One of the keys to gaining followers on your business or blog’s Facebook page is by inviting others, mainly your friends, to like your page. This is easily done through the button on the left-hand side of your page and I like to check it often to make sure any new friends I add to my friend’s list are also invited to like my Facebook page.
Until now, there has never been a way to invite people who aren’t your friends to like your Facebook page, at least not one that I knew about. Facebook recently changed that and made it easier for page owners to gain more followers by being able to invite those who like a post on your page to also like your page.
However there is an exception to this, and that is you have to have more than a few people like a post. It has to be enough to where Facebook puts them all in a bundle and says, “this many” people like this. Let me show you.
Inviting Non-Friends to Like Your Facebook Page
Here’s a post I published on my Facebook page that happened to do really well. It had a reach of over 6,000 people which is big for me. Now, your posts do not need to have that high of a reach to be able to invite non-friends to like your Facebook page, however they do need to have enough likes on that post.
Here it shows that I had a total of 37 likes on this post. Now if there were only three likes on this page, it would just show those three people’s names and not how many others (the total) liked my post. In order to invite non-friends to like your Facebook page you need that link. And in order to get that link you have to have the right amount of people like your post.
When you have enough likes on your post (I believe it needs to be four or more) then the link appears. Click on it to show the entire list. This will then give you the opportunity to invite people who like your post to also like your Facebook page.
As you can see in the example above, not everyone has an “invite” button next to their name due to their personal privacy settings, but if you continue to monitor these types of posts on your page, it is a great way to grow your followers.
What about YOU? Did you know you could invite non-friends to like your Facebook page?
On June 11, 2016, bloggers, business owners, and Facebook page owners everywhere were upset when the invite button feature talked about in this post seemed to be taken away. People were upset and many of you posted here and emailed me about what was happening.
Many people including myself searched for answers. Was it a glitch or was it for good? On person (seen below) received a direct reply back from Facebook…
From the reply, it sounded like our precious invite button that had helped grow thousands of Facebook pages was gone. Then, late on the afternoon of June 13th, 2016, it all came back! Facebook had received so much feedback that it appeared they had changed their minds. However, there are some stipulations…
No on seems to know if this will stay or if things will change, but if you want to keep up with what’s going on, join this group for more info: Restore Facebook Invites. I hope this helps those of you who have been wondering what’s going on!