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Lethbridge Business Facebook Profiles Removed

Jul 20, 2015   //   by Raylene   //   Blog, Facebook, Social Media for Business  //  Comments Off on Lethbridge Business Facebook Profiles Removed

Facebook seems to be cracking down on Businesses using PROFILES – and removing those profiles!

Business Facebook Profiles RemovedI have received several reports about Facebook Profiles belonging to local Lethbridge Businesses being shut down.

YES – real Lethbridge business Facebook profiles REMOVED!

According to the Facebook Terms of Service (which we all agree to when we sign up to use the social network), only PEOPLE can have PROFILES. BUSINESSES must be represented by a PAGE.

It is well within Facebook’s rights, according to the Terms of Service and Community Standards, to remove (without notice) any Business operating as a Profile.

Why was my facebook profile removed - business profile

One reason Facebook has made this distinction is that PEOPLE have different rights and laws governing them than BUSINESSES do.  Additionally, PROFILES have functionality on Facebook that PAGES do not, and by prohibiting businesses from using all of that functionality it protects users from spam and unsolicited contact from businesses.

So, if you’re a PERSON, you are meant to have a PROFILE on Facebook. If you want your BUSINESS to have a presence on Facebook, using a PAGE is the correct way to do it.

Unfortunately, not everybody was/is aware of the differences between profiles and pages, and many Businesses were set up improperly as PROFILES.

If you find yourself in one of the following situations, don’t fret! Off the Wall Social Media has you covered!


My Business was set up on Facebook as a PROFILE. I don’t want to have it removed! NOW WHAT?

convert Facebook Profile to Page  - Off the Wall Social MediaFacebook does have a process for converting a PROFILE to a PAGE.   Read more >>

Connect a Business Page to the Work Section on your Personal Profile on Facebook

Apr 7, 2015   //   by Raylene   //   Blog, Facebook, Personal Social Media  //  1 Comment


Here’s a quick tip: Connect the Business Page of your business or workplace to the Work section of your personal profile on Facebook.

How to connect a business page to your personal profile on Facebook


Step 1:  Click “Edit Profile” from the Facebook top menu bar.

Edit Facebook Profile

Step 2: From the Education and Work section of your personal profile, click “Add a Workplace”.

Work and Education - Add a workplace

Step 3: Choose the Business Page that you wish you add. Read more >>

How to Share Facebook Groups – graphics

Jul 24, 2014   //   by Raylene   //   Blog, Facebook, Personal Social Media, Social Media for Business  //  Comments Off on How to Share Facebook Groups – graphics

You can share your Facebook groups with your friends. There are a few different ways to do that. You can use your computer or your mobile devices to either share the groups with your friends, or to add friends to your groups.

(Click the images below to see full-size, detailed graphics.)


1) Copy/Paste the Group Link.

Copy the address (url) of the Facebook group.  Then paste that into your own Status Update.

Share FB Group from Desktop
(Click image for details.)

Facebook Trusted Contacts

Jun 16, 2014   //   by Raylene   //   Blog, Facebook, Personal Social Media  //  Comments Off on Facebook Trusted Contacts

I discovered a new Facebook Feature today when one of my fantastic friends made me one of her Trusted Contacts.

I received this Facebook notification:

friend added you as trusted contact

When I clicked the notification, I was given this dialogue box:


“[Friend] added you as a trusted contact. If [Friend] ever needs help accessing her account, you can now help her log in. She can call you on the phone with instructions for you to get a security code she can use to verify her identity.  Trusted contacts are a secure way to recover your Facebook account if you ever lose access to it.  Do you want to set up your trusted contacts? [Set Up Trusted Contacts] [Not Now]”

Sounds pretty helpful!

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