Hello Bee’s, today’s post is something I’ve written about before in a few different places, but nothing I have shared before with our Bee colony. It’s a very important Social Media tip and I thought I should probably share it in this post.
So this week I’ve been really busy with my own Clair Trebes Online projects, working on a complete social media set up for a Golf Club in Essex, UK near where I live. Part of this set up is to create a Facebook page (it’s not finished yet!!!) for them, and this tip is in relation to Facebook Pages.
Dual Admin For Your Facebook Page
Having a Facebook page is great for business – first and foremost its FREE … AND it has unlimited capability on numbers (unlike the 5000 friend limit on personal profiles) so you can potentially reach thousands (if not millions! – dream big remember) of ‘fans’.
Because of this capability and the power this can bring to your business, we are all working hard to make our pages ‘user friendly’ with content, helpful information, running promotions & generally connecting people, and any of us who are working smart with our pages knows that it takes work to keep these pages current, up to date and relevant.
It is because of this I want to talk through a few points to protect your ‘Page’
None of us are using our fan pages (well I hope you aren’t!) to spam or scam people as has previously happened in the past with some people, we are all operating within the Facebook guidelines and using our pages for GOOD business. Sometimes however people can take out a grudge, and decide to report you to Facebook. If this happens Facebook can and (and WILL) close down your PERSONAL account.
To be honest this is not the end of the world, as you can always start up a new personal account, but the main problem with this is YOU WILL LOSE YOUR PAGE & ACCESS TO IT.
Granted the page will still exist within Facebook for some time, but you will only be able to post on the wall as a ‘fan’ – which means the posts will NOT appear in the newsfeed of the people who LIKE the page. You have lost all your admin rights!
Having at least 2 page admins is a good idea – to avoid the above situation happening. I recommend you get a family member or a close friend as a page admin. As long as they are active members of facebook – interacting with their friends, posting photos etc – exactly what you would expect a personal profile to do!
People continue to set up fake profiles and pages within Facebook – which is against the Facebook guidelines. These pages / profiles that were spamming pages were being reported to Facebook, thus causing them to investigate these complaints further. And what do you think when they see that the page admins have no interaction on their personal pages?! Exactly ….. they think ‘this is a fake account’
Having dual admin access is a precautionary step you should all take incase you end up in the situation where facebook revoke access to your profile and close it down! This was you do not lose access to the page you have worked so hard on, because through the other admin business can resume (and they can re-add you as a page admin in your new profile)
When adding someone to your Facebook page as an admin, there are 2 things you need to consider.
No1 – your personal profile needs to be friends with the person you are adding (so you can’t add a stranger as page admin)
No2 – you need to set them up with “manager” access.
Rather than me give you a step by step rundown of doing this, I’ve made you a video to show you how quick and easy this is to do.
So how do you add another profile to your page as admin?
Notoriously known here as "Queen Bee" Clair is a huge fan of all things Social Media, Online Marketing & Branding along with being a BIG lover of House & Techno music. With a whole load of experience under her belt in all things marketing from both an online & offline business, what she doesn't know about Social Media, probably isn't worth knowing! Clair is heavily involved in her family business and also runs her very own successful online business Clair Trebes Online and its affiliated site. Cross The Line Clair enjoys writing and has been featured on many different respected blogs in a variety of different areas.
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