I don't really understand why all the threads on this forum are "closed", is there a system to automatically lock threads after a specific period of time? Anyway, I really wanted to share this nugget of wisdom for the benefit of martin-s and others on here, surprised nobody mentioned it and it made me realise that few probably know that it is possible..... .... a very good way to grow a facebook following is to BUY another facebook page.... .... and then MERGE that page with your page. Yes I know, it blew my mind too, you can actually merge two pages together (selecting yours as the one which stays alive). That's the easy bit of course, finding one which operated in your exact niche and no longer required by the admin is the hard bit. Looking into businesses which have ceased trading is the obvious route.