them?

    Reply
    • Karen Clark
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      March 26, 2013, 7:26 pm

      Because you have blocked them, your account can’t see them. To UNblock them (temporarily) go to https://www.facebook.com/settings?tab=blocking and then go into your Page and ban them, or wait for them to comment and then ban them, then go back and block them.

      Reply
      • Mumu May 31, 2013, 4:06 pm

        Hi. Thanks in advance for all the help you’re providing and answering all our questions. I also blocked a person (not banned) by visiting their page. This is what fb told me if I wanted to undo the block: “If you ever want to unblock _______, go to “Blocking” in your privacy settings.” I did that and there is no “Blocking” option under my privacy settings, therefore I can’t even see the people I have blocked, let alone unblock them. And as you said, I can’t ban the person unless they have been unblocked. This person I blocked has liked many of my posts but since I blocked them, they don’t show up. Also in the pictures they were tagged in, their name is there, but it’s unlikable. How do I get to that “Blocking” section that facebook says can be found under my privacy settings?

        Reply
  • latha February 16, 2013, 11:58 am

    hi how to remove the following from facebook. Please assist me.

    Reply
    • Karen Clark
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      March 26, 2013, 7:23 pm

      What do you mean?

      Reply
  • Amry February 17, 2013, 11:51 pm

    i got a ban from someone and i cant post a comment to any pages. Can u help me Mrs?i bag u…

    Reply
    • Karen Clark
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      March 26, 2013, 7:23 pm

      If they banned YOU it is for a reason, even if you disagree with it, they are in control of their page and have the right to keep you off it. You can likely still see the posts, but not interact with them.

      Reply
  • ann February 18, 2013, 6:18 am

    Hi

    Thanks for sharing your post. I just have a comment, i have tried many times to look for that specific person but facebook only gives you the last 200 fans. You can’t go farther than that which is a bomber:s Am I doing something incorrectly? Is there another way to do it?

    Thanks
    Ann

    Reply
    • Karen Clark
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      March 26, 2013, 7:22 pm

      No – unfortunately you will then have to wait till that person comments on something and ban them from the comment X. :(

      Reply
  • Lola Lopez February 24, 2013, 12:01 pm

    How do you do it when you have lots of fans, its almost impossible to keep clicking to next page!!

    Reply
    • Karen Clark
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      March 26, 2013, 7:26 pm

      Yep – you have to catch them when they comment.

      Reply
  • cindy March 15, 2013, 3:25 pm

    if i report a page
    what action will facebook team take
    will the page owner know im the one who report?

    Reply
    • Karen Clark
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      March 26, 2013, 7:27 pm

      No they do not tell them who reported, so they will never know. What FB does varies, sometimes they just check it out, sometimes they do nothing, sometimes they will issue a warning or sometimes they will delete an account – I think (guessing) they accumulate negative points and when it reaches a certain number of “complaints” that is when FB takes action. I don’t get the impression that one person reporting them once results in much.

      Reply
  • Courtney Reay March 18, 2013, 12:45 pm

    I was wondering if there is a way to ban a person if they haven’t “liked” or commented on your Facebook page but have only been messaging you on it? I have a person who keeps sending me messages that I don’t want to have seeing or messaging my Like page

    Reply
    • Karen Clark
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      March 26, 2013, 7:43 pm

      Within the Messages – go up to Actions and either Report as Spam or Report Conversation (or both) – it will at least put them on FB’s radar!

      Reply
  • Red Nagy March 19, 2013, 9:42 am

    This is indeed very helpful, thank you! Delving a bit further into the subject, I have a question pertaining to a more complicated variation of this process. I have a fan page on Facebook and there is one fan who has been consistently harassing and antagonizing the page for quite some time. I nor the other administrators can find any way to block him normally, however. He does not appear in our likes list and when I go to his profile to attempt to block him that way it does not offer me any means of doing so. I have tried contacting Facebook directly about the matter but have gotten no response. Please help!

    Reply
    • Karen Clark
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      March 26, 2013, 7:45 pm

      Hmmmm – when he comments, there is no X next to it (you have to hover over the comment for the X to appear) to “Hide as Spam”? Try going to their personal profile and click on the little gear icon then Report/Block and Submit a Report.

      Reply
  • karla
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    March 24, 2013, 11:52 pm

    hi, i have a client that wants to remove some of people in her fan page in facebook. And she want me to do it by not opening her facebook account and just put me into admin.
    My problem is i can do my work because i can’t see the people liking the page. What other option i will do. So i can remove and delete the annoying person who likes the page ?? please help me with this. Thank you.

    Reply
    • Karen Clark
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      March 26, 2013, 7:02 pm

      Hi Karla – You can do it as an Admin, you will see the same things she does on her account. The problem is you cannot see all the fans, especially on a large account. You will need to ban/remove them when they actually make a comment or like something on the page. Sorry, I wish there was a better way!

      Reply
  • Lisa March 27, 2013, 1:59 am

    How do I ban like from a country? I tried the method in this post. But Facebook only allows me to scroll down to a certain point.

    Lately my page has received over 400 like from people from Russia who are obviously fake! Now every time I pay to promote a post to people who like me and their friends, 98% are Russian who do no click a like or do anything with the post. These are the 400 fake people who each have over 2.000 fake friends. And with every time I promote I get 10 to 20 new fake Russian like.

    I have contacted Facebook several times, but they do not seem to care.

    How can I delete and ban all users from Russia?

    Reply
    • Karen Clark
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      March 27, 2013, 9:20 am

      Oh great question – go up to Edit Page and Manage Permissions and either enter the countries you want to restrict your Page from, or enter the countries you want it visible to, and toggle the radio button underneath to reflect that. Hit Save changes.

      Reply
  • Barb March 27, 2013, 5:47 pm

    Hi, thanks for the great article, can I just clarify a few things – are the following correct?

    1) If you ban a person, they aren’t notified?
    2) Banned people can still like/unlike the page, see the page, and have all of my pages’ updates come up in their news feed (this is something I’d love to see changed, I don’t want my updates to come up in their feed!)
    3) They can’t comment/like status updates or put a post on my pages’ wall
    4) Previous comments/likes still remain (unless I manually go through and change them) OR are they deleted? I can’t figure this one out…

    Reply
    • Karen Clark
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      June 8, 2013, 1:15 am

      The banned person isn’t notified.
      Banned people can still see the page and like it but cannot comment or like posts.
      They also cannot post on the Page directly.
      I am not 100% sure but I do nothing think banned people’s posts disappear so it would be best to delete offensive posts first and then ban them.
      https://www.facebook.com/help/250902441670435/

      Reply
  • simone March 31, 2013, 6:52 pm

    If you remove a person from your page does that person get any notification? I don’t want ti offend someone but also don’t want them seeing my posts in news feeds.

    Reply
    • Karen Clark
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      April 17, 2013, 6:14 pm

      No they do not.

      Reply
  • Kathy Alexander April 1, 2013, 8:30 am

    My husband has this girl on his list who is solisiting for customers with half dressed pictures of herself. My husband insists this is a girl that a friend of ours might know so he won’t delete her. I do not like having her on my page (most of his stuff ends up on my page) where my grand children can see her dirty pictures or lude remarks. Will Facebook ban and delete her if I complain to them about her. It is obvious she is a hooker looking for johns.

    Reply
    • Karen Clark
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      April 1, 2013, 8:34 am

      Wow, really? Or is this an April Fool’s post. Let’s say it’s real – yes keep reporting her. If your husband is her FB friend but you are not, the only way her things will show up on your news feed is if he is liking or commenting on her items. When you see them come through, you can report them. You can also block her. However, you should know that just because her items are seen in your feed, your other friends/relatives won’t see them unless they are also connected to her in some way on their own Facebook, so they would need to block/ban her as well. They won’t see her simply because you do, if they aren’t connected.

      Reply
  • kl mo April 15, 2013, 5:09 am

    I need to know, if you’ve sent that person an invite to like the page by a mistake, can you block them from liking it? even if they haven’t interacted with you, but you know they can see the page.

    Reply
    • Karen Clark
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      April 17, 2013, 6:14 pm

      Not until they’ve interacted with the page.

      Reply
  • Abdul Ghani April 21, 2013, 6:40 am

    Today i Deleted 400 fans from my page but i want to delete more 600 fans so that i could change my fan page name… but when i deleted 400 fans so i could not see more fans in that list yet 755 fans still exist there but it s not appeared in the likes list,

    please tell me taht hoe can i see them and delete them??

    Thanks :)

    Reply
    • Karen Clark
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      June 8, 2013, 1:08 am

      I am not sure – I would try logging out, clearing the cache in your browser settings, and then logging back in?

      Reply
  • Zarmeen April 26, 2013, 10:06 am

    I want to change my Facebook page name but it say’s that you can only change it if the total likes are below 200. I s there any other way to change my page’s name ?
    Secondly, when i could only remove the new likes not the ones you liked my page a long time ago.

    Reply
    • Karen Clark
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      June 8, 2013, 1:08 am

      The name change can be requested by a special tiny link next to your Page name – see if that is there and you will need to give FB a good reason to change the page. In some instances you have to prove the name of the business by providing a copy of a bill or account info – what a pain! But it is possible. To remove the new likes try going into the page dashboard, the most recent will be the ones in the See Likes link in the Insights. If that doesn’t work for you click the little gear to Use Facebook As (your Page) and then the little person/Friend icon on the far left will show the most recent likes.

      Reply
  • Rocky Ramirze April 30, 2013, 7:21 am

    So first I did one of those stupid sites where you basically buy facebook likes or fans, and I want to delete them all. I found your post on hwo to delete the likes. I started doing it and deleted maybe 30 of them, then somehow it refreshed the page and went to the cover section again. So when i went back into the likes it shows 5 people I can delete and thats it, but my likes are still over 200. Why can’t i see them all now, did something happen. please email me.

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    • Karen Clark
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      June 8, 2013, 1:04 am

      Hmmm that is really strange. I would log out and log back in or if all else fails, reboot, could be a caching issue with your browser too? Maybe clear that and log out then back in?

      Reply
  • Linda May 30, 2013, 8:43 am

    Thank you, this is fantastic information. I don’t want a relative seeing my business page in her news feed (because all she is doing in snooping) and I was afraid if I banned her that she would be notified that I did it. I don’t want her nose stuck in my business but I also don’t want to start a war.

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    • Karen Clark
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      June 8, 2013, 12:56 am

      No they will not get notified. I believe if they try to visit the page they will get an error saying this page is unavailable but I do not think it says you’ve been blocked by the admin.

      Reply
  • Lauren August 25, 2013, 5:46 am

    Just recently i blocked a few people from my fb account but i dont know if they have access to my facebook webpage. is it possible to ban a blocked user from a facebook fan page? And am i able to see all the ppl who “like” my page even if they are blocked users?

    Reply
    • Karen Clark
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      September 10, 2013, 10:20 pm

      You cannot see all the people who have liked your page so you would have to wait until they post or comment on that page and THEN click the little button on the top right to delete or ban the user. Unfortunately there is no other way since fan pages are “public” and people do not need to be logged into FB even to see them.

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  • Anon August 29, 2013, 6:41 am

    sorry if this has been said before, but i want to remove some fans, cull them to improve my post views, i know they will never buy or interact with my business, which i know are only on there for a ‘like’ returned and made the mistake of participating in liker ladders on facebook, if i remove them will this effect my insights, does facebook note this in ‘unlike’ section im planning on culling hundreds
    and does the fan get a notification that they have been removed once i do? or do i just drop off their fan pages and will never realise?
    thanks

    Reply
    • Karen Clark
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      September 10, 2013, 10:15 pm

      No it should not affect your insights/Edge Rank at all since you are the one removing them. If the people unlike or block your page then it IS consider “negative feedback” and can lower your ranking but by you removing them it won’t. They will not get a notification, you will just drop off and they might only notice if they wonder where you’ve been and go to your page and see the Like button unchecked.

      Reply
  • Rouz October 9, 2013, 6:52 am

    Hello
    How i can find a person if i have 200 ko fans, and how to ban someone via inbox? Thank you

    Reply
    • Karen Clark
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      October 29, 2013, 10:04 pm

      Unfortunately there is no way to ban them unless they have interacted with the page. You cannot prevent them from simply viewing the page, since Facebook has no mechanism for tracking that until the person comments or likes something. I am sorry!

      Reply
  • Lukas October 30, 2013, 11:45 pm

    Hey,

    my page just got spammed with thousands of turkish likes I really do not want! Before that I had 400 fans and now more than 2000 and it looks somewhat weird having that much. I don’t know where they are all coming from but since i got all these fans in less than one day I guess it is about hacked accounts or something and something went wrong somewhere. So I want to get rid of all that fans. If I put a retriction to my that turkish fans can’t see my page, will I get rid of the 2000 turkish likes? Will it take some time until they will be banned? If that doesn’t work, is there any other way?

    best regards

    Reply
    • Karen Clark
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      October 31, 2013, 10:10 am

      Ugh – I have heard of that happening and it is not good because then the ratio or number of likers to number of likes/comments you get will be skewed. I have looked around and do not see a way to remove them other than manually. You could restrict your page to not allow Turkey but the problem with location restrictions is that it limits your Google visibility – because in order to see your page, people need to be logged in (so FB can see what country they are from) and Google doesn’t log in. Personally I’d let it go and work on building up a real fan base to counteract it. Sorry.

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      • Lukas October 31, 2013, 1:03 pm

        Thanks for your answer!
        So you do not think that those likes will be deleted? I can’t find anything about it. I just heard that the way of restricting helped out for some users. It took facebook some days to update the chart where my fans are from, but now it is up to date (so fb recognized that i have turkish fans) and the fans are still not banned even though I restricted the page not to be reachable for turkish users. Since I am running a real business I won’t be able to leave it that way, people might think I bought those likes on purpose. And who wants to work with a cheater? So if there is no way to get rid of those fans (and it doesn’t work manually, because one is only able to see the last 100 likes) I have to delete that page and to start all over again. I don’t care on google visibitly because I have my own webpage that redirects to facebook. So it is enough having that webpage. Thanks again for your help!

        Reply
        • Karen Clark
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          November 1, 2013, 6:11 pm

          Yeah I guess it isn’t deleting them from your like count but maybe restricting them from viewing the content on the page. Starting over is such a bummer! I am sorry.

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  • Sue Maynes December 1, 2013, 5:45 pm

    Thank you, thank you, thank you – I have been searching everywhere for this simple tip. I have a lady who has a vendetta against me and has worked hard to destroy my page. Have tried hard to ignore her, but it was not easy. Now she’s gone!!

    Reply
    • Karen Clark
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      December 6, 2013, 4:51 pm

      UGH That is so terrible. Why why why. How people can spend so much negative energy trying to tear others down is beyond me! I am glad this worked for you.
      Karen

      Reply
  • Alan December 10, 2013, 8:09 am

    I dont see these options right now on Facebook as FB has lot of new changes, see this link http://www.techaccent.com/2013/12/how-to-delete-or-ban-users-from.html to Delete or Ban Users from Facebook FAn Page.

    Reply
    • Karen Clark
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      December 10, 2013, 4:27 pm

      Excellent share – thank you! Yes this post above was written Sept 2010 so we are due for an update!

      Reply
  • Ram Verma December 15, 2013, 12:38 am

    Thanks for sharing this information…….
    But i have a problem i can not see the full list of my facebook fan page .then How can i remove people on my facebook fan page…
    please tell me any solution ……
    thanks for again.

    Reply
    • Karen Clark
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      December 15, 2013, 7:53 pm

      If you have so many fans where you cannot get to all of them by looking at the list, there is nothing you can do except wait for them to like or comment on something and then ban them from there.

      Reply
  • Fred December 19, 2013, 9:24 am

    Hey i have a seperate business facebook page….originally it started with me and 2 of my friends, however now one of them has been removed. On his personal facebook page under his Work it currently says he is Co-Founder @ our company (Which is no longer his) … Wondering if there is any way to make it so he cant tag himself as being a Co-Founder assosciated with our business without completely banning him from the page? (He has since been deleted as an admin) Looked everywhere on the FB help couldnt find anything. Seems like he has to be deleted and banned but not trying to start an all out war….please help.

    Reply
    • Karen Clark
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      December 19, 2013, 10:57 am

      There is nothing built into Facebook that would prevent him from doing that. In fact anyone can say they work anywhere, they just list the Page they want to tag that way. I do think if you ban him though he would not be able to since you need to have liked the page in order to use it. You could simply ask him politely to remove it, since the relationship is no longer valid?

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      • Fred December 24, 2013, 11:02 am

        Wish i would have just banned him to begin with instead of removing him as an admin….now that i removed him as an admin im having the problem that everyone else is having where they cant find the person to block because he is too low on our “likes” list. ….. i know that was from over a year ago where i was seeing people having issues with that but has anything new came from facebook about how to ban people that arent posting things on your page….. I see that he likes things sometimes but it doesnt let you ban from just liking something. Facebook really needs to fix this

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  • Info April 11, 2014, 7:25 am

    Hi, i’m trying to remove some likes, however my page only shows me the last 5 people that liked the page, even though I have 6000+ likes. Any idea how to see the rest? Thanks

    Reply
    • Karen Clark
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      April 11, 2014, 9:24 am

      Some things have changed since I first wrote this but if you can see your See Likes link – it is usually in the dashboard preview for promoting the page, the box says Get More Likes – click See Likes. You only see some at first but can scroll down and then click See More at the bottom and keep doing that. I am not sure you can get to all 6000 though. :( I haven’t found any other way.

      Reply
  • Hayley May 8, 2014, 1:37 pm

    How do I ban a Facebook friend from looking at my business page (she hasn’t liked it)??

    Reply
    • Karen Clark
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      May 14, 2014, 10:04 am

      Sadly you cannot do this since the page is Public. You can only ban them from commenting/liking.

      Reply
  • anonymous May 29, 2014, 10:07 pm

    i have apge with 800 likes
    i want to remove likes from page to back again to 200 likes
    i removed likes till i reach to 600 but no likes appears after that
    is there any way to show all likes ??!!

    thanks

    Reply
    • Karen Clark
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      June 2, 2014, 9:28 am

      Oh gosh I don’t know, I am sorry. So it says you have 600 left but won’t show you them? I wish I could help.

      Reply
  • johnell garmany June 4, 2014, 8:41 am

    I’m having a big issue where the majority of my likes are coming from the middle east. We’re a neighborhood clothing store and they are now rating us even though they haven’t been to our store. Is there anyway to, #1 delete their ratings, and #2 ban that region?

    Reply
    • Karen Clark
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      June 4, 2014, 10:32 am

      I do not see a way to delete reviews, but you can respond to them in a comment. You can also ban the individuals as they comment/post on your page. As far as regional restrictions you can edit that in Settings > Country Restrictions but you should know that adding a country restriction is said to affect your visibility in the search engines – since Google doesn’t “log in” to crawl your fan page, FB doesn’t know what country it is in so it won’t show it to them. It might be worth it to you if you have a strong presence elsewhere and aren’t counting on FB for SEO.

      Reply
  • maria July 22, 2014, 7:01 am

    how do i remove someone from my facebook fun page, He never commented so i can ban him from his comment and i cannot find his name from the list. I just want to remove his like from my page. What should i do? please help…

    Reply
    • Karen Clark
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      July 22, 2014, 8:04 pm

      Unfortunately until they comment on your Page you have no option since the page is public. I am sorry.

      Reply

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