What are Facebook recommendations, and how can people recommend your Facebook business page?
Facebook Recommendations Defined
Recommendations are a software options for Facebook Places. (But some features appear on regular pages too.) According to Facebook, “Place recommendations let you share your experiences and help your friends discover great places to visit.”
Some Facebook pages are also Facebook Places, so visitors see recommendations associated with those place pages. For example, I found this recommendation box on the Art Institute of Chicago’s page:
The person making the recommendation has the option of making the recommendation public, or limiting it to Friends, or customizing it. And after a recommendation is written, the writer has an option to make other Place recommendations to Friends:
Who Sees Facebook Recommendations?
Where are these recommendations visible, besides in the Recommendations box on the Place’s page, in the right column? According to Facebook, “Your recommendation will show on your Wall (timeline) and in the News Feeds of people you choose to share it with.”
How Can You Get a Facebook Recommendations Box on Your Facebook Business Page?
How do you get that recommendation box on your page? I have six Facebook pages, and those with local addresses have recommendation boxes in the right column. I had not done anything to make them “Facebook Places.” As a test, I took another topic page and added an address city and zip. After a couple days, it also had a recommendation box.
What About Inappropriate Recommendations?
Per Facebook, the Recommend this Place box cannot be hidden. However, you can hide individual recommendations. Facebook says:
If you’re a page admin, you can control which public recommendations appear on your page. To hide or report a recommendation post, just hover over it and click ‘x’. You can see a full list of public recommendations for your place by clicking the See All link in the Recommendations box.
Your Take on Recommendations?
Do you have a recommendation box to the right of your page? Are you making recommendations yourself?