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Caron Allan

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Facebook pages identity crisis!
Posted: Jun 13, 2013 6:15 AM
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I'm having an identity problem with my facebook page - i created it under my pen name as I didn't want to have strangers looking at my family photos etc, but the kind of page I've set up also doesn't allow me to friend others, and I'm a bit confuzzled as to what kind of FB page I've set up - I can wrote on it, load stuff on there and other people can view and comment and like etc but I'm having problems building a network of any kind as I can't link to others. would it be best to create a new page under my pen name and if so will I be able to transfer all the stuff from the old page????
Notjohn

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Re: Facebook pages identity crisis!
Posted: Jun 13, 2013 6:57 AM   in response to: Caron Allan in response to: Caron Allan
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If you set up an author's Page, it is already segregated from your personal "page." (AFAIK, Facebook calls them both pages, but capitalizes one and not the other, very strange.) So anyone who goes to your author Page will not be able to view your personal Timeline, photos, whatever.

Once you get a sufficient number of Likes, you can get a unique name for the author Page. So there is another separation from your actual name.

I really don't know whether it's best to do this or start anew in the case of a pen name. My only author Page is in my own name.

The only other distinction I've noticed is that a personal "page" gets Friended (or not), whereas a professional Page gets Liked. You really have to beg and whine to get those first 25 Likes, but once there the list will grow.

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wildeatheart

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Re: Facebook pages identity crisis!
Posted: Jun 13, 2013 6:57 AM   in response to: Caron Allan in response to: Caron Allan
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It sounds as though what you have is a Page. What you need if you intend to network on FB is a profile to go along with your Page. That will allow you to use your profile for personal stuff and reserve your Page for author stuff. That's what you're looking for, right?
Caron Allan

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Re: Facebook pages identity crisis!
Posted: Jun 13, 2013 7:33 AM   in response to: wildeatheart in response to: wildeatheart
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yes but I'm baffled about how to do it - when I go to 'use facebook as (my name)' I still don't get a search box
I think you're right, I've got a Page not a page!
Caron Allan

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Re: Facebook pages identity crisis!
Posted: Jun 13, 2013 7:34 AM   in response to: Notjohn in response to: Notjohn
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yes I think I have set up a Page not a page! I'm wondering if this means I have to begin again or I can transfer stuff!
Thank you!
wildeatheart

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Re: Facebook pages identity crisis!
Posted: Jun 13, 2013 7:39 AM   in response to: Caron Allan in response to: Caron Allan
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Well, I know FB will let you convert your Page to a profile but you have to go through a review process and all that. Hopefully someone a little more adept at FB will chime in here but I suspect NJ is right and you may be better off just wiping out your Page and starting all over, especially if it's new-ish and you don't have a lot on it yet. You might trying logging out, signing up for a profile and then requesting FB link your Page and you profile but I dunno' how long that would take.

Good luck with it.
Caron Allan

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Re: Facebook pages identity crisis!
Posted: Jun 13, 2013 8:53 AM   in response to: wildeatheart in response to: wildeatheart
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Thank you! sounds like I need a trip to customer services!
lyneal jenkins

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Re: Facebook pages identity crisis!
Posted: Jun 13, 2013 9:23 AM   in response to: Caron Allan in response to: Caron Allan
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You can only have one facebook page per email address (Ie, one that people can friend.)
when people like your author page, they receive your updates in their news feed. I would keep it as this as its more professional. plus, once you get over so many likes, you start getting info on how your page is doing.
You also get notifications in your own facebook when someone likes or comments so you don't need to check on it all of the time :)

Edited by: lyneal jenkins on Jun 13, 2013 9:23 AM
Caron Allan

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Re: Facebook pages identity crisis!
Posted: Jun 13, 2013 11:00 AM   in response to: lyneal jenkins in response to: lyneal jenkins
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okay thanks, that's worth thinking about!
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