In terms of building the initial 200 friends, it took a couple of weeks. I made sure that each account had been filled out in its entirety (schools, jobs, likes, etc) and had multiple photos for each person (I have a friend who is a professional - or maybe unprofessional - photographer supply me with multiple images for each account.
I then started adding a few friends for each account within the niche who had around 4,000 friends. The strike rate with these people was fairly good. I'd say around 50% accepted my friend requests. Once each account got to around 50 friends it became fairly easy. It was only once each account independently had 50+ likes that I slowly started to have them befriend each other.
I'm keen to keep these accounts under the FB radar, so won't be too aggressive with the.
Each account is now friends with each of the other 20... and likes and comments on each other's (as well as many related friend's stuff).
Each account is slowly joining groups and sharing one or two posts per day. This isn't doing a great deal other than bringing in a few page likes.
Any thoughts on FB strategies for growing just one page with 20 nicely warmed accounts?
My thoughts are that establishing 4 or 5 groups and becoming admin, while more work, might be the only real way to grow FB pages without having over a tonne of money to suckerberg. Thoughts?