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Get More Likes on Facebook
Updated September 2012It's pretty simple... invite your friends...
or pay money to Facebook
Some other options are to find similar pages and promote your page there, but what you are going to run into is that most people are going to find you promoting stuff really annoying, and there's a good chance you will get reported if you do it anyways.
For information on how to create a link to your page which works on other pages, read this:
Making your Facebook Page Clickable on Facebook
In short, there is no easy foolproof way to get lots of likes. Anyone can create a page, and everyone thinks their own page is the coolest one, and everyone thinks that everyone else should like their page, but that just isnt how the world works. It's a pointless exercise. Facebook never intended for everyone to have popular pages. Pages are their as a convenience for people, not to see how many likes you can get.
the real trick is to NEVER EVER EVER post things like "PLEASE LIKE THIS" or "LIKE THIS IF" (that makes you look like a desperate n00B and then no one is going to like it - take your time with it and get them interested in liking it based on their own curiosity - be patient - it's not going to happen overnight.... in fact, it will probably take months for it to get it legitiamately popular, so if you are one of those impatient douches, just buy some fake likes (which is what most of the other popular pages do).... - you cant force people to like your page, and if you try that approach anyways, you are just going to turn everyone off and no one is going to like it.
Here is more information about how to promote your page.
How to Promote your POST using money
Here are four ways to get new likes:
1) Tell your friends and family (hard work)
2) Use Facebook ads (difficult interface, $1 each)
3) Buy Facebook likes from a 3rd party website (violation of Facebook ToS)
4) Spend $10,000+ per month for a Facebook management company (not an option for 99%)
First, you should have a plan from the beginning for how you will get people to like your page and understand there are NO QUICK FIXES for growing your Facebook page. Any solution that is good either takes a lot of work or a lot of money. There are millions of Facebook pages struggling to get people to like them that share great content, make people laugh, and do all of the other right things. The fact is that people’s attention on Facebook is highly competitive and simply hoping for the best when creating a page is no better than doing the same in any other part of life. Build it and they will not simply come unless you have established a strong following in other areas already. For example, build the iPhone 6 and tell them a release date and they will come! Build the 501st Facebook page about Barack Obama or your new business and they more than likely will not come.
Thus, start with a plan for how you will get people to your page. Either have actions you will take yourself or that someone else will do for you. You could decide to setup a Facebook advertising campaign on your own, tell your friends and family via a Facebook message followed by an invite, and email your colleagues on LinkedIn. 9 times out of 10, a plan like this will accomplish a few likes and nothing more. Many people are happy with these results and prefer to share with a few friends rather than sharing with people they do not know. Given that you probably searched for these terms and are reading this to learn how to do better than this, here are more ways to get more people on your page.
The second solution is to find a partner that can help you get more of the right people to like your page. This could be anything from getting a friend to post your page on their page and invite their friends to getting your own TV ads like one page did here in Sarasota. In picking a partner, you want to decide on your objectives upfront. If you are going for high quality likes from interested people that will like your posts, shop at your store, and buy your products, offering something of value such as time, energy, or feedback on other established Facebook pages might be your best route. In working like this, you would maximize your chances to get people that you already know are interested in similar pages to check yours out. This is a high quality and high commitment approach that takes a lot of time to do correctly. These strategies are most often successfully employed by teenagers that have a lot of free time and are highly active on social media. Still, business professionals with jobs and working mothers have also applied these strategies with success. That said, this approach often is not ideal for people that are in the habit of spending money to grow their influence or that have a limited amount of time.
Have money to spend and/or are short on time and want to grow your new Facebook page without running the grueling gauntlet of manually getting all of your new likes? There are automated systems and smart companies that can help with that.
In summary, there are four ways to get yourself new likes:
1) Work hard by telling all your friends and family WHY they should like your page. To think of a good pitch, imagine what someone would have to say to you to get you to like their page.
2) Pay a company $10,000+ per month to manage your page. This probably isn't an option for most but if you can afford it, go for it!
3) Violate the Facebook ToS by purchasing fake profiles and "real fans" from services that have "networks" that are actually fake profiles. Many large company and small pages alike have used this strategy. Still, it is a bad idea.
4) Run your own Facebook ads or get with a company that can do it for you. This is the best way to grow your page on a budget.