Want to disable similar page suggestions on your Facebook Page?
When a new fan “Likes” your Page, they get a series of suggested pages they may also wish to “Like.” These recommendations aren’t paid placements. Facebook bases suggestions on location, category, and other pages “Liked” by fans of your page.
Fans can hover over a suggested page’s thumbnail to “Like” it right away, or click on it to go check out the page. Or, they can click “See All” to be taken to the full “Like Your Favorite Pages” browser.
It’s cool that the suggested pages are based on fans’ interests, rather than what’s most popular. But it is a distraction from spending more time on your page, which they just “Liked.” Suggested pages might tempt them to click away quickly.
Participation in Page Suggestions is voluntary. But if you opt out of having suggestions shown to your new fans, then your page won’t be suggested to new fans of other pages. It’s a tradeoff.
I’ve been asked for this info by a reader who found the suggestions totally irrelevant to her page. Others may not want their new fans being steered to competitors (see screen shot below). It’s your call!