Should I "Like" other businesses

by bigmaz
17 replies
Hi guys, trying to build my Facebook likes and SMS subscription list (going to be offering sms coupons to use in local outlets). Was wondering, is it a good idea to Like other businesses, e.g. restaurants, take away etc. That I will be potentially have as clients to send their sms coupons to my subscription list. And maybe share some of their posts, so I can be seen getting involved locally?
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  • Profile picture of the author brutecky
    Like them .. if you like them .. dont expect something in return though, but if you find them useful like away.
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  • Profile picture of the author EduCom
    Yes, you should like them. May be there is a chance of getting a like back.
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  • Profile picture of the author jay444
    There is no reason not to like a business that is relevant to you.
    Its a good idea, especially if the page you've liked has 5k+ followers, you are bound to get some traffic.

    It can't hurt
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  • Profile picture of the author PerformanceMan
    It's worth a try!
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  • Profile picture of the author Rod Dinero
    Why not? nothing to lose and much to gain
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  • Profile picture of the author kbclickbank
    Absolutely, I think also liking other pages you can get tips how to establish your page and liking other pages is also helpful to advertise yourself as well as your business. Have fun
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  • Profile picture of the author bigmaz
    Thanks for the feedback guys, looks like its really worth it to like other pages.
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    • Profile picture of the author sociafly
      I agree with others here; Like them if they are relevant for your page.

      I often meet clients that are caught in the old way of thinking and that don't want to like other businesses because they feel it's a way of promoting their competitors. It's not always easy to convince old, traditional marketing people about this, but to this date I still haven't seen any negative sides of liking others (as long as they are relevant for your own page).
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  • Profile picture of the author NellyColby
    Originally Posted by bigmaz View Post

    Hi guys, trying to build my Facebook likes and SMS subscription list (going to be offering sms coupons to use in local outlets). Was wondering, is it a good idea to Like other businesses, e.g. restaurants, take away etc. That I will be potentially have as clients to send their sms coupons to my subscription list. And maybe share some of their posts, so I can be seen getting involved locally?
    Liking them does not mean that you will get likes in return. Some of them will be so kind to do it, but not everyone.
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  • Profile picture of the author isadoregregory
    It is a good idea, but do not expect something in return as you might only get disappointed. The best way to do it is to send a PM to each of these businesses, too, informing them that you gave their business a thumbs up + asking if you can get one in return...
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  • Profile picture of the author velocityagency
    Even if you don't get a like back, it's useful for a number of reasons. You can see how they interact with their customers, as well as see what types of information they share with others. Also, if it's a business that you deal with directly, the information they share could be directly applicable to you. Try to think of it as an opportunity to learn first and foremost.
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  • Profile picture of the author subisa852
    Like their business page as long as it is not your competitor but somehow related to the your services.
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  • Profile picture of the author Moneymaker2012
    I always prefer to like relative pages, although it won't give you any super benefit, you can't be sure if they will like you back but if they do then you can get good exposure and promotion.
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  • Liking businesses you genuinely like and business that support can do no harm. They might even like you back and you can get ideas on how they market on Facebook.
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  • Profile picture of the author era27
    you should like ithers account as people want to get likes from the other than only they like you .
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  • Profile picture of the author Maestroo
    What to loose! Like them
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    but i have promises to keep and miles to go before i sleep...
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