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Your Dental Practice Facebook Page Recommendation Prompt Widget

By September 26, 2011September 5th, 20212 Comments

PERHAPS RECENTLY, WHEN YOU’VE VISITED your Facebook marketing business page, you’ve noticed a new addition in the right hand column entitled “Recommendations”:

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An Easy, Quick Recommendation Option

Facebook is currently testing a widget that asks viewers to write a recommendation for that particular business page while they’re visiting the page.

Viewers don’t even need to LIKE the page to be able to write a recommendation. Once they make a recommendation, a status update is posted to their wall with the recommendation, as shown below:

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From that status update, others can visit your page and recommended it or instantly write a recommendation of their own for your practice.

If any of the viewer’s Facebook friends has also recommended this particular business, those recommendations are displayed first on the page (shown below):

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Another Benefit—With More To Come

This demonstrates one more simple way your practice can benefit from having a Facebook page. Facebook is making huge strides all the time in creating features that benefit businesses. As many of you are aware, this past week there were many new changes announced for Facebook. There’s reason to believe that Facebook will soon compete head-to-head with Google’s search and reviews. What do you think?

We’ll be posting more soon about the recent and upcoming changes to Facebook. Most importantly, we’ll talk about the relevance and practical application of these changes for your dental practice.

Ready To Become A “Social Practice”?


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About the Author: Jack Hadley is one of the founding members of My Social Practice located in Salt Lake City, Utah. He is passionate about helping dental practices grow their patient base exponentially by using dental marketing strategies. If you’d like to book Jack or one of the other members of My Social Practice’s speaking team, you can do that on our dental marketing consultant page. Interested in learning more about the benefits of SEO for dentists, and our incredible dental website offering? Learn More!




  • ladan says:

    Hi. Thanks for the post. For some reason, I don’t see the recommendation option on my facebook page! Do I have to add it?

    • Blake at My Social Practice says:

      Thanks for your question. I clicked through to your Facebook page and noticed that your address was invalid on your information tab. When it clicked through to the BING map, it couldn’t find your location. The recommend widget works according to your address. It will appear to those who list themselves as living in the same city or within roughly 12 miles of your practice. To fix your address, go to the Basic Information tab of the Edit Page admin interface of your page. I hope this helps.
      Here is a good article that explains the “Recommend this Place” feature in a little better detail: