By: Jessica Georgia
If you are new to Facebook you may not know what Facebook recommendations are but they are easy to understand. Basically it is a software option that usually appears on Facebook Places. There are some elements that appear on ordinary pages as well but the intention is that it will be a place where you can find out about great places that you can visit, and give others your opinion on places they may be considering visiting.
There are Facebook pages that double as Facebook Places so it is possible to see what is being discussed as a visitor. When setting up a recommendation you have a number of decisions to make and the first one will be regarding who has access. It can be for friends only and depending on the sort of recommendations that may be the best idea.
Some will be location specific so may not be suitable for the membership of Facebook in general. If it is something that would suit everyone then it can be made public. You can customize it as you see fit.
Once you have chosen what you will recommend you need to write up your comments about it. Once this is done and you are happy with it, you can open it up to others. This is a great way of letting people know about places to visit, and is an ideal method of advertising for organizations that are worthy of a visit but may not have the funds to run a full scale advertising campaign. When complete the Facebook Recommendation will appear to the right hand side of a users Facebook page and also on your timeline as well as news feeds for those you want to share it with.
There is also the chance for business owners to have Facebook recommendations on their business page. It would be a pity to work hard on a site and not have the recommendations you want appearing on it. Adding a recommendation box is easy and only needs you to go through a few stages.
First you go to your Faecbook page then click Edit Page > Update Public Info. You need to make sure that the item to be recommended is found in Companies & Organizations category and you put your address up. Put in your e mail address and be prepared to wait a while for it to show. Now you have a box with your company name, contact details and a map of where you are.
Click the box to make sure the map will be shown. <—– You can’t skip this step. If you do not check the box for it to be “shown” you will not be allowed to use the recommendation box.
Now you should see your new recommendation box within a few hours of these edits! It will show as the 2nd App tab so you may want to organize them in your preferred order.
If you do have a problem getting the Facebook Recommendations box to show the first thing to check is that you are registered under the correct category. As long as this is the case, then the box should automatically show on your Facebook page.
Next thing is to make sure you have a location address. Without that address Facebook will not allow you to have a Facebook Recommendation box.
I hope these tips have helped you to install your own recommendation tabs! Make sure to share the info graph up top and spread the easy install graph for others!