How Can I See My Facebook Fans?

If you can’t figure out how to view a list of your Facebook Page’s fans all of a sudden, you’re not alone. I’ve answered this question several times the past few days and the reason is that whereas up until a few days ago, clicking on the “like this” link in the left sidebar on a Facebook Page opened a list of all of your Page’s fans, it now links to the Insight page for that metric.

Don’t worry, Facebook still lets you see who your fans are and there are two ways. The quickest way is to be sure you’re using your Page as your Page and not as yourself and then click the little people icon in the blue bar next to the Facebook logo. This will open a drop down showing the last five people or Pages that have Liked your Page. Click on “See All” at the bottom of the drop down to see all of your fans.

The other way to see your fans is to click on the “like this” link below the number of fans in the left sidebar as you have before and then click on “See Likes” in the top right corner of the Insight page.

Note: There appears to be a limit on the number of fans Facebook will let us see so if you have thousands of fans I don’t know of a way to get a list of all of them. I believe the limit is 500.

  • http://www.kimwoodbridge.com Kim Woodbridge

    Does it show all of them though?  I think it only shows the last 500 …

    • http://www.socialidentities.com Hugh Briss

      I’ve never counted and can’t find any definitive answer as to the exact number but you’re correct, it won’t show all fans for Page’s who have thousands.

  • http://tedweismann.posterous.com/ Ted Weismann

    Very valuable post, Hugh.  Thanks!

    Am I right in saying that the full list you see after clicking “See Likes” in Insights is shows all fans in reverse chronological order of liking the page? Do you know of a way to export this list?

    • http://www.socialidentities.com Hugh Briss

      Thanks, Ted. To my knowledge the list does show the fans in reverse chrono order. 

      There is no official way to export the list although there is apparently a way to hack the information. There was a guy who had a script that would do it and he made it quite clear on his page that it probably violated Facebook’s terms but that script stopped working when Facebook made the recent changes and he hasn’t been able to get it working again. I won’t post a link to the script because I don’t want to be responsible for anyone having their Page shut down for using it but I’m sure you can find it on Google.

    • http://www.socialidentities.com Hugh Briss

      Thanks, Ted. To my knowledge the list does show the fans in reverse chrono order. 

      There is no official way to export the list although there is apparently a way to hack the information. There was a guy who had a script that would do it and he made it quite clear on his page that it probably violated Facebook’s terms but that script stopped working when Facebook made the recent changes and he hasn’t been able to get it working again. I won’t post a link to the script because I don’t want to be responsible for anyone having their Page shut down for using it but I’m sure you can find it on Google.

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  • http://www.thenetstuff.com Manisha

    Thanks so much for this. I was wondering what happened to my fan list! Now i know how to access that, thx to you.

  • Info

    is there a way to look up fans by name? I have over a couple thousand fans and need to find out someone specifically… an actual stalker… I want to be able to ‘ban’ him from my page but I don’t seem to habe able to view all the fans…

    • http://www.socialidentities.com Hugh Briss

      No, there’s not way to search for a fan by name. The only way to ban a fan is to wait for them to post or comment on your Page and then delete and ban them.

      • Stephen Smith

        Exactly why you should never make step #1 in your “Creeper On My Page Action Plan” – Delete Comment!

        Always Hide it, then take your actions or you’re going to be sorting through that list for hours!

    • Robert

      1) Open up the screen as highlighted in this article
      2) Manually highlight all the names (Click at the top and then drag your mouse all the way down to the bottom)
      3) Copy the names (ctrl-C)
      4) Open Excel
      5) Alt-E-S to “Paste Special”, then select “Text” (Otherwise it will post the photos over all the names)
      6) There you have it, a list of all your likes. From there you can search for their name.

      • Robert

        You then also prob want to use the find and replace tool to replace all the “Make Admin” And “Remove Admin” with a blank cell

      • Mark W.

        Actually, this method will only pull up to 500 or so names. After you load 5 pages of 100 names the “show more” button will no longer appear.

      • http://twitter.com/jctremblay Jean-Claude Tremblay

        WOW! I have been looking for a way to do this for a week now. Our FB page have under 500 so that was all I need. Thanks!

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  • http://lighthouseinsights.in/ Prasant Naidu

    thanks a lot :) i was facing the same problem.

  • Destined Nails

    Thank you so much for your help! Is there any way I can still receive e-mails when someone has liked the page? 

  • http://www.apmgoldbulliondealers.com/precious-metals-blog Ron Miller

    Thanks. I looked everywhere but could not figure it out. You made it very clear. Appreciate it.

  • http://businesstips.ph Vic @ Business Tips Blog

    Hi. I think there is no way so far to see all the people who liked our page. When I follow the instructions, I only see hundred among the thousand who liked my page. I hope Facebook can fix this. If there’s another way, please share it to us.

  • http://brandontbender.com/ Brandon Bender

    Thanks! I had no clue lol…

  • http://www.hotels-seeker.com/ Erez

    Could someone please give my page a LIKE please?
    http://www.facebook.com/hotels.seeker

  • Plschauster

    This is great, but how would I be able to see who else likes a page that I also like?  Thanks!

  • Waleed Magdy

    thanks very helpful

  • Dharmishmehta

    hi there i have a fan page on face with nearly 1500 likes,i just want all the data (names) of all my fans but facebook doesn’t show me all the names together,is there any way to see them all.also tell me how do i copy that list to my computer.please suggest me at dharmishmehta@gmail.com

  • Dharmishmehta

    hi there i have a fan page on facebook with nearly 1500 likes,i just want
    all the data (names) of all my fans but facebook doesn’t show me all the
    names together,is there any way to see them all.also tell me how do i
    copy that list to my computer.please suggest me at
    dharmishmehta@gmail.com

    • http://www.socialidentities.com Hugh Briss

      Unfortunately I believe we’re limited to viewing 500 fans.

      • Xchen

         I can only get 100, where can I find the other 400? Thank you

  • Dharmishmehta

    but after showing some fans the see more button disappears

    • http://www.socialidentities.com Hugh Briss

      There’s a limit of 500 for some reason.

  • John

    Well Facebook that is pathetic. We bust our ass getting thousands of likes and then Facebook cannot be bothered to give us any access to them. I need to be able to search for a specific person who likes us to make him an admin or perhaps I want to ban a stalker before he posts or who knows what. It is as if Facebook are just not trying. this is core functionality. Very disappointing.

    • http://www.socialidentities.com Hugh Briss

      Why would you need access to your fans? When you post something on your Page your fans see it. Contacting them in any other way would be spam since Liking a Page does not mean someone is opting in to receive messages or emails from you.

      Your examples don’t really seem to support the need to see more than the last 500 fans though. The chances you would know who a stalker was but not have known that while he was still in the last 500 fans is slim and waiting until that person posted so you could delete the post and ban them doesn’t seem that inconvenient to me. As for making someone an admin, there’s a lot easier way to do it than searching through hundreds of fans, you just add them using their email address.

  • Anais

    Is there a way to know who was the 200th or 300th person to like my page? When I look at my ‘likes list’, it seems to be in chronological order but I’m not sure…Thanks!

    • http://www.socialidentities.com Hugh Briss

      I believe the list is in order showing the most recent Likes first.

  • Anikka Rose

    You help me like..you really help me. you are awesome. thanks

  • Lanzar Smith

    Thank you so much I am working on our first business and for a minute my small fan list disappearing through me for a loop.

  • Rox

    Hi, I can not see my fans and I don’t have the little people in the top bar. I can not find information anywhere on how to show them. Thanks!

    • http://www.socialidentities.com Hugh Briss

      I have no idea why you wouldn’t have the “people” icon in your top bar.

  • http://www.facebook.com/emteejay Matt Jones

    Thanks for this. Do you know if the list of fans are in any order though? Are they ordered by who added the page most recently or is it just random?

    • http://www.socialidentities.com Hugh Briss

       The list is in order starting with the newest fan.

  • Michael

    Why don’t I see all my people and other page likers in my like this?I understand I can use the drop down selection between pages and people, but I want other people to see my other small buisness page likers for reference.
    It looks impressive.

  • Michael

    my facebook page does not show the number of my people likers and my page likers together.  How can I combine them both together to get one tally number?

  • Sam

    Can you please help as Ive set up a friends fan page and no one can find her? When I go into here page it say’s on the left, do you know who owns this page add there email. I did this but she didnt get an email from FB? please advise, thanking you

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  • Xchen

    I only get the latest 100. Is there a way to get all of them?