How to See How Many Times Someone Visited Your Facebook Page

By Mike Smith

Updated September 28, 2017

Facebook does not provide the information that would be necessary to follow the traffic of individual users. This means that any program or application that claims to allow you to see who visits your Facebook profile is fraudulent. Instead of expecting users to constantly monitor visitors, Facebook provides a set of privacy tools that allow users to control who has access to their information.

Log in to Facebook. Click the "Account" button in the top right corner of the screen and choose "Privacy Settings" from the drop-down menu. Wait for the next page to load.

Click the "Customize Settings" link in the lower left corner of the first screen. The following page displays a list of types of information you can share on Facebook. Use the drop-down menu beside each information type to set who can view posts of that type. Selecting "Friends Only" will share posts in that category only with those you have confirmed as friends while selecting "Everyone" allows anyone with a Facebook account to view that information.

Think about the type of information you tend to post under each category. For example, information such as your current employer and city are probably safe to share with a wide group, but categories such as status updates and photos could easily contain information unsuitable for some situations. Keep in mind that your friends can tag you in photos and other posts of their own.


Social media background checks that scour websites such as Facebook for information about an individual are becoming more common. Often potential employers will order one of these checks before making a hiring decision. Although Facebook's privacy settings offer a good deal of control over who has access to your information, you should always be careful about what you post. Some information better left offline.