The 5 Most Effective Things To Do with Your 5000 Facebook Friends

So, you’ve reached the goal of maxing out on Facebook friends. It should mean big business, right? Not necessarily. Actually, if you don’t take specific actions with your 5000 friends, it actually serves mainly as a block to new connections.

Here’s exactly what to do now that you “have too many friends.”

1. Keep a little below the friend limit.

If you can’t add any more friends, people can’t add you as their friend either. They may be ready to buy from you, but can’t reach out to you. So, keep your connections (which FB adds to the number of pages you “like” when it decides if you’ve reached the max) under 5000. Just because you’ve reached the limit of friends that Facebook allows doesn’t mean there aren’t loads more people out there needing your services or products, and if you keep below the limit, Facebook won’t block their friend request.

2. Suggest to any additional people who request to become friends that they join you on your business page.

It’s not easy to build “like” numbers without spending money. However, if people are reaching out to you and you send a nice return note (for example: “I’ve reached my max here, but would love to connect. Please join me on my other page.”), the amount of people who will is huge. And, if they do, they’ll probably be an engaged fan, too (which is want you want for your brand in a social media world).

3. Weed some out periodically.

I rarely say to do anything that subtracts in social media (it’s generally a waste of time and a great cover for procrastination – or fear of being seen), but you probably have friends that are not connecting with you. They’ve blocked your news feed, they never interact on your page, and they’re taking up a real space where you could have better connection with your target market. So – for this reason only – unfriend ‘em. (Unless you’d prefer to go the crazy route and automate your social media to the insane level.

4. Invite them to your business page.

If you’ve got 5000 friends, you might as well explore all the goodness that comes with that. If you ever are looking for corporate sponsorship or a publishing deal, you’ll want as many “likers” as you can get. If you’d like the code that will invite them all with one click to your page (as opposed to 5000 clicks), let me know below and I’ll get it to you, too!

5. Social Media “JV”.

Having 5000 connections is a real resource. Reach out to those who have a similar target market and ask if they’ll post about you if you post about them (of course, have them promote your “like” page if you can’t accept additional friend requests). Seriously, instantaneously, you can have access to lots of new buyers.

If you have 5000 friends and aren’t doing anything with them that moves your business forward, it
actually could be damaging your business. When people find out about you, and can’t connect with you, it almost feels to them like bad customer service. So instead, keep the connection alive – there’s loads of money being made by those in social media who do. (And do let me know if you want the secret code! I’m happy to send it to you.)

Author: Lindsay Wilson
  • http://twitter.com/kirkprine Kirk Prine

    Fabulous post! I would have never thought of these things. Thank you, dear one!

  • http://twitter.com/kirkprine Kirk Prine

    Fabulous post! I would have never thought of these things. Thank you, dear one!

  • Shirley Sukhanil

    thanks for the insights Lindsay to grow and expand in Facebook =)

  • Lb1164

    Great info! Thanks for sharing. I’d love that code – email is LB1164@yahoo.com. Thanks again!

  • Karen Bayard

    I’d love that code please!

  • Candygirl

    I’d love the code too please!

  • Irvin

    Excellent article.  While I am a newbee to FB, I am about to reach that threshold.  If you can, please share that code (and how to use it).  Thank you!  IR  irvinrod007@yahoo.com

  • Shone

    I am interested in finding out the code and seeing how to use it. Mahalo
    Maui Longboards
    sales@mauilongboards.com

  • Certin

    I enjoyed reading your article.  Please send me the code. Thanks, Leslie

  • Logan

    Would appreciate taking a look at your code…much thanks!
    Logan

  • Sinsowell

    I’d like the code too. Thanks! sinsowell@gmail.com

  • Marketing

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  • Beavendavis

    beavendavis@gmail.com im not sure if the code works these days are you?

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  • Nikilopez

    I would love the code as well nikilopez@gmail.com

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    I would love the code too. Many thanks Lindsay. Appreciated. Our email address is contactus@snowmenu.com

  • ADam

    Can I please have the code
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    thanks

  • Stilleatinggood

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  • Eric

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    I would like to code. Please

  • http://www.facebook.com/fambamcrew Fam Bam Crew

    code plz

  • http://www.facebook.com/fabricio.rechy Fabricio Rechy

    Nice suggestions and ideas I hadn’t thought of. Will you please be so kind to share the code for inviting all of my friends with just one click? That would save me a lot of time and it would rocket you to the top on my admired people scale. Hehe! My email: placerradial@hotmail.com Take care and thanks again.

  • barry flanagan

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  • barry flanagan

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  • Sheikh Sultan

    I have reached the max limit of friends. plz send me code sheikhSultan1971@gmail.com
    I need some guide line to make a page for getting likes, especially need help about sharing of page for public .
    plz send me help tips .
    I shall be very thankful to you.plz

  • http://www.facebook.com/john.b.brittain.phd John Brittain

    Thanks for the insightful guidelines. I would like to receive the invitation code. Please message my FB account /john.b.brittain.phd. Thanks again! Blessings.

  • Kytka Hilmar-Jezek

    Yes – please do share! theageofattraction at gmail dot com Thank you!

  • Jojo

    Hallo there could you please send the code henelasia@op.pl

  • Leah

    hi thanks for the wonderful advice. been looking for something like this for a while. If the code still works, could you please send it to nicholas98@aol.com…. Thanks so much!!

  • adelaide marcus

    please send me code as well. will this be an auto reply? info@artbyadelaide.com
    thanks!

  • Hightech Weapons

    Please forward code. hightechweapons@gmail.com

    Thank you

  • Steve Hawkins

    Lindsay
    I am approaching 5000 limit, how do I send them an invite to a fb page I will make?
    Please contact me stevehoskins1@live.co.uk

  • scheree downing

    HELLO I MANAGE A FB PAGE FOR A NON-PROFIT AND WE JUST hit 5000 likes , not what do I do ? Will we need to direct people to our other pages ? Can you send me the code as well Schereed@gmail.com

  • Trung Lam

    please send me the code: trunglamgd@yahoo.com. Thanks lindsay Wilson so much

    Trung Lam

  • Barbara Trulby

    Hi Lindsay. Great information! I have a client that has reached the 5K FB Friends mark.
    Please send the code to btrulby@gmail.com. Many thanks!
    Barbara T.

  • Grant

    Yes, would love the code please send to gnoel6425@gmail.com THX

  • Starline

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  • http://talkamoo.blogspot.com Amanda Da Silva

    please i have reached the max on FB please i need the code thank you. my Email:amandasilvablogger@gmail.com

    http://www.talkamoo.bogspot.com

  • Zaria Forman

    I would love the code, thanks! And what are your thoughts on converting the personal profile to a fan page? I already have a fan page with the same name and would love to combine the two but don’t know if that’s an option- can’t figure it out. Also, I would have to lose all of my current photos/history, everything in my personal page if I did that, which I’d prefer not to. Would love your thoughts! zariaz@gmail.com. Thanks!

  • raiyan

    please be my friend

  • Jacqueline Paladino

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    facebook.com/jackiepaladinomusic

  • http://www.RonCantor.com/ Ron Cantor

    Yes, please send me the code ron@roncan.net.

  • Christy

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    Please forward code. Thanks!

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  • Madeleine

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  • Adam

    Hi.Please send me the code….