How to Tag Other Pages on Facebook (and Why You Should!)

How to Tag Other Pages on Facebook (and Why You Should!)


Content Writer: Isabella Andersen Isabella Andersen Blog Contributor

Are you looking to reach new local consumers on Facebook and get more engagement? Well, there’s actually a really easy way to do this.

All you have to do is start tagging other businesses in your Facebook posts!

How to Tag a Business Page in a Facebook Post

In case you’ve never used this feature before, here’s how to tag other businesses on Facebook:

  • Go to your business page and click “Write a post”
  • Start typing your post
  • To tag another business page, start by typing the @ symbol and the business Page’s name
  • Scroll through the options Facebook gives you and select the correct Page
  • Post your status!

Why You Should Tag Other Business Pages on Facebook

There are a few reasons to tag other business Pages on Facebook:

  • When you tag another business, your post should show up on that business’s Page
  • Your post will be visible to the followers of the Page you tagged, expanding your reach
  • This could help you get more followers and engagement
  • People who may not be familiar with your business will see your post

But, that doesn’t mean you should be tagging other businesses in every single Facebook post. You should only do so when you have a good reason.

When to Tag Other Pages on Facebook

Tagging is a great way to reach more people on Facebook, but doing it the wrong way will make you look like spam. Make sure to only tag other businesses when something is relevant.

Here are a few instances when you could tag another business:

  • You’re collaborating with that business on a new product or service
  • You’re both participating in the same event or meeting
  • The owner of that business visited your business
  • When there are relevant photos you share (make sure it’s actually a photo of the business or someone who works there)

A Warning About Tagging

Be careful when tagging, though. Facebook might occasionally think that posts you’ve tagged another business in are considered “branded content,” even if they’re not.

Here’s how Facebook defines branded content:

Branded content is a post that features or is influenced by a business partner for an exchange of value. Business partners and creators can control which Page can tag their Page on branded content posts.

I’ve seen Facebook remove posts from Pages because it thought the posts were branded content, even though they weren’t. If you want to know more about this, go to the Settings tab on your business Page and review the Branded Content tab.

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I need help with FB

Wednesday, February 05, 2020 by Melodie Alexander

This is not working. Any idea how to fix?

Go to your business page and click “Write a post”
Start typing your post
To tag another business page, start by typing the @ symbol and the business Page’s name
Scroll through the options Facebook gives you and select the correct Page
Post your status!

Friday, May 01, 2020 by Enita

This is not working.

Hi, Enita! Are any pages showing up when you try to follow those steps? Sometimes businesses have the tagging function disabled, which is why they won't appear. Make sure you're tagging the business page and not their @username listed below the page name.

Monday, May 04, 2020 by Lauren Snyder - RevLocal

Tagging

Hello,

Our company works with federal employees and educating them about their benefits. Just started our Facebook and curious how we can tag federal employer Facebook pages to offer a giveaway to their employees. For example, it’s National nurses Month and to recognize we are giving away a prize package just for entering. No purchase required. Eligibility is being a va nurse and provide phone/email/name to enter. Anything else we should and is that strategy compliant?

Thx!!

Thursday, May 07, 2020 by Bill Berg

Tagging

Hi, Bill! Giveaways are a great option! Since you're just getting your page started and your audience may not be as large as you like, I recommend working with the federal employer Facebook pages and have them create a post directing their followers to your page. The federal page can tag you in their post and you can have a post discussing the giveaway (while also tagging the federal page).

As for requiring them to provide contact information to enter, I would be cautious on asking them to post that information publicly. You could always require them to "like and comment" to enter, and then reach out to your winners to grab that contact info.

Our social media team is great at strategizing giveaways. Feel free to check out what our plan has to offer here: https://www.revlocal.com/services/social-media

Thursday, May 07, 2020 by Lauren Snyder - RevLocal

My Business Does Not Show Up

I am a marketing professional and somewhat of a social media expert, but this one has me stumped.

People are unable to tag my business. When they type in "@BusinessName" It does not display in the dropdown menu, nor does it "activate" as a link on it's own.

Yes, The tag matches the URL.

Yes the 2 tagging toggles are turned on, on my personal admin page.

Any insight would be greatly appreciated.

Thursday, June 04, 2020 by Scott

I can’t post on my Fiancé’s page

Hi, Ron! Are you trying to tag a personal Facebook page? If that's the case, sometimes users have the tagging feature turned off.

Thursday, July 30, 2020 by Lauren Snyder - RevLocal

My Business Does Not Show Up

Hi, Scott! I tried to do a little more research on the issue. My first thought is to make sure the page is published (I know this seems silly, but we've had clients deal with this issue).

A hack to try is to do an additional @ at the end of the business name - @business@ and see if it pops up. This hack has worked for some people, but it doesn't always seem to be reliable.

Based on my research, a lot of people seem to be having trouble with tagging their Facebook business page. It might be a bug on Facebook's end, unfortunately.

If you have any further questions, please email me at lsnyder@revlocal.com. Thanks!

Friday, June 12, 2020 by Lauren Snyder - RevLocal

Tagging from other businesses

I have a Facebook business page I’m being tagged over and over and I turned off the tap so no one can tag my page. I think I should work with some.

Friday, April 10, 2020 by Charissa Till

I can’t post on my Fiancé’s page

For some reason I cannot leave a video or text on my fiancée’s page. Do you know how when you’re typing somebody’s name and it highlights? Well when I’m trying that her name will not highlight and I cannot leave videos on her page or any

Thursday, July 23, 2020 by Ron Langer