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The first and most obvious way to promote your Facebook page has long been using “Suggest to Friends” feature. While it may be really effective, you can use it once (maybe once per 6 months – but no more) because more frequent bulk sharing may annoy your friends: they must be getting dozens of page suggestions daily:
This post shares three more effective ways to promote your Facebook page from within Facebook:
1. Use the “Share” Button
There’s that little hard-to-notice button at the bottom of your page sidebar. When you use it, it creates a new update in your feed for your fans to see it.
Try to create a compelling message to go with the update:
2. Tag Your Fan Page in Your Updates
Did you know you can tag the pages you like (the process and the result look much like tagging personal profiles)? The @ tag creates a link to your fan page in your feed (which again promotes your fan page to your followers).
This means you can tag your page in your personal feed as well as tag it when posting on other page walls (in both cases, don’t overdo: tag your page only when it is really relevant).
Just start typing @ sign and the first letters of your page name – and you will be able to choose your page to tag:
This creates the following update in your stream (or other page wall) – note that “Daily SEO Tip” links to your fan page:
3. Add Your Page to Other Page Favorites
If you administer other pages (or have friends who administer Facebook pages), you can add (or ask your friends to add) your page to that other page “Favorites”.
Note that you can only add to pages you administer, NOT the pages you created. So if you want to use the page you created, ask one of your page administrators to do that (weird, I know. I hope this is a bug and will be fixed soon):
This adds your page to the other page “Favorites” box:
How do you promote your Facebook Fan page (other than suggesting it to friends and using Facebook widgets)?