Facebook Testing Posts From Pages Users Haven’t Liked Referencing Pages Users Have Liked

Some Facebook users are seeing organic posts in their News Feeds that suggest posts from pages they have not liked when the posts are in reference to pages they have liked.

Tenthwave Pay-Per-Click Strategist Teddy Quinn shared the screen grab below with sister blog Inside Facebook, in which Quinn is not connected to the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival page, but is connected to the page for band Portugal. The Man, the subject of the post by Bonnaroo.

As Inside Facebook pointed out, the post is not a sponsored story, but it does encourage users (Quinn, in this case) to like the page (Bonnaroo).

This test marks the latest addition to an expanding list of methods the social network is testing to encourage likes, including:

Here’s what it looks like on the redesigned news feed, courtesy of PostRocket’s Mike Maghsoudi:

Users: Have you seen any similar posts to the one Quinn shared with Inside Facebook?

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