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How to get more Facebook Page “Likes” for free.

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UPDATE: As of June 2016, this strategy is no longer valid, as Facebook has removed the ability to do this.  Why?  I’m not sure, but it probably has to do with Facebook’s overall movement towards a completely “pay to play” platform.  Well, it was a good run and it was fun while it lasted. Hopefully you were able to add a few hundred “likes” to your page.

This article assumes that your photo booth company has a Facebook Page.  If you don’t have one, it’s easy to create one, it takes just 5 minutes.  Choose a profile picture, write a short description and you can even easily design a cover image with the templates provided on Canva.

I know that Facebook doesn’t have the organic reach that it used to, and the number of “Likes” your photo booth business page has isn’t everything.  However, I do believe that a healthy number of “Likes” is attractive for prospective customers and provides an aspect of social proof for your business.   Furthermore the larger your audience is, the greater the chances of people seeing your posts.

When I run a Facebook advertisement or make a post-event post, there are people who will like the photos or status that I have posted, but they haven’t actually liked my page…yet.  Here is how to get them to “Like” your page.

Open up your Facebook page and check your “Notifications.”

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This will then bring up the “Notifications” screen, which is all of the recent activity associated with your page:
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Look for all the instances where someone has either “liked” your link, photo(s) or status, and click on those, which will then bring up a screen like this:
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In my case, this one of the posts I use for a Facebook ad.  Facebook will give you a total number of “likes” for the photo, link or post.  Click on the total number of “likes”, and then this window will come up:
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This window is labeled, “Invite People Who Like This Post to Like Your Page.”  You can then scroll through the list of people who have liked the post, and if they haven’t already “Liked” your page, you can invite them to “Like” it.

That’s it, a simple, quick, easy and free way to get more people to “Like” your photo booth business Facebook page. Not everyone will end up accepting your invitation, but a good number of people will.

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  • Nicholas December 28, 2015, 10:08 am

    I noticed this doesn’t appear to work (as far as I can tell) if less than 4 people “liked” a certain post because then you cannot get that “Invite people who liked this post to your page” window. Is there a work-around for this?

    • Chris December 28, 2015, 9:10 pm

      I wasn’t aware of the less than 4 circumstance, I’ll have to look into that. Perhaps that is Facebook’s threshold for inviting people.

      • Nicholas January 18, 2016, 3:37 am

        Thank you!

    • Ginger July 6, 2016, 7:50 am

      I just did this and have already had one acceptance! Seemed no specific number needed for me. Make that 3 acceptance now! Thanks for the hint!

    • Kerry July 6, 2016, 10:36 am

      Aha… Maybe that’s why I’ve never seen the invite button before!

  • James December 28, 2015, 10:22 am

    Sadly this no longer seems to work

    • Chris December 28, 2015, 9:09 pm

      Which part doesn’t work?

  • Sue Lunt December 28, 2015, 12:18 pm

    I would like to know more about how Facebook will help me to promote my company.

    Thank you

    • Chris December 28, 2015, 9:08 pm

      More to come in the future Sue.

  • Dan Aldrich December 28, 2015, 5:15 pm

    I have to agree with you on this. I have been doing this for awhile. The one thing I would also recommend doing is, “inviting” them during the day so that it doesn’t get lost in their feed. I have had many people like my page as a result of photos that I have posted from events, or ads where they like they ad post, but not the actual page.

    • Chris December 28, 2015, 9:08 pm

      Thanks Dan. I also find the evening hours are good as well, from like 8 PM – 11 PM.

      • Dan December 29, 2015, 4:44 am

        Nicholas is correct though. There is a minimum number of people before FB will “allow you” to invite people from the post. Not really sure why that is. If you like it yourself that counts as one though. Have a business page, there’s another like.

        • Chris December 31, 2015, 5:11 am

          That’s true Dan, have a spouse like it, get a few friends.

  • jackie Spell December 29, 2015, 12:01 am

    Great tip! It worked for me. I was able to invite those who LIKED a photo on my page.

    • Chris December 31, 2015, 5:12 am

      Glad it worked for you Jackie.

  • Emma December 29, 2015, 3:09 am

    Brilliant advice thank you! Like others have said it only works if enough people have liked the post (when it gives you a total number rather than just listing a couple of names) but its a really handy tip. I’ve been going through some old posts and so far have invited more than 20 people to like the page so I’m sure there should be at least a few likes coming from that so thanks!

  • Maria March 5, 2017, 2:02 pm

    Thank you for the free training!

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