Want More Facebook Likes? Here’s a Secret.
When you first set up your Facebook page, it’s exciting! You’re able to reach out to friends and ask them to “like” your page. Over time, new likes trickle in to expand your count. But if you’re like many businesses, the hype starts to die down relatively quickly. After a while, it’s the same people liking and interacting with your posts, and you have to ask yourself, is organic reach on Facebook dead?
A Hidden Invite Button
Though Facebook likes aren’t everything, they remain important to your business. They are social proof. A good number of likes – and steady new ones coming in – validates that you have relevant, useful products and services.
Well, you might be excited to learn that there is a feature that can help draw in more likes – and credible ones at that. It’s an “invite” button that allows you to invite people who have interacted with your posts to like your page. This feature was recently written about in this article, and I’ve checked it out myself. It’s legit!
Possible Beta Testing?
Before we get started, it’s important to know that the “invite” button may be in beta testing. Or it may be hidden. Or it’s just not meant to be oogled over. Who knows. All we can be certain of is that the feature doesn’t seem to be available on every Facebook account, nor the Facebook Pages Manager App. But this may change.
Where to Find the Button
To find out if you have the invite button, go to your Facebook page and click on the names of people who have engaged with your posts. As you hover over them, you’ll see three options come up:
- Invite: This is the new button that invites the person to like your page.
- Liked: This person already likes your page.
- Invited: This person has been asked to like your page but hasn’t accepted the invitation yet.
It appears that there is a limitation to the number of invites you can send each day, but Facebook is generous. The cap seems to be anywhere between 500 and 1,000 invites a day, and Facebook will notify you when you’ve reached your limit. At that point, you can check back and see when you can start sending invitations again.
Another thing that has been noted by some individuals is that the invite button seems to come and go. Sometimes it’s there, sometimes it’s not. So if you don’t see the feature there today, check your account in a day or two.
While we can’t be certain as to whether this feature is intended to be somewhat hidden or it’s in beta testing, it definitely has potential and may be just the thing to draw your page out of a slump.