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How to Tag Other Pages on Your Facebook Business Page (Timeline)

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So I’ve just returned home from the hockey rink (surprise, surprise) when I noticed that I’ve been called out as a Facebook guru by from a couple of folks in my social circle looking for a solution to a Facebook query they have been working on throughout the night.

“Maybe when we all wake up, Alison Stoodley or Sheldon Payne or some other facebook guru will have solved the riddle.”

So here I am at 1 in the morning solving the riddle of tagging other  pages on your Facebook Business page (a.k.a timeline)

Let’s get started

What is Facebook “tagging”?

Similar to mentioning someone on Twitter , Facebook also allows you to do the same by using the @ symbol followed by the beginning of the page you want to tag. Once you insert the @ symbol a drop down list will appear like below so you can choose whom you want to spark a conversation with

 

Once you have tagged a Facebook page, not only will they page owner see receive a notification to know they have been tagged but everyone who reads your post can now see the business’ page as well. Hopefully they will appreciate the extra awareness. If the folks from the Vancouver Cancucks ever read this, please contact me. Go Canucks Go.

How to Tag Facebook Pages (Timelines)

While Facebook are constantly making changes, at the time of this post there are only two things you have to do to Tag from one Facebook page to another.

  1. Like the page you want to communicate with from your personal profile.
  2. Ensure you have tick the “Always comment as your Page” within the “Your Settings” section of your Facebook Page
This should solve the riddle. If not, please contact me via my Facebook Page (www.facebook.com/paynesbrain) so I have dig a little deeper and hopefully keep my Facebook Guru status intact.

Sidenote: Please use the following etiquette before engaging in Page Tagging

  1. Be Selective: Everyone likes to use you please and thank you but don’t be a Tag whore by flooding other businesses with tags. Your fans will stop liking you and your Brand will suffer.
  2. Be Respectful: Like grandma always said “If you can’t say something nice, don’t say it all” – Before you post, please thinking about the person you are tagging and whether or not they would want to be associated with your brand and vice versa.
  3. No Spam: This should be a no brainer but I have to include it. Stay away from the self promotion and sharing irrelevant content.



 

 

 

 

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Sheldon Payne

Digital Marketing Consultant at Newfound Marketing
A Certified Google Adwords Professsional, Sheldon has been providing Small, Medium and Fortune 100 companies forward thinking digital marketing campaigns for over 9 years. Prior to starting Newfound Marketing, Sheldon was the Digital Marketing Director for M5 Communications and has spent time in Montreal and London where he planned and delivered sound Digital Marketing strategies to Fortune 100 clients Hewlett Packard and Chevrolet Europe as part of their overall search marketing strategy.

11 Responses to "How to Tag Other Pages on Your Facebook Business Page (Timeline)"

  • Alec @ Childs Play Music
    June 23, 2012 - 11:34 am Reply

    Hi – this isn’t working for me.  I’ve liked the Page I’m trying to tag both as my personal profile and as my Page; I’ve got the “Always comment and post …” box ticked; regardless of whether I’m logged in as my Page or as my personal profile the tag fails. 

    The tag looks like it succeeds – it is highlighted when I use the @ symbol, and it becomes a clickable link in my own Post, but the tagged Page does not get notified of my tag and my post with tag does not appear on their Page even when I select “Posts by Others” from the drop down box.

    Am I doing something wrong?  Our community of Pages used to promote each other by using tags, and now we can’t do this, it seems.

    Can you help us?

    • Fred
      November 3, 2012 - 10:53 pm Reply

      You can’t tag as a page, only persons can.

      • Mark Frisk
        December 11, 2012 - 10:30 pm Reply

        That is not correct. Of course Pages can tag other Pages.

        • nta
          March 19, 2013 - 5:30 am Reply

          Hello mark, i’m having an issue with my page when i post on another page, i can see the post but the other page can’t

    • Michael McNish
      March 31, 2013 - 1:20 pm Reply

      Hi Alec… Yes.. I believe this feature has been turned off by facebook. You can post on THEIR wall but obviously being respectful. This will only show to people who look at their wall.

  • Jason
    October 17, 2012 - 10:32 am Reply

    I am also having this problem. The local Chamber of Commerce allow there member to post on there wall. I have had them change settings to allow tagging so the it shows up in a new feed. All the post go to Recent post by others.

    We need a way to get notices by others that are fans of the Chamber’s page.

    HELP!

  • Pawsitively Pets
    December 23, 2012 - 4:46 am Reply

    Wow, I have been trying to figure this out forever lol! It is so simple, but Facebook makes it so difficult to figure it out… Thanks! 

  • steve
    January 22, 2013 - 12:17 pm Reply

    Hi, I’ve tried this technique, Following all the steps. Still did not show on there homepage. Any other ideas? I liked the page, I ticked the mentioned box, Then Tagged there page, visited and it’s no where to be seen? 

  • Alex Douglas
    March 11, 2013 - 11:38 am Reply

    For some reason, certain pages I already like don’t show up in the drop down list but pages with similar names whom I don’t and never will have any interest in or will ever like show up to available as a tag. I do have that checkbox checked too. Any ideas?

    • Rachel V
      April 5, 2013 - 8:04 pm Reply

      I have had this problem too. I’ve been searching for an answer, but I can’t find it.

    • Andrea
      June 16, 2013 - 11:15 pm Reply

      Un-like the page and then re-like it. I think Facebook may be prioritizing liked pages in date order, with most recent pages showing up first.

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