Facebook Fan Pages: Like Versus Becoming A Fan

Are people more willing to “Like” a business than “Become a Fan” of it? Time will tell.

Facebook is at it again, folks!

Yesterday, Facebook introduced the LIKE button for business fan pages. Don’t worry — the “like” button works exactly the same way as the “become a fan” button. The thought is that people are more apt to “become fans” of celebrity pages, bands, or service profiles while “liking” business fan pages.  By clicking the “Like” button on a fan page, the hope is that this will make the fan page more inclined to connect with you; as you have given the fan page a stamp of approval by “liking” it and are opening up your profile to the business fan page.  Have you seen this before?

Facebook fan page

Facebook is becoming that shining star in class, commanding the attention, respect and awe from its peers. With rising traffic share, it’s bound to overshadow traditional forms of marketing mediums.


Do you have a Fan Page for your business? Nervous about putting yourself out there? Don’t be. Let’s talk, I have some ideas for you.

About Sara Mannix

Sara Mannix is the CEO of Mannix Marketing, Inc., a Digital Marketing Agency headquartered in Glens Falls, NY. She founded Mannix Marketing in 1996 with a goal to get clients "found" on the web through organic Search Engine Optimization (SEO). The company now serves over 1500 clients worldwide and employs a team of nearly 30 specialists, still operating under the tagline "We Get You Found On The Web." This multifaceted company is an industry leader, specializing in organic SEO, Conversion Rate Optimization, SEO-friendly Website Design, Online Advertising, Social Media and more. Mannix Marketing also has one of the largest portfolios of tourism and city guides in Upstate New York. These guides, which include Albany.com, Saratoga.com, LakeGeorge.com, GlensFallsRegion.com, CliftonPark.com and Adirondack.net, reach over 10 million visitors a year. Corresponding social media profiles for the region extend this reach to millions more on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, YouTube and more.