This post includes step-by-step tips and screen shots demonstrating how to invite friends to like your Facebook business page (via Facebook or email).
Author’s Note: After writing this post to cover the basics, I created follow-up posts with more detail. If this post does not answer your question, also check out “Facebook Business Pages: Having Trouble Inviting Friends to Like Your Page“ and “How to Invite Friends to Like a Page on Facebook: 2014 Update”
This morning as I attended my weekly BNI Networking Excellence chapter meeting, we discussed ways to support each others’ businesses online. One of our chapter members asked the chapter to go like his Facebook Business page. This sparked discussion about the easiest ways to share our page links with each other.
We have a great private Facebook Group which allows us to interact and share information with the group. We could post page links there, but there is an even easier way to notify friends and family that you have a Facebook business page and get support/likes for your page. If you just post a link on your personal page, or add to a group, people who have email notifications turned off may miss it all together.
The best chance of getting a response is to send a message directly to your friends asking for support of your page via “like”.
A few quick steps and screen shots are included below for your viewing pleasure…
Step 1: Visit your Facebook business page and click on your Admin Panel (if you are an admin)
Step 2: Expand your Admin Panel and pick the way you prefer to gain more friends/followers for your page
Step 3: Invite friends, email contacts, or share the page. Build Audience also allows you to create an Ad on Facebook to gain page attention and “Likes”.
Invite Friends provides multiple segmenting options including offering friends you interact with frequently, friends who are local to your town, or all friends.
Friends who already like your page will be washed out in appearance while friends who don’t already like your page will have a check box option to allow selection of specific friends within a group.
Don’t be offended if some of your friends are not already supporting your page. Your friends may not be aware you have a business page and will likely be happy to support you and your business.
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