Think about the last time you needed a recommendation for a service or product. Chances are, you turned to your friends on Facebook. If you’re a professional that provides local services, make sure your page is set up to allow people to recommend you to their friends easily. Here’s how.
What are Facebook recommendations, and how do they work?
Facebook recommendations are a way for people to give recommendations to their friends about local businesses, services, and products. They appear in the right-hand column of Facebook under the “recommendations” section. When someone gives you a recommendation, it shows up on their timeline with a link to your page so that their friends can see it.
If you’re a business, service, or product that people recommend to their friends, it’s important to make sure your Facebook page is set up to allow recommendations. When people recommend you to their friends, it shows up on your page and helps you get more exposure.
Here’s how to set up your Facebook page to allow recommendations:
1) Go to your Facebook page and click on the “About” tab.
2) Scroll down to the “recommendations” section and click on the edit button.
3) Make sure the “allow people to recommend this page” box is checked.
4) Click save.
How to Ask For Recommendations on Facebook
Adding a call-to-action button that says “Recommend” to your page’s cover photo is best to encourage recommendations. People can click the button and write a review without leaving Facebook.
Another way to ask for recommendations is to post it on your page. For example, you could say something like, “If you’ve had a great experience with our company, please leave us a recommendation on our Facebook page!”
When people do leave recommendations, be sure to thank them! A simple “Thanks for the recommendation!” post will do.
By following these steps, you can make it easy for your customers to recommend you to their friends on Facebook. Asking for recommendations is a great way to build word-of-mouth marketing and get more business.
What to do if someone recommends your business on Facebook
First and foremost, you should be grateful. When someone suggests your business on Facebook, it’s a sign that they want to help you succeed. They were thinking of you and your business, and they decided to take action. So thank them.
A simple “thank you” goes a long way. But don’t stop there. Once you’ve thanked them, take a moment to engage with the person who made the recommendation. Leave a comment on their post, or reach out to them directly to let them know how much you appreciate their support.
By showing your appreciation, you’ll make the person who recommended you feel good, and you’ll also increase the chances that they’ll continue to support your business in the future.
The bottom line
Facebook recommendations are a powerful way to get more exposure for your business. By making it easy for people to recommend you, and by showing your appreciation when they do, you can encourage more people to recommend you to their friends. In turn, this will help you get more business.