Shhh, it’s a secret: How to Invite People Who Like Your Facebook Post to Like Your Page!

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How to Invite People Who Like Your Facebook Post to Like Your Page

STOP PRESS (15th October, 2015):  

This feature is not working for everyone at the moment.  

If it doesn’t work for you, make sure you read through the comments for more tips from others experiencing issues and/or report the problem to Facebook.

Shhh…

There’s a little known secret going around Facebook Town. It’s a secret that has the potential to increase your Page Likes without you having to spend money on Facebook Advertising.

Yes, FREE page Likes!

Now I bet that’s music to your ears.

But the best bit about these potential new Likes is that they will come from people who have already actively engaged with your page, but haven’t actually Liked your page yet.

Let’s give them the benefit of the doubt and pretend they just forgot to Like you. All they need now is just a gentle reminder to Like your page and all you have to do is…

Invite People Who Like Your Facebook Post to Like Your Page!

Now, you’re probably wondering “how are people liking your Posts if they haven’t already Liked your Page yet?”

Quite often it’s because the Post has been shared by a Friend or another Page that they follow, allowing your Page Post to show up in their Newsfeed, even though they haven’t Liked your Page.

Another way they can see this content is when a story about one of their Friends interacting with one of your Posts appears in their Activity Feed; you know that face-paced stream on the right hand side of a desktop which is also known as the Ticker (I personally like to call it Stalker Vision).

Regardless of how they discover your Post, they then have the opportunity to engage with your post and may choose to Like, Comment or Share the Post, but they won’t necessarily take that next step and Like your Page.

The good news is that if they have already Liked your Post, then you may be able to help them take that next step to Liking your Page by inviting them to do so in a manner which is going to make it super easy for them to do so.

How Can You Invite People Who Like Your Facebook Post to Like Your Page?

Before you can start inviting your “engagers” to Like your Page, there are two things that have to happen first:

  1. You need to be logged into Facebook (desktop version, not mobile) and be using your Page as you (i.e. not being logged in as your Page).
  2. You need to have more Likes on your Post than can be listed individually within the space provided for the post, resulting in the rest being grouped under a hyperlink that total the number of “others”.

The number of Likes required to trigger the “others” hyperlink will depend upon the length of the names of the people who have Liked the Post and whether or not there is any other links on that same line, like “Top Comments”. The example below only has three Likes and nothing else taking up space in this area, so all of those names fit within this area, therefore the “others” hyperlink has not been triggered.

How to Invite People Who Like Your Facebook Post to Like Your Page - 7 likes

However, when you get more Post Likes than can be listed individually in this area, you end up with a hyperlink to view the “others” that couldn’t be listed. The example below shows that there are “36 others” who also Liked this post. This is too many to list individually within the space and therefore the “others” hyperlink appears.

How to Invite People Who Like Your Facebook Post to Like Your Page - 7 likes

Once you click on the “others” hyperlink, it then opens up a box that allows you to “Invite People Who Like This Post to Like Your Page”.

You can now clearly see who:

  • Likes your Page
  • Has already been invited to Like your Page
  • Who you can invite to Like your Page

How to Invite People Who Like Your Facebook Post to Like Your Page - 7 likes

From here, you just simply need to go ahead and invite those people who don’t already Like your Page to Like your Page.  I recommend doing this within 24 hours of the their engagement on the Post (where possible) in order to maximise your conversion rate.

It’s important to note that people who get an invite to Like your Page, are getting the invite directly from you, via your personal Facebook Profile.  So before you go ahead and invite anyone, decide if you want to remain anonymous or not.  Remember, you may be sending invites to people who are strangers to you personally. If you are not happy with this request coming from your personal Profile, then don’t use this feature.

How to Invite People Who Like Your Facebook Post to Like Your Page - 7 likes

Will They Actually Bother To Like Your Page?

How to Invite People Who Like Your Facebook Post to Like Your Page - 7 likes

I tested this on the Facebook Page for my photography business, The Memory Supply Co.

Of the 39 people who Liked this Post, 18 of them didn’t actually Like my Page!  In fact, one of these 18 people who didn’t Like my Page actually Liked this image so much that they even commented and shared it – perhaps a sign that they DO actually Like my Page and might want to see more of the content that I share (even though they never got around to pushing that Page Like button).

So I sent these 18 “engagers” a Page Like Invite and waited to see what would happen…

Within 5 Minutes of sending these Page Like Invites, three of the “engagers” accepted!

That equates to a 16% conversion rate.

Admittedly, 24 hours after sending the Page Like Invite, I had no other conversions, but it’s also important to note that the post I used as an example here was four months old at the time that I sent these Page Like invites, so they would’ve been receiving this Page Like Invite completely out of context.

Ideally, I should have sent the Page Like Invites to my “engagers” within 24 hours of them Liking my post and I probably would’ve got an even better result.

So this really does work!

Not only is this a great little secret to build your Page Likes organically, it also provides another reason why you should be trying to get more people to Like, Comment on and Share your Posts. Those engagements are increasing the chances of your Posts being seen by people who don’t Like your Page and then once they Like your Post, because you have had so much activity on the Post, you are more likely to trigger the “others” hyperlink, which will then give you a direct method to reach out and invite them to Like your Page.

Cool hey?

Give this a go and let us know how many extra Page Likes you are able to achieve as a result. If you have any other hot Page Like tips, feel free to share them with us in the comments below. 

By the way, even though this is a little known secret. We actually don’t mind if you tell other people else about it. Feel free to share this blog post so that other businesses may benefit from knowing this secret too.

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Comments

  1. Fantastic tip – took exactly 5 seconds to get my first page like after trying that Facebook tip.

    • That’s awesome Danee and hopefully many more to come now. 🙂

    • I used to be able to invite people who liked my post to like my page, but suddenly now instead of the “invite” buttons on the right, it only lists “add friend”, which isn’t practical to adding all these people I don’t know as friends. I just want them to like my page. Anyone knows what gives?

      • I am not sure why that is the case. I still have the function on all of the Pages that I manage. Maybe check back again regularly as I find features come and go for me at times on Facebook.

  2. Now that’s a nifty little secret! thanks Loren

  3. Wow this is a cool technique. I have just been through and done this for my last month of posts and there were dozens of people I invited. I will let you know the results. Thanks for the tip!

  4. Marilyn Merrilees says:

    Tried this and 25 new likes already this morning

  5. wow.. thanks for the share …… and thanks for the tip

  6. Jennifer says:

    Hi Cherie
    I went through the procedure you describe to invite people who have liked a post to like the page. I got the list
    with the heading People Who Like This Post to Like Your Page, exactly like the screen shot in this article BUT no box beside it with the word Invite in it. Just the picture of the person and their name.
    Can you help me please
    Jennifer

    • Hi there !

      What you do is you go clean the history up to your “cache” in your browser. You don’t have to clean your password. Get back on your page, you’ll to log back in FB. Then you’ll see the “Liked” and “Invite.”

      Not sure why it’s doing that, but that’s how I solved it.

      Apparently there is a java script you can insert somewhere that will “invite” them automatically, but I prefer to do them myself. You never know when these scripts will be deleted for some techie reason.

    • topada says:

      be sure you are logged in as administrator of the page (not the page account itself), as facebook pages cannot invite people!

  7. This is a great tip, thank you. I love the way you have written it so that you don’t have to be a marketing expert to understand it!

    • I had a go at this and the ‘invite’ button changed to ‘invited’, but when I closed the box and opened it again, the buttons reverted back to ‘invite’ again. Do you know if the invite has been sent or not?

      • Cherie McKay Cherie McKay says:

        Hi Karen, Yes the invite has been sent. If you invite them again they will get multiple invites from you.

        Kind regards,

        Cherie

  8. Cameron says:

    I have a post that’s gained about 400 likes, and I tried this trick. Very cool! The problem is, as soon as I refresh the page, all of the people I sent invites to have a brand new invite button.

    If I keep inviting them are they going to get multiple requests from me? Is there anything I can do to keep track of who I’ve already invited? I would hate to start spamming people invites to my page.

    • Cherie McKay Cherie McKay says:

      Hi Cameron,

      It is pretty cool isn’t it! Yes, Facebook does seem to allow us to invite people multiple times. There isn’t anything within Facebook that can keep track of who you’ve invited, maybe you could use screen shots or jot down names as you go. I imagine inviting 400 post Likers to Like your page will take a bit of time, but I’m sure it will be worth it. Good luck and let me know how you get on.

      Kind regards,

      Cherie

    • There is a 150 a day limit. It resets and the invites do not stick if you go over that, it is not sending two invites, the first one just did not work. There was a time at the end of last year 2015 that it stopped working for everyone temporarily, but Facebook fixed it now. The feature occasionally does not work, but it always comes back.

  9. Ian McRae says:

    Hi Cherie.
    This feature has been working great for me all year, until just a couple of weeks ago. I’ve been trying to trouble shoot and unable to find the root cause or any solution. Wondering if you have any insights?

    Here is the scenario: When I click on “Invite,” the status immediately changes to “Invited.” When I close that window and open all the visitor likes again to show all the names, the ones where I clicked on “Invite” have reverted back to the “Invite” status and allows me to click on it again. It is as if the “Invite” feature is not sticking, nor working at all. I can definitely tell there is no visitor response to me clicking on the “Invite” button these days. I’ve tried this via IE, Google Chrome, and 3 different computers. Is it FB? Is it my own account? Is it something else? Any insights would be great. Thanks much.

    • Cherie McKay Cherie McKay says:

      Hi Ian,

      Glad to hear it’s been working all year. From my experience, I’ve noticed that you can invite people more than once and as you say, every-time you refresh and come back to the page, you’re given an opportunity to hit invite again. Facebook tend not to release detailed information and they do and can change things on us without warning. Fingers crossed the function is still working 😉

    • There is a 150 a day limit. It resets and the invites do not stick if you go over that, it is not sending two invites, the first one just did not work. There was a time at the end of last year 2015 that it stopped working for everyone temporarily, but Facebook fixed it now. The feature occasionally does not work, but it always comes back.

  10. Edwige says:

    Thank you for the tip!!
    I started doing this and after 3 days it is not working anymore! 🙁
    I click the “invite” button, and when I refresh, the button is still there. No invite has been sent out. Do you know what I need to do?
    I logged in and out, used a different browser, emailed Facebook. Nothing. I wonder if it is because I invited too many people at once.
    Thank you!!
    -Edwige

    • Cherie McKay Cherie McKay says:

      Hi Edwige,

      Even though the Invite button is still there when you refresh, the invite has been sent. This just means that you can send people more than one invite.

      Keep going with it and good luck 🙂

  11. Been using it for about two months with great success – do you have an idea if there is a maximum that can received an invite. I was doing great even during the day but wanted to resume tonight and the functionality is no longer there on either my profile of my husband’s one??? We run events so we did invite massively in the past two months – do you think Facebook could have penalised us for using it too much?

    • Impactiv8 says:

      Hi Marianne,

      SO glad to hear you’ve had great success with this. That’s excellent! I don’t think there is a maximum per se, and it’s not something Facebook has given us detailed information about so we can only speculate.

      I have also seen the function disappear only to return a few weeks ago. Again, I don’t have any information about this, but I can only guess it’s got something to do with Facebook upgrades and changes.

      Hope that helps.

      Cherie

      • lalit says:

        This has stopped working for many people(scroll facebook questions). Just like it stopped working for many people several months ago and was fixed later. Hope it gets fixed again.

        • Cherie McKay Cherie McKay says:

          Yeah you’re right. It’s still working for me, and fingers crossed it comes back again for anyone else.

  12. This option disapiered right befire I going to use it.

  13. This option disappeared right before I was going to use it. Reported a problem to Facbook, but I don think they will come back soon. Lets see.

  14. This had been working for me and was great but it’s not working any more. FB removed that option and I can only invite people to become friends of my personal profile, which defeats the purpose of having a business page. Any ideas on what’s going on?

    • Cherie McKay Cherie McKay says:

      Hi Eva, It seems that this feature has been turned off for some people and sometimes it comes back and sometimes it doesn’t. We aren’t really told why this happens. The only advice I can offer you is to report the issue with Facebook or try it again in a few weeks.

  15. I hope this works. I tried it out and it seems like a wonderful idea! Especially since it is people that are already interested in what you are posted. 🙂

  16. Gina Hagler says:

    I can do what you say to see the list of people who liked the post, but all I get is a gear with the choice to Ban them from the page. does that make sense?

    • Yes, it seems to be a bit inconsistent Gina. I have no way of explaining that Gina, except to make sure that you are logged in as yourself and not your page, as that can sometimes be the issue.

      • Hi Loren, How do I log in as myself and not my page? If I log in as myself I am no longer on my business page. I am on my personal page and cannot view my business page. I am the admin on my business page. Do I need to change that in order to log in as myself?

        • If you are an admin of the page, then you should be able to login to Facebook as yourself and then navigate to the page and then you should be able to do all these things.

  17. I have been doing this on my posts for almost a year now. Recently I had a few posts that were getting a huge number of likes. One is up to 3000 likes now. I was inviting all the engaged users to like my page and after I sent a few hundred requests FB told me I can’t send anymore for the day. Not sure what the cap for this is or how long they will actually keep me from inviting more but it is something to be aware of (its been 12 hours since they stopped me).

    Also I notice that I am able to get many more like when boosting a post and inviting the post likes than when actually running an ad for page likes (granted you need to have engaging content). For example recently I boosted a post for $65 over a week and I received closed to 4000 post likes. After inviting all post likes that didn’t currently like my page I ended up getting 800 page likes. That is $0.08 per page like compared to $0.20 to $1.00 per page like with an ads I have used in the past.

    In the end, this feature is a great resource, but be careful if you have a viral post and send out hundreds of invites because FB could be looking at that a spammy.

    • That’s a fantastic tip Levon. Makes for a very cheap way to convert page likes off boosting a post. Thanks for the warning about not doing too many at once though. 🙂

  18. Great information! Went back to popular posts and invited a few dozen people.
    Thanks for sharing!

  19. This is a fantastic tip..
    But can you do it from your companys page instead of using your own personal facebook profile.?
    When I invite people it is from my own profile and not my companys

  20. I run several pages. I have used this for a while but, now after 10-20 invites I get message from facebook that I have sent too many invites, and when I try to send invites on other pages I get the same message even when I haven’t sent one invite on that page for several days…

    • That’s interesting Ana. Maybe they have an invite to acceptance ratio? If that was the case, then you would need more people to accept your invite before you could invite anymore again. It would make sense that such a restriction would work across all your Pages. This might be a preventative method to stop people abusing this function across all their Pages. I don’t know this for sure, but other platforms like LinkedIn have done this, so it wouldn’t surprise me if Facebook did similar.

  21. Allan McHugh says:

    Do you know who the invite to like the page comes from – your page or yourself (as it does when you invite friends to like your page).

  22. I have been doing this for all my pages- except one! The largest page (over 155k likes) is only giving me the “add friend” from the personal account. I have tried refreshing, I have tried mobile vs desktop, I have tried reporting this to facebook- nothing. All other pages I manage works beautifully- except this one.

    Any insights?

    • I have heard this is an issue for a few people, but I am not sure of a fix unfortunately. It seems that this function works on some pages, but not all. I would just keep trying at different times in hope that you get the feature at some stage. Sorry I couldn’t be more helpful on this one. 🙁

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