How to Get More Likes For Your Facebook Page (The Easy Way!)

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Facebook Resource for Indie ArtistsWhat if you could make it easier for people to “like” your Facebook page?

I used to ask people to “like” my Facebook page the hard way.

Have you been doing it this way too?

The hard way to get Facebook likes for your page

Facebook Like LinkIn the scenario above a Facebook user first needs to click on the name of the page to get to the page proper. Once there then they can “like” it. Cumbersome.

It can also be a bit confusing. Sometimes people just “like” the status rather than actually going to the page. Now that does help spread the word but it doesn’t always get your Facebook page the “likes” you need. Especially when you’re trying to obtain a custom Facebook URL for your page.

How to get new Facebook Likes the easy way

Thanks to a status update by Mariah MacCarthy in regards to people “liking” her theater company Purple Rep, I realized the error of my ways.

Instead of linking to the Purple Rep page, Mariah tagged the page in her status update. Now hovering over the Purple Rep tag brings up a window in which you can easily “like” the page without having to go to the page itself. Cool.

Here’s how you tag your page in a status update

Just follow the instructions in the image above to tag your page in a status update. Your status update with tags will then look like this:

Now all a person has to do is hover over the tagged name. This brings up a box that allows people to click “like” right from the update.

Pretty cool eh? That’s how you get more Facebook “likes” the easy way.

NOTE: If you already like the Page, you won’t see the “Like” button.

Just tag instead of link! Oh, and if you like music you can “like” my new Manic Joy page here:


How about you? Am I the only one doing things the hard way? Tell me in the comments.

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{ 137 comments }

1 Mariah March 27, 2011 at 2:31 pm

You didn’t include the haiku I wrote you…
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2 Dave Charest March 27, 2011 at 4:20 pm

I think I missed the haiku! I’ll post it. Where is it? I’ll check facebook.

3 ariel April 11, 2011 at 7:40 pm

Great info! Would you happen to know how to respond to a person that’s liked your page? I’d like to send them a ‘thanks for liking us’ but I can’t seem to figure out how to do that as a page.

4 Dave Charest April 11, 2011 at 7:56 pm

Hi Ariel,

Good question. I’m not too sure.

I’ll see what I can find out. Although I feel like a direct message for ‘liking’ a page would be more invasive than helpful.

A better way to might be to give access to a gift of some kind for liking your page as a thank you. You could even create a video of some sort.

Make sense?

5 Donna McBroom-Theriot July 29, 2011 at 6:18 pm

If I might – I have a Face book page for my blog. When authors and followers like my page, I simply post Welcome to My Life. (the name) – insert name (and if author, author of). Facebook is linked to twitter so the thank you goes out. People have responded back and they seem to like the personalization. This has proved positive for me.

6 Dave Charest July 31, 2011 at 7:14 pm

Nice. Thanks Donna.

7 Dave Charest April 12, 2011 at 5:49 pm

Ariel, so from what I can tell you can not respond directly to a person who liked your page. But like I mentioned earlier your better off thanking them by creating an awesome Page for them. ;)

8 ariel April 12, 2011 at 7:33 pm

Thanks for your help! Will do my best!

9 Brandon D March 6, 2012 at 2:45 am

You can also “@name” tag people who like your page and that person will get a notification that they have been tagged in a post. You could also just post enough that your thank you messages show up in their news stream…

10 Dave Charest March 11, 2012 at 10:27 pm

If I’m not mistaken you can only @ tag people who like your Page in comments.

11 jamielee April 13, 2011 at 3:20 pm

Hi I cant find how to tag a page in your status. Could you tell me how to do this. I am a beginner and have been doing it the same way as you started!! (the hard way) thanks

12 jamielee April 13, 2011 at 3:24 pm

One thing I have tried and find it a great way of getting likes. Is offering a prize on page, where people have to send pictures. The best five pictures get selected and then the person who gets the most votes on our site wins the prize (to vote, their friends must comment on page (i vote joe bloggs) therefore they have to LIKE the page so that they can vote :-)

13 Dave Charest April 13, 2011 at 3:45 pm

Thanks for the tips Jamie. I’ve seen people some type of prize to great success!

14 jamielee April 13, 2011 at 3:35 pm

Hi Again, just figured out the tag thing you type @ just like you said.

Thank you

15 Dave Charest April 13, 2011 at 3:45 pm

Great!

16 designpinoy May 2, 2011 at 11:33 pm

A great primer for beginners in social media marketing.

I was inspired and created my personal list of tips on how to get more facebook likes
http://designpinoy.com/web/how-to-get-more-likes-on-facebook
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17 Dave Charest May 7, 2011 at 3:52 pm

Thanks for the link Caleb.

18 College 411 Mag June 6, 2011 at 11:29 pm

Ok, if you are still giving out advise I could really use it. I did exactly what you said and typed @college411mag on my page in the status area and the “LIKE” button did not come up. Do you have to have a number of “LIKES” before you can do this feature. Also, what do you know about usernames?

19 Dave Charest June 7, 2011 at 1:41 pm

Hello,

Did you hit share after you typed @college411mag? Once that status goes live if you hover over the link it should give you info about the page and the ability to “like” it.

Also, be sure you “like” the page from your personal profile so the link comes up when you type the @pagename.

Let me know if this helps.

What specifically would you like to know about usernames?

Thanks for the comment.

20 College 411 Mag June 7, 2011 at 2:08 pm

Afternoon,

I did hit share and nothing pops up. Actually, the info pops up but not the “LIKE” button and yes I have “LIKE” my page as well, for about 2 weeks I was the only one… lol.
As for the username, I wanted to know if a username can be reused after an account has been deleted.

Thanks for the help.

21 Dave Charest June 7, 2011 at 2:11 pm

Gotcha. The “like” button doesn’t show up for you because you already like the page. It will be there for those who haven’t liked it yet.

As far as I know you cannot reuse a deleted name. But I have not confirmed that.

22 College 411 Mag June 7, 2011 at 2:22 pm

Ahhhh, excellent. I was up till 4am trying to figure it out, telling myself “I have a Master’s Degree, but still a dumb A$$… lol.
Thanks alot.
As far as the username that is what I figured, but still very disappointed. So, I guess it will never come up then, right?

23 Dave Charest June 7, 2011 at 2:43 pm

Doesn’t look like the username will come up again. More info here: http://www.facebook.com/help/new/?page=897

And don’t worry I’m king of the dumba$$es. ;-)

Glad to help.

24 College 411 Mag June 7, 2011 at 2:55 pm

Again, Thank You and I look forward to seeing more of your tips..

25 College 411 Mag June 7, 2011 at 2:59 pm

Oh, one more thing, is there a way to contact a Fb rep?

26 Dave Charest June 7, 2011 at 3:20 pm

There is but it’s topic dependent. Best thing is to start in the help section and then drill down from there.

27 Karen Perese June 12, 2011 at 3:17 pm

Thanks cool info and yes I have been doing it the hard way. Just created a Fan Page so needed the 25 likes to get started!
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28 Dave Charest June 13, 2011 at 9:57 am

Thanks for stopping by Karen. Glad this was helpful.

29 MyWclub June 19, 2011 at 3:06 pm

Thank you for showing us how to tag our https://www.facebook.com/mywclub in a Status.

30 Dave Charest June 19, 2011 at 7:41 pm

You’re welcome.

31 Kraljevo June 26, 2011 at 8:22 pm

Nice information.

Thank you.

32 Rituraj June 30, 2011 at 2:02 pm

i found a website which has this collection of facebook pages to get likes .. i feel that is much similar to twiends but here they give no credits ..but user has to visit the site daily and like the new pages ..here is the link http://www.getalike.tk

33 Dave Charest June 30, 2011 at 9:38 pm

Thanks Rituraj. I’m not sure I approve this type of site. Mainly because the likes are worthless. Sure there’s the perception that your page is more popular but I’d rather work a little harder on the front end to get likes from people who are actually interested in the page. Make sense?

34 Donna McBroom-Theriot July 5, 2011 at 9:27 pm

I did the @ and my page came up but not the like. Is it because it is somehow linked to my personal page? My Life. One Story at a Time.
is my blog’s face book page. Thanks for any help.

35 Dave Charest July 5, 2011 at 10:00 pm

Hi Donna,

Do you like your page already? If you do the option to like it doesn’t show up. Hope this helps.

36 Donna McBroom-Theriot July 5, 2011 at 10:11 pm

How do I unlike myself? lol Sounds strange.

37 Dave Charest July 5, 2011 at 10:42 pm

Lol. Go to the page proper as yourself. Look near the bottom of the left side column. You should see a link to “unlike”.

38 Donna McBroom-Theriot July 5, 2011 at 10:50 pm

Thank you. I now no longer like myself. What does that say about me? A sad state of affairs (tsk tsk.) On the up side – it works! Thanks for all your help. :)

39 Dave Charest July 5, 2011 at 10:53 pm

Hooray! My pleasure. :)

40 Donna McBroom-Theriot July 5, 2011 at 10:58 pm

If you ever need another laugh, click on my name and it will take you to my blog where you will find not only book reviews but stories about my crazy life, including my “Lucy” adventures. Not liking myself is only the tip!

Happy Tuesday! Donna

41 Aaron July 25, 2011 at 11:11 am

Hello i have a page based on art work, i some how deleted the option of viewing the photo’s from the photo tab, how can i fix?

42 Dave Charest July 28, 2011 at 11:44 pm

Hi Aaron, I’m investigating.

43 Dave Charest July 28, 2011 at 11:50 pm

Aaron,

Click on “edit page” in the top right corner. Then click “apps” in the left column. Find the Photo app and click “edit settings”. You’ll then be able to click the option to add the Photo tab. Ta da!

44 Lawrence July 27, 2011 at 6:45 am

This article is spot on. Not in innovation, or anything of the like, but in highlighting a simple solution to getting Facebook likes in a easier, less invasive manner. It’s quite easy to forget such simple solutions.

45 Dave Charest July 28, 2011 at 11:36 pm

Thanks Lawrence. P.S. Lawrence is also the name of the city I grew up in. :)

46 Kacy August 20, 2012 at 9:55 pm

Lawrence, NJ?

47 Dave Charest September 9, 2012 at 8:28 pm

Massachusetts.

48 John July 28, 2011 at 3:35 pm

Thanks for sharing useful info.

49 Dave Charest July 28, 2011 at 11:35 pm

Thanks John.

50 Frank Dickinson August 15, 2011 at 4:08 pm

Nope – I was doing it exactly the hard way you illustrated.

You good teacher.

From now on – I good student.

51 Dave Charest August 15, 2011 at 4:13 pm

Lol. Glad it was helpful Frank!

52 Kate Lennon August 26, 2011 at 10:09 pm

Okay…. I’m confused. I tried this, but instead of a “Like” option appearing, I’m getting the options to “Add Friend” and “Send Message”. No “Like” option. What am I doing wrong? To make it clear, I’m entering the name of my “fan” page (*not* my personal page) with @ in front of it (@mypagename). It isn’t possible to “friend” this page, so why is this option appearing instead of “Like”?

53 Dave Charest August 27, 2011 at 1:17 pm

Hmm…Kate, the only reason I can think this would happen would be that your fan page is actually a profile. What’s the url?

54 Kate Lennon August 27, 2011 at 6:55 pm

I’d prefer not to give out thje url, if that’s okay, but it’s definitely a “fan” page, or a “fb page”, and not my personal page. The url of the page is actually a name followed by some numbers, like this:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Page_Name/91721123456
(I’ve only changed the name and the number. ) As you can see, it’s definitely a fb page, and not my private page.
Can you confirm that I’m not supposed to include the number after the page name? I’m using “@PageName” not “@PageName/91721123456″
Is that what I shuld be doing?

55 Dave Charest August 27, 2011 at 7:19 pm

As you type the @ symbol and the name of the page it should show up in a drop down menu so you can select it. Is that happening?

56 Kate Lennon August 27, 2011 at 10:21 pm

That only happens if I have already “Liked” the page.
When I type the @ symbol and then the first couple of letters of the name, it appears in a dropdown. If I *select* the name from the dropdown, the @ disappears, and if I post that, it appears as a link (but it looks like plain text: you it only becomes underlined if I run my cursor over it, and the icon image from the page appears). If I don’t select the name from the dropdown, but type in the name manually, the same thing happens. But no “Like” option appears (presumably because I have already “Liked” the page).
So I “un-Liked” the page and tried the whole thing again. This time the dropdown didn’t appear when I typed in the name, and only plain text (the name) appeared when I posted it – no link, no image; just plain text. Nothing happened when I hovered over it. The name just appears as plain text.
I went back to the page and “Liked” it again. And again, the name appeared in a dropdown when I began to type it in the update box on my personal page. And again the neme appeared as a link (that looked like plain text until the cursor goes over it) – but no “Like” option appears.
I tried the whole thing again from the fb account of a friend, and it’s exactly the same. So I don’t know… could they fb have changed the settings somehow so that this no longer works, I wonder? They keep changing everything all the time. It’s very annoying.

57 Dave Charest August 28, 2011 at 2:26 pm

So it sounds as if things are working the way they should. If you have “liked” the page you won’t have the option to “like” it again when you hover.

58 Kate Lennon August 28, 2011 at 6:57 pm

Eh…. no, it isn’t working at all. For someone who hasn’t already “Liked” the page the name only appears as plain text on the fb wall. No link, no dropdown, nothing on hover, no “Like” option.

59 Kate December 22, 2011 at 12:19 am

This still doesnt work for me.

60 Kate December 23, 2011 at 6:37 am

This is really driving me nuts. It seems to work for everyone else, but not for me. Yesterday I created a new fb page and tried it again. It doesnt work. And Im using a different computer (and a different browser) than I was the last time.
Im obviously doing something wrong – but how can I be? The instructions are simple, and I may be blonde, but Im not *that* blonde!
Lets say the page I created is Happy Christmas (it isnt, but it is two words), and that the url of the page is http://www.facebook.com/happychristmas
So what youre saying here is that if I post @happychristmas in my status update, it should appear as an active link, and open a box when I hover over it with my cursor?
It doesnt. Nothing happens. @happychristmas just displays in plain text.
Ive also tried @Happy Christmas. Same thing. It just appears as plain text.
Can you *please* tell me what Im doing wrong!??

61 Dave Charest December 23, 2011 at 7:33 am

Hmm. Just sent you an email.

62 Dave Charest December 23, 2011 at 7:34 am

Just sent you an email Kate.

63 kris August 31, 2011 at 5:46 am

Thank You Dave for posting this tip this will help me a lot to get more likes on my part time job where I need to get a lit of FB Likes.

64 Dave Charest September 3, 2011 at 10:58 pm

Glad the post was helpful Kris.

65 bella September 14, 2011 at 2:20 am

hello Dave, thanks for sharing this.
I tried this, yes, it works.
But I found another question, why some facebook pages don’t have the “like button even tagged by @ , would you please tell me why?
I tried our page, @BudgetGadgets , but it don’t have the like button .

66 bella September 14, 2011 at 2:31 am

sorry to trouble you, Dave, I just read all the comments, find that may because I already like the page, so it didn’t show up the like button now.
Thank you for your help, Dave !

67 Dave Charest September 18, 2011 at 12:25 am

Hi Bella! Glad to hear everything worked out. :)

68 juan September 15, 2011 at 7:42 pm

Thanks man this really worked out! :)

69 Vic @ Business Tips Blog September 27, 2011 at 1:53 pm

Tagging can be an effective way to get Facebook Likes. But we also need to be engaging. We also need to interact regularly to the people who like our page, just like socializing as a human, and not a page or a product.
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70 Dave Charest September 27, 2011 at 2:49 pm

Absolutely Vic. Thanks for the comment.

71 Lucia Maringka September 29, 2011 at 5:29 pm

Thanks for this article!
I’m definately gonna use the tag for my page @LittleMonsterLegion ! :-)

72 Len H October 13, 2011 at 12:38 am

Dave, Thanks for the great tips. Had a question about tagging a page, is it possible to tag a page while posting a comment on another page using the @?

73 Dave Charest October 13, 2011 at 8:06 pm

Hi Len,

Yes. I believe that is possible. But you’ll want to be careful that you’re tagging something that is relevant to the discussion and not just trying to promote something. Not that that’s why you were asking.

Thanks for the comment!

74 Len October 13, 2011 at 8:44 pm

Dave,
The reason I ask is because I saw on another page, a post referencing a quote with a link to the fb page that the quote was coming from. When I clicked on the fb page, i noticed the same post on that other page. My guess is that the author of the post, posted the same thing on both pages (unlike how twitter mentions would work).
I tried to use the @pagename on a post on my own page but could not get that to work. It just ended up as typed and not a link to the other page, do you happen to know how to create those links?

75 Dave Charest October 13, 2011 at 8:59 pm

I’m not sure exactly what you mean without seeing it. Could it have been a share for the page’s post? Do you have a screen shot? If you do email it to me directly.

76 Sarah October 16, 2011 at 9:11 am

Hey! Another annoying FB trait, if another PAGE ‘likes’ your ‘Page’ … (i.e. it’s not an actual person, but a business page for example) it doesn’t always notify you or add to your number of LIKEs!! Most annoying, had this happen 4 times!! Any thoughts? Oh … will return the LIKEs btw. from: Lily’s Pond Photography (note the apostrophe ‘s on Lily’s! ~ as there’s now another page very similar in name!) Boo! lol

77 Sakr November 11, 2011 at 5:53 pm

Very nice .. but i have a question .. how can i tag my facebook page link in another word .. i see some admins make posts for their pages in another pages , their pages name “any name” , but the link is on another word like “see more” .. please tell me how can i do something like that
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78 Study In Australia November 28, 2011 at 1:28 am

Yes Definitely the Tagging concept on the Facebook wall post do helps in getting more genuine likes more and more. It makes people in the friend list feel connected to the brand and thus they will like to like the page also easily.

79 Frances December 4, 2011 at 7:33 am

This has been helpful, thanks :)

80 KajenBboy December 7, 2011 at 11:46 pm

thanks for your tutorial… now i gotcha 110 likes for my page :)

81 David @ Buy Books December 10, 2011 at 12:19 am

Gaining more tribal knowledge all the time. The tagging of my Facebook page in my status update is a technique that I will be using. That is a gem. Thanks.

82 David @ Buy Books December 12, 2011 at 9:09 am

Hi Dave,

I applied your described method to use @fb-page on two FB pages. On one, I noticed the Like appearing in the hover picture. On the other, it is missing – I have a large 200×488 image which I use for the page. I wonder what is going on.

David

83 Dave Charest December 18, 2011 at 9:51 am

@David, do you already “Like” the other page? If you do the button doesn’t show up.

84 David December 18, 2011 at 10:22 am

@Dave Charest Thanks so much for explaining the issue. You are right on. I did like the page so Facebook does not present to me the Like button in the hover popup.

Things are easy if you know the answer, or know Dave Charest. :-)

85 Dave Charest December 18, 2011 at 10:26 am

:)

86 Free Facebook Likes December 13, 2011 at 10:53 am

Dave that was pretty well defined, I hope to experience an increase in our likes after implementing your likes.

Thank you very much!
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87 Maya December 18, 2011 at 9:20 am

Has FB changed this feature since your article was written? I did it, and the link shows up just as you posted, but without the “like” option at the bottom left.

88 Dave Charest December 18, 2011 at 9:52 am

Hi Maya,

If you already like the page you won’t see the button.

89 MD Print January 1, 2012 at 10:39 am

Hello
We set-up a FB business page- but how do we get more people to like it? Some people ask why-what does it do if I like it.
Any suggestions

90 Dave Charest January 13, 2012 at 9:33 pm

Thats the exact question you need to answer. What are you going to offer people who like your Page? Perhaps you could offer industry tips, exclusive behind the scenes stuff, you could offer specials, you could have fan appreciation posts, etc. There are lots of things you can do you just need to try things and see what gets the most engagement.

91 Jason January 8, 2012 at 12:39 pm

Some really good info here. I’ve written a page very similar to this, check it out at:
http://whatisthatallabout.com/how-can-i-get-likes-on-facebook/

If youre interested in swapping dofollow links, drop me an email, or comment on my page that Ive linked to. My site is PR2.

92 Martin January 12, 2012 at 1:25 pm

Interesting piece. Will go ahead and set up on my website. Thnaks.

93 Graeme Fisher February 16, 2012 at 5:58 am

Great info, simply put. Thank you. Now any info on how to grab email address from a landing page? Ie a page that says leave your email address and we will give you….(whatever)

94 Dave Charest February 16, 2012 at 7:16 am

Thanks Graeme. Do you mean a landing page on Facebook? Or just one on your website?

95 Graeme Fisher February 16, 2012 at 8:04 am

Hi Dave, it is for facebook, I have been going round in circles with old information trying to get fbml to work and just found out I need Iframes now, (I am new to all this!) I have managed to get a basic irames page up now though. But not yet managed the email grab thing, I think I have to add link into my landing page picture. (whic is at hypo-allergenic dog foods on facebook.
cheers
G

96 Dave Charest February 16, 2012 at 8:17 am

Okay. What email service provider do you use? Some have existing tools you can use to make it easier.

97 Paul Rarick February 17, 2012 at 2:44 pm

Hi Dave, Came across your article today and I’m trying to do it but not seeing the window popping up. Can you take a quick look and tell me what I’m doing wrong?
http://www.facebook.com/debbie.grattan
The post was at 2:05pm today.

98 Paul Rarick February 17, 2012 at 2:54 pm

nevermind, Dave. I think I figured out why it wouldn’t come up. Now it’s working! Thanks for that great little tip!

99 Host Portland Oregon February 18, 2012 at 11:39 pm

Excellent piece of information, thanks a bunch

100 Larry Manuel February 22, 2012 at 9:53 am

I have been reading through your site and i thank you for this informative information.

101 Jona February 23, 2012 at 4:57 pm

Well, we gained 97 likes in one week just bij tagging the name as followed @onadailybasis. people clicked on it and they took the efford to like the page. those are the people you want on your page. so.. whatever man

102 Deborah Ramaty February 23, 2012 at 10:15 pm

This is a great idea and Im going to try it out here…

Check out my @Manganzon

103 Deborah Ramaty February 23, 2012 at 10:16 pm

Ohh.. I can only do it on Facebook… Okay.
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104 Ernest Winters February 26, 2012 at 9:14 pm

Great tips. Like the diagrams to illustrate what to do!

105 Zeke March 6, 2012 at 3:11 pm

I can’t seem to figure out the @ thing you talked about, can you break it down in simpler terms? Thanks.

106 Dave Charest March 8, 2012 at 10:51 am

Hi Zeke,

Type the @ symbol then add a space and then start typing the name of the Page you’d like to tag.

107 Stacey March 10, 2012 at 10:11 am

Wow, thank you. I have sent out posts asking for likes from friends and family and all I ever got were likes for the status posts. I had a total of 3 likes after a year because I could not figure out how to make this easy for them. I gave up and just shared everything on my personal wall but with this method, I started getting likes in less than a minute. I signed up for Wicked Smaht e-course and am looking forward to reading it. If the info is as good as this article is, I can’t wait to use it.
Thanks Again, Stacey
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108 Dave Charest March 11, 2012 at 10:21 pm

Awesome Stacey. Hope you enjoy the course.

109 Brandon March 24, 2012 at 6:57 am

great post and nice job keeping up with all of your comments.. great followthrough.

110 Shin March 30, 2012 at 2:37 am

Thank you! =)

111 Taher Afridi April 22, 2012 at 8:17 am

Thanks for the tips! Will definitely try them out..
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112 Kristina April 24, 2012 at 9:10 am

I’m trying to get my old “likes” to “like” my new page but it seems the @ trick only works on the new page, in which case the followers on the old page, won’t see it. It seems this means only the people who already see and like the page will see the message… :(

113 Oren April 26, 2012 at 11:33 am

Thanks , very helpful

114 Godfrey Mwabamba May 5, 2012 at 4:39 am

Wonderful Article, learned a new way! Thanks Dave

115 Syakila May 5, 2012 at 4:29 pm

but u only have 437 like {^_^}

116 DamT May 6, 2012 at 7:44 am

Great article!

I think an important thing to consider aswell with any Facebook page is that “content is king”. Give people reason to like your page and want to share it with other users on Facebook.

117 Rick Young May 8, 2012 at 7:25 pm

Thank you!

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118 craig May 20, 2012 at 6:17 pm

Hi,
i tried this it doesnt show a like button for my facebook page, just simply adds a link, which doesnt help because there is already a link there…the other day i say a status update from Harvey Norman (aussie company) and they had a like my page in his status update so you didnt have to go into the page to like the page. do you guys know how to do this?

119 Ankit June 1, 2012 at 12:50 am

Hi Dave,
It’s just awesome… and works a lot… but i have another question for you… and the question is.. “HOW TO TAG MY FANS, WHEN I UPLOAD AN IMAGE ON MY PAGE…??” coz tagging is not works when i upload an image as a page..!!

120 Dave Charest June 3, 2012 at 11:34 am

You can’t actually tag your fans in photos. They must tag themselves. I believe the only people you can tag are the people who you are connected to with your personal profile.

121 Vambracelets May 27, 2012 at 12:50 pm

Nice post but wish it had a bit more information. Marketing strategies are key!

122 Ankit SIngh June 2, 2012 at 12:48 pm

Great article.. thank you so much it was really helpful
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123 Alex June 22, 2012 at 3:47 pm

That’s an awesome idea, thanks for the suggestion!!!

124 Mohinee Puranik June 23, 2012 at 11:13 am

Thank you so much for the simple tip.
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125 Arush July 6, 2012 at 12:09 pm

Thank You Dave that was very helpful.
I hope you write more articles on Facebook features. :)
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126 Erica Ochoa July 10, 2012 at 4:39 am

omg…so helpful…it was embarrasing to have to correct people who wanted to like my page and tell them they just liked the status of my new fan page…

127 Jeremy July 16, 2012 at 8:01 am

Hi Dave, enjoyed reading your article and also the following discussions.

I already have a personal FB profile and created a FB business page. I realised that I could only set a Manager/Content Created etc for my business page if the person is a friend on my personal page. Am I able to appoint someone other than my ‘friends’?

128 Dave Charest August 5, 2012 at 3:52 pm

Hi Jeremy,

I don’t believe you can do this. You’ll have to be connected as friends first before you can add them as an admin to your Page. You may be able to unfriend them once you’ve given them access but I haven’t actually tried this.

129 Jay July 16, 2012 at 7:15 pm

I was wondering if you knew how to make it so that people have to “like” your page to view your posts. I have 800 likes on my page, but I reach over 8,000 people. I also have a welcome page I’d like Facebook to go directly to if someone hasn’t liked the page, but I’m not sure how! Thanks!

130 Dave Charest August 5, 2012 at 3:50 pm

Hi Jay,

Thanks for your question. Facebook actually removed the ability to set a default welcome page for people who haven’t Liked your Page. The best you can do now is to Like-gate some type of content in exchange for a Like. Be sure to include this page in the tabs section under your cover photo. And also pin a post with a link to the page to the top of your Timeline.

131 Jen Hames July 17, 2012 at 2:56 am

Fantastic little tip! Not sure how I missed that one – thanks for pointing it out.
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132 adarsh July 30, 2012 at 11:28 pm

I tried the hard way too , people liked the status instead of the page.I will try this method and see if it helps

133 raju August 5, 2012 at 9:01 am

thanks………….. its working in my page….

134 Cathie Johnson August 22, 2012 at 11:43 pm

I’m lost. Where is the status on my business fb page to do the @name? Any help is greatly appreciated.

135 Tugis August 28, 2012 at 6:15 am

It tagging (@name) works with COMPUTER, but doesn’t work with mobile phones.

I was actually searching for an article that would help me increase the number of fans (who ‘like’ my page) but after reading the comments, I almost forgot what I was searching for LOL.

136 Brooke October 8, 2012 at 6:59 am

Hi Dave!

Thank you so much for this info, it’s such an ingenious piece of info. I was wondering if you can help me with a tagging/@mention problem I am experiencing with my page. When I try to tag one of my likers in my status or a comment, it will only allow me to tag/@mention other pages (such as business, apps or blog pages). The drop down box appears but none of my likers appear in it, only pages. Can you or anyone else help me please?! http://www.facebook.com/ispyhomewares
Thanks you in advance!

137 CaseyPromise November 4, 2012 at 3:33 pm

Seems like good advice on here, but I’m still confused! So I’m just starting out and only have about 90 likes. I just added all my friends through the invite friends feature. Can you tell me how tagging my art studio page in my personal page is going to get me more likes from people who aren’t already my friends? I don’t see how it would reach people outside my “friends list”? What about tagging my page in others pages comment box? Example: I reply to a comment that a celebrity/band/artist/companies posted on their page, if I tagged my page in my reply and they clicked on the link and liked it, then I’d get more likes, right?

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