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5 Facebook Tips for Bloggers and Businesses

Jun 8, 2011   //   by Raylene   //   Facebook  //  1 Comment

In the last few days I have encountered a few blogging friends  and businesses who are having issues with Facebook.  For most of us, our relationship with Facebook is often a Love/Hate kind of relationship. These bloggers and business owners I’ve been talking to and helping are definitely on the hate end of things at the moment.

In light of the struggles I have seen, I’ve put together some Facebook tips for Bloggers and Businesses.

Tip #1:  If you are a Blogger or a Business and you do NOT have a proper Facebook Page set-up specifically for your Blog or Business, DO IT TODAY!

Facebook Personal Profile

This is a Facebook Personal Profile. Note the layout: Name, followed by ABOUT blurb at the top of the page, with a friends listing in the left sidebar.

Blogs or businesses set-up on Facebook as personal Facebook profiles can be disabled and LOST! Facebook officially only allows PEOPLE to have Profiles – everything else is meant to be a Page.  There are limited access business accounts (see Facebook Business Accounts), but they must be set up as business profiles, not as a regular personal profile.

The bloggers that I have been dealing with were completely locked out of their accounts.  They did not have proper pages set up (and yes, they are just “pages”, though many will still call them “Fan Pages”).  They have lost all their ‘fans’ or ‘friends’ as is the case with a profile page, and all their investment into that profile is gone.

Basic Pages can be created on the “Create a Page” link found on the bottom of your Facebook profile.

Tip #2: Be aware of Facebook terms and guidelines for setting up personal Facebook profiles and Facebook pages.

One of the bloggers I was talking to said, “I wish they would have given me warning.” Unfortunately, they don’t have to give warning because it’s in their Terms of Service, the terms we all click “Agree” on without even reading them. Read more >>

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