Often I get the question “I have 2 pages on Facebook now, one that I have created and one that I did not create. How can I change that?”
What most of the times happened was that at some point you have added your company as work experience in your personal profile on Facebook, without creating an actual business page.
This is when Facebook automatically creates a page. One that has this briefcase (see below) and you can not edit it.
This video explains what is happening and how to correct it including a short screencast.
Go to the about section on your Facebook personal profile
1. Go to your Personal Profile by clicking on your name on the right side in the menu.
2. Go to the about section – click on About.
The incorrect empty page
This is usually how the incorrect business page is listed on your personal profile. When you click it some other people may even have ‘Liked’ it, but you can not edit this page.
Remove the empty page
Remove this empty Facebook page with your business name.
Add the correct page
3. Now start typing the name of your business page.
4. Select the correct Facebook page from the drop-down list.
Complete your company details
5. Complete the details for your company:
- Year and month when you started this business
When you have multiple business or jobs listed here, remember that these are ordered on the date you started the business or job.
6. You are done editing
Your Facebook page visible and clickable in your personal profile
Now you can see your business page in the about section on your personal profile. It will show the position that is at the top of your ‘Work and Education’ list.
The visitors of your personal profile can now see your business page when they hover over the name. They can click the page and go directly to your business page. Of course your page is very interesting and you have another ‘Like’ 🙂
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