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By Crystal McCullough | Tuesday, August 11, 2009

How to suggest the lynda.com Facebook fan site (and other favorites) to friends

lyndafacebookmenu1We’re really excited about how many of you joined our fanbase on Facebook since Lynda wrote about it in the August newsletter, and we are really flattered by all of the great comments and feedback you’ve been leaving for us. Thank you!

Want to pass on the word about lynda.com and other fan pages? If you’re a Facebook fan of a person, company, or thing, the Facebook site offers a simple way for you to suggest that fan page to your friends.

I’ll use the example of suggesting lynda.com to your friends. The directions are the same for any Facebook fan page.

First, go to the lynda.com fan page on Facebook. If you are not logged in to Facebook, you will have to log in to go any further.

Below the lynda.com logo in the left hand column, click on More to expand the menu.

When the menu expands, click on the sixth option down: Suggest to Friends

Up pops a window with a display of all of your Facebook friends. Either type in a particular friend’s name to find them one by one, or scroll through all of your friends’ profile photos and choose those that you would like to suggest the lynda.com page to by clicking on their profile photo. A check mark appears in the lower left corner of those friends you click on. Photos of friends that are already fans of lynda.com will be faded.

When you are done selecting the friends you’d like to send the suggestion to, click on Send Invitations.

Each of your chosen friends will receive a suggestion to become a fan, with a link to the lynda.com fan page.

lyndahighlight1How do you know how successful your suggestion was? When you’re looking at your Facebook Home page, you’ll probably start seeing the lynda.com fan page logo in the right hand column under the Highlights heading with a notification that “[this many] friends are fans.” While not scientific, it will tell you roughly how successful your invite was.

Of course, inundating your friends with fan-page suggestions can be more than a little annoying if you do it all the time. So use this feature judiciously so your friends don’t think you’re an evil spammer.

Again, thank you for your support of lynda.com on Facebook!

Our lynda.com fan page URL: http://www.facebook.com/lyndadotcom

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