Fan pages are great on Facebook, but active fan pages are even better! When you become a fan of a page please take the time to "like" posts and even comment on them. It makes each fanpage more popular in search results! And suggesting fan pages to friends is an added bonus! You can just share the link on your newsfeed - you don't have to annoy your friends with constant page requests of other fan pages.
Good point about being active and commenting!
Another great tool on the facebook pages to "add to my page's favorite's" that you can click on when you are someone else's page under their icon. Would anyone like to do this? It puts a link in the left hand side of your page to that person's page.
One thing I've noticed since joining this group is that my fan member numbers went up really quick but I've noticed that the number is going down just as quickly as time goes on. We are going each others fan pages for helping each other... I hope we all continue to remain fans and not just stay a fan for a couple days to say we joined and to get others to join ours.