Yes, it was confusing seeing a different number for likes and follows on a page,, and finally Facebook came up to the solution to their mess. And that is getting rid of “likes” on pages, and just leaving the number of followers.
From personal experience I can tell you most pages have/had about the same amout of likes and follows, since it used to be that when you “liked” a page it automatically “followed” it, but I believe that stopped later on.
Anyway, something I found interesting on the subject.. is that among the many Facebook pages I’m admin of, there is one that currently has 30,000 likes and 60,000 follows. I had never seen a similar scenario, but then digging deeper, it starts to make sense.
My page is “a bit” on the adult side, in terms of content: humor, sensual, etc
“Liking” and “Following” a page in this case is about doing it discreetly and privately.