Almost everybody nowadays has a personal Facebook account, or at least knows what it is, and maybe decided it’s just not for them.  Many users create fan pages for musicians, athletes or groups they enjoy.  Most of these people ask their friends to become a fan of their page though their personal Facebook statuses, or by personally asking them to like their fan page.  But what if you’re business creating a fan page?  How hard is it to get people to like your business’s fan page?  Is it harder if you’re a small business, or does it matter at all? For argument’s sake, let’s just that it’s as as easy to get people to your “like” fan page as it is to “friend” your personal Facebook page.

True or False?

False: Facebook does not allow administrators of fan pages to ask people to like their fan page through Facebook.  Now, this doesn’t mean on your personal Facebook page that you can’t ask your friends to like your business’s fan page.  You just can’t do this while logged in as an administrator of your fan page. Professionals recommend you find a way to get people, who already like your fan page, to start discussing your organization through their personal Facebook pages.  This will spread the word of mouth of your organization through a mass amount of channels on Facebook.  In the end, it takes a lot of work to get your organization recognized, but with enough hard work, you’re able to maximize your organization’s potential to be seen by the massive Facebook community.

7 responses to “True or False Friday: Are You Able to Request People to “Like” your Business’s Facebook Fan Pages?

Posted by Josh

I have a Business Facebook page and my clients all have fan pages. How am i suppossed to link, “Like”, their pages.
They don’t want there personal page out there for everyone and i don’t blame them.
Seems a little moronic to have

Posted on April 19, 2011 at 5:22 pm

Posted by Dwight Zahringer

This is where we recommend a “Admin” account. A false person so to speak that can be invited as an admin for client accounts and also serve as a fan and a like person. Helps out a bit.

Posted on April 19, 2011 at 8:58 pm

Posted by Pashminu Mansukhani

A short and helpful tip. Thank you.

Posted on August 17, 2012 at 4:23 am

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Posted by sandra

Question: I have two personal Fb accounts (that are not linked/attached to any Fb business / fan page). I have over 300 friends on these two accounts that I would like to invite to Like a business business page I think that they would be interested in. How can I invite them to like this business page?.

Posted on January 22, 2013 at 5:51 pm

Posted by Michael L. Hoffman


What you would have to do is share the business page from the page itself. There should be an option to do so on your business page.


Posted on January 24, 2013 at 10:55 am

Posted by Mary Garland

I noticed some of my friends whom I have asked to like my page have not responded. How can I get them out of the grey area on my invite friends section and resend the request?

Posted on February 19, 2013 at 9:41 am

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