Facebook is a great place to get recommendations from your friends. Whether you’re looking for new experiences or businesses, chances are someone on your Facebook friends list can recommend something great.
You can also recommend your favorite places and experiences to other people. Using check-ins, likes, ratings, and reviews, you can let your friends and other users know what’s worth checking out.
But besides that, business owners and companies can also ask for recommendations from Facebook users. So if you have a business, you can ask people to recommend your products or services on Facebook to boost exposure. You can easily do this using the recommendations feature.
How To Use Facebook Recommendations Feature
To use the Facebook recommendations feature, all you need to do is go to your Facebook page; on the left-hand side of the page, scroll down to locate the “Explore” tab, click “see more,” and then click on the “Recommendations” tab ( This has now replaced the”Reviews” tab).
You’ll then be prompted to enter a description of what you’re looking for, as well as the city and state where you are located. Once you have entered all of the information, you’ll see a list of the top most popular pages that match your search criteria. Click on each page to check their recommendations.
You’ll also see Facebook friends or users who are in the same city as you that may be able to help you find what you’re looking for.
How to Ask for a Recommendation on Facebook
1. Simply Ask
When you are looking for a service or product, ask for recommendations. Almost any business can be found on Facebook, so ask friends if they have used the service or product before.
This is a great way to ensure that you are choosing a business that will not disappoint since you are getting feedback from people who will be honest with you.
2. Post on your wall
Another great way to ask for recommendations on Facebook is by posting on your wall. You can post about something specific or ask a general question. You can also include a sentence in your post that says, “This is a request for a recommendation,” to make it clear.
This way, people can see and comment on your post and make a recommendation if they feel comfortable or willing to do so. If you are asking for people to recommend your business, you could include a business brochure in the post. This will allow people to see your business and what you have to offer.
Most importantly, respond to comments by either liking them or commenting back. This way, people will feel that you care about what they have to say and may be willing to recommend your business or recommend you something else in the future.
3. Request Reviews for your Facebook Business Page
If you have a business you want to promote on Facebook, you can ask for a recommendation by asking for reviews.
Facebook reviews are an easy and quick way to help you know what other people think about your business and if they are satisfied with your products or services. After all, Facebook reviews can go a long way in convincing potential customers to do business with you.
All you need to do is request customers to leave reviews on your Facebook business page. You can do this via email, post on your page, through automated messages, or by simply adding the “reviews” button on your business page.
Keep in mind that it’s now always you’ll get positive reviews. If you get negative reviews, take the opportunity to interact with your customers to understand why they were not satisfied with your business so that you can make the necessary improvements.
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4. Send private messages
You can send a Facebook message to specific people asking for recommendations. You can attach a file or link with pertinent information about yourself or your business and include your contact information so that the person you’re asking for a recommendation can get in touch with you.
5. Find relevant Facebook groups
Finding and joining relevant Facebook groups can help you connect with people who share similar interests or people who are in the same line of work or business as yourself.
These people can recommend your business or share their feedback about your services or products with their group members. In turn, these members can choose to follow or like your Facebook business page or share your information with others. Ultimately, you may end up with a large following which can make asking for a recommendation easy.
However, it’s important to think about the best way to ask for recommendations when you reach out to groups for the first time. First, you need to introduce yourself to the group, briefly explain your business goals, and share your website (or provide a hyperlink) with the group members.
And then ask them to recommend your business, in an ethical manner, without bribes and in all honesty.
6. Follow relevant businesses and individuals
Following relevant businesses or individuals can make it easy to ask for a recommendation on Facebook if that business or individual is already following you.
But that’s not enough to get a recommendation. You also need to actively engage with the business or individual by commenting on their posts, tagging them on posts, or liking and sharing their posts.
Doing this will help you build a relationship with the business or person, which will make it easier for you to ask for a recommendation and more likely to get one.
7. Make use of your connections
Make use of your Facebook connections to ask for a recommendation. These can be people you know personally or people you know professionally.
Invite them to leave their thoughts and feedback about your brand or business. Be sure to follow up with those who take the time and trouble to do this.
You can also request people you don’t know, like first-time customers. Most buyers are willing to leave a review if asked and may even be willing to recommend your brand.
A great way to encourage them to recommend you would be by offering them an incentive. This could be a free product, a discount on an item, or a gift card.
8. Contact your loyal customers
Your loyal customers are your greatest source of new leads, so don’t feel shy to ask for a recommendation. In any case, they are already familiar with your business and know what you offer, so they would be more than willing to help you out.
But be careful how you ask your loyal customers for a recommendation. You don’t want them to feel like it’s an obligation. Make it feel natural by asking rather than offering an incentive for it.
Also, recommendations work best when they’re unexpected. If your customers think that every time they talk to you, they’re going to be asked for a recommendation, the request is going to fall flat.
They’ll assume you always want something from them, and the request will just become a part of your normal interactions. But, if you can keep recommendations a surprise, that’s going to help you get better results. It’s similar to offering an unexpected discount, but it feels more sincere.
People are more likely to trust a friend’s recommendation than an advertisement. When asking for a Facebook recommendation, be specific in what you’re looking for and make it easy for people to recommend your business by providing them with all the necessary information.
Remember to thank your customers or friends for their recommendations. This will not only make your customers feel good and appreciated, but it will also make them more likely to recommend you again.
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