How to invite your Friends to Like your Facebook Page?

Back in August 2012 I created my Facebook Page for I have never been a big fan of Facebook for a lot of reasons, but I thought it would be a good way to promote my blog and maybe drive a little bit extra traffic to my blog. Everybody speaks about how great and important Social Media is for link building. I had been in Twitter for a long time and it is beginning to pay off now that I have more than 600 followers. After creating my Facebook Page I quickly found that having a Facebook Page without having a regular Facebook Profile is not much fun.


The difference between a Facebook Page and a Facebook Profile

One of the first things I found out is that your Facebook Page can’t have any friends. There is also a lot of apps and plug-ins that does not work with a Facebook Page account. To make it simple a Facebook Profile is for an individual person and a Facebook Page is for a brands, companies, organizations and celebrities.

How to invite your Friends to Like your Facebook Page

After a couple of months I found that I had a lot of friends on my Facebook Profile (most of them people I know from Twitter), but only like 5 Likes on my Facebook Page. I have found it very difficult to get people to like my Facebook Page that was my goal in the first place. Then one day not long ago I received an invite from Ayngelina Brogan from Bacon is Magic. She asked me to like a new Facebook Page she had created. Ayngelina travel a lot in Latin America and shares some great photos on her blog. If you have not already visit Bacon is Magic you should go and check it out. Just the name of the blog makes you want to check it out right? 🙂

Use_Facebook_AsWell back to the subject of this post. I made a little search on Google to figure out how Ayngelina had invited me from her new Facebook Page. I found that if I logged in to my Facebook Page, but as my Facebook Profile I would have the option to invite the friends from my profile to like my Facebook Page. This is how it is done:

Invite_FriendsJust click on the Build Audience button and then Invite Friends. Select the friends you want to invite and click Submit. You can also invite Friends by E-mail if you prefer that. Still being new to Facebook I was wondering if this action would be considered spam by my friends, but within only 2 days pretty much half of all my friends have liked my Facebook Page 🙂 I thought this was a nice little tips worth sharing with other people that are struggling with their Facebook Pages.

How about you? Have you invited your friends to like your Facebook Page? I would love if you would share this post and maybe leave me a comment below. You are also very welcome to share other Facebook tips with me and my readers in the comment section below.

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77 Responses to How to invite your Friends to Like your Facebook Page?

  1. Carolyn says:

    Hi Thomas, This is incredibly helpful. I noticed that sometimes the option appears to invite friends and sometimes it doesn’t. Whenever I’ve sent out invitations, I’ve received new Likes for The Wonder of Tech Facebook page.

    You’re so right, it’s difficult to get Likes for a Facebook page. You would think it costs money for people to click Like!

    Bacon is Magic is a great blog. Thanks for introducing us to it!

    • Thomas says:

      Thank you Carolyn and thanks for telling me about my typo in the headline 😉

      • Carolyn says:

        Thomas, Have I mentioned lately that you ROCK?!?!!! I just invited Facebook friends and got 34 new likes today. Yippee!!!

        Thanks so much for yet another great article!

        • Thomas says:

          I can never hear that to many times Carolyn 🙂 I went from only 5 to 20 likes in just one day using this simple trick. That was why I decided to write a post about it so my readers could benefit from it too.

    • Ron says:

      That is a great idea! I use to just post to my friends to go to my page and like it. This is a much simpler way. Thanks again for the tip it will make it much easier from here on out.

  2. Amardeep says:

    Hi Thomas,

    Interesting post. I just started a Facebook fanpage for my website. I have been trying to drive traffic to the page with tags, shares and stuff. Just came to know about this feature today. Should come in handy for my page.

    • Thomas says:

      I am sure that you will find this tip very useful to get more likes on your new fanpage. It is easy for you and it is a small thing for your freinds to do to help you out.

  3. Karen says:

    Hey there Thomas, I’ve invited all my friends to my pages and although some have accepted for Blazing Minds, some didn’t but those that did are the ones I expected to anyway 😉

    Great article to help those new to Facebook pages, sometimes it can be a little confusing for those new to FB to get the word out for their pags 😉

    • Thomas says:

      Hi Karen
      It really can be difficult to make a Facebook Page popular, but this tip is fast to follow and the more friends you have on Facebook the more like you will be able to get from this tip.

  4. Maria says:

    That’s great. Now i can have likes to my facebook page as well. Thanks.

  5. Nice article, i will try your tips, hope it will work!But for some people it is really difficult to click ‘like’ so sometimes we cannot do anything:)

  6. Harry says:

    Same thing happened to me. Take a long time before I figured it out. Thank you for your post, Thomas! Good luck with your FB page.

  7. Fatima says:

    Many people still don’t know the difference between Facebook Profile and Page. I like the way you have laid down the difference and tutored on how to get people to your page. Thanks for sharing.

  8. That is a great idea! I use to just post to my friends to go to my page and like it. This is a much simpler way.

  9. sara says:

    Hi Thomas, thanks for the great post! Please tell me if I use the “Invite Email Contacts”- people who are not my friends on facebook – they receive an invitation to like my page OR they receive a friend request. I am not interested in sending friend request. Thank you very much.


  10. Hi Thomas,One suggestion to anyone planning to invite friends. When creating a new page, it’s easy to get excited and invite all your friends in to like it right away. A word of advice. Give it a few days until you have enough content on your page to make it interesting to your friends. Some people are reluctant to like yet another page with nothing on it, even if a friend has asked them. Don’t waste your invite. Wait until your page has the wow factor. Thanks for sharing with the BizSugar community.

    • Thomas says:

      Hi Heather
      Great to meet other bloggers from BizSugar. You are absolutely right. It will work a lot better to invite people to like your Facebook Page if you in fact have something interesting to share with them. No one wants to like an empty page.

  11. Hunting for Facebook likes can be an effective technique to provide instant popularity for your product, but one needs to be mindful of where exactly you fish those likes, since it can backfire.

  12. Bil says:

    Hello, I invited a bunch of friends to like my page, but I was inviting them from my page, not my profile so they did not get them. So then i tried inviting them from my profile and the ones I had already invited were “ghosted out”. Any suggestions on how I can fix this?


    • Thomas says:

      Hi Bil
      You should invite them from your page logged in as your profile. Not sure why the not got your invite in their Facebook accounts. You can only invite a friend once, so that is why they are ghosted out.

  13. This post is very helpful post that gives us simple tips and tricks on how to increase Facebok page likes. We look forward to search informative stuff from your blog.

  14. Fardeen says:

    Hi Thomas…thanks for the info. I was also in the same situation as yours. I get invitations from my friends to like their pages, but, I really don’t know how to do it. Atlast, I have found it. Thanks.

  15. Rakesh says:

    This is simple way, but i don’t have many friends as i am not accepting everyone. Although i will try this trick to get Likes, this post useful for new bloggers.

    • Thomas says:

      It does of cause work best if you have many friends, but it still works with only few friends. I did not have too many friends either because I only have been on Facebook for about 6 months.

  16. Hi Thomas,

    Great article here. Facebook is a little tricky. Like someone said, the option is there sometimes but at times it disappears. Also, I found that you have to individually click on each person to invite them, rather than just “”Invite All” option. Did I miss that? Feel free to check out my site.

  17. Vikram says:

    Hey it’s really a very useful tip. I have several facebook pages but have neither have much likes. I think using these tips i can surely increase likes on my facebook pages.

  18. Dee says:

    Earlier today the Invite Friends option was there but now it’s not. Also, I have noticed lately that on my Page folks that have already ‘liked’ it are suggested again. Any idea why FB is unliking pages randomly lately?? Frustrating! ~

    • Thomas says:

      Hi Dee
      It can be a bit tricky. First of all you will need to log in with your personal profile and not with your Page profile. Then you should get the Invite Friends option. You Page Profile don’t have any friends, but only likes.

  19. Naveen Goel says:

    Thanks for your wonderful post!!!But I tried to send the emails using Invite Email Contacts but mail is not going to anybody. Even I tried to send the mail to 1 Email Id only. Even thats not working. Please tell me how we can invite persons to like the page using \”Invite Email Contacts\” option.Thanks in Advance,Naveen Goel

  20. Jessica says:

    Hi, I tried this – I selected all my friends and invited them to like my page. I got a bunch of “likes” but they are all A names – with some others scattered in. When I checked the list, all the A’s are greyed out as if Facebook is saying “you can’t invite these people to like, you already did.” But a lot are not greyed out. Is there any way to find out who you’ve sent an invitation to? And does FB help prevent you from sending an invitation twice to the same person? Thank you!!

    • Thomas says:

      Hi Jessica.
      It sound like you have send request to all your friends starting with A. That is why they are all grayed out now. You can only invite your friends once, so you should just go ahead to invite the rest of them Jessica.

      • Jessica says:

        thanks so much. the weird thing is i got some likes from later in the alphabet… but only those who liked seemed to be grayed out. i had selected them all, but maybe FB screwed up and didn’t send all? so weird. at least, if you say that i can’t invite people twice, I’ll just go through the list again…. thank you so much!

  21. Naveen Goel says:

    Hi Thomas,The link given by you suggests that goto Build Audience and select \”Import Email Contacts\” but instead in my page the option comes as \”Invite Email Contacts\”. I tried to send the mail using this option 2-3 times but none of email ids received the mail. Please if you can provide me a solution for this problem.Regards,Naveen Goel

  22. Lee says:

    Hi Thomas
    Good old fashioned easy to read advice that’s what I like. Just setting up a Facebook page to hopefully kick start my social media strategy for promoting my site.

    Thanks lee

  23. Natalie says:

    Hi Thomas,I have invited friends from my Facebook page to like my business page, but most people have told me that they never got an email or any notice of my invite. Do you know how to deal with this issue?

  24. ileana says:

    hello, i have a facebook fan page and when i go to invite audience i only have one option and its invite friends with email accounts; i dont have the option to invite fb friends, why? the other option that appears is to make an ad….help?

    • Thomas says:

      Hi ileana
      Make sure that you are logged in to your Fan page with a personally Facebook profile and not your fan page login. Fan page does not have any friends and that is why you properly not are able to see the option.

  25. Kharl says:

    How can we keep track of friends we have already invited to our page so we don’t accidentally invite them again and again and be accused of spamming? Thanks.

  26. Hello Thomas, my friends seem to be the nasty ones. They are too stubborn! Don’t even like after invitation. Any suggestion ?

    • Thomas says:

      If they don’t want to like you Facebook Page they are either not very good friends or maybe your Facebook Page is not very good…!

  27. Garry Lachman says:

    Facebook Select & Invite All 2013 – i think the best extension (chrome) for this job:

  28. vicky says:

    Hi Thomas,

    I have also a Facebook page and the followers are more from my profile only. It is a nice technique to increase the likes of our FB page. Good tip.

  29. David says:

    Hi Thomas, I created a business FB page a few weeks ago for my wife’s business. She did get to the Invite friends part once and those selected are grayed out. Nobody to date has received those requests. Tried the email invite part and upload was successful but when going to preview message it closes the window and you have to start over.

    People have liked the page by just a personal invite send via message but we cannot comment on the FB pages of the people who liked us. Not sure why? Thank you in advance for your help.

  30. Desi says:

    I don’t see the option to invite friends, am I missing something? on my FB page I have the option to build audience by email contacts. But when I go to my main profile page, I don’t see the option to build audience. What am I missing?

    • Thomas says:

      Hi Desi
      You need to login to your Facebook Fan page, but as your personally Profile. You Fan Page does not have any friends only your personally profile does and that is properly why you don’t see the option. I hope that this answer make sense to you.

  31. Edwin says:

    Whenever I go to my facebook page I’ve always looking for the options wherein I can invite friends as many as I want and never bother to go to my personal profile to check for that option but now after reading your post I realize how easy and simple to invite friends on fb. Thanks for sharing this.

  32. Steven Tracy says:

    To get a good start on the amount of people who “like” your Facebook page, you should ask your friends, family, and peers for help. After all, you’re starting a new endeavor, and hopefully your personal network will be supportive and willing to help. SecureComputerNetworks still offers unique electrical wiring services.

  33. Lei Broch says:

    This is a great tip for people or small business owners who do not know what to do to increase their page likes. Aside from this, you can also conduct contests in your page, post interesting updates that will engage your current fans and induce them to recommend your page to their facebook friends.

  34. Lee says:

    Hi Thomas
    I have just set up a giveaway on my site with rafflecopter and that gives you alsorts of social media options for people to do to enter and you can also add your own. I have found this also helped me greatly with Facebook likes.

    Great info thanks lee

  35. lesley says:

    Hi Thomas, thanks for sharing your article to invite friends to a facebook page. However when I go to the Build Audience menu, the only option I have is to Invite Email Contacts. Have you any idea why I cannot see Invite Friends or Share page on my Facebook page – OMG We Heart?

    thanks, Lesley

    • Thomas says:

      Hi Lesley
      You need to login to your Facebook Fan page, but as your personally Profile. You Fan Page does not have any friends only your personally profile does and that is properly why you don’t see the option. You personally profile does also need admin permission to be make it work.

  36. Valentino says:

    I tried to invite all my friends to Like my Facebook page but they all seem deemed and I’m unable to click on their checkboxes. If I cannot do that, I cannot submit an Invite to Like my page. Any ideas?
    I’m doing it from my profile not from the Facebook page.

    thank you

  37. Gaurav Bhan Bhatnagar says:

    I have reached 30 likes on facebook. I can’t see the invte friends option under build your audience section in admin panel.
    I can only see, create an advert and invite email contacts.
    How do I send invite to my facebook friends to like my page?


    • Thomas says:

      It is properly because you are logged in with a user that does not have any friends. You need to make your Personally Facebook account admin on your page and login with your personally account on your Facebook Page. That should make the option visible to you.

  38. A lot of my friends also liked my page. But the most difficult thing is to get a like from other people. I also thought of creating a profile in order to attract a bigger audience. But that solution could be considered as spamming. I do not not yet if I should go for it.

  39. Rafaqat says:

    Great info to get facebook page likes,i usually repeat the same procedure after few days just to invite my fresh friends and always got good response.

  40. Akash says:

    hey Thomas – thank you for sharing this tutorial to invite my friend’s on facebook to like my FB Page. Well now I will surely create one new FB Page for my blog and will invite my all friends. I hope it will increase the traffic on my blog 🙂 Anyways thank you for this useful guide.

  41. Alex Zemkus says:

    Great article Thomas with helping people get more FB Fanpage likes

  42. Aron Chen says:

    Great stuff! Thanks for long while I was struggling to get people to like my page ago. Definitely going to try it later!

  43. Danny says:

    Hiya 🙂

    Thankfully Facebook has made it a whole lot easier to add your friends to get them to like a page 🙂

    If you are looking to get a vanity url just as a friend to like a page and make them admin… then change the URL 🙂 every user gets one vanity URL 🙂


  44. Sarah says:

    Nice post, can you make some good review about, and thank you

  45. Indraneel says:

    Thanks for this post. It is really helpful for all the Facebook users out there. Looking forward for more post on Facebook.


  46. Ganesh Sankar K K says:

    Whoa! Thanks for the Information.
    Honestly telling, When I started blogging, as all bloggers I too was badly in need of driving more traffic to my blog. Thus I started a Facebook page. But messaging each and everyone in my friends list to like my new blog page was a herculean task.
    But this article really helped me save my time. I can now easily invite my friends to like my page. No worries. 🙂 Waiting for more such tips and tricks.
    Be in touch.

  47. Horlaarsco says:

    incredible!!! this actually worked for me now am having over a thousand likes on my fb page. Saved me stress of inviting one by one

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