How and Why to Like Other Facebook Pages as Your Page

With all the Facebook changes lately it’s easy to get confused. My head is spinning. Now, you can Like another Page as your Facebook Page and comment on their Page as your Page. And Like a comment on a Page as your Page. So much Liking to do and so little time!  But why is it good to Like another Page as your Page?  Haven’t I already Liked them once?  Now I have to re-Like and I don’t like that!

There are some benefits to Liking a Page as your Page:

  1. You can’t comment on another Page as your Page unless you Like it as your Page first.
  2. You get more visibility as your Page when you comment on another Page (but don’t be spammy!)
  3. You get a special News Feed of just the Pages that your Page has liked when you click Home when you are logged in as your Page.  The News feed will really help you keep track of all the Pages that you want to see and separate them out from your personal News Feed.

Watch the video tutorial (recently updated) to show you how to navigate everything, how to Like and comment and how to keep it all straight!  And make sure you like me at www.Facebook.com/GrandmaMaryShow – leave me a comment on my Page as your Page!

UPDATE:  If you cannot Like another Page as your Page, it is most likely because you have created a Business-only Page that is not linked to a personal Facebook Profile.  To find out for sure, go up to the upper right corner with the down arrow, and if you cannot switch to a Personal profile, that means your Page is a Business-only Page.  It’s one of the drawbacks of having this type of Page.  If you link you Page to a personal account, by going into the Admins area (Manage Page, Edit) then you will be able to Like other Pages as your Page.  Facebook is a little nutty.

If you have a Business-only Page, then all you need to do is add an Admin (your personal Facebook account would be good for this).  Here’s my handy-dandy post on how to do that!  How to Easily Add an Admin to Your Facebook Page    That will make it a “regular” page!  Hope that helps!

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Grandma Mary is a slightly cranky Social Media Edutainer, helping small businesses leverage the power of social media. Learning social media is wayyy more fun with Grandma Mary.

  • Martin

    Thanks for this thread – just what I was looking for. One thing I’m not clear on – what’s the effect on my page likers if I like another page as my page? Do, for example, my likers begin to see notifications for the page my page liked? Or does it not affect my likers directly? Thanks grandma.

  • Sashika Taylor

    Hi Grandma Mary. Need your help again! After watching this great video I have gone and Liked quite a few other pages as my page. If I visit one of these pages that I have liked and post on their page or leave a comment under one of their posts will MY fans/followers get that post/comment in their news feed??

  • http://www.GrandmaMaryShow.com Grandma Mary

    So sorry for the delay in reply! I’m behind on my commenting! No, your fans will not see your Activity in their news feed as your page.

  • http://www.GrandmaMaryShow.com Grandma Mary

    So sorry for the delay in reply! I’m behind on my commenting! No, your fans will not see any notifications from your activity. Hope that helps!

  • Sashika Taylor

    Thank you!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003725516056 Facebook User

    I would like to thank you for elaborating this point, I have been trying to figure out why I can not like other pages via my business page, Thanks a million..

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1356745870 Bob Minelli

    Thank you very much for this information on ‘Liking Facebook Pages”. Most helpful and would also like to hear if you have anything to say about “How to Build Huge Likes for Your Facebook Page”. ;-)

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  • http://www.GrandmaMaryShow.com Grandma Mary

    So sorry for the delay in getting back to you! I have a couple of great posts on this here: http://www.andreavahl.com/facebook/10-ways-to-grow-your-facebook-following.php and here: http://www.andreavahl.com/facebook/45-ways-to-get-new-facebook-likers-formerly-known-as-fans.php Hope that helps!

  • http://www.GrandmaMaryShow.com Grandma Mary

    Glad to help!

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  • Kate

    Hey, Mary – great video. Wondered if you could help with this. When I open my page I still see up top that I am logged in as my personal account. But my settings tell me I am “posting, commenting, and liking as” my page. Maybe this is why all my liked pages appear on my personal timeline, not on my page. Do you know how I can fix this? Thanks.

  • http://www.GrandmaMaryShow.com Grandma Mary

    Yes, usually the default settings are to comment “as your Page” even when you are logged in as your personal profile. What you need to do is to go up to the wheel in the upper right corner, and then switch to using Facebook as your Page – just click on the Page name from the drop-down menu. Now you will have to go and “re-like” the pages as your Page. Hope that helps!

  • Summersue

    I watched your video hoping to see if I come across an “empty company page” with no details showing, should I like the page as “my page”. The title compliments my Business activities. If i like it as my page and claim it could i put my company logo picture on it too?

  • http://www.AndreaVahl.com/ Andrea Vahl

    Not sure what you might be looking at but it sounds like these types of Pages could be Places or Interests. Not sure what you are looking at. You can claim a Place and then it’s possible to put your information there but you have to show documentation that it is your place. Hope that helps!

  • MP

    That was extremely helpful. Thank you Grandma Mary!!

  • Sai ji

    Please tell me how to change the business only page to simple page so that i can like pages of others on my pages..Please help me soon…

  • Georgia Clark

    Hi Grandma Mary! I need help! The top right hand corner of my page only says Settings and Logout and doesn’t say anything about being logged into my page! I really want to be able to like other pages! Thanks so much!

    Georgia

  • http://www.GrandmaMaryShow.com Grandma Mary

    Yes, so you do have a Business-only Page. And all you need to do is to add an Admin to that page. Here’s my handy-dandy post on how to do that! http://www.andreavahl.com/facebook/how-to-easily-add-a-facebook-admin-to-your-page.php Hope that helps!

  • http://www.GrandmaMaryShow.com Grandma Mary

    So sorry I didn’t reply earlier! But all you need to do is to add an Admin to that page. Here’s my handy-dandy post on how to do that! http://www.andreavahl.com/facebook/how-to-easily-add-a-facebook-admin-to-your-page.php That will make it a “regular” page! Hope that helps!

  • charlene

    can you join groups under a business page ?

  • http://www.GrandmaMaryShow.com Grandma Mary

    No, unfortunately you can’t!

  • Karen

    Hello Grandama Mary… I would like to know if I create a fan page on Facebook.. will my friends on mi personal profile know that I’m the owner of that page? Because I’m just starting a lifestyle blog and I am a little shy so I don’t want people knowing it is me. :)

  • kjuu

    Still confused — you’d think FB would be user-friendly, since so many people use it!

    Try this out: business page connected to my personal page, I’m an admin, I’ve been able to like other business pages with no problem.

    Another business made a personal page *instead* of a business page, and I am unable to like them as my business page. There is NO like button option at all. I tested this theory and found that my business page cannot like personal pages. I can like other business pages, though.

    I’ve not seen this referenced in any of my research into this problem. Thoughts?

  • Shin

    I think you should stay incognito by making a separate profile under a pseudonym (Pick something convincing like Sawada Shin (my real name)), then make your page and post as the “other you”.

  • Joseph Jenkinson

    Your hilarious, First video i’ve seen of you and I’m a regular now.

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  • Kristi

    Grandma Mary I have a Coupon page to teach beginners called Sassy Coupon Girl! And I want to have one of the big like thumbs on my page because everyone is having a problem liking it! I have 50000 people that have been reached but only 612 likes in 3 days not bad I think lol but still how do I do this? I had to create from a personal page because FB shut me down because of friend request!

  • boston

    Hi, I have a page and I like other pages as my page – but I am noticing that a lot of other pages like my page using their personal facebook profile instead of their page. Many make a point out of saying that they want to like my page from their personal FB profile instead so that it ‘counts’. What do they mean? Does it not count as a like if I do it from my page? Is it some kind of courtesy that they use their personal profile to like instead of their pages? I have seen it so often and am curious. Thank you!