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A Step by Step Guide on Getting Started Using Facebook For Business



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  1. […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by A.K. Stout and AK Stout, Saying It Social. Saying It Social said: The Guide to Getting Started Using Facebook for Business is here! http://ow.ly/1IFer Part 2 with advanced tips is a work in progress… […]

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  2. Good job, AK. Very useful. Self explanatory. Answers my doubts. Waiting to see from Page3, which are blank at the moment.

    Comment by Michael | May 11, 2010 | Reply

  3. All pages are visible now. Busy reading them. Very interesting.

    Comment by Michael | May 11, 2010 | Reply

  4. Under PART 2 in Page 1, when you say ‘Do not create a personal profile for business’ do you mean that I should not create a profile page as I have created one with my name (Michael Paul), which is seen by the FB users with the ADD AS FRIEND Button?

    Comment by Michael | May 13, 2010 | Reply

    • No no you are using it as a personal profile as you should. There are some people who use that platform where you have friends for their business’ name and that is a no-no.

      Comment by akstout18 | May 13, 2010 | Reply

  5. OK, I got the point. Thanks. So, I can continue with my personal profile MICHAEL PAUL and I should not create another similar profile separately for my business (which is Ministry, in my case). One more thing – I already created a PAGE using the “Create a Page for a celebrity, band or business” option at the home page of FB. Then I created a Profile by clicking “Create Profile”. Now, for that PAGE, I am following your instructions given in this Step By Step guide. Hope it is okay.

    Comment by Michael | May 13, 2010 | Reply

    • Yes that sounds right.

      Comment by akstout18 | May 13, 2010 | Reply

  6. A clarification: The PAGE with which I am trying your steps is only a trial PAGE. Later on I will deactivate this trial PAGE. Then, after becoming familiar (at least to a certain extent) with this PROFILE and PAGE options of FB, I will have my MINISTRY PAGE under MICHAEL PAUL. So, I will have only one PROFILE at that stage. Hope this is okay.

    Comment by Michael | May 13, 2010 | Reply

    • I think that is a good idea!

      Comment by akstout18 | May 13, 2010 | Reply

  7. FInished reading. Followed all instructions. Great work, AK. Thanks.

    Comment by Michael | May 13, 2010 | Reply

  8. By the way, why my photo is not displayed here! (It is not a must.) Anyway I am glad your photo is displayed.

    Comment by Michael | May 14, 2010 | Reply

    • You have to add a photo thru the WordPress settings.

      Comment by akstout18 | May 14, 2010 | Reply

  9. The link to my business page http://www.facebook.com/Wineria does not for the people who have not logged in the facebook. I would like to give a link to the page to the fans of my business outside fb but it seems pointless if they have to log in first (or set a profile) in order to see the content. Some other pages do open stright away from outside fb. What does it depend on? Justy

    Comment by Justyna | May 20, 2010 | Reply

    • I’m assuming you have an age restriction on your page – when you have an age restriction, you have to be logged into FB in order to see the page so that someone who is not in your restriction cannot see it from outside of FB.

      Comment by akstout18 | May 20, 2010 | Reply

  10. This is a helpful guide.
    I’m trying to set up a page for a non-profit group that has a frequent turnover of membership as well as board members.
    If I set up the page from my profile, it seems like I am forever listed as an admin, even after I leave the group.
    If I try to establish a business account using the group’s email, it seems like that violates the FB terms of usage.
    Any suggestions?

    (The group is similar to a PTA or a scout group in that members only stay with the group for a couple of years rather than “owning” the group.)

    Comment by Sebastian (a lady) | May 21, 2010 | Reply

    • I understand your concern. What you could do is create a personal profile using a fake name (I’m sure this is probably frowned upon, but FB doesn’t give us too many options) – anyway, you can set your privacy settings on this fake personal profile to not be searchable – then you can link the business page to this account so that if you wanted to give it over to someone else you wouldn’t care about giving them the log in info for the fake profile.

      Comment by akstout18 | May 21, 2010 | Reply

  11. Hi: I’m not sure where to ask this but it is about Facebook. The Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations Facebook page, under the “Episodes” tab has a nifty “Share with Friends” widget …where does that come from and how can I add that to my Facebook page?

    Thanks –

    Comment by Cristina - TeenieCakes | July 23, 2010 | Reply

    • Hi Cristina – That “Share with Friends” box is actually not a widget but part of the FBML of that entire page. I viewed the source code but looks to be embedded within a CSS stylesheet and I can’t see distinguishable code for just the box. I’ll keep digging and let you know if I find anything.

      Comment by akstout18 | July 25, 2010 | Reply

  12. […] Facebook Pages help brands, businesses, and public figures build a presence to connect with the people who like them on Facebook. For administrators of Pages, managing the content and look of that presence is one of the most important aspects of building a successful Page. Facebook has launched a redesigned Page Manager to make managing Pages easier and quicker. […]

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  13. […] for which I couldn’t find a Page. (If you don’t have a Facebook Page set up yet go here for help getting started.) Alright, I’ve made my decision.  What now? Well now I’m […]

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